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News The work, Event Horizon, composed of lifesize figures placed on rooftops, is withdrawn after a request from J.P. Morgan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

Also in this issue

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
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The Portuguese return to Macau

As Art Basel in Hong Kong rolls on, the Portuguese artist Joana Vasconcelos is preparing for a solo show in China’s other special administrative region, Macau, her first in the region. At the MGM casino resort, Vasconcelos is creating 1,200 kilo piece titled Valkyrie Octopus. The work measures 35 by 20 metres and is made of more than 4,000 metres of coloured fabrics, thousands of beads, 3,100 metres of electric cable, and has LED lights placed throughout. The site-specific work deals with the Portuguese presence in Macau, which began in the 16th century and ended, officially, in 1999.

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