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Entertainment 12 Nov 2018

If you haven’t been keeping up with the news this week, you might need to sit down for this one.
Natural disasters are f*cking shit up left and right, from the deadliest wildfires California has ever seen to a fresh Ebola outbreak in Congo.
In happier news, midterm elections in the US gave Democrats control of the House of Representatives, giving them more power to fight the Trump administration, and many districts elected their first women, LGBTQ, Native American and Muslim women candidates to office.
All around the world, people are celebrating 100 years since Armistice Day, world leaders gathering in Paris to pay their respects. Oh, and one ballsy protester from Femen got thiiis close to Trump’s car with “fake peacemaker” on her bare chest.
In other news, someone’s been putting needles in strawberries in Australia. Yeah, you read that right, needles. Are we living in a Dalí painting, or what?
Meanwhile, in the parallel universe of art Instagrams…
Guilty as charged
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We all know Koons is a grade-A asshole, but now he’s also a certified criminal. In France, at least. Ooh, la la.
Romantic songs of the patriarchy
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This weekend, November 9-11, at the Women’s Building in San Francisco, a Icelandic artist Ragnar Kjartansson put on a performance piece that rearranged 26 songs with sexist undertones (or, in some cases, overtones). 31 female vocalists performed the songs all at once. If you missed it, you can hear the highlights here.
If a gorilla can vote…
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So can you! Guerilla Girls remind all you citizens of democratic countries to exercise your rights and make your voices heard. If the last couple years have taught the art world anything, it’s that art is always political, whether it knows it or not—because life is.
Not-so-accidentally Wes Anderson
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Hopping on the latest trend of artists guest-curating museum exhibitions, Wes Anderson and his curator wife, Juman Malouf, recently picked over Vienna’s Kunsthistorisches Museum’s collection. The resulting show, “Spitzmaus Mummy in a Coffin and Other Treasures,” is the biggest one the museum has ever done. And most of them are seeing the light of day for the first time, buried deep down in the museum’s collection.
Catch the show now through April 28, 2019.
And finally, an “I Voted” ‘Gram that won’t make you want to smash your screen
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Thank you, Emma Sulkowicz. You’re a true artist. Of all the art Instagrams, this one has gotta take the cake.

Text by Katya Lopatko
Photos via @artnet, @artsourceinc, @guerillagirls,
@kunsthistorischesmuseumvienna, @emsulk

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