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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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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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