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'Our World is Burning' Exhibition at the Palais de Tokyo Conceived in Collaboration with the MATHAF
Article date: Monday, January 13, 2020

'Our World is Burning' Exhibition at the Palais de Tokyo Conceived in Collaboration with the MATHAF

The exhibition Our World is Burning offers a fully political view of international contemporary creation seen from the Gulf, where wars and diplomatic tensions have constantly determined the history of the early 21st century.

Tuscan Landscape by J. Nash at Christie's Sale
Article date: Monday, January 13, 2020

Tuscan Landscape by J. Nash at Christie's Sale

John Nash, R.A. (1893-1977) Tuscan Landscape The Delighted Eye: Works from the Collection of Allen and Beryl Freer

Humanising the Art Museum: Interview with  Sandro Debono
Article date: Monday, January 13, 2020

Humanising the Art Museum: Interview with Sandro Debono

"The role of the museum today should be more about the ambition of firmly displacing the human towards the centre of a comprehensive, one-weave experience. The stories told, the experiences and the display presented, as well as the services provided should be weaved and intertwined into one albeit each would contribute distinctively to one and the same vision. This also concerns the simplest of actions, needs and requirements of a cultural space designated to be acknowledged as a museum".

Cecilia Alemani Named Artistic Director of the La Biennale di Venezia Visual Arts Department
Article date: Sunday, January 12, 2020

Cecilia Alemani Named Artistic Director of the La Biennale di Venezia Visual Arts Department

The Venice Biennale said Friday that it has appointed Cecilia Alemani as the new Director of its Visual Arts Department, making her the first woman to hold the job. As a result the Italian curator, who comes from Milan and is based in New York, has the task of planning and curating the upcoming 59th International Art Exhibition.

The National Gallery Presents 'Titian: Love, Desire, Death'
Article date: Friday, January 10, 2020

The National Gallery Presents 'Titian: Love, Desire, Death'

In 1551, Prince Philip of Spain, the future King Philip II, commissioned Titian, the most famous painter in Europe, to produce a group of paintings showing Classical myths primarily taken from the Roman poet Ovid’s ‘Metamorphoses’. The exhibition reunites all six paintings in the series, from Boston, Madrid, and London, for the first time in over four centuries.

Opening of the Berlin-Based “Help Desk” for Enquiries about Cultural Assets Seized in the National Socialist Era
Article date: Thursday, January 9, 2020

Opening of the Berlin-Based “Help Desk” for Enquiries about Cultural Assets Seized in the National Socialist Era

Since the beginning of January there is a central point of contact in Berlin for enquiries from those whose cultural assets were seized as a result of persecution under the National Socialist regime, and their descendants. This “Help Desk” is funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media.

Foundation for Contemporary Arts (FCA) Announces the Establishment of The Helen Frankenthaler Award for Painting
Article date: Thursday, January 9, 2020

Foundation for Contemporary Arts (FCA) Announces the Establishment of The Helen Frankenthaler Award for Painting

This annual grant is supported by a multi-year gift from the Helen Frankenthaler Foundation in memory of the artist, who was an early contributor to FCA. The $40,000 award is made annually through Grants to Artists to an individual demonstrating Helen Frankenthaler’s passion for innovation and experimentation in painting.

Meeting of Director-General and Iran’s Ambassador to UNESCO
Article date: Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Meeting of Director-General and Iran’s Ambassador to UNESCO

The Director-General of UNESCO, Audrey Azoulay, on Monday received Ahmad Jalali, Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Iran, and discussed tensions in the Middle East with particular regard to heritage and culture. The Director-General recalled the provisions of the 1954 Convention for the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict and the 1972 Convention Concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage, two legal instruments that have been ratified by both the United States and Iran.


John Baldessari, the Godfather of Conceptual Art, Dead at 88
Article date: Tuesday, January 7, 2020

John Baldessari, the Godfather of Conceptual Art, Dead at 88

Artist John Baldessari, whose irreverent, multimedia work and lengthy career as a teacher at CalArts and UCLA inspired an entire generation of artists, died Thursday at the age of 88 at his home in Venice, California. According to the New York Times, his studio manager and foundation chairwoman, Virginia Gatelein, confirmed his death on Sunday. At times a sculptor, a painter, photographer and videographer, Baldessari’s surrealist mixed-media body of work helped shape the modern Los Angeles art scene and, eventually, the world’s.

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