Bortolami Gallery is launching a series of “mini-Marfas,” exhibition spaces in unexpected locales and structures across the United States, where their artists will have free reign to show their work. Early entries in the series include a show of works by Eric Wesley in a former Cahokia, Illinois Taco Bell, and a Daniel Buren show in Miami. “It’s a way for us to expand our reach without opening full-scale operations in another city or in New York,” says associate director Emma Fernberger, “and just getting to see more of the country.” Read More »
Gladstone Gallery will reprise the sculpture and video of Matthew Barney’s 1991 performance BlindPerineum this fall, a piece in which the artist scaled across the ceiling of the space using ice picks. “There are vast numbers of artists and other interested people who have heard about it but have never seen it,” Barbara Gladstone. “People think the performance was in front of an audience, but it never was.” Read More »
Artist Rashid Johnson has joined the board of the Guggenheim Museum, making him the first artist appointed to the position since the museum’s founding. “The collective wisdom of the museum’s board will be considerably widened and deepened with Rashid Johnson’s joining,” says director Richard Armstrong.