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AO On-Site – Venice – Adrian Ghenie: “The Battle Between Carnival and Feast” at the Palazzo Cini Through November 18th, 2019

Sunday, May 12th, 2019

AO Preview – Venice: “May You Live in Interesting Times,” The 58th Venice Biennale, May 11th – November 24th, 2019

Monday, May 6th, 2019

AO Preview – Venice Biennale Vernissage, May 10th – 13th, 2017

Monday, May 8th, 2017

Venice: “Slip of the Tongue” Curated by Danh Vo at the Punta Della Dogana Through December 31st, 2015

Monday, June 1st, 2015

Venice – Jenny Holzer: “War Paintings” at the Museo Correr Through November 22nd, 2015

Friday, May 8th, 2015

AO Preview – Venice, Italy – “All the World’s Futures,” the 56th Venice Biennale, May

Sunday, May 3rd, 2015

AO On Site – Venice: “Fragile?” at Le Stanze del Vetro Through July 28th, 2013

Tuesday, June 4th, 2013

AO On Site at the 54th Venice Biennale 2011: Preview (with photoset) of Glasstress 2011 and Mike and Doug Starn’s Big Bambú, through June 15, 2011

Sunday, June 5th, 2011

AO On Site Preview and Summary: 54th Venice Biennale 2011 Begins This Week

Monday, May 30th, 2011

Newlinks for Wednesday October 7th, 2009

Wednesday, October 7th, 2009
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NYT Notes Generation Gap in Online Art Sales

June 9th, 2020

As art sales go online, the NYT notes an increasing generation gap, with older buyers tapering off their purchases and younger buyers continuing to collect. “The resistance from older collectors is still there,” says Anders Petterson, founder of analytics firm ArtTactic.  “When there is no physical art world, how do you substitute that experience?” he added. “Younger people are a lot quicker to adapt.”
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Unrest Over Killing of George Floyd Forces Museums to Address Institutionalized Racism

June 9th, 2020

A piece in the New York Times charts pressure on institutions to address problems of systemic racism and injustice in their organizations, collections and programs, following the social unrest caused by the killing of George Floyd at the hands of the police.  “I do not think art museums have done enough,” says Chris Anagnos, executive director of the Association of Art Museum Directors. “We have dabbled around the edges of the work, but in our place of privilege we will never live up to the statement that ‘museums are for everyone’ unless we begin to confront, examine and dismantle the various structures that brought us to this point.”
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Art Basel Cancelled

June 9th, 2020

Art Basel has completely cancelled the 2020 edition of its fair in the Swiss town, after an attempt to move the fair’s dates to September.  “While there are signs of hope as individual countries are coming out of lockdown, the global situation remains precarious, and, unfortunately, too many uncertainties remain to go ahead with the fair,” the organization said in a statement. “These include the health risks posed by large gatherings, the limitations on intercontinental travel, and the unclear Swiss regulatory environment for shows of Art Basel’s size. Given these uncertainties, we believe that the best option concerning the Basel show is to focus on next year’s edition and delivering a fair of the exceptional international quality that the artworld expects.”
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