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Museum Directors Outline Reopening Strategies in Art Newspaper

May 29th, 2020

A group of museum directors speak to Art Newspaper this week about their plans to reopen, and how they plan to respond to COVID-19 concerns.  The directors detail a range of strategies, from timed entry to controlling flow in and out of galleries.
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Ai Weiwei Creates Face Masks to Benefit COVID-19 Charities

May 29th, 2020

Ai Weiwei has created a set of surgical masks to aid coronavirus charities. “It is such a waste. There is so much argument around the mask,” he says of the face mask as a cultural artifact of the era. “A face mask weighs only three grams but it carries so much state argument about global safety and who has it and who doesn’t have it.”
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Adam Lindemann Sues to Break Lease on Venus Over Manhattan Space in NY

May 28th, 2020

Collector and dealer Adam Lindemann is suing real estate mogul Aby Rosen to break his lease on the Venus Over Manhattan space at 980 Madison Avenue in New York, asserting he can no longer due business there due to the COVID-19 pandemic. “Is it only the tenant’s responsibility when the tenant can’t use the space as intended or may never be able to?” says Errol Margolin, the gallery’s lawyer. “When you have a gallery opening, you have 500 people. If you have social distancing, how can you have 500 people in the future?”
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REFERENCE LIBRARY

Kara Walker

b. 1969
Lives and works in:

New York, NY

Represented by:

Max Hetzler, Berlin

Education includes:

Rhode Island School of Design MFA, Providence Atlanta College of Art BFA, Atlanta

Walker, an African-American painter, often tackles issues like race, gender, violence and identity. Much of her work deals specifically with African diaspora as well as reminding of the horrors and grim realities that characterized the 19th American South. She often draws on famous characters from American literature and folklore to reveal subtle racism and stereotypes.

Walker’s work has been exhibited in museums like The Renaissance Museum in Chicago, New York’s Museum of Modern Art, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Minneapolis’ Walker Art Center and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago.

Famous works include ‘Motherland‘ and the large-scale exhibit For the Benefit of All Mankind (Mos’ Specially the Master One, Boss).

In 2007, she was included in Time Magazine’s list of the world’s 100 most influential artists and entertainers. She is currently a faculty member of Columbia University’s MFA program.

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