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Non-Museum of Martin Kippenberger Presented by MAMCO, Geneva
Article date: Saturday, April 20, 2019

Non-Museum of Martin Kippenberger Presented by MAMCO, Geneva

The MOMAS (Museum of Modern Art Syros) of Martin Kippenberger (1953–1997) was created in 1993 and existed until 1996 in an unfinished, abandoned building on the island of Syros in the Cyclades, Greece. This museum was “founded” when Kippenberger, invited there by his friend Michel Würthle, spotted by the sea the skeleton of a piece of concrete architecture. He turned it into an institution with neither walls nor collections—a non-museum.

Federico Borella is Named Photographer of the Year for his Series on Climate Change in India
Article date: Friday, April 19, 2019

Federico Borella is Named Photographer of the Year for his Series on Climate Change in India

Italian artist Federico Borella has been named Photographer of the Year in the 2019 Sony World Photography Awards for his series ​Five Degrees which focuses on male suicide in the farming community of Tamil Nadu, Southern India, an area facing its worst drought in 140 years.

£11 Million Drawing at Risk of Export
Article date: Friday, April 19, 2019

£11 Million Drawing at Risk of Export

Arts Minister Michael Ellis has placed an export bar on a 500 year old drawing worth £11.4 million in a bid to keep it in the country. The work, A Young Man Standing, by Dutch artist Lucas van Leyden, is one of only 28 drawings by the artist known to survive and his only drawing not held in a museum collection.

Notebooks of Charles Darwin's Mentor at Risk of Export
Article date: Thursday, April 18, 2019

Notebooks of Charles Darwin's Mentor at Risk of Export

Sir Charles Lyell’s notebooks at risk of export unless a buyer can be found to match the £1.4 million asking price. "This archive reveals the workings of one of the most influential scientists of the last 200 years and provides us with an extraordinary insight into a time when science was changing long-held beliefs about the world".

V&A to Collaborate with Sir Elton John Photography Collection
Article date: Wednesday, April 17, 2019

V&A to Collaborate with Sir Elton John Photography Collection

The collaboration will offer opportunities to bring together highlights from the V&A’s ‘world-leading’ photography collection of more than 800,000 photographs, alongside The Sir Elton John Photography Collection, which it calls ‘one of the greatest private photography collections in the world’.

Christie's to Offer Kiss III by Roy Lichtenstein
Article date: Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Christie's to Offer Kiss III by Roy Lichtenstein


French Billionaire François Pinault Pledges $113 Million to Help Rebuild Notre Dame
Article date: Tuesday, April 16, 2019

French Billionaire François Pinault Pledges $113 Million to Help Rebuild Notre Dame

François-Henri Pinault — chairman and CEO of Kering, the French-based luxury group behind Gucci, Balenciaga, Yves Saint Laurent and other world-renowned brands — has pledged $113 million towards the rebuilding of the Notre Dame cathedral.

Fire Destroys Much of Notre Dame, but Priceless Relics were Spared
Article date: Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Fire Destroys Much of Notre Dame, but Priceless Relics were Spared

Laurent Ferri, a curator at the Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections at Cornell University told Bloomberg the relics inside were “now likely reduced to ashes”. If some were lost, many more were saved. The city’s mayor, Anne Hidalgo, said most of the significant artwork and holy objects inside were recovered. France’s culture minister Franck Riester shared images of priceless artworks being loaded into trucks.

Delacroix and Eugène The Man Behind the Artist at Louvre Museum
Article date: Monday, April 15, 2019

Delacroix and Eugène The Man Behind the Artist at Louvre Museum

For the first time, ten students from the École du Louvre have been invited to conceive an exhibition at the Musée National Eugène-Delacroix. This project was an opportunity to examine little-known facets of the artist and provide a fresh perspective on the collection.

Notre Dame Cathedral is on Fire
Article date: Monday, April 15, 2019

Notre Dame Cathedral is on Fire

Notre Dame cathedral has caught fire, according to the Parisian fire service and eyewitnesses. Footage posted online shows a large fire engulfing the upper part of the cathedral, with the flames licking around its two bell towers.

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