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Guggenheim Lays Off Additional 24 Employees

September 17th, 2020

As the museum plans to reopen, the Guggenheim Museum has laid off 24 employees, with an additional 8 taking separation agreements. “The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the Guggenheim has been devastating to our finances,” said museum’s director, Richard Armstrong in a letter to employees. “I am deeply saddened to say that the museum will not have the ability to support our previous number of staff members.”
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Brooklyn Museum Deaccession’s 12 Works from Collection

September 17th, 2020

In the midst of COVID-19-related financial pressure, the Brooklyn Museum will sell off 12 works from its collection to fund maintaining the rest of its holdings. “We expect this consignment to generate considerable interest from collectors who will not only respond to the paintings’ great quality, but will also be reassured by their distinguished provenance,” says Joshua Glazer, Specialist of Old Master Paintings at Christie’s New York.
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Banksy Loses Court Case, Placing Copyright at Risk

September 17th, 2020

Banksy has lost a court case against a greeting card company this month, with the court putting the artist’s copyright at risk over his anonymity. “Banksy has chosen to remain anonymous and, for the most part, to paint graffiti on other people’s property without their permission, rather than to paint it on canvases or his own property,” the panel said.
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REFERENCE LIBRARY

Thomas Hirschhorn

Thomas Hirschhorn: Establishing a Critical Corpus
Edited by Thomas Bizzarri, Thomas Hirschhorn. Text by Claire Bishop, Hal Foster, Yasmil Raymond.

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Description:

Published on the occasion of his exhibition at the Swiss Pavilion of the 2011 Venice Biennale, Establishing a Critical Corpus is the first theoretical examination of the work of Thomas Hirschhorn (born 1957), in six illustrated essays by authors including scholars Claire Bishop and Hal Foster and the poet Manuel Joseph, providing a variety of angles on Hirschhorn’s practice.

Biography:

Thomas Hirschhorn is a Swiss artist who is known for his works of transforming white cube spaces into captivating environments that tackle the issues of global politics and consumerism. He engages the viewer and overloads the senses through superabundance. Hirschhorn combines found imagery and texts, bound up in low-tech constructions of cardboard, foil, and packing tape, he props imagistic assaults in a DIY-fashion that correlates to the intellectual scavenging and sensory overload designed to simulate our own process of grappling with the excess of information in daily life.