August 21, 2014: Gwangju Biennial President Resigns after Censorship Debate, LACMA Joins Snapchat, and Aubrey Beardsley’s Birthday

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Aug 21, 2014 6:19PM

Opening Tonight

Samuel Jablon opens at Freight + Volume.

Tiong Ang, Guglielmo Achille Cavellini, Carlos Ferraris, Greg Kwiatek, and Walter Robinson open at LYNCH THAM 


Kate Ericson and Mel Ziegler close August 22 at Galerie Perrotin

“The Institutionists” and “Small” close August 24 at The Drawing Center. 

Olaf Breuning’s “Clouds,” an installation sponsored by the Public Art Fund, closes August 24 at Doris C. Freedman Plaza. 

Today’s Notable News

Annette Schönholzer, director of new initiatives at Art Basel, announced she will be leaving the organization this month. (via The Art Newspaper)

A man vandalized the Jeff Koons retrospective at the Whitney Museum on Wednesday by splashing red paint on a wall and signing it below. (via New York Times)

Lee Yong-woo, founding member and president of the Gwangju Biennial Foundation, has resigned following a censorship debacle between the exhibition’s organizers and the Gwangju city government. The issue stemmed from a work by Hong Seong-dam that depicts the South Korean president Park Geun-hye being attacked by the families of victims in the MV Sewol ferry disaster. (via The Art Newspaper)

LACMA is the first museum to join the popular photo sharing app, Snapchat. (via Hyperallergic)

Best of Instagram

Via @moscerina: “Happy 2000th, Augustus! #meetrome #arapacis” 

Good Reads

Moscow Exhibition Explores The Post-Cold-War Era’s Impact on Art” A conversation with Kate Fowle, curator of the Garage Museum of Contemporary Art in Moscow. (via Forbes)

The birth of Impressionism calculated to the nearest minute” (via The Art Newspaper)

Artist of the Day

Aubrey Beardsley, a pioneer of the Aesthetic Movement, was born on this day in 1872. His Japanese-inspired ink drawings often depicted grotesque and erotic themes. Beardsley also contributed to the Art Nouveau movement, which you can explore more in the “Art Nouveau” category on Artsy. 

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