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St. Petersburg’s State Hermitage Museum will open a satellite in Moscow with a focus on contemporary art. The museum could be open as early as 2018. [The Art Newspaper]

Circles by Trevor Paglen, an aerial view of GCHQ in the UK. COURTESY ALTMAN SLEGEL GALLERY

Circles by Trevor Paglen, an aerial view of GCHQ in the UK.

COURTESY ALTMAN SLEGEL GALLERY

China is the world’s largest market for Modern art with 30.6% of total share by value, just eclipsing the the US ( 30.5%). This is according to the latest annual report published by The European Fine Art Fair (TEFAF) and written by the economist Clare McAndrew. [The Art Newspaper]

Chinese-Indonesian collector Budi Tek is developing plans for an “art theme park” in Bali, including spaces underground. The complex is due to open near the capital, Denpasar, in 2018, and will feature a permanent display of monumental works from his collection. [The Art Newspaper]

See Nicolas Ceccaldi’s hanging dolls in his exhibition, “Nightmare Factory,” at Mathew Gallery in Berlin. [Contemporary Art Daily]

Read this review of “The Plains Indians,” an exhibition of Early American art at the Met. [The New York Times]

Surrealist photographer David Brandon Geeting’s still lifes are the subject of a new book, Infinite Power, published by Pau Wau Books. [It’s Nice That]

Modernist architect Michael Graves, who was associated with the New York Five in the 1970s, has died. [Artforum]

Artist Trevor Paglen, who contributed to the Edward Snowden documentary Citizenfour, is transforming the NSA’s data combing into high-concept landscape art. [The Guardian]

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