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Deutsch Bank Planning Cultural Hub in Central Berlin

May 24th, 2017

Prinzessinnenpalais, via Art NewspaperDeutsch Bank is embarking on plans for a new cultural hub in Central Berlin, the Art Newspaper reports, located in the Prinzessinnenpalais at 5 Unter den Linden.  The institution already holds one of the largest corporate art collections in the work. “We are working on an exciting program,” says Klaus Winker, a spokesman for Deutsche Bank.
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Roy Lichtenstein Foundation Launches New Grant Program with Foundation for Contemporary Arts

May 24th, 2017

Roy Lichtenstein, NurseNew York’s Foundation for Contemporary Arts is launching a new grant for supporting artists, seeded by a $1 million gift from the Roy Lichtenstein Foundation.  “Roy was always both amazed and very happy to not just not have a day job but also be able to do his work,” Dorothy Lichtenstein, the artist’s wife and president of the artist’s foundation says. “This is a great way for an individual artist to get support.”
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Turner Contemporary to Host 2019 Turner Prize Show

May 24th, 2017

Turner Contemporary Margate, via GuardianThe Turner Contemporary art gallery in Margate will serve as the 2019 home of the Turner Prize exhibition, The Guardian reports.  “This is a truly transformative opportunity for Margate to be part of something which invites conversations on an international scale, connecting our audiences to outstanding contemporary art and inspiring future generations of creative talent,” says director Victoria Pomery.
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REFERENCE LIBRARY

Chris Burden

Chris Burden at his studio in Topaga, CA image via wirednewyork.com

Chris Burden at his studio in Topanga, CA

[image via wirednewyork.com]

Chris Burden (born in Boston, Massachusetts in 1946) is an American artist. He studied for his B.A. in visual arts, physics and architecture at Pomona College and received his MFA at the University of California, Irvine from 1969 to 1971. Burden’s reputation as a performance artist started to grow in the early 1970s after he made a series of controversial performances in which the idea of personal danger as artistic expression was central. His most well-known act from that time is perhaps the performance piece Shoot that was made in F Space in Santa Ana, California in 1971, in which he was shot in his left arm by an assistant from a distance of about five meters.

Medusa's Head, 1990. Plywood, steel, cement, rock, model railroad trains and tracks- image via nialldebuitlear.com

Medusa’s Head, 1990.

Plywood, steel, cement, rock, model railroad trains and tracks

[image via nialldebuitlear.com]

Video of Burden’s Shoot and other performance art

Chris Burden, Trans Fixed- 1974

Chris Burden, Trans Fixed- 1974 image via jalopnik.com

Chris Burden, Shoot image via www.saatchi-gallery.co.uk

Chris Burden, Shoo- 1971

[image via www.saatchi-gallery.co.uk]

Burden was taken to a psychiatrist after this piece. Many interpretations have been made regarding this piece. Many saw it as a statement about both the war in Vietnam and the American right to bear arms. Other performances from the 1970s were Five Day Locker Piece (1971), Deadman (1972), B.C. Mexico (1973), Fire Roll (1973), TV Hijack (1972), Doomed (1975) and Honest Labor (1979).

[Bio via Wikipedia Entry]

Chris Burden, What My Dad Gave Me (rendering), 2008- electro-polished stainless steel

Chris Burden, What My Dad Gave Me (rendering), 2008-

electro-polished stainless steel.  [image via www.artdaily.com]

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