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Sohrab Mohebbi Named Curator of 2022 Edition of Carnegie International, U.S.’s Oldest Biennial-Style Show

The Carnegie International, one of the longest-running surveys of contemporary art in the world, has a curator for its next edition. Sohrab Mohebbi will organize the 58th edition of the Carnegie International, which will open in 2022. Mohebbi recently moved to Pittsburgh to take on the role, having left his position as curator at SculptureCenter in New York to oversee the... | Read More

Metropolitan Museum of Art Releases Diversity Plan, MacDowell Colony Changes Its Name, and More: Morning Links from July 8, 2020

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Amid pressure to diversify, the Metropolitan Museum of Art has released a 13-point plan that will put the museum on “a path towards greater fairness, opportunity, and service to the public and each other.” Among them is the hiring of a chief diversity officer... | Read More

Nearly Half of British Public Feels Unsafe Returning to U.K. Museums After Reopenings: Report

Last week major museums and galleries in the United Kingdom, including the Tate galleries and London’s National Gallery, confirmed reopening dates for the summer. But a new survey indicates that the British public may not flock to them once they throw their doors back open.A new survey conducted by the London-based market research company Ipsos Mori found that nearly half of the British... | Read More

City of Münster Secures Funding for Beloved Nicole Eisenman Fountain Sculpture

After almost three years of fundraising efforts, the city of Münster in Germany has accrued the money needed to acquire an edition of Nicole Eisenman’s Sketch for a Fountain, which was shown at the Skulptur Projekte Münster in 2017. When it was last on view in Münster, the work was vandalized more than once, and in one instance it was spray-painted with a swastika.

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Photos: In Ollie Dook’s Animated Works, the Talking Animals Talk Back

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British Arts Institutions Receive £1.5 Billion in Aid and More: Morning Links from July 6, 2020

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David Zwirner, which expects to see a 30 percent drop in sales by the end of the year, is laying off 40 employees at its galleries worldwide. [ARTnews]

British art museums, theaters, and other cultural institutions will get £1.5 billion from the... | Read More

Projecting 30 Percent Sales Drop, David Zwirner Lays Off Nearly 40 Employees

Having largely avoided cutbacks in the early months of the coronavirus pandemic when its peers like Gagosian and Pace Gallery were furloughing employees, David Zwirner announced widespread layoffs this week that will amount to a nearly 20 percent decrease in the mega-gallery’s workforce.

The decision comes after nearly six months of watching Covid-19 shutter the... | Read More

Lévy Gorvy Expands to Paris as Blue-Chip Galleries Flock to French Capital

As some of the world’s top art galleries take up new homes in Paris, another blue-chip enterprise has revealed plans to expand its reach to the French capital. Lévy Gorvy, which currently has locations in New York, London, Zurich, and Hong Kong, will add a Paris gallery to its empire. The new gallery is due to open in the fall, and will be situated in the Marais, one of the prime art... | Read More

Tate Names Winners of $12,500 Awards After Amending Prestigious Turner Prize

This year’s awarding of the Turner Prize, one of Europe’s premier art awards, became one of the many art events that were altered drastically when Tate, the British museum network that facilitates it, reconstituted the prize in light of the coronavirus pandemic. In lieu of the main £25,000 ($32,200) award, 10 artists and collectives are taking home what are being called Turner... | Read More

New York City Slashes Art Budget, Matthew Wong’s Market Ascends, and More: Morning Links from July 2, 2020

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In an attempt to help close a budget gap, New York City arts spending has been slashed by 11 percent. [The New York Times]

Could Matthew Wong be a new market sensation? A painting by the artist, who died last year at 35, sold for at auction earlier... | Read More

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