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Pipilotti Rist Speaks to Artforum on New Museum Survey

October 26th, 2016

pipilotti-rist-via-artforumPipilotti Rist speaks to Artforum this week, as the artist’s opens her New Museum survey, Pixel Forest.  “Pixel Forest is, in a way, reconciling daily and nightly lights with our synapses and inner feelings; I try to bring a poetic order,” she says. “It’s a very emotional, intuitive work that converges both the technological and the biological.”
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Israel’s Divisive Culture Minister Miri Regev Profiled in NYT

October 26th, 2016

miri-regev-via-nytThe New York Times has a lengthy piece on Miri Regev, Israel’s Culture Minister, and the rift she has created between the state and its left-leaning creative class.  “There’s a new group on the right that says: We’re unwilling to bow our heads any longer,” she says. “We’re unwilling to let the left decide for us if we’re in charge.”
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Top Turin Museum Official Resigns Over Ongoing Spat with City’s Mayor

October 26th, 2016

chiara-appendino-via-the-guardianOne of the top museum officials in the Italian city of Turin has resigned following a public spat with the city’s mayor.  Patrizia Asproni, the head of the Turin Museum Foundation, stepped down after the city’s populist mayor, Chiara Appendino, publicly criticized her over the failure to secure a Manet exhibition.  The feud underscores growing uncertainty over support for the arts in the city, as Appendino’s stance towards the city’s institutions continues to garner criticism.  “It is a terrible thing that the mayor wants to decide which exhibitions go to museums,” Asproni says. “I think this [calling for my resignation] was a political move because of course I arrived with the previous mayor and he asked me to build the culture of the town and I said: ‘Yes, of course, why not?’”
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