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Oct 21 2014

Louvre Abu Dhabi Announces First Year Loans of Works from French Museums

by Kevin Jones
Louvre Abu Dhabi Announces First Year Loans of Works from French Museums

On October 12, the Louvre Abu Dhabi revealed the list of nearly 300 works loaned to the fledgling museum by major French institutions for its opening year. These works will complement the Louvre Abu Dhabi’s already 300-piece-strong permanent collection. 

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Oct 14 2014

Maya Lin wins 2014 Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize

by Joo Han
Maya Lin wins 2014 Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize
On October 8, internationally renowned Chinese-American artist Maya Lin was announced the winner of the 21st Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize. 
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Sep 10 2014

Renowned Thai artist Thawan Duchanee dies at 74

by Joo Han
Renowned Thai artist Thawan Duchanee dies at 74

On Sep 3, Thai artist Thawan Duchanee passed away at 74, as a result of complications from hepatitis.

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Aug 20 2014

Art Censorship Shakes Gwangju Biennale

by Vanessa Woo
Art Censorship Shakes Gwangju Biennale

On August 18, Lee Yong-woo, president of the Gwangju Biennale Foundation, announced his decision to resign over controversy surrounding a satirical painting of South Korean president Park Geun-hye. 

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Oct 20 2014

Singaporean Curator Khairuddin Hori joins Palais de Tokyo in Paris

by Joo Han
Singaporean Curator Khairuddin Hori joins Palais de Tokyo in Paris

On October 12, it was announced that Singaporean curator Khairuddin Hori will be joining Palais de Tokyo, Paris, as its deputy programming director. Hori, who is currently serving as senior curator at the Singapore Art Museum, will take up his new position next month.

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Sep 11 2014

Fumio Nanjo Appointed Curatorial Director For Inaugural 2016 Honolulu Biennial

by Joo Han
Fumio Nanjo Appointed Curatorial Director For Inaugural 2016 Honolulu Biennial

On Sep 9, the Honolulu Biennial Foundation (HBF) announced the appointment of Fumio Nanjo as the curatorial director for the first Honolulu Biennial, slated to open fall 2016.

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Aug 27 2014

Nalini Malani wins St. Moritz Art Masters Lifetime Achievement Award

by Vanessa Woo
Nalini Malani wins St. Moritz Art Masters Lifetime Achievement Award

On August 24, at the seventh annual St. Mortiz Art Masters festival (8/22–31), held in Engadine, Switzerland, Nalini Malani took home the St. Moritz Art Masters Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of her outstanding accomplishments in the field of contemporary art. Created in 2008 by Cartier, the award celebrates new developments in contemporary art, and former recipients have included Ai Weiwei, Oscar Niemeyer, William Klein and Ilya and Emilia Kabakov. With the focus of this year’s St. Mortiz Art Masters on contemporary Indian art, the award could not have come at a better time for Malani. As part of winning the award, she is invited to showcase an exhibition during the festival.

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Aug 12 2014

Tony Albert Wins Prestigious Telstra Award For Indigenous Art

by Nicole Ching
Tony Albert Wins Prestigious Telstra Award For Indigenous Art

Following his win of the 2014 Basil Sellers Art Prize two weeks ago, for Once Upon A Time, for which he received AUD 100,000 (USD 92,780), Tony Albert again makes news by winning the Telstra Award.

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