Art Industry News: An Author of Die Zeit’s Johann Konig Exposé Had a Conflict of Interest, a Competing Newspaper Claims + Other Stories

Art Industry News is a daily summary of the latest developments from the art world and art market. Here’s what you need to know this Monday, November 28.


Art Basel Miami Beach celebrates 20 years – the FT Take a look back at how the art fair changed Miami’s image from a sunny retirement town to an art hub and gateway to Latin America’s bustling collector class. (Financial Times)

Berlin museum calls to halt construction – Came out against the tIt is the future Herzog & de Meuron Museum of the 20th Century due to the lack of environmental permits, high-quality concrete materials, and an open structure, which requires a strong control of weather. (Guardian)

German Media Accuses Writer of König’s Conflict of Interest – German newspaper Berliner Zeitung exploded Die Zeit for her decision to publish sexual allegations against gallerist Johann König, which she denied. The newspaper notes that one of the three authors of the study, Carolin Würfel, is married to Alfons Klosterfelde, a gallerist and rival of König’s. It also produced a fictionalized version of a similar story about a journalist pursuing a #MeToo case against a powerful art dealer that Würfel wrote for a Netflix-style series. Die ZeitThe editor-in-chief said Würfel was not involved in writing the article, and conducted “some, but not all” of the research interviews as a freelancer. Die Zeit also noted that the couple is separating. (Berliner Zeitung)

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King Charles Loves David Hockney’s Yellow Crocs – The King praised the 85-year-old artist’s choice of shoes at the first Royal Order of Merit lunch. “Your yellow galoshes!” he pointed out. “Beautifully chosen.” (Guardian)

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Leonard Blavatnik donates to the National Portrait Gallery – The first floor of the National Portrait Gallery in London will be called the “Blavatnik Wing” in honor of a $10 million donation from the British-American company. The museum is scheduled to reopen in 2023 after a three-year closure and a £35.5 million renovation. (The Art Magazine)

Henry Ossawa Tanner’s home faces demolition – The North Philadelphia home of the artist, who was one of the first African-American painters to be recognized internationally, is in danger of being demolished despite its National Historic Landmark status. The building has been damaged and conservationists are working to raise about 300,000 riyals to save it. (TAN)

The “Medicine Man” exhibition is curated by the Wellcome Collection – The London museum said the exhibition, which has been on view for 15 years, “perpetuates a version of medical history based on theories of racism, racism and xenophobia. skin color and language”. A new show featuring medical stories of those who have been historically marginalized will be shown in the next few years. (Evening Standard)

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Spencer Tunick hits the beach in Sydney – Thousands of nudists gathered on Sydney’s famous Bondi Beach to take part in a shoot organized by American photographer Spencer Tunick to raise awareness of skin cancer and promote regular screening. the skin. (Guardian)

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