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Art Industry News: Architect Bas Smets’s Plan to Revitalize Notre Dame Makes Archaeology the Star of the Show + Other Stories

Art Industry News is a daily digest of the most consequential developments coming out of the art world and art market. Here’s what you need to know on this Tuesday, July 5. NEED-TO-READ The Great Potential in Africa’s NFT Scene – Cryptocurrency is gaining traction in Africa, with $105.6 billion being traded in payments between July 2020 and June 2021, according to a study ...

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Art Industry News: Burkinabe Activist Francis Kéré Becomes the First Black Architect to Win the Pritzker Prize + Other Stories

Art Industry News is a daily digest of the most consequential developments coming out of the art world and art market. Here’s what you need to know on this Wednesday, March 16. NEED-TO-READ Queen Joins Cultural Boycott Against Russia – The Royal Collection has withdrawn permission for a loan of three 17th-century swords to the Kremlin Museums in Moscow. The weapons were due to be ...

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Pritzker Prize Goes to Architect Francis Kéré—and More Art News – ARTnews.com

To receive Morning Links in your inbox every weekday, sign up for our Breakfast with ARTnews newsletter. The Headlines THE BIG ONE. Architect Francis Kéré is this year’s winner of the Pritzker Prize, his field’s most prestigious award, the New York Times reports. Kéré, who was born in Gando, Burkina Faso, and whose practice is based in Munich, has worked extensively in West Africa, and has won acclaim for buildings that inventively aim to address the needs ...

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Architect Gyo Obata Dies at 99—and More Art News – ARTnews.com

To receive Morning Links in your inbox every weekday, sign up for our Breakfast with ARTnews newsletter.  The Headlines THE WAR IN UKRAINE continues to reverberate in the art world. The estate of French artist Christian Boltanski canceled a show of his work set to open this month at the Manege Central Exhibition Hall in St. Petersburg, saying that exhibiting “in a country that is militarily invading his father’s homeland would be contradictory to his ...

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Architect Richard Rogers Dies at 88—and More – ARTnews.com

To receive Morning Links in your inbox every weekday, sign up for our Breakfast with ARTnews newsletter. The Headlines AN ARCHITECTURAL GIANT, GONE. Richard Rogers, the famed designer of such gems as the Centre Pompidou, has died 88, Dezeen reports. The avant-garde building of that Paris museum was overseen with Renzo Piano; neither was well-known when they won a competition to design it. Famed for effectively inverting the museum, so that its inner systems were displayed ...

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Famous Airport Architect Norman Foster Says the Environmental Impact of Air Travel Is ‘Relatively Small’ + Other Stories

Art Industry News is a daily digest of the most consequential developments coming out of the art world and art market. Here’s what you need to know on this Tuesday, September 7. NEED-TO-READ Big Ben Is Blue Again – Restorers working on the Elizabeth Tower, which holds Big Ben in London, have removed black paint used to cover up pollution in the 1930s and ...

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Architect Paulo Mendes da Rocha Dies—and More Art News – ARTnews.com

To receive Morning Links in your inbox every weekday, sign up for our Breakfast with ARTnews newsletter. The Headlines THE ARCHITECTURE WORLD HAS LOST A GIANT. The Brazilian architect Paulo Mendes da Rocha, winner of the 2006 Pritzker Prize, died Sunday at 92, the AFP reports. Mendes da Rocha received widespread acclaim for his inventive buildings in a Brutalist style, which include the Brazilian Museum of Sculpture, the FIESP Cultural Center, and the Pinacoteca art museum in São Paulo. (Designboom has photos ...

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Venice Golden Lion for Architect Rafael Moneo—and More Art News – ARTnews.com

To receive Morning Links in your inbox every weekday, sign up for our Breakfast with ARTnews newsletter. The Headlines THE CASTELLO DI RIVOLI MUSEUM IN TURIN, ITALY, has become a vaccination site, and is offering special perks for those getting shots. The Swiss artist Claudia Comte has designed a relaxing sound piece for the occasion, and since the museum is closed, they will have exclusive access to the institution until it reopens May 6. In a new ...

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MoMA Grapples with Architect Philip Johnson’s Fascist Views – ARTnews.com

In 1984, the Museum of Modern Art in New York dedicated a set of galleries to Philip Johnson, who had served as the institution’s founding architecture department head during the ’30s. He staged some of the museum’s most memorable architecture shows, among them 1932’s influential “International Style” show, which helped pinpoint a mode of modernist design that was cropping up around Europe. He also transformed ...

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