January 8, 2015: Charlie Hebdo Attack Provokes Response from Artists; Pérez Museum Director to Lead Barnes Foundation; and Political Pressure Affects Russian Arts Scene

Daily Digest: Top Art News
Jan 12, 2015 8:24PM


In New York …

Mamma Andersson: Behind the Curtain” and “Diana Thater: Science, Fiction” open at David Zwirner

Dion Johnson: Chromatic Momentum” opens at De Buck Gallery

KATSU: Remember the Future” opens at The Hole

Ethan Greenbaum: Leave” opens at 55 Gansevoort

Debra Smith: Shifting Territory” and “Stephen Pentak: Here Nor There” opens at Kathryn Markel Fine Arts

Interruptions by Luis Mallo” opens at Praxis

Waiting: Selections from Erwin Olaf” opens at Hasted Kraeutler

Jiří Georg Dokoupil: New Paintings” and “William N. Copley: Drawings (1962-1973)” open at Paul Kasmin Gallery

Anne Tabachnick: Object as Muse” and “Eric Holzman: Small Paintings” open at Lori Bookstein Fine Art

FACES,” featuring works by Micha Patiniott, Bradley Hart, Hans Scheib, and Alexander Kaletski opens at Anna Zorina Gallery

Adam Ekberg: Orchestrating the Ordinary” and “Pacifico Silano: Against Nature” open at ClampArt

Humanity in Pixels and Stone: Gary Kaleda and Lillian Engel opens at Susan Eley Fine Art

Ryan McNamara: Gently Used” opens at Mary Boone Gallery

“Rough Cut” and Cordy Ryman open at Morgan Lehman Gallery

Mark Klett: Camino del Diablo” opens at Pace/MacGill Gallery

“Some Like It Hot: Paintings of Summer” opens at Fischbach Gallery

Denise Green: Paintings, Drawings, Photographs” opens at Sundaram Tagore Gallery

Victoria Gitman opens at Garth Greenan Gallery

Donna Sharrett: Love Songs” opens at Pavel Zoubok Gallery

Siri Berg: Color and Space” opens at Hionas Gallery

Peter Gallo, Ellen Lesperance, Aaron Spangler: Take Back Vermont” opens at ZieherSmith & Horton

Helmut Lang opens at Sperone Westwater

Robert Kushner: baroque” opens at DC Moore Gallery

Manuel Ocampo: The Corrections” opens at Tyler Rollins Fine Art

Parra: Yer So Bad” opens at Jonathan LeVine Gallery

Kishio Suga opens at  Blum & Poe

Yael Bartana opens at Petzel Gallery

Saira McLaren: a day and the night” opens at Sargent’s Daughters

Schandra Singh: God Don’t Like Ugly” opens at Thomas Erben Gallery

Cheryl Donegan opens at Sgorbati Projects


In New York … John Messinger: We Dream Alone” closes at Unix Gallery.

Today’s Notable News

Artists all over the world have posted illustrations in support for the victims of yesterday’s attack on Charlie Hebdo, the Paris-based satirical magazine. (via Dezeen)

The Barnes Foundation has named Pérez Art Museum Miami director Thomas “Thom” Collins as its new executive director and president. (via Artfix Daily)

Ambra Medda, co-founder of Design Miami/, will join Christie’s as the auction house’s global creative director for 20th- and 21st-century design. (via Dezeen)

Graham Beal, the director of the Detroit Institute of Arts, will retire in June, after serving over 15 years as the museum’s director, president, and CEO, and recently helping to save its collection during the city’s bankruptcy. (via The Huffington Post)

Marat Guelman, longtime Moscow arts figure and former director of the Perm Museum of Contemporary Art, has decided to leave Russia to open a new cultural center in Montenegro, counting the Ukraine conflict and political pressure in Russia among his reasons for emigrating. (via The Art Newspaper)

Sotheby’s will sell a rare work by Monet at an auction next month, expecting to garner £20-30 million for the 1908 painting. (via Art Market Monitor)

Best of Instagram

Via @wmag: “‘To play Turner, I had to learn to paint,’ explains #MrTurner star #TimothySpall. Read more on wmag.com. Photo by #TimWalker, styled by @Kjeldgaard1. #BestPerformances”

Good Reads

The Men Behind the Cartoons at Charlie Hebdo(via the New York Times)

Clampdown Sends Russian Artists into Exile(via The Art Newspaper)

Sotheby’s and Christie’s Return to Guaranteeing Art Prices(via the New York Times)

Artist of the Day

Born on this day in 1964, Young British Artist Marc Quinn is acclaimed for his use of unusual materials in his sculptural works. The artist’s most sensational project is an ongoing series of self-portraits, in which he casts his head—once every five years—in his own frozen blood.

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Untitled (Tropical Landscape with African Mask), ca. 1980
Lori Bookstein Fine Art
Vein of Clarity #1, 2014
Kathryn Markel Fine Arts
Five Pencils, 2014
Anna Zorina Gallery
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