Martos Gallery has moved its project gallery, Shoot the Lobster, into its Los Angeles exhibition space, changing its function from a Martos outpost to a permanent home for Shoot the Lobster. “After two years of many memorable exhibitions and events, Martos Gallery LA has closed its doors to make way for the second STL project space,” the gallery said. “This space, like its East Coast accomplice, will feature a mix of exhibitions, performances, concerts, pop-ups, and more.” Read More »
The New York Times profiles the work of the K11 Art Foundation this week, and its work in supporting the careers of young Chinese artists both home and abroad. “The reason so many curators listen to us is because we are not a gallery, we are not dealers, and we do not represent artists — our list is more academic,” says founder Adrian Cheng.
The French government has pledged $100 million to fund cultural heritage protection in the Middle East, providing resources for preservation, restoration and storage to threatened cultural sites and institutions. “This mission began a month ago,” says Benoit Paumier, a former official of the Ministry of Culture. “The point of departure, which shocked the French population, was the destruction of Palmyra by the terrorists. At that point, the president of the republic asked the president of the Louvre, Jean-Luc Martinez, to prepare a report on how the international community could respond to preserve the cultural heritage of humanity.” Read More »