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Hans Ulrich Obrist is a Swiss art curator, critic and historian of art. He is artistic director at the Serpentine Galleries, London. Dove of peace

Istanbul Biennial are curator Ute Meta Bauer

Collector Ronald Lauder Donates Significant Arms and Armor Gift to the Met

Larissa Harris Appointed First Director of Teiger Foundation

Curator Helen Toomer Took Advantage of 2020 to Escape Brooklyn and Refocus on Art and Family in the Hudson Valley

Manifesta 15 to Take Place in Barcelona and Across Ten Spanish Cities

MOCAD Announces Laura Hughes as Interim Director

Irene Hofmann Director of Influential Art Space SITE Santa Fe, to Step Down

Asia Society Museum Director Michelle Yun Is Finalizing the Institution’s Triennial and Floating in Her Pool

Collector Is Suing Hirschl and Adler Galleries for Allegedly Swindling Him Over the Sale of a $12 Million Presidential Painting

Hans Ulrich Obrist is the Co-Director of the Serpentine Gallery in London

curator Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev is responsible for the raved-about 2012 documenta 13

Massimiliano Gioni is the Associate Director and Director of Special Exhibitions at The New Museum, New York

Curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art in LA, Helen Molesworth

Jessica Bell Brown Associate Curator for Contemporary Art

Rebecca Lamarche-Vadel Managing Director, des Galeries Lafayette

Qu Chang Curator, Para Site

Hannah Turpin Curatorial Assistant for Modern and Contemporary Art and Photograph

Ashley James Associate Curator of Contemporary Art, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum New York

Jasmine Wahi Holly Block Social Justice Curator, Bronx Museum

Elena Filipovic Director and curator, Kunsthalle Basel

Nadim Samman Import Projects, Berlin

Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung Curator at Large, Documenta 14, Kassel, Germany

Rózsa Zita Farkas Arcadia Missa, London

Heidi Ballet Independent curator, Satellite 9

Elisa R. Linn & Lennart Wolff KM Temporaer

Justė Jonutytė Rupert Centre for Arts and Education

Anna Gritz Curator, Schinkel Pavillon, Berlin

Hanne Mugaas curator, Kunsthall Stavanger

Raphael Gygax Frieze Projects, London

Samuel Leuenberger Curator, Art Basel Parcours 2016

Defne Ayas Director, Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art

Ben Vickers Serpentine Galleries

Övül Durmuşoğlu Hamburger Bahnhof Museum für Gegenwart Berlin

Krist Gruijthuijsen KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin

Hendrik Folkerts Curator, Documenta 14

Curator Nellie Scott Is Fighting to Save the Studio of Pop Art Nun Corita Kent

Liverpool Biennial director Fatos Üstek resigns after run-in with board of trustees

Hauser&Wirth Koji Inoue Modern Art auctions

Collector Kevin Poon on the Intersection of Art and Culture, Launching His Streetwear Brand

The Armory Show in New York has revealed the curatorial team for its 2021 edition

Claudia Schmuckli, curator-in-charge of contemporary art and programming for the Fine Arts Museums of San Fransisco

Valerie Cassel Oliver, curator of modern and contemporary art for the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

VIA Art Fund has announced Wassan Al-Khudhairi as the recipient of its 2021 curatorial fellowship

Peles Empire gallery, Barbara Wolf, Katharina Stoever

Ashley Berlin gallery, Lauryn Youden, Kate Brown

The Bronx Museum of the Arts in New York has named Klaudio Rodriguez

Frieze art fairs global director Victoria Siddall takes strategic role as board director

Mami Kataoka, who serves as director of Tokyo’s Mori Art Museum, has been named artistic director of the fifth edition of Japan’s Aichi Triennale

Independent Curators International has named Jordan Wilson as its inaugural Indigenous Curatorial Research Fellow

Collector Seth Stolbun Resigns from Board of New Museum-Affiliated Rhizome

Manufacturing Tycoon Heiner Wemhöner on the Emotional Value of Collecting and Why He’s Unafraid of Impractical Art

