Lots has been happening in the world of art lately.
- Anselm Kiefer is exhibiting at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art says the NY Times. One of the sculptures (or is it an installation?.. who knows..) is the large concrete “Narrow Are the Vessels” which was in the backyard of a Connecticut collector before he was forced to remove it. Here’s the exhibition guide at the museum.
- The Guardian says that the Royal Academy blockbuster exhibition with works from Russia is back on. Russia feared that the descendants of those that once owned some of the paintings may claim ownership of them. New legislation was fast-tracked to protect the art from seizure.
- Bloomberg says that the billionaire art collector Eli Broad will keep his much sought after collection of art. It was expected that the Los Angeles County Museum of Art would receive much of his collection.
- The Art Newspaper reports that the director of the São Paulo Biennial to be held in October will have an exhibition of no art, just an empty room. Sounds like somebody is out of ideas.
- ArtDaily reported that the Japanese artist Mariko Mori at ARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum in Denmark. I don’t know anything about Mariko Mori but I loved the image of her “Oneness” work.
- The message of this story is, don’t start an art gallery in Baghdad, Iraq unless you’re prepared to be patient.. very patient.
- BBC says that a stolen Pablo Picasso and Candido Portinari have been recovered in Brazil. The paintings are now protected by armed guards, which sends a message that it may be harder to steal the works again!