Ai Weiwei: 1, Lego: 0 – Art News Roundup

From news about a tussle between Ai Weiwei and Lego to the Lucas Museum of Narrative Arts in Los Angeles. Read on to catch up with the art news this week!

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There’s always something going on in the art world. Every Sunday, Agora starts the new week by looking back at what happened the week before. Here are our top art news stories from April 30th – May 6th, 2017.

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Ai Weiwei: 1, Lego: 0

Lego has recently announced a revision in its policy on bulk purchases. They will no longer be inquiring into the details of the purchases, particularly the purpose of the bricks. This has happened in the aftermath of a controversy that surfaced towards the end of last year involving the Chinese artist, Ai Weiwei. For an exhibition in Melbourne, the artist wanted to purchase a large amount of Lego bricks but was subsequently rejected by the company because they did not want to be involved in a political scandal. Full Story Here →

The Lucas Museum Of Narrative Arts

New architectural plans for the new museum space in Los Angeles dedicated to George Lucas were released this week. According to Urbanize LA, MAD Architects will be at the forefront of this project and the cost for the project was estimated at about $700 million. Full Story Here →

DiCaprio Overdose At Frieze, New York

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Source: Dora Budor, ArtNews

Along with all the art and creativity, there was something else that Frieze was in excess of this year – Leonardo DiCaprio(s)! A site-specific performance work of art commissioned by the curator of Frieze Projects, Cecilia Alemani, and planned and staged by the Brooklyn-based Croatian artist, Dora Budor, the artwork involved three DiCaprio doppelgangers dressed up as his past movie characters. Full Story Here →

The New York-Paris Exchange

The Museum Of Modern Art, New York has recently announced its plans to lend 200 works of art to the Fondation Louis Vuitton in Paris for an exhibition opening in October. The show titled, Etre Moderne: Le MoMA á Paris will comprise of a number of Modern works that have never been shown, including Andy Warhol’s 32-part Campbell’s Soup Cans (1962). The show will also have works by some really big names like Paul Cézanne, Marcel Duchamp, Pablo Picasso and Ellsworth Kelly. Full Story Here →

On View At Agora Gallery

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Venetian Landscape, Lois Gold

Three inspiring exhibition are currently on view at Agora Gallery – Susan Kadish/ a Solo exhibition, Portal To Enigma and Persistence Of Form. The contemporary Buddha sculptures by Susan Kadish, Lois Gold’s energetic abstract landscapes and Sandra Nitchies’ masked celebrities are a definite must-see! Full Story Here →

 

These are just some of the many news stories that caught our eye this past week. For more stories as-they-happen, be sure to also follow our Facebook and Twitter. You can also sign up for our newsletter for news about Agora Gallery, our exhibitions, and our artists!

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