PARIS — “Museum and mausoleum are connected by more than phonetic association,” the theorist and critic Theodor Adorno wrote in 1953. At the Palais de Tokyo, the sepulchral New Ghost Stories (Nouvelles Histoires de Fantômes) revisits this relationship by addressing the museum exhibition in the age of its mechanical reproduction.
A guerilla installation critiquing the artist Tom Otterness’s 1977 killing of an adopted dog has appeared in the 14th Street – Eighth Avenue subway station, Gothamist reported.
Researchers have uncovered further evidence that human ancestors may have begun producing cave art earlier than previously thought. A
Ammar Abdul-Rasool, a Bahraini photographer arrested in July, has been tortured during his continuing detention, the Bahrain Centre for Human Rights (BCHR) reported.
After registering objections from 61 participating artists that were supported by the entire curatorial delegation of its 31st São Paulo Biennial, the Fundaçao Bienal São Paulo has agreed to “clearly disassociate” Israeli funding from the general sponsorship of the exhibition.
The curators of the 31st São Paulo Biennial have supported the artists’ call on the organization to return Israeli sponsorship funds, a demand they believe “should be a trigger to think about the funding sources of major cultural events.”
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Artists participating in the 31st São Paulo Biennial have signed an open letter calling on the organizers to return sponsorship funds accepted from the Israeli state, Hyperallergic has learned.
A recent appraisal commissioned by Art Capital Group claims that the Detroit Institute of Arts collection is worth significantly more than previously found by both Christie’s and Artvest Partners, the two firms that had previously evaluated the collection in connection with the city of Detroit’s bankruptcy proceedings.
A paper released earlier this month by a group of Rutgers University researchers applies computer vision and machine learning to the question of artistic influence.
A collection of Anglo-European avant-garde and modernist magazines dating to the late 19th and early 20th centuries has been compiled by Monoskop.
Gwangju Biennale Foundation President Lee Yong-woo has resigned over the censorship of an artwork by the Korean government, the Korea Herald reported.