Brittany Webb Named 20th Century Art Curator at PAFA

Mark Godfrey, a senior curator at Tate Modern in London

Top 200 Collector Cheech Marin

Collector Joy Simmons on Where She Hunts for Exciting New Art and What It Has in Common With Radiology

Sam Orlofsky and Larry Gagosian at Gagosian Gallery

Art Dealer Lisa Russell on How She Went From Selling Rembrandt to Banksy

Swizz Beatz’s Longtime Curator Is Opening a Gallery

Marian Goodman on Closing Her London Gallery

Curator Nato Thompson’s Alternative Art School Is Kicking Off Classes With A-List Artist Instructors for a Fraction of the Price of an MFA

Pearl Lam, Collector and Founder of Pearl Lam Galleries.

Lisa Panting, & Malin Ståhl, Cofounders of Hollybush Gardens, London

David Zwirner Online Sales Director Elena Soboleva on Why the Distinction Between Online and Offline

Stéphane Aquin, the current chief curator of the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, D.C., will be the next director of the Canadian museum

Antonia Carver, Director of Art Jameel, Dubai

Raymond J. McGuire, Top Art Collector

Thao Nguyen, Agent and Curator at Creative Artists Agency, Los Angeles

Loring Randolph, Former Director of Frieze New York, New York

Sam Orlofsky Director at Gagosian New York

Martina Droth, who has most recently served as deputy director of research, exhibitions, and publications, and curator of sculpture at the Yale Center for British Art in New Haven, Connecticut, has been named deputy director and chief curator of the institution

Scottish museum joins Tate in cutting ties with dealer Anthony d’Offay

Curator Sara Raza Is Working on a Mid-Career Survey of Ahmed Mater and Consulting Her Turkic Recipes

Gallerist Nicole Schoeni on the Biggest Strokes of Luck in Her Collecting Career

Collector and Philanthropist Agnes Gund

Collector Patrizia Sandretto Re Rebaudengo Reflects on Her Foundation's 25th Year

Guggenheim Curator Nancy Spector Has Been Cleared of Racial Bias Allegations—But She’s Leaving the Museum Anyway

Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara Names Abaseh Mirvali Executive Director and Chief Curator

Seattle Art Museum Appoints Theresa Papanikolas as Curator of American Art

Mark Rothko Painting From François and Susan de Menil Collection Will Hit the Block at Christie’s, Estimated at $35 M. to $45 M.

Michael Bloomberg Thinks Midsize Arts Nonprofits Can Change American Cities, and He’s Spending Over $100 Million to Prove It

Art Dubai Appoints Chloe Vaitsou as International Director

Microsoft cofounder Paul Allen, the billionaire philanthropist and collector who founded the Seattle Art Fair, has died at the age of 65

Snite Museum of Art Names Joseph Antenucci Becherer as New Director

The Whitney Museum of American Art to Receive 400 Artworks from Roy Lichtenstein Foundation

The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts has elected a new board chair, Julian Zugazagoitia, and three new board members — Naomi Beckwith, Cary J. Davis, and Deborah Willis

Karl Lagerfeld’s First EMichael Bloomberg Thinks Midsize Arts Nonprofits Can Change American Cities, and He’s Spending Over $100 Million to Prove Itver Sculptural Works at Carpenters Workshop Gallery

Addison Gallery of American Art Hires Gordon Wilkins As Associate Curator of American Art

Pollock-Krasner Foundation Names 2017–18 Grantees, Gives $100,000 to Madison Square Park Conservancy

Bob Dylan Illustrated His Most Famous Songs—With New Lyrics—for a London Gallery Show

Clark Art Institute Taps Anne Leonard as Curator of Prints, Drawings, and Photographs

Merve Elveren to Receive ICI’s 2018 Gerrit Lansing Independent Vision Curatorial Award

Peggy Cooper Cafritz Bequeaths Major Collection to Harlem’s Studio Museum

Maria Seferian Elected Board Chair of LA MOCA

Francis Bacon from S.I. Newhouse Collection Will Be Sold at Christie’s in November, Estimated at $14 M. to $18 M.

