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What’s in the news…

The Andaz 5th Avenue in New York City will be partnering with Flag Art Foundation to host an exhibition for their new cultural series. The initiative is part of the Andaz Salon “which offers consumers access to cultural activities, events, and content.” Furthermore, Stephanie Roach, Flag Art director, will serve as the brand’s first “cultural insider.” [PR Week]

Curated by Times Square Arts, Midnight Moment’s next project will feature love messages by Tracey Emin. At exactly 11:57pm, on more than 40 screens in Times Square, Emin’s “six messages of love will spell themselves out, digitally animated to appear as if being written by a giant unseen hand.” Then at precisely midnight, the screens will return to their normal advertisements. This will be Emin’s first public art debut in the US, “If I was to do it in Piccadilly Circus it would cause a big fuss in the U.K.,” she comments, “I wonder how it will be in Times Square.” [ARTnews]

The “Nude Men” exhibition at the Leopold Museum in Vienna caused an outcry because some parents thought the advertisement for the exhibition was pornographic. Now a spokesman for the museum said they will conduct a nude guided tour after public hours. He further added that clothed visitors are welcome to the nude tours, “but we don’t want voyeurs so it’s better not to be clothed.” [LA Times]

The first online contemporary art biennale, BiennaleOnline, will launch on April 26 under the direction of Jan Hoet, artistic director of Germany’s MARTa Herford. The feaured works will range in all mediums and each of the twelve curators has selected 5 artists with a minimum of two from his or her own country. Access after July 15th will be free but if you want to be one of the first for a preview, it’ll cost you $80 the first week. [Art in America]

Artist Studios That Are Works Of Art – Architizer collected some their favorite artist studios around the world. [Architizer]