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Creative Time Summit Returns to NYC

April 24th, 2019

The Creative Time Summit is returning to New York for its 10th year, scheduling a series of events focused on injustice and resistance under the title “Speaking Truth: Summit X.” “For the past decade the Summit has been a cornerstone of Creative Time’s annual program—an opportunity for a meeting of the minds where we pause and reflect upon our current socio-political reality, take a hard look at the past, and envision a path forward,” says Justine Ludwig, executive director of Creative Time. “I am thrilled to celebrate the Summit’s tenth anniversary with a new, expanded format.”
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Takashi Murakami Leaves Blum & Poe

April 24th, 2019

Takashi Murakami is no longer represented by Blum & Poe. Murakami had shown at the gallery for more than 20 years, and is also currently represented by Gagosian, Perrotin, and Kaikai Kiki Gallery. “After 25 years of a mutually successful partnership, we have come to the decision that it is in both of our best interests that we no longer continue our working relationship. We wish Takashi all the very best moving forward,” a Blum & Poe rep said in a statement.
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Henry Wollman Bloch, Major Patron of Kansas City Arts, Passes Away

April 24th, 2019

Henry Wollman Bloch, a co-founder of H&R Block Inc. and a major supporter of the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, has died at age 96. “Henry is irreplaceable,” Julián Zugazagoitia, the director and CEO of the Nelson-Atkins, said in a statement. “His leadership and dedication have been vital to the success of the Nelson-Atkins. But beyond the museum, Henry has been an outstanding citizen whose generosity and vision have had a transformative impact on Kansas City being the great city it is today. . . . We will miss him very much.”
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Sperone Westwater

Sperone Westwater
415 West 13 Street
New York, NY 10014
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Sperone Westwater Fischer was founded in 1975, when Italian art dealer Gian Enzo Sperone, Angela Westwater, and German art dealer Konrad Fischer opened a space at 142 Greene Street in SoHo, New York. (The gallery’s name was changed to Sperone Westwater in 1982.) The original goal of the gallery was to showcase European artists who had little or no recognition in the United States, along with a collection of American painters and sculptors to whom the three founders were committed. Notable early exhibitions include “Aspects of Recent Art from Europe,” a 1977 group show featuring important work by Joseph Beuys and Jannis Kounellis; a 1977 exhibition of minimalist works by Carl Andre, Dan Flavin, Donald Judd, and Sol Lewitt; German artist Gerhard Richter’s first solo exhibition in New York in 1978; and the installation of one of Mario Merz’s celebrated glass and neon igloos in 1979 – part of the gallery’s ongoing dedication to Arte Povera artists, including Alighiero Boetti. Other early historical exhibitions in the Greene Street space featured the work of Lucio Fontana and Piero Manzoni.

In 2002, Sperone Westwater moved from SoHo to a 10,000 square foot space on West 13th Street in the Meatpacking District. Today, almost 35 years after its conception, the gallery continues to exhibit the work of prominent artists of diverse nationality and age, who work in various media. Renowned American artists Bruce Nauman and Susan Rothenberg have been with Sperone Westwater since 1975 and 1987, respectively. They are joined by established and internationally-recognized artists such as Malcolm Morley, Richard Long, Guillermo Kuitca, Evan Penny and William Wegman as well as a younger generation of artists like Tom Sachs, Charles LeDray, Wim Delvoye and Liu Ye. The gallery’s 2008-2009 exhibition schedule includes two major group shows, “Sculpting Time” and “ZERO in New York”, and solo presentations of work by Evan Penny, Susan Rothenberg and Bertozzi & Casoni. Also in 2009 Bruce Nauman will represent the United States of America at the Venice Biennale in an exhibition organized by the Philadelphia Museum of Art.