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artforum.com

Mar 31 2018
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Mar 31 2018
Eurovision Song Contest: 6 April 1968

Photographer David Newell-Smith captured Cliff Richard singing Congratulations at the Royal Albert Hall in London. Cliff came second, losing by one point to the Spain’s entry, La, La, La.

Last night, half the nation with 200 million people throughout Europe, watched the Eurovision Song Contest, televised live from the Albert Hall, for an hour and three-quarters. Why?

A middle-aged woman outside Buckingham Palace: “It might help us get in the Common Market. Anyway, it can’t do any harm.” A man in The Mall: “Well, we need something to boost us, if it’s only a song.” Another woman: “I always watch. I thought that nice girl with the bunions put up a very good show for us last year.”

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The Guardian

Mar 31 2018
Bob Marley, Björk and David Bowie as you’ve never seen them

Contacts is an exhibition of rare and never-before-seen contact sheets by some of the world’s greatest music photographers at the Lucy Bell Gallery.

In June 1977, Bob Marley took a day off from the European leg of his Exodus tour to visit the photographer Allan Ballard at his studio in Primrose Hill, north London. Marley was said to dislike studio-based shoots and only did a couple in his lifetime, but on that day Ballard found him in playful mood, willing to strike a pose.

Today most of the images we see of Marley come from the same few photographs, with the singer looking composed, eyes closed, deific. Those three or four shots are the basis for almost every mural, album cover and student poster of him – but do little to reveal the person.

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The Guardian

Mar 31 2018
Dressed in excess: people put on all their clothes – in pictures

Canadian photographer Libby Oliver’s striking portrait series, Soft Shells, is a playful exploration of how people express themselves through clothes. It features individuals swathed in every item from their wardrobe, flashes of body parts only just visible. “Clothing is an immediate social cue,” Oliver says, “and one of the few things we have visual control over with ourselves.” The subjects range from Ava, four, to Oliver’s grandma Florence, who is 88.

Oliver started the project last summer and now has people itching to get involved. She hopes the series can develop internationally, to explore other cultures and catalogue “the varying masses of clothing and textures in the world”. She does, however, admit that the enthusiasm of her subjects has its limits. “I have to move quickly, because those piles of fabric are quite suffocating!”

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The New York Times

Mar 31 2018
Rem Koolhaas Firm Reveals Design for Los Angeles Temple Expansion
The Wilshire Boulevard Temple’s trapezoidal cultural center will break ground in late 2018.
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EosArte.eu

Mar 31 2018
Milano. Oltre 170 appuntamenti di fotografia con Photofestival 2018
Torna Photofestival, la più importante manifestazione italiana dedicata alla fotografia d’autore: inseriti nel programma più di 170 appuntamenti tra mostre, incontri di approfondimento, workshop fotografici a Milano, hinterland e per la prima volta anche in alcune città limitrofe, in un percorso articolato che coinvolgerà oltre 100 sedi espositive tra spazi privati e luoghi istituzionali. di [...]
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The Guardian

Mar 31 2018
The big picture: Easter Sunday, 1958

The late Observer photographer Jane Bown turns her natural eye for studies of children to a moment of seasonal longing

Jane Bown took this picture for the Observer’s Easter Sunday paper exactly 60 years ago. It shared the front page with a couple of stories. One reported on the unseasonable holiday weather, the 1958 equivalent of the “beast from the east”, with a forecast that included “snow, sleet, rain, ice, flooding and fog”.

The other dwelt on the previous day’s Aldermaston peace marches. The Observer’s celebrated feature writer John Gale had evidently been dispatched in search of some “colour” and his report delivered: “There was a young girl among those carrying the large banner of the Twickenham branch of CND, (a painted group of father in dark suit and mother in blue, and small child in yellow in her arms) and she had very pink legs below her green jeans…”

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The Guardian

Mar 31 2018
Tate galleries staff pull off Inside Job to showcase their own artwork
The exhibition at the Tate Modern’s Blavatnik Building will showcase work made by, among others, curators, guards and gallery assistants

It could be called a celebration of the Tate’s unsung heroes and hidden talents. Next weekend, in a remarkable first, staff from all four British Tate galleries are to display their own artistic creations at Tate Modern in London.

