“President Trump’s decision to withdraw from UNESCO undermines the historic role of the United States as a leader in this effort and weakens our position as a strong advocate for cultural preservation.”Read more
Museums in Napa and Sonoma Counties, including the Di Rosa Center for Contemporary Art, the Hess Collection, Stonescape, and the Oliver Ranch report no damage so far, though most of them are closed for the present.Read more
The parent company of the Ullens Center for Contemporary Art (UCCA) in the Chinese capital was purchased last week by a group of investors. “The museum’s founders, Guy and Myriam Ullens, announced that the UCCA was up for sale in June 2016, fuelling concerns about the future of what has become one of mainland China’s […]Read more
It’s a protest. And graffiti artist Sebastian Errazuriz didn’t physically deface one of Koons’ famous balloon dogs. But the augmented reality graffiti is Errazuriz’s way of staking a claim to public space. He doesn’t think the privilege of geo-tagging should necessarily fall to technology giants. After Snapchat announced a partnership with the sculptor Jeff Koons that uses […]Read more
“The architect behind the $18m project to renovate and conserve the building as a memorial museum says it was a milestone simply for it to be open to the public during the 40 days of the show. Tangled local politics and the sensitive subject matter have left the museum without a director or governing board, […]Read more
Sixth Tone, 3rd Oct 2017.
34 suspects in rounded up for antiquities looting related crimeRead more
(Germany; Rwanda; Tanzania; Burundi)
Newsweek, 6th Oct 2017.
"It seems like [von Luschan] got them from some burial places"Read more
Last week the museum removed three pieces from the exhibition “Art and China After 1989: Theater of the World” following pressure from animal-rights activists; countercriticism followed from artists, curators, and anti-censorship activists. Now Guggenheim director Richard Armstrong has explained his decision: “It was not only the quantity of people’s reactions, but there were a number […]Read more
” ‘Value’ is decided by the very few and then presented to the many. When I look at the AGO and so many of its peers, I see an institution guided not by public participation, but by the generic, elite consensus that rules the global art market, which s…Read more
The body of Nicholas of Myra, the beloved fourth-century bishop whose figure morphed over the centuries into the jolly old Santa Claus seen everywhere each December, was long thought to have been disinterred in 1087 and taken to the Italian city of Bari, where his shrine was built and remains to this day. But it […]Read more