April 6, 2015: Artists Edward Snowden-Bomb Brooklyn Park & Richard Phillips Joins Dallas Contemporary’s Board

Closing This Week

In New York …

On Friday, April 10th, “Riitta Klint: new works” closes at Art Vitam.

In Paris …

On Saturday, April 11th, “Xavier Veilhan: Music” closes at Galerie Perrotin.

In Berlin …

On Friday, April 10th, “MUSE MUSE” closes at DITTRICH & SCHLECHTRIEM.

In Milan …

On Friday, April 10th, “Ali Kazma: Care” closes at Francesca Minini.
On Saturday, April 11th, “Kenneth Noland: Selected Works 1958–1980” closes at CARDI GALLERY.

In Hong Kong …

On Saturday, April 11th, “The Exempted” closes at Contemporary by Angela Li; “Zao Wou–Ki: Ink and Watercolor” closes at de Sarthe Gallery.
On Sunday, April 12th, “JR: A Survey Exhibition” closes at Galerie Perrotin.

Today’s Notable News

This morning in Brooklyn, Fort Greene Park’s Prison Ship Martyrs Monument received an update, when two New York artists affixed an unauthorized four-foot-high bust of Edward Snowden and accompanying name plate to the Revolutionary War monument. The bust, which took a collaborating LA-based sculptor six months and several thousand of the artists’ dollars to complete, can be removed without damaging the monument. However, the artists—who staged the sculptural intervention to draw parallels between the U.S.’s fight to establish the fourth amendment and Snowden’s attempts to uphold it—are prepared to make more Snowden busts.  (via ANIMAL)
—whose pop culture-based portraits have hung in MoMA, the Whitney, and the Tate Modern—has been chosen to join Dallas Contemporary’s board of directors, embodying the museum’s aim to put artists first by seeking collaborators outside of Dallas. (via Artforum)
As part of a total of $300,000 that the Leonore Annenberg Foundation Fellowship Fund for the Performing and Visual Arts has awarded to five emerging artists across a variety of disciplines, artist —who had a solo exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum in 2013—will receive a one-year grant of $50,000. This round of gifts brings the Fund’s paid or promised grants to over $5 million over the past eight years. (via the New York Times)

Best of Instagram

Via @mfaboston: “What does national identity mean to you? See how a selection of contemporary artists interpret the topic in our exhibition ‘National Pride (and Prejudice)’ through Sunday, April 12. Pictured: Detail of ‘Guernica to Wounded Knee,’ 2012, by Stan Natchez”
Via @diaartfoundation: “#DiaRecommends SPACE FORGETS YOU, a new exhibition of recent paintings and works on paper by @ElizabethDeeGallery on view through May 9.”
Via @publicartfund: “Starting to feel like Spring 💐🌈 # #DesireLines #publicart #CentralPark 📷 @tesscherie”

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