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Art Outlook: 30 January

30 January 2014

Some of the stories, debates and discussions we’ve spotted this week

The Ashmolean Museum has named its next director
Alexander Sturgis will take over from Christopher Brown in October.

Ralph Rugoff will curate the 2015 Lyon Biennale
Working with the very broad theme of the ‘modern’, the Hayward Gallery director will have plenty of free rein to shape the show (ArtReview)

Tracey Emin: ‘Michael Gove’s scared of me’
Emin, who won an outstanding achievement prize at the South Bank Sky Arts Awards this week, spoke out about her clash with Michael Gove, and a rather more conciliatory letter from David Cameron (The Telegraph)

The W.K. Kellogg Foundation promises $40 million to the Detroit Institute of Arts, boosting the beleaguered museum’s ongoing fundraising efforts (The New York Times)

Tate pairs up with Hyundai to launch an unprecedented 10-year sponsorship programme for the Turbine Hall commissions (The Art Newspaper)

What’s the point of Martin Creed?
Adrian Searle has called the artist’s show at the Hayward ‘one of the best solo exhibitions I’ve seen in the gallery’, but Mark Hudson thinks it’s a ‘wind-up’

The age of the selfie
In the wake of Museum Selfie Day, Jerry Saltz writes a history of the ‘genre’ and Stuart Dredge flags up the fact that 3D selfies are already a reality…

Photo: Cubify

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