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Overtime: Nov 28 – Dec 11



Double-sized Overtime this week. More stories from the week that ended Dec 4 (click on bolded words for more information):
  • Artinfo visits Danny Fox's A Spoon With The Bread Knife at V1 Gallery.
  • RIP: Chen Shaoxiong, who passed away at the age of 54.
  • RIP: Ousmane Sow, who passed away at the age of 81.
  • At least 33 die in fire at Oakland Ghost Ship artists' collective space. LA Times looks at who the victims were. Paper Magazine writes about media coverage of the tragic fire. How you can help victims of the catastrophe. A murder charge is possible. Oakland mayor Libby Schaaf pledges $1.7mil. to create and sustain "affordable, safe spaces" for local artists and arts organizations. Crackdown of artists' spaces such as Ghost Ship could start occurring. Some artists now receiving eviction notices.
  • Baltimore officials condemn, shutter Bell Foundry arts building in Station North for safety violations.
  • A dozen evicted from Rhinoceropolis art colony in Denver due to building code fire and safety concerns.
  • Helen Molesworth reflects on the year in shock.
  • Swiss authorities seize cultural relics looted from Palmyra, and from Libya and Yemen, in Geneva's free ports.
  • Danilo Maldonado Machado, aka El Sexto, arrested in Cuba following Fidel Castro's death. Other Cuban artists react to his death.
  • Heirs of Alfred Flechtheim sue Bavaria in US court to claim eight paintings they said were sold under duress.
  • Kader Attia sues Universal Music over plagiarism of his work. Fellow artist Kendell Geers publicly calls him out.
  • Katarzyna Wielga-Skolimowska fired from Polish Culture Institute due to too much Jewish-themed content. Polish Embassy in Berlin rejects claim that she was fired because her programming focused too heavily on Jewish themes.
  • Brett Gorvy leaves Christie's to partner with Dominique Lévy to form Lévy Gorvy.
  • Wendy Taylor accuses China of copying her work after statue identical to her's spotted in Shanghai.
  • Guggenheim Helsinki plans rejected by city council, effectively bringing the project to a close.
  • Animal rights activists target Hermitage over road kill in Jan Fabre: Knight of Despair/Warrior of Beauty show.
  • Berlin postpones show of Tehran's Modern art after it learned that works not been allowed to leave Iran.
  • Zaha Hadid Architects releases letter addressing and disavowing statements made by Patrik Schumacher.
  • Steven Mnuchin, nominee for Secretary of Treasury under Trump, resigns as MOCA board member.
  • Midtown dealers in New York suffer logistical nightmare in their area after Trump’s election win.
  • Christian Viveros-Fauné provides An Artist’s Guide to Relocating From Trump’s America.
  • Van Gogh Museum criticizes experts for their easygoing attitude towards authentication.
  • FBI agents hospitalized after installation of Ursula von Rydingsvard Cedrus cedar sculpture due to allergies.
  • Do third-party guarantees from auction houses deter bidding during sales?
  • Ben Davis on how art and artists need to react and respond in the face of Donald Trump's election win.
  • Ai Weiwei joins call for President Obama to pardon Edward Snowden.
  • Jori Finkel thinks that Jordan Wolfson should credit the production team of his complex installation works.
  • China's art market could be in for a slowdown in 2017.
  • The British Army could be recruiting modern-day Monuments Men and Women as early as next year.
  • Art history A-level will remain on the English college curriculum.
  • France joins international treaty to protect cultural heritage in war zones.
  • Nazi-looted Reinhold Begas Susanna sculpture restituted to heirs of Rudolf Mosse.
  • Gustav Klimt's The Lady, from collection of Ricci-Oddi gallery and stolen in 1997, may be returned soon.
  • Whereabouts of Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos and his wife, Imelda's art collection have been revealed.
  • Idris Khan to create UAE’s first war memorial.
  • The Art Newspaper's month-by-month highlights of 2016.
  • Robert Rauschenberg exhibition opens at Tate Modern.
  • Royal Academy of Arts to celebrate 250th birthday with show on collection assembled by Charles I.
  • Museum of World War II stages The 75th Anniversary of Pearl Harbor: Why We Still Remember exhibition.
  • Artinfo interviews Sarah Oppenheimer on her Project S-281913 at Pérez Art Museum Miami.
  • Jean Dubuffet gets a show of his drawings at Morgan Library & Museum.
  • Christian Viveros-Fauné reviews Mark Leckey: Containers and Their Drivers show at MoMA PS1.
  • The Window visits Philippe Vergne.
  • Jorge Pérez donates $15mil. in cash and art to Pérez Art Museum Miami.
