Monthly Archives: February 2013

Geography Lessons: Performa introduces Pavilions, Pacific Standard Time introduces Latin America..

In a Venice year – traditionally the time when the art world gets to gripe about the validity of national pavilions as an exhibition structure – the performance biennial Performa has announced that its 2013 Performa 13 edition will now feature … Continue reading

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Manifesta 10 to take place in St Petersburg?

Today, Russian newspaper Izvestia reported that the 10th edition of Manifesta – the roaming European biennale, last sited in the Belgian mining town of Ghenk – will take place in St Petersburg in the summer of 2014. So far, Manifesta … Continue reading

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Artefacts and Perpetual Battles: Nominees are announced for the Prix Marcel Duchamp 2013

Following yesterday’s announcement of the shortlist for Russia’s state Innovation prize, Baibakov Art Projects found plenty more to celebrate with the list of nominees for this year’s Le Prix Marcel Duchamp, the prestigious title awarded to a selected French (or French-based) … Continue reading

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Russia’s Innovation Prize releases its Shortlist while the Kandinsky Prize starts accepting applications

Between the National Center for Contemporary Art’s Innovation Prize and the privately-funded (by Shalva Breus’s ArtChronika Foundation) Kandinsky Prize, the Russian art world has managed to stretch the drama of the awards process – who did or did not get … Continue reading

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Massimiliano Gioni opens up about Venice

Hot off the opening of the New Museum’s 1993 show (itself an ode to the Aperto of that year’s Venice Biennale – a landmark presentation brought together by Helena Kontova and Flash Art‘s Giancarlo Politi), the Wall Street Journal has … Continue reading

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Tell Me Why I Don’t Like Mondays…: Ekaterina Degot and David Riff give details on the Bergen Assembly

This week, curators Katya Degot and David Riff revealed more about their plans for this year’s Bergen Assembly, which is designed as a triennale for Norway’s second city in art. In a statement penned February 9, 2013, the duo announced … Continue reading

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ICI’s Kate Fowle to become Chief Curator at the Garage!

Wow!!  Forgive us, but we’re a bit excited. We’ve been following Kate Fowle since she co-founded CCA’s Curatorial Practice program in San Francisco,  before serving as Director of the Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, or her most recent post, Director of … Continue reading

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santralistanbul’s Impending Auction Reminds Us that Owning Art is a Responsibility, as well as a Privilege

This late January, those visitors to Istanbul’s Taksim Square who chose to stroll up the stately İnönü Caddesi were treated to quite the window display: upstairs from Protocinema (where Jacob Kassay was synching helicopter blades to film), in a modest glass … Continue reading

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ArtBasel 44 Reveals its Lineup: The Russians May Be Coming, Just Not as Exhibitors

While we’re on the subject of fairs, this morning ArtBasel announced the line-up for its 44th edition, which will take place for the first time in the new Herzog & de Meuron-designed Messe Hall, whose breathtaking, gaping hole in the … Continue reading

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The Armory Show still up for grabs as New York enters its Fair season

Last year, the arrival of Frieze New York seemed a certain death knell for the Armory Show and its accompanying Independent. Tables seemed to be turning in December with the announcement that Louise Blouin would be adding the fair to … Continue reading

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