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Beatrix Ruf Heads to Garage Museum in Moscow

Wednesday, November 6th, 2019

Stedelijk and Beatrix Ruf Reach Amicable Agreement to “Leave Past Behind”

Monday, January 7th, 2019

Group of Arts Professionals Call for Beatrix Ruff’s Reinstatement at Stedelijk

Saturday, February 24th, 2018

Beatrix Ruf Interviewed by NYT

Thursday, November 9th, 2017

Beatrix Ruf Steps Down from Stedelijk Over Accusations of Conflict of Interest

Thursday, October 19th, 2017

Art Newspaper Interviews New Stedelijk Director Beatrix Ruf

Friday, June 20th, 2014

Stedelijk Musuem Appoints New Board Members

Wednesday, January 2nd, 2019

AO On-Site – Basel: Art Basel at Messe Basel Through June 18th, 2017

Tuesday, June 13th, 2017

Stedelijk Director Calls for Consideration of “De-Growth” for Museums

Monday, March 13th, 2017

Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen Donate 175 Works to Stedelijk Museum

Friday, February 6th, 2015

Paris – FIAC 39th International Contemporary Art Fair Week Preview: October 18th-21st, 2012

Wednesday, October 17th, 2012

AO Newslink

Tuesday, June 12th, 2012

AO On Site – London (with newslink summary): Frieze Art Fair 2010 opens to relatively brisk buying from still measured collectors

Thursday, October 14th, 2010

AO On Site Report #2 – Art Basel, Switzerland, Focus on Quality Drives Buyers

Friday, June 18th, 2010
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NYT Notes Generation Gap in Online Art Sales

June 9th, 2020

As art sales go online, the NYT notes an increasing generation gap, with older buyers tapering off their purchases and younger buyers continuing to collect. “The resistance from older collectors is still there,” says Anders Petterson, founder of analytics firm ArtTactic.  “When there is no physical art world, how do you substitute that experience?” he added. “Younger people are a lot quicker to adapt.”
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Unrest Over Killing of George Floyd Forces Museums to Address Institutionalized Racism

June 9th, 2020

A piece in the New York Times charts pressure on institutions to address problems of systemic racism and injustice in their organizations, collections and programs, following the social unrest caused by the killing of George Floyd at the hands of the police.  “I do not think art museums have done enough,” says Chris Anagnos, executive director of the Association of Art Museum Directors. “We have dabbled around the edges of the work, but in our place of privilege we will never live up to the statement that ‘museums are for everyone’ unless we begin to confront, examine and dismantle the various structures that brought us to this point.”
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Art Basel Cancelled

June 9th, 2020

Art Basel has completely cancelled the 2020 edition of its fair in the Swiss town, after an attempt to move the fair’s dates to September.  “While there are signs of hope as individual countries are coming out of lockdown, the global situation remains precarious, and, unfortunately, too many uncertainties remain to go ahead with the fair,” the organization said in a statement. “These include the health risks posed by large gatherings, the limitations on intercontinental travel, and the unclear Swiss regulatory environment for shows of Art Basel’s size. Given these uncertainties, we believe that the best option concerning the Basel show is to focus on next year’s edition and delivering a fair of the exceptional international quality that the artworld expects.”
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