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Emmanuel Macron Orders Review of French Art Residencies

Monday, July 9th, 2018

Macron, via ARt NewspaperEmmanuel Macron has ordered a review of artist residencies funded by the French state, which some fear could lead to the dismantling of some cultural programs. Macron has appointed Thierry Tuot, the president of the administrative council of the French Academy at Villa Medici in Rome, to lead the review.  (more…)

Fiac Moving to Temporary Location During Grand Palais Renovation

Monday, July 9th, 2018

Paris, via Art NewspaperFiac has found a new home while the Grand Palais is under renovation, Art Newspaper reports, and will set up shop this year at a temporary venue near the Eiffel Tower. “Now we have clarity. I think galleries will remain on board; they’re excited and want to participate in this new chapter,” says director Jennifer Flay.   (more…)

Theaster Gates Interviewed in The Guardian

Monday, July 9th, 2018

Theaster Gates, via The GuardianTheaster Gates gets an interview in the Guardian this week, discussing his soon to open show at Kunstmuseum Basel, and his ongoing commitment to a practice mixing diverse community efforts and art-making.  “My hope is that people would start to see some through-lines between my works of art,” So even though I was a black man in a black neighborhood, talking about black power, what I was trying to demonstrate is that an artist who reads the dynamics of a situation can change the situation.” (more…)

Met Sets Attendance Record with 7.34 Million Guests

Monday, July 9th, 2018

Met Museum, via NYtThe Met has set another attendance record for this past year, attracting more than 7.35 million guests. “We don’t chase visitor numbers, but they are one sign among many of whether we are doing a good job in serving our mission and the needs of the public,” says Daniel H. Weiss, the Met’s president and chief executive. (more…)

LA Times Profiles Fundraising Efforts at LACMA

Tuesday, July 3rd, 2018

LACMA Resdesigns, via LA TimesThe LA Times spotlights Michael Govan’s push to speed up LACMA’s fundraising drive, as construction continues on the museum’s new expansion. “We’re steadily raising money and signing pledges. I don’t feel there’s any danger that the project isn’t going forward,” Govan says. (more…)

Myrna Ayad Leaving Art Dubai

Tuesday, July 3rd, 2018

myrna_ayad, via Art NewspaperArt Dubai director Myrna Ayad at the fair in August. “My decision to leave was personal; I am excited to pursue my own endeavours,” Ayad says of her departure.  (more…)

Arts Council Englad to Hire Economist

Monday, July 2nd, 2018

its-not-the-way-i-want-to-die-tracey-emin-2005-guardianArts Council England is hiring an economist, part of a plan it feels will make it more able to act effectively in financial advocacy for the arts. “We will work to develop skills in that area. One of the things that has historically happened is that you might have [someone who is] good at a particular art form, they are promoted [to a leadership position] but we have not given them that [leadership training] support,” says Arts Council England chief executive Darren Henley. (more…)

Arts PAC “For Freedoms” Sets Up in New York

Monday, July 2nd, 2018

For Freedoms, via Art NewsHank Willis Thomas and Eric Gottesman’s For Freedoms project has set up shop in New York, planning a major national billboard campaign in the run-up to the midterm elections. “We’re trying to bring these different artists’ voices more into the realm of public discourse,” Thomas says, “which is part of the way that advertising works—it reaches a very wide audience. So we’re trying to think about art and creativity, beyond just the confines of the art world, but out into contexts around the country on the side of the road.” (more…)

German Government Increases Arts Funding 9%

Saturday, June 30th, 2018

Department Store in Goerlitz, via ARt NespaperThe German government has approved a 9% increase in federal arts money, reaching a total budget of €1.8bn. Additional funding has been earmarked for preserving and protecting heritage buildings, archive materials and memorial sites.  (more…)

Cheim & Read Leaving Chelsea for Private Practice

Saturday, June 30th, 2018

Cheim & Read, via Art NewsCheim & Read is leaving Chelsea, and will move uptown to start  a “private practice, concentrating on the secondary market, ​sculpture​ commissions​ and special projects,” according to a statement by the gallery.  (more…)

Swiss Institute Opens on St. Marks

Saturday, June 30th, 2018

Swiss Institute, via NYTThe New York Times spotlights the new Swiss Institute space on St. Marks Place. “The ability to engage with such a vibrant, high-traffic neighborhood is unprecedented for S.I.,” says director Simon Castets. “There are many schools, cultural and community organizations in the neighborhood, as well as an incredible history of art making and experimentation.” (more…)

Frick Museum Expansion Plan Approved by Preservation Commission

Saturday, June 30th, 2018

Frick Musuem, via NYTNew York City Landmarks Preservation Commission has approved the Frick Museum’s expansion plan, capping a years-long effort that saw four different proposals. “They recognized the strength of the plan to upgrade the building to ensure the long term vibrancy of the Frick,” said Ian Wardropper, the Frick’s director. “The public process can be painful, but we listened and I think the project is better because of that.” (more…)

Bloomberg Charts Challenges for Art Theives

Saturday, June 30th, 2018

800x-1A piece in Bloomberg this week charts the challenges around stealing fine art, delving into the factors making art theft a far less profitable field than many imagined. “Criminals don’t understand that, because their knowledge of art crime is based on fiction and films,” says Noah Charney, a scholar and author. (more…)

Basel Family’s Massive Collecting Clout Profiled in Bloomberg

Friday, June 29th, 2018

Yu Cheng at Edouard Malingue Gallery, via Art BaselBloomberg has a piece this week on the fortune of the Roche family, whose wealth built on the cough syrup Sirolin, and the art collection held by the family, has become one of the city of Basel’s arts cornerstones. “I learned how to collect with the family collection,” collector Maja Hoffmann, who has been on the board of the family collection for decades, says. “This I’ve continued to do for all these years.” (more…)

Buffalo’s Albright-Knox Gallery Announces New Expansion Plan Sparing Building

Wednesday, June 27th, 2018

Albright Knox, via Buffalo NewsBuffalo’s Albright-Knox Art Gallery has announced a new design for its expansion that would spare the 1962 building by Buffalo-born architect Gordon Bunshaft. “You see a tip of an iceberg, and there are a lot of complexities and contradictions underneath that tip,” says Albright-Knox Director Janne Sirén. “But this is one of those special moments for us.” (more…)

Olafur Eliasson Partners with IKEA For New Sustainability Projects

Wednesday, June 27th, 2018

Olafur Eliasson, via ArchinectArtist Olafur Eliasson is partnering with Swedish furniture retailer Ikea to produce a series of sustainable electrical systems and projects, based around the artist’s Little Sun project.  “Little Sun makes solar energy tangible and your world a little bit more sustainable,” Olafur said. “We are excited to collaborate with IKEA, raising awareness for energy access and the need for global togetherness. Together, we want to connect the world by sharing the power of the sun with everyone.” (more…)

ADAA Adds Five New Galleries

Wednesday, June 27th, 2018

ADAA Art Show, via Art NewsThe Art Dealers Association of America has added five new members: Honor Fraser Gallery, Kayne Griffin Corcoran, Jessica Silverman Gallery, Franklin Parrasch Gallery, and Venus Over Manhattan. “It is especially exciting to expand the Association’s representation on the West Coast and add to the range of dynamic programming, expertise, and connoisseurship of our membership across the country,” says Andrew Schoelkopf, the president of the ADAA.

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Frick Sees Continued Protests Over Expansion Plans

Wednesday, June 27th, 2018

Frick Music Room. via NYTMore protests have raised challenges to the Frick’s new expansion plan, the New York Times reports, as preservationists have challenged the sincerity of alternative construction models for the museum. “The plan would destroy or irrevocably alter many historic elements of the Frick Collection, including the landmarked Russell Page Garden and renowned Music Room,” the Stop Irresponsible Frick Development coalition said in a statement. “The public has not been given a fair opportunity to provide feedback on the harmful proposal, and alternate plans that have been submitted have only been partially considered.” (more…)

Anish Kapoor Files Copyright Lawsuit Against the NRA

Wednesday, June 27th, 2018

Anish Kapoor, via NYTAnish Kapoor has filed a lawsuit against the NRA, citing copyright infringement over the organization’s usage of a photo of his Cloud Gate sculpture in a recent ad campaign. “These sadly are times in which it is urgent for us all, in whatever way we can, to stand up to the dark and aggressive forces in society that seek, out of fear and hatred, to lead us backward into a primitive, paranoid, and defensive worldview,” Kapoor says. (more…)

The Whitney to Open Major Andy Warhol Exhibition

Wednesday, June 27th, 2018

Andy Warhol, via NYTThe Whitney is preparing to open a major exhibition on the work of Andy Warhol, the first Warhol retrospective organized by a United States museum since 1989. “Warhol was a myth when he was alive, and he’s even more of a myth now,” says Donna De Salvo, deputy director and senior curator at the Whitney Museum of American Art. “To humanize Warhol and get people to actually look at what he made is not as easy as it might sound.” (more…)

Jennifer Chi Has Left Brooklyn Museum

Wednesday, June 27th, 2018

Jennifer Chi, Art NewsJennifer Y. Chi has left her position as chief curator and deputy director of the Brooklyn Museum after less than a year, the Art News reports. “The museum is grateful to Dr. Chi for her efforts in pursuing departmental restructuring, refining curatorial processes, and highlighting the museum’s extraordinary collections, and we wish her well,” a spokesperson said. (more…)

Adrian Ghenie’s Market Profiled in Art Newspaper

Wednesday, June 27th, 2018

Adrian Ghenie, via Art NewspaperThe Art Newspaper spotlights the recent market explosion for Adrian Ghenie, charting the artist’s skyrocketing popularity and equally high auction prices. “Adrian is an extremely talented painter and manages to engender the feeling of something rather than explicitly outlining exactly what it is,” says curator Jane Neal.

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Institute of Contemporary Art Boston Opens New Space

Tuesday, June 26th, 2018

ICA Watershed, via Art NewsBoston’s Institute of Contemporary Art has announced its new expansion, the Watershed, unveiling the 15,000 square-foot space last week.  “We always knew, when we built the ICA, that there were going to be buildings that came up around and behind it,” says ICA director Jill Medvedow.  “As we began to think about an expansion, we started to think about the ways in which we could welcome more and more people into the ICA community, how to expand the circle, how to grow our audience, how to create extraordinary encounters with works of art. It seemed like an important and perfect spot.” (more…)

AO Auction Preview – London: Post-War and Contemporary Evening Sales, June 26th – 28th, 2018

Tuesday, June 26th, 2018

Lucian Freud, Portrait on a White Cover (2002-2003), via Sotheby's
Lucian Freud, Portrait on a White Cover (2002-2003), via Sotheby’s

Following up on a set of sales that can best be described as unsteady last week, the London auction houses return again today for a trio of sales that will once again test the market strength for the upper echelons of the Post-War and Contemporary segment.  Taking over the British capital for the last bout of auctions before a long summer recess, this set of sales should see an attempt to overcome sluggish interest and achieve a strong closing note for the first half of the year. (more…)