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Art Industry News: Archaeologists Bury ‘First Of Its Kind’ Ancient Villa In England To Protect It For The Future + More Stories

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Art Industry News is a daily summary of the most important developments in the art world and the art market. Here’s what you need to know this Wednesday, August 10.

NEED TO READ

Tate chairman responds to recent allegations – Tate chairman Roland Rudd said the institution ‘regrets’ the end of its relationship with three artists after one of them was uninvited from a museum program because she had made sexual abuse allegations against former Tate donor and art dealer Anthony d’Offay. Amy Sharrocks, who has been named lead artist for the Tate Exchange programme, was planning to bring artist Jade Monsterrat on board, but was asked to drop her due to Monsterrat’s claims against d’Offay. Tate reached a six-figure settlement with the couple, who were joined by artist Madeleine Collie in their fight against the museum. The expression of regret is a reversal for the museum, which previously refused the incident took place. (Guardian)

Pompeii archaeologists discover new rooms in a bourgeois house – A bedroom and storage room have been discovered in a 2,000-year-old middle-class house in the ancient Roman city of Pompeii. Archaeologists began excavating the site, which has long been buried in volcanic ash, in 2018. The discovery of the new rooms, along with fragments of furniture and traces of fabric, will help researchers understand the livelihoods of a class of upward social mobility during the Roman Empire. . (art news)

Archaeologists Rebury Ancient Villa to protect it – A Roman villa discovered in Scarborough, North Yorkshire, in 2021 has been reburied on the recommendation of preservation organization Historic England. The site, an elaborate complex of buildings with a number of rooms and a bath house, was believed to be potentially “the first of its kind” to be found. Keepmoat Homes, the developer of the area, now plans to create an interpretive representation of the site. (BBC)

Artwork made of radioactive blood in Japan warns of nuclear conflict Atomic Message, a work by Russian dissident artist Andrei Molodkin and Japanese noise musicians Makoto and Yutaka Sakamoto, was unveiled at the Nagasaki Prefectural Museum of Art yesterday August 9 to mark the 77th anniversary of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki who killed hundreds of thousands of civilians. Projected onto an image of the White House, the quintessential symbol of Western democracy and power, the work features the blood of the Sakamoto siblings, born in Nagasaki, whose blood still bears radioactive traces because their grandfather survived the attack. (Express)

MOVERS AND SHAKERS

Qatar Museums Add 40 New Public Artworks Ahead of FIFA World Cup Some 40 outdoor sculptures and installations by some of the world’s biggest names, including Jeff Koons, Yayoi Kusama, KAWS, Rashid Johnson and Shilpa Gupta, will be featured in a new Qatar Museums program ahead of the FIFA World Cup in Qatar , which runs from November 20 to December 18. About 1.5 million visitors are expected in the country for the events. (Press release)

Lubaina Himid Wins Suzanne Deal Booth/FLAG Art Foundation Award – The artist, who came to critical attention after winning the 2017 Turner Prize, has received one of the biggest art prizes in the United States. The award comes with $200,000 and a performance set to take place at Contemporary Austin in Texas and FLAG Art. Foundation in New York in 2024. (ART news)

New Head for 9/11 Museum – Elizabeth L. Hillman, president of Mills College, has been named president and CEO of the 9/11 Memorial and Museum in Lower Manhattan, succeeding Alice M. Greenwald, founding director of the museum, who announced in December that would resign after 16 years. (New York Times)

LGDR Appoints New Southeast Asia Director – Singapore-based art dealer Dexter How, a former Southeast Asian art specialist at Sotheby’s and Christie’s, has been chosen by LGDR as its Southeast Asia director. (Press release)

FOR THE ARTS

Russian artist mounts suitcase sculpture to honor refugees Kostya Benkovich, who fled his country due to his opposition to the invasion of Ukraine, created a suitcase sculpture in Edinburgh to honor the memory of Ukrainian refugees and others who had to flee their homes with suitcases hastily packed. The work is on display in the meeting rooms until August 29. (The Edinburgh Reporter)

Russian sculptor Kostya Benkovich stands next to his new sculpture, The suitcasehighlighting the plight of refugees around the world (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

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