The exhibition, entitled Inside Job, will present works by 135 employees from Tate Britain, Tate Modern, Tate Liverpool and Tate St Ives, including painting, photography and sculptures. Staff whose work will be displayed include curators, art handlers, guards, shop assistants, visitor assistants and people from the finance, restaurant and marketing departments. The exhibition has been partly financed by the Tate Social Fund.

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The Guardian

Mar 31 2018
Original Observer photography

Authors, actors, singers and whistleblowers feature in this showcase of the best photography commissioned by the Observer in March 2018

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The Guardian

Mar 31 2018
The 20 photographs of the week

The March for Our Lives, Black Lives Matter and the Kemerovo disaster – the week captured by the world’s best photojournalists

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The Guardian

Mar 30 2018
Madagascan gold: meet the vanilla hustlers – in pictures

Vanilla is the world’s most popular flavour, and surging demand has recently made the spice more expensive than silver. In Sambava, Madagascar, dubbed the Vanilla Capital, young men are trying to cash in on the gold rush. Meet the vanilla hustlers

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The Guardian

Mar 30 2018
Country diary: a long-abandoned slate quarry's enduring monuments

Cwmystradllyn, Gwynedd: By 1871 the village was deserted, its consumptive and dispirited inhabitants dispersed. But much architectural beauty remains


The wave-like wall at Gorseddau slate quarry was running through my mind. I needed to go back and see if it was as I remembered. On a bitter March afternoon I set off along the old tramway that curves in from Cwm Pennant to the north.

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artforum.com

Mar 30 2018
DIARY: What’s New Is New Again
Cristina Sanchez-Kozyreva’s report from Gallery Weekend Beijing
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artforum.com

Mar 30 2018
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artforum.com

Mar 30 2018
FILM: Between You and Me
Nick Pinkerton on the restoration of Bill Gunn’s Personal Problems (1980)
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artforum.com

Mar 30 2018
SLANT: Major Scale
Damon Krukowski on Big Ears Festival
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The Guardian

Mar 30 2018
Tate insider touches the soul of painting and Freud flees Vienna – the week in art

Romantic backroom boy picks his favourites, Rembrandt and Dürer shine in black and white, and the Victorians discover photography – all in your weekly dispatch

Ken’s Show
This is a passionate selection of soul-touching art by veteran Tate art handler Ken Simons. Romantic works by Richard Wilson, JMW Turner and Samuel Palmer rub shoulders with abstract masterpieces by Rothko and Mondrian in a moving, thought-provoking way.
Tate Liverpool, until 17 June.

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The Guardian

Mar 30 2018
Ken's Show review – sublime choices from a non-expert put the pros to shame

Tate Liverpool
Ken Simons has been hanging artworks in the gallery for 30 years. The decision to let him select his favourites from the vaults has resulted in an inspiring, unfashionable and richly connected show

No curator at any Tate gallery is allowed to touch a work of art. That has to be done by art handlers, whose skills are a mixture of conservation science and DIY ingenuity. Until his retirement last year, Ken Simons was art handling manager at Tate Liverpool.

It’s 30 years since the gallery opened and Simons was a key part of its team from day one. So to mark the anniversary, the museum had the sweet idea of getting him to curate an exhibition of his favourite works, drawn from all the art he has handled through the decades.

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The New York Times

Mar 30 2018
Art Review: Sally Mann’s Haunted South
“Sally Mann: A Thousand Crossings” at the National Gallery of Art is a record of exploration — into her past, America’s history and photography’s.
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The Guardian

Mar 30 2018
California's Museum of Selfies – in pictures

The newly opened Museum of Selfies in Glendale, California, explores the history and cultural impact of the selfie, which has roots dating back 40,000 years. Visitors can explore the origin of the selfie through the lens of art, history, technology, and popular culture. Or they can instead take yet more selfies using the venue’s interactive installations

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The Guardian

Mar 30 2018
Arresting architecture: New York's police stations – in pictures

Kris Graves has photographed all 77 of New York City’s precinct station houses. So what do the buildings tell us about how the NYPD has changed over time?

