Archive for the 'Minipost' Category

Creative Capital Announces 2019 Awards

Tuesday, January 15th, 2019

Creative Capital Winners, via Creative CapitalNew York’s Creative Capital has announced the recipients of its 2019 awards, funding 50 projects by 58 artists with grants up to $50,000 as well as career development resources. “The 2019 class of Creative Capital Awardees is a window into some of the most innovative, exciting, and powerful work being undertaken today,” says Suzy Delvalle, Creative Capital’s executive director and president. “We cannot wait to see how these projects develop, and how this incredible community of artists grows together and evolves.” (more…)

Prosecutors Recommend Prison Sentence of Up to Three Years for Mary Boone

Monday, January 14th, 2019

Mary Boone, via NYtFederal prosecutors have recommended a prison sentence of up to three years for dealer Mary Boone over her tax evasion chargers, saying she deliberately defrauded the government with false tax returns that had her withholding up to $3 million. “Boone was the sole architect and beneficiary of this tax fraud scheme and, contrary to her assertions now, engaged in it out of pure greed — to line her own pockets by cheating the system,” the prosecutors wrote. (more…)

Kanye West Donates $10 Million to James Turrell’s Roden Crater Project

Monday, January 14th, 2019

Kanye West, via WSJKanye West has reportedly donated $10 million to James Turrell’s Roden Crater project, the Wall Street Journal reports. West said he wanted the project to be “experienced and enjoyed for eternity.” (more…)

Pace Gallery to Represent Lynda Benglis

Monday, January 14th, 2019

Lynda Benglis, via Art ObservedPace Gallery will represent Lynda Benglis, Art News reports. “She experiments, innovates, and stretches the limits of materials—often challenging how they’ve previously been used or understood,” says Marc Glimcher, Pace’s president and CEO. “And these innovations didn’t stop in the ’60s and ’70s, she’s continued to push materials further throughout her career; recently with her fountain works, she has even found a way to create form with water, an inherently formless material.”

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Curator Maria Magdalena Ludewig Passes Away After Tragic Accident

Monday, January 14th, 2019

Maria Magdalena Ludewig, via ArtforumMaria Magdalena Ludewig the cocurator and director of Germany’s Wiesbaden Biennale, has died after a fatal injury in the Canary Islands, Artforum reports. “She has . . . pushed us beyond borders and has always been the good spirit of all her artists,” says Uwe Eric Laufenberg, director of the Hessisches Staatstheater Wiesbaden. “It has left traces in all of us that are indelible.” (more…)

NYT Charts Mugrabi Divorce Proceedings

Monday, January 14th, 2019

Libbie Mugrabi, via NYTThe New York Times has a piece on the divorce between mega-collectors David and Libbie Mugrabi, and the ripples it has left across the art world.   “We were a team,” Ms. Mugrabi says. “We were partners at home and in business, with kids, everything. So whatever is the right thing, if that’s a little amount or a big amount, that’s what I want.” (more…)

Germany to Celebrate Centenary Anniversary of Bauhaus

Monday, January 14th, 2019

Bauhaus Archive, via ARt NewspaperGermany will launch a 100th anniversary celebration of the founding of the Bauhaus this year, featuring museum openings, exhibitions and parties across the country, Art Newspaper reports.  (more…)

Prix Marcel Duchamp Shortlist Announced

Saturday, January 12th, 2019

Marguerite Humeau, via Art NewsThe Prix Marcel Duchamp, the annual French award that carries a €35,000 purse, has revealed its shortlist for 2019, with a winner to be announced at the Centre Pompidou in Paris in October.  Nominees include Eric BaudelaireKatinka Bock, Marguerite Humeau, and Ida Tursic & Wilfried Mille. (more…)

New Museum Staff Takes Steps to Unionize

Saturday, January 12th, 2019

New Museum, via Art NewsNew Museum staff is making efforts to unionize, making the move public after several months of planning and deliberation. “Forming a union will enable us, as well as future New Museum employees, to effectively advocate for changes in staff conditions that will make the New Museum a stronger and more sustainable institution,” the group said in a statement. “We believe in the New Museum and its mission; we want it to succeed. But we also recognize a need for critical changes at this moment in the museum’s growth.” (more…)

Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac Taps Kyu Jin Hwang for Associate Director for Asia

Saturday, January 12th, 2019

Kyu Jin Hwang, via Art NewsGalerie Thaddaeus Ropac has appointed Kyu Jin Hwang as its associate director for Asia, part of gallery plans to more aggressively target Asian collectors.  “I am absolutely delighted to join Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, whose team I had the pleasure of working with in my previous roles, having been drawn to the outstanding artists represented by the gallery,” Hwang said in a statement. (more…)

Joan Mitchell Foundation Announces 2019 Residencies

Thursday, January 10th, 2019

Gus Bennett, via Art NewsThe Joan Mitchell Foundation has announced its 2019 artist residencies in New Orleans, where each participant will receive a private studio space as well as access to programming at the center. “We look forward to engaging with our artists-in-residence and to seeing the exciting and unexpected ways the space and time can impact their work,” says Foundation CEO Christa Blatchford.  (more…)

Andy Warhol Foundation to Give $100,000 to Smithsonian, Ending Ban

Thursday, January 10th, 2019

US Customs HouseThe Andy Warhol Foundation will give $100,000 to the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian for a traveling Oscar Howe retrospective, ending an eight-year funding ban originally installed after the Smithsonian removed a David Wojnarowicz work from a show in 2010.  “We believe that the ban has had its intended effect of promoting freedom of artistic expression at the national level,” says Foundation head Joel Wachs. “The Smithsonian has also demonstrated a strong track record of highlighting underrepresented artists over the past eight years, which aligns well with the foundation’s core values. While Wojnarowicz and Howe were very different artists working in different circumstances, both fiercely advocated for the visibility and inclusion of marginalized perspectives in contemporary art discourse.” (more…)

