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UK Government Invests $20 Million into Areas of Kent, Grimsby, Wakefield, Plymouth and Worcester

The UK Government is investing £20 million into cultural projects in the areas of Grimsby, Wakefield, Plymouth, Worcester and the Thames Estuary area of Kent. “This is an incredible opportunity that will not only help people build careers in the arts and culture locally but also boost wider investment and diversify the creative economy,” says Jeremy Wright, […]
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Ed Fornieles Explores Investment and Share-trading in New Project

Artist Ed Fornieles is embarking on a new project, selling a series of works that ensure collectors a stake in future profits from the artist’s work. “It’s another way of sourcing capital for production and then rewarding that upfront cash with a percentage of the profits,” the artist says. “If you look at the current […]
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MOCA to Close Pacific Design Center Location

MOCA LA is closing its exhibition space at the Pacific Design Center, the LA Times reports. “We are proud of MOCA’s record of achievement at the PDC,” says board Chairwoman Maria Seferian. “We are grateful for our partnership with the PDC and [owner] Charles Cohen and now look forward to consolidating and growing our exhibition activities, including […]
Tags: Art, News, Pacific, Pdc, Art News, Minipost, LA Times, Charles Cohen, Maria Seferian, MOCA LA


Hayward Gallery Taps Zoé Whitley as Curator

The Hayward Gallery has tapped Zoé Whitley as its new senior curator. “The mix of world-class and risk-taking programming consistently draws me to the Southbank Centre as a member of the public,” Whitley said in a statement. “I am so excited to now join the team when the organization is innovating interdisciplinary leadership and collaboration.” Read […]
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Walker Art Center Launches Indigenous Public Arts Commission

The Walker Art Center in Minneapolis has launched an open call for a new Indigenous public art commission to be installed in the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden or on the Walker campus in the fall of 2020. “This project builds on the commitments the Walker has made to the Native community and I am excited to see […]
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Antony Gormley Installs Works Atop Philadelphia Museum of Art Steps

Antony Gormley has unveiled a series of new sculptures atop the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. “This exhibition is incomplete without the subjective witness of the citizen: Each work in its different way calls on him/her to simultaneously project and recognize internal affinities,” he says. Read more at Philadelphia Inquire
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Victoria Miro to Represent Howardena Pindell

Victoria Miro Gallery now represents artist Howardena Pindell, the gallery has announced.  ‘It is a pleasure to be working with Howardena Pindell,’ Miro said in a statment. “Deeply principled, daringly innovative and boldly incisive, Pindell truly embodies the dictum ‘the personal is political.'” Read more at Victoria Miro
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Artsy Co-Founder Sebastian Cwilich to Step Down as President

Sebastian Cwilich, the co-founder of Artsy, will leave his position as president and chief operating officer after nine years, and will take on an advisory role, Art Newspaper reports. “Sebastian really guided us on this fundamental strategy of partnership versus disruption. The reason why such an obvious idea like ours hasn’t succeeded in the past is because […]
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Dealer Sarah Watson Leaving Sprüth Magers for Kayne Griffin Corcoran

Los Angeles dealer Sarah Watson has left Sprüth Magers, where she has been senior director since 2015, to become president of Kayne Griffin Corcoran gallery, Art News reports. “I saw that the gallery has come so far in such a short period of time,” Watson says. “I have been friends with Maggie, Bill, and James […]
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Hauser & Wirth to Represent Max Bill Georges Vantergerloo Stiftung

Hauser & Wirth now represents the Max Bill Georges Vantongerloo Stiftung, a foundation based in Zumikon, Switzerland, partially responsible for overseeing the estates of the artists. “Max Bill and Georges Vantongerloo were key figures in the narrative of European art of the past century, whose aesthetic breakthroughs continue to exert palpable influence today across cultures and disciplines—from graphic design […]
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Andy Warhol Foundation Announces Winners of Fall 2018 Grants

The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts has named the recipients of its Fall 2018 grants, giving $3.65 million to 42 nonprofit arts organizations for exhibitions, publications, and visual arts programming.  Recipients include a show at Arts Nova Workshop in Philadelphia for a show on drummer Milford Graves, and a grant to the UC Berkeley Art […]
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Bronx Museum Honors Carey Lovelace at 2019 Gala

The Bronx Museum of the Arts will honor art journalist, curator, and playwright Carey Lovelace, as well as the For Freedoms project, at its 2019 Gala, Art News reports. “Carey Lovelace has been a vital influence to the Bronx Museum over the years, and we are thrilled to be honoring her alongside For Freedoms and the Stan Lee […]
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Jeff Koons Moves Studio, Lays Off Staff

Jeff Koons is moving his New York to 475 Tenth Avenue in Hudson Yards, and downsizing his operations with a series of layoffs, Art News reports. “It’s an end of an era,” one employee wrote on social media. Read more at Art News  
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Tulsa, OK Wins Bloomberg Philanthropies Public Art Challenge

Tulsa, Oklahoma has been named a winner of the Bloomberg Philanthropies 2018 Public Art Challenge, receiving $1 million towards a show commemorating Black Wall Street, an area in the city’s Greenwood neighborhood that was home to many African-American-owned businesses in the early 20th century. Read more at Art News  
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Dakar’s Museum of Black Civilization Renews Debates Over Cultural Repatriation

The opening of Dakar’s Museum of Black Civilizations has sparked renewed debate over the restitution of African artifacts and treasures to their native countries, as a new show features a range of works on loan from European Museums. “We cannot go to France and take them by force as they did in the days when they took […]
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Art Newspaper Interviews Artists Over Brexit Deal Rejection

