a selection of recently published articles

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New York Times: Extending a Lifeline to Museums

LONDON — The global pandemic has struck hard at countless institutions, among them most of the world’s museums. Forced to close their doors to visitors, a major source of revenue, and to cancel or postpone exhibitions, they have struggled…
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New York Times: New Year, New Conductor, New Program

LONDON--Andris Nelsons is good at keeping a secret. The Latvian-born music director of the Boston Symphony Orchestra and Gewandhauskapellmeister of the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra knew long before it was announced that he would be holding the…
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Conde Nast Traveller: Creativity in the Serbian Capital

BELGRADE--I fell in love with Belgrade long before I fell for the Serbian man who would become my husband, the two loves blurred and intertwined. On the night before our wedding, the lobby bar of the Square Nine hotel (pictured below) was bathed…
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New York Times: Small Galleries Assess the Benefits of Big Art Fairs

LONDON — There is nothing quite like the buzz of a big, glamorous international art fair. For larger, more well-established galleries with big-name artists on their rosters, there is a nonchalant air to their booths — they know the drill.…
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New York Times: An Ethiopian Gallery Enriches a Global Art Conversation

LONDON — How Addis Fine Art got off the ground is a tale of happenstance built on the back of good timing. Rakeb Sile, 39, who was born in Philadelphia and raised in London, had always been interested in the arts, having even flirted…
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New York Times: Visiting the Relatives

LONDON--Thirty years ago, while Erika Lee was an undergraduate student, she made her first visit to her paternal grandfather’s village in Guangdong Province in southeastern China. Her grandfather — who had not been back for six decades —…
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New York Times: A Nairobi Neighborhood Ablaze with Color, Design and Creativity

KAREN, KENYA — In this suburb of Nairobi, the ubiquitous rust-red dirt is kicked up and splattered onto the banana tree leaves by the intense rains that sweep across the hills. Here, away from the capital, there is space for designers…
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CNN Style: Artist Mary Sibande Re-Imagines the Story of South Africa's Domestic Workers

LONDON--South African artist Mary Sibande's avatar Sophie -- a human-scale sculpture modeled on herself -- was born during her final year at the University of Johannesburg fine arts degree. Sibande, whose older female relatives had been domestic…
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CNN Style: Marcel Duchamp Collection to be Donated to Hirshhorn

Over the last three decades, Aaron and Barbara Levine have amassed an impressive melange of conceptual and minimalist art. But, they jokingly say, they loathe calling it a "collection." "When you get the word 'collection,' it seems limited,…