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The National Museum of Puerto Rican Arts and Culture in Chicago is accused of starting on a substantial capital project – creating a new building to hold its archives – without construction permission from the city’s landing authority or the Chicago Park District, the institution’s landlords.

The project has now been the subject of a ‘stop-work’ order by the City Hall throwing the planned completion date of summer next year into jeopardy.

Since 2002 the museum has been situated in a former nineteenth century stables which, built in an eye-catching mix of Queen Anne style and German baroque, has protected status. Complaints arose when the museum started construction on a squat rectangular brick building next door.

Critics say that the extension, branded by one local too WBEZ Chicago as ‘a disfigurement of the park’, also differs dramatically from the plans submitted to the state Illinois State Historic Preservation Office in terms of scale and area. They also claim that in not applying for construction permits, the institution sidestepped public scrutiny.

The museum says it needs the facilities to meet the Alliance of American Museum archival storage standards and that the Chicago Park District approved the project. It says failure to get the necessary construction permits was ‘an honest mistake’.

Ronald Feldman, the American gallerist who played a major part in the careers of Joseph Beuys, Chris Burden, Hannah Wilke and Mierle Laderman Ukeles, among others, has died. Originally working as a corporate lawyer, he quit to open premises in 1971 on East 74th Street, moving to SoHo ten years later.

In 1975 Burden presented White Light/White Heat, in which the artist lay flat, hidden from view, on a raised platform built in the gallery, present throughout the exhibition’s three week run; in 1984 Feldman gave Ukeles space to present the fruits of her long-term unpaid residency she had initiated for herself with the New York sanitation department.

Throughout the 1980s Feldman collaborated with Andy Warhol on portfolios of prints and paintings, including Ten Portraits of Jews of the Twentieth Century, Myths, Ads, and Endangered Species.

The Feldman Gallery continues under the management of Mark Feldman, the gallerist’s son.

Curatorial collective What, How & for Whom have been forced from the helm of Kunsthalle Wien. Austrian paper Der Standard reported that the curators – comprised of Ivet Ćurlin, Nataša Ilić, Sabina Sabolović and Ana Dević – had been ousted as directors.

According to the daily, the municipal government put out an open call for submissions for the role of director, but all the applicants, including WHW, did not meet the criteria, A new open call has been issued.

A board member, Boris Marte, has resigned in protest at the decision to deselect WHW, telling Der Standard that it violated his sense of ethics and claimed that it was not put properly to the supervisory board.

The Croatia-based collective was formed in 2000 and prior to their arrival in Vienna, headed up Galerija Nova in Zagreb. They took over the Kunsthalle Wien directorship in 2019 following the departure of Nicolaus Schafhausen.

The curator Pi Li has been appointed head of art at Tai Kwun Contemporary in Hong Kong, effective February 2023. Current head of art Tobias Berger will assume the role of consulting curator-at-large.

Pi has served as Sigg senior curator and head of curatorial affairs at M+, and prior to that, was a lecturer at Beijing’s Central Academy of Fine Arts, and cofounded Boers-Li gallery (now Spurs Gallery).

Tai Kwun – Centre for Heritage and Arts occupies the former Central Police Station, with the historic buildings subject to a renovation project led by The Hong Kong Jockey Club in partnership with Hong Kong’s government. The cultural centre opened in 2018.

The curator Pi Li has been appointed head of art at Tai Kwun Contemporary in Hong Kong, effective February 2023. Current head of art Tobias Berger will assume the role of consulting curator-at-large.

Pi has served as Sigg senior curator and head of curatorial affairs at M+, and prior to that, was a lecturer at Beijing’s Central Academy of Fine Arts, and cofounded Boers-Li gallery (now Spurs Gallery).

Tai Kwun – Centre for Heritage and Arts occupies the former Central Police Station, with the historic buildings subject to a renovation project led by The Hong Kong Jockey Club in partnership with Hong Kong’s government. The cultural centre opened in 2018.

The curator Pi Li has been appointed head of art at Tai Kwun Contemporary in Hong Kong, effective February 2023. Current head of art Tobias Berger will assume the role of consulting curator-at-large.

Pi has served as Sigg senior curator and head of curatorial affairs at M+, and prior to that, was a lecturer at Beijing’s Central Academy of Fine Arts, and cofounded Boers-Li gallery (now Spurs Gallery).

Tai Kwun – Centre for Heritage and Arts occupies the former Central Police Station, with the historic buildings subject to a renovation project led by The Hong Kong Jockey Club in partnership with Hong Kong’s government. The cultural centre opened in 2018.