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Art Newspaper Survey Shows Overwhelming Focus on Contemporary Art

March 30th, 2017

Museum of Fine Arts Houston, via Art NewspaperThe Art Newspaper notes the dominance of contemporary art in recent museum exhibitions, with its annual survey showing “44% of the more than 2,300 shows organized by 29 major US museums between 2007 and 2015″ dedicated to artists active after 1970. 
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Artist Lynn Hershman Leeson Profiled in Art News

March 30th, 2017

Lynn Hershman Leeson, via Art NewsLynn Hershman Leeson is profiled in Art News this week, as a show at Bridget Donahue and a retrospective at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco reflects the artist’s unique approach to digital art, gender and sexuality.  “I think her influence is strong, but I think it’s going to be stronger now that her work is more visible,” says curator Chrissie Iles. “Paradoxically, you run a great danger of disappearing when you’re young. Lynn never disappeared. She was hiding in plain sight, and now she’s appeared.”
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Former Guggenheim Member Speaks Out Against Expanding Guggenheim Project in Abu Dhabi

March 30th, 2017

Guggenheim Abu Dhabi, via Art NewspaperThomas Krens, the former director of the Guggenheim Foundation in New York and original leader in the museum’s expansion project, says that the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi project should be downsized or postponed.  “The world financial crisis and the Arab Spring has changed the equation radically,” he says. “It may not be such a good idea these days to have an American museum…with a Jewish name in a country [that doesn’t recognize Israel] in such a prominent location, at such a big scale.” 
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