Jennifer Allen

British Council Disbands Specialist Arts Departments; Updates on Russia's Refusal to Loan Works and Fake “Brillo Boxes”

December 2007

In Controversial Decision, British Council Disbands Several Specialist Arts Departments; Le Monde's Marc Roche Weighs In on Russia's Recent Decision to Halt Loan of Paintings to Royal Academy Exhibition; Many Experts Decline to Speak on Case… READ ON

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Kittelmann to Head Berlin's National Galleries; Rauch and Lüpertz Design Church Windows; Block Beuys Talks; Thyssen and Madrid Reach Agreement; Berbers Protest Christie's Sale

December 2007

Udo Kittelmann Appointed Head of Berlin's National Galleries; Neo Rauch Designs a Window for the Naumburg Cathedral While Markus Lüpertz Designs One for Cologne's Sankt Andreas Parish Church; Krefeld Museum in Talks to Hold On to Block Beuys;… READ ON

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Stocked Market

Autocenter's new location

December 2007 BERLIN

Expansion is the new name of the game for Berlin galleries. From Contemporary Fine Arts (CFA) to Galerie Nordenhake to Isabella Bortolozzi, many have recently upgraded to bigger and better digs. Never one to miss out on the action, nonprofit… READ ON

DIARY

Folie to Head Generali; Metzel's Turkish Delight Sculpture Vandalized; Geneva Art Space in Trouble; Hoffmann Foundation in Arles

December 2007

Sabine Folie Selected to Head Vienna's Generali Foundation; Olaf Metzel's Turkish Delight Sculpture Vandalized; Troubles for Geneva's BAC +3 Project; Maja Hoffmann May Set Up Foundation in Arles, France… READ ON

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Abu Dhabi Brings in Sales; Facing Copyright Infringement, Beecroft Renounces Work; Lille Beat Other Cities to Show Pinault Collection; Truffle Tempts Hirst; Le Laboratoire Opens, Merging Art and Science

December 2007

Abu Dhabi Brings in Sales; Facing Copyright Infringement, Beecroft Renounces Work; Lille Beat Other Cities to Show Pinault Collection; Truffle Tempts Hirst; Le Laboratoire Opens, Merging Art and Science… READ ON

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Jennifer Allen

on Berlin

December 2007

ACH, BERLIN . . . The past year was punctuated by the kind of melancholic moments for which the city, with its still-visible traces of war and its stubborn cloud cover, seems to have been custom-made. For many local art-worlders, the summer’s… READ ON

IN PRINT December 2007 [TOC]

Schlingensief on Bayreuth; Lucian Freud Photo; Hunt for Richter Portraits; Asatiani wins Camera Austria Prize; Dumas Takes Düsseldorf Prize

November 2007

Christoph Schlingensief Discusses the Leadership of Bayreuth Wagner Festival; Photo Publishes Rare Portrait of Lucian Freud; Daniel Richter Street Portrait Session Prompts Treasure Hunt; Marika Asatiani Wins Camera Austria Prize; Marlene … READ ON

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Porn Again

The premiere of Bruce LaBruce's Cheap Blacky

November 2007 BERLIN

On most Mondays—especially in November—there’s little reason to leave the house. But last week, porn director–cum-artist Bruce LaBruce rose to the challenge with the world premiere of his play Cheap Blacky. Presented on the HAU 2 … READ ON

DIARY

Realist Painting Dead in Germany?; Fine for Twombly Kisser; Unitednationsplaza Closes; Museum Asks to Keep “Beuys Block” Intact; Stedelijk Hosts Tours; Hirst for a Pound

November 2007

Die Tagesspiegel's Thomas Wulffen Considers German Painting in Light of Jeff Wall; $2,200 Fine for Cy Twombly Kisser; unitednationsplaza Comes to a Close; Krefeld Museum Asks Lauffs Familiy to Keep “Beuys Block” Intact; Locals Take Tours… READ ON

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Baratta to Direct Venice Biennale; Pinault's Venice Director Criticizes Italy; Hoet Leaves MARTa; “Incest” Buys at the Auctions

November 2007

Paolo Baratta Succeeds Davide Croff as President of Venice Biennale; François Pinault's Venice Director Criticizes Italy's Approach to Contemporary Art; Jan Hoet to Leave MARTa; Journalists Discuss “Incest” Buys at the Auctions… READ ON

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