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A profile on Charles Ray, “a disturbing presence in contemporary art.” [The New Yorker]

May is officially Lower East Side History Month, and as such, punk-rock nonprofit cultural center ABC No Rio will be celebrating its 25-year anniversary with an exhibit titled “The Saturday Matinee at ABC No Rio 1990-91: A Visual Retrospective.” [The New York Times]

Here’s a list of six separate ways in which the city of Venice is decaying, in time for the Biennale. [The Art Newspaper]

Former Interview magazine editor-in-chief Christopher Bollen just wrote a murder-mystery novel centering on real-life New York artists including Rob Pruitt, Lisa Yuskavage, Elizabeth Peyton, and Wade Guyton. [Page Six]

Miuccia Prada’s new Rem Koolhaas-designed building for her Fondazione Prada art center opens to the public on May 9. [The Art Newspaper]

Magnus Andersen’s bright “Spazzacamini” at Neue Alte Brüke Gallery in Frankfurt. [Contemporary Art Daily]

According to the 2015 QS World University Rankings, London’s Royal College of Art (RCA) was named the world’s best university for art and design, beating Pratt, Parsons, MIT, and the Rhode Island School of Design. [artnet]

Last night, two members of an “active anti-Muslim group” were shot and killed during the American Freedom Defense Initiative’s “Muhammad Art Exhibit and Contest” in Garland, Texas. [Hyperallergic]

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