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Pussy Riot Member Smuggles Self Across Russian Border

August 15th, 2018

Maria Alyokhina, via The GuardianMaria Alyokhina, one of three founding members of Pussy Riot, has snuck across the border to reach the UK, following her prevention of leaving Russia by border guards. “Pussy Riot founder Maria refused to be captive and silenced,” the group said in a statement. “She was absolutely determined to perform the show and will be there in person to join her band mates to share her story.”
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The List Project in Liverpool Placed Back on View After Being Defaced

August 14th, 2018

The List Liverpool, via Art NewspaperThe List project has been put back up on view in Liverpool after it was torn down last month.  The work documents the 34,361 names of asylum seekers, refugees and migrants who have died trying to get to Europe since 1993.  “The site continues to be a target but we are doing everything we can to ensure that The List is presented for the remainder of Liverpool Biennial 2018, so that more people have the opportunity to come into contact with it,” a spokesperson says.
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Hirshhorn Acquires Tino Seghal Performance Piece

August 14th, 2018

tino-seghal-via-artforumThe Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden has acquired its first-ever performance artwork: Tino Sehgal’s This You. “For more than a decade the Hirshhorn has demonstrated a unique commitment to the acquisition and presentation of experimental and new media works,” says director Melissa Chiu. “Tino enters the collection at a significant moment, providing fresh insight and further strengthening the museum’s dialogue around contemporary performance.”
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REFERENCE LIBRARY

Sol LeWitt

1928 – 2007
Lives and works in:

New York, NY

Represented by:

Paula Cooper Gallery, New York

Education includes:

School of Visual Arts BA, Syracuse NY

LeWitt, known for his involvement with the minimalist and conceptualist movements, typically worked in painting, drawing and sculpture.

He was a prolific artist and has been featured in hundreds of solo exhibitions. He is famous for his two and three-dimensional wall installations, including his series Wall Drawings, large-scale pieces that use entire walls as their canvas and feature an array of bright designs and patterns. The series features more than 1,200 pieces. His sculptures, which he deemed “structures” are numerous as well, and take the shape of towers, pyramids and other geometric forms; these vary in size, the largest being his monumental outdoor pieces.

His work has been exhibited at most of the world’s major museums. His first retrospective was shown at New York’s Museum of Modern Art in 1978. Others have been held since, including the most recent in 2000 which began at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, traveling next to Chicago’s Museum of Contemporary Art and ending its run at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York.

New York Times Obituary  [New York Times]