Essay and portfolio originally published on Urban Omnibus

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The Guardian

Mar 30 2018
Heath Robinson’s Doubling Gloucester Cheese by the Gruyere Method: the hole truth

The artist’s playful comment on wartime rationing portrays machinery designed to make cheese go further, revealing the silliness of fussy bureaucracy

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The Guardian

Mar 29 2018
The Sydney vending machine selling Purpose and Spontaneity for $2 a pop

An art installation designed to tap into common psychological needs is getting people talking

In Sydney’s Martin Place, a vending machine selling various abstract concepts is running low on Imagination but has plenty of Structure.

Related: Artist Tracey Emin sends in the bronze birds to slow Sydney down

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The Guardian

Mar 29 2018
Francis Bacon shreds Jasper Johns and Andy Warhol in unheard tape

British master calls Johns painting False Start ‘ridiculous’ and Warhol’s works ‘very bad’

They are two of the most revered American pop artists of the 20th century, but Jasper Johns and Andy Warhol were a source of derision for Francis Bacon, according to previously unheard recordings released to the Guardian.

The British master can be heard dismissing one of Johns’s paintings as “ridiculous” and calling Warhol’s works “very bad”.

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artforum.com

Mar 29 2018
FILM: It Felt Like a Kiss
Philippa Snow on Henry Hathaway’s Niagara (1953)
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The New York Times

Mar 29 2018
I Spy at New York’s Museum of Deception
Spies and espionage are having a great run. What kind of spy would you make? Spyscape, a new museum in Midtown, will test your skills.
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The New York Times

Mar 29 2018
23 Art Exhibitions to View in NYC This Weekend
Our guide to new art shows and some that will be closing soon.
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artforum.com

Mar 29 2018
FILM: Pooch Rising
Nick Pinkerton on Wes Anderson’s Isle of Dogs (2018)
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The Guardian

Mar 29 2018
Chelsea Hotel room doors of Bob Marley and Andy Warhol go under the hammer

Guernsey’s will be auctioning off up to 55 hotel room doors from the Chelsea Hotel, where artists and musicians such as Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix and Bob Dylan frequently stayed in its heyday

More than 50 doors that used to lead to rooms occupied by legends such as Andy Warhol, Janis Joplin, Bob Marley and Jack Kerouac at New York’s famously seedy Chelsea Hotel are to be auctioned off next month.

Guernsey’s Auction House in New York has announced that on 12 April, it will conduct what will undoubtedly be a nostalgic sale of the items, salvaged from the street after the hotel was closed in 2011 for an overhaul that remains incomplete.

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The New York Times

Mar 29 2018
Opening Young Minds With the Arts When Schools Are Closed
Here’s a roundup of activities, from Muppet movies to zombie tag, at New York museums during next week’s public school spring break.
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The New York Times

Mar 29 2018
What to See in New York Art Galleries This Week
Erika Verzutti’s sculptures in the show “Ex Gurus”; Robert Bechtle’s charcoal drawings; and Fia Backström’s riffs on a Nobel laureate’s space epic.
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The New York Times

Mar 29 2018
New Creative Time Leader From Dallas Contemporary
Justine Ludwig, who was deputy director and chief curator at Dallas Contemporary, will be the next executive director of the New York-based nonprofit.
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The New York Times

Mar 29 2018
Christopher Scoates Is New Director for Museum of Arts and Design
Mr. Scoates will join the museum from the Cranbrook Academy of Art and Art Museum in Bloomfield Hills, Mich.
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The New York Times

Mar 29 2018
Critic’s Notebook: Charleston Needs That African American Museum. And Now.
To be built on a wharf where thousands of African slaves once arrived, the International African American Museum needs to secure its final funding.
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