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

Thursday, May 11th, 2017
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Istanbul Biennial Announces Artist List for Exhibition

July 26th, 2017

Elmgreen and Dragset, via Art NewsThe 2017 Istanbul Biennial, curated by artist duo Elmgreen and Dragset, has announced its artist list for the exhibition, which opens September 16 and runs through November 12.  The list of artists, each exploring what it means to be “a good neighbor,” includes Mark Dion, Jonah Freeman and Justin Lowe, and Njideka Akunyili Crosby.
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Condo Art Fair Project to Launch in Mexico City and Shanghai

July 26th, 2017

Vanessa Carlos, via ArtforumThe Condo art fair project, which is currently wrapping a first run in New York, will launch editions in Mexico City and Shanghai, Artforum reports. “It had the same communal atmosphere as the London edition, which was important to me,” says organizer Vanessa Carlos of Carlos/Ishikawa, “and it definitely achieved the aim I have for Condo of demonstrating an alternate way of exhibiting abroad, of focusing of collaboration and of proposing a good way for audience members to encounter international artists and galleries.”
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Rocker Alice Cooper Discovers Long Lost Andy Warhol Electric Chair in Collection

July 25th, 2017

Andy Warhol, Red Electric Chair, via GuardianRock and Roll superstar Alice Cooper has reportedly discovered a lost Andy Warhol Electric Chair painting in his collection, a piece that could be worth several million dollars, The Guardian reports. “Truthfully, at the time no one thought it had any real value,” Cooper’s manager, Shep Gordon says. “Andy Warhol was not ‘Andy Warhol’ back then. And it was all a swirl of drugs and drinking. But you should have seen Alice’s face when Richard Polsky’s estimate came in.”
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