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Barbara Kruger to Reprise MOCA LA Installation

October 19th, 2018

Barbara Kruger at MOCA, via LA TimesBarbara Kruger will reprise her iconic installation Untitled (Questions) on the facade of LA’s Geffen Contemporary, the LA Times reports. “People in this city didn’t realize what a gem this building was,” Kruger says of the space. “It was able to shape-shift and be altered in brute, really material ways. It wasn’t a precious over-designed museum.”
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Documenta 14 Obelisk to Stay on View in Kassel

October 19th, 2018

Olu Oguibe, Monument for Strangers and Refugees, 2017Kassel’s controversial obelisk sculpture, installed during Documenta 14 last year, Monument to Strangers and Refugees by artist Olu Oguibe, will remain on view permanently in the city, following protests, defacement, and a temporary removal at the beginning of the month.  “There was no way that I could possibly agree with, or approve of, or be party to the removal of the obelisk from the Königsplatz, and it is my hope that the ugly event of October 3 will give Kassel’s leaders cause to revisit the violence that they’ve repeatedly done to artists’ works and visions, and finally put in place a decent policy to avoid such violence in the future,” the artist said in a statement.
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New York Museums Cease Use of Saudi Funds for Programs

October 19th, 2018

Met Museum, via NYtThe Met and The Brooklyn Museum will reportedly halt the use of Saudi Arabian money for programs on Middle Eastern art, support coming from groups tied to the Saudi government. The move comes after the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi after entering the Saudi embassy in Turkey. “While this conversation and a subsequent public colloquium were to be supported by external funds, in light of recent developments we have decided that the Museum will itself fund this event,” says Met President Daniel Weiss.
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REFERENCE LIBRARY

Nan Goldin

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Nan One Month After Being Battered via Tate.
b. 1953
Lives and works in:

New York, Paris and London

Represented by:

Matthew Marks Gallery, New York

Education includes:

School of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston/Tufts University BFA, Boston

Goldin is an American photographer who first received attention for her photographs of the gay and transvestite community in her first solo show exhibited in Boston.

Following her time in Boston, she moved to New York where she involved herself in the post-punk and new-wave music scenes, ultimately partaking in the Bowery’s drug culture.

Her most famous work, The Ballad of Sexual Dependency, was formed from photographs taken between 1979 and 1986 and depicts drug use, violent and aggressive human interaction and other autobiographical moments. Critics have frequently criticized her glamorization of heroin-culture and pioneering of the later-popular grunge style.

Other famous series are I’ll Be Your Mirror and All By Myself.

Initially produced at a time when most fine art galleries did not feature photography, her work is still most commonly displayed in a slideshow format. More recent work features a broader selection of subjects.
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Simon and Jessica in the shower Paris 2001, via Radio Libre.
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Kate Moss on her White Horse as Lady Godiva via The World’s Best Ever.

Wikipedia Entry

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