Judith O’Toole Will Be Acting Director of Mattress Factory

Newark Museum Names Linda Harrison Director

Art Dubai has named Chloe Vaitsou as its international director

MOCA Los Angeles’s New Board Chair Is Maria Seferian, 10-Year Veteran at the Museum

Andy Warhol Foundation Board Names Julián Zugazagoitia Chair, Adds Three Members

Maya Allison of NYU Abu Dhabi Art Gallery

A Self-Destructing Banksy Adds Rare Drama to Sotheby’s $91.5 Million Contemporary Art Sales in London

A Walk Through Frieze London With Super-Collector Patrizia Sandretto Re Rebaudengo

Even as Brexit Looms, Galleries Notch Sales on Frieze London’s Opening Day

This summer, gallerist David Killen lucked out and found six paintings by Willem de Kooning in a storage locker. Those will be going up for auction this fall, first on October 14 at his gallery, and apparently, he has no clue where to start on how much to sell them for

Getty Foundation Director Deborah Marrow to Retire in 2018

Christie’s London Kicks Off the Frieze Week Auctions With a Tempered—and Very Brit-Centric—$161 Million Contemporary Sale

Storefront for Art and Architecture Appoints José Esparza Chong Cuy as Executive Director and Chief Curator

Frieze Masters Opens With Moderate Sales and an Opportunity for Dealers to Play

Russian Billionaire Dmitry Rybolovlev Accuses Sotheby’s of Price Inflation in a $380 Million Suit

Ahead of FIAC, French Gallerists Launch Paris Avant Première to Highlight City’s Emerging Art Scene

Documenta 14 Participants Address Killing of LGBTQI+ Activist in Open Letters to Greek Leaders

Collectors Victoria Thomas and Darryl de Prez, based in Southeast London, show us around their fantastically eclectic private art collection

Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts Hires Rachel Adams as Chief Curator and Director of Programs

The Bronx Museum of the Arts plans to open a 4,500-square-foot space in Lower Manhattan next year.

Sotheby's will sell four Jean-Michel Basquiat works at its contemporary evening auction in New York on November 14

GALLERIES; Pace Gallery, Gagosian, Hauser & Wirth, David Zwirner, Goodman Gallery, Victoria Miro, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, White Cube, 303 Gallery, Luhring Augustine, Matthew Marks Gallery, Akinci, Amsterdam; Mikael Andersen, Copenhagen; Artelier, Graz; Bo Bjerggaard, Copenhagen; Blain I Southern, Berlin/London; Jean Brolly, Paris; Ben Brown Fine Arts, London/Hong Kong; Buchholz, Berlin/Cologne/New York; Gisela Capitain, Cologne; Andrea Caratsch, St. Moritz; Contemporary Fine Arts, Berlin; Charim, Vienna; Conrads, Düsseldorf; Continua, San Gimignano/Beijing/Les Moulins/Havana; Crone, Vienna/Berlin; Massimo de Carlo, Milan/London/Hong Kong; Erika Deák, Budapest; DEWEER, Otegem; DITTRICH & SCHLECHTRIEM, Berlin; EIGEN + ART, Berlin/Leipzig; FILIALE, Frankfurt; Forsblom, Stockholm/Helsinki; Laurent Godin, Paris; Bärbel Grässlin, Frankfurt; Karsten Greve, Cologne/Paris/; Hans Mayer, Düsseldorf; Nino Mier, Los Angeles; Vera Munro, Hamburg; nächst St. Stephan, Vienna; Nagel Draxler, Berlin/Cologne; Neon Parc, Melbourne; NEU, Berlin; Carolina Nitsch, New York; Nosbaum Reding, Luxemburg; Nathalie Obadia, Brussels/Paris; Alexander Ochs, Berlin; Priska Pasquer, Cologne; Pearl Lam, Hong Kong/Shanghai/Singapore; Giorgio Persano, Turin; Rupert Pfab, Düsseldorf; Produzentengalerie, Hamburg; Thomas Rehbein, Cologne; Petra Rinck, Düsseldorf; Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg/Paris/London; Philipp von Rosen, Cologne; Roslyn Oxley9, Sydney; Aurel Scheibler, Berlin; Brigitte Schenk, Cologne; Anke Schmidt, Cologne; SCHÖNEWALD, Düsseldorf; Rüdiger Schöttle, Munich; Sies & Höke, Düsseldorf; Slewe, Amsterdam; Sprüth Magers, Berlin/London/Los Angeles; Paul Stolper, London; Hans Strelow, Düsseldorf; TSuzanne Tarasiève, Paris; Daniel Templon, Paris/Brussels; Elisabeth & Klaus Thoman, Innsbruck/Vienna; VAN HORN, Düsseldorf; Wentrup, Berlin; Michael Werner, Cologne/London/New York; White Cube, London/Hong Kong/New York; Zilberman, Istanbul/Berlin; David Zwirner, New York/London/Hong Kong

