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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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Philadelphia Museum of Art Employees Seek Union

May 28th, 2020

Workers at the Philadelphia Museum of Art are seeking to unionize, Art Newspaper reports.  “The PMA serves the people of Philadelphia, and it must emerge from the Covid-19 crisis as a safe, accessible and equitable place where all can engage with the arts,” the group of organizers said. “For this to be possible, working people must have a seat at the table in museum decision-making.”
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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

External Link

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