Monthly Archives: March 2013

Nikolay Bakharev another feature of Massimiliano Gioni’s “Encyclopedic Palace”

On March 15, the Art Newspaper published the story “Curators have mixed reactions to the artist roster for Venice Biennale” – exactly the kind of piece one might expect before a show laden with so many expectations of its own. … Continue reading

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The George Economou Collection brings “Degenerate Art” to the Hermitage

Following the news that the Hermitage’s newly-opened General Staff building will host Manifesta 10 in 2014, the Hermitage has announced that this summer it will continue its contemporary programming (which got off to a rocky start with the Chapman Brothers’ … Continue reading

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In memory of Vlad Mamyshev-Monroe, 1969-2013

Yesterday, the Russian art world was struck by the news that the much-adored artist Vladislav Mamyshev-Monroe had been discovered, drowned in a shallow swimming pool while on vacation in Bali. Most famous for his impersonations of his namesake, Marilyn Monroe, or … Continue reading

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Artists are honored and history revisited at the opening of the 11th Sharjah Biennial

While we’re on the region, the Sharjah Biennial has opened its 11th edition, titled Re:emerge – Towards a New Cultural Cartography, which was curated by Yuko and includes more than 100 artists (among them “Perpetual Battles” alums Saâdane Afif and Latifa Echakhch as well as Pedro Reyes, Olafur Eliasson … Continue reading

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Reasons to Love the Region: “Contemporary Art from Azerbaijan and its Neighbors”

Speaking of the Venice Biennale, just a day after we posted about YARAT!‘s second annual Baku Public Art Festival PARTICIPATE, the Baku-based art center was already circulating an announcement for “Love Me, Love Me Not: Contemporary Art from Azerbaijan and its … Continue reading

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At last, the list! Massimiliano Gioni reveals the residents of his Encyclopedic Palace

Today marks the opening of the Sharjah Biennale, but the online art world seems to be all  a twitter about other news: while hints have been dropped – less and less subtly, we might add – over the last few … Continue reading

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Censorship: What more appropriate gesture for an exhibition on the state of Feminism in Russia?

In the spirit of International Women’s Day – a holiday allegedly dedicated to inspiring women to rise above their status as secondary citizens by commemorating that very status – institutions around the world are making token gestures and sending flowers. … Continue reading

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