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Paterson’s Piano to Receive Signals From Moon at Edinburgh Sculpture Park Jupiter Artland

This summer, Edinburgh sculpture park and art gallery Jupiter Artland will present an artwork that will send Morse code signals to the moon. The piece, “Earth-Moon-Earth (Moonlight Sonata Reflected from the Surface of the Moon)” (2007) by Berlin-based, Scottish artist Katie Paterson, will be installed at the gallery from July 17.

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David Kordansky Gallery to Move to Larger Space

Ten-year-old L.A. stalwart David Kordansky Gallery has announced that its heading to a new 20,000-square-foot, Kulapat Yantrasast-designed location that will open this September. Moving from Culver City to South La Brea, the gallery is tripling its size and will have a library, offices, and private gardens, in addition to two exhibition galleries.

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AAMD Pens Letter to Delaware Governor

After publicly admonishing the Delaware Art Museum late last month, the Association of Art Museum Directors (AAMD) has gone a step further and written a public letter to Delaware Governor Jack Markell, Wilmington Mayor Dennis P. Williams, and Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden to ask them to get involved in the museum’s decision to sell up to four works from its collection to pay down a significant debt acquired after the museum’s 2005 expansion.

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Joan Jonas to Rep US at Venice Biennale

The State Department bureau of educational and cultural affairs has selected Joan Jonas to represent the US at the 2015 Venice Biennale. Paul C. Ha, director of the MIT List Visual Arts Center, who is set to be commissioner of the exhibition, recommended Jonas for the honor. The New York Times reports that the presentation will be co-organized by Ha and Ute Meta Bauer, director of the Center for Contemporary Art at the Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. Continue Reading

Richter and Polke Together Again at Christie’s

The first joint show in 48 years of Gerhard Richter and Sigmar Polke is set to open at Christie’s Mayfair next Friday, April 25. “Polke/Richter-Richter/Polke” will survey the careers of both artists until 2010, the year of Polke’s death.The exhibition coincides with the opening of Polke’s first comprehensive retrospective at MoMA later this week, on April 19.

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Daniel Boyd Wins $80K Bulgari Art Award

The Art Gallery of New South Wales has announced Indigenous Australian artist Daniel Boyd as the winner of the 2014 Bulgari Art Award for his work “Untitled,” 2014. The $80,000 award, which consists of a $50,000 painting acquisition and a residency in Italy valued at $30,000, is one of the most valuable art awards in Australia.

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cutlog NY Names 2014 Exhibitors

Parisian fair cutlog has announced the 41 exhibitors that will show at the fair’s second New York edition at the Lower East Side’s Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural Center from May 8 to 11 during Frieze week. This year, 27 exhibitors are new including quite a few New York galleries like Accola Griefen Gallery, Bleecker Street Arts Club, Lesley Heller Workspace, and SIGNAL, among others.

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Restored Louvre Galleries to Reopen June 6

Today the Louvre announced that it will reopen its 18th Century decorative arts galleries on June 6 after an eight-year restoration and reinstallation. The museum’s renowned collection of more than 2,000 decorative arts objects will once again occupy 35 galleries on the first floor of the Cour Carrée’s north wing. Originally installed in 1966, the galleries had not been significantly changed since then.

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Olafur Eliasson Installs Art Bar at Coachella

You may have seen Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson’s Little Suns recently in the windows of MoMA’s design store or at Art Basel in Miami last December, but now the artist’s small, sun-shaped LED lamps are serving as the decoration for a special artist-designed bar at Coachella for its currently underway two-weekend run.

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Inaugural $50,000 Nude Art Prize Names Winner

Controversial Chilean-born, Australian artist Juan Davila has been announced as the winner of the inaugural Benalla Nude $50,000 art prize for his painting “After Image &” (2013), which “captures a moment of tenderness; two women playing in the forest, depicting great depth of emotion,” according to the Benalla Regional Art Gallery.

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