MARY VON AUE

Writer and Editor

 

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NOBEL LAUREATE ORHAN PAMUK ON HIS NEW NOVEL, TURKISH CENSORSHIP, AND TWITTER

VICE

"After I won the Nobel Prize, my life didn't get easier." Orhan Pamuk discusses his 12th novel 'A Strangeness in My Mind' and reflects on becoming the lightning rod for the government's crackdown on free speech.

A RADICAL REDO FOR ‘MADAMA BUTTERFLY’ — TO SAVE IT?

New York Times

In a radically revised and trimmed version of Puccini’s classic, Heartbeat Opera tries to address the Asian stereotypes the work helped perpetuate.

MAKING THE MOST OF A DISAPPEARING SPACE: FAIR TRADE FOR PALESTINIAN FARMERS

Warscapes

Nasser Abufarha established the Palestine Fair Trade Association and developed the first internationally recognized standard for fair trade olive oil. He joined our podcast to talk about fair trade and what it means for Palestinian farming.

 

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EQUITY IN THE ARTS: A RECKONING

Observer

An esteemed group of panelists from the Observer Arts Power List 50 discuss what the responsibility is of those in power for equity in the arts, and what we need from leaders.

MODERATED BY: 

Mary von Aue, Editorial Director of Observer 

PANELISTS: 

Kemi Ilesanmi, Executive Director of The Laundromat Project

Kibum Kim, Partner at Commonwealth and Council

Nicola Vassell, Founder of Concept NV

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HOW AUCTIONS AND ART SALES NEED TO ADAPT

Observer

Marc Porter shares his perspective on the secondary art market as the industry reschedules auctions in various global markets to minimize the disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. He discusses how auctions have responded in the past to global events while also looking to the future based on how current market trends will impact long-term planning. 

MODERATED BY:

Mary von Aue, Editorial Director of Observer

FEATURED GUEST:  

Marc Porter, Chairman of Christie’s Americas

 
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