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Olafur Eliasson Plans Giant Fountain for Versailles

May 3rd, 2016

Olafur Eliasson, via Art DailyOlafur Eliasson is planning a giant water fountain for his Versailles commission this summer, playing on one originally designed for the palace grounds during its construction, which was abandoned due to the logistics concerned with pumping water for its operation.   “Of course I could tell you how many meters it is, but I am not going to because we need to leave it to the audience to make up their minds how high is high,” he said.
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MoMA Offering Buyouts to Workers in Preparation for Renovations

May 3rd, 2016

MoMA, via NYTThe Museum of Modern Art is offering a contract buyout for employees aged 55 or older with at least nine years of service as of July 31, as the museum prepares for curtailed activity during its ambitious renovation.  “The museum is in a transitional stage in terms of the scope of its operations, which are at a reduced level during the renovation period,” the museum said in a statement. “The program is entirely voluntary and is intended to benefit staff who are considering retirement this year.”
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Dan Colen’s Philanthropic Farming Venture Profiled in WSJ

May 3rd, 2016

Dan Colen, via WSJThe WSJ profiles Dan Colen’s upstate farm project, where the artist’s full crop output is donated to the New York City Food Bank.  “Art turned out to be way more of a business than I ever intended,” Colen says of his venture.  “The last thing I need is more business.”
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