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Sound Artists Mendi and Keith Obadike Decline German Art Award – ARTnews.com

Sound artists Mendi and Keith Obadike declined to accept an honorable mention this weekend ahead of a ceremony for the annual Giga-Hertz Award administered by the ZKM Center for Art and Media in Karlsruhe, Germany. On Saturday, Kieth Obadike published a statement on his Facebook account to announce that he and his partner declined to accept the honor in response to a ZKM representative’s ...

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Fluxus Artist Mary Bauermeister Wins Inaugural German Art Prize – ARTnews.com

Mary Bauermeister, whose expansive, multidisciplinary practice helped shape the Fluxus movement, is the first winner of a new art prize given by the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia, where the artist lives. The prize comes with €25,000 ($28,000). “The work of Mary Bauermeister has achieved world renown beyond the Rhenish and German context,” Hendrik Wüst, the Minister President of North Rhine-Westphalia, said in a ...

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German Historical Museum Acquires Holocaust Artifact Collection – ARTnews.com

The German Historical Museum in Berlin has received a 15,000-piece collection of Holocaust-era ephemera and artifacts from Wolfgang Haney, who passed in 2017 at the age of 93. Haney was born to a Catholic father and a Jewish mother in 1924 in Berlin. Following the Nuremberg laws of 1935, Haney was considered a “first-degree Jewish half-breed” until the overturning of these laws at the ...

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Art Industry News: German Painter Ernst Ludwig Kirchner’s Death by Suicide May Actually Have Been Murder + 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, October 12. NEED-TO-READ Kunsthaus Zurich Under Scrutiny For Arms Dealer Ties – The splashy new Kunsthaus Zurich is getting flak for its association with the Swiss industrialist Emil Georg Bührle, who made his fortune ...

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Latest News in Black Art: David Shrobe Joins Monique Meloche, Sandra Mujinga Wins Top German Art Prize, Jeremy O. Harris and Arthur Jafa Named New Museum Visionaries, Rob Fields Leads Sugar Hill Museum & More

  Latest News in Black Art features news updates and developments in the world of art and related culture   From left: Artist David Shrobe. | Courtesy Monique Meloche Gallery; DAVID SHROBE, “Riding the Wind’s Back,” 2021 (oil on canvas, acrylic and white charcoal on linen, acrylic and colored pencil on wood, and canvas, silk, suede, wool chambray, canvas, acrylic, and faux suede fabrics ...

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German envoy unveils symbolic street-art painting to mark India-German friendship

ANI | Updated: Oct 03, 2021 17:24 IST New Delhi , October 3 (ANI): On the occasion of the 31st anniversary of Germany reunification, the country's envoy to India, Walter J Lindner on Sunday unveiled a symbolic street-art painting of India-Germany friendship on a wall at Delhi's Shiela Theater.At the event, Ambassador Lindner told ANI, "It is an important day for Germans as it ...

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Mexican Government Attempts to Halt German Auction of Artifacts – ARTnews.com

The Mexican government is making efforts to halt an auction of pre-Columbian artifacts in Germany this week. In a letter sent to the Munich-based dealer Gerhard Hirsch Nachfolger, the Mexican Secretary of Culture Alejandra Fraustro said the archaeological objects had been deemed “national patrimony” belonging to the Mexican people by the Instituto Nacional de Arqueologia e Historia. In the letter, first reported by Mexico ...

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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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German Collector Dies at 91 – ARTnews.com

Heiner Pietzsch, a German collector who built a world-class collection of Surrealist and Abstract Expressionist art, has died at 91. The Berlin State Museums, which now holds the bulk of Pietzsch’s collection, said that he died in the German capital on Tuesday after a long illness Pietzsch, with his wife Ulla, bought top-tier works by Surrealist artists such as Salvador Dalí, Max Ernst, René ...

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German show traces Nazi-era artists’ success after the war

A new show examining how some of the Nazis’ favourite visual artists were able to successfully continue their work in postwar Germany is set to open in Berlin this week. “Divinely Gifted. National Socialism’s favoured artists in the Federal Republic” opened Friday at the German Historical Museum. It traces the careers and works of many who figured on a list of “Divinely Gifted” artists, ...

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