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NYT Looks at Current Art Projects Using Cryptocurrency Technologies

January 15th, 2018

Richard Prince's ready made token, via NYTThe New York Times takes a look at recent blockchain authorization technology, and fine art projects that have explored the blockchain as both a performative space and a place for authenticating ownership for work. “It’s early days, but this could happen in the blossoming art space as well. The blockchain is an entirely new medium for art,” Mack Flavelle, a developer and artist behind one project called CryptoKitties. 
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Artists, Curators and Directors Pen Open Letter Over Documenta Controversy

January 15th, 2018

Documenta, via Art NewspaperA group of art world professionals have penned an open letter over Kassel’s plans for the future of Documenta, expressing concern over the resignation of director Annette Kulenkampff.  The letter challenges the assertion that there “has been no proof whatsoever of (Kulenkampff’s) culpability” for the program’s budget deficits “which arose through a program concept for which all parties shared responsibility.”
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Tate Museum and National Galleries Scotland Break Relationships with Anthony d’Offay Over Claims of Sexual Harassment

January 15th, 2018

Art dealer Anthony d’Offay, via GuardianThe Tate and the National Galleries Scotland have suspended their relationships with dealer Anthony d’Offay over accusations of sexual harassment and inappropriate behavior. “In light of these allegations, Tate and NGS have decided that it is appropriate to suspend any further contact with Mr D’Offay until these matters have been clarified,” the organizations said in a joint statement.
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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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