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Stirling Prize shortlist announced

Plus: New York City Cultural Plan focuses on underserved communities | Neil MacGregor to remain at Humboldt Forum until it opens | artworks vandalised at Domme contemporary exhibition

20 July 2017

Our daily round-up of news from the art world

Shortlist announced for 2017 Stirling Prize | RIBA has revealed the shortlist for this year’s Stirling Prize. The six contenders are the British Museum World Conservation and Exhibitions Centre (Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners), the City of Glasgow College’s riverside campus (Reiach & Hall Architects and Michael Laird), Hastings Pier (dRMM Architects), Juergen Teller’s photography studio (6a Architects), Barrett’s Grove (Groupwork and Amin Taha) and the Command of the Oceans display at the Historic Dockyard, Chatham (Baynes and Mitchell).

New York City Cultural Plan focuses on underserved communities | New York City has published its first ever unified culture strategy programme, a document entitled ‘CREATENYC: A Cultural Plan for All New Yorkers’ that puts significant emphasis on the city’s outer boroughs and their inhabitants. The plan calls for increased support to cultural organisations in areas that have hitherto been neglected in this respect.

Neil MacGregor extends his contract at the Humboldt Forum | Neil MacGregor will remain his post as one of the directors of Berlin’s Humboldt Forum until the venue opens to the public in 2019, reports the Art Newspaper. MacGregor was initially appointed for a two-year period, overseeing plans for the museum, which is envisaged as a centre of education and research on the natural world. German culture minister Monika Grütters welcomed the news, describing MacGregor as a ‘guarantor of success’ for the project.

Works vandalised at Domme contemporary exhibition | Five sculptures by Dutch artist Henk Schoen on show at the fourth edition of the Domme contemporary art festival have been targeted by vandals, reports Le Figaro (French language article). Several days after the exhibition opened, one of Schoen’s works was reported stolen, with another four defaced.

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