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DIRECTOR’S CHAIR. The palace in Tokyo founder Jerome Suns has been appointed head lake / somethinga new cultural place in Mexico City, ArtReview reports. The institution is supported by OMR gallery and is part of an ambitious and controversial redevelopment of Chapultepec Park which is observed by the artist Gabriel Orosco . Meanwhile, Toronto Star reports that National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa has appointed interim director and chief executive officer: Angela Cassie, who came to the museum in 2021 to be its chief director of strategy and inclusion. Cassie takes a post from which he resigns Sasha Sudawho was appointed director of Philadelphia Museum of Art earlier this month after three years at the helm in the Canadian capital.
CRIMINAL BLOTTER. A team of curators and librarians traced two portraits of Well, Phillips which were stolen by a historical society in New Palz, New York, 50 years ago New York Times reports. It turns out that they were sold at auction in Sotheby’s in 2005; The FBI called on the house to find the buyer who returned them. Sotheby’s did not comment. Meanwhile, a bronze sculpture of a wolf was stolen from a park in Cincinnati, Cincinnati Public Radio reports. The piece is part of a copy of Capitoline Wolf– depicting the legendary founders of Rome, Romulus and Remus– which was donated to the city of Ohio from Rome in 1931. Police are investigating.
IN Ontario Art Gallery in Toronto just presented its first public art commission, a huge bronze sculpture by an artist Brian boys which presents a circus elephant made of leather furniture. It’s titled Sofa monster: Sadzěʔ yaaghęhch’ill; the second part is Dane-zaa, which means “My heart is torn.” [The Globe and Mail]
The crypto art platform Outland has sorted out $ 5 million in the initial round of funding. The Los Angeles-based company will unveil an NFT project by an artist Ian Cheng next month. [Press Release/Being Crypto]
architect Kimberly Doodledirector c HOK in Chicago, was elected president of American Institute of Architects. She is the first black woman to hold this position and said: “As the 295th living black woman to receive an architectural license in the United States, I want to help young women and people of color. [Dezeen]
Director, artist, collector and Baltimore Museum of Art trustee John Waters gets a star on Hollywood Walk of Fame. Other stars that receive their stars include Uma Thurman and Ludacris. [WJZ CBS Baltimore]
IN Albright-Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo, New York, said supply chain problems have eased and construction is moving forward on its delayed expansion project. When it reopens in 2023, it will be renamed as Buffalo AKG Museum of Art. [The Buffalo News]
Are you in the mood for a list? IN New York Post has collected an exquisite list of works of art that have been destroyed or damaged by “clumsy, careless or angry people”, from Greek antiquities to esteemed Picasso. [New York Post]
PRESENCE IS MERCY. Painter Marina Abramovich serves as the narrator of the new concept album of the two-member group The sound of Cereson Art newspaper notes, emphasizing in an interview that the singer of the band, K Hoverand Abramovich gave it Stunned . It turns out that the collaboration arose because the legend of the show saw Sound of Ceres at a concert in Brooklyn. K said that after the show, “I remember he told me never to blink, which makes sense to say as a master of his presence with his audience.” [Dazed and The Art Newspaper]