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Miami Art Week Guide, Part II: Museums, Collections, and Exhibitions

by The Artslant Team
Part one of our Miami Art Week guide introduced the 20 or so art fairs pitching tents, occupying hotels, and renting out convention centers this week. Part two celebrates the Miami stalwarts, its permanent residents—museums, art spaces, and galleries—as well as some of the week's non-art fair exhibitions and pop-ups. Most of these spaces program exhibitions year round and represent the true depth of Miami as an art world epicenter. Here’s what’s on tap. Overwhelmed by the week's excesses?... [more]
Posted by The Artslant Team on 11/30/15
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In Dubai's Expanding Arts District, a New Foundation Celebrates the Patron-Artist Relationship

by Danna Lorch
The Soho and Tribeca neighborhoods of New York City in the late 70s and early 80s were in many ways the hunting grounds of the original . The painter Linda Francis puts it bluntly: “We were thieves.” She was part of an art tribe who illegally rented commercial lofts on the cheap and worked in a community, struggling to eat as much as to answer important questions about what constituted art. Was it Duchamp’s urinal turned fountain, Monet’s water lilies, or Warhol’s soup cans—and who was... [more]
Posted by Danna Lorch on 11/30/15
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From Private Collection to Mega-Museum: the Zeitz MOCAA, Cape Town

by Bea De Sousa
When private collections take on major dimensions, rather than donating works to existing institutions, the collectors who pioneer them tend to go public and open museums. This growth has led to a recent boom in museum-building globally. The private collection of Jochen Zeitz will be at the core of one such new mega-museum, the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary African Art (Zeitz MOCAA) opening in Cape Town, South Africa. The Thomas Heatherwick designed building, which will boast 65,000 square feet... [more]
Posted by Bea De Sousa on 7/14/15
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The Art World's Intrinsic Conflict of Interest: Curating the Private Collection with the Public Trust

by Ryan Wong
The cousin, flip side, and feeder to the museum, in today’s money-saturated world of contemporary art, is the private collection. The necessity of this relationship might be surprising to the average museum visitor, who often looks to museums as the centers of the art world. Private collections, however, shape our understanding of art history and production not only by determining which artworks are available for display and loan, but by actively applying curatorial labor towards their care and... [more]
Posted by Ryan Wong on 8/21/14
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