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New Munch Museum Building to Open Soon

After a lengthy construction period, the new Munch Museum building in Oslo is preparing to open, the Architectural Digest reports. Read more at AD  ... | Read More

UK Reopening Plans See Shops Opening a Full Month Before Museums

The UK has announced that museums will not be able to reopen until Mid-May, a full month after shops and retail galleries.  “It just makes no sense,” says Rebecca Salter, the president of the Royal Academy of Arts . On the 12 April all the retail will open on Piccadilly and our gates will stay shut, I don’t […]... | Read More

NYT Looks at Artists Commemorating Those Lost to Covid-19

A piece in the NYT looks at the artists already thinking of the best way to commemorate those lost to the Covid-19 pandemic. “They want to recognize the deaths of those individuals, as well as to express a communal sense of shared loss and shared remembrance,” says geographer Avril Maddrell. Read more at NYT  ... | Read More

Paris Painting by Vincent van Gogh to Go on View Publicly for First Time Since 1887

A major Paris scene painted by Vincent van Gogh and not yet seen in public since 1887 will go on view publicly this year, taking a tour of Europe before selling at Sotheby’s this May. “Very few paintings from Van Gogh’s Montmartre period remain in private hands – most are in the collections of prestigious museums around the world,” says Aurélie Vandevoorde of... | Read More

Berlin – Rebecca Ackroyd: “100mph” at Peres Projects Through March 5th, 2021

Rebecca Ackroyd, Breath Taking (2020), via Peres Projects Artist Rebecca Ackroyd is interested in the twinned experiences of personal and collective memory, and how we reconcile their dissonance in our lives. Making a nuanced exploration of these ideas in concert with a unique fusion of concept and material, her new show, 100mph, her second exhibition at Peres […]... | Read More

Abandoned Hong Kong Retail Spaces Fill with New Art as Curators and Artists Seize on Covid-19 Shutdowns

A piece in the SCMP looks at the trend of independent curators and gallerists filling abandoned retail spaces with art in Hong Kong.  “You have to go through a lot to get funding, or be noticed by institutions and galleries. But there is this regenerative energy that exists here – we always find a way to work […]... | Read More

New York – Jason Moran: “The Sound Will Tell You” at Luhring Augustine Through

Jason Moran, Bathing the Room with Blues 3 (2020), via Luhring Augustine Currently at Luhring Augustine‘s Tribeca exhibition space, the gallery is presenting The Sound Will Tell You, a presentation of new works on paper by artist and pianist Jason Moran, marking the gallery’s second exhibition with the artist. Internationally renowned as a jazz pianist and composer, Moran’s... | Read More

Research Confirms Scrawl on “The Scream” as Written by Edvard Munch

New research has determined that writing on a version of Edvarrd Munch’s The Scream is by the artist himself. “It’s been examined now very carefully, letter by letter, and word by word, and it’s identical in every way to Munch’s handwriting,” says curator and researcher Mai Britt Guleng. “So there is no more doubt.” Read more at […]... | Read More

Mayor of Amsterdam Asks for Review of Jewish Family’s Claim to Kandinsky Piece

The Mayor of Amsterdam is asking the Stedelijk to review the case of a Wassily Kandinsky work previously held in the collection of a Jewish family, and to reconsider if the work should be subject to restitution. “The Jewish people were deprived of their possessions, rights, dignity and, in many cases, their lives,” reads an open letter signed by a […]... | Read More

New York – Camille Blatrix: “Pop-Up” at 55 Walker Through March 6th, 2021

Camille Blatrix, Pop-Up (Installation View), via Andrew Kreps Camille Blatrix marks his first solo show in New York this month with Pop-Up, a strikingly incisive investigation into the modern cultural landscape, and the implied iconographies that come with it, on view via Andrew Kreps at 55 Walker. Mining languages of neoliberalism and capital, Blatrix’s built environment and assembled... | Read More
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