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Museum of Chinese in America Collection Fire—and More Art News – ARTnews.com

Museum of Chinese in America Collection Fire—and More Art News – ARTnews.com

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Hong Kong

In a letter to Art Basel global director Marc Spiegler, 24 galleries have asked for a 50 percent reduction on booth fees at the fair’s upcoming Hong Kong edition, among other concessions, as protests continue. [ARTnews]

Meanwhile, Hong Kong’s government has declared a state of emergency as it works to control the coronavirus outbreak. [CBS News]


Zineb Sedira will represent France at the 2021 Venice Biennale. [The Art Newspaper]

A fire has destroyed thousands of objects from the collection of the Museum of Chinese in America in New York. [The New York Times]

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Yale University’s art history department announced that it will no longer offer its introductory survey course. According to the Yale Daily News, the class had been criticized for its emphasis on the Western canon. [Yale Daily News]

The Market

The New York Times reports that sales in fake prints are on the rise in the United States and Europe. Timothy Carpenter, who investigates art crime with the FBI, said that “e-commerce has changed the game” for forgers. [The New York Times]


The German Historical Museum in Berlin has acquired George Grosz’s 1944 painting Cain or Hitler in Hell, which the artist described as a depiction of Hitler as “a fascist monster, or an apocalyptic beast.” [The Art Newspaper]

Here’s a look at the new art museum at Ringling College in Sarasota, Florida, which Michael J. Lewis writes is “housed in a pair of buildings that form a short story of Sarasota architecture.” [The Wall Street Journal]


“It’s about putting oneself in places that are not going to be comfortable but, by going there, you might uncover the truth of what is actually going on,” artist and Oscar-winning filmmaker Steve McQueen said of his work in an interview with The Guardian. [The Guardian]


Two shows of work by artist Irma Sofía Poeter, on view at the Tijuana Cultural Center and The Front in San Ysidro, California, “mark the nature of journeys,” as Carolina A. Miranda writes. [Los Angeles Times]

A presentation at the Foundling Museum in London explores representations of pregnancy in art history, with works on view spanning medieval times to the present day. [Financial Times]

“I’ve always really liked the physicality of painting large,” said artist Jackie Saccoccio, whose new exhibition in New York spans two galleries: Van Doren Waxter and Chart. [Vogue]

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