Artist Taryn Simon will reprise her powerful work An Occupation of Loss at a secret location in London, a piece in which she brings together a group of professional mourners from around the globe to perform their craft. “Their performance activates tears in the mourners – and sometimes in those who enter the heightened atmosphere of the towers,” she says. (more…)
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Goldsmiths College in South London will open a new art gallery in a converted swimming baths near the school. The building will be designed by Turner Prize-winning collective Assemble. “Of course this is a building with a roof and walls and lighting, something I’ve wanted to do for a while; at the same time there is still an element of working with artists to make the building make sense, to use the idiosyncrasies of the building,” says director Sarah McCrory. (more…)
Laura Owens and Wendy Yao’s 356 Mission Gallery and Ooga Booga Bookstore project is shutting its doors in Los Angeles’s Boyle Heights. “It was a labor of love, with finite resources, and never intended to last forever,” collaborator Whitney Yao said in a statement. “We still believe that art spaces are vital to the cultural empowerment of all people, and that artists can be allies of vulnerable communities.” (more…)
Bugada & Cargnel gallery in Paris has “ceased its activities,” Art News reports, closing up shop at its Belleville space. “We wish to thank all those, artists, gallery staff, collectors, curators, art critics, art lovers, who accompanied us, supported us, trusted us, or simply appreciated the exhibitions we organized and our work during all these years,” the gallery wrote, adding that there were plans for future projects. (more…)
Joseph Mallrond William Turner, Heidelberg With a Rainbow, via Sotheby’s
It was an unpredictable time for the art auction this past week, as collectors descended on New York City for Christie’s and Sotheby’s spring auction of Old Masters and Renaissance art work last week, driving up prices on a number of works while other pieces failed to command bids.