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Centre Pompidou Málaga will stay open until 2025

Plus: Church of Holy Sepulchre reopens | Getulio Alviani (1939–2018) | Lost Monet discovered in Louvre storage | and Michelle Kuo is appointed a curator at MoMA

28 February 2018

Our daily round-up of news from the art world

Centre Pompidou Málaga will stay open until 2025 | Centre Pompidou Málaga, the institution’s only temporary branch outside of France, will remain in place for five years more than initially planned, according to an announcement last week from the Paris institution and the city of Málaga. The extension of the collaboration agreement means that staff will soon start programming future exhibitions for this 6,000-square-metre space on the Málaga waterfront. For now, works from the Pompidou’s modern and contemporary art collections are on display until 2020.

Church of Holy Sepulchre reopens | The Church of the Holy Sepulchre reopened early this morning after Israeli president Benjamin Netanyahu stepped in, prompting the mayor Nir Barkat to suspend plans to tax church-owned properties in Jerusalem. The church was shut indefinitely on Sunday by its primary custodians in protest of the bill, which had been put forward by the mayor to repay a claimed debt of $186m in uncollected taxes on church assets. The Israeli government has agreed to establish a team that will negotiate with the church in an attempt to resolve the matter.

Getulio Alviani (1939–2018) | Getulio Alviani died in Milan on Saturday at the age of 78. The Op and kinetic artist shared an exhibition space with Enrico Castellani in the 1964 Venice Biennale and also featured in the New York Museum of Modern Art’s exhibition ‘The Responsive Eye’ in 1965. He was also part of the Paris collective ‘Groupe de Recherche d’Art Visuelle’ and was the head of the painting department at the Academy of Fine Arts of Carrara (1976–81), director of  Jesús Soto Museum of Modern Art in Venezuela (1981–1985) and curator at the Muzeum Milana Dobesa in Bratislava (2000–2010).

Lost Monet discovered in Louvre storage | A Monet painting belonging to a Japanese tycoon that disappeared during the Second World War was discovered in storage space at the Louvre by a researcher in September 2016, according to Japanese media reports released only yesterday. Water Lilies: Reflection of Willows (1916) was one of many Monet paintings bought by Kojiro Matsukata in the early 1920s and stashed away for protection at the start of the war. Having resurfaced after 60 years, the painting will go on display in Tokyo’s National Museum of Western Art in 2019.

Michelle Kuo is appointed a curator at MoMA | Michelle Kuo, the former editor of Artforum who resigned from the magazine in October 2017, has been appointed the Marlene Hess Curator of Painting and Sculpture at the Museum of Modern Art. Kuo will join the museum at the beginning of April. 

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