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New York – John Akomfrah: “Signs of Empire” at New Museum Through September 2nd, 2018

Sunday, September 2nd, 2018

John Akomfrah Wins 2017 Artes Mundi Prize

Saturday, January 28th, 2017

Ghana to Open Pavilion in Venice This Year

Monday, February 25th, 2019

Nicholas Serota Calls for Protections to Arts in Brexit Plan

Thursday, July 13th, 2017

AO On-Site – London: Frieze Art Fair in Regent’s Park, October 6th – 9th, 2016

Wednesday, October 5th, 2016

WSJ Notes Increased Focus by Artists on Politics of Immigration, Identity in Contemporary Work

Sunday, January 3rd, 2016
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Sotheby’s Announces $2.5 billion in Revenue for First Half of 2020

August 3rd, 2020

Sotheby’s announced earnings for the first half of 2020 at $2.5 billion with sales volume for the year down 25%, but impressive gains shown in online sales. “The art and luxury markets have proven to be incredibly resilient, and demand for quality across categories is unabated.” says CEO Charles Stewart.
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Yayoi Kusama’s Gropius Bau Retrospective Postponed Until 2021

August 3rd, 2020

Yayoi Kusama’s retrospective at the Gropius Bau in Berlin has been postponed until 2021.  “To Covid-19 that stands in our way/I say Disappear from this earth/We shall fight/We shall fight this terrible monster,” the artist said earlier this year in a statement on the current challenges caused by the virus.
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Protests Begin in Norway as Picasso Mural is Removed from Damaged Building

July 29th, 2020

Protests have begun in Norway, as the government begins tearing down a massive Picasso mural damaged in the 2011 terrorist attack in Oslo. “There is a grieving process that this is happening,”  “At the same time, the spirit that many displayed to campaign to protect the building has been very positive. People have woken up to the value of this art.”
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