The Art Newspaper has a piece today surveying the responses of UK artists following the rejection over Theresa May’s plan for Brexit last night. “Brexit is a further sign of our broken society. It is our duty as citizens to find ways to come together and overcome the deeply sad and disorienting effects of Brexit,” says Anish Kapoor. […]
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ICA Boston Acquires Yayoi Kusama Infinity Room

The Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston has acquired Yayoi Kusama’s LOVE IS CALLING (2013) making it the largest “Infinity Mirror Room” piece by the artist to be owned by a North American museum.  It will go on view this fall.  Read more at Art News  
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MoMA and Hermitage Museum Take First Steps in Easing Museum Relations Between Russia and US

A forthcoming talk at Southern Methodist University (SMU) in Dallas between the directors of New York’s Museum of Modern Art and St Petersburg’s State Hermitage Museum may be the first step in the easing of relations between US and Russian Museums, which have long been on either side of a loan freeze. “The idea for this public conversation emerged […]
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Skarstedt Gallery to Open New Space Uptown

Skarstedt Gallery is opening a new New York space this March at 19 East 64th Street, a 25,000-square-foot townhouse space formerly owned by dealer David Wildenstein. It will open with a show of “classic works by the artists with whom Skarstedt has been working for over 20 years,” according to the gallery. Read more at Art News  
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Dutch Royal Family Cleared to Sell Rubens Chalk Drawing

The Dutch prime minister has stated that he will not intervene in the Dutch royal family’s controversial decision to sell a chalk drawing by Peter Paul Rubens at Sotheby’s.  The decision is being appealed by the nation’s liberal D66 party. “They could determine whether any Dutch museums might be interested in buying these works of art before they […]
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Andy Warhol Foundation Gives Pérez Art Museum Miami $100,000 for Teresita Fernandez Show

The Andy Warhol Foundation has given the Pérez Art Museum Miami a $100,000 grant to assist in the presentation of a solo show of the work of Teresita Fernández this fall.  “In addition to being one of the most dynamic artists working today,” director Franklin Sirmans said in a statement, “Teresita’s work has been integral to the development of […]
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Jock McFadyen to Coordinate Summer Exhibition at Royal Academy

Painter Jock McFadyen will be the co-ordinator of this year’s Summer Exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts (RA), Art Newspaper reports. “The focus this year will be on artwork in all media which responds to the contemporary world,” he said in a statement.  “I hope to welcome back many of the artists who have been exhibiting at the […]
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Russian Artist Guilty of Setting Fire to French Bank, Released on Time Served

A French court has found the Russian performance artist Pyotr Pavlensky guilty of setting fire to the facade of a state bank building in 2017, carrying a three-year sentence with two years suspended, that saw him released for time served. “The Bank de France at the site of the Bastille is a precedent of monstrous mockery of […]
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Renos Xippas and Albert Baronian to Open Brussels Space

European art dealers Renos Xippas and Albert Baronian are teaming up to open a new gallery in Brussels, Art News reports. “Renos and I have been friends for over 30 years, we have collaborated on many artistic projects and we represent several artists in common,” Baronian said in a statement. “We share the same values […]
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Creative Capital Announces 2019 Awards

New York’s Creative Capital has announced the recipients of its 2019 awards, funding 50 projects by 58 artists with grants up to $50,000 as well as career development resources. “The 2019 class of Creative Capital Awardees is a window into some of the most innovative, exciting, and powerful work being undertaken today,” says Suzy Delvalle, Creative Capital’s executive […]
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Prosecutors Recommend Prison Sentence of Up to Three Years for Mary Boone

Federal prosecutors have recommended a prison sentence of up to three years for dealer Mary Boone over her tax evasion chargers, saying she deliberately defrauded the government with false tax returns that had her withholding up to $3 million. “Boone was the sole architect and beneficiary of this tax fraud scheme and, contrary to her assertions now, engaged in […]
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Kanye West Donates $10 Million to James Turrell’s Roden Crater Project

Kanye West has reportedly donated $10 million to James Turrell’s Roden Crater project, the Wall Street Journal reports. West said he wanted the project to be “experienced and enjoyed for eternity.” Read more at WSJ
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Pace Gallery to Represent Lynda Benglis

Pace Gallery will represent Lynda Benglis, Art News reports. “She experiments, innovates, and stretches the limits of materials—often challenging how they’ve previously been used or understood,” says Marc Glimcher, Pace’s president and CEO. “And these innovations didn’t stop in the ’60s and ’70s, she’s continued to push materials further throughout her career; recently with her […]
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Curator Maria Magdalena Ludewig Passes Away After Tragic Accident

Maria Magdalena Ludewig the cocurator and director of Germany’s Wiesbaden Biennale, has died after a fatal injury in the Canary Islands, Artforum reports. “She has . . . pushed us beyond borders and has always been the good spirit of all her artists,” says Uwe Eric Laufenberg, director of the Hessisches Staatstheater Wiesbaden. “It has left traces in […]
Tags: Art, News, Germany, Art News, Minipost, Uwe Eric Laufenberg, Maria Magdalena Ludewig, Wiesbaden Biennale, Canary Islands Artforum, Hessisches Staatstheater Wiesbaden


NYT Charts Mugrabi Divorce Proceedings

The New York Times has a piece on the divorce between mega-collectors David and Libbie Mugrabi, and the ripples it has left across the art world.   “We were a team,” Ms. Mugrabi says. “We were partners at home and in business, with kids, everything. So whatever is the right thing, if that’s a little amount […]
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