Jennifer Allen

Bart Domburg

December 2001

The Dutch painter Bart Domburg creates large-scale realist landscapes whose emptiness and serenity are at once seductive and misleading. Das große Fenster (The large window), 2001—a dramatic view from the inside of a mountaintop lodge—presents… READ ON

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AMMANN’S LAST SHOW

December 2001

On the occasion of the tenth anniversary of the Museum für Moderne Kunst (MMK) in Frankfurt, the Neue Zürcher Zeitung's Claudia Spinelli speaks with director Jean-Christophe Ammann, who will be passing the directorship over to Udo Kittelmann… READ ON

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MUSEUMS IN THE NEWS IN EUROPE

November 2001

In France, the strike by workers at national museums and monuments continues though strikers have stopped blocking the Louvre just in time for the exhibition “La Peinture comme crime, où la part maudite de la modernité” (Painting as crime, … READ ON

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MODERNA MUSEET TO CLOSE TEMPORARILY

November 2001

The Moderna Museet in Stockholm announced this week that major building repairs will require it to close for eighteen months. The news has come as a surprise since the museum building, designed by the Spanish architect Rafael Moneo, opened … READ ON

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Olafur Eliasson

November 2001

Water, temperature, and wind are the basic ingredients for a storm, a blizzard, or a light rain. Olafur Eliasson, however, uses them to make artworks. His latest installation begins with a thin wisp of steam escaping from the gallery walls.… READ ON

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THE TURNER PRIZE, PAUL MCCARTHY IN THE NEWS

November 2001

The Turner Prize exhibition, which opened last week at Tate Britain, has already produced a scandal. Following in the footsteps of Damien Hirst's cows, Chris Ofili's elephant dung, and Tracey Emin's bed, Martin Creed's minimal and literal … READ ON

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EUROPEAN NEWS DIGEST

November 2001

ECONOMIC CONCERNS LINGER IN COLOGNE: Despite receiving 14,000 visitors at the opening, concern about the impact of the slowing world economy lingered at the thirty-fifth ART Cologne art fair, which closed last week. Although the fair was … READ ON

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TADAO ANDO, AUCTION RULES, AND MUSEUM STANDARDS IN FRANCE

November 2001

ANDO WILL BUILD FONDATION PINAULT: François Pinault has selected the Japanese architect Tadao Ando to design the Fondation Pinault. The new foundation for contemporary art will be built near a former Renault factory on Île Seguin to house … READ ON

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Ueli Etter

November 2001

“Agony Hall,” “Big Gender Junction,” and “Sentimental Library” are just a few of the sites to see in Ueli Etter's The Park/Der Park, 1997–2001. The Swiss artist, who splits his time between Berlin and Tel Aviv, has been refining the project… READ ON

IN PRINT November 2001 [TOC]

EUROPEAN NEWS DIGEST

October 2001

Is fashion taking over the art world? To mark the recent opening of the exhibition “Radical Fashion” at the Victoria & Albert Museum, The Observer's Deyan Sudjic explored fashion's growing importance in the contemporary art world, citing … READ ON

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