Accentuate the positive

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Happy-looking art suits the Miami mood—but upbeat works can be complex and radical too By Charlotte Burns. From Art Basel Miami Beach daily edition Published online: 03 December 2014 Mel Bochner’s Chuckle, 2014, is on show with Simon Lee Gallery … Continued

The legacy of ‘Les Magiciens de la Terre’

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Alfredo Jaar says the Pompidou’s landmark show was “the first crack in the Western art bunker” Neil Dawson, Globe, 1989, © Centre Pompidou, Bibliothèque Kandinsky I moved from Santiago de Chile to New York in 1982. To my great disappointment, … Continued

Puff puff pass—and paint?

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A rock art panel at Dripping Springs, New Mexico. Photo: Courtesy L. Loendorf via Western Digs It appears as if ancient artisans had some, ahem, help in creating the abstract paintings found at dozens of rock art sites in Dripping … Continued

Lacma now casting for the Pierre Huyghe show

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Not The Blues Brothers The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (Lacma) is holding auditions for a role in the Pierre Huyghe retrospective, which opens on 23 November. Lacma seeks an “Announcer” who will take part in a forthcoming exhibition, … Continued

Artists’ studios in Moscow seized, union says

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The city has been cracking down on subsidised workspaces By Maria Kramar. Web only Published online: 27 November 2014 VN Blinov, Arshakuni Zaven Workshop, 1974 Moscow’s artists are being summarily kicked out of their government-provided studios and workshops, the artist … Continued

Study centre to celebrate the women of New York

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The New-York Historical Society plans to opens a space dedicated to women’s achievements next year By Julia Halperin. Web only Published online: 25 November 2014 Suffragettes leaving City Hall, New York, 1908. Photo: George Grantham Bain Collection, Library of Congress … Continued

Distilled delight

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Miniature portrait of a naval captain by John Smart, 1786 For enthusiasts of Britain’s Georgian period—and a good cup of tea—the London dealer Philip Mould has a treat in store. He is selling a collection of 45 works by the … Continued

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