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Kader Attia Wins 2017 Joan Miró Prize

Thursday, October 19th, 2017

New York – Kader Attia: “Reason’s Oxymorons” at Lehmann Maupin Through March 4th, 2017

Monday, February 27th, 2017

Kader Attia Accuses French Rappers of Plagiarism

Friday, December 9th, 2016

Kader Attia Wins Prix Marcel Duchamp

Wednesday, October 19th, 2016

Kader Attia Opening Project Space in Paris

Tuesday, October 18th, 2016

Kader Attia Featured in New Yorker

Wednesday, May 18th, 2016

New York – Kader Attia: “Show Your Injuries” at Lehmann Maupin Through December 14th, 2014

Sunday, December 14th, 2014

AO Preview – Miami Beach: Art Basel Miami Beach and Miami Art Week, December 4th – 9th, 2018

Monday, December 3rd, 2018

AO On-Site: The 57th Annual Venice Biennale Vernissage, May 10th – 13th, 2017

Thursday, May 11th, 2017

Artists and Cultural Groups Organize Against Marine Le Pen in France

Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017

AO On-Site – Paris: FIAC Art Fair at the Grand Palais, October 20-23rd, 2016

Thursday, October 20th, 2016

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

AO Preview – Basel, Switzerland: Art Basel Art Fair, June 18th-21st, 2015

Monday, June 15th, 2015

AO On-Site – New York: The 2015 Armory Show at Piers 92 & 94, March 4th – 8th, 2015

Friday, March 6th, 2015

New York – “Here and Elsewhere” at the New Museum Through September 28th, 2014

Wednesday, September 10th, 2014

AO on Site Photoset – Paris: FIAC Art Fair, October 23rd – 27th, 2013

Sunday, October 27th, 2013

AO Fair Photoset and Recap – London: Frieze Artfair at Regent’s Park, October 17th-20th, 2013

Sunday, October 20th, 2013

Kassel: Quinquennial exhibition dOCUMENTA (13) opens in Kassel on June 9th, to run through September 16th, 2012

Monday, June 11th, 2012

Go See – Lille, France: ‘La Route de la Soie/ Silk Road: Collection of the Saatchi Gallery’ at Tri Postal through January 23rd, 2011

Saturday, January 8th, 2011

Breaking News: Charles Saatchi Donates his Gallery and over 200 works worth roughly $37.5 million to the UK to create London Museum of Contemporary art upon his retirement in 2012

Thursday, July 1st, 2010

AO on site – Final installment and news summary – Art Basel, Switzerland, sets attendance records, sets very positive tone, concludes

Monday, June 21st, 2010

AO On site – Dubai: Art Dubai Sales Exceed Expectations

Wednesday, March 24th, 2010

AO Onsite: FIAC Has Begun in Paris and will run through October 25th

Thursday, October 22nd, 2009
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Protests Lead to Calls for Removing Sackler Family Name from Harvard Buildings

January 23rd, 2019

Sackler Protests, via ArtforumFollowing the continued protests against the Sackler Family, a number of politicians and activists are pressuring Harvard to remove the Sackler name from a number of its buildings, including its arts museum. The news comes a day after The Met announced it was reviewing its gift acceptance policies over similar criticism and legal threats.
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Lehmann Maupin Accuses Former Director of Stealing Trade Secrets

January 23rd, 2019

Bona Yoo, Art NewsLehmann Maupin Gallery filed suit against former director Bona Yoo, accusing the dealer of “stealing trade secrets” and altering the gallery’s files before moving on to Lévy Gorvy Gallery in New York as sales director.  “Lehmann Maupin brought this lawsuit purely out of spite towards a former employee who, in Lehmann Maupin’s own words, was ‘a valuable leader at the gallery.’ Ms. Yoo intends to vigorously defend herself against her former employer’s baseless and vengeful claims,” Yoo’s lawyer, Tibor Nagy says.
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Foundation for Contemporary Arts Names 2019 Grant Recipients

January 23rd, 2019

Tania Bruguera at Tate Modern (Installation View), via Art ObservedThe Foundation for Contemporary Arts in New York has named 18 artists who will receive unrestricted grants of $40,000, including Tania Bruguera and Mika Tajima. “It’s always an overwhelming but fantastic experience seeing how much amazing stuff is out there that you might not otherwise know about,” says board member Cecily Brown. “One big thing is that [receiving a grant] is a sign of respect from your peers, and hopefully it can really help someone to not do their day job for a while and buy the time to really put into one’s own work. Even just being able to focus on one’s work full-time is a huge difference.“
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