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Not Imagined, Not Desired: Art and Responsibility in Qatar, Abu Dhabi and Sydney

This week, we’ve been watching the situation in Ukraine and the Crimea (all we can say, never trust an “unanimous vote” in Russia – at least not where oil money is involved), but to quote Zaha Hadid, there are “discrepancies … Continue reading

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Innovation honors Monroe, FIAC in Petersburg, and Bugaev Strikes Again

So with so much going on, we’ve decided to start a kind of digest format. Let us know what you think? This year’s Innovation Prize will pay tribute Monroe This week, Innovation – the Russia National Center for Contemporary Art‘s … Continue reading

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Philippe Verne tapped as Director of LA MOCA

So, right as we were going to complain about it being a slow few weeks… Yesterday, art writers Jori Finkel and Randy Kennedy dropped a bomb when they announced that Philippe Vergne – currently director of the Dia Art Foundation – … Continue reading

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“Amnesty” for Pussy Riot, Greenpeace, other political activists?

In celebration of the 20th Anniversary of the Russian Constitution, President Vladimir Putin helped sponsor another primarily decorative gesture: a bill that would offer amnesty to several political prisoners, including the members of Pussy Riot and the Greenpeace activists captured … Continue reading

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Okwui Enwezor will curate the 56th Venice Biennale

Forget the Koons and the Kanyes. Just hours before the opening of Art Basel Miami Beach, the art world got some pretty amazing gossip: Okwui Enwezor has been named the director of the 56th Venice Biennale. About time! The current … 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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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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Adel Abdessemed’s Zidane bids adieu to Doha

On October 24, Artreview launched its annual Power 100  with its annual ado. Topping a list of mega-dealers and institutional-curators-cum-Institutions-themselves was Sheikha Al-Mayassa bint Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani. No small wonder – the head of the Qatar Museum Authority is … Continue reading

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Latifa Echakhch wins the Marcel Duchamp Prize!

So, admittedly, we had a lot of horses in this race, having worked with three of this year’s four Prix Marcel Duchamp nominees – Latifa Echakhch, Raphael Zarka and Claire Fontaine – for Baibakov Art Projects’ 2010 exhibition Perpetual Battles, which was … Continue reading

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Bleak is the New Black: Nadya Tolokonnikova describes life in a Russian penal colony

While we have tried to maintain a critical distance from some of the more outright provocations of and around the Pussy Riot group (for the obvious reason that sometimes indulging the more spectacular aspects of the case keeps the attention … Continue reading

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