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  • The Armory Show Comes of Age

    Started by a small group of gallerists in 1994 as the Gramercy Art Fair, the Armory Show is hardly the grand old man of art exhibitions. But with sturdier walls, carpeted floors, and better food, the 170-gallery exhibition appears to have come of age.

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  • Stockholm Art Theft

    Five paintings, including a valuable oil on copper by Flemish master Jan Brueghel, were stolen from the Stockholm international antiques fair over the weekend.

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  • Sounds Like Art

    Curators, in particular new-media curators, increasingly consider “sound” art a genre all its own. While modern music has been out of favor for several decades, “sound” art seems to have given new life to music that isn't necessarily musical.

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  • LACMA Acquires Islamic Art

    The acquisition of one of the world's foremost collections of Islamic art adds to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art's already strong collection.

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  • Net Art Moves Uptown

    The Guggenheim Foundation has acquired Internet art by Mark Napier and John F. Simon Jr. But just what does it mean to collect something that exists everywhere and nowhere?

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  • Many Africas on View at P.S. 1

    More than just a continent—or even a state of mind—Africa is everywhere, suggests “The Short Century,” curated by Okwui Enwezor, now on view at P.S. 1.

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  • A Stolen Chagall in Topeka?

    A painting valued at $1 million that mysteriously appeared last month in a postal center in Topeka, Kansas, has been authenticated as the Chagall that was stolen off the walls of the Jewish Museum in Manhattan in June.

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  • The Village Voice Calls for Krens's Removal

    Art critic Jerry Saltz has called for the resignation of Guggenheim director Thomas Krens. Writing in his weekly column for the Village Voice, Saltz dubbed Krens's well-known plans to transform the museum into an international franchise a “shell game.” Should Krens “go out with Enron”?

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  • Citicorp Photography Prize Finalists Named

    The five photographers nominated for the Citicorp Private Bank prize, among them Philip-Lorca diCorcia, Thomas Ruff, and Iranian Shirana Shahbazi, all share a self-conscious style, argues Adrian Searle.

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  • Video Art Coming to MoMA

    With over three thousand tapes, Electronic Arts Intermix is the premier distributor of video art. With the Museum of Modern Art's upcoming exhibition “The First Decade: Video from the E.A.I. Archives,” the thirty-year-old institution is ready to receive its due.

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  • Oscar Nominations Announced

    With The Lord of the Rings receiving thirteen nominations, including best picture, best director, best supporting actor, and a handful of technical Oscars, the Academy seems to have opted for fantasy over reality.

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  • Enwezor's “Short Century” Opens at P.S. 1

    Okwui Enwezor's “Short Century: Independence and Liberation Movements in Africa 1945-1994,” which opened at P.S. 1 on Sunday, may offer a sneak peek at the upcoming and much-anticipated Documenta11.

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