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It seems that in the past few weeks, Russia has been in the headlines for reasons that leave more to be desired. Stepping into the global conversation this month, Russia’s two greatest cultural institutions – the ballet and the avant-garde … 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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Vladey!: In a Record-Breaking Week, Moscow gets an Auction of its Own

If we thought the Frieze Art Fair and “The Age of Koons” had us busy, this week held one record-breaking auction after another. Things kicked off Monday at Christie’s New York, where Leonardo DiCaprio’s 11th Hour auction brought in $38.8 million in support … Continue reading

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Auction Week Appetizers: Frieze New York and the Age of Koons

This week, contemporary art took hold of New York – and we’re not just referring to Jeff Koons‘ extra creepy cover of New York magazine, heralding “The Age of Koons.” “The most successful artist” did cause plenty of commotion, though, … Continue reading

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Restitution in the News: The Met’s return of two Cambodian Sculptures may aid Antonova

Last week, we reported how newly-appointed Chief Curator of Russian Museums Irina Antonova did not waste time, promptly petitioning Putin (on national TV, no less) to consider re-establishing the Museum of Modern Western Art. Originally founded in 1919, and 1923, the … 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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