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Saatchi faces competition: Two leading collectors have transformed a former dairy in the heart of London into a vast gallery that will compete with the Saatchi collection for the attention of contemporary art lovers. DR - 28.01.13
MoMA launches series of artist-led participatory programs. DR - 23.01.13
Yesterday afternoon, Hauser & Wirth opened the doors to its new space in Chelsea for a preview. The new gallery, the site of the former Roxy nightclub and roller rink on West 18th Street, is a cavernous warehouse that, although it’s technically only one floor, seems to expand and spread in every direction. DR - 23.01.13
Oberhausen Short Films on Tour 22.01.13
„Oberhausen on Tour 2013“, the seventh edition of the International Short Film Festival Oberhausen's tour of short films, will begin in Hanover on 26 January, 2013.
1st Han Nefkens Foundation – BACC Award for Contemporary Art. 21.01.13
Chinese artist Zhou Tao (Changasha, 1976) has been named winner of the 1st Han Nefkens Foundation – BACC (Bangkok Art and Culture Centre) Award for Contemporary Art.
London department store Selfridges have now opened The Silence Room - a concept originally dreamed up by founder Gordon Selfridge in 1909 which, until now, hadn't come to fruition. Designed by Alex Cochrane Architects, the ground floor space is part of their No Noise campaign and offers a place for shoppers at the store to find peace amongst the bustling emporium. DR - 20.01.13
On March 25th, the Netherlands Institute for Cultural Analysis (NICA) welcomes Alain Badiou for a master class at the University of Amsterdam. The master class offers an intensive engagement with Badiou in order to question and clarify his writings on art and politics. DR - 18.01.13
Witte de With- 19 january - Alexandre Singh - Causerie on The Voice and the Chorus. With: Graham Ley (University of Bristol) on the Chorus in Greek Drama; Claudio Vellutini (Ph.D. candidate in Music History and Theory at the University of Chicago) on the history of Opera; Peter de Graeve (University of Louvain) on Nietzsche and music. DR - 16.01.13
Report on the first D.I.Y. Biennial for artists in Kochi-Muziris (artforum) DR - 05.01.13
International Art sales realised more than $64bn (£40bn; 49bn euros) last year with analysts predicting that this area of the market will continue to grow. The art market has again consistently outperformed the equities market this year, remaining stable in the years between 2001 and 2011. DR - 03.01.13