Former Qatar Museums employee Mikolai Napieralski has published an article on Quartz this week, pointing to the end of the country’s oil-boom, a drastically slashed budget, and increasingly conservative leadership as causes for the decline of the Qataris’ presence in the art market. “These days, the organization is a shadow of its former self, and its international staff—and ambition—are long gone,” he writes. “And that $250 million Cezanne and the $300 million Gauguin? Your guess is as good as mine.”
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Brooklyn, New York
Acconci Studio, Brooklyn, NY
College of the Holy Cross BA, Worcester, MA
University of Iowa MFA, Iowa City
Crash by Vito Acconci, image via Wikipedia
By the 1980s, Acconci explored more proto-architectural constructions, moving out of the traditional gallery space into more open, dialogical, public space. In 1988 he formed Acconci Studio, an architecture and landscaping firm, with a group of other architects. Acconci Studio, based in Brooklyn, continues to design public buildings.
City of Words, Lithograph by Vito Acconci, image via Wikipedia
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