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Ai Weiwei to Install Massive Fence Sculptures for New Public Art Fund Commission this Fall in NYC

March 28th, 2017

Ai Weiwei, via NYTAi Weiwei will return to New York this fall for a major public art project,  Good Fences Make Good Neighbors, a piece commissioned by the Public Art Fund that will see massive gold fence sculptures spread around the city.  “This is the most ambitious that we’ve undertaken since I’ve been here,” says director and curator Nicholas Baume. “Certainly, it’s the most distributed throughout the city.”
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New York Times Looks at Kansas Art Council Offering Alternative to Government Funded Arts

March 28th, 2017

Brenda Meder, via NYTThe New York Times looks at the small Kansas town of Hays, where a small group of dedicated arts workers have how an arts community deprived of government funding may continue to thrive.  “When what you’re about is important enough to you, you will find a way,” says Brenda Meder, director of the Hays Arts Council, “And that’s how it always is with the arts.”
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Ibid Gallery to Close Central London Location

March 28th, 2017

Ibid Gallery, via Art NewsContinuing the news of recent gallery closures in London, Ibid Gallery will also shut its doors as it looks to relocate out of Central London.  The gallery will continue to operate its space in Los Angeles.  “I think there’s an opportunity for galleries that have been working under a traditional white-cube model to find new ways of existing and new ways of collaborating,” founder Magnus Edensvard says.
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