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Notre Dame Gives ‘Shock’ When It Reopens – Latex paste is being used to clean the interior stone of the cathedral. Army General Jean-Louis Georgelin, who was charged with organizing the rebuilding of Notre Dame after the shelling, showed a bright side that he called “shocking.” But some conservationists fear it looks artificial. (TAN)
New details about Frieze LA – Taking place from February 16 to 19 at the Santa Monica Airport, the West Coast edition of Frieze will welcome 124 galleries from 22 countries – the largest edition yet. South Korea will have a strong team, and it’s no surprise that the show will expand to Seoul this summer. (LA Times)
Why does mud inspire so many artists these days? – The sand is preferred as an escape material when the plague is coming down (Sun and sea, anyone?), the current frenzy needs a little more dirt. We saw it in Balenciaga’s muddy Spring 2022 runway, where choreographer Gisele Vienne created a dirt-filled stage in 2018. People, and Delci Morelos’ Earth Lab at the recent Venice Biennale. Morelos’ work, one of the show’s highlights, will travel to Dia Chelsea in 2023.New York Times)
Ukrainian photographer exhibition canceled – The Polytechnic University of Catalonia has canceled an exhibition by Dmytro “Orest” Kozatskyi, a member of the Ukrainian paramilitary militia linked to neo-Nazi ideology and now part of the Ukrainian army. He reportedly has a swastika tattoo and has used the symbol on social media. (Hyper allergy)
movers and shakers
Architect Named for 2023 Serpentine Pavilion – Beirut-born, Paris-based Lina Gotmeh works to achieve the smallest possible carbon footprint with an African-inspired shelter in Kensington Gardens. It will open in June 2023.Guard)
Hollis Taggart takes on three AbEx artists – Sheila Isham and the realms of Albert Cotin and Norman Carton are now represented by the gallery, which presents their work at Art Miami. (TAN)
Ebony G. Patterson at the NYC Botanical Garden – The artist’s installation will be on display from May to September 2023. Drawing on her upbringing in Jamaica, her project explores the “stressful” landscape of nature and landscape as a site of consumption and renewal. (right now)
Grace Ndiritu wins Jarman Award – The British-Kenyan artist has won the Turner Prize for Art Film for her multimedia practice, which incorporates shamanic rituals and meditation. (Guard)
For the sake of art
‘Man’ is going to Hong Kong – A statue of a digital creator by Beeple will be on display at the M+ Museum in Hong Kong on December 9. The work, which was purchased by Ryan Zurer at Christie’s last November for nearly $29 million, recently went on display at the Castello di Rivoli in Turin. . (press release)
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