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The Other Room's opening show includes a new commission by Marianne Vitale, Joint Fence (for Jasper), 2015. COURTESY THE ART NEWSPAPER

The Other Room’s opening show includes a new commission by Marianne Vitale, Joint Fence (for Jasper), 2015.

COURTESY THE ART NEWSPAPER

Shia LeBeouf made video art with Central Saint Martins fine arts students. [The Guardian]

Jutta Koether’s “Fortune” at Bortolami. [Contemporary Art Daily]

In the largest police raid in China’s history, police arrested 175 people for looting ancient artifacts in the Liaoning province worth about $80 million, including a feng shui master who used his skills to determine the best places to dig. [The Art Newspaper]

Tennessee Williams also painted. [Hyperallergic]

Daniel Foster is leaving his post as director of the Oceanside Museum of Art. [The San Diego Union-Tribune]

A new apartment-sized exhibition space in the Meatpacking District, called the Other Room, will feature artist-curated shows. [The Art Newspaper]

The Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts is moving to a larger space in Brooklyn. [The New York Times]

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation is starting a new program to save artists from conflict zones. Called the Artist Protection Fund, the $2.79 million project offers grants to artists and allows them to work at universities or art centers in safer foreign countries. [The Art Newspaper]

The Sony email hack continues to make headlines: it’s been revealed that Barbra Streisand promised a John Singer Sargent portrait to LACMA. [The Art Newspaper]

An interview with Sarah Douglas and Maura Reilly about ARTnews’ Women’s Issue. [Vulture]

Singapore is getting an outpost of the Pinacothèque de Paris museum, which opens on Saturday. [The Wall Street Journal]

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