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Alexander Melamid.

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Here’s an interview with artist Alexander Melamid, who has a new show called “The Art of Plumbing.” [NYT]

New York City officials have created CultureAID, a response and recovery network designed to help organizations cope with another potential disaster like Hurricane Sandy. [NYT]

The proposed Guggenheim in Helsinki is experiencing some backlash from the city: “I’m not paying my taxes to be handed over to an American corporation to do with what they want.” [The Guardian]

Jason Farago reviews the Gwangju Biennale. [The Guardian]

The Speed Art Museum has hired Erika Holmquist-Wall as curator of European and American painting and sculpture. [Artforum]

Tory Burch is inspired by Picasso and Francoise Gilot. [Art Market Monitor]

In the UK and Mexico, you can pay your taxes with art. [Forbes]

A Carroll Gardens art gallery with the potential to be converted into a mansion is up for sale. The price: $3.2 million. [New York Daily News]

“The Robert Rauschenberg Foundation has launched a grant [program] to help artists and other creative professionals tackle pressing international and social issues.” [The Art Newspaper]

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