UK’s National Gallery to Loan Works to Japan for Olympics

Thursday, January 10th, 2019

Vincent Van Gogh, via Art NewspaperLondon’s National Gallery will send Van Gogh’s Sunflowers and 60 other paintings on a tour of two Japanese Museums next year in celebration of the Tokyo Olympics. “By sharing the treasures from our world-leading museums and galleries, we can promote the very best of Britain to the globe,” says Jeremy Wright, the UK’s Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport. (more…)

Kehinde Wiley Interviewed in The Guardian

Wednesday, January 9th, 2019

Kehinde Wiley, via The GuardianKehinde Wiley is profiled in The Guardian this week, as he reflects on his recent work and the impact of his creative project. “The great heroic, often white, male hero dominates the picture plane and becomes larger than life, historic and significant,” he says. “That great historic storytelling of myth-making or propaganda is something we inherit as artists. I wanted to be able to weaponize and translate it into a means of celebrating female presence.” (more…)

Met Achieves Record Attendance Figures for 2018

Wednesday, January 9th, 2019

Met Museum, via NYtThe Met achieved record attendance last year, up 5% to 7.36 million visitors, despite challenges the museum faced over its new admission policy.  “Surprisingly, when we made this change, New Yorkers recognized that the Met needed to shore up its revenues to stay healthy, and they increased the amount of money they contribute on each visit,” said Daniel Weiss, chief executive of the museum. (more…)

The Shed to Open April 5th

Wednesday, January 9th, 2019

The Shed, via NYTNew York’s anticipated exhibition and performance space The Shed finally has an opening date: April 5th. “We wanted this to be a building that could bring parity across pretty much all art forms,” says Alex Poots, the Shed’s artistic director and chief executive. (more…)

Anton Shagalov Sues New York’s Paul Kasmin Over Frank Stella Painting

Wednesday, January 9th, 2019

Anatole Shagalov, via Art NewspaperThe art dealer Anatole Shagalov is suing New York’s Paul Kasmin Gallery for $8.5 million in damages over the sale of Frank Stella’s La Scienza della Fiacca, of which Shagalov alleges the gallery claimed partial ownership. “The lawsuit will allege that when Paul Kasmin Gallery falsely claimed to own an interest in Shagalov’s painting, it knowingly defamed Shagalov, it negatively impacted the value of the painting itself by baselessly casting doubt on its title, and it interfered with Shagalov’s contractual relations with a key lender,” the dealer’s lawyers said in a statement.  (more…)

Mary Boone’s Lawyers Cite Trauma in Bid to Avoid Prison

Wednesday, January 9th, 2019

Mary Boone, via NYtLawyers for dealer Mary Boone, the veteran art dealer facing potential prison time for tax evasion have asked that the judge grant leniency based on her traumatic childhood. “Behind the facade of success and strength lies a fragile and, at times, broken individual,” the lawyers wrote in the filing. (more…)

British Museum Plans Ambitious Munch Prints Show

Tuesday, January 8th, 2019

Munch Print, via Art NewspaperThe British Museum is planning a major retrospective of the print works of Edvard Munch, Art Newspaper reports, making it the UK’s largest exhibition of Munch prints for nearly 50 years. The show will be held in collaboration with the Munch Museum in Oslo, Norway. (more…)

Da Vinci Paintings Blocked for Export by Italian Government

Tuesday, January 8th, 2019

Leonardo da Vinci's The Annunciation, via Art NewspaperThe Italian Government will block a loan of works by Leonardo da Vinci to the Louvre for an exhibition dedicated to the artist, underscoring the government’s populist turn. “Leonardo is Italian; he only died in France, says Lucia Borgonzoni, the undersecretary for the Italian ministry of culture. “Giving the Louvre all those paintings would mean putting Italy on the margins of a great cultural event.” (more…)

US Supreme Court Won’t Hear Case Over Art Repatriation in Hungary

Tuesday, January 8th, 2019

Collection of Baron Mor HerzogThe US Supreme Court will not hear a case over the return of paintings from the Hungarian Government seized during World War II. The family of Baron Mor Lipot Herzog will continue to pursue a case in the United States against three museums and a university in the country. (more…)

Artadia Partners with Marciano Art Foundation on LA Art Award

Tuesday, January 8th, 2019

Olivia Marciano, via Art NewsArtadia and the Marciano Art Foundation will join together for the Marciano Artadia Award, a $25,000 annual prize for a Los Angeles–based artist.  “Artadia is thrilled to partner with the Marciano Art Foundation. We share a common goal of supporting the diverse Los Angeles artistic ecosystem,” Artadia’s executive director, Carolyn Ramo says. “As L.A. increasingly becomes a city for artists, we are pleased to be recognizing and providing vital funds and validation to the talent found here.” (more…)

Miami’s Aventura Mall Builds Its Impressive Art Collection

Tuesday, January 8th, 2019

Carsten Höller's Aventura Slide Tower, via Architectural DigestThe Architectural Digest this week profiles the recent push by Miami’s Aventura Mall to become a major site to view art, with works by Lawrence Weiner and Carsten Höller on view . “We feel we’ve invested wisely,” real-estate developer Jackie Soffer says of the property’s collection.  (more…)

Prado Museum Turns 200

Tuesday, January 8th, 2019

Prado Museum, via Art NewspaperAs it celebrates its 200th Birthday this year, Madrid’s Prado Museum and director Miguel Falomir Faus look back on the history and mandate of the institution this week in Art Newspaper, particularly in the years before it earned a degree of autonomy from the Spanish state. “The Prado was sometimes a weapon,” Falomir says, “used by one political party against the other” (more…)