C.A.N. Condensed

August 23rd, 2010
van Gogh's "Poppy Flowers"

van Gogh's "Poppy Flowers"

• A Vincent van Gogh still life, “Poppy Flowers and Vase with Flowers,” was stolen on Saturday from the Mahmoud Khalil Museum in Cairo, Egypt. It has been reported that only seven of the museum’s 43 security cameras were working at the time, and five people have been arrested for “negligence” concerning the theft. The painting is valued at $50 million, and is still at large. Click here to learn more.
• Philanthropist and art collector Eli Broad has chosen the New York firm Diller Scofidio + Renfro to design his museum, to be built on LA’s Grand Avenue next to Frank Gehry’s Walt Disney Concert Hall. It will house the majority of his vast collection of contemporary art. The decision would seem to end years of public debate over where and how Broad’s art should ultimately be exhibited. From ArtInfo.
• UK choreographer Michael Clark and his Company are publicly developing a large scale performance piece for the Tate Modern’s gigantic turbine hall, to be premiered in July of 2011. Part I of the commission has been progressing for the past seven weeks, as Clark has been instructing both trained and untrained dancers during regular museum hours. Part II will commence at the end of the company’s residency next summer with a “site-specific dance event” incorporating film, light, and sound. Part of the Tate Live series. Check out e-flux for more information.

Michael Clark Company in the Tate turbine hall

Michael Clark Company in the Tate turbine hall

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