April 3, 2015: Pace Announces Eight-Story Expansion & Christian Jankowski Wins Finkenwerder Art Prize

Daily Digest: Top Art News
Apr 3, 2015 10:37PM


In New York …

Maple Sunset, 2013
Louis B. James
Set for Frida and Diego, 2015
Muriel Guépin Gallery

Lutz Bacher: For the People of New York City” opens at Greene Naftali Gallery; “David J. Merritt: Flesh of My Flesh” opens at KANSAS; “Jeremy Couillard: Out of Body Experience Clinic” opens at Louis B. James; “Heartbeats, Hard-ons, and Freak Outs” opens at Marlborough Broome Street; “One-Way Ticket: Jacob Lawrence’s Migration Series and Other Works” opens at MoMA; “Yoon Lee: New Work” opens at Pierogi; “Recycle Group: Heaven Carrier” opens at Richard Taittinger Gallery; “Program,” with works by Alex Bag, Marc Hundley, and Santiago Sierra, opens at Team Gallery; “Nancy Lupo: Not S.A.D.” opens at Wallspace; “Joe Brittain: Intercourse” opens at Catinca Tabacaru Gallery; “The Pagans” opens at Friday Studio Gallery; “Alison Veit: Say It With a Black Rose” opens at Room East.

On Saturday, April 4th, “No Woman, No Cry” opens at Muriel Guépin Gallery; “Gereon Krebber: Limbic Turn” opens at Cindy Rucker Gallery; “Collagist/ish” opens at Essex Flowers; “This One’s For You” opens at International Center of Photography; “Ari Marcopoulos: L1032015” and “Tony Cox & Matthew Ronay: Outer Loop” open at Marlborough Chelsea; “Athanasios Argianas: Swimmer’s Arms Are Oars” opens at On Stellar Rays; “Jasmine Murrell: Some Impossibility Without A Name” opens at Open Source Gallery; “Shanna Maurizi: Dark Space” opens at Songs for Presidents; “Il Lee: New Prints,” “Gwenn Thomas: Moments of Place” and “Filipe Roche da Silva: Wool Drawing” open at Art Projects International; “Elizabeth Orr: Loss Lead” opens at Bodega; Caitlin Macbride opens at Chapter NY; “Trudy Benson: Shapes of Things” opens at Lisa Cooley.

In Los Angeles …

Untitled, 2013
Cherry and Martin
Hashtag Crayons, 2015
Fabien Castanier Gallery

“Jerry Hsu: A Love Like Mine Is Hard to Find” opens at Slow Culture.

On Saturday, April 4th, “Luke Newton: OFF THE SHELF” opens at Fabien Castanier Gallery; Bernard Piffaretti opens at Cherry and Martin; “Ken Gonzales-Day: Run Up” opens at Luis De Jesus Los Angeles; “NO BODY NO SOUL,” with works by Jake Cruzen and Dena Yago opens at Young Art; “Other Ways & Means,” with works by Kasper Bosmans, Kristen Van Deventer, Antonio Vega, Annette Kelm, opens at Marc Foxx Gallery.

On Sunday, April 5th, Andrew Gbur opens at Team Gallery.

In London … “MR PENFOLD: ‘Tabs, Butts and Dog Ends’” opens at The Graffiti Life Gallery; Stefania Batoeva opens at Supplement.

On Sunday, April 5th, “Gordon Shrigley: Project for an Unidentified Political Object” opens at IMT Gallery.

In Paris … “La passion selon Carol Rama” opens at Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris.

On Saturday, April 4th, “Amy Jean Porter: Social Butterflies” opens at Gleichapel.

In Berlin … Jose Maria Sert opens at xavierlaboulbenne.

On Saturday, April 4th, “Augustin Rebetez: arrière-tête (mécanismes)” opens at FELDBUSCHWIESNER Galerie; Dorothy Iannone opens at Rumpsti Pumsti (Musik); “Catherine Biocca and Juliacks: Meeting 4D/Architecture of an Atom” opens at Silberkuppe.

