April 9, 2015: Reykjavík Mayor Taps Björk Exhibition & the Met Breuer Announces Its First Season at Former Whitney

Opening

In New York …

Check out our neighborhood guide to tonight’s NYC openings.

In Los Angeles … 

“Ann Gooding, Koojah Kim, Simon Rahimian, Parviz Yashar” opens at LA Artcore Brewery Annex; “Enrique Martínez Celaya: Lone Star” opens at L.A. Louver.

In London … 

“NASA Apollo 8 x 10” opens at Daniel Blau Gallery; “Y.Z. Kami: Paintings” opens at Gagosian Gallery.

In Paris …

Igor EškinjaMarco Godinho & Adam Vačkář: In my beginning is my end” opens at Galerie Alberta Pane; “Louis Cane: Barley Sugar” opens at Galerie Bernard Ceysson; “Jenni Holma: Masculin / Féminin – Double Standard” opens at Galerie Metropolis.

In Milan …

“James Irvine: An Englishman in Milan” opens at Museo Del Novecento; “Kitchens & Invaders” opens at Triennale Design Museum.

In São Paulo … 

SP-Arte 2015 opens at Pavilhão Ciccillo Matarazzo, Parque Ibirapuera, Portão 3, and runs through Sunday, April 12th.

Today’s Notable News

The Björk exhibition that has recently caused quite a stir may be heading to Reykjavík after it closes at MoMA on June 7th. The mayor of the Icelandic city is interested in mounting an altered version of the show, and the culture and tourism director is investigating logistics. (via The Art Newspaper)

Yesterday, the Met announced that the name of its new temporary outpost in the Whitney’s former building, a collaboration announced in 2011, will be The Met Breuer. The museum also unveiled its first season in the space, which will commence March 10th of next year and include a Kerry James Marshall retrospective, a Nasreen Mohamedi solo show, and rare works by Diane Arbus(via the New York Times)

Frieze New York 2015 has announced its talks program, which will explore the ways in which art world players challenge the boundaries of what audiences will accept in terms of art content. Jerry Saltz’s recent Facebook expulsion served as inspiration for the series, and the critic will feature in a conversation called “Ask Jerry.” In addition, artist Casey Jane Ellison will discuss female beauty and the respective directors of the Studio Museum in Harlem and the Brooklyn Museum will converse about the purpose of museums. (via ARTnews)

The Park Avenue Armory has enlisted Herzog & de Meuron to restore its Veterans Room, originally designed by Tiffany & Co. in the late 19th century. The restoration is part of a $200 million overall modernization project that has been underway since January. (via the New York Times)

Sweden’s National Museum in Stockholm has named Danish design firm Henning Larsen Architects as the designer of its new branch in Östersund. The design, planned to be completed in 2018, will be a distinctive wooden structure and will share a site with the Jamtli Museum. (via Dezeen)

Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts has announced that following the upcoming retirement of Malcolm Rogers, its new director will be Matthew Teitelbaum, the current director and CEO of Toronto’s Art Gallery of Ontario. (via the New York Times)

Doreen Bolger has announced that she will retire from her position as director of the Baltimore Museum of Art, which she has held for 17 years. During her tenure at the institution, Bolger spearheaded efforts toward free admission, fostered the careers of local up-and-coming artists, and increased the museum’s endowment by nearly 100 percent. (via The Baltimore Sun)

With a major expansion set to begin in two months, the Bass Museum of Art in Miami Beach has added seven new members to its board, which is now 27-strong. (via Artforum)

Best of Instagram

Via @the_adaa: “The most significant collection of #JosephBeuys multiples ever shown in New York is currently on view @miandn & includes ‘Capri Battery,’ pictured here. This was one of the last multiples that Beuys created.”

Via @suealexleo: “. feeling so zombie this week .”

Via @manacontemporary: “We recently collaborated with Armitage Gone! Dance, Mana’s resident Dance company, to contribute to the ‘Silence Was Golden’ campaign, an ongoing public art project by Public Delivery.”

Good Reads

Preservation or plunder? The battle over the British Museum’s Indigenous Australian show(via The Guardian)

At OCMA: a history of attempting to build—but at what cost?(via the LA Times)

The digital artist who’s dating a teddy bear(via Dazed Digital)

Ponder Your Multiple Personalities, Get More Creative(via Hyperallergic)

Want to catch up with the rest of this week’s news? Review past Daily Digests here.

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