Tag: Declines

Artist Hito Steyerl Declines Germany’s Highest Honor, Accusing the Committee of ‘Diversity-Washing’ + 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 Friday, September 17. NEED-TO-READ Nobody Cares About Anything That’s Not Painting Anymore – Despite the continued allure of Big Fun Art for Instagram selfies, it is the humble medium of painting that has kept collectors spending ...

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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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Cementing a $6.8 Million Win for Artists, the US Supreme Court Declines to Hear the Landmark Case Over the Destruction of 5Pointz

In a further win for graffiti and aerosol artists, as well as for advocates of the Visual Artists Rights Act (VARA), the US Supreme Court on Monday declined a request from Queens real-estate developer G&M Realty to reconsider a February 2018 ruling ordering the realtor to pay $6.75 million to a group of graffiti artists. In 2018, Brooklyn Supreme Court Judge Frederic Block ruled ...

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