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Tacita Dean at the Museum of Contemporary Arts

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The Museum of Contemporary Art’s (MCA) summer exhibition, Tacita Dean, is currently on display, featuring the work of one of the most important living artists of our time. The exhibition is presented as part of the Sydney International Art Series and is a Sydney-exclusive curation, bringing together the significant works by Dean over the last decade. 

Born in the United Kingdom, Tacita Dean is based between Berlin and Los Angeles, and is renowned for her wide-ranging art specialties. Her mediums include film, photography, sound, installation, collage, drawing, and printmaking, all used to express her sensitivity to natural phenomena and empathy for a world in flux. Dean’s process of art-making heavily engages with themes of landscape, history, entropy, mortality, and passage of time. 

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Roundup: China’s traditional and contemporary art charms audience at 60th Venice Biennale

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VENICE, Italy, April 18 (Xinhua) — China’s national pavilion at the 60th International Art Exhibition opened on Thursday in the northern Italian city of Venice.Themed “Altas: Harmony in Diversity,” the pavilion highlights the concepts of “to gather, converge, collect, or assemble,” aiming to convey the values of harmony and beauty rooted in Chinese culture.

“China’s national pavilion in the 60th Venice Biennale adds importance to the joint commemoration between China and Italy of the 700th anniversary of Marco Polo’s death … and will further promote mutual understanding and friendly exchanges between the two countries in all aspects,” said Zhang Lingxiao, cultural counselor of the Chinese Embassy in Italy, in the opening speech.

Read more: https://english.news.cn/20240419/97156eacdf1a4261a94cb9da5388d02c/c.html

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Exploring renewal and resilience at the 2024 Diriyah Contemporary Art Biennale

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The 2024 Diriyah Contemporary Art Biennale (February 20 – May 24, 2024), is a transformative beacon in the heart of the historic town just outside of Riyadh. Titled After Rain, the Biennale, under the guidance of Artistic Director Ute Meta Bauer and co-curated by Ana Salazar Herrera, Rahul Gudipudi, Rose Lejune, Wejdan Reda and Anca Rujoiu, embarks on a journey of revitalisation and renewal against the backdrop of a nation undergoing rapid social evolution.

The Biennale hosts a diverse cohort of 92 artists from 43 countries, with a significant representation from the Gulf region. It serves as a testament to the growing significance of contemporary art in Saudi Arabia and the wider Middle East, offering a platform for discussion, reflection and communal engagement. Not only does the Biennale take an intergenerational approach, but its view is also interdisciplinary, with writers and poets, botanists, architects, scientists, planners and chefs all taking part alongside visual artists.

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Phillips’s evening sale of 20th-century and contemporary art in London comes up short, despite healthy mid-level bidding

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Phillips’s evening sale of 20th-century and contemporary art was held in the afternoon in London on Thursday (7 March), seemingly to help ease the jam-packed schedule of auctions taking place in the British capital this week. As a whole, the sale brought in £10.9m before accounting for fees, just below the low end of the auction house’s estimates. The same sale last year fetched nearly double, £20.3m (with fees).

Phillips expected this year’s auction to bring in between £11.7m and £16.4m after three lots were pulled, two before the beginning of the sale and a work by German artist Martin Kippenberger after the auction began. The two paintings withdrawn before the sale were La petite pêcheuse (1879) by Pierre-Auguste Renoir, which had been estimated to sell for between £900,000 and £1.2m, and an untitled Wade Guyton with an £800,000 to £1m estimate.

Read more: https://www.theartnewspaper.com/2024/03/07/phillips-london-sale-falls-short-estimates-warhol-princess-diana

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