Wildenstein Heirs Acquitted

The Wildenstein case came to a close with an unexpected verdict. The trial started almost a year ago in Paris and was suspended for several months while priority issues of constitutionality were examined. (See Guy Wildenstein Hearing Opens) After questioning...
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Grand Palais to Close for Two Years From 2020

The big fairs hosted by Grand Palais (FIAC, Paris Photo, Biennale des Antiquaires) have four editions to find another home. The Parisian institution has issued a statement confirming that it will not shut until 2020. The renovations should be completed by 2023....
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First Indonesian Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art to Open in November

It will be a busy autumn for the Indonesian art scene. In November, the country will celebrate three events: the opening of biennales in Jakarta and Yogyakarta, and the inauguration of the country’s very first modern and contemporary art museum. The opening was...
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American Artists Call for Strike on Day of Donald Trump’s Investiture

Even before he was elected, artists were already mobilizing against the Republican candidate in installations around the country (See Anarchist Collective Installs Nude Trump Statues in American Cities). Many prominent figures from the art world reacted hotly to...
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Louvre Less Popular in 2016

After the Paris attacks in November 2015, Parisian museums experienced a dramatic decline in visitor numbers. Fairs in the French capital were also affected and many galleries commented on the fact that foreign collectors, particularly Americans, were conspicuous...
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Phillips Boosts Latin American Department

The American auction house has announced its nomination of the former director of Christie’s Rio de Janeiro, Cândida Sodré, to the position of General Director of Phillips Brazil. The company has also recruited Vivian Pfeiffer, also formerly of Christie’s, as...
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Change of Director at SALT Art Centre in Istanbul

Vasif Kortun has been the director of three spaces managed by the SALT contemporary art centre in Istanbul and Ankara since 2011. Last October, he announced that he would be stepping down in early 2017. Artforum announced this week that he will be replaced...
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Wildenstein Heirs Acquitted

The Wildenstein case came to a close with an unexpected verdict. The trial started almost a year ago in Paris and was suspended for several months while priority issues of constitutionality were examined. (See Guy Wildenstein Hearing Opens) After questioning the...

Grand Palais to Close for Two Years From 2020

The big fairs hosted by Grand Palais (FIAC, Paris Photo, Biennale des Antiquaires) have four editions to find another home. The Parisian institution has issued a statement confirming that it will not shut until 2020. The renovations should be completed by 2023. FIAC...

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