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United States Artists Reveals 2019 Fellows List

January 22nd, 2019

Juliana Huxtable, There Are Certain Facts that Cannot Be Disputed (2015), via Rae Wang for Art ObservedChicago nonprofit United States Artists has released its list of 2019 fellows, each receiving an unrestricted $50,000 cash prize, including filmmaker Nuotama Frances Bodomo (who was featured in ARTnews’s “Africa Now” issue), Juliana Huxtable, Wu Tsang and Simone Leigh
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Met Reviewing Gift Acceptance Policies After Sackler Lawsuit

January 22nd, 2019

Sackler Wing of The Met, via Art NewspaperFollowing the ongoing controversy involving the Sackler family’s gifts to many American institutions and their ties to the drug OxyContinn, The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York is re-assessing its gift acceptance policy, the Art Newspaper reports. “The Sackler family has been connected with The Met for more than a half century,” says museum president Daniel Weiss. “The Met is currently engaging in a further review of our detailed gift acceptance policies, and we will have more to report in due course.”
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Haus der Kunst Appoints Commission of Experts to Oversee Museum

January 22nd, 2019

Haus der Kunnst, via Art NewspaperMunich’s Haus der Kunst has appointed an expert commission to oversee programming and strategy following turbulent months after the departure of Okwui Enwezor. The commission will “support the curatorial team and play an advisory and monitoring role concerning both content and feasibility of planned projects,” according to a statement. 
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REFERENCE LIBRARY

Deitch Projects

76 Grand Street (at Wooster)
New York, NY 10012

18 Wooster Street (Grand St.)
New York, NY 10012

212-343-7300
212-343-2954

Deitch Projects, located in SoHo, New York City, has been producing ambitious projects, exhibitions and public events by contemporary artists since its 1996 opening. Founded by Jeffrey Deitch, the gallery has presented over one hundred and twenty solo projects and exhibitions by artists from thirty three countries. A few of the best known projects include the Shopping exhibition in 1996, comprised of installations by twenty six artists in twenty six SoHo shops and the Ex It exhibition by Yoko Ono in 1998, featuring trees growing out of one hundred wooden coffins. The gallery is known for its rambunctious, spectacle-driven, live performances by such performers as Fischerspooner, Citizen’s Band, the Dazzle Dancers and more. Deitch Projects is one of the only galleries in New York that wholeheartedly embraces the convergence of contemporary art, music, fashion, street art, partying and spectacle.