Monthly Archives: August 2013

Petitions, Propaganda and Manifesta 2014: A “Neutral Space for Discussion”?

So, speaking of petitions, we have had quite a few Manifesta-related versions sent to our inboxes recently. The most prominent was penned by Noel Kelly, on Change.Org. It states, very plainly that, in light of Russia’s recent, very controversial legislature … Continue reading

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When “When Attitudes Become Form” Becomes Attitude, but only Informally..?: Kunsthalle Bern threatens to close for lack of public support

This summer, one of the must-see shows of the Venice Biennale wasn’t to be found among the national pavilions: instead, it was at Ca’ Corner della Regina, where the Fondazione Prada  boldly decided to restage Harald Szeemann‘s seminal exhibition, “Live in … Continue reading

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ArtChronika Magazine shuts down

Today up-and-coming Russian art news site, colta.ru, broke the news that leading Russian art magazine ArtChronika would cease publication. Though the bimonthly magazine went through more than a few rough patches and high profile personnel changes, it was arguably still an ambassador for … Continue reading

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Catherine de Zegher releases her full artist roster for “More Light,” the 5th Moscow Biennale

  A few weeks after giving us some teasers, the Moscow Biennale – just around the corner, mind you, from September 20 – October 20 – has released its full artist roster, made up of 72 artists from 40 countries … Continue reading

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The Medium is The Method: Marina Abramovic Institute’s Kickstarter Risks Raising all the Wrong Questions

We’ll just say it: Marina Abramovic was always something of an art (history) school crush for us, even if  – or actually, because – she made us uncomfortable with simple tasks like brushing our hair. This admiration was goaded by … Continue reading

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Former New Artists sue Sergey Bugaev Afrika over “Lost” Paintings from the late 1980s

When we wrote about Georgy Guryanov and ASSA the other day, it struck us that some of the reasons that St Petersburg’s contemporary canon is not more widely recognized is simply that the works disappeared. Yes, many were ephemeral to … Continue reading

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