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Kasper König Cites “Impasse” at Manifesta

by Paddy Johnson on June 9, 2014
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Manifesta is suffering from organizational issues, its Chief Curator Kasper König admitted last week in an interview with German news broadcaster Deutsche Welle. These problems, if not resolved, may have grave consequences for the event, which is slated to open at the end of June. König reports that the Russian staff have not been paid for seven weeks.

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BURNAWAY and Pelican Bomb Critic-in-Residence Program Seeks Critics

by Paddy Johnson and Matthew Leifheit on June 6, 2014
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Apply for the BURNAWAY-Pelican Bomb critic-in-residence program.

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Chicago Art Handlers and Teamsters Fight Over Results of Unionization Vote

by Henry Kaye on June 3, 2014
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The results of the art handlers’ vote remain on hold.

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Real Estate Mogul Accused of Failing to Pay for 11 Million in Art

by Paddy Johnson and Matthew Leifheit on May 30, 2014
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Real estate mogul Luke Brugnara can’t stay out of headlines. In 2010 he was sentenced in federal court to 15 months in prison for poaching steelhead trout in a creek on his farm, and an additional 15 months for failing to pay $300,000 in taxes. Now, he’s accused of art-based mail fraud; federal prosecutors have accused him of accepting a delivery of art and then refusing to pay for the pieces or return them. In total, prosecutors allege he owes 10,785,000 million dollars to an unnamed art dealer from New York for 16 paintings by Willem de Kooning, an Edgar Degas sculpture, and three works by George Luks, Joan Miró and Pablo Picasso, according to the FBI.

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After Two Years Without a Chief Curator, MOCA Hires Helen Molesworth

by Corinna Kirsch on May 30, 2014
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Two years after MOCA Chief Curator Paul Schimmel left under questionable conditions, the museum’s board has finally found a replacement with Helen Molesworth.

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Apply Now For Truly Affordable Artist Housing

by Whitney Kimball on May 28, 2014
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In Harlem, a room of our own.

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Lawsuit Filed Against Cooper Union, More Demonstrations to Follow

by Corinna Kirsch on May 28, 2014
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Why should the Cooper Union board seek money from students when the administration needs to curb its own extravagant spending?

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Chelsea Art and Tech Galleries on the Move

by Paddy Johnson on May 23, 2014
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The Chelsea art and tech landscape is changing. Eyebeam Center for Art and Technology is moving out of their current location in Chelsea at the end of June. They’re moving to their new 34-35th Street location in Brooklyn’s Sunset Park neighborhood (Industry City), this September. This coincides with the digital art centric gallery, Bitforms’ departure from Chelsea to the Lower East Side, slated for this July and follows the departure Postmasters Gallery last year. This digital art friendly gallery and longtime Chelsea resident, left last year after their rent was raised to $30,000 a month. They are now in TriBeCa.

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