April 7, 2015: NADA Miami Beach Moves House & the Edward Snowden Monument Continues

Daily Digest: Top Art News
Apr 7, 2015 9:43PM


In New York …

CNC Irg blue white circle, 2015
Untitled, 2014
Untitled Large Glass, 2014

Oren Pinhassi opens at 55 Gansevoort; “Please Excuse Our Appearance,” with works by Wilder Alison, Irena Jurek, Graham Hamilton, Daniel Heidkamp, Brian Belott, Nathaniel de Large, and Rose Marcus, among others opens at 247365; “Angela Christine Smith: Augmented Her: AFAIK;ATM” opens at Viridian Artists; “Steven Warnick: Everything is Plural,” “Ethan Shippee: Dead on Arrival,” Elissa Harvey and Zoë Davis, and “Michael C. Logan: Basic Business” open at the Cooper Union.

In London …

“Mayumi Mori, Leni Kauffman, Oliver O’Keeffe: 52 Words a Year” opens at Nancy Victor Gallery.

Today’s Notable News


Aspen artist community Anderson Ranch has announced the details of its upcoming Featured Artists & Conversations series, which will run for eight weeks this summer and feature collectors, curators, critics, museum executives, and artists in panels and lectures. Artists in this year’s line-up include Frank Stella, Alec Soth, Hank Willis Thomas, Ryan Trecartin, Trevor Paglen, Arlene Shechet, McArthur Binion, Enrique Martínez Celaya, and Lizzie Fitch. (via ARTnews)

NADA Miami Beach is moving to a new space for its 2015 edition; the art fair will be held in a ballroom in the Fontainebleau Hotel, a choice made not for expansion purposes (the fair will not be any larger than in the past) but for the space’s greater proximity to the concurrent Art Basel. (via ARTnews)

After yesterday’s illegally placed Edward Snowden bust was promptly removed by Brooklyn authorities, Illuminator Art Collective temporarily recreated the sculpture using a light projection and a cloud of smoke, to assert the enduring spirit of Snowden’s activism. (via Hyperallergic)

The director of collections and exhibitions at Atlanta’s High Museum, David A. Brenneman, will leave his post to become the new director of the Indiana University Art Museum. In his new role, which will begin on July 1st, Brenneman—who received France’s prestigious Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres in 2008—will spearhead diversity initiatives and work with international peers to secure high-quality exhibitions for the museum. (via IU Newsroom)

Best of Instagram

Via @britishmuseum: “This artwork in Room 24 explores our approach to health in Britain today. The piece incorporates a lifetime supply of prescribed drugs knitted into two lengths of fabric, illustrating the medical stories of one woman and one man”

Via @pacegallery: “Robert Irwin’s ‘Cacophonous,’ an exhibition featuring eight new fluorescent light works, opens this Friday at 534 West 25th Street. Come on down for the opening reception on Thursday evening from 6 to 8 p.m.”

Via @sikkemajenkins: “***Opening Reception*** for ERIN SHIRREFF: ‘Arm’s Length’ | April 17, 6-8PM.”

Good Reads

Artist of the Day

Born on this day in 1883, Italian painter Gino Severini spent his time floating between Rome and Paris and, through his acquaintance with Georges BraqueJuan GrisAmedeo Modigliani, and Pablo Picasso, carved a road for artistic collaboration between Italy and France. Severini is well-known for his association with futurism, to which he took an innovative approach, frequently highlighting the dancer rather than the machine to represent action and dynamism.

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