Visual Arts News from the Vancouver Art Gallery Library April 12, 2011

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Toronto

David Moos announces departure from AGO  Head curator of modern and contemporary art leaving next year; he is gallery’s fourth high-level departure in nine months.  Globe and Mail, April 12, 2011

 

Back in the saddle again Matthew Teitelbaum’s brow furrows as he considers the question: Just how long has it been since he last curated a show, anyway? A long, thoughtful pause, then a canny grin: “Long enough that I can’t remember,” he smiles.  Toronto Star, April 12, 2011 

 

New York

Hedda Sterne, Artist of Many Styles, Dies at 100   Ms. Sterne was the last survivor of a famous 1951 Life magazine portrait of forward-thinking artists who included Jackson Pollock, Robert Motherwell and Mark Rothko.  New York Times, April 12, 2011

 

London

Dancing (And Painting) About Titian: Royal Ballet and UK National Gallery Launch Joint Project For 2012 Olympiad "Artists including Turner Prize winners Chris Ofili and Mark Wallinger are working with renowned choreographers such as Wayne McGregor and Christopher Wheeldon on the venture which takes three paintings by Renaissance master Titian as its inspiration. London Evening Standard, April 11, 2011

 

Oslo

Turning Crumpled Aluminum Foil Into 'Stunning' Textile Art "For the main stage curtain of the Oslo Opera House, the L.A.-based artist [Pae White] scanned images of crumpled aluminum foil and sent the scans through a computer numerically-controlled loom which transformed the pixels into a massive tapestry of cotton, wool, and polyester. Called Metafoil, the curtain takes an old world staple and gives it a stunning digital twist." FEELguide, April 7, 2011 

 

Beijing

The Strange Accusations Against Ai Weiwei Faced with a major international outcry over the artist's arrest, the Chinese government has undertaken a public relations counterattack that sometimes verges on the bizarre - with charges of plagiarism, accusations of obscenity, and an investigation into unspecified "economic crimes." Artinfo, April 11, 2011

 

China Accuses Ai Weiwei Of Plagiarism "China's official Xinhua News Agency reported that artist Ai Weiwei, whose continued detention has drawn international criticism, has been accused on the net of 'stealing' the idea for a 2007 exhibit." Sydney Morning Herald, April 11, 2011  

 

 

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