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Hoping to Snag Art Basel–Bound Buyers, Berlin Dealers Showcased Their Emerging Talent for Fall Edition of the City’s Gallery Weekend

For Gallery Weekend Berlin, it seems the second time’s the charm. This year, the event decided to split off into two separate events, in April and September, in part to uplift galleries at a time of great uncertainty over fair calendar, but also because its usual spring slot has, for the past two years, coincided with significant health restrictions in the city. The weekend ...

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‘An Icon of Our Time’: An Artist Is Selling a $2.9 Million Solid-Gold Avocado Toast at Berlin Art Week

If you thought $14 was an expensive price for avocado toast at your local cafe, how about $2.9 million (€2.5 million)? That’s the cost of German artist Tim Bengel’s Who Wants to Live Forever?, a pure gold sculpture cast from an avocado on a bagel.  The artwork, which scans as a mash-up of Maurizio Cattelan’s gold toilet (America ) and duct-taped banana (Comedian ), is ...

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LGBTQ art shows are lighting up galleries from Boston to Berlin

As a cautious world continues to reopen and a sense of normalcy begins to return to its art museums, a lively summer lineup of no-holds-barred exhibitions by and about queer artists is helping ensure that the imbalances exposed by the pandemic remain center stage, and that the urgency surrounding them isn’t lost. Highlighting themes such as activism, racism, ageism, ableism, innovation and intimacy, these ...

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LGBTQ art show are lighting up galleries from Boston to Berlin

As a cautious world continues to reopen and a sense of normalcy begins to return to its art museums, a lively summer lineup of no-holds-barred exhibitions by and about queer artists is helping ensure that the imbalances exposed by the pandemic remain center stage, and that the urgency surrounding them isn’t lost. Highlighting themes such as activism, racism, ageism, ableism, innovation and intimacy, these ...

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Cincinnati Show Explores Berlin 202, Monuments Men | Smart News

It may have been the first blockbuster art exhibition of modern times. In late 1945, as Europe took its first steps toward rebuilding post-World War II, the United States government shipped 202 paintings by famed artists—including Botticelli, Caravaggio, Rembrandt and Vermeer—from Germany to Washington, D.C. Beginning in 1948, the works were exhibited at the National Gallery of Art before traveling to major museums in ...

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Plan to Negotiate Return of Benin Bronzes Approved by Berlin Board – ARTnews.com

Berlin museums have cleared the final hurdle to begin negotiating for the repatriation of Benin Bronzes in their holdings, potentially allowing numerous artifacts to return to Nigeria more than a century after they were looted from the Kingdom of Benin. The Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation, which oversees the collections of museums in the German capital such as the Ethnological Museum of Berlin and the ...

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Must-See Art Guide: Berlin | Artnet News

Berlin Gallery Weekend, the city’s beloved celebration of arts and culture, is making a triumphant return this weekend. After downsizing the event last spring, 49 galleries will open their doors this weekend to show works by emerging and established artists alike (most galleries are participating from Friday, April 30, to Sunday, May 2). So, what’s on our itinerary? Our first stop might have to be at ...

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Gerhard Richter Permanently Loans 100 Works to Berlin Museum – ARTnews.com

Although Gerhard Richter’s blockbuster exhibition at the Met Breuer in New York closed after just nine days at the start of the pandemic, fans of the artists might be interested to learn that 100 of his works—including ones on view in that survey—will get a permanent home at a not-yet-built Berlin museum. On Monday, the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, a consortium of museums in ...

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Kader Attia announced as Berlin Biennale Curator

Kader Attia, whose atmospheric installations explore ideas of repair, has been appointed curator of the 12th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art. Kader Attia, Curator 12th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art. Photo: F. Anthea Schaap. The Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art has named artist Kader Attia as the curator of its upcoming edition, scheduled for 2022. In 1998, the inaugural Berlin Biennale was jointly curated ...

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