Monthly Archives: April 2013

Feeling Philanthropic (Sort of): Major Changes on the way for Russian Art Museums?

On April 11, Minister of Culture Vladimir Medinsky named Irina Antonova – director of the Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts since 1961 – as Chief Curator of Russian Museums. While at 91 years old (far and away the world’s oldest director … Continue reading

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Turner Prize Nominees Announced

Yesterday, while the Hollywood Reporter was busy scooping much of the international art press on Richard Prince’s pivotal appeals case,  the other half of international art press was concentrating on the announcement of the shortlist for this year’s Turner Prize, … Continue reading

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Richard Prince wins his appeal in a definitive legal battle for “Fair Use”

According to the Hollywood Reporter, today an LA judge made a critical ruling for the legal future of, well, Art as we know it. In March 2011, federal judge Deborah A. Batts ruled that Richard Prince had violated the law … Continue reading

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New York architects rally in support of an iconic former museum

In 2011, New York’s Museum of Modern Art raised some pulses when it announced that it would be acquiring the former building for the American Folk Art Museum, next door to the MoMA’s 53rd street complex. Constructed only 12 years … Continue reading

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Rhizome’s Seven-on-Seven pairs Social Media Entrepreneurs with Artists, in the pursuit of Big Ideas

On April 4, 2013, the New York Times’ reporter Alice Gregory turned in a curious piece entitled “Does Anyone Here Speak Art and Tech?” Her driving aim was to find out why there was not more social media money circulating … Continue reading

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Russia’s National Center for Contemporary Art honors its own with the Innovation Prize

While the recent death of street artist Pasha 183 has made headlines, this week the Russian art world saw a quieter international reception for two awards ceremonies, split between its two cultural capitals (Your time is coming, Ekaterinburg…) The first … Continue reading

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Pasha 183’s tragic passing draws attention to Russian street art

Less than a week after it was announced that Vladik Monroe was found dead in Bali, the Russian art world also learned of the April 1 death of another of its cult heroes: the street artist known as Pasha 183. … Continue reading

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