Jennifer Allen

Cologne's Cultural Complex; Büchel's Hazardous Art; More

July 2003

This week in the European papers: Shrinking budgets force Cologne to rethink its new Cultural Center; health inspectors temporarily shut down Christoph Büchel's latest installation; and Vitra Design breathes new life into a nearly forgotten… READ ON

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Embezzlement in Rotterdam; Murakami and Vuitton; More

July 2003

This week in the European papers: Rotterdam's city councilors wonder how three million euros could have mysteriously disappeared from the Museum Boijmans van Beuningen; Holger Liebs takes a look at Murakami and Vuitton; and art historian … READ ON

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Austrian Museum Boycotted; France's Art Fests; More

July 2003

This week in the European papers: Artists steer clear of a museum in Jörg Haider's home province; France commemorates twenty years of the FRAC; and Germany's cultural foundations decide not to merge after all.  Plus: Jeff Koons downsizes… READ ON

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Germany's Arts Fund Merger; Richard Meier's Roman Woes; More

June 2003

This week in the European papers: Germany's arts-funding behemoth raises eyebrows, and Richard Meier's Roman museum project hits a snag.  Plus: trouble brews at the Cinémathèque française; and Golden Lion winner Michelangelo Pistoletto… READ ON

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Assessing Art Basel; Intrigues in Venice; More

June 2003

This week in the European papers: Strong sales in Basel assuage fears of a market slump, while an artist's protests against censorship and a pair of lovelorn tree stump-sitters keep things lively in Venice.  Plus: News from Germany and … READ ON

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Venice Critics' Roundup; Soros Decamps; More

June 2003

This week in the European papers: Critics deliver their first impressions of the Biennale; George Soros’s Open Society Institute leaves Russia, taking arts-funding dollars with it; and news briefs from Cologne, Ghent, and Zurich.… READ ON

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Cries of Censorship in Lille; What to See in Venice; More

June 2003

This week in the European papers: An exhibition of Palestine-themed photos proves too hot to handle for Lille’s city fathers; Jörg Heiser highlights some of the most provocative work at the upcoming Venice Biennale; and an Italian art … READ ON

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Gearing Up for the Biennale: Bonami, Kippenberger, More

June 2003

This week in the European papers: Francesco Bonami discusses politics, SARS, and interminable videos; the Süddeutsche Zeitung offers a sneak preview of Kippenberger's “global subway”; and the Biennale's organizers lobby for new headquarters… READ ON

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Markus Sixay

June 2003

“Girls need modems.” “I wish I was as sensitive as Marcel Proust.” “Peanut butter on a very expensive Persian carpet.” “Far too ambitious.” “Adieu avant-garde” (opening a Manzoni shit and flushing it down the toilet). … READ ON

IN PRINT Summer 2003 [TOC]

The Picasso Files; Museum Consortium in the Red; More

May 2003

This week in the European papers: police surveillance of Picasso comes to light; France's Réunion des Musées Nationaux faces a financial crisis; and the controversy over Cattelan's drummer boy ends with a whimper.… READ ON

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