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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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Bernardo Paz

Collector’s Birthdate: NAPaz, a Brazilian entrepreneur, is a leading Latin American collector. He is the creator of the Contemporary Art Center inhotim (CACI), a constantly evolving garden and art space located in his native Minas Gerais.

In 2004, he unveiled his “dream,” which incorporated a 300,000 square foot installation that contained his large country home, multiple gardens and 7 galleries. The collection features more than 450 Brazilian artists as well as artists from other nations.

He is a relatively new collector, having bought his first piece of Contemporary Art, a work by the Brazilian Tunga, in 1998. Many of the pieces in his collection, like Cildo Meireles’ “Inmensa” and Tunga’s “True Rouge” are exceptionally large and require considerable exhibition space.

On what intrigues him:

“I am specifically interested in artists who have ideas that go beyond what a usual private or institutional collection can contain.”

Lindemann, Adam. Collecting Contemporary: Los Angeles, Taschen GmbH 2006.