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AO On Site: “Pretty Ugly” at Gavin Brown’s Enterprise and Maccarone in New York, through August 29

Friday, July 11th, 2008

2,400 People to be living sculptures in Trafalgar Square, London

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2008

Newslinks: Monday, June 23, 2008

Monday, June 23rd, 2008
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Kunstmuseum Basel to Host Show of Drawings from Kara Walker’s Never Before Seen Archives

January 14th, 2021

A collection of drawings, collages and studies held for years in Kara Walker’s personal archives will go on view thus summer at Kunstmuseum Basel.  “I invited Kara Walker to do an exhibition at the Kunstmuseum Basel and proposed a focus on her drawings rather than her cutouts,” says curator Anita Haldemann. “She has hidden these drawings from the public and sometimes also from herself because they were either too intimate and too painful or too shocking to face them herself or to confront the audience with them.”
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NYT Calls for New Deal for the Arts

January 14th, 2021

A piece by Jason Farago in the New York Times this week calls for a New Deal for the Arts as a way to rehabilitate the currently struggling arts sector during the pandemic. “Not since 1945 has the United States required catharsis like it does in 2021,” he writes.
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Germany Returns the Last of the Confirmed Nazi-Looted Works from Gurlitt Trove

January 14th, 2021

Germany has returned the last of the 14 works from the Gurlitt Collection that could be authenticated as looted, DW reports. “We cannot make up for this severe suffering, but we are trying with the appraisal of Nazi art looting to make a contribution to historical justice and fulfill our moral responsibility,” says Culture Minister Monika Grütters.
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