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NEW YORK – AMY SILLMAN: “THE SHAPE OF SHAPE” AT MOMA THROUGH APRIL 20TH, 2020

Monday, February 24th, 2020

Foundation for Contemporary Arts Names 2019 Grant Recipients

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2019

The Shed Announces Commissions for 2019

Wednesday, March 7th, 2018

AO Newslink

Wednesday, October 31st, 2012

AO On Site – New York: “Bulletin Boards” at Venus Over Manhattan curated by Matthew Higgs of White Columns and featuring works by Rita Ackermann, Adam McEwen, Nate Lowman, Gavin Brown and others through August 24, 2012

Tuesday, August 14th, 2012

AO On Site for the 54th Venice Biennale 2011: Preview (with photoset) of the 54th International Art Exhibition in the Central Pavilion, and announcement of 2011 winners of the Golden and Silver Lions

Saturday, June 4th, 2011

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

Monday, May 30th, 2011

AO Onsite (with photoset) – White Column’s 2011 Benefit Auction, Saturday, May 14th 2011

Monday, May 16th, 2011

AO Auction Preview – New York: White Columns Benefit Exhibition and Auction this Saturday, May 15th at White Columns

Thursday, May 13th, 2010
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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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