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Kunsthalle Zürich Appoints Daniel Baumann Director

Critic and curator Daniel Baumann has been named the next director of the Kunsthalle Zürich, taking the place of Beatrix Ruf, who announced in April that she would leave the museum after 13 years to become director of Amsterdam’s Stedelijk Museum. … Read More


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MoMA PS1’s James Turrell has been closed for over a year, pending renovations. Lots of fascinating moving parts on this one. [The New York Times] The Center for Maine Contemporary Art is set to begin work on a new $2.5 … Read More


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Meet Art Detective, Britain’s New Method of Identifying Public Art

The Financial Times has a story today about Art Detective, a new method of crowdsourcing the identification of public art works in Great Britain about which little is known, from subject to artist. From the piece: It’s the first thing … Read More


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A detail of Roxy Paine’s Checkpoint, 2014. COURTESY ROXY PAINE STUDIO AND MARIANNE BOESKY GALLERY, NEW YORK

Roxy Paine Creates TSA Checkpoint in Wood

The artist’s work comments on the power roles often played out at airport security checks Read More


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Morning Links: Air of Exclusivity Edition

Detroit’s bankruptcy trial begins today, “and the fate of the Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) hangs in the balance.” [The Art Newspaper] Indian writers declare Louise Blouin “an international fraud.” [New York Post] “[V]isits to numerous galleries and interviews with … Read More


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'Women and birds' (1968), a piece from the collection estimated to sell for as much as $11 million.

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Judge Okays Sale of Portugal’s $50 M. Miró Cache

A judge in Portugal has ruled that the Portuguese government may sell a cache of 85 works by Joan Miró, Le Monde reports. The works fell under government custody with the nationalization of BPN bank in 2008. The sale was … Read More


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Bread to Broad

The Art Newspaper reports that the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University has commissioned an organization called the Flatbread Society to build a grain pit and a clay oven as part of a residency program that … Read More


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Here Are the Restaurants You’ll Find at Frieze London and Frieze Masters

Frieze, likely the most epicurean of all art fairs, has announced the restaurant line-up for its London edition, opening October 15. Frieze London, the contemporary fair, will feature Bocca Di Lupo, Brunswick House: Raw, Caravan and Caravan To-Go, GAILS’s Artisan … Read More


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Morning Links: Clam Bake Edition

Here’s an interview in which Gilbert and George discuss the changing world, ahead of two new shows in Paris and London: “Mr. Passmore: We saw this very nice chap in a hooded sweatshirt walking in our neighborhood and asked to … Read More


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Miranda July Created a Totally Wonky Messaging App

Miranda July–filmmaker, artist, novelist, etc.–unveiled a new messaging app today at the Venice Film Festival called “Somebody.” It sounds…intensely flawed? Here is her description: “When you send your friend a message through Somebody, it goes–not to your friend–but to the … Read More


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High Museum Receives $2.5 M. Gift for Folk Art Programs

Today Atlanta’s High Museum of Art announced that it is the recipient of a $2.5 million gift for its folk art and self-taught department that will support exhibition making, conservation, and collecting, and endow a new curatorial position. (Not a … Read More


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David Lynch: ‘As A Painter, You Do Everything Yourself’

The New York Times has an interview with David Lynch ahead of the director’s first United States retrospective (as a visual artist) at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia, where he is an alumnus. Lynch has been … Read More


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Woodlawn Cemetery’s 150th Anniversary on Display

An exhibition at Columbia’s Wallach Gallery showcases the graveyard’s art Read More


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Morning Links: Free Gold Edition

“[T]he Blanton Museum of Art at the University of Texas-Austin has received what can only be seen in the museum world as a windfall in the gift of 120 modern and contemporary Latin American artworks from Houstonians Charles and Judy … Read More