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WAR IN UKRAINE. Even as the fighting continues, Lviv National Art Gallery reopened some of its 18 branches in western Ukraine New York Times reports. “Putin now aims to turn Ukrainians into nobody, into nothing,” his director said Taras Voznyak , he said, explaining that the move was “to show that we are alive”. Many works remain hidden in safe locations, but Voznyak said he could return the institution’s main space to function in June. In the meantime, Oleksandra Kovalchukthe Odessa Museum of Fine Artsacting director, fled to Boston and helped coordinate efforts to protect collections at home, Boston Globe reports. “We are a young country that only now understands who we are and what we want,” she said. “It kills me that we are on the brink of extinction right now.”

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ARTIST CONVERSATIONS. Sculptor Lauren Halseywho has an inaugural performance with a Los Angeles MP David KordanskyThe New York Gallery, located in New York Times. Tied to show her witty collages on San Jose Museum of Art in California, Jean Conner is in San Francisco Chronicle, who asks, “How could an outstanding artist working with a well-known art group from San Francisco fly under the radar for six decades?” AND Jonny Banger talked to Guard with Pulp frontmen Jarvis Cocker and fellow artist Jeremy Dellerwho suggested that being an artist means “trying to understand things around you that make you unhappy or confusing.”


Young Chinese collectors are becoming increasingly powerful players in the art and collectibles market, experts say. “They only knew the growing market, so they are fearless,” says the collector Mark Cho38, who lives between Hong Kong, London and New York. [The Wall Street Journal]

Ping Linwho resigned as director Taipei Museum of Fine Arts in early 2021 he was appointed director Taiwan Foundation for the Fine Artswhich promotes local artists and runs a program that rents works of art to a variety of subjects. [ArtAsiaPacific]

After 16 years at the helm Mingei International Museum in San Diego, Rob Sidner retires. Jessica Hanson Yorkthe deputy director of the institution and the main head of promotion will take his place. [The San Diego Union-Tribune]

The Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, Massachusetts, a 100th anniversary show has just opened Lincoln Monument in Washington, DC, with artwork and multimedia depictions that include a statue of the president. That work is a sculptor, Daniel Chester Frenchworked in Stockbridge. [Associated Press]

Amazing New York Gallery Canadawhose list includes Matt Connors and Xylor Janeopens a branch in East Hampton in the same building as Jack Hanleythere is space. He also adds a gallery across from his current house of Tribeca. [Vanity Fair]

AND Maud Lewis The painting, which the artist once exchanged for meals at a restaurant in London, Ontario, is expected to bring in about $ 27,000 a month this month. [The Guardian]


ON THE BLOCK. IN Los Angeles Timesart critic Christopher Knight slammed Toledo Museum of Art‘s plans to sell three works — until Cezanne, Renoirand Matisse-on Sotheby’s this month to increase its acquisition fund and diversify its holdings. “The museum is turning its celebrated art collection into a piggy bank that will pay for a significant structural change,” Knight writes. Renoir has been in the museum since 1955; others longer. As it turns out, the critic was a collaborator at the TMA in the 1970s. “Then,” he writes, “it never occurred to me that the word ‘permanent’ in the stellar museum’s permanent collection obviously means 67 years, at most.” [LAT]

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