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Frieze Art Fair 2011: The Emdash Award Winner ~ Anahita Razmi

LONDON.- Frieze Art Fair announces that the winner of the Emdash Award 2011 is the video and performance artist Anahita Razmi, who is based in Stuttgart. Razmi’s previous works have dealt with issues concerning identity and gender, employing obje...

France’s Rouen Museum Returns Mummified Maori Head to New Zealand

ROUEN, FRANCE (AP).- A French museum has returned the mummified and tattooed head of a Maori to New Zealand officials after spending 136 years in a Normandy museum, a belated gesture to restore dignity to the first of 16 such human heads once displa...

France’s Rouen Museum Returns Mummified Maori Head to New Zealand After...

ROUEN, FRANCE (AP).- A French museum has returned the mummified and tattooed head of a Maori to New Zealand officials after spending 136 years in a Normandy museum, a belated gesture to restore dignity to the first of 16 such human heads once displayed...

Art 41 Basel Announces Art Statements: Spotlighting Solo Shows by Emerging...

BASEL.- For Art 41 Basel the Art Statements sector spotlights 26 solo projects by young artists. Selected by the Art Basel Committee from more than 300 applications, the participating artists come from 14 different countries. The Art Statements sector ...

Art 41 Basel Announces Art Statements: Spotlighting Solo Shows by Emerging...

BASEL.- For Art 41 Basel the Art Statements sector spotlights 26 solo projects by young artists. Selected by the Art Basel Committee from more than 300 applications, the participating artists come from 14 different countries. The Art Statements sector ...

Voice from History Exposed by New Zealand Quake

CHRISTCHURCH (AP).- The New Zealand earthquake has exposed potentially historic documents hidden inside a 19th century statue that toppled in the disaster. Christchurch Major Bob Parker said Tuesday that a handwritten parchment in a bottle and a seal...

Arts & Letters Daily Founder Denis Dutton Dies

WELLINGTON (AP).- Author, academic and founder of the popular Arts & Letters Daily website Denis Dutton has died in New Zealand, his family said Wednesday. He was 66. Dutton, professor of philosophy at New Zealand's Canterbury University, had been dia...

Kate Newby Presents First Institutional Solo Exhibition in Europe

BREMEN.- In her work, New Zealand artist Kate Newby (born 1979, currently living in Auckland) engages with the exhibition space and its surroundings. Newby herself has stated that she is interested in creating "a relationship to the place through actio...

Kate Newby Presents First Institutional Solo Exhibition in Europe

BREMEN.- In her work, New Zealand artist Kate Newby (born 1979, currently living in Auckland) engages with the exhibition space and its surroundings. Newby herself has stated that she is interested in creating "a relationship to the place through actio...

Century-Old Scotch Pulled from Antarctic Ice at the Canterbury Museum

WELLINGTON (AP).- A crate of Scotch whisky that was trapped in Antarctic ice for a century was finally opened Friday — but the heritage dram won't be tasted by whisky lovers because it's being preserved for its historic significance. The crate, re...

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