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Hirshhorn Museum Acquires Works by Ragnar Kjartansson, Shirin Neshat

Tuesday, September 12th, 2017

New York – Ragnar Kjartansson at Luhring Augustine Through December 22nd, 2016

Thursday, December 22nd, 2016

Ragnar Kjartansson Interviewed in New Yorker

Tuesday, April 5th, 2016

New York – Ragnar Kjartansson: “A Lot of Sorrow” at Luhring Augustine Bushwick Through December 21st, 2014

Wednesday, November 5th, 2014

Ragnar Kjartansson Brings The National to MoMA PS1

Wednesday, April 24th, 2013

New York – Ragnar Kjartansson: “The Visitors” at Luhring Augustine through March 16th, 2013

Tuesday, March 12th, 2013

Go See – New York: Ragnar Kjartansson at Luhring Augustine, through August 13

Tuesday, July 6th, 2010

AO Preview – Basel: Art Basel Week Through June 19th, 2016

Monday, June 13th, 2016

2014 Art Critics Association Awards Announced

Wednesday, April 29th, 2015

New York – Spring Exhibitions at The New Museum Through June 29th, 2014

Tuesday, June 24th, 2014

AO Preview – Frieze New York Art Week, May 7th – 11th, 2014

Wednesday, May 7th, 2014

AO On-Site – New York: The Armory Show Art Fair at Piers 92 and 94, March 5th – 9th, 2014

Thursday, March 6th, 2014

Ryan McNamara Wins McLaren Award at Performa 13

Monday, November 25th, 2013

AO On-Site – Venice: The 55th Venice Biennale, Opening Day

Thursday, May 30th, 2013

AO Preview – Venice: The 55th Venice Biennale, June 1st-November 24th, 2013

Tuesday, May 28th, 2013

First-Ever Online Art Biennale Announced for April Launch, Will Charge Admission

Wednesday, March 27th, 2013

AO On Site (Final Summary Part 2 of 2): The Art – Art Basel Miami Beach Art Fair 2012 Photoset and Recap

Monday, December 10th, 2012

Art Observed’s Art Basel Miami Beach 2012 Guide to Fairs and Events with Newslink Summary

Monday, December 3rd, 2012

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

Monday, May 30th, 2011

Go See – Stockholm: Gardar Eide Einarsson ‘Power Has a Fragrance’ at Bonniers Konsthall through June 12, 2011

Thursday, March 3rd, 2011

Go See – New York: Luhring Augustine celebrates its 25th Anniversary through June 19th, 2010

Saturday, June 5th, 2010

2009 Venice Biennale – Art Observed summary of press preview weekend

Tuesday, June 9th, 2009
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New York – Urs Fischer: “Sotatsu” at Gagosian Gallery Through June 23rd, 2018

May 26th, 2018

Urs Fischer, Sōtatsu (detail) (2018)New York, Artworks © Urs Fischer, Photo Rob McKeever
Urs Fischer, Sōtatsu (detail) (2018)New York, Artworks © Urs Fischer, Photo Rob McKeever

Throughout the career of Swiss artist Urs Fischer, space and form have long worked in lock step with acts of repetition and iteration, allowing his myriad approaches towards studio process to create ever-evolving forms and bodies of work that change as much from piece to piece as they do series to series.  For his most recent body of works on view now at Gagosian Gallery‘s uptown location, the artist takes this interest to a natural conclusion, creating a series of panel-based paintings that draw on a gradual evolution in the painter’s improvisations on single images.
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German Lost Art Plans New Guidelines for Project Funding

May 25th, 2018

Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I, by Gustav Klimt, via Market WatchThe German Lost Art Foundation will begin developing guidelines for funding projects in provenance research for museums, collections and basic research, the Washington Post reports. The funding continues the organization’s attempts to provide restitution support for lost and looted art pieces.
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The Guardian Spotlights New Performance Piece at CERN

May 25th, 2018

Haroon Mirza and Gaika, via The GuardianThe Guardian spotlights an ambitious and expansive body of performance works set to take place at the CERN Large Hadron Collider, organized by a group of artists including Jack Jelfs and Haroon Mirza. “It’s like the way people look at Stonehenge,” says the DJ Elijah, who is part of the project. “That could be like Cern 1,000 years in the future – maybe not even that far ahead. ‘Why were people smashing particles together to work out how the universe started?’ This is the biggest machine ever created, maybe nothing will ever be bigger. So it might be seen as a ritual site.”
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