Carta On Public Braodcasting: “Das schwarze Loch” (The Black Hole)

Aus der Carta-Artikelserie  „Transparenz und Finanzierung im öffentlich-rechtlichen Rundfunk“: “Das schwarze Loch. Warum der öffentlich-rechtliche Rundfunk ausreichend finanziert ist – und trotzdem kein Geld hat.” (An article from the Carta series “Transparency and financing of public service broadcasting“: “The black hole. Why public broadcasting is adequately funded – and still has no money.”)

Controversial Sale Of Northrhine-Westphalia’s Warhols

Critics fear this might be only the beginning of selling from the state’s art collection to help fill household gaps. Read more: RP-Online: Umstrittener Verkauf. NRW-Warhols in New York für 151,5 Millionen Dollar versteigert and Fort mit dem Nutzen. Die Warhol-Versteigerung des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen erhitzt die Gemüter. Warum aber gibt es überhaupt staatlich finanzierte Kultur und nicht nur den Kunstmarkt?

Dessau-Wörlitz Shortens Opening Hours Of The Garden Kingdom

Under pressure to cut expenditures, the cultural foundation that is in charge of preserving, researching and developing the UNESCO World Heritage site including all its buildings, gardens and art collections decided to shorten its opening hours. But measures such as these need to be carefully balanced, especially when other options include increasing other revenues. Read some background (in German) on the MZ’s website, and more on the garden kingdom here.

The Art Newspaper: Authentication By Numbers

Gerhard Richter systematically numbers his works, making forgeries easy to detect and giving him outstandingly high buyer confidence among contemporary artists. So why don’t all artists follow his example? The Art Newspaper suggests artists should learn a lesson from Richter.