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Shortlist Prix de Rome announced by the Mondriaan Fund 23.03.13
The Mondriaan Fund has announced the names of the visual artists shortlisted by an international jury for the 2013 Prix de Rome. The four nominated artists are:
Bitcoin is an unregulated, uncontrolled online currency – worth more than £500m, it's the world's fastest growing. It can be used to buy drugs, move money across the world, or get rich quick. The people behind Bitcoin speak to the Guardian's James Ball at their home in a squat in central London DR - 23.03.13
Iraq in Venice 22.03.13
Following studio visits across Iraq, other meetings and much careful thinking, Curator Jonathan Watkins and Commissioner, The Ruya Foundation for Contemporary Culture in Iraq (RUYA), have selected eleven artists to participate in Welcome to Iraq, the official Pavilion of Iraq at the 55th International Art Exhibition – la Biennale di Venezia.
Christo’s latest project, an awe-inspiring installation in an industrial relic in Oberhausen, looks more like a captured dirigible than much of the previous fabric-based work he’s created with his late wife Jeanne-Claude. DR - 22.03.13
Thomas Berghuis 21.03.13
Guggenheim Appoints Thomas Berghuis Curator of Chinese Art.
Jack Jaeger (1937–2013) 21.03.13
Artist, curator, and editor Jack Jaeger passed away five days ago.
From London's Olympic Cauldron to Australia's gruesome anti-smoking campaign, take a look at some of the most innovative designs from around the world, on display at the Design Museum in London from 20 March. The winner will be announced on 17 April. INCL The Gentlewoman and a square by Superflex. DR - 20.03.13
Anthony Huberman 19.03.13
Anthony Huberman has been named director of the San Francisco CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Art, reports Andrew Russeth of the New York Observer.
Higlights op Tefaf (met Velázquez, Lievens, Soutine, Dubuffet...) DR - 17.03.13
3d print race in design: dress, car and house. DR - 09.03.13