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Germano Celant Passes Away at 79

Germano Celant, the Italian curator who coined the term “arte povera” and enervated the landscape of post-war contemporary art, has passed away at 79 of COVID-19-related causes. Celant was instrumental in pioneering the Italian post-war landscape, and worked for years at the Guggenheim Museum in New York and the Fondazione Prada in Milan. Read more at NYT... | Read More

BP Skips Judging Britain’s Portrait Award for First Time Since 1997

BP will not judge this year’s portrait award at London’s National Portrait Gallery, The Guardian reports.  “The judging panel is refreshed each year to ensure new perspectives are brought to judge the entries,” says a gallery spokesperson. “The gallery and BP jointly agreed not to have a sponsor representative on the judging panel this year.” […]... | Read More

Seoul Art Scene Begins to Reopen

The art world is getting back to business in Seoul, as galleries open with new measures in place to protect against COVID-19. “I wouldn’t say things are totally back to normal,” says gallerist Passion Lim of Lehmann Maupin. “But it’s a start.”  Read more at NYT... | Read More

Art Basel Prepares Rest of 2020 Calendar for COVID-19 Complications

Art Basel is making preparations in case its future fairs are cancelled or affected by COVID-19, with adjustments to exhibitor fees and other concessions to improve the company’s flexibility.  “We resolutely believe that physical interactions will remain essential to experiencing, discovering, and selling art in the future, as well as to building the paramount personal relationships... | Read More

Museums in Belgium and Italy Aim to Reopen in May

Museums in Belgium and Italy are aiming to reopen this May, Art Newspaper reports. “Museums are like parks; spaces in which the individual experience can intertwine with the public space of being together. In the coming months, as a society, we face the challenge to find a new, positive balance between personal freedom and care for our relationship […]... | Read More

Met Announces Layoffs as Losses Mount

The Met has announced a string of layoffs this week as COVID-19 related losses now push past $150 million. “While we are not immune from the impact of this pandemic, the Met is a strong and enduring institution and will remain one,” says president and CEO Daniel Weiss. “Our two primary objectives continue to be doing […]... | Read More

Education Resources for Artists During COVID-19 Quarantine

Dike Blair, Untitled (2020), via Karma.  The gallery is hosting a show of the artist’s work in its Online Viewing Rooms  As the weeks progress and institutions remain shuttered over COVID-19 concerns, many arts organizatoins are responding with online virtual education programming related to the arts, often accessible globally at no cost. Art Observed has compiled a diverse... | Read More

Education Resources for Artists During COVID-19 Quarantine

Dike Blair, Untitled (2020), via Karma.  The gallery is hosting a show of the artist’s work in its Online Viewing Rooms  As the weeks progress and institutions remain shuttered over COVID-19 concerns, many arts organizatoins are responding with online virtual education programming related to the arts, often accessible globally at no cost. Art Observed has compiled a diverse... | Read More

AO Reviews – “Richard Prince: Cowboy” Compiled by Robert Rubin, Out Now

Richard Prince: Cowboy is now available HERE For decades, the American Cowboy has loomed large over Richard Prince’s body of work, from the iconic Marlboro Man images Prince reframed and showed during the 1980’s, on through a range of sculptural, photographic and digital works that explore both the artist’s singular subject, and a range of media the cowboy has […]... | Read More

Frieze New York to Launch Online Viewing Rooms

Frieze New York has announced it will host online viewing rooms in lieu of its cancelled May event. “The Viewing Room will offer users the ability to virtually view artworks, such as paintings or photographs, to-scale and upon their own walls,” a statement reads. “Audiences will also be able to view video art and narrative content, and search for works by […]... | Read More
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