In Milan … “Ignazio Mortellaro: Abolito il Cielo” opens at Bad New Business.

In Beijing Timur Si-Qin: Biogenic Mineral” opens at Magician Space; “Zhao Gang: The Road to Serfdom” opens at Ullens Center for Contemporary Art.

On Saturday, April 4th, “The Chinese Photobook” opens at Ullens Center for Contemporary Art.

In Tokyo … Richard Prince: New Portraits” opens at Blum & Poe.

Today’s Notable News

Untitled, 1990
Pace Gallery

Pace Gallery has announced that a significant redesign is in store for its flagship gallery on West 25th Street in Chelsea. In a design by Bonetti/Kozerski Studio to be developed by Weinberg Properties, the gallery will span 40,000 square feet across five floors of an eight-story building, with indoor and outdoor gallery and event spaces, private viewing rooms, and a public library of its collection. (via PACE)

Next month, a single sale at Sotheby’s will include at least six works by Monet, estimated to bring in over $78 million. Spanning from the 1870s to the 1910s, the works are highly sought-after, according to the auction house, because they are iconic—waterlilies and seaside views are included—come from well-respected private owners, and are new to market. (via artnet News)

The Eye of Dubai, 2012
Petzel Gallery
Night Lamps, 2014
Proyectos Monclova

The Kunsthaus Hamburg has awarded its €20,000 Finkenwerder Art Prize—established to celebrate outstanding contemporary art contributions in Germany—to artist Christian Jankowski, whose conceptual video, installation, and performance works address art world structures and media representation. Jankowski, who is also chief curator of 2016’s Manifesta 11 in Zürich, will unveil a new work when he is awarded the prize this June. (via artnet News)

In the latest episode of an ongoing saga, a California court has ruled against the Norton Simon Museum’s attempts to dismiss a claim by the heirs of Jewish art dealer Jacques Goudstikker to Cranach’s Adam and Eve (ca. 1530). According to the court, what the museum claimed to be an expired limitations period renews in such an instances of new ownership of stolen property, and furthermore, that art-theft victims’ rights to argue their cases should outweigh any inconvenience to institutions. (via The Art Newspaper)

Washington D.C.’s National Gallery of Art announced yesterday that it has chosen C.D. Dickerson as curator and head of sculpture and decorative arts at the museum. 39-year-old Dickerson will be the Gallery’s youngest ever full-time curator and comes to the post as a former graduate curatorial intern at the NGA, as well as curator of European Art at Kimbell Art Museum. (via The Washington Post)

Dia Art Foundation has acquired La Monte Young and Marian Zazeela’s collaborative minimalist music installation “Dream House”—which has been in search of a permanent home since the ’80s—and will display an updated version of it in Chelsea for four months beginning this June. Dia hopes to show the piece on a more long-term basis once its new site on West 22nd street is built. (via the New York Times)

Best of Instagram

Via cultured_mag: “Stop by @McNallyJackson tonight where artist Teresita Fernandez discusses her @MASSMoCA exhibition. It’s the perfect primer for our April/May issue featuring the artist in conversation with architect David Adjaye.” @Teresita.Fernandez @LehmannMaupin

Via @pacegallery: “‘Tuttle uses textiles…to open our eyes and our senses.’—@newyorkobserver. Last chance to see Richard Tuttle’s monumental textile installation on view in @tatemodern’s iconic Turbine Hall through next Monday, April 6.”

Via @metmuseum: “‘Discovering Japanese Art: American Collectors and the Met,’ on view through September 27, showcases more than 200 masterworks of every medium. Suzuki Kiitsu (Japanese, 1796–1858). Morning Glories (detail), early 19th century. #metmuseum #DiscoveringJapaneseArt

Good Reads

Art After Social Media in Cambodia(via Rhizome)

‘Gluten Free Museum’ strikes all that pesky wheat from world-famous art(via The Daily Dot)

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