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AO ON SITE: 60th Venice Biennale “Foreigners Everywhere”

April 30th, 2024

Movimento dos Artistas Huni Kuin at Venice Biennale 2024

Movimento dos Artistas Huni Kuin at Venice Biennale 2024

The 60th International Art Exhibition, known as the Venice Biennale, is set to run from April 20 to November 24, 2024. This year’s theme, “Stranieri Ovunque” or “Foreigners Everywhere,” is curated by Adriano Pedrosa, marking a significant milestone as the first South American curator of the Biennale Arte. The event is hosted at Venice’s historic Giardini and Arsenale venues, which have been central to the Biennale since its earliest editions. The theme explores the concepts of intersectionality, displacement, and the reevaluation of geographical margins in the art world. 
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London- Yoko Ono at Tate Modern

March 28th, 2024

Yoko Ono at Tate Modern4

Yoko Ono at Tate Modern

“Yoko Ono: Music of the Mind” exhibition at Tate Modern, is on until September 1st and is an expansive journey through Yoko Ono’s artistic legacy, blending music, installations, photography, and interactive performance art. This landmark showcase, the UK’s most extensive collection of Ono’s work, spans her groundbreaking contributions from the early 1950s to today, highlighting her role as a pioneer in avant-garde art circles worldwide.

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Skarstedt London: Jeff Koons

March 12th, 2024

Koons at Skarstedt

Koons at Skarstedt

From 1st March to 25th May 2024, Skarstedt’s London Gallery presents a solo exhibition featuring the work of American artist Jeff Koons. The show includes five mural-sized paintings crafted between 2001 and 2013 drawn from Koons’ series: Easyfun-Ethereal, Antiquity, and Popeye.
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Henry Kravis

Collector’s Birthdate: b. 1944

Kravis is an American business man and is one of the co-founders of the private equity firm Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. His estimated worth of $3 billion makes him one of the wealthiest art collectors in the world; he has been responsible for the buying and selling of such brands as Texaco, Gillette, Safeway, Playtex and a handful of others.

His wife, Marie-Josee Drounin, is president of the board of the Museum of Modern Art in New York. He is also a member of the board of New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art. He and his wife are philanthropists and have donated tens of millions of dollars to various causes, such as Mount Sinai Medical Center, the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York and is an active donor with the Republican party. Currently, he is on the board of the Partnership for New York City, is a trustee of the Council of Foreign Relations in New York and is a member of New York’s Business Council. Other notable positions include co-chair of Columbia Business School’s Board of Overseers, chairman of New York’s Rockefeller University and is the creator of the New York City Investment Fund.