COLLECTORS: Fred Bidwell, executive director of FRONT International Triennial; Julia Stoschek, founder of Julia Stoschek Collection; Pamela Joyner, founder of Avid Partners, LLC, trustee of the Art Institute of Chicago and the J. Paul Getty Trust; Jorge Pérez, real estate developer, philanthropist, trustee of the Pérez Art Museum Miami; Adam Lindemann, founder of VENUS galleries; Nicky Wilson, co-founder of Jupiter Artland, Scotland; Robbie Antonio, founder of Revolution Precrafted; Robert Fontaine;

COLLECTORS: Hans Ulrich Obrist; Christine Macel; Hou Hanru; Yuko Hasegawa; Christine Tohmé; Sharjah Biennial; Koyo Kouoh; Massimiliano Gioni; Beatrix Ruf’s; Roman Abramovich; Haryanto Adikoesoemo; Mohammed Afkhami; Paul Allen; Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen and Marc Andreessen; María Asunción Aramburuzabala; Hélène and Bernard Arnault; Laura and John Arnold; Laurent Asscher; Hans Rasmus Astrup; Candace Carmel Barasch; Maria Arena and William Jr. Bell; Tracey and Bruce R. Berkowitz; Ernesto Bertarelli; Debra and Leon Black; Len Blavatnik; Neil G. Bluhm; Barbara Bluhm-Kaul and Don Kaul; Lauren and Mark Booth; Karen and Christian Boros; Botín Family; Irma and Norman Braman; Udo Brandhorst; Peter M. Brant; Edythe L. and Eli Broad; Estrellita and Daniel Brodsky; James Keith (JK) Brown and Eric Diefenbach; Joop van Caldenborgh; Edouard Carmignac; Pierre Chen; Adrian Cheng; Halit Cingillioglu and Kemal Has Cingillioglu; Ella Fontanals-Cisneros; Patricia Phelps de Cisneros and Gustavo A. Cisneros; Alexandra and Steven A. Cohen; Isabel and Agustín Coppel; Eduardo F. Costantini; Dimitris Daskalopoulos; Rosa and Carlos de la Cruz; Eric de Rothschild; Tiqui Atencio Demirdjian; Beth Rudin DeWoody; Lonti Ebers; George Economou; Stefan T. and Gael Neeson Edlis; Carl Gustaf Ehrnrooth; Eisenberg Family; Lawrence J. Ellison; Caryl and Israel Englander; Bridgitt and Bruce Evans; Susan and Leonard Feinstein; Frank J. III Fertitta and Lorenzo Fertitta; Randi and Robert Fisher; Aaron I. Fleischman; Michael C. and Jennifer Rice Forman; Amanda and Glenn R. Fuhrman; Gabriela and Ramiro Garza; Christy and Bill Gautreaux; David Geffen; Yassmin and Sasan Ghandehari; Danny Goldberg; Noam Gottesman; Laurence Graff; Kenneth C. Griffin; Florence and Daniel Guerlain; Agnes Gund; Christine and Andrew Hall; Diane and Bruce Halle; (Prince) Hans-Adam II von und zu Liechtenstein; Janine and J. Tomilson Hill; Marguerite Hoffman; Maja Hoffmann; Frank Huang; Dakis Joannou; Edward “Ned” Johnson III; Pamela J. Joyner and Alfred J. Giuffrida; Viatcheslav Moshe Kantor; Nasser David Khalili; Alison and Peter W. Klein; Jill and Peter Kraus; Marie-Josée and Henry R. Kravis; Ananda