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Munich’s Haus der Kunst May Lay Off Large Pewrcentage of Part-Time Staff

July 15th, 2019

After several years of struggles, Munich’s Haus der Kunst may lay off two-thirds of its part-time or replace jobs with outsourced labor.  The museum has suffered from financial troubles in the past months.  Sources say the layoffs come “because we are aiming for a partial closure rather than a complete closure during the due renovation.” 
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Biennale Paris Committe Chairs Resign Over Investigations

July 15th, 2019

Two chairmen of the Biennale Paris’s vetting committee have resigned over the inclusion of exhibitors targeted by criminal investigations in the fair.  The fair has seen controversies mount since a 2016 investigation over the inclusion of forged works.
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Artist Hilary Harkness Heads to P.P.O.W. Gallery

July 15th, 2019

P.P.O.W. Gallery in Manhattan has added painter Hilary Harkness, who joins from the now shuttered Mary Boone.  “She has a very individual voice,” cofounder Wendy Olsoff says. “Her point of view and technique and idiosyncratic style are very much her own… I think a lot of younger women and men don’t know her work and seeing it at our gallery will be eye-opening and exciting.”
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REFERENCE LIBRARY

Dan Flavin

1933 – 1996
Lives and works in:

New York, NY

Represented by:

Paula Cooper Gallery, New York

Education includes:

Columbia University, New York
New School for Social Research, New York

Flavin is a Minimalist artist best known for his installations that feature fluorescent light fixtures.

Never receiving formal instruction regarding art, his first solo show was held in 1961 at New York’s Judson Gallery. That same year, he began experiment with electric light, ultimately leading to his first work that featured fluorescent light released in 1963 called the diagonal of May 25, 1963. In 1964, he was given an award by the William and Norma Copley Foundation following a recommendation by Marcel Duchamp, the artistic pioneer linked closely to the Dada and Surrealist movements.

Flavin’s involvement with key art shows in the latter half of the 1960s earned him the reputation as one of the originators if Minimal art. In 1969, his first retrospective “fluorescent light, etc. Dan Flavin” traveled throughout North America. The Dia Art Foundation began purchasing his works in 1974 and in 1983, facilitating his largest permanent installation of nine works in a former firehouse in Bridgehampton, New York, now known as the Dan Flavin Art Institute.

Since his death in 1996, three other permanent installations have been erected; one in Milan in 1997, one in Houston in 1998 and one in 2000 at Donald Judd’s Marfa, Texas Chinati Foundation.

Zwirner & With New York, March 6 – May 3 2008 [ArtObserved]

External Links

Wikipedia Entry