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British Museum Arctic Exhibition Stirs Controversy—and More Art News – ARTnews.com

British Museum Arctic Exhibition Stirs Controversy—and More Art News – ARTnews.com

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The Times details misconduct complaints leveled against Joshua Helmer, who previously worked at the Philadelphia Museum of Art and now directs the Erie Art Museum in Pennsylvania. [The New York Times]

The French culture ministry will establish a center for satirical cartoons. Georges Wolinski, who died in the 2015 Charlie Hebdo shooting, reportedly conceived the idea for such an institution. [The Art Newspaper]

Le Maximum, a new gallery in Venice, California, is “stepping into the storied lineage of food-and-art crossovers like Gordon Matta-Clark’s legendary SoHo restaurant FOOD.” [Los Angeles Times]

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Patrick Noon, who has served as a curator at the Minneapolis Institute of Art for 22 years, will retire later this month. [Star Tribune]


“Abortion Is Normal,” a two-venue exhibition focusing on reproductive justice and featuring work by Nan Goldin, Lyle Ashton Harris, Cindy Sherman, and many other artists, opened in New York on Thursday. [ARTnews]

The British Museum has announced a new exhibition on the history of the Arctic and its peoples. Culture Unstained, a group committed to ending oil sponsorships in the arts, has said that the institution “cynically” excluded its longtime sponsor BP from this particular show. [The Guardian]


Here’s a piece on Taiwanese art collector Leo Shih, whose holdings include works by Cai Guo-Qiang, Xu Bing, Chen Zhen, and others. [Financial Times]


“What Makes Pope.L’s Art Endure?”Martha Schwendener takes up this question on the occasion of the artist’s exhibitions at the Museum of Modern Art and the Whitney Museum in New York. [The New York Times]

T Magazine has a Q&A with South African artist Pieter Hugo. “I learned photography through visiting university libraries, which can be hard to access, and I’ve built a strong relationship with books,” the artist said. [T: The New York Times Style Magazine]


Akbar Padamsee, a pioneering Indian modernist whose practice spanned painting, photography, sculpture, and film, has died at age 91. [ARTnews]

Pete Dye, a prolific designer of artful golf courses, has died at age 94. [The New York Times]

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