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Hans Haacke Prepares to Install Sculpture on London’s Fourth Plinth

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015

Hans Haacke Profiled in New York Times

Monday, October 27th, 2014

David Shrigley and Hans Haacke Selected For London’s Fourth Plinth

Saturday, February 8th, 2014

New Yorker Profiles Ongoing Struggles Over Abu Dhabi Museum Expansions

Tuesday, December 13th, 2016

Artforum Interviews Artists on Political Art

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016

AO On-Site – Venice: “All the World’s Futures” at the Giardini in Venice Through November 22nd, 2015

Saturday, May 9th, 2015

London Releases Shortlist for New Fourth Plinth Installation

Tuesday, September 24th, 2013

Paris – “Carte Blanche to Paula Cooper” at Galerie Patrick Seguin Through November 24th, 2012

Saturday, November 17th, 2012

Berlin: Robert Longo ‘Stand’ at Capitain Petzel Berlin through June 16, 2012

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2012

Don’t Miss – New York: “Locations” featuring works by Sol Lewitt, Carl Andre, Francis Alÿs, John Baldessari, Catherine Opie, Dan Graham and others at Paula Cooper Gallery through June 11, 2011

Tuesday, June 7th, 2011

AO On Site for the 54th Venice Biennale 2011: Preview (with photoset) of Christoph Schlingensief’s German Pavilion

Friday, June 3rd, 2011

Go See – London: ‘BOULE TO BRAID’ at Lisson Gallery Through August 15, 2009

Sunday, July 19th, 2009
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New York — “Words Without Thoughts Never to Heaven Go” at Almine Rech Gallery Through December 16th, 2017

December 14th, 2017

Words Without Thoughts Never to Heaven Go (Installation View)
Words Without Thoughts Never to Heaven Go (Installation View)

Almine Rech Gallery, one of Paris’s foremost galleries, opened its first New York location more than a year ago on the Upper East Side, bringing with it a unique program that mixes a strong artist roster with a consistently adventurous curatorial project.  For its most recent venture, the gallery has brought together key figures from the canon of 20th century Western art for Words Without Thoughts Never to Heaven Go. Adapting its title from a line in Shakespeare’s Hamlet, the exhibition investigates ways artists use text as an allegorical element. Serving as a chronological and thematic starting point to the exhibition is Être ou ne pas être, Picasso’s 1912 painting considered as one of the foremost examples of appropriation of text in modern painting. Declaring “to be or not be” in French with gouache on paper, Picasso not only pays homage to one of the most emblematic texts ever written, but he also questions the mimetic essence of a painting. Can a painting of words serve to depict an image?
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Clearing Gallery Opens Shop Uptown

December 14th, 2017

Clearing Gallery's uptown space, via Art NewsClearing Gallery has opened a new space in New York City, setting up a second location at 43 East 78th Street. “We have private dealers, galleries, and museums around, so it’s a super location,” says gallery owner Olivier Babin. “As much as Bushwick is off the beaten path, this is in the center of everything. I mean, we’re across the street from the Carlyle!”
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American Collectors Rarely Sell Prized Works Once Purchased

December 13th, 2017

Christie's, via NY postA new study finds that few American art collectors sell their works once they have purchased them, the New York Post reports. “Collectors don’t apply the same principles to buying art that they would to a typical investment portfolio of stocks and bonds,” says John Mathews, head of private wealth management and ultra-high net worth at UBS Americas. “It is important, however, to institute management structures to ensure their legacy remains protected, correctly valued and insured.”
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