April 13, 2015: The Whitney Reveals Its Inaugural Exhibition Lineup & Art in General Looks for a New Space
In New York …
“Epic Epoch: Group Show,” with works by Antje Rieck, Katie Hubbell, Lacey McKinney, Davana Wilkins, Nona Faustine, and Shynn Kim, opens at Con Artist Collective.
In Houston …
In London …
In Milan …
“PIN—UP Magazine & Luca Cipelletti: Shit Show” opens at POMO Galerie.
Today’s Notable News
The Whitney has released the list of the 407 artists and groups whose works, culled from the museum’s permanent collection, will make up the inaugural exhibition in its new Renzo Piano-designed building in Manhattan’s Meatpacking District. The artists range from Yayoi Kusama to Jeff Koons, from Vito Acconci to Diane Arbus. (via ARTnews)
The Andy Warhol Museum has chosen its new Milton Fine Curator of Art; Dublin-born, former actor Bartholomew Ryan—who holds a master’s degree in contemporary art from Bard College—will leave his curatorial post at the Walker Art Center to join the Museum. (via Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)
Art in General—a nonprofit organization that has worked with artists including Gabriel Orozco and Glenn Ligon—will be moving out of the SoHo/Tribeca space that it has occupied for 34 years and is now in search of a new home. Programming is set to proceed as planned. (via artnet News)
Due to their possible connection with Giacomo Medici and Gianfranco Becchina, art dealers who were previously accused of selling looted items, Christie’s has rescinded four Italian and Greek antiquities—dating back as early as 650 BCE—from the lots to be included in its London auction this Wednesday, April 15th. The auction house is currently assessing the provenance with assistance from Scotland Yard’s Art and Antiques Unit. (via artnet News)
The whereabouts of Norbert Kricke’s Space Sculpture—which adorned LACMA from its opening in 1965 and was sold to an unnamed German collector in the mid-’80s—may have been discovered; based on online photographs, the work seems to be in the corporate Daimler Collection at a Mercedes-Benz factory outside of Stuttgart, Germany. The automobile company’s collection includes some 30 sculptural works by artists including Walter De Maria and Ulrich Rückriem. (via the LA Times)
An auction planned for Friday, April 17th, at New Jersey’s Rago auction house has incited protest from Japanese-Americans, who argue that the selling of photos and objects from WWII internment camps is a “betrayal” of people who donated these items to historian Allen Hendershott Eaton on the grounds that they would be used for research purposes. The consignor of the items has declined to follow requests to donate or sell the items to institutions. (via the New York Times)
Best of Instagram
Via @stormkingartcenter: “Storm King’s 2015 #OutdoorConcertSeries is announced! Grab your picnic blankets, bring a friend, and enjoy musical performances by Porches, The Feelies, Lee Ranaldo, Frankie Cosmos, Alex Bleeker and the Freaks.”
Via @highmuseumofart: “The Bouroullec Brothers’ fabric tile piece ‘Clouds’ is being put together on the Skyway today by helpers Christian and Greg. There is no set layout of the two-sided panels, and they can be easily rearranged according to personal preference.”
“18%: Artist Micol Hebron tallies the presence of women on Artforum covers” (via the LA Times)
“The Americans are coming: Cuba prepares for an invasion of art dealers” (via The Independent)
“John Giorno’s Half-Century on the Bowery” (via the New York Times)
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