dove of peace

Are you afraid? Yes! Armed emissaries of the murdered mercy have won. No, you will not fly away having your wings torn. They will turn you into a golden image, and the tears that are being shed will be forgotten. Peace will not come, the sound of rams’ horns is the voice of the lord, and purple likes spilled red: of women, men, the aged. Children, too, are guilty!

The world of brightness has been walled up. A sea of ash is extinguishing solitary sparks. A wall of lead will surround your body. It will flood over your torn wings, eyes… Are you afraid? Yes!

Jeff Koons Is Found Guilty of Plagiarism in Paris and Ordered to Pay $168,000

Antonia Carver, the Director of the Jameel Arts Centre, on What Most of the World Still Doesn’t Understand About the UAE Art Scene

Klaus Biesenbach Shares His Vision for a ‘More Accessible’ MOCA Los Angeles

Metropolitan Museum Names Andrea Bayer Deputy Director for Collections and Administration

Contemporary Arts Museum Houston Names Rebecca Matalon Curator

Beverly and Donald S. Freeman Give $4 M. to Dallas Museum of Art

Trump Nominates Mary Anne Carter to Lead the National Endowment for the Arts

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