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07/24/2014 04:22 pm ET | Updated Sep 23, 2014

A New Arts Gym, A New Website for Willem de Kooning, the Death of On Kawara and Other Recommended Readings

#1
When Irreplaceable History Lives on Obsolete Tech
"Movies, TV shows, works of art, documentary film footage -- the visual history of the 20th century exists on rapidly deteriorating formats. Who will save it?"
Popular Mechanics

#2
A New "Arts Gym" Being Built at Stanford
"As the arts scene at Stanford receives increasing resources and attention, the University has started planning the construction of a new "arts gym" -- a drop-in studio and performing arts space."
The Stanford Daily

#3
Researching the work of Abstract Expressionist Willem de Kooning?
The Willem de Kooning Foundation has launched a highly-detailed new website, which should be an invaluable research resource for the future.
The Willem de Kooning Foundation

#4
The Value of 10 Minutes: Writing Advice for the Time-Less Academic
"Write every day. Over the years, this is the single bit of advice I've given most regularly to graduate students who aim to become professors. Unfortunately, after grad school, it's a lot easier said than done. The seminar and ABD stages present young scholars with a misleading sense that an academic schedule leaves relatively large blocks of time for writing."
Vitae

#5
On Kawara, Artist Who Found Elegance in Every Day, Dies at 81
"[On Kawara] belonged to a broadly international generation of Conceptual artists that began to emerge in the mid-1960s, stripping art of personal emotion, reducing it to nearly pure information or idea and greatly playing down the art object. Along with Lawrence Weiner, Joseph Kosuth, Hanne Darboven and others, Mr. Kawara gave special prominence to language."
The New York Times