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August 31 | Performa Biennial to focus on African artists

Good news: New York’s performance biennial Performa has announced that it will give center stage to African artists. Bad news: a group of Berlin-based artists might soon lose their working spaces...


African artists in the spotlight at New York’s Performa

The Performa Biennial has announced that its seventeenth edition, running from November 1 through 19, will have a strong focus on works by African artists, which will be showcased through the two new platforms “South African Pavilion Without Walls” and “Afroglossia”, curated by Performa founding director RoseLee Goldberg. Artists involved include Zanele Muholi, Kemang Wa Lehulere, Nicholas Hlobo and William Kentridge. More via ARTnews.

 

Brian Fuata and Susan Gibb, Artist Talk at Performa 15.

 

The Berkshire Museum is under review

The Berkshire Museum, which has recently turned down an anonymous $1 million donation to hold off on the sale of 40 artworks from his collection, is currently under review “for how it comports with applicable charities law”, the office of Massachusetts’ attorney general has confirmed. Read more on artnet news.

 

Several Berlin-based artists might soon be “homeless”…

As a result of the sale of the Berlin Uferhallen studio complex, several artists — including Katharina Grosse, John Bock and Monica Bonvicini — are in danger of losing their workspace.

The building was owned by the city of Berlin until 2006, when it was sold to a joint-stock company. On Wednesday, it was announced that a private conglomerate, which plans on commercializing the property, had bought the complex for €30 million. More via artnet news.

 

The Berlin Uferhallen studio complex.

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