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AO On-Site – New York: The 2019 Whitney Biennial, May 17–Sep 22, 2019

Monday, May 20th, 2019

AO On-Site: Untitled Miami, December 4th – 8th, 2013

Monday, December 9th, 2013
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Russian Artist And Filmmaker Alexander Sokurov Shuts Down Film Foundation Over Government Pressure

July 19th, 2019

Russian film director and current Venice Biennale Russian pavilion artist Alexander Sokurov (Faust, Russian Ark) will shut down his independent film foundation, Primer Inotnatsii after ongoing pressure by the Russian government.  The artist claims that “unfriendliness and aggressiveness” from the state’s culture ministry prevented him from continuing in his work with the foundation.
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Benin Builds New Home for Returning Looted Artifacts

July 19th, 2019

The nation of Benin is building a new space in the city of Abomey for 26 objects of art and cultural heritage looted by French troops in 1894 pledged by the Macron government back to the West African country. “They will allow us to build a new museum and make the royal palaces more economically sustainable,” Gabin Djimass, Abomey’s tourism chief, says of the artifacts.
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Cary Leibowitz and Simon Lince Tour NYT Around their Upstate Home

July 19th, 2019

Artist Cary Leibowitz and the creative director Simon Lince give the NYT a tour of the upstate home, and the collection they have built. “When I first met Simon, I was already in Harlem,” Leibowitz says. “But I had been a hoarder for years, and it was impossible for someone to just move in and feel comfortable. So that’s when we started looking up here.” 
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