Jennifer Allen

Protests Against French Cultural Budget Continue; Albanel to be Replaced?; Sarkozy Wants French Cuisine Added to UNESCO List; Delvoye to Sell Tattooed Man; Bari to Host Mediterranean-European Biennial

March 2008

France's Cultural Sector Continues to Protest Latest Culture Budget; Libération Reports on the Potential Replacement of French Minister of Culture Christine Albanel; French President Nicolas Sarkozy Advocating for French Cuisine to be Added… READ ON

NEWS

Art Paris to Open in China; Decline of German Art Fairs; Protesters Strike French Ministry of Culture

February 2008

Art Paris Announces Plans to Organize an Art Fair in Shenzhen, China, Next May; the Süddeutsche Zeitung Explores Possible Reasons for the Failures of Several German Art Fairs; Roughly 500 Employees at French Cultural Institutions Protest … READ ON

NEWS

Huber Excluded from Art Basel and ShContemporary; Caixa-Forum Opens in Madrid; Le Monde Critiques ARCO

February 2008

Geneva-Based Gallerist Pierre Huber Has Been Excluded from Participation in This Year's Art Basel and ShContemporary Art Fairs; the Herzog & de Meuron–designed Caixa-Forum Opens in Madrid; Le Monde's Harry Bellet Writes Critically of the New… READ ON

NEWS

Pijbes to Head Rijksmuseum; Compain Named Manager at Paris Photo; Performance at ARCO; Art Forum Berlin Dates Changed; Art Rotterdam Sees Rise in Popularity; Dercon Reports from China

February 2008

Wim Pijbes Named Director of Amsterdam's Rijksmuseum; Paris Photo Names Jean-Daniel Compain Fair Manager; This Year's ARCO Program Features Performance; Art Forum Berlin Changes Dates; the Ninth Edition of Art Rotterdam Shows Signs of Success;… READ ON

NEWS

French Debate Impact of Deaccessioning; Hoet at MARTa; Kiefer Works Recovered; Artists Protest in Athens

February 2008

Report Released on Potential Impact of Deaccessioning of French Museums; Musée d'Orsay Director Guy Cogeval Speaks Out Against Deacquisitioning of Works; MARTa Artistic Director Jan Hoet Expresses Interest in Staying at Museum; Twenty-two … READ ON

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World's Largest Sculpture Garden at Ile Seguin; A Week in the Life of Hans-Ulrich Obrist; Berlin's Embarrassing Museum Budget; Art and the Market

January 2008

World's Largest Sculpture Garden to Open at Ile Seguin; the Süddeutsche Zeitung Takes a Look at Hans-Ulrich Obrist's Nonstop Agenda; Berlin's Embarrassing Museum Budget; Dealers and Auction Experts Weigh In on the Potential Effect of Instability… READ ON

NEWS

Age of Aquarius

Georg Baselitz and Jonathan Meese at Contemporary Fine Arts

January 2008 BERLIN

Invitations to gallery openings are a dime a dozen, but how often are you asked to celebrate what can only be described as a freak astrological alignment of the art stars? Last Wednesday, January 23, two artists—supernova Georg Baselitz and… READ ON

DIARY

Goodrow Out at Cologne; Haacke Work Missing; Repairs for Buren Columns; Berlin White Cube Delayed

January 2008

Art Cologne Artistic Director Gérard Goodrow Relieved of Duties; Hans Haacke Installation Disappears Following 1991 Munich Exhibition; Daniel Buren's “Columns” Installation at the Palais Royal to be Renovated; Due to Construction Delays, … READ ON

NEWS

Kiefer Robbed; Attendance Drops at Swedish Museums; Dubai Plans New Lyon; Ai Weiwei Criticizes Olympics

January 2008

Thieves Steal Works from Anselm Kiefer's Atelier; Attendance Drops at Swedish Museums Following Institution of Entrance Fees; Dubai Plans to Build a Version of Lyon, France; Ai Weiwei Speaks Out About 2008 Beijing Olympics… READ ON

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Hirschhorn Ends Swiss Boycott; Cultural Policy in Hungary; Celebrating Fortieth Anniversary of '68; Sotheby's France Wants Market Reform

January 2008

Thomas Hirschhorn Agrees to Exhibit Works Again in Native Switzerland; Critics Urge Changes in Hungary's Art Infrastructure; Die Welt Celebrates the Fortieth Anniversary of Landmark Events of 1968; Sotheby's Calls for Market Reform in France… READ ON

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