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2009 Venice Biennale – Art Observed summary of press preview weekend

Tuesday, June 9th, 2009

Go See – New York: Francis Bacon – A Centenary Retrospective at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Through August 16, 2009

Wednesday, May 27th, 2009

Go See: Franz West’s “To Build a House You Start with the Roof: Work, 1972 – 2008” at the LACMA, Los Angeles, through 7 June, 2009

Sunday, May 3rd, 2009

Go See: Marnie Weber ‘The Bondage of Decay’ at Marc Jancou Contemporary, New York, through June 6, 2009

Monday, April 27th, 2009

Go See: The Generational: Younger Than Jesus at The New Museum, through 5 July, 2009

Saturday, April 25th, 2009

Go See: Jenny Holzer’s ‘PROTECT PROTECT’ at the Whitney Museum of American Art, through May 31, 2009

Saturday, March 14th, 2009

Murakami Coming to Brooklyn Museum

Saturday, January 5th, 2008

Yue Minjun’s first U.S. museum show to open October 14th

Thursday, October 11th, 2007

Cai Guo-Qiang Mid-Career Retrospective @ Guggenheim Museum

Monday, September 10th, 2007

Go See – New York: Hiroshi Sugimoto, The Day After at Pace Gallery through December 24, 2010

Wednesday, December 8th, 2010

Go See – New York (With Video): Yoshitomo Nara "Nobody's Fool" at the Asia Society through January 2, 2011

Saturday, October 2nd, 2010

Pipilotti Rist

Thursday, January 3rd, 2008

Los Angeles – “Revolution in the Making: Abstract Sculpture by Women, 1947-2016” at Hauser, Wirth & Schimmel Through September 4th, 2016

Sunday, May 8th, 2016

Met Announces Plans for Former Whitney Building, Set to Open in May

Thursday, August 27th, 2015

London – Duane Hanson at The Serpentine Gallery Through September 13th, 2015

Thursday, August 6th, 2015

New York – Piotr Uklanski: “Fatal Attraction” at The Met Through August 16th, 2015

Friday, April 24th, 2015

London – John Baldessari: “Pictures & Scripts” at Marian Goodman Gallery Through April 25th, 2015

Sunday, April 12th, 2015

AO Preview – New York: Armory Week, March 3rd – 8th, 2015

Wednesday, March 4th, 2015

New York – Dan Colen: “Miracle Paintings” at Gagosian Gallery, through October 18th 2014

Friday, September 19th, 2014

London – Giuseppe Penone: “Circling” at Gagosian Gallery Through May 31st, 2014

Tuesday, May 27th, 2014

New York – Raymond Pettibon: “Are Your Motives Pure? Surfers 1985-2013” at Venus Over Manhattan Through May 17th, 2014

Friday, May 16th, 2014

New York – Carrie Mae Weems: “Three Decades of Photography” at The Guggenheim Through May 14th, 2014

Wednesday, May 14th, 2014

New York – Urs Fischer: “last supper” and “mermaid, pig, bro w/hat” at Gagosian Gallery Through May 8th, 2014

Tuesday, April 29th, 2014

Stockholm – Brad Kahlhamer: “The Four Hairs” at Andréhn-Schiptjenko Through March 29th, 2014

Thursday, March 27th, 2014
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Economist Explores Implications on Restoration and Appraisal Technology

January 19th, 2018

Rijksmuseum, via ArchdailyA piece in The Economist looks at recent technologies in art appraisal and conservation, and questions how these developments may challenge the authority and stability of work in the field. “In the pursuit of knowledge about works of art, the language of science and that of the humanities both have to be spoken,” claims Robert van Langh, the Rijksmuseum’s head of conservation. 
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Andreas Gursky Speaks on His Early Work for The Guardian

January 19th, 2018

Andreas Gursky, via GuardianThe Guardian has an interview with Andreas Gursky this week, detailing the artist’s early experimentations in a photo of Salermo harbor that brought him to realize his most iconic works. “My teachers, the conceptual artists Bernd and Hilla Becher, had told me to avoid photographing with sunlight, blue sky or strong shadows, he says. “But I thought the warm sunlight here made for something quite kitsch. Also, up until this point, human beings had been the focus of my work – but here there were none in sight. Yet I was overwhelmed by what I saw: the complexity of the image, the accumulation of goods, the cars, the containers. I hadn’t been sure the photograph would work. I just felt compelled. It was pure intuition.”
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Tate Britain Director Alex Farquharson Interviewed in Art Newspaper

January 19th, 2018

Tate Britain, via ArtforumTate Britain director Alex Farquharson is interviewed in the Art Newspaper this week, detailing his vision for a major rehang at the museum. “Tate Britain has an exciting role in presenting art in a societal context, both past and present, so it is a question of the stories that we tell,” he says. “I have set out three pillars that inform our curatorial choices and how we communicate them. These are a trio of relationships: art and society, history and the present, and Britain and the world.”
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