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California’s Desert X biennial to return in 2025 under Neville Wakefield and Kaitlin Garcia-Maestas

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Source: The Art Newspaper

Since the first edition of Desert X in 2017, which featured site-specific installations by art stars like Richard Prince, Doug Aitken and Tavares Strachan with very few women and no Native American artists participating, the Coachella Valley biennial has done some soul searching. Its organisers have begun using land acknowledgements and art commissions both to pay homage to the Cahuilla Indians who long preceded the region’s white settlers. And their decision to bring on co-curators like César García Alvarez and Diana Campbell to work with artistic director Neville Wakefield has helped democratise and energise successive editions.

Today the organisation is announcing the co-curator of its 2025 edition: Kaitlin Garcia-Maestas, who is curator and director of exhibitions at Socrates Sculpture Park in Long Island City, New York, and will remain in that job. “Historically most if not all of the previous co-curators for Desert X have had an institutional affiliation, so it’s somewhat common. But I’m really lucky that the board and executive leadership of Socrates have been really supportive of this opportunity,” she says.

Read more: https://www.theartnewspaper.com/2023/09/07/desert-x-biennial-2025-curators-neville-wakefield-kaitlin-garcia-maestas

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Curator says she faked ‘Picasso’ paintings that had hung for more than 3 years in an Australian museum

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An art museum in Australia that was embroiled in a gender dispute involving several “Picasso” paintings has admitted that the works were fake.

The paintings had been at the center of a gender battle that broke out after a man from the Australian state of New South Wales took legal action against the gallery after being refused entry to the museum’s “Ladies Lounge” exhibition.

Kirsha Kaechele, the museum’s curator, previously told Guardian Australia that the men’s “experience of rejection is the artwork” and that she was “absolutely delighted” that the case had gone to court.

Read more: https://www.businessinsider.com/picasso-paintings-sparked-gender-battle-faked-curator-2024-7

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UJ Art Gallery and MTN SA Foundation are looking for talented art curators

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The UJ Art Gallery, in partnership with the MTN SA Foundation, is excited to invite submissions for the esteemed MTN x UJ New Contemporaries Award. Recognizing the vital role of the arts in nurturing innovation, critical reflection, and problem-solving abilities, the MTN Foundation has strategically chosen to focus on the arts within MTN South Africa’s corporate social responsibility initiatives.

This collaboration aims to bolster the arts through the adoption of digital technologies and ICT integration in education. The call is open to emerging curators, offering a chance to participate in this distinguished award, with entries accepted until the 30th of September 2024.

Read more: https://www.snl24.com/drum/news/local/uj-art-gallery-and-mtn-sa-foundation-are-looking-for-talented-art-curators-20240711

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S’pore art curator Artazzle launched inaugural art exhibition to promote Indian art on a global scale

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Appreciating art that originates from another culture may feel intimidating.

But it does not have to be this way with a little nudge and keeping an open mind.

Artazzle is a young local-based brand paving the way as a platform to introduce art to a global audience.

In this case, Indian art.

Specialising in curating and distributing Indian art, Artazzle’s inaugural exhibition, “Indian Art Marvels: Celebrating Icons on Canvas” was held at ION Orchard.

Read more: https://mothership.sg/2024/07/curator-indian-art-exhibition/

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