Jennifer Allen

A Ruling in Favor of Photography; Tiravanija TV; Kim Sooja and the Atlas Group on Art and War

June 2004

A judge in Paris rules that photographers can use strangers' images without their permission; Rirkrit Tiravanija launches a TV station; and Kim Sooja and the Atlas Group's Walid Raad talk art, politics, and psychoanalysis.… READ ON

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Gilberto Gil Calls for Reform of Intellectual Property Law; Hackers Strike Italy's Ministry of Culture; Hockney Defends Smokers

June 2004

Brazilian Minister of Culture Gilberto Gil speaks out in favor of liberalizing intellectual property laws; the Italian government runs afoul of hackers when it tries to tighten controls on file sharing; and David Hockney offers an irascible… READ ON

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Grand Openings in Berlin and Paris; Beijing's Art District Comes of Age

June 2004

Berlin celebrates the opening of the Helmut Newton Museum with a jazz funeral for its namesake; Parisian gallerist Antoine de Galbert inaugurates his new exhibition space and defends the principles of collectors; and Die Tageszeitung's Susanne… READ ON

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Dinos Chapman on Acts of God; Max Hollein in Defense of Aura; Gerhard Richter on War and Form

May 2004

Dinos Chapman looks on the bright side of last week's warehouse fire; Max Hollein argues that audio guides and similar technological interventions threaten to turn the museum into a “non-place”; and Gerhard Richter reflects on his latest … READ ON

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Greil Marcus on the Fate of Democracy; Metabolizing Images; Mick Flick Pleads His Case

May 2004

Greil Marcus speculates (not too optimistically) on the future of democracy in the US; Die Tageszeitung’s Klaus Kreimeier coins a disturbing term for the public's response to images of war; and the controversy over the Flick collection refuses… READ ON

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Theweleit et al. on the Iconography of War; Godard Discusses His Latest Film; Schlingensief Directs Wagner

May 2004

Cultural critics weigh in on the Iraqi-prisoner abuse scandal and the iconography of war; Godard discusses morality, philosophy, and his latest film; and Christoph Schlingensief takes Wagner to the streets.… READ ON

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Cattelan's New Work Vandalized; Remembering Lygia Pape; the Cartier-Bresson Foundation's Anniversary

May 2004

In Milan, an irate viewer, aided and abetted by a group of firefighters, destroys Maurizio Cattelan's new installation; Libération remembers Lygia Pape; and Paris's Cartier-Bresson foundation looks back on a successful first year.… READ ON

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Italy's Cultural Privatization Law Takes Effect; Maurizio Cattelan's Latest Project; Artists as Social Workers

May 2004

Italy gets ready to privatize its museums, monuments, and other cultural properties; Maurizio Cattelan prepares to unveil his latest project; and Die Zeit's Hanno Rauterberg wonders if artists are making social workers obsolete.… READ ON

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Strikes Threaten Paris's Centre de l'Image; An Ecumenical KunstKöln; Moscow's Photobiennial Soldiers On

April 2004

A strike threatens to derail plans for the summer opening of Paris's Centre de l'Image; KunstKöln expands its purview; and Olga Sviblova, director of Moscow's Photobiennial, continues her efforts to popularize Russian photography.… READ ON

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Neoconservative Collectors at the Armory Show; Pro Helvetia Shuts Its Doors in Eastern Europe; “The Picasso Papers” Go on View

April 2004

Reviewing the Armory Show, critic Isabelle Graw bemoans the rise of collectors who treat art “like Louis Vuitton luggage”; Pro Helvetia closes up shop in the former Eastern bloc; and “The Picasso Papers” go on view.… READ ON

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