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The Bloomberg headquarters in London.

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European Happenings

Bloomberg has just opened a new headquarters in London, and the Art Newspaper took a look at the works of art installed throughout the offices, as well as in the building’s gallery, Bloomberg Space. There are seven works now installed, including an ambitious project by Olafur Eliasson, part of which appears at the top of the main foyer. The artist appears to have taken advantage of the company’s deep pockets. “The budget for the piece was generous and to the point,” Eliasson said. [The Art Newspaper]

The German publication Deutsche Welle has a story about the new show at London’s Imperial War Museum, which looks at how the world has changed in the wake of September 11, 2001. Artists such as Ai Weiwei, Gerhard Richter, and Grayson Perry have work on view. [Deutsche Welle]

According to the Forward, Researchers in Germany have apparently found another work of art in the Gurlitt trove that was looted by the Nazis: Portrait of a Sitting Young Woman by Thomas Couture. [Forward]

At this year’s Cannes Film Festival, the picture that took home the Palme d’Or was The Square, and it centers on the chief curator of a museum in Stockholm. It’s now opening in theaters stateside, and New York Times film critic A.O. Scott says the film, in his words, “plays like a series of elaborately staged sketch-comedy routines. Or, closer to its own concerns, like an anthology of performance art pieces.” [The New York Times]

Museum Architecture

The Minneapolis Institute of Art announced that it will go ahead with a new “master plan” orchestrated by the architect David Chipperfield that could, among other things, improve the institution’s parking facilities and storage space. [The Star Tribune]

And the Architect’s Newspaper has some images of the $100 million renovations to the Norton Museum of Art in West Palm Beach. [The Architect’s Newspaper]

Downtown Manhattan

In the online journal Affidavit, the artist and dealer Margaret Lee has published a thorough and thoughtful take on the controversial Omer Fast show at James Cohen Gallery’s Chinatown space in New York. [Affidavit]

In the latest profile in the tech press of the startup Artsy, a Fast Company reporter stopped by Artsy’s lower Broadway headquarters in Manhattan to look at the Art Genome Project. [Fast Company]

Departures From Artforum

Michelle Kuo discussed her departure from Artforum amid the news that publisher Knight Landesman is being sued for sexual harassment. [ARTnews]

In a post published on Artforum‘s website, staffers at Artforum issued a statement saying that they, as the statement reads, “condemn the way the allegations against Knight Landesman have been handled by our publishers and repudiate the statements that have been issued to represent us so far.” [Artforum]

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