Archive for the 'Art News' Category

David Zwirner to Open Paris Gallery

Thursday, July 11th, 2019

David Zwirner will open a gallery in Paris’s Marais neighborhood this fall, coinciding with this year’s edition of FIAC. “In recent years, Paris has quickly become one of the most vibrant cities for the visual arts in Europe,” Zwirner said in a statement. “It’s a city where history meets the present, and we are endlessly excited to be able to occupy one of the most beautiful and legendary gallery spaces in Le Marais.” (more…)

Dealer Arrested in Connection with $140 Million Antique Smuggling Ring

Thursday, July 11th, 2019

Art dealer Subhash Kapoor has been arrested and charged with trafficking more than $140 million in stolen antiquities. “These are, in many instances, priceless works that represent the culture and history of the countries from which they were stolen,” said Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance Jr. “They are of enormous value.” (more…)

Studio Museum Names Artists in Residence for Coming Year

Thursday, July 11th, 2019

The Studio Museum in Harlem has invited  E. Jane, Naudline Pierre, and Elliot Reed as  recipients of its 2019-2020 artist-in-residence program.  “In form, subject matter, and concept, the diverse practices of our three artists in residence for 2019–20 are all on the cutting edge, expanding the canon and showing us what’s possible in art today and even giving us a glimpse of what art might be tomorrow,” says curator and director Thelma Golden. (more…)

New York – David Hammons at Hauser & Wirth Through August

Thursday, July 11th, 2019

David Hammons, Untitled (2017), via Hauser & Wirth
David Hammons, Untitled (2017), via Hauser & Wirth

Marking his first major exhibition on the West Coast in decades, artist David Hammons has touched down at Hauser & Wirth for a major summer blockbuster, an exhibition that underscores the artists’s expansive and challenging practice, and its ongoing discourse with the languages of race, wealth, politics and modern art that have been his hallmark over the course of his life. Remaining razor sharp in its ability to comment on and critique the various socio-cultural spheres his work moves through, Hammons’s show is a masterclass in subtle condemnation. (more…)

Cory Arcangel and Andy Robert Join Greene Naftali

Wednesday, July 10th, 2019

Cory Arcangel and Andy Robert are now represented by New York’s Greene Naftali, Art News reports. “I feel that both of these artists represent the future, as far as the issues their work engages with. For me as a gallerist, I’m always looking for an artist that challenges a paradigm,” says founder Carol Greene. (more…)

LA Times Looks Inside Hammer Museum Prep for Sarah Lucas Show

Wednesday, July 10th, 2019

A piece in the LA Times this week follows Hammer Museum preparator Jason Pugh as he prepares for the Sarah Lucas retrospective to open for the museum, including time spent frying eggs for one of the artist’s works. “We had a long discussion about the yolks,” he says. “Like most artists, Sarah has a very specific vision. Sure, the materials, the titles, the set-ups are hilarious, but she is very particular about the choices that are made with the materials. We procured a lot of different types of kebabs.” (more…)

Turkish Arts Non-Profit Arter to Open Museum Space in Istanbul

Wednesday, July 10th, 2019

Arter, a contemporary art non-profit in Turkey, will open a new museum space in Istanbul, a 18,000 sq. m building in the central Dolapdere district designed by Grimshaw Architects. The space is “what Turkey needed”, says director Melih Fereli, to “compensate for the rather big gap” in the country’s education system, adding that “analytical thinking and discovering your own creativity is not really encouraged.” (more…)

Iconic Mark di Suvero Work in Venice Scheduled to Be Taken Down

Wednesday, July 10th, 2019

Mark di Suvero‘s Declaration, a longtime fixture at Venice Beach in Los Angeles, is scheduled to be taken down this fall.  The artist’s work has been on view since 2001.  (more…)

Kayne Griffin Corcoran Adds Jamie Goldblatt Manné as Co-Director

Wednesday, July 10th, 2019

Kayne Griffin Corcoran has named Jamie Goldblatt Manné co-director, joining colleague Colleen Grennan. “We couldn’t be happier to welcome Jamie to Kayne Griffin Corcoran and know she will be a tremendous asset as we continually look for new and innovative ways to support and service our artists,” says founder Maggie Kane. (more…)

Anne Ellegood to Take Helm at ICA LA

Wednesday, July 10th, 2019

The Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles has tapped Anne Ellegood as its new director, formerly senior curator of the Hammer Museum.  “It has played such an important role in the constellation of museums here in L.A.,” Ellegood said  of the ICA. “It’s an exciting moment—it’s the next chapter.” (more…)

New York – Jonas Wood at Gagosian Through July 19th, 2019

Wednesday, July 10th, 2019

Jonas Wood, Still Life with Red Panels (2018), via Gagosian
Jonas Wood, Still Life with Red Panels (2018), via Gagosian

Jonas Wood’s rapid rise in the past few years to representation at Gagosian seemed to happen almost overnight. But for followers of the Los Angeles-based painter, his ascension comes as no surprise. Wood’s impressive approach both painting and drawing showcases a masterful sense of patterns, perspectives and color, using figurative vantage points to arrive at beguiling images and innovative constructions of the picture plane. On view this month at Gagosian, a range of works from the artist underscores this ability, and delves ever deeper into his creative practice. (more…)

