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Issue 2, Saturday, 10 May 2014  | Download this issue

Is ninety the new twenty?

News Several dealers at the fair are showing work by artists more than twice their own age

News and analysis

Gormley’s Hong Kong installation cancelled after banker’s suicide

News The work, Event Horizon, composed of lifesize figures placed on rooftops, is withdrawn after a request from J.P. Morgan

Women doing it for (and to) themselves

News Images of female sexuality abound at the fair as artists find new ways to challenge perceptions

The tragedy and the triumph of 9/11

News On 21 May, a new museum devoted to the terrible events of 11 September 2001—and to the heroic recovery effort that followed—opens under Ground Zero. We spoke to the two architects of the space

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Bill de Blasio: good for the arts?

Feature His predecessor, Michael Bloomberg, spent billions on culture, but what will the new mayor of New York’s priorities be?

 

Art Basel follows Frieze’s lead

News New fair section for Miami Beach

Venice strikes gold

News Heinz Mack unveils sculpture for Architecture Biennale

Portuguese art for Rio carnival in 2016

News Joana Vasconcelos is in talks with one of the samba schools

Kabakovs’ monumental city opens in Paris

News An installation by the Russian artists Ilya and Emilia Kabakov opens on Saturday

Ragnar Kjartansson: the great Icelandic pretender

Interview Acting and theatre are at the heart of the artist’s show at the New Museum

Latino art: more questions to answer

Books A survey that is sometimes contradictory and confusing

Are art fairs good business?

News analysis A proliferation of fairs, spiralling costs, yet dealers are keener than ever to participate

Nostalgia is what it used to be

Fair review The Verge art fair harks back to a bygone era, before fairs arrived

Screaming for attention

Fair review Pulse art fair may not have found its voice, but it's not keeping its mouth shut

Diary

Not that kind of dealer

Marc Jacobs (above) played a bit of word association at the fair on Thursday. When a man on Timothy Taylor Gallery’s stand told Jacobs that he had to meet some dealer, the fashion designer shuddered and said: “Every time I hear the word ‘dealer’, it...

 
Exhibitions

Italian Futurism 1909-44: Reconstructing the Universe

The first comprehensive overview of Italian Futurism in the US opens at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum this month. “We’ve been wanting to do this show longer than I’ve worked here, and I’ve worked here for 20 years,” says Vivien Greene, the...
Gauguin: Metamorphoses 2014 Whitney Biennial Lygia Clark: the Abandonment of Art, 1948-88 When the Stars Begin to Fall: Imagination and the American South Oscar Murillo Glenn Brown Carl Andre: Sculpture as Place, 1958-2010
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The controversial Chris Ofili

The British artist Chris Ofili is no stranger to controversy. In 1999, his painting The Holy Virgin Mary, 1996, which depicted the Virgin surrounded by pornographic imagery and covered in elephant dung, was at the center of then-New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani’s threat to rescind public funding from the Brooklyn Museum, where the picture was on display at the “Sensation” exhibition. In this clip, Ofili discusses his 2002 work The Upper Room, which was purchased by the Tate amid more tumult in 2006, as the artist sat on the museum’s board of trustees as the time of purchase. His latest exhibition, “Night and Day,” (at the New Museum, New York, until 25 January 2015) opened this week.

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