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22-Year Old Collector Michael Xufu Wang Profiled in W Magazine

June 29th, 2016

Michale Xufu Wang, via W MagazineW Magazine profiles 22-year old collector Michael Xufu Huang, a co-founder of Beijing’s private M Woods museum, as he finishes school and continues his work in building out his collection.  “In the beginning, you buy with your ears,” he says. “You get really excited when people sell you stuff. Now, I’m very careful.”
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New York Times Explores Intersections of Social Unrest in Lahore, Pakistan’s Art World

June 29th, 2016

Imran Quereshi, via NYTThe New York Times reports from the arts community in Lahore, Pakistan, charting the violence and unrest that has come to factor heavily in the work of those educated at the city’s National College of Arts.  “The confusion is a kind of blessing because there is no consensus,” says artist Quddus Mirza. “India has this thing about Indianness. Here, there is no identity.”  
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NYC ID Program Sees 400,000 New Museum Memberships

June 29th, 2016

Visitors at MoMA, via WSJThe WSJ reports on the success of New York City’s new ID program, which has resulted in 400,000 new yearlong memberships to major city arts institutions, a point that also sees these institutions engaging with communities they had long sought out but struggled to connect with.  “It’s not just an issue of how many people are going to buy memberships. It’s how many people are going to retain a relationship to the institution,” says the city’s  Cultural Affairs Commissioner, Tom Finkelpearl.
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