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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MoMA launches online archive of exhibitions from its founding in 1929 to the present
MoMA has released an extensive online archive of exhibition materials from its founding in 1929 to the present. The archive features not only exhibitions, installation photographs, but also primary documents such as catalogues, press releases, artist lists and checklists.
Nicholas Serota has been appointed the Chair of the Arts Council England
Tate Director Nicholas Serota, after 28 years in the role, has been appointed the new chairman of Arts Council England. He will take up the part-time role of Chair of the Arts Council on 1 February 2017.
documenta 14 opens its first public programme - 34 Exercises Of Freedom
documenta 14's public programme will start on 14 September 2016 at the Athens Municipality Arts Center at Parko Eleftherias (Freedom Park) which is transformed into an experimental public space, introducing Greek and international artists, theorists, curators and historians.
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".