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AO On Site at the 54th Venice Biennale 2011: Preview of Mike Nelson’s “I, Impostor” at the British Pavilion

Sunday, June 5th, 2011

Art Observed Newslinks For Wednesday December 16th, 2009

Wednesday, December 16th, 2009

AO on site – New York: Terence Koh’s “Art History: 1642 – 2009,” at the National Arts Club as part of Performa 09

Friday, November 20th, 2009

Newslinks for Monday, November 16th, 2009

Monday, November 16th, 2009

Newslinks for Monday September 21st, 2009

Monday, September 21st, 2009

Newslinks for Tuesday, September 1st, 2009

Tuesday, September 1st, 2009

Newslinks for Sunday June 21, 2009

Sunday, June 21st, 2009

2009 Venice Biennale – Art Observed summary of press preview weekend

Tuesday, June 9th, 2009

53rd Venice Biennale Art Exhibition Previews today, Opens to public June 7th

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2009

Newslinks for Saturday, May 23rd, 2009

Saturday, May 23rd, 2009

Newslinks for Friday, March 27, 2009

Friday, March 27th, 2009

Newslinks for Thursday, March 12, 2009

Thursday, March 12th, 2009

Newslinks for Sunday, March 8th, 2009

Sunday, March 8th, 2009

Newslinks for Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Wednesday, March 4th, 2009

Mark Leckey wins UK’s 2008 Turner Prize

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2008

Newslinks for Sunday, November 30th, 2008

Sunday, November 30th, 2008

Newslinks for Thursday, November 6th, 2008

Thursday, November 6th, 2008

Go See: Turner Prize show at the Tate Britain, London, Sept 30th through Jan 18

Monday, September 29th, 2008

Newslinks: Thursday July 3, 2008

Thursday, July 3rd, 2008
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Art News Explores Controversy Over Helen Molesworth Firing

March 22nd, 2018

Helen Molesworth, via MOCAArt News has a piece exploring the firing of Helen Molesworth at MOCA in-depth, seeking to understand what the museum’s claims that she had been “undermining the museum.” The piece explores a series of public statements and quotes by the curator that were critical of MOCA and its programming choices.  “Everything that happens in museums is a microcosm of what happens in the world,” she says in one quote.  “I’ve been told that I have lot of ‘swagger’—code: gay, code: black. I have been told: Do I have to look at everything through the lens of identity politics?”
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Joan Jonas Profiled in The Guardian

March 22nd, 2018

Joan Jonas, via GuardianJoan Jonas gets a feature in The Guardian this week, as the artist opens her retrospective at the Tate Modern. “When I use a myth or a story or a literary text in my work, I often extract particular passages from a larger narrative that resonates with me,” she says. “In performance, the audience hears the text, recorded in advance or recited in real time, in fragments, and sees components – such as movements, props, drawings and video – that may relate only indirectly to the text. I don’t change the language, but rather I change the context, which opens up the text to different possibilities of meaning. I don’t illustrate; I juxtapose.”
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Marc Chagall Painting from National Gallery of Canada Features in Christie’s May Sale in New York

March 22nd, 2018

Chagall-La-Tour-Eiffel, via Art Market MonitorA 1929 Marc Chagall painting of the Eiffel Tower in Paris is being sold by the National Gallery of Canada at Christie’s this May in New York, and will be used to pay for new acquisitions.  “Filled with an air of sensuous, passionate romance, Marc Chagall’s La Tour Eiffel (estimate: $6-9 million) encapsulates the wonderfully poetic style that emerged in his oeuvre during the 1920s and 1930s,” the auction house said in a statement. “It was during this period that he experienced unprecedented period of happiness, stability, comfort and professional success amidst.”
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