Monthly Archives: July 2012

The Trial of Pussy Riot, coming to a Twitter feed near you

So, admittedly, we’ve kept our mouths shut about Pussy Riot this week, if only because so many other sources have sprung to cover the trial. Actually, “keeping our mouths shut” may not be the most sensitive phrasing. The Red Hot … Continue reading

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And then there were… ? Two more galleries leave Moscow’s Winzavod

This weekend, Moscow’s Winzavod Art Center – which has undergone some major changes with the arrival of new director Elena Panteleeva and the “transition” of three of its leading galleries to nonprofit spaces – just lost two more galleries. First, … Continue reading

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The art world mourns Herbert Vogel, postal clerk and collector

Last week we revisited the marvelous Vera List and her poster project, as examples of a collector whose active engagement shapes the institutions around her for the better. The same could be said for Herbert Vogel, a postal clerk who … Continue reading

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A.i.R. Dubai now accepting applications for Winter 2013

Artist-in-Residence (A.i.R.) Dubai is an annual two month program run by Art Dubai,  Delfina Foundation, Dubai Culture & Arts Authority, and Tashkeel  that offers artists (and one curator) the chance to spend a concentrated period in Dubai in the months leading up to Art … Continue reading

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Pussy Riot to be held another SIX MONTHS without trial

Today, in advance of Pussy Riot’s staunch July 24 court date, the Russian court arbitrarily announced that the trial would be moved to JANUARY 13, 2013. That’s nearly TEN MONTHS after their arrest – without ever being formally convicted with … Continue reading

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The Public Art Fund brings Oscar Tuazon’s People to Brooklyn Bridge Park

It’s been just two years since Oscar Tuazon installed An Error at Baibakov Art Projects, as part of the exhibition “Perpetual Battles,” but in that time, the artist has had more exhibitions than some artists have in their careers (including … Continue reading

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The Power of Positive Patronage: The Vera List Poster Project

As the recent changes in the MOCA structure question the relationship between money and the museum, we wanted to cite positive examples of a patron’s influence within an institution. For instance, just look to the vivacious Vera List, the New York … Continue reading

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Scholarship or Spectacle? MOCA Shake-up raises questions on the goals of the Contemporary Museum

A little more than a week ago, the American art world was left reeling from the messy dismissal of LA MOCA’s esteemed curator, Paul Schimmel. Schimmel’s resonance is indisputable: for many, exhibitions like “Helter Skelter” helped to give form to a … Continue reading

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Passing Time at Lincoln Center: Christian Marclay’s Clock returns to New York

This week, Lincoln Center will kick off the triumphant return of Christian Marclay‘s much-lauded “The Clock” to New York. The 24 hour marvel uses a cleverly-edited montage of film clips to act as a real-time clock within the exhibition space. In … Continue reading

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Pussy Riot to remain behind bars

According to the interview with Kommersant which we just translated, Moscow Biennale of Young Art curator Kathrin Becker has voiced her doubts as to whether an exhibition is the proper context for political activism (for more on this, see her … Continue reading

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