April 17, 2015: Lawrence Lek Wins Converse x Dazed Award & A Curator Leaves Hong Kong’s M+ Three Years Before It Opens
In New York …
On Saturday, April 18th, “SEXƎƧ” opens at Rehs Contemporary; “
On Sunday, April 19th, “Lee Maida: Lit End” opens at Joe Sheftel Gallery; “Pam Lins: model, model, model” and “sorry, i’ve been trying to teach a peacock how to act” open at Rachel Uffner Gallery; “Rosa Aiello, Nadia Belerique,
In Los Angeles …
On Saturday, April 18th, “Anat Ebgi; “Jay Mark Johnson: WAVE LENGTHS” opens at William Turner Gallery; “KP Projects / MKG; Klowden Mann; “Artspace Warehouse; “KM Fine Arts.
In Houston …
“Rick Bartow: Things You Know But Cannot Explain” opens at Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art.
In London …
“Deutsche Börse Photography Prize 2015,” with works by Nikolai Bakharev, The Photographers’ Gallery; Vigo Gallery; “Tom Lovelace: This Way Up” opens at Flowers; “Christopher Doyle: No Glass Twice as Big as It Needs to Be” opens at Rossi & Rossi.
On Saturday, April 18th, “Ursula Burke, Archie Franks,
In Paris …
On Saturday, April 18th, “Valentina Liernur: ahhhhhhh” opens at Campoli Presti; “Marian Goodman Gallery; Galerie Perrotin.
In Stockholm ...
Market Art Fair 2015 opens at Liljevalchs, Djurgårdsvägen 60, and runs through Sunday, April 19th.
In Vienna …
In Berlin ...
On Saturday, April 18th, “Emer O’Brien: Contemporary Amnesia” opens at Laura Mars Gallery; “Grimmuseum.
In Humlebaek, Denmark …
Tobias Berger will leave his curatorial position at Hong Kong’s yet-to-open M+ museum to become head of art at the city’s forthcoming cultural center in its former Central Police Station, which is currently in the throes of redevelopment. (via The Art Newspaper)
Lawrence Lek has won this year’s £5,000 Converse x Dazed Emerging Artist Award, for which he was shortlisted in February. Lek’s winning project Unreal Estate functions as a video game that envisions the Royal Academy’s privatized and opulent future. (via Dazed Digital)
Reuniting after some two decades, The Barnes Foundation and The Violette de Mazia Foundation have announced plans to merge. The latter foundation will host its educational programs—which promote the formalist ideas of both foundations’ namesakes and of philosopher John Dewey—from the former’s current location. (via The Philadelphia Inquirer)
A total of 17 individuals and groups from various arts disciplines have been selected to receive subsidized rent on spaces largely situated in the Dumbo area of Brooklyn. Thanks to Two Trees Management Company, which has previously provided discounted space to other artists including
As part of an ongoing effort to keep stride with the contemporary, the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco has filled a new two-year position, assistant curator of contemporary art. Karin G. Oen, who has been named to the post, will join the museum in June following a curatorship at Dallas’s Crow Collection of Asian Art. (via artnet News)
The UK art world is still mourning the tragic death of Moira Gemmill, former head of design at The Victoria and Albert Museum, who passed away last week after being hit by a truck while bicycling to work. At the time of her passing, the 55-year-old had recently become the Royal Collection Trust’s director of capital programs, purportedly having been selected for the post by the Queen herself. (via artnet News)
Best of Instagram
Via @aperturenyc: “Party preparation. Exhibitions Manager Annette Booth hangs a wall of #
Via @britishmuseum: “Most Greek sculpture that survives from antiquity is carved from white marble, of which the Mediterranean has many natural sources. A relationship has often been assumed between the pure white of freshly cut marble and the idealism of Greek art. In fact, the opposite is true. Colour was intrinsic to ancient ideas of beauty…You can see this wonderful object in our exhibition #DefiningBeauty, until 5 July 2015.”
Via @jackshainman: “In honor of #FlashbackFriday here’s the first piece from Unbranded: A Century of White Women, 1915-2015’ is on view at both locations through May 23rd.”
“LACMA reframes its future with growing Hollywood ties” (via the LA Times)
“Art robot that buys MDMA released by authorities in the name of creative freedom” (via The Independent)
“I Visited the Tate (in Minecraft)” (via Hyperallergic)
“In the Spotlight, Harvard’s Rothkos Don’t Shine” (via Hyperallergic)
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