Monthly Archives: April 2012

On the “Verge”: Russia’s wealthiest woman announces a new era of “Open” art patronage

This past week, international news outlets have been aflutter with the news that Dasha Zhukova and Rem Koolhaas’ new Garage Gorky Park will “define Russia’s new identity.” In the wake of this, there appeared in the Financial Times, Georgina Adams’ curious … Continue reading

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Last Day to Toast the Revolution at Family Business

Today is the last day of  “Toasting the Revolution,” a show of six young Russian artists curated by artist (and Baibakov Art Projects’ former intern!) Daria Irincheeva at Family Business, the new pint-size Chelsea space of Italians-at-large, Massimiliano Gioni and … Continue reading

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Rem Koolhaas’ OMA reveals model for Garage Gorky Park

Today Rem Koolhaas’ OMA announced the final plans for the Garage Center for Contemporary Culture’s new venue in Gorky Park. Garage Gorky Park reenvisions the 1960s era restaurant, Vremena Goda (“Seasons of the Year”) a derelict concrete structure (not to … Continue reading

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PinchukArtCentre’s Future Generation Art Prize announces its International Jury

Yesterday, the PinchukArtCentre announced the jury members for its Future Generation Art Prize, a $100,000 award to an artist under 35. This money is partially (to the tune of $40,000) earmarked for production of a new work, but the rest … Continue reading

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Vadim Zakharov to represent Russia at the 55th Venice Biennale

Today Stella Kesaeva, President of the Stella Art Foundation and Commissar of the Russian Pavilion for the Venice Biennale announced the artist for what will be her second project as commissar. For her first act as commissar, Kesaeva tapped Boris … Continue reading

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William Kentridge’s “Six Drawing Lessons” as part of the Norton Lectures

While São Paulo beckons with “The Imminence of Poetics,” Harvard University takes an even more courageous stance of “poetry,” with the Charles Eliot Norton Professorship in Poetry, a position originally founded in 1925, which charges its recipients to deliver a … Continue reading

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Pussy Riot ordered to stay in jail until June 24

Yesterday protesters gathered in support of Pussy Riot (for those of you who need to catch up. Or if you prefer, the lighter version.), whose hearing reached the conclusion that the three accused members will remain in custody until June 24, … Continue reading

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Poetics becomes even more Imminent: São Paulo announces the artist list

Taking a cue from the Guggenheim, this week the international art world turns its attention South. Mexico’s largest fair, Zona Maco kicks off today with its emphasis on Latin and South America, with Coleccion Jumex director Patrick Charpenel has selected … Continue reading

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The Guggenheim does it homework, with some help from UBS

This week the Guggenheim Museum announced that it would launch a new program of exhibitions and curator residencies aimed at expanding the geography within the collection. The Guggenheim UBS Map Global Art Initiative takes a radically different approach to the … Continue reading

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Is Winzavod is getting a non-profit facelift? Guelman Gallery also “transforming”

On the heels of Aidan Salakhova’s announcement that she would transition her gallery into AidanStudio, a noncommercial space to show her students’ work, Russian press has speculated that both XL Gallery and the Marat and Julia Guelman Gallery would follow … Continue reading

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