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Citing Intolerance, Ai Weiwei is Leaving Berlin

August 23rd, 2019

Claiming that German society has become intolerant of refugees, Ai Weiwei is leaving his home in Berlin for Cambridge. “Europe was a civilised, modern society which was supposed to uphold humanism, democracy, freedom and human rights,” he says. “Europe may no longer remain Europe beyond geography.”
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Entertainment Unions Show “Deep Concern” Over Decline in Arts Journalism

August 23rd, 2019

Entertainment unions have published an open letter decrying the decline in arts journalism and its impact on the creative industries.  “Having a properly funded arts media is vital to supporting theatre, film and TV productions, ensuring that we celebrate the UK as a centre for the creative industries and to encourage people to get involved in the arts either as writers, directors, producers, performers, behind the scenes workers, patrons and audience members,” the letter reads.
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Christie’s to Auction Collection of Theatre Producer Terry Allen Kramer

August 22nd, 2019

This fall, Christie’s in New York will auction off more than 260 pieces of art and design from the collection of philanthropist and theater producer Terry Allen Kramer. The collection “reflects the spirit of adventure and sense of fun she was legendary for, spanning the best of modern art from the late-19th to mid-20th centuries,” says Max Carter, the head of Christie’s Impressionist and modern art department.
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REFERENCE LIBRARY

Neo Rauch

Lives and works in:
Leipzig, Germany

Education includes:
Leipzig’s Academy

Birthdate: 1960

Neo Rauch (born 18 April 1960, in Leipzig, East Germany) is a German artist whose monumental paintings owe a debt to Surrealists Giorgio de Chirico and René Magritte. With echoes of socialist realism, Rauch exhaustively mines the intersection of his personal history with the politics of industrial alienation. He studied at the Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst in Leipzig, and he lives and works in Leipzig (Leipziger Baumwollspinnerei), Germany.

Rauch’s paintings suggest a narrative intent but, as art historian Charlotte Mullins explains, closer scrutiny immediately presents the viewer with enigmas: “Architectural elements peter out; men in uniform from throughout history intimidate men and women from other centuries; great struggles occur but their reason is never apparent; styles change at a whim.”[1]

Rauch won the Vincent Award in 2002. His work was featured at the 2005 Carnegie International in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania, and he had his first solo North American museum exhibition at the Saint Louis Art Museum in St. Louis, MO in 2003-2004.[2] His first Canadian exhibit was held at the Musee d’art contemporain de Montreal in 2006.

[via Wikipedia Entry]

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