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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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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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A Call for Proposals to Reimagine Russia’s National Center for Contemporary Art

A few days ago, Sophia Kishkovsky published an article on The Art Newspaper titled “Moscow biennial curator and artists explain why we shouldn’t boycott Russia,” in which Biennale curator Catherine de Zegher compares provocative art to fast food (“It flares up, then it’s finished.”) What was … 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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Simon de Pury leaves Phillips to Mercury

Just weeks before the New Year, the inimitable Simon de Pury left the art world scratching his head as he announced he would be leaving Phillips de Pury – the auction house whose brand he helped to build, but which … Continue reading

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“The End of Fun” for the Russian Art World?: A Look Back at 2012

2012 will go down as the Year of the Balaclava for the Russian Art World, the year when all the world put on their Free Pussy Riot t-shirts and smiled for the cameras. (Which, admittedly, is still a big step … Continue reading

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Matthew Brannon serves up “aspirational cheese” to help benefit the Lincoln Center

In the past, we’ve confessed, we’re quite the fans of Vera List and her admirable Art Project, which brought some of the most intriguing and coveted artists to the Lincoln Center in a format that was accessible to a broader … Continue reading

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“Gaiety is the Most Outstanding Feature of the Soviet Union”: The Saatchi Gallery looks at Contemporary Russian Art

This week the Saatchi Gallery in London will launch the group show, Gaiety is the Most Outstanding Feature of the Soviet Union: Art from Russia. The exhibition owes its title to a speech by Stalin, but its work comes mainly from … Continue reading

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Passing Time at Lincoln Center: Christian Marclay’s Clock returns to New York

This week, Lincoln Center will kick off the triumphant return of Christian Marclay‘s much-lauded “The Clock” to New York. The 24 hour marvel uses a cleverly-edited montage of film clips to act as a real-time clock within the exhibition space. In … Continue reading

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We Need to Talk About Jeddah

As we approach the year anniversary of the Arab spring, the question arises: what do we expect to see? What qualifies as “progress”? Edge of Arabia took a stab at answering, with its homecoming exhibition in Jeddah, candidly titled We … Continue reading

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