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Documenta Not Facing Threats from Budget Deficit This Year

Thursday, November 16th, 2017

Kassel in Talks with Documenta Artist Over Plans to Keep Obelisk Work

Friday, October 13th, 2017

Documenta Hailed as Major Success by Government Officials

Friday, September 22nd, 2017

Documenta 14 Posts Record Attendance as Exhibition Closes

Wednesday, September 20th, 2017

Documenta Running Deficit of Over $8 Million

Friday, September 15th, 2017

Documenta Work Faces Challenges by Far-Right Over Pro-Refugee Sculpture

Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017

Olu Oguibe Receives Documenta’s Arnold Bode Prize

Wednesday, July 5th, 2017

Documenta 14 Organizers Opening Second Satellite Show in Angola

Saturday, June 24th, 2017

Kassel Planning Permanent Documenta Institute in Kassel

Wednesday, June 21st, 2017

Animal Rights Protestors Attack Documenta Artist’s Athens Studio

Tuesday, June 13th, 2017

AO On-Site: Athens, Greece and Kassel, Germany – Documenta 14: “Learning From Athens”, On View Through September 17th, 2017

Monday, June 12th, 2017

Dry Run of Documenta Installation Earns Calls to Kassel Fire Department

Wednesday, April 12th, 2017

Documenta 14 Announces Artist List Days Before Opening in Athens

Thursday, April 6th, 2017

Curator Adam Szymczyk Interviewed on Documenta 14 in Artforum

Tuesday, April 4th, 2017

Jonas Mekas to Show Refugee Photographs at Documenta 14

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017

Documenta 14 to Feature Works from Greece’s Contemporary Art Collection in Kassel

Wednesday, March 8th, 2017

Art Basel Miami Beach Featuring Documentary on Maurizio Cattelan

Tuesday, November 1st, 2016

Owen Wilson Narrates Documentary on Ed Ruscha

Monday, August 29th, 2016

Ai Weiwei Signs with UTA for Syrian Refugee Documentary

Monday, June 13th, 2016

Cai Guo-Qiang Featured in Sundance Documentary

Monday, January 25th, 2016

Documenta Curator Adam Szymczyk Interviewed on State of Greek Crisis and Its Ties to Event

Thursday, July 23rd, 2015

Documenta Director Wants to Show Full Gurlitt Collection

Friday, April 17th, 2015

Documenta 17 to Take Place in Athens and Kassel

Tuesday, October 7th, 2014

The Guardian Premieres Trailer for New David Hockney Documentary

Friday, September 26th, 2014
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Met Museum Receives $80 Million Gift

November 19th, 2017

Irvings, via Art NewsThe Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York has received $80 million from trustee Florence Irving, the Art News reports.  “The Irvings have been inspirational donors in building the museum’s collections and galleries of Asian Art since 1987,” says Daniel H. Weiss, the museum’s president and CEO. “This additional gift is truly transformative for the Met, and will ensure that the legacy of scholarship, programming, and collection-building they have been so instrumental in building will continue to thrive.”
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Laura Owens Makes Statement on Protests Against 356 S. Mission Rd

November 16th, 2017

356 MissionArtist Laura Owens has penned a public statement on the current pressure her project space, 356 S. Mission, is facing from anti-gentrification activists. “Alongside the protesters’ demands to close, we have also heard the voices of artists, community groups, families, and individuals in the area who want 356 to remain open,” she writes. “In addition to urgent basic needs and facilities, people in all neighborhoods, of all ethnicities and classes, benefit from quality education and art. We do not believe that access to one should sacrifice the other in a healthy and thriving society. I have always been and remain committed to engaging in productive dialogue that results in effective actions to battle the issues facing our communities.”
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Darsie Alexander Appointed Chief Curator at Jewish Museum

November 16th, 2017

Darsie Alexander, via ArtforumDarsie Alexander has been appointed the Susan and Elihu Rose Chief Curator at the Jewish Museum in New York, Artforum reports. “The Jewish Museum has a remarkable collection that includes contemporary art, historical objects, material culture, and Jewish ceremonial art,” she says. “This combination allows for a lively dialogue between culturally diverse works related to Jewish identity and the groundbreaking work of artists who have shaped art history in profound ways.”
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