Art Berlin Cancels Future Fairs, Venice Conservation Efforts, and More: Morning Links from December 12, 2019 – ARTnews

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Controversies

These are the art controversies that defined the 2010s. [ARTnews]

According to a survey by an advocacy group, 31 percent of solo shows at 20 top museums in Spain were by women. [El País]

After three editions, Art Berlin, a prominent fair in the German capital, will no longer take place. A location for its 2020 edition wasn’t secured, and the financial results in past years were “not satisfactory,” according to the fair’s organizers. [The Art Newspaper]

Market

Sotheby’s contemporary art expert Amy Cappellazzo will now have an expanded role at the auction house, with her work now including Old Masters, 19th-century prints and drawings, photography, and more. [The Art Newspaper]

Brands as varied as Perrier and Popeyes are cashing in on the furor surrounding the $120,000 Maurizio Cattelan banana work that appeared at Art Basel Miami Basel last week by making references to it in new advertising campaigns. [Ad Age]

Discoveries

A Gustav Klimt painting that was stolen 23 years ago may have turned up in the wall of an Italian gallery. [The Guardian]

Researchers have found what they claim is the earliest figurative artwork in the world in an Indonesian cave. The work is 43,000 years old. [The New York Times]

The Past

Los Angeles Times critic Christopher Knight names his favorite art exhibitions of 2019. [Los Angeles Times]

The Future

The organization Save Venice will use donations to help fund various projects aimed at conserving the sinking Italian city. A donation of $500, for example, could fund a day’s pay for a conservator. [Bloomberg]

The New York–based architecture firm Weiss/Manfredi has been chosen to take on the Natural History Museums of Los Angeles. Diller Scofidio + Renfro, the architecture firm behind the recent Museum of Modern Art renovation and expansion, had been in the running. [Los Angeles Times]

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