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Kristian Vistrup Madsen on “Invocations” at SAVVY Contemporary

I SPENT THE WEEKEND IN A FORMER CREMATORIUM thinking about death. The occasion was a two-day symposium organized by SAVVY Contemporary as part of their exhibition “The Long Term You Cannot Afford. On ... | Read More

The Met Receives Historic Bequest of $80 Million and 375 Artworks

The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York has received a major bequest of $80 million and more than 375 artworks from the late Jayne Wrightsman (1919–2019), a trustee emerita who the institution ... | Read More

Magdalena Fernández

A visit to Magdalena Fernández’s retrospective feels like taking a quiz on modernist abstract art—her works echo that era’s compositions and motifs, summoning such icons as Malevich, Mondrian, Lygia ... | Read More

Sawangwongse Yawnghwe Withdraws from Exhibition in Protest of Rohingya Genocide and EU “Hypocrisy” in Myanmar

Myanmar-born artist Sawangwongse Yawnghwe announced his withdrawal from the European Union–backed exhibition “Everyday Justice,” which opens Friday in Yangon, Myanmar, formerly known as Burma—the largest ... | Read More

Cultural Institutions Close as Venice Endures Worst Flooding in Fifty Years

The mayor of Venice, Luigi Brugnaro, has declared a state of emergency after the Italian city became submerged in floodwaters, the result of severe weather and an exceptionally high tide. According to ... | Read More

“New Moscow” Expansion to House Twenty-Three Municipal Museums and Four National Galleries

The city of Moscow has announced it will open twenty-three city-run museums and four national galleries in a sprawling 70,000-square-meter facility designed by Russian architecture firm IQ. Construction ... | Read More

Moscow to Break Ground on Massive Storage and Arts Complex in 2020

The city of Moscow has announced it will open a sprawling 750,000-square-foot arts storage facility that will house the collections of twenty-three city-run museums and four national galleries, the ... | Read More

Art Missing from Embassies May Be Linked to Government Officials

Several recent cases of art missing from embassies has raised questions over whether government officials are abusing their diplomatic immunity, the ... | Read More

Facing Criticism, El Museo del Barrio Instates Community Outreach Initiatives

Earlier this year, community activists sharply criticized El Museo del Barrio in New York for being out of touch with its roots. Demonstrators who held an action at the museum in June called for change, ... | Read More

Masha Tupitsyn discusses Picture Cycle

Composed over the past decade, Masha Tupitsyn’s Picture Cycle (2019) is a book of essays that considers the shift from analog to digital as an analogy for the psychic turn to binary, reactive, ... | Read More
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