Sacklers banned from giving their names to museums, and other news – SURFACE


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As part of a settlement, the Sackler family was unable to name the museums for nine years.

Purdue Pharma’s controversial comparison of the pain reliever OxyContin is one step closer to completion, and the Sackler family, who own the company, will contribute an additional $ 50 million to a $ 4.5 billion settlement fund, which will be paid out over the next nine years. Although critics have hoped to see the family punished more severely for their role in perpetuating the opioid crisis that killed more than 500,000 Americans in the past 20 years, the family will forbidden not to allow new naming rights in connection with charitable donations during this period. Many cultural institutions, including the Serpentine Galleries, have weakened the Sackler name as a result of the lawsuit, while others have directly declined gifts from the Sackler family.

A lawsuit aimed at halting controversial zoning in SoHo and NoHo, New York is thrown.

The controversial attempt to reallocate part of SoHo and NoHo, New York, has just cleared a major hurdle. In a recent lawsuit, the city was charged with failing to confirm the legally required information about its intention to certify the rezoning application, which is the first step of the Uniform Land Use Review Procedure (ULURP), 30 days in advance. Judge Arthur Engoron thrown the lawsuit, and came to the conclusion that the de Blasio administration had adequately announced the initiation of the procedure. The reallocation paves the way for two million square meters of new living space, some of which would be labeled as affordable. Opponents argue that the proposal offers developers freebies that will only create larger luxury homes that would rob the neighborhoods of their character.

A number of performance art have recently been staged in venues across London, all of which are for sale.

Collectable performance artwork may seem like a novel concept, but a new program is trying to bring this type of artwork to the global stage. Held July 9-11 in London, the Performance Exchange aimed to give collectors a better understanding of what it means to own a piece of performance art. “What the market supports and what artists are doing doesn’t really fit together at the moment,” says the founder and curator of Performance Exchange, Rose Lejeune The art newspaper. “This is an intervention. Performance is more than just marketing or an entertaining side act – it’s a legitimate, collectible art form. “

The Chicago Architecture Center is planning a show dedicated to the late Helmut Jahn.

The architectural community expressed shock and disbelief when Helmut Jahn, 81, was hit and killed while cycling near his home in a suburb of Chicago. Later that month, the Chicago Architecture Center (CAC) will be one exhibition at the center’s Drake Family Skyscraper Gallery, which recognizes the German-born architect’s indelible influence on his adopted home of Chicago and beyond. Name “Helmut Jahn: Life + Architecture“And is on view through October, the show will feature a range of scale models of such career-defining designs as the James R. Thompson Center in Chicago and the Sony Center in Berlin. “Helmut’s larger-than-life personality and inventive and surprisingly original buildings recreated Chicago in the 1980s,” said Lynn Osmond, president and CEO of the CAC, in a statement. “His bold designs and relentless pursuit of excellence enlivened Chicago and helped the architectural community confidently move beyond mid-century modernity.” The show opens July 23.

The Black Artists + Designers Guild offers four $ 5,000 grants to black design students.

The non-profit organization Black Artists + Designers Guild (BADG) has the Creative Futures Scholarship, which provides financial support and mentoring to Black-identifying third-, fourth-year and graduate students studying fine arts, interior design, or architecture. A jury of art and design professionals selects four applicants, each of whom will receive $ 5,000 and mentoring with BADG creators, one-on-one interviews with professionals, and inclusion in BADG’s online archives. “This scholarship provides the space and support to create projects that black art students might want to do but are not necessarily supported in their educational institutions,” says BADG founder Malene Barnett. Applications are accepted until July 26th; The winners will be announced in the fall.

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