mumok is presenting its collection focus Vienna Actionism in the context of international developments in performance-based art. Whereas previous mumok shows always focused on the pictorial artifacts of Vienna Actionism, this exhibition looks closely at the performative aspects of their work. Actions by Günter Brus, Hermann Nitsch, Otto Muehl, and Rudolf Schwarzkogler are being contrasted with works by significant international practitioners of performance art, such as Marina Abramovic, Chris Burden, Tomislav Gotovac, Ion Grigorescu, Paul McCarthy, Ana Mendieta, Bruce Nauman, Yoko Ono, Gina Pane, Neša Paripovic, Ewa Partum, Carolee Schneemann, and VALIE EXPORT. The exhibition has been divided into several thematic sections that look at questions that generally shaped a broad range of action art in the 1960s and 1970s. A comparison with parallel international movements

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The Board of Trustees of the Clark Art Institute announced today that Francis Oakley will serve as the interim director of the Institute following the August 31 retirement of director Michael Conforti. Oakley, the former president of Williams College, is a long-time member of the Clark’s Board of Trustees and served as the Board’s president from 1998–2005. Oakley is currently a senior fellow at the Oakley Center for the Humanities and Social Sciences at Williams and is the college’s Edward Dorr Griffin Professor emeritus of the History of Ideas. “Frank Oakley’s long experience with the Clark’s board, his close working relationship with many of the members of our staff, and his deep understanding of the Institute’s history and its operations make him the logical choice to fill the role,” said Andreas Halvorsen, board chair, and Robert G. Scott, vice chair. “We feel fortunate

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On view from March 31 to August 30, 2015, Ralph Pucci: The Art of the Mannequin is the first museum exhibition to explore the work of renowned New York-based designer Ralph Pucci, widely regarded for his innovative approach to the familiar form of the mannequin. Through a complete commitment to craftsmanship, and unique artistic collaborations with the likes of Diane von Furstenberg, Patrick Naggar, Lowell Nesbitt, Andrée Putman, Kenny Scharf, Anna Sui, Isabel and Ruben Toledo, Christy Turlington and Veruschka, Pucci expanded the parameters of this ubiquitous sculptural form, while creating mannequins that reflect major cultural trends of the past three decades. The exhibition features over 30 of Pucci’s most important mannequins, as well as an in-gallery recreation of the sculpture studio where his longtime collaborator Michael Evert creates the prototypes.

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Sotheby’s unveiled designer renderings for the second annual Designer Showhouse, which will be open to the public in New York from 11-19 April 2015. Transforming the fifth floor exhibition space of Sotheby’s Manhattan headquarters into a home, thirteen interior designers and design firms will each curate a room, culminating in a dedicated auction on 20 April 2015. Each space, ranging from a bedroom and living room, to a dining room and library will evoke the designer’s unique aesthetic, from classical to contemporary. Designers have selected nearly 300 items from an array of categories offered by Sotheby’s with estimates ranging from a few thousand to $250,000 – English & Continental Furniture, 20th Century Design, Contemporary and Impressionist Prints, African and European Sculpture, Carpets, Old Master Paintings, Latin American Paintings, Ceramics and Silver

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Roseberys 24 March auction of Paintings, Watercolours and Prints saw an eclectic mix of old masters, modern art and sculpture achieve top prices. Roseberys Director and Head of Paintings Marcus Grey said: “It was a great result from a strong sale which showed buoyancy in the market for good quality works of art from all periods. It was a delight to put together such a diverse and exciting sale, and we are very pleased to see results reflecting the quality and rarity of some of pieces offered. ” A Russian watercolour by the artist and military officer, Nikolai Nikolaevich Karazin, was the star of the show, selling for £12,054. The painting, depicting a falconer in a Moorish interior, was fiercely contested by two bidders on the telephone. Karazin served as an officer in the Russian army between 1862 and 1871, when he retired from service having been awarded the Order of St. Vladimir.

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The Amon Carter Museum of American Art announces today that Scott Wilcox has joined the museum’s leadership team as the chief financial officer (CFO). As CFO, Wilcox has primary responsibility for the implementation and management of the museum’s financial operations; he will oversee the accounting and security departments as well as the Museum Store. “Scott is an accomplished senior administrator who has the proven ability to help organizations manage effectively and efficiently,” says Andrew J. Walker, director of the Amon Carter. “His expertise and talents are vast and very much align with the museum’s mission.” Wilcox has more than 30 years of financial management, operations and administration experience, including a 14-year tenure at the Fort Worth Zoo. At the Zoo, Wilcox served as the chief operating officer, CFO and deputy

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An 18k gold chronograph wristwatch belonging to Apollo 12 astronaut Alan Bean will be offered for sale at Bonhams’ Space History auction on April 21. Estimated at $40,000 – 60,000, this Speedmaster Professional is number 26 of 30 numbered watches that were given to President Nixon, Vice President Agnew, and 28 Apollo Astronauts. The back of the dial is engraved with the words: ‘—Astronaut Alan Bean— to mark man’s conquest of space with time, through time, on time. Skylab Mission II [III] Apollo 12.’ Alan Bean (b. 1932) was the fourth person to walk on the moon. Captain Bean served alongside Commander Pete Conrad as the lunar module pilot for the Apollo 12 mission, the second mission to put a man on the moon. The Omega Speedmaster Apollo XI model was created in the fall of 1969 to commemorate Apollo 12’s successful moon

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Seventeenth-Century Dutch Landscapes: Museum Studies Seminar is on view from March 31 to May 15, 2015, at the Joel and Lila Harnett Museum of Art, University of Richmond Museums. The exhibition features twenty-one prints and one painting by seventeenth-century Dutch artists. The works were selected from the University Museums’ Harnett Print Study Center collection, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, and private collections. The Dutch Golden Age is explored through Dutch landscapes created in the 1600s, highlights include a painting from the VMFA by Salomon van Ruysdael (16021670), prints by Rembrandt Harmensz van Rijn (16061669), Roelant Roghman (1627-1692), Jacob van Ruisdael (1628/29-1682), Esaias van de Velde (1587-1630), Jan van de Velde II (1593-1641), Anthonie Waterloo (1610-1690), and two prints after Adam Elsheimer

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Sundays are about to be a lot more fun for Southern California flea marketers, especially those who live inland and east of LA. Starting May 3rd, the new Inland Vintage Market will be open for business on the first Sunday of every month, offering vendor space to sellers of antiques, art, collectibles and quality pre-1990 repurposed or handmade goods. The event will take place from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., rain or shine, in Parking Lots 9 and 10 on the campus of Cal Poly Pomona College. The new venture is the brainchild of a management team whose members have owned and operated four secondhand stores over the past 30 years, including the popular Justuff the Yard Sale Store in Redlands. Tomi Heard, who is in partnership with her mother, Karen Pierce, and sister-in-law Joanna Heard, said both sellers and regular flea market shoppers from the region have responded “very

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Displays of works by Monet and El Greco are amongst some of new highlights on loan to the National Gallery that visitors can see in Trafalgar Square for free this Easter. Alongside these, the critically acclaimed exhibition Inventing Impressionism is also open every day throughout Easter. In Room 43 is a rare opportunity to see Monet’s Water-Lilies together for the first time in 17 years. In 1918, the day after the Armistice was signed, Claude Monet promised a group of paintings to the French nation as a ‘monument to peace’. Known as the Water-Lilies, they continue to captivate visitors almost a century later. The artist lived at Giverny (Normandy) and during his final decades, he almost exclusively painted his garden which was filled with water-lilies. Monet began working on these paintings during the First World War, a time of tragedy for him: the loss of his

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