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Kader Attia Accuses French Rappers of Plagiarism

December 9th, 2016

kader-attia-ghost-via-artforumKader Attia is accusing a pair of French rappers of plagiarism for using imagery similar to a 2007 work of his in their music video.  “As artists, we have to defend ourselves against unauthorized commercial uses of our artworks,” he says. “We are constantly plagiarized by the music industry, or in advertisement, or fashion.”
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Denver Art Museum Gets $25 Million for Building Renovation

December 9th, 2016

denver-art-museum-via-art-newsThe Denver Art Museum has received a $25 million gift, which will go towards renovating the institution’s building.  “The North Building is considered one of the most significant objects in the museum’s collection, and our family is honored to support the much-needed rehabilitation required to bring it into the 21st century,” says chairman J. Landis Martin, who donated the funds.
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The Guardian Notes Progress in Gender Parity in Turner Prize Awards

December 9th, 2016

Helen Marten, via W MagazineThe Guardian performs some data analytics on the Turner Prize this week, charting how the award has moved towards closer gender parity in recent years.  Both the number of female winners and judges has increased in the past ten years, reaching almost even numbers of both men and women.  
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Art Observed (www.artobserved.com) is a global art news website that is seeking an entrepreneurial-minded intern for various tasks related to editorial production and business development. Our site has well into the six figures of impressions per month of perhaps one of the most desired demographics on the web and generates revenue primarily through ad sales.  The site has over 100,000 followers on Twitter and roughly 200,000 followers on instagram.  We are currently investigating the viability of e-commerce platforms and there may be opportunities to assist with this as well.  We believe that for the right applicant, we can increase that applicant’s exposure within the art world through our now well-established channels.

An interest and knowledge of social media, e-commerce, and WordPress are a plus, but a knowledge of contemporary art is also very helpful. That said our site affords access into the art world that is relatively difficult to obtain elsewhere. There are options available for a revenue share of our current income stream, which at this point comes primarily from advertising but will expand this year.

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