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ICA Philadelphia Gets W.A.G.E. Certification

March 23rd, 2018

ICA Philly, via Art NewsThe ICA Philadelphia will be the first museum certified by Working Artists and the Greater Economy (W.A.G.E.), a New York-based organization pushing for sustainable economic relationships between artists and exhibiting institutions. “Our partnership with W.A.G.E. helps to set a new standard in the museum field, one that ensures equitable environments for the artists with whom we work,” director, Amy Sadao, said in a statement.“We’re proud to be the first museum to join this diverse group of arts and culture institutions across the U.S. who are certified, and hope that it will encourage other museums to do the same.”
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Art News Explores Controversy Over Helen Molesworth Firing

March 22nd, 2018

Helen Molesworth, via MOCAArt News has a piece exploring the firing of Helen Molesworth at MOCA in-depth, seeking to understand what the museum’s claims that she had been “undermining the museum.” The piece explores a series of public statements and quotes by the curator that were critical of MOCA and its programming choices.  “Everything that happens in museums is a microcosm of what happens in the world,” she says in one quote.  “I’ve been told that I have lot of ‘swagger’—code: gay, code: black. I have been told: Do I have to look at everything through the lens of identity politics?”
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Joan Jonas Profiled in The Guardian

March 22nd, 2018

Joan Jonas, via GuardianJoan Jonas gets a feature in The Guardian this week, as the artist opens her retrospective at the Tate Modern. “When I use a myth or a story or a literary text in my work, I often extract particular passages from a larger narrative that resonates with me,” she says. “In performance, the audience hears the text, recorded in advance or recited in real time, in fragments, and sees components – such as movements, props, drawings and video – that may relate only indirectly to the text. I don’t change the language, but rather I change the context, which opens up the text to different possibilities of meaning. I don’t illustrate; I juxtapose.”
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Thomas Struth

b. 1954
Lives and works in:

Düsseldorf, Germany

Represented by:

Max Hetzler, Berlin

Education includes:

Düsseldorf Academy, Germany

Struth, a German artist, is one of Germany’s best-known contemporary photographers. Before photography, he studied painting under Peter Kleeman and Gerhard Richter. In 1978, he received a scholarship to work at New York’s P.S. 1.

His early work consist primarily of large-scale black and white street shots of cityscapes, including Japanese, American and European cities. His first solo show was at Chicago’s Renaissance Society in 1990. More recently, his work features highly-detailed and large-scale photographs which provide a “dizzying amount of information about the empty and populated street scenes, flowers, families, jungles, and visitors at the museums of churches he depicts.”

He has exhibited works at a number of prominent museums and galleries including Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Guggenheim.
He was awarded the Spectrum Photography Prize in 1997.

Grosenic, Uta. Art Now: Vol 2. Los Angeles: Taschen, 2006.

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