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William Pope L. Wins 2017 Bucksbaum Award at Whitney Biennial

Saturday, June 10th, 2017

R.I.P. Melva Bucksbaum, Vice Chair of Whitney Museum

Tuesday, August 18th, 2015

New York – Lothar Baumgarten: “Los Aristòcrates de la Selva y la Reina de Castilla” at Marian Goodman Gallery Through June 14th, 2014

Wednesday, June 11th, 2014

Go See – New York: Omer Fast at Postmasters Gallery through February 13 and Whitney Museum of American Art through February 14, 2010

Wednesday, January 20th, 2010

New York — mark Is On View at Team Gallery Through April 21, 2018

Saturday, April 21st, 2018

New York: “Photo-Poetics: An Anthology” at The Guggenheim Museum Through March 23rd, 2016

Saturday, January 23rd, 2016

London – Albert Oehlen at Gagosian Gallery through March 24th, 2016

Thursday, March 10th, 2016

New York – “Fixed Variable” Group Show at Hauser and Wirth Through July 25th, 2014

Wednesday, July 9th, 2014

Don’t Miss – New York: Michel Majerus at Matthew Marks Gallery Through April 19th

Thursday, April 17th, 2014

New York – James Turrell at The Guggenheim Museum Through September 25th, 2013

Friday, August 9th, 2013

AO On Site – New York: Paola Pivi, “How I Roll” at Central Park, through August 26, 2012

Monday, July 2nd, 2012

Tuesday, March 27th, 2012

Saturday, February 4th, 2012

Go See – Amsterdam: Omer Fast at The Netherlands Media Art Institute through until July 23rd, 2011

Friday, July 15th, 2011

AO On Site at the 54th Venice Biennale 2011: Final Overview and News Summary

Monday, June 6th, 2011

AO On Site Preview and Summary: 54th Venice Biennale 2011 Begins This Week

Monday, May 30th, 2011

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

Thursday, October 14th, 2010

Art Observed Newslinks For Wednesday December 16th, 2009

Wednesday, December 16th, 2009

Go See – London: John Baldessari at Tate Modern through January 10, 2010

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2009

AO News: Winners of ‘Rob Pruitt Presents: The First Annual Art Awards’ Announced at Ceremony at the Guggenheim Museum

Friday, October 30th, 2009

2009 Venice Biennale – Art Observed summary of press preview weekend

Tuesday, June 9th, 2009

53rd Venice Biennale Art Exhibition Previews today, Opens to public June 7th

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2009

AO On Site (with Interview): ‘Image Matter’ curated by Klaus Kertess at Mary Boone in Chelsea, February 21, 2009; Interview with artist Carroll Dunham

Wednesday, February 25th, 2009

Go See: Evan Penny at Sperone Westwater, New York, through February 14th, 2009

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2009
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New Yorker Profiles MoMA’s Recent Acquisition of Chris Ofili’s “Holy Virgin Mary”

May 23rd, 2018

Chris Ofili, Holy Virgin Mary, via BloombergThe New Yorker has a piece on the infamous battle between Rudy Giuliani and Chris Ofili over the artist’s The Holy Virgin Mary, which the then-mayor sought to have removed from a show at the New Museum, and which has now been acquired by MoMA. “When we acquired the work and put it in front of our committee, it looked like it had descended from Heaven,” MoMA curator Laura Hoptman says.
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Germany Looks to Increase Arts Funding by $353 million

May 23rd, 2018

Grutters, via ArtforumGerman minister of culture Monika Grütters has announced plans to increase the nation’s arts funding by approximately $353 million. Grütters feels the budget sends “a strong signal that culture is the foundation for our open and democratic society.” 
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LA Times Profiles Strong Growth for Nigerian Art Market

May 23rd, 2018

Art X Lagos, via LA TimesA piece in the LA Times this week notes the surging popularity of Nigerian art on the international market, and the institutions springing up to cater to a thriving market. “There’s a generation of young, vibrant artists of Nigerian or African origin who have felt that the gallery infrastructure in West Africa is not sufficiently developed for them to connect with the international art market from their home base,” says Tokini Peterside, founder of the Art X Lagos art fair. “For generations, when it comes to exporting its cultural capital and so many other things, Africa has had to go overseas.”
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