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Israel-Hamas war impacts Venice Art Biennale

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The Venice Biennale, which runs this year from April 20 to November 24, is one of the world’s most prestigious international art shows. It is also held alongside the Documenta in the German city of Kassel.

The lagoon city will once again become the center of the international art world in the coming weeks and months. Over 800,000 art lovers made a pilgrimage to the previous Biennale held two years ago, and two-thirds came from abroad, a new record.

Read more: https://www.dw.com/en/israel-hamas-war-impacts-venice-art-biennale/a-68806799

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Smithsonian’s Asian art museum appoints Hwang Sun-woo as Korea art curator

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The Smithsonian’s National Museum of Asian Art has appointed Hwang Sun-woo as its inaugural Korea Foundation Curator of Korean Art and Culture.

Hwang will shape a major Korean art loan exhibition scheduled for 2025–2026 with the National Museum of Korea, featuring masterworks recently donated by the family of former Samsung Group Chairman Lee Kun-hee.

Hwang was selected for the position in April, which was made possible by a matching gift from the Korea Foundation to promote Korean art. She served as the Korea Foundation Global Challenger intern at the National Museum of Asian Art in 2018 and then began a five-year curatorial training fellowship which concluded in 2023.

Read more: https://www.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20240718050565

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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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