Monthly Archives: November 2013

Louis Vuitton’s performance on Red Square even more scandalous than the Sacrificial Scrotum

This week, the upset over artist Peter Pavlensky‘s extreme recent performance seemed a thing of the past when a tremendous social media uproar followed in the wake of the sudden appearance of an enormous Louis Vuitton suitcase, right in the … Continue reading

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New Artists on the Block: Guryanov and Novikov fare well at Sotheby’s Contemporary East Day Sale

“One of the reasons there’s so much talk about money is that it’s so much easier to talk about than the art,” David Zwirner observes, in Nick Paumgarten’s fresh New Yorker piece “Why Are So Many People Paying So Much … Continue reading

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Adam Szymczyk named Curator for Documenta 14!

While the conversations raised within Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev’s documenta 13 are still in the air (especially with Jerome Bel bringing Theater Hora to this year’s Performa), this morning in Kassel it was announced that Adam Szymcyzk will take on documenta 14. Yes, this … Continue reading

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What’s in a name? Just when we thought the Afrika/New Artists thing was resolved…

Today, we were delighted to see The Art Newspaper‘s Sophia Kishovsky giving some coverage to the situation with Sergey Bugaev-Afrika and the New Artists. For those too lazy to click on links, basically four of the New Artists – Leningrad’s underground … Continue reading

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Eungie Joo takes on Sharjah Biennial, while Sheikha Al-Mayassa may have taken the Bacon

We have to confess, we’re still recovering from last week’s auctions sales, which busted through records left and right (including $26.5 million for one of Christopher Wool’s stencil paintings, pictured to the right. We’ll let that sink in.) The real … Continue reading

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David Elliott to curate the 2014 Moscow Biennale of Young Art

So, not to suggest any connection between our last post and this one, but today, November 12, the Moscow Biennale of Young Art announced that the curator for its 2014 edition would be David Elliott, veteran museum director and curator … Continue reading

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Scrotum Patrol: Who is this Peter Pavlensky?

So, we have to hand it to Peter Pavlensky. Yesterday, he gave the international coverage of the Russian art world some of its best headlines yet when he nailed his testicles to the ground in Red Square, as a vivid … Continue reading

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New Artists win their case against Sergey Bugaev-Afrika

While the recent discovery of an estimated $1.4 billion in art works originally thought to have been looted by Nazis has set the art world spinning, St Petersburg has finally reached a resolution in its own legal drama over provenance. … Continue reading

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