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UK’s BP Portrait Award Finalists Announced

Wednesday, April 19th, 2017
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Henry Tang Ying-yen Appointed Board Chair of Hong Kong West Kowloon Cultural District Authority

September 21st, 2017

Henry Tang Ying-yen, via ArtforumHenry Tang Ying-yen has been appointed the board chairman of Hong Kong’s West Kowloon Cultural District Authority, putting him in charge of stewarding the ongoing expansion of the city’s cultural district. “Mr. Tang has this very unique experience of working in the government and in the private sector,” says Carrie Lam, Hong Kong’s chief executive. “I have every confidence that under Henry’s leadership, the WKCDA project will be brought to new heights.”
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South Africa’s Zeitz-Mocca, the Largest Contemporary Art Museum in Africa, Opens This Friday

September 21st, 2017

Zeitz-Mocca, via The GuardianCape Town, South Africa’s Zeitz-Mocaa gallery, the largest contemporary art museum in Africa, will open its doors this Friday. “I think what is going to define all of this in the end is what is represented in the museum,” says Mark Coetzee, Zeitz-Mocaa’s executive director and chief curator. “It is going to win if the audience see themselves represented by their own artists.”
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The University of the Arts and the Philadelphia Art Alliance to Merge

September 21st, 2017

university of the arts philadelphia, via ArtforumPhiladelphia’s University of the Arts is merging with the Philadelphia Art Alliance, bringing together two major institutions supporting the city’s arts community. “We are thrilled that the Art Alliance will continue to be an active part of the future of Philadelphia’s cultural life as a result of this merger with the University of the Arts,” said Carole Shanis, chairperson and president emerita of the Art Alliance. “While, over the last 10 years, our focus has been on contemporary craft and design, we welcome the new resources and broader perspective that will come with this partnership.”
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