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News

The ICA Boston has acquired  Yayoi Kusama’s Infinity Mirror Room titled LOVE IS CALLING[ARTnews]

Real estate developer Jorge M. Pérez has announced two new unrestricted art awardsfor artists based in the city of Miami, one of $25,000 to a visual arts alumnus of Miami’s National YoungArts Foundation, the other $50,000 Jorge and Darlene Pérez Prize for an artist selected by the Pérez Art Museum Miami. [Artnet News]

In Israel, an art exhibit at the Haifa Art Museum featuring a work called McJesus has sparked outrage from the country’s Arab Christian minority. [The Associated Press]

A new biography on art critic John Berger, titled A Writer of Our Time: The Life and Work of John Berger, is being released. [Hyperallergic]

Exhibits

Here’s a list of upcoming exhibits of emerging and established Latinx and Latin American artists across the country.  [Remezcla]

Mali Wu and Francesco Manacorda, the co-curators of the Taipei Bienniale have tapped six NGO’s, including Taiwanese indigenous land rights protesters to occupy a hall in the courtyard of the Taipei Fine Arts Museum for a demonstration titled “Post-Nature: a Museum as Ecosystem.” [The Art Newspaper]

Long Reads

Ava Kofman pens an essay on Chinese artist Xu Bing’s movie composed of surveillance footage, writing “Just as his early work evoked the arbitrary dictums of the Cultural Revolution, Xu’s artful attempt to wring order from chaotic streams of footage calls to mind the state’s current directorial powers.” [Art In America]

Florian von Donnersmarck, whose new movie, “Never Look Away,” inspired by the life of Gerhard Richter has been making a splash, gets the New Yorker profile treatment, detailing when he first met the artist in 2015. [New Yorker]

Rahel Aima on the fraught relationship between art and art storage: often, artworks are never even shown beyond the auction block. [Art In America]

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