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Joana Hadjithomas and Khalil Joreige Win Prix Marcel Duchamp

October 18th, 2017

Joana Hadjithomas and Khalil Joreige, via Art NewsJoana Hadjithomas and Khalil Joreige have been awarded the 2017 edition of the Prix Marcel Duchamp, leaving them with an award of €35,000.  The pair’s work seeks to explore the portrayal and understanding of Lebanon as shaped by the Western media. They have recently shown in the Athens half of Documenta 14.
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Grenfell Tower Benefit Auction Raises Nearly £2 million

October 18th, 2017

Tracey Emin, via BBCAn auction to benefit the victims of London’s Grenfell Tower fire has raised over £1.9 million, the BBC reports. The benefits from the sale, which included works by Wolfgang Tillmans and Tracey Emin will be distributed to Grenfell families by North Kensington-based charity the Rugby Portobello Trust.
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Atelier Van Lieshout Work to Go to Centre Pompidou

October 17th, 2017

Atelier Van Lieshout, via NYTDesign group Atelier Van Lieshout’s Domestikator sculpture, originally deemed too lewd for an installation outside the Louvre, will go on view outside the Centre Pompidou.“To have this major piece in front of the Pompidou is a victory,” says Julien Lombrail, director of the London-based gallery Carpenters Workshop, which represents the artists. “It’s an incredible moment for Paris and the public when we have so many issues surrounding art and censorship. It’s important for us to engage for the future.”
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REFERENCE LIBRARY

Vladimir Tatlin

1885 – 1953
Lives and works in:

Moscow

Education includes:

Moscow School of Painting, Sculpture Architecture

Tatlin is one of the most important figures heading the Russian
Avant-Garde art movement in the 1920s. His work and his philosophies
eventually became the foundation of the Constructivist movement,
although he later rejected the role as “father of constructivism”.

Tatlin’s early work confronted the notion of a flat two-dimensional
painting as the primary art form. His so-called “corner-reliefs”
consist of planks of wood, planes of metal, pieces of twine, etc. that
are arranged hanging from a corner. These pieces appear to be an
abstract or cubist painting, blown out into three dimensions.

Art history most frequently mentions his name in relation to his
attempt to create Monument to the Third International. This project
was envisioned to a be a huge tower, dwarfing the Eiffel Tower, which
was, at the time, the tallest man-made structure. It was conceived to
be a revolutionary utopian force – a new version of the classical
monument, which at once inspires political allegiance and depicts a
heroic, historical context. The monument would be all of this, function
as the headquarters of the international Communist movement and embody
a new industrial aesthetic built on modern technology.