• December 6, 2007

    Date posted: December 6, 2007 Author: jolanta

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    International Top News

    Questioning Appropriation Art

    Since the late 1970s, when Richard Prince became known as a pioneer of appropriation art — photographing other photographs, usually from magazine ads, then enlarging and exhibiting them in galleries — the question has always hovered just outside the frames: What do the photographers who took the original pictures think of these pictures of their pictures, apotheosized into art but without their names anywhere in sight? (Randy Kennedy for The New York Times, December 6, 2007)

    Pre-Columbian Art in Spain

    Spanish police have discovered 1,800 pieces of pre-Colombian hidden in a storage room beneath a private home in Galicia, Spain, reports the Guardian. A curator whom police declined to name brought the works, which come from the ancient tomb of the Lord of Sipan in Peru, to Spain, then disappeared after exhibiting them in Santiago de Compostela in 1997. (Artinfo, December 6, 2007)

    Openings and Art Events on Friday, December 7

    New York City:

    — Stephan Fowlkes, "New Urban Artifacts," 7-9pm @ Galeria Janet Kurnatowski, Brooklyn, NY  www.galeriajanet.com/ 
    — "2007 Open Art Contest," 5-7:30pm @ NYCoo Gallery  www.nycoo.com/ 
    — Performance: "words +music," 6:30-8pm @ CUE Art Foundation  www.cueartfoundation.org/ 
    — Lecture, "In Defense of Sloth: An Eclectic and Entertaining Series of Presentations About that Most Philosophical of Vices: A PRIMER" 6:30-8:30pm @ Zone: Chelsea Center for the Arts www.zonechelsea.org


    — "Surface," Group Show, 6-8pm @ Anelle Gandelman Fine Art, Larchmont, NY  www.anellegandelman.com/ 
    — "Joseph Cornell: Films," 3pm @ SFMOMA, San Francisco, CA  www.sfmoma.org/ 


    — Till Gerhard, "Mansion on the Hill," 6-9pm @ Loyal, Stockholm, Sweden  www.galleriloyal.com/ 
    — Shi Lei, "A Prayer for Respect to Life," @ Kwai Fung Hin Art Gallery, Hong Kong www.kwaifunghin.com 

    Art Fair and Biennial Reminders from Art Fairs International

    — PragueBiennale3, May 16 to Sept 16, Prague, Czech Republic
    — Edinburgh Art Festival, July 26 to Sept 2, Edinburgh, Scotland
    — Art Nocturne Knocke, Aug 4 to 15, Knokke—Heist, Belgium
    — DigiFestival, Aug 15 to Sept 15, Florence, Italy
    — Helsinki Festival, Aug 17 to Sept 2, Helsinki, Finland
    — Montreal World Film Festival, Aug 23 to Sept 3, Montreal, Canada
    — ANTI Contemporary Art Festival, Aug 31 to Sept 30, Kuopio, Finland
    — The Mercosul Biennial, Sept 1 to Nov 17, Porto Alegre, Brasil
    — 10th Istanbul Bienniale, Sept 8 to Nov 9, 2007, Istanbul, Turkey
    — Time—Based Art Festival, Sept 9 to 18, Portland, USA
    — The Athens Biennial, Sept 10 to Nov 18, Athens, Greece
    — 20/21 British Art Fair, Sept 11 to 16, 2007, London, UK
    — Bienniale de Lyon, Sept 17 to Jan 6, 2007, Lyon, France

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