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Gilbert & George, Ice Cream, and a Talk Show at Art Stage Singapore

One afternoon last week, at the Art Stage Singapore fair, which closed on Sunday at the futuristic-looking Marina Bay Sands Exhibition and Convention Center, French collector Steve Rosenblum and his wife Chiara talked for an hour with Cambodian artist Svay … Read More


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Morning Links: January 28, 2015 Edition

Deborah Solomon profiles Kehinde Wiley, a story that begins with his thoughts on Ferguson, Mo.: “‘I know how young black men are seen,’ he said on a recent winter afternoon in his studio in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn. ‘They’re … Read More


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Smithsonian Mulls London Branch

The Smithsonian Institution, which runs most of the major museums in Washington, D.C., is considering a 40,000-square-foot space in London in 2021, The New York Times reports: “To persuade the Smithsonian to take part in the plan, London authorities have promised … Read More


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Quite a Few East Coast Museums and Galleries Are Closed Because of the Snow

Museums and galleries throughout the Mid-Atlantic and New England are closed today because of the snowstorm that is passing through the area, so if you are planning to go look at art, it is probably best to call ahead. Among … Read More


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Sotheby’s to Raise Buyer’s Premiums

On February 1, Sotheby’s will raise its buyer’s premiums, according to an 8-K Securities and Exchange Commission form filed yesterday. The form reads: Effective February 1, 2015, Sotheby’s (the “Company”) will enact a new buyer’s premium rate structure. Generally, the … Read More


2015 Venice Biennale News

Fourteen Artists Tapped for UAE Pavilion at Venice Biennale

Sheikha Hoor bint Sultan Al Qasimi, the president and director of the Sharjah Art Foundation and curator of the United Arab Emirates national pavilion at the 56th Venice Biennale, has selected work by 14 Emirati artists to go on view … Read More


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Morning Links: Boyfriend Edition

Here’s an interview with Ryan Germick, the man responsible for Google’s daily “doodle.” [The Wall Street Journal] BP’s Tate sponsorship is much smaller than expected. The museum disclosed the amount–£4 million ($6.08 million) between 1990 and 2006. [The Art Newspaper] … Read More


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Sex, Mayhem, and Ghosts of the Unconscious: The Art World’s Multimedia Extravaganza

Antirealism, visual artifice, and stylized action are helping artists explore the irrationality of a changing world Read More


2015 Venice Biennale News
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Pamela Rosenkranz Will Represent Switzerland at the 2015 Venice Biennale

Pamela Rosenkranz will represent Switzerland at the Swiss pavilion of the 2015 Venice Biennale, in a show curated by Susanne Pfeffer. “I am interested in how Pamela reflects on technological change and the associated transformation in contemporary philosophy, science, global … Read More


Open Sesame: Art Events in New York
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6 Art Events to Attend In New York This Week

THURSDAY, JANUARY 29 Opening: Alec Soth’s “Songbook” at Sean Kelly This new show is “an exhibition of over twenty-five new, monumental black and white photographs by Alec Soth,” maybe the best photographer working in America right now. It’s silly not … Read More


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Maybe Chelsea Won’t Be Hit Hard By This Storm

Chelsea, arguably the center of the New York art world and on Manhattan’s far west side, was hit hard by Hurricane Sandy in 2012 and, to a far lesser degree, fairly hard by Hurricane Irene in 2011. Now as New … Read More


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Storm King Art Center Is Starting an Artist Residency Program

Storm King Art Center in Upstate New York will start its first-ever residency program in 2015 with the help of The Shandaken Project, which has run a program of its own for artists in the Catskills since 2012. From June … Read More


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Morning Links: Margaret Thatcher Edition

Tania Bruguera’s arrest has raised questions about artistic freedom in Cuba. [The New York Times] Life magazine photographer Robert Morse has died. [The New York Times] “The controversial marble statue of Margaret Thatcher by Neil Simmons has been banished from … Read More


Retrospective
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Less Is More: Ad Reinhardt’s 12 Rules for Pure Art

When Kazimir Malevich painted Black Square (1915), whose title perfectly explains what it is, painting was pushed further into abstraction than it ever was before. A new show at London’s Whitechapel Gallery, “Adventures of the Black Square: Abstract Art and … Read More