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Ai Weiwei Opens Major Project in New York

October 16th, 2017

Ai Weiwei, via NYTAi Weiwei’s landmark public art project Good Fences Make Good Neighbors has opened in New York, with massive fence sculptures erected across New York. “New York is a city I spent 10 years in,” Ai says of his history with the city. “I was quite hesitant [to do a project here] because I love [New York] so much, it’s not easy for me to just put a simple sculpture in the city … I had to do something to pay back my respect, my love.”
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Alex Katz Does Cover for New York Magazine

October 16th, 2017

Alex Katz, via NYMAlex Katz has provided the illustration for the 50th anniversary issue of New York Magazine, drawing a series of subway riders in a stripped down approach. “Alex Katz made drawings of people on the subway in the 1940s when he was a student on his way to Cooper Union,” says Magazine photography director Jody Quon. “We wanted to see if he would revisit the experience of doing the subway drawings.” 
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United States Withdrawing from Unesco

October 15th, 2017

UNESCO, via NYTCiting an “anti-Israel bias,” the United States will withdraw from Unesco, the United Nations cultural organization, the New York Times reports. “Universality is critical to Unesco’s mission to strengthen international peace and security in the face of hatred and violence, to defend human rights and dignity,” says Unesco director Irina Bokova.
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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.