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THE WAR IN UKRAINE. The UK has exports of prohibited arts to Russia as a whole of sanctions, the FinancialTimes reports, but one expert questioned the impact of the move, as many arts businesses have already halted shipments. Speaking of moving art, Bloombergit’s James Tarmy recorded with two brave Ukrainian art dealers, Oleksandr (Sasha) Shchelushchenko and Katia Vozianova, who worked to get the art out of kyiv and hopefully out of harm’s way. Collectors have helped, including a lawyer who has joined the civil defense. And speaking of collectors, vanity loungeit’s Nate Freeman reports that the American Peter Brant has been in a refugee camp in Hungary last weekend, delivering supplies, and examines how the next Venice Biennale perhaps with the likely absence of the patronage (and yachts) of the Russian oligarchs.
PUT IT ALL TOGETHER. The indefatigable architect Frank Gehry93, released plans for a $350 million expansion of the Colburn music and dance school in Downtown LA, near the Large and MOCA. Dezeen and the art diary to have rendered of the project, which includes a 1,000-seat concert hall and a place for performances. Gehry’s Own Walt Disney Concert Hall and Greata mixed-use project, are also nearbythe Architect’s Diary Remarks. “It’s everyone’s dream to design a cultural center,” Gehry said, according to the newspaper. “New York has one, so we should have one too.” In the Los Angeles Timesclassical music critic Mark Shed effort champions writing, “Its potential is to become the linchpin in finally transforming Grand Avenue into a thriving arts district of international significance.”
Officials in Australia’s Northern Territory have signed a deal to buy land in Alice Springs for a 150 million Australian dollar (US$110.9 million) arts district that will include a National Gallery of Native Art. [Australian Associated Press/The Canberra Times]
The New York non-profit association A blade of grass, which focuses on socially engaged art, has adopted a new operating model that will involve paid board members who will all be artists or art workers. As part of this change, its founder, a philanthropist Shelley Rubinleaves the board of directors. [Artnet News]
the Saint Valery The church at Varengeville-sur-Mer, France, which features prominently in the works of many Impressionists, is in danger of being destroyed as rising sea levels erode the cliffs on which it sits. [The Art Newspaper]
The following Met Galaon deck on May 2 in New York, will feature four multitasking actors as co-chairs: Regina King, Blake Lively, Ryan Reynoldsand Lin-Manuel Miranda. [Associated Press]
“Free Anna Delvey, a pop-up group exhibition in New York, is about this infamous art world con artist and includes drawings she made in prison. One of its organizers, artist Alfredo Martinezserved time himself for selling Basquiat forgings.[The Art Newspaper” href=”https://click.email.artnews.com/?qs=0950581505bb47f1a2b7b15fc951a6f00132d20ddbb6f36cc3ad59578f66280df3fcd04b6dd844a5d7df5d1cb5e7d36d4eabcb33b6014241″ data-linkto=”https://”>[The Art Newspaper and
Writer Ella Riley Adams visited sky farmthe upstate New York nonprofit founded by the artist Dan Colen to meet food security. Colen started a clothing brand to support the business, Sky High Farm Workwearwhich is produced with DSMP. [Vogue]
THE POWER OF THE PEN. Artist Brigitte Riley is a master of powerful abstract paintings, but she is also a superb writeras a just published New York Times the profile makes it clear. The article cites an essay written by Riley in 1965 for ART news (the backstory is convoluted, but the piece includes this delicious phrase: “an explosion of commercialism, bluster and hysterical sensationalism”). He also quotes the one she wrote about the works of Constable and Delacroix which she included in her current show at Yale British Art Center. A watercolor of the latter is, for Riley, “like a glass of cool water after the heady wine of the Romantic movement”. [The New York Times]