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  • Collecting and Preserving September 11

    Over the last twelve months, historians, curators, and archivists from New York institutions have collected artifacts from September 11, writes Glenn Collins of the New York Times. “These objects have been touched by history,” said Dr. Kenneth T. Jackson, president of the New-York Historical Society, whose staff visited the World Trade Center site and the Fresh Kills landfill in the weeks following the attack.

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  • Marfa Artist-in-Residence Touches a Nerve

    Though Icelandic artist Hlynur Hallsson arrived this summer in Marfa, Texas, with plans to stimulate discussion, his new work has created an uproar, writes Jim Yardley of the New York Times.“The real axis of evil [sic] are Israel, USA and the UK,” Hallsson wrote, grafitti-style, on a wall in English and Spanish. “Ariel Sharon is the top terrorist. George W. Bush is an idiot.”

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  • New Design for Boston ICA Unveiled Today

    Boston's Institute of Contemporary Art unveils plans today for the glass-walled waterfront museum to be built on South Boston's Fan Pier, writes Geoff Edgers in the Boston Globe. Designed by the New York firm Diller + Scofidio, the proposed four-story, 62,000-square-foot building would triple the ICA's current exhibition space.

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  • The Art Market: Downward Bound or Holding Steady?

    Prices have been on the rise for the last three years, culminating in Lord Thomson's spectacular purchase of a Rubens in July for $76.5 million. At the same time, write James Sproule and Georgina Adam in the Art Newspaper, stocks have plunged and the international situation is tense.

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  • Poet Edward Hirsch to Head Guggenheim Foundation

    Edward Hirsch, an award-winning poet, was named today to be the next president of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, writes Mel Gussow in the New York Times. “I can't think of any other time when a widely celebrated poet or novelist has taken on this kind of foundation position,” said outgoing director Joel Conarroe. “It is an important moment in American cultural history.”

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  • Now on the Stands: Tate Magazine?

    Britain's ruling art institution and Condé Nast plan an art magazine, writes Caroline Roux in the Manchester Guardian. Editor Robert Violette's aim is to create a publication for nonspecialists on behalf of, though not necessarily about, “one of the greatest art institutions of the world”.

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  • LA Cathedral Opens to Protests

    The first cathedral built in the US for three decades opened yesterday amid protests from Roman Catholics who say that the $200 million cost of the building should have been spent on the poor, writes Duncan Campbell.

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