Friday’s Art Notes

BY Arts Desk  January 15, 2010 at 12:55 PM EST

People watch paintings by French artist Pierre Soulages presented during an exhibition at the Centre Pompidou in Paris. Photo by Fred Dufour/AFP/Getty Images

People watch paintings by French artist Pierre Soulages presented during an exhibition at the Centre Pompidou in Paris. The exhibition looks back over more than 60 years of his painting, with emphasis on more recent developments in his work. The exhibit runs October 14, 2009 until March 8, 2010. Photo by Fred Dufour/AFP/Getty Images

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The students of Haiti’s only film school (the Cine Institute in Jacmel) have lost their homes, but they’re still on the streets, shooting the destruction.

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Artists set up shop in vacant buildings in New York and Washington. From the Wall Street Journal, how the former Tower Records store is open for business, er, for art.

And in Washington, D.C. artists and developers partner to bring short term gallery shows to unleased empty condos.

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NEA Chairman Rocco Landesman made the next stop on his Art Works tour in Memphis today, where he toured the former home of Stax Records and discussed how music can act as catalyzing force for urban revitalization. Landesman will participate in a forum on Art Beat next week. Click here for details and to add your comments or questions.