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A summary of what is happening around the world of art - just click on our selected links to get a quick overview of some international art trends.

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A new digital resource devoted to Bauhaus, the influential school of art and design

Harvard just launched a digital resource that features more than 32,000 documents and images related to Bauhaus, from architectural drawings to sketches, textile details and games.

The 10th edition of the Taipei Biennial - “Gestures and Archives of the Present, Genealogies of the Future"

Curated by Corinne Diserens, the exhibition will “investigate how the museum invents various modes of operation to deal with the transmission of artistic heritage in the enlarged context of the history of modernity, the amplification of the reception of ideas and gestures, in relation to constantly evolving acts and forms seeking emancipation.”

In Defense of Society: An Open Platform in Russia

This manifesto was initiated by a group of Russian activists, academics, curators, writers and artists about the current political situation in Russia, and what must be done to change it.

Suhanya Raffel, Deputy Director of Art Gallery of New South Wales, is set to leave the Gallery to join M+

Suhanya Raffel will replace Lars Nittve, who left M+ in January 2016 after five years. Her move to Hong Kong will also influence the leadership structure of Sydney’s National Art School (NAS) as her husband, Michael Snelling, is the director of the institution.

Ullens looks to hand over the ownership of UCCA

Ullens is looking to sell Beijing’s Ullens Center for Contemporary Art (UCCA) along with his art collection. Ullens commented “I have been a patron of the arts in China for over 30 years and have found this a hugely interesting and fascinating experience. I’m now in my 80s and need to look at how to hand over the stewardship of the UCCA and my art collection to younger patrons of the arts".

Mami Kataoka appointed Artistic Director of the 21st Biennale of Sydney

Mami Kataoka, Chief Curator of Mori Art Museum Tokyo, is the first curator from Asia to be appointed as Artistic Director of the Biennale of Sydney.

SFMOMA reopens with free day attracting thousands

After being closed for three years of expansion, SFMOMA (San Francisco Museum of Modern Art ) reopened on 14 May as largest museum of its kind in the U.S., with a total gallery space exceeding that of the other more famous MOMA New York, and photography galleries bigger than the monumental Getty in Los Angeles.

Art UK will eventually become the definitive database of UK’s publicly-owned collections

All of UK’s publicly owned art to go online - the largest UK public collection with works on paper from 3,000 museums and other art collections including the British Museum, the Victoria and Albert Museum and Tate.

Curators Resigning from the Selection Committee

俄羅斯行為藝術家Pyotr Pavlensky獲藝評人 Anna Tolstova 提名,角逐俄羅斯著名視覺藝術獎項The Innovatsiya Prize,主辦單位卻以「行為違法」為名拒絕提名,觸發多名顧問退出評審小組抗議,其中包括聖彼德堡冬宮博物館 (Hermitage Museum) 當代藝術部門主管 Dimitri Ozverkov。獲提名作品為Pavlensky去年11月進行的「威脅」行動,他在俄羅斯聯邦安全局總部門外縱火,希望引起公眾正視聯邦安全局採用恐怖手法執行職務。

Tate Modern appoints its first British and first female director

After the Swedish Lars Nittve, the Spanish Vicente Todoli, and the Belgian Chris Dercon, Tate Mordern chose a well known insider Frances Morris to become the fourth director.

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