Krishnan; Grażyna Kulczyck; Pierre Lagrange; Guy Laliberté; Barbara and Jon Landau; Steven Latner and Michael Latner; Joseph Lau; Thomas Lau; Jo Carole and Ronald S. Lauder; Leonard A. Lauder; Liz and Eric Lefkofsky; Petra and Stephen Levin; Barbara and Aaron Levine; Li Lin; Margaret Munzer Loeb and Daniel S. Loeb; Eugenio López Alonso; Jack Ma; Yusaku Maezawa; Maramotti Family; Maurice Marciano; Martin Z. Margulies; Cheech Marin; Donald B. Marron; David Martinez; Susan and Larry Marx; Dimitri Mavrommatis; Raymond J. and Crystal McCrary McGuire; John S. Middleton; Leonid Mikhelson; Julie and Edward J. Minskoff; Victoria and Samuel I. Jr. Newhouse; Niarchos Family; Genny and Selmo Nissenbaum; Takeo Obayashi; Daniel Och; Maja Oeri; Thomas Olbricht; Michael Ovitz; Bernardo Paz; Andrea and José Olympio Pereira; Marsha and Jeffrey Perelman; Ronald O. Perelman; Augusto Perfetti; Amy and John Phelan; François Pinault; Ann and Ron Pizzuti; Sabine and Hasso Plattner; Miuccia and Patrizio Bertelli Prada; Lisa and John Pritzker; Penny and Bryan Traubert Pritzker; Sultan Sooud Al Qassemi; Qiao Zhibing; Cindy and Howard Rachofsky; Emily and Mitchell Rales; Steven Rales; Patrizia Sandretto Re Rebaudengo; Bob Rennie; Louise and Leonard Riggio; Ellen and Michael Ringier; Linnea Conrad Roberts and George Roberts; Aby J. Rosen; Hilary and Wilbur L. Ross Jr.; Rubell Family; Betty and Isaac Rudman; Dmitry Rybolovlev; Joseph Safra; Lily Safra; Elham and Tony Salamé; Nadia and Rajeeb Samdani; Marieke and Pieter Sanders; Vicki and Roger Sant; Louisa Stude Sarofim; Tatsumi Sato; Sheri and Howard Schultz; Helen and Charles Schwab; Marianne and Alan Schwartz; Uli Sigg; Peter Simon; Elizabeth and Frederick Singer; Eric Smidt; Jerry I. and Katherine G. Farley Speyer; Susana and Ricardo Steinbruch; Judy and Michael H. Steinhardt; Gayle and Paul Stoffel; Norah and Norman Stone; Julia Stoschek; Iris and Matthew Strauss; Sylvia and Ulrich Ströher; Brett and Daniel S. Sundheim; Lisa and Steve Tananbaum; Lauren and Benedikt Taschen; Budi Tek; Sheikha Al Mayassa bint Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani; Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim bin Jaber Al Thani; David Thomson; Steve Tisch; Anne and Wolfgang Titze; Jane and Robert Toll; Robbi and Bruce E. Toll; Rose-Marie and Eijk van Otterloo; Walter Vanhaerents; Patricia Pearson-Vergez and Juan Vergez; Francesca von Habsburg; Alice Walton; Wang Jianlin; Wang Wei and Liu Yiqian; Wang Zhongjun; Jutta and Siegfried Weishaupt; Alain Wertheimer; Abigail and Leslie H. Wexner; Reinhold Würth; Elaine Wynn; Stephen A. Wynn; Tadashi Yanai; Yang Bin; Anita and Poju Zabludowicz; Jochen Zeitz; Helen and Sam Zell; Dasha Zhukova.