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  • Documenta11 Announces its Artists

    Anyone who knows anything about Documenta11 knows that the theme of this year's rendition of the quinquennial blockbuster is globalism. But these days globalism can mean a lot of things, most of which have to do with economic multinationalism and reactionary geopolitical alliances. So what does the term mean to artistic director Okwui Enwezor, and how has he made it the basis for this sprawling, much-hyped, and notoriously Eurocentric art event? The just-released roster of artists in this year's exhibition, which opens in Kassel, Germany, on June 8, provides the beginnings of an answer: In

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  • The British Museum Downsizes

    The British Museum confirmed last night that it will be axing 150 staff—more than 10 percent of its total workforce—in its struggle to cut an impending £5 million deficit.

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  • Visitors Flock to Free Museums

    Attendance at museums and galleries in the UK has risen by 75 percent since entrance fees were scrapped, with London seeing the greatest benefit of the introduction in December of free entry.

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  • History Undone, LA Style

    Modernist homes are part of the Southland's heritage. So is the maverick spirit that has led to landmark destruction and feeble preservation laws. In the last year, half a dozen Modernist works have been destroyed or severely disfigured.

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  • Internet Art Finds Buyers

    Internet artist Mark Napier has found three buyers to purchase $1,000 shares in his Waiting Room, an interactive painting that requires participation by its owners. In the post-dot-com era, that is no mean feat. Will Internet art, which offers no object for collectors to own, find its audience?

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  • What Next for Sotheby's?

    Will Bennett reports on the daunting problems facing Sotheby's auction house following the conviction of Alfred Taubman for colluding with Christie's over commission charges.

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  • SF MoMA Charts New Course

    With diminished resources and a new director, Neal Benezra, at its helm, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art is asking itself where it wants to go.

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  • Environmental Modernism

    This year's Pritker Prize winner, Australian Glenn Murcutt, is known for designing small, rural houses that combine a Modernist aesthetic with a deep sensitivity to the environment. Unlike previous Pritzker Prize recipients, Murcutt has never completed a major civic building. So what prompted the jury to give the prize to a small, one-man operation?

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  • Art in the Heartland

    The presence of the Daum Museum and several other art institutions devoted to Modern and contemporary art in Missouri has the prompted one Kansas City art critic to suggest half-seriously that the state adopt a new license plate slogan: “Missouri—The State of Contemporary Art.”

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