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Kassel: Quinquennial exhibition dOCUMENTA (13) opens in Kassel on June 9th, to run through September 16th, 2012

Monday, June 11th, 2012

Documenta Not Facing Threats from Budget Deficit This Year

Thursday, November 16th, 2017

Documenta Running Deficit of Over $8 Million

Friday, September 15th, 2017

Documenta Work Faces Challenges by Far-Right Over Pro-Refugee Sculpture

Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017

Olu Oguibe Receives Documenta’s Arnold Bode Prize

Wednesday, July 5th, 2017

Documenta 14 Organizers Opening Second Satellite Show in Angola

Saturday, June 24th, 2017

Kassel Planning Permanent Documenta Institute in Kassel

Wednesday, June 21st, 2017

Animal Rights Protestors Attack Documenta Artist’s Athens Studio

Tuesday, June 13th, 2017

AO On-Site: Athens, Greece and Kassel, Germany – Documenta 14: “Learning From Athens”, On View Through September 17th, 2017

Monday, June 12th, 2017

Documenta 14 Announces Artist List Days Before Opening in Athens

Thursday, April 6th, 2017

Curator Adam Szymczyk Interviewed on Documenta 14 in Artforum

Tuesday, April 4th, 2017

Jonas Mekas to Show Refugee Photographs at Documenta 14

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017

Documenta 14 to Feature Works from Greece’s Contemporary Art Collection in Kassel

Wednesday, March 8th, 2017

Owen Wilson Narrates Documentary on Ed Ruscha

Monday, August 29th, 2016

Ai Weiwei Signs with UTA for Syrian Refugee Documentary

Monday, June 13th, 2016

Cai Guo-Qiang Featured in Sundance Documentary

Monday, January 25th, 2016

Documenta Curator Adam Szymczyk Interviewed on State of Greek Crisis and Its Ties to Event

Thursday, July 23rd, 2015

Documenta Director Wants to Show Full Gurlitt Collection

Friday, April 17th, 2015

Documenta 17 to Take Place in Athens and Kassel

Tuesday, October 7th, 2014

Cologne – Pierre Huyghe at Museum Ludwig, through July 13th, 2014

Saturday, July 12th, 2014

New York – Raymond Pettibon: “Are Your Motives Pure? Surfers 1985-2013” at Venus Over Manhattan Through May 17th, 2014

Friday, May 16th, 2014

Documenta Director Bernd Leifeld to Step Down

Monday, March 31st, 2014

London – Franz Ackermann: “9 x 9 x 9” at White Cube Through April 13th, 2014

Wednesday, March 19th, 2014

New York – Ilya and Emilia Kabakov at Pace Gallery Through December 21st, 2013

Tuesday, December 17th, 2013
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New York — “Words Without Thoughts Never to Heaven Go” at Almine Rech Gallery Through December 16th, 2017

December 14th, 2017

Words Without Thoughts Never to Heaven Go (Installation View)
Words Without Thoughts Never to Heaven Go (Installation View)

Almine Rech Gallery, one of Paris’s foremost galleries, opened its first New York location more than a year ago on the Upper East Side, bringing with it a unique program that mixes a strong artist roster with a consistently adventurous curatorial project.  For its most recent venture, the gallery has brought together key figures from the canon of 20th century Western art for Words Without Thoughts Never to Heaven Go. Adapting its title from a line in Shakespeare’s Hamlet, the exhibition investigates ways artists use text as an allegorical element. Serving as a chronological and thematic starting point to the exhibition is Être ou ne pas être, Picasso’s 1912 painting considered as one of the foremost examples of appropriation of text in modern painting. Declaring “to be or not be” in French with gouache on paper, Picasso not only pays homage to one of the most emblematic texts ever written, but he also questions the mimetic essence of a painting. Can a painting of words serve to depict an image?
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Clearing Gallery Opens Shop Uptown

December 14th, 2017

Clearing Gallery's uptown space, via Art NewsClearing Gallery has opened a new space in New York City, setting up a second location at 43 East 78th Street. “We have private dealers, galleries, and museums around, so it’s a super location,” says gallery owner Olivier Babin. “As much as Bushwick is off the beaten path, this is in the center of everything. I mean, we’re across the street from the Carlyle!”
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American Collectors Rarely Sell Prized Works Once Purchased

December 13th, 2017

Christie's, via NY postA new study finds that few American art collectors sell their works once they have purchased them, the New York Post reports. “Collectors don’t apply the same principles to buying art that they would to a typical investment portfolio of stocks and bonds,” says John Mathews, head of private wealth management and ultra-high net worth at UBS Americas. “It is important, however, to institute management structures to ensure their legacy remains protected, correctly valued and insured.”
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