Jennifer Allen

Fondation Pinault Meets Opposition; Stuttgart's New Art Museum

March 2005

Fondation Pinault meets opposition from local urban planning associations; and Stuttgart unveils its new art museum.… READ ON

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Anselm Kiefer on Dangerous Politics; A Le Corbusier Building Belatedly Nears Completion; Culture Workers in Constant Motion

March 2005

Anselm Kiefer, reflecting on international affairs, compares American foreign policy to “a cliché cowboy film”; a Le Corbusier building belatedly nears completion, though the architect's foundation may refuse to certify it; and Die Süddeutsche… READ ON

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Bismuth Takes Home an Oscar; Sierra's “Bacteriologically Harmless” Installation; Tiravanija on “Tomorrow Is Another Fine Day”

February 2005

Pierre Bismuth shares the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay with Michel Gondry and Charlie Kaufman; Santiago Sierra fills Hanover's Kestnergesellschaft with mud; and Rirkrit Tiravanija discusses the inspirations behind his traveling… READ ON

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Carlos Amorales

February 2005

“Why fear the future?” is the titular question that animates this exhibition. By way of an answer, Carlos Amorales transformed his personal collection of four hundred-plus images—from his favorite childhood toy to a found crumpled poster of… READ ON

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Harald Szeemann Dies at Seventy-One; Protesting Sexism at the Pompidou; France's New Contemporary Art Chief

February 2005

Legendary curator Harald Szeemann dies at seventy-one; protestors charge the Centre Pompidou with sexism; and Olivier Kaeppelin, newly appointed head of France's Délégation aux arts plastiques, discusses the role of collectors in contemporary… READ ON

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London ICA Considers Obrist for Directorship; France's National Institute of Art History Opens; A Successful Run for ARCO 2005

February 2005

Hans-Ulrich Obrist emerges as the frontrunner in the ICA London's search for a new director; the Institut national de l'histoire de l'art opens in Paris; and the 2005 ARCO fair attracts 200,000 visitors.… READ ON

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Berlin's New Art Hub; Layoffs at Paris Museums; the Moscow Biennale

February 2005

Frankfurt gallerist Helmut Schuster announces plans to bring together contemporary art museums and galleries in a converted Berlin factory; fifteen Paris museums find their websites abruptly “put to sleep” by staff cuts; and “Dialectics of … READ ON

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1000 WORDS: LIAM GILLICK AND PHILIPPE PARRENO

February 2005

What is the relationship between artists and copyright law? Liam Gillick and Philippe Parreno offer some reflections on this topic in “Briannnnnn and Ferryyyyyy,” 2004, a series of short animations riffing on that old cartoon staple, the … READ ON

IN PRINT February 2005 [TOC]

Angus Fairhurst

February 2005

Angus Fairhurst takes an unusual approach to collage: iconoclasm and censorship. “Body and text removed” is the refrain in the titles of these works, which were constructed out of magazine ads and billboards—and with a sharp pair of scissors.… READ ON

IN PRINT February 2005 [TOC]

Conceptual Art at the Oscars; Aurélie Nemours Dies at Ninety-Four; Critics' Takes on “Regarding Terror”

January 2005

Pierre Bismuth explains his connection to Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind; painter Aurélie Nemours dies at ninety-four; and critics weigh in on the Berlin Kunst-Werke's controversial new show. … READ ON

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