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Matthew Biro quoted in New York Times article about Anselm Keifer's new installation at the Pompidou Center in Paris

Mr. Biro said much of the criticism of Mr. Kiefer was “because he was going his own way. Now the art world is moving back to much more engagement with history and politics, which is something he has been doing a long time.”

Joan Kee's book on contemporary Korean art mentioned in The Nation article on Korean painters and the New York art scene

The timeline of the American discovery of tansaekhwa begins in 2013, when the University of Minnesota Press published Kee’s thoughtful and solidly documented book Contemporary Korean Art: Tansaekhwa and the Urgency of Method.

The VRC maintains nearly 500,000 images of art. The collection’s roots are more than 90 years old and developed as a teaching collection to support faculty and students. As the University of Michigan’s History of Art evolved and became a center for scholarship, so did the VRC collection become an international resource.

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