  • Ken Hakuta, Nam June Paik's nephew, gifts Harvard Art Museums $1milto create Nam June Paik Fellowship.
  • Heiner and Ulla Pietzsch will gift their 150-piece strong collection to the city of Berlin.
  • Shirazeh Houshiary suspends a Christmas tree over staircase in rotunda at Tate Britain.
  • Zaha Hadid show of paintings, drawings, and notebooks go on view at Serpentine Gallery.
  • Hirshhorn appoints Dr. Mark Beasley its first-ever Curator of Media and Performance Art.
  • Marina Abramovic’s 70th birthday bash at the Guggenheim.
  • Ben Davis looks at the world's most-Instagrammed museums of 2016.
  • Francis Alÿs to unveil new work at the Iraqi Pavilion at Venice Biennale.
  • Jochen Volz to curate Brazil's Venice Biennale pavilion.
  • Christine Tohmé announces the artists for 2017 Sharjah Biennial.
  • Elmgreen and Dragset announce the title and concept for the next Istanbul Biennial.
  • Rhizome receives $200k grant, adds two board members, and hires three staff members
  • WSJ profiles Maurice Marciano on the opening of his private museum in Los Angeles.
  • The Art Newspaper covers Amsterdam Art Weekend.
  • Sotheby’s achieves highest price for work of contemporary art sold at auction in Italy, selling Gnoli for €2.5 mil.
  • Sotheby's Russian art sale breaks auction records for Rodchenko, Chashnik, Stepanov, and Chekrygin.
  • Bonhams sets world auction record for Tibetan sculpture with 13th century Canda Vajrapani selling for $6.4mil.
  • Unique Ferrari LaFerrari sells for record (for a 21st century car) $7mil. at RM Sotheby’s.
  • Sotheby's acquires Orion Analytical and gets James Martin in the process.
  • Seoul Auction shatters record for a work of art by a South Korean artist sold at auction with Kim Whan-ki work.
  • New York Times writes about how Phillips is improving its position among auction houses.
  • Swizz Beatz opens a London edition of  his No Commission art fair.
  • How big data may change the art market.
  • A look at the current state of the market for emerging art.
  • Artnet acquires art analytics firm Tutela Capital SA.
  • Artspace on how UOVO is revolutionizing the way that collectors and galleries do business.
  • Andrew Goldstein interviews Ed Winkleman about the gallery system.
  • Artspace profiles Tif Sigfrids.
  • Westwood Westwood interviews Adarsha Benjamin.
  • Artspace profiles Łukasz Gorczyca and Michal Kaczyński and their Raster Gallery.
  • LIFE SPORT opening a space in Berlin.
  • Artnet's list of young art world power players ready to take the next step.
  • Kenny Schachter writes about Jerry Saltz.
  • Andrew M. Goldstein interviews Louisa Gagliardi.
  • Anish Kapoor buys $13.5mil. apartment at 56 Leonard in Tribeca, where a sculpture of his will be.
  • Helen Marten wins 2016 Turner Prize, which includes £25k prize. The Guardian profiles the artist. Marten discusses her influences with Frieze.
  • LA Weekly profiles Gajin Fujita and discusses the show he curated at LA Louver.
  • Maria Thereza Alves named winner of the 2016–2018 Vera List Center Prize for Art and Politics.
  • Surface profiles Awol Erizku.
  • NY Times profiles Taryn Simon.
  • Samuel Levi Jones has a show at Galerie Lelong.
  • The Art Newspaper interviews Mierle Laderman Ukeles.
  • Surface profiles Mark Flood.
  • Zoë Buckman and Natalie Frank's Kickstarter to create a mural of politicians' comments about women.
  • Jerry Saltz writes about Andreas Gursky's prescient vision.
  • Elliott Arkin creates line of Maurizio Cattelan caganers.
  • Soda_Jerk awarded the $100k Ian Potter Moving Image Commission.
  • Artinfo reviews Stephen Shore’s Factory: Andy Warhol book.
  • Kanye West reemerges in pic taken at MOCA's Pacific Design Center.
  • Terry Richardson shoots Kylie Jenner for 2017 calendar.
  • Art Handlers Calendar for 2017 changes things up from the past couple of years.
  • Sotheby's interviews Johan Kugelberg.
  • Why artists are currently obsessed with animals.
  • How Drew Struzan took movie posters from ad to art.
  • Adrien Brody on being an artist.
  • Justise Winslow profiled on his art collecting.
  • Fader analyzes TIME Magazine's Person of the Year cover image of Donald Trump.
Also check out Overtime: Art Basel Miami Beach 2016 Edition for more news from Miami during Art Basel week.

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