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’This Is Not a Sculpture Park’: James Turrell and Other Art Stars Will Create Permanent Artworks for Saudi Arabia’s Desert ‘Valley of the Arts’

Land Art, associated with the 1960s, is witnessing a major resurgence in the Arabian Peninsula. A “Valley of the Arts”—Wadi AlFann in Arabic—is being created as part of a $15 billion AlUla masterplan to create a major cultural hub in Saudi Arabia. Five permanent artworks are planned for Wadi AlFann, which will be unveiled in 2024—artists James Turrell, Agnes Denes, Michael Heizer, as well ...

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Editors’ Picks: 12 Events for Your Art Calendar This Week, From James Joyce Mania at the Morgan to Photoville in Brooklyn Bridge Park

Each week, we search for the most exciting and thought-provoking shows, screenings, and events, both digitally and in-person in the New York area. See our picks from around the world below. (Times are all ET unless otherwise noted.)   Wednesday, June 1–Saturday, August 20 Kelly Sinnapah Mary, Notebook of No Return: Memories (2022). Photo: Sebastian Bach, courtesy of Ford Foundation Gallery, New York. 1.”Everything ...

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James Little’s Turn in the Spotlight at this Year’s Whitney Biennial – ARTnews.com

Some artists find global acclaim fresh out of art school. Others toil a lifetime in obscurity, only to be discovered—if they’re lucky—long after their death. So there’s something particularly stirring about artists who finally receive the recognition they deserve after pursuing their work for decades upon decades, to the exclusion of all else. Such is the case with 70-year-old painter James Little, a participant ...

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Bacon in Moscow by James Birch review – darkly funny account of art behind the iron curtain | Autobiography and memoir

In July 1986, James Birch, a young London gallerist with vague designs on global domination, set off for the Soviet Union. It was his first visit and he had no idea what to expect. Mikhail Gorbachev had then been general secretary of the Communist party for one year: perestroika and glasnost were in the air (or, at any rate, in the British newspapers). But ...

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Gladstone Promises Intimate View of James Ensor, “Painter of Masks” – ARTnews.com

“James Ensor: An Intimate Portrait” is a welcome, if somewhat misconceived exhibition of works by fin de siècle Belgium’s most beloved oddball. Save the appealingly modest scale of the works included in the show, the portrait of Ensor presented at Gladstone Gallery in New York is familiar, not intimate. By familiar, I mean first that the show and its accompanying catalogue deliver few surprises. ...

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ADAA Foundation Names James Cohan President, 2021 Grants Recipients – ARTnews.com

The ADAA Foundation, a grant-giving entity related to the nonprofit organization Art Dealers Association of America, has named a new president and the recipients of its six grants for 2021. James Cohan, founder and partner of his namesake New York gallery, will serve as the foundation’s next leader, succeeding Michael Findlay, a director at Acquavella Galleries. The grants, which are funded by donations from ...

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Met, Studio Museum in Harlem to Oversee James Van Der Zee Archive – ARTnews.com

The Studio Museum in Harlem has long been the keeper of many hidden gems, including an archive devoted to James Van Der Zee, who shook up photography with his studio portraits of Black New Yorkers. Having held the archive for decades, the Studio Museum will now partner with another institution further downtown, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, to steward 20,000 prints and 30,000 negatives ...

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MCA Chicago Hires Jamillah James, René Morales – ARTnews.com

The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago has filled its two top curatorial positions, both of which have been open for several months. René Morales will now be the institutions chief curator, and Jamillah James will be its senior curator. They will begin in their roles early next year. James is among the most closely watched curators working today. With Margot Norton, she co-organized the ...

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