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Jul 16 2014

Japanese Conceptual Artist On Kawara: 1933–2014

by Susanna Chen
Japanese Conceptual Artist On Kawara: 1933–2014

On July 10, the passing of On Kawara, a Japanese-born painter and conceptual artist, was confirmed by David Zwirner, the gallery which represented the artist since 1999, with an announcement posted on its website. He was 81 years old.

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Jul 11 2014

Christopher Y. Lew Appointed Associate Curator of New York’s Whitney Museum

by Jacqueline Liu
Christopher Y. Lew Appointed Associate Curator of New York’s Whitney Museum

On July 9, the Whitney Museum of American Art announced the appointment of Christopher Y. Lew as its new associate curator. Assuming the role this summer, Lew will contribute to the Whitney’s contemporary program.

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Jun 18 2014

Indian Artist Amar Kanwar Wins Creative Time’s Leonore Annenberg Prize

by Jacqueline Liu
Indian Artist Amar Kanwar Wins Creative Time’s Leonore Annenberg Prize

On June 12, New Delhi-based artist Amar Kanwar was named winner of the 2014 Leonore Annenberg Prize for Art and Social Change, an annual award that recognizes artists whose practice promotes social consciousness and an engagement with causes that advance equity and justice. The internationally acclaimed artist and social activist is known for his intricate video essays, which are developed from documentary practices and explore critical socio-political issues of the Indian subcontinent.

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Jul 16 2014

Japanese Conceptual Artist On Kawara: 1933–2014

by Susanna Chen
Japanese Conceptual Artist On Kawara: 1933–2014

On July 10, the passing of On Kawara, a Japanese-born painter and conceptual artist, was confirmed by David Zwirner, the gallery which represented the artist since 1999, with an announcement posted on its website. He was 81 years old.

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Jul 15 2014

Spring 1883: New Art Fair To Launch in Melbourne

by Michael Young
Spring 1883: New Art Fair To Launch in Melbourne

Three young Australian gallerists will launch a new art fair in Melbourne this August as a direct rival to the long established Melbourne Art Fair (MAF), which will run concurrently during the same month.

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Jun 20 2014

Influential Burmese artist Khin Maung Yin Dies at 76

by Kitty van Leeuwen
Influential Burmese artist Khin Maung Yin Dies at 76

On June 10, Khin Maung Yin, one of the most admired and influential leaders of Burma’s modern art movement, died at the age of 76 from throat cancer. The painter was famous for his colorful paintings and portraits, as well as his eccentric character. In a 2010 biography, author Ma Thanegi describes Khin Maung Yin as: “more artist than man. He dismisses luxury or material possessions as superfluous.” Khin Maung Yin is considered to have led Burma’s modern art movement, together with artists including Win Pe and Paw Oo Thet and Khin One.

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Jun 16 2014

The Hirshhorn Hires Melissa Chiu as New Director

by Susanna Chen
The Hirshhorn Hires Melissa Chiu as New Director

Melissa Chiu, current Director and Senior Vice President for Global Arts and Cultural Programs at Asia Society Museum in New York, has been named as director of The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, DC, after museum’s previous director, Richard Koshalek, announced his resignation over a funding controversy one year ago.

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