December 11, 2014: Jochen Volz to Curate 2016 São Paolo Biennial, Guggenheim Bilbao’s Contract Extended 20 Years, and the Met’s Chair of Drawings and Paintings Steps Down

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Dec 11, 2014 9:20PM


In New York …

Douglas Gordon: Phantom” opens at Gagosian’s Park & 75 gallery

Ricardo Gonzalez: Rot Open in Bliss” opens at Asya Geisberg Gallery

Norbert Brunner: Choose to Believe” and “Diggs & Hillel: Harlem” open at Claire Oliver

Michael Kenna: Oh the Places You’ll Go!” opens at Robert Mann Gallery

A solo exhibition of work by Hilary Berseth and “The Actual,” featuring works by Marsha Cottrell, Sara Cwynar, Jessica Eaton, John Houck, Jason Kalogiros, and Miranda Lichtenstein, open at Eleven Rivington

Sebastião Salgado: Genesis” opens at Yancey Richardson Gallery

“David Weiss: Works, 1968-1979” opens at Swiss Institute

Stephan Zirwes and Marco Guglielmino: Aerial and Light” open at Krause Gallery

“On The Benefits Of Delayed Gratification,” with works by Mikkel Carl, Steven Cox, and Russell Taylor, opens at Ana Cristea Gallery

Luisa Rabbia: Drawing” opens at Peter Blum Gallery

Elise Adibi: Substance” and “Rear Window Treatment,” with works by Brad Phillips, Betty Tompkins, and William E. Jones, among others, open at Louis B. James

Julio Alan Lepez opens at Artemisa Gallery

AICAD presents “Miss Universe,” a one-night group exhibition of this semester’s New York Studio Residents

“10th Annual Small Works Show” opens at 440 Gallery

“Aleksander Johan Andreassen: Stille Dag (Silent Day)” opens at AC Institute

Mark DeLong and Sarah Gamble open a joint exhibition at Edward Thorp Gallery;

“Women Only” opens at Flomenhaft Gallery

Goldschmied & Chiari: Untitled Portraits” opens at Kristen Lorello

Caroline Larsen: Palm Flora” opens at Mulherin

In London … Murray Fredericks: Recent Work” opens at Hamiltons Gallery; Jannis Kounellis opens at Sprovieri.

In Los Angeles … Roland Reiss: Floral Paintings and Miniatures” opens at Diane Rosenstein; Gillian Wearing opens at Regen Projects.

Today’s Notable News

Legendary New York painter Jane Freilicher has passed away. (via Artforum)

Independent has released the list of galleries that will mount exhibitions when the art fair returns to New York during Armory Week in March 2015. Among them are New York’s C L E A R I N G,  Artists Space, Gavin Brown’s Enterprise, and Fergus McCaffrey, Berlin’s NEU, Peres Projects, and Sprüth Magers, and London’s Maureen Paley. (via ARTnews)

The Art Show has also announced the list of exhibitors for its 2015 edition at the Park Avenue Armory, including a suite of solo presentations of female artists in their nineties—Etel Adnan at Galerie Lelong, the late