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Anselm Kiefer Profiled in New Yorker

Anselm Kiefer is profiled in the New Yorker this week, after opening an exhibition of new work in New York.  In the piece, the artist reflects on the inspiration behind his work, and growing up in post-war Germany.  “I was born in the war,” he says, “and our house was bombed on the night of my birth. Fortunately, […]... | Read More

François Pinault to Convert Paris’s Bourse de Commerce Into Massive Art Museum

François Pinault and architect Tadao Ando are teaming up to convert Paris’s Bourse de commerce into a massive art museum, The Guardian reports.  The new exhibition site will serve as a permanent home for the luxury goods magnate’s €1.25 billion art collection.  “These are tumultuous times in Europe – the recurring terrorist incidents and the UK withdrawal from the EU... | Read More

The Guardian Tours Renzo Piano-Designed Centro Botin Gallery

The Guardian takes a tour of the Centro Botin in Santander, Spain this week, the recently completed art gallery designed by Renzo Piano, which has already earned praise for its daring architectural design, levitating 20 feet above ground on a series of slender pillars.  “From the very beginning, I wanted the building to fly,” Piano says […]... | Read More

Ai Weiwei Interviewed in New Yorker Podcast

Artist Ai Weiwei is featured in a podcast with the New Yorker’s David Remnick this week, as the artist reflects on his recent projects in the United States and Europe, and his political agency in both China and abroad.  “The whole thing is so ridiculous,” he says of the Chinese government’s seizing of his passport. “Right after […]... | Read More

NYT Charts Difficulties and Closures for Small and Mid-Size Galleries in Recent Years

The New York Times reports on the string of closures for small and mid-size galleries in New York, and the challenges dealers are facing as the market leaves less and less room for younger artists. “I really feel like I’m not doing some of the things I love most — it’s just a very different business at this […]... | Read More

Financial Times Profiles Gallerists Moving Off the Beaten Path

The Financial Times profiles a group of galleries expanding to unfamiliar locales and cities in an attempt to break the mold of how art galleries do business in the 21st Century, focusing on projects like Thomas Dane’s new exhibition space in Naples.  “Everything we try to do is artist-led, and artists absolutely love Naples,” Dane writes.  […]... | Read More

Venice – Anne Imhof: ‘Faust’ at the German Pavilion, Winner of the Golden Lion for Best Pavilion at the Venice Biennale Through November 26th, 2017

Anne Imhof, Faust (2017), via Art Observed Images capture. They calcify. Within space and time, images appear to sustain a frozen existence with a kind of false grace that suppresses the perpetual change and motion that could be posed as all that which, for lack of a more concise term, is not the image itself.  The […]... | Read More

New York – Daniel Buren: “To Align: works in situ 2017″ at Bortolami Gallery Through June 24th, 2017

Daniel Buren, To Align: works in situ 2017 (Installation View), via Bortolami Gallery On view through the end of the week, Bortolami Gallery is currently presenting its fourth exhibition of work by Daniel Buren, taking place in the gallery’s new Tribeca location.  Buren’s rich and varied career has been the subject of major museum exhibitions worldwide, and […]... | Read More

Antony Gormley Sculptures Vandalized in Sefton

A series of Antony Gormley sculptures on Crosby Beach outside Liverpool have been vandalized with brightly colored graffiti, The Guardian reports. “We want everyone to enjoy and interact with the impressive Antony Gormley statues on Crosby beach, which are synonymous with Sefton,” a spokesman says. “However, following this incident, we have been contacted directly by Mr […]... | Read More

Documenta 14 Organizers Opening Second Satellite Show in Angola

The organizers of this year’s Documenta 14 are expanding the exhibition to a satellite exhibition in Luanda, Angola, where they will show a series of works by artists of African descent. “The last decade or so has seen the increased prominence of artists from Africa exhibiting across the contemporary artistic platform in the West,” says Congolese collector Sindika Dokolo, who... | Read More
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