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Hito Steyerl Declines Top German Honor, Citing Country’s Lockdown – ARTnews.com

Artist Hito Steyerl, who is known for her essayistic videos pondering power structures and new technologies, said on Wednesday that she would not accept Germany’s Federal Cross of Merit honorific. In a letter published in the German publication Die Zeit, Steyerl said she was declining the award because of the way German politicians had led the country during the pandemic. The equivalent to being ...

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One of Uruguay’s Most Prominent Artists Is Funding and Building the Country’s First Contemporary Art Museum

Pablo Atchugarry, one of Uruguay’s leading contemporary artists, is planning to open the nation’s first contemporary art museum in the resort town of Punta del Este. Dubbed the Museo Arte Contemporâneo Atchugarry, the project is an outgrowth of Fundación Pablo Atchugarry, which the artist founded 15 years ago to promote the visual arts in Uruguay. The foundation has since grown to include an auditorium, galleries, an ...

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