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Denver Art Museum, which is located next to The Art hotel. 


Morning Links: The Art Hotel Edition

Saved from demolition by Jackie O. in the 1960s, the Renwick Gallery, the Smithsonian Institution’s decorative arts and crafts museum in Washington, D.C., will reopen  to the public on November 13th after a two-year, $30 million restoration. [The Art Newspaper] A group … Read More

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Morning Links: Venice Biennale Edition

Hans Haacke’s new Fourth Plinth commission for Trafalgar Square in London, Gift Horse, has made quite a splash. [The Art Newspaper] Okwui Enwezor, director for the upcoming Venice Biennale, announced during a press conference that artists from Grenada, Mauritius, Mozambique and the … Read More

Perm-36, near the village of Kuchino in Russia. 


Morning Links: Goodbye, Perm-36 Edition

A self-portrait by Van Dyck that was long thought to be a copy has been reconfirmed as original work, and currently hangs in the Minneapolis Institute of Arts. It was lent to the museum by a US collector based on the … Read More


‘You Should Be Part of the International Blah Blah’: Leslie Wayne Eulogizes Claude Simard

ARTnews readers may recall that over the summer, when longtime New York gallerist Claude Simard passed away, we asked Nick Cave to say a few words. Cave recalled Simard, co-founder of Jack Shainman Gallery, as a “visionary” who had “that ‘It’ factor. … Read More

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Ivan Grubanov, Dead Flags, 2011, vintage flags. COURTESY LOOCK GALERIE

Ivan Grubanov to Represent Serbia at This Year’s Venice Biennale

The Serbian pavilion at this year’s Venice Biennale, its 56th edition, will feature work by Ivan Grubanov, the Museum of Contemporry Art Belgrade, the commissioning institution, announced today. The Belgrade-born artist will work with curator Lidija Merenik for United Dead Nations, … Read More

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Installation view of the artist's work at the 2014 Berlin Biennale.ANDERS SUNE BERG

Cyprus Taps Christodoulos Panayiotou for 2015 Venice Biennale Pavilion

Artist Christodoulos Panayiotou will represent Cyprus at the 2015 Venice Biennale, Artforum reports. The nation’s pavilion is being curated by Omar Kholeif, who selected Panayiotou from more than 70 proposals. “I believe that Panayiotou possesses a singular artistic vision that … Read More

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Anri Sala Named Winner of $62,000 Vincent Award

Thirteen years after he won the Young Artist Prize at the Venice Biennale in 2001, Albanian video and installation artist Anri Sala won the 2014 Vincent Award on November 21. Given biennially by the Broere Foundation, the award honors a … Read More

The psychiatric-observation area of the Alcatraz hospital, one of the sites for Ai’s exhibition at the former prison. JAN STÜRMANN/COURTESY FOR-SITE FOUNDATION, SAN FRANCISCO

Ai Weiwei Transfers to Alcatraz

Politically charged installations by Ai Weiwei land on Alcatraz Island Read More

Tom of Finland, Untitled, 1965COURTESY THE ARTIST

Morning Links: Tom of Finland Edition

Here’s a profile of Okwui Enwezor, who is readying his Venice Biennale and who hints he may be retiring from the biennial game: “This is exhausting,” he says. “In any case, there’s a need for other people to do them, … Read More

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Sarkis Will Represent Turkey at the 2015 Venice Biennale

The Turkish pavilion at next year’s Venice Biennale (May 9–November 22, 2015) will feature new work by Turkish-Armenian artist Sarkis Zabunyan, better known as Sarkis, reports Today’s Zaman. Exhibiting his interdisciplinary work since 1960, Sarkis has been shown in museums … Read More


Pulp Fictions: The Art of Zarina

Paper—sculpted, cast, punctured, sewn into—is the primary medium of Zarina, the Indian-born artist who weaves into her work Urdu calligraphy and the spirit of literature from around the world  Read More

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Vision Quest: Exploring the Venice Biennale

A channel-changing exhibition about imagination headlines a convergence of art from 88 countries Read More

Shirazeh Houshiary. “I don’t want to fit into any category,” she says. “I want to be an individual.”

Shirazeh Houshiary: ‘Like the Dark Senses Being Revealed’

Mystical and metaphysical, Shirazeh Houshiary’s sculptures, paintings, and animations explore the very nature of existence

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Self-Portrait of the Artist as a Self-Destructing Chocolate Head

Chocolate was the medium of choice for Janine Antoni and Dieter Roth to depict—and deface—their own image Read More