Contemporary Art

South Africa's New Design District | Sir Nicholas Serota Leaves Tate | How the '60s Changed Our Lives Forever

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A fter nearly 30 years as director of the Tate galleries, Sir Nicholas Serota will leave the London institution, having just completed a $260 million extension this summer. In New York, the legendary Waldorf Astoria hotel celebrates its 85th birthday, and Bloomberg Pursuits went inside the venerable hotel's most mysterious spaces. Meanwhile, a new developing district in Johannesburg is poised to become a hub for art and design.

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Chairman of Arts Council England

News broke this week that Sir Nicholas Serota, director of the Tate galleries in Britain, will step down after nearly three decades at the institution to become chairman of Arts Council England. (The Guardian)

Walls of the Waldorf Astoria

On the eve of the Waldorf Astoria’s 85th anniversary in New York, Bloomberg goes behind-the-scenes to tour of some of the most mysterious places inside the legendary hotel. (Bloomberg Pursuits)

Our Lives Forever

A new exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum, You Say You Want A Revolution Records and Rebels 1966-1970, explores how these crucial years caused a fundamental shift in the mindest of the Western world. (The Telegraph)


Cultural Credentials

The first completed building in Johannesburg's Keyes Art Mile district, a new development of art and design in South Africa, will open this month. A mixed-use venue, the Trumpet building will house art galleries, restaurants, shops and a members' club, in addition to hosting temporary exhibitions and site-specific commissions. (The Art Newspaper)

to Be Is Still London

The New York Times’ Scott Reyburn explores how European dealers, especially those based in London, are considering the capital city's place in the global art market following this summer’s Brexit vote. (The New York Times)


Recreational Museum

A new five-storey exhibition venue and recreational facility on the shores of the Huangpu River in Shanghai will host karaoke surrounded by a world-class collection of contemporary art. (Artnews)


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