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Musée D’Orsay Facing Accusations of Discrimination Over Student Tour Policy

April 20th, 2017

Musée D'Orsay, via ArtforumThe Musée D’Orsay is facing accusations of discrimination, after a clause on its education policies noting mandatory smaller tour groups for students coming from low-income areas was widely shared on social media.  “I demand that [the museum] ensures that it welcomes all students from all educational establishments under the same conditions,” Audrey Azoulay, national culture and communication minister, said in a statement online. 
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Sotheby’s Withdraws Eighteen Works from Sale by Artists Pension Trust

April 20th, 2017

Ivan Navarro, via TelegraphEighteen lots from a sale of contemporary art at Sotheby’s this month have been withdrawn.  The works, sold by the Artist Pension Trust (APT), were contested by the artist’s respective galleries.  “We had conversations with some of the artists, and the closer the auction got, the more the artists and their galleries said that auction was not in their best interests,” says Al Brenner, CEO of MutualArt Group.  “Some of the galleries said they could get better prices.”
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Hermann Nitsch Performance Sees Protests Over Slaughter of Bull

April 20th, 2017

Hermann Nitsch, via Art NewspaperAnimal rights protestors in Australia are calling for the cancellation of a Hermann Nitsch performance in Tasmania, which calls for the slaughtering of a bull before the performance.  The protesting group, Animal Liberation Tasmania, says the work “trivializes the slaughter of animals for human usage, and condemns a sentient being to death in the pursuit of artistic endeavors.”
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