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Francis Alÿs to Show in Iraqi Pavilion for Next Year’s Venice Biennale

December 6th, 2016

francis-aly%cc%88s-via-art-newspaperFrancis Alÿs has been tapped for the Iraqi Pavilion at the Venice Biennale next year, inspired by his time on the frontlines of the conflicts in Mosul.  “The main line of enquiry for his new work will be the role of the artist in war, whilst he will also examine themes of nomadism,” says a spokeswoman for the Ruya Foundation, which organized the exhibition.  
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UK Restores A-Level Art History to Curriculum

December 6th, 2016

students-via-art-newspaperThe UK will not lose A-Level Art History, following a major public outcry, the Art Newspaper reports.  “The response from the public, from teachers and from young people shows many people have a real passion for these subjects,” says Rod Bristow, the president of the Pearson exam board, which is making the program part of their exam offerings.  “We’re happy to help make sure they remain available.”
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Steven Mnuchin Leaving MOCA Board After Treasury Appointment

December 6th, 2016

steve-mnuchin-via-la-timesThe LA Times reports that Steven Mnuchin, son of gallerist Robert Mnuchin and newly appointed Secretary of Treasury, has announced that he is stepping down from MOCA’s Board of Trustees.  “Since I’ll be focusing my full-time efforts as nominee for Secretary of Treasury, I’ve decided to resign from MOCA’s Board of Trustees,” he said. “I have very much enjoyed my seven years on the Board at MOCA, one of the country’s most important contemporary art institutions.” 
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