New York – Alissa McKendrick: “Resentment” at Team Gallery Through July 26th, 2019

Tuesday, July 9th, 2019

Alissa McKendrick, Untitled (2018), via Team
Alissa McKendrick, Untitled (2018), via Team

Painter Alissa McKendrick is presenting a solo exhibition at Team Gallery this month, bringing a selection of paintings to bear on the gallery’s project room series “Gallery B.” The artist, whose works mine a particular language between the surreal, figurative and narrative, makes for a refreshing summer entry in the gallery’s programming. (more…)

Napa’s di Rosa Center to Sell Off Most of Collection

Tuesday, July 9th, 2019

The foundation behind the di Rosa Center for Contemporary Art in Napa will sell off most of its 1,600 works of art to focus on exhibitions and education. “The decision to reduce and focus the collection is necessary to keep (the center’s) doors open,” Brenda Mixson, president of the foundation’s board of directors, said in a statement on Friday. (more…)

Guardian Piece Calls for Broader Government Support for Artists

Tuesday, July 9th, 2019

A piece in The Guardian’s opinion section this week calls for an increased focus on welfare programs and grants for artists, as Ireland launches a new initiative for artists looking for work.   (more…)

Brooklyn Museum Gives UOVO Prize to Photographer John Edmonds

Tuesday, July 9th, 2019

The Brooklyn Museum has awarded its inaugural UOVO Prize to photographer John Edmonds, and will give the artist a solo exhibition at the museum next year, as well as a large-scale public art installation at UOVO’s forthcoming Bushwick facility, as well as $25,000. (more…)

Tania Bruguera Spearheads Journalism Initiative in Cuba

Tuesday, July 9th, 2019

Tania Bruguera has revealed plans for an investigative journalism initiative that will award prizes and grants and offer workshops for Cuban writers, Artforum reports. “Journalists in Cuba are not familiar with investigative journalism,” Bruguera says. “We are adding to the prize an educational component where we bring in international investigative journalists to give workshops.” (more…)

GBE’s Thor Shannon Tapped for David Zwirner Directorship

Tuesday, July 9th, 2019

David Zwirner has hired Thor Shannon, formerly of Gavin Brown’s Enterprise, as director, Art News reports. “It is both profoundly thrilling and bittersweet” Shannon said. “I adore Gavin and the artists and the staff and the ethos of the gallery. I’ve been honored to be a part of it. At the same time, I’m really excited about this opportunity.” (more…)

Christie’s to Sell Collection of Lee Bouvier Radziwill

Tuesday, July 9th, 2019

Christies will bring the collection of Lee Bouvier Radziwill, the younger sister of Jackie Kennedy, to the auction block this fall, Art News reports. “Lee Radziwill is remembered by all who knew her as a symbol of sophistication and connoisseurship, with a fascinating life story,” says Marc Porter, the chairman of Christie’s Americas. (more…)

Pace Closes Beijing Branch

Tuesday, July 9th, 2019

Pace has shuttered its outpost in the 798 Art District in Beijing, Art News reports. “It’s impossible to do business in mainland China right now and it has been for awhile,”  says Arne Glimcher, the gallery founder. “The last straw is Trump’s duty on Chinese artists coming into this country and Xi Jinping’s duty on Americans coming into China.” (more…)

Guardian Recaps Resignation of National Gallery Chair Hannah Rothschild

Tuesday, July 9th, 2019

A piece in The Guardian covers the resignation of Hannah Rothschild as chair of London’s National Gallery, and the controversies that ultimately drove her decision to leave. “She was a good guy as it were. But she simply felt enough was enough,” says an unnamed source. (more…)

NYT Posts Map of Artists’ Homes from This Year’s Whitney Biennial and Those Past

Monday, July 8th, 2019

A piece in the NYT this week charts the geographic  locations of artists in this Whitney Biennial and in years past, looking at how the exhibition’s focus has changed over its nearly 100 years. (more…)

Baffler Charts Drop in Interest for Abstraction

Monday, July 8th, 2019

A piece in The Baffler this week charts how abstract art has struggled at auction in recent months against figurative works, and what that might mean for a shifting market. “If one places the artwork outside of its historical context, whether in its origin, or its effect,” the piece quotes from critic Hannah Deinhardt, “one can give no explanation of the facts of the various arts, the many-sidedness of artworks.”   (more…)

Vielmetter Gallery to Expand in Downtown LA

Monday, July 8th, 2019

Vielmetter Gallery will expand its space in downtown LA while closing the Culver City space it has had since 2010, Art News reports. “The energy has definitely shifted to downtown so it made sense to expand here,” owner Susanne Vielmetter says. “Our artists and collectors absolutely love our downtown gallery and we have so many more possibilities here now.” (more…)

Group of British Artists Urge National Portrait Gallery to Stop Accepting BP Funding

Saturday, July 6th, 2019

A group of artists including Anish Kapoor, Rachel Whiteread and Sarah Lucas have called on the National Portrait Gallery to not accept funding from the oil behemoth BP. “A crucial role of art is to describe to future generations what it is to be alive now, and to provide an echo of our humanity to those who seek it in the future,” the open letter, signed by 78 artists, reads. “The ethical red lines regarding art sponsorship are always shifting, tracing the curve of corporate behavior and what’s regarded as the public good.” (more…)