Cultural Affairs
Covering the crossroads of culture and culture

CULTURAL AFFAIRS: Covering the crossroads of culture and culture

ISIS Raising Funds From Archeological Treasures

This latest from CNN (with must-see video) shows just how conniving – and how frighteningly successful ISIS (or IS) has become: Continue Reading

Art International In Istanbul Closes With Mixed Reviews

Crowds converge on the Carlos Aires installation at ADN during Art International. Photo Peter Madden

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Highlights From Istanbul’s Art International Fair

A somewhat mediocre Art International Fair closed out its second edition in Istanbul on Sunday to  mixed — though largely  positive — reviews from galleries and attendees alike.  Produced by Sandy Angus (creator of Art HK)), Art International boasted 76 exhibitors this year,  up from 62 in 2013 .  An extended review will follow, but for now, a few highlights

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Miraculous Pictures: Mark Rothko At the Hague Gemeentemuseum

photo Peter Madden

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ISIS Destroys A Future For The Arts (And Humanity)

A "Wish Tree" burns in Gezi Park, destroyed by Turkish police, in Istanbul 2013

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Collector Bert Kreuk vs Danh Vo: The Battle Continues

Following my previous posting on the case before the Dutch courts between collector Bert Kreuk and Danish-Vietnamese artist Danh Vo, I received a statement from the artist, sent on his behalf by his New  York dealer, Marian Goodman.

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On Art Markets, Art Collecting, And “Flipping”: Bert Kreuk Responds

Bert Kreuk

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The Big, Shiny Flop of Jeff Koons At The Whitney

Jeff Koons, One Ball Total Equilibrium Tank (Spalding Dr. J 241 Series), 1985. Collection of B. Z. and Michael Schwartz. ©Jeff Koons.

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No, CUNY Law School, Terrorists Are Not Artists

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In Istanbul, Turkish Sculptors Find A Place In The Sun

>40, terrace exhibition installation view

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