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Interview: David Adjaye and Theaster Gates on working in Washington, DC

Posted by External 3 hours ago General — The London-based architect David Adjaye and the Chicago-based artist Theaster Gates sit at the forefront of a cultural resurgence in the capital of the US. On 24 September, Adjaye unveils his latest and most keenly anticipated project: the National Museum of African American History and Culture. The buildings three-tiered shape is inspired by crowns found in the Yoruban art of West Africa; the la Read More
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Viennacontemporary triumphs in round two

Posted by External 3 hours ago General — Last autumn saw the battle of the art fairs in Vienna, as the city hosted the inaugural Viennacontemporary and the decade-old Viennafair within weeks of each other. This year only Viennacontemporary will go ahead after Viennafair was cancelled in the wake of disappointing sales. Despite Viennafairs demise, its old management team is still in business. After failing to secure their venue and sc Read More
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Marian Goodman to open second Paris space with work by Annette Messager

Posted by External 3 hours ago General — This December, New Yorks Marian Goodman Gallery will open a second Paris space, which will house exhibitions and a bookstore, at 66 rue du Temple in the citys Marais district. The new space significantly expands Goodmans Paris presence and is situated almost opposite the dealers other gallery at 79 rue du Temple, inside the Htel de Montmor, a 17th-century hotel particulier. It has occupied th Read More
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James Richards and the Lexington Mafia at the ICA

Posted by External 3 hours ago General — The first-floor Academy Club, situated up a rickety staircase on Sohos Lexington Street, and its mother ship Andrew Edmunds restaurant, are both best known as haunts for Londons loucher literati. But at Londons Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA) yesterday it was revealed that these intertwined establishments have also been a valuable seedbed for contemporary art. At the lunch to celebrate James Read More
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Wellbeing at the heart of Montreal Museum of Fine Arts extension

Posted by External 3 hours ago General — It is already the largest museum complex in Quebec, but the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (MMFA) is about to not only get bigger but also holistic, with the launch of its fifth pavilion in November. The museums director, Nathalie Bondil, recently took us on a tour of the light-filled but still largely empty Michal and Renata Hornstein Pavilion for Peace. This work fits in perfectly, Bondil sai Read More
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'Manhattan advancing, Chicago unafraid': what to see at Expo Chicago

Posted by External 3 hours ago General — Expo Chicago opened its fifth edition yesterday on the Navy Pier. With 140 galleries participating, the fair is arranged in long strands with three clearings that provide open space, seating, and sites for a programme of installations organised by Diana Nawi, an associate curator of the Prez Art Museum Miami. The standout piece is Rotunda (2016) by the Berlin-based artist Bettina Pousttchi, a 25f Read More
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Elmgreen and Dragset to install ‘tiny little lonely booth’ in the Grand Palais

Posted by External 1 day 3 hours ago General — What is an art fair actually? asks Michael Elmgreen, one half of the Berlin-based duo Elmgreen and Dragset. We love to go, and we love to complain about it. Elmgreen and Ingar Dragset, the duos other half, explored this art world institution at their fake art fair solo show, The Well Fair, at the Ullens Centre for Contemporary Art in Beijing earlier this year. They are continuing this inquest wit Read More
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Egypt’s Mallawi Museum reopens with looted collection mostly restored

Posted by External 1 day 3 hours ago General — The Mallawi Museum, in Egypts Al Minya Governorate, reopened this week after a 864,000 renovation. Most of the museums 1,000-piece collection has also been recovered from looters and is back on display. The museum was ransacked in August 2013 during a period of violence in the country following the ousting of the former president Mohamed Morsi. The looters shot one member of the museum staff d Read More
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Three to see: Vienna

Posted by External 1 day 3 hours ago General — The second edition of the Viennacontemporary fair at the Marx Halle (until 25 September) continues to focus on Eastern European and younger art. The Serbian artists collective Sok Zadruga presents a series of drawings by Slobodan Stosic, Of Dogs and Dogs (2016), priced at 400 each, which show individuals biting themselves (the artist explains that the works were inspired by press reports about pe Read More
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Liverpool’s The World Transformed festival aims to build Momentum on the British left

Posted by External 1 day 3 hours ago General — The UKs Labour Party is experiencing its biggest crisis for 30 years, and it comes to a head this weekend. The result of its leadership election, a battle between the incumbent leader, left-winger Jeremy Corbyn, and the more centre-left candidate Owen Smith, is due on Saturday, 24 September. When the winneralmost certainly Corbynis announced, the party will be in Liverpool for its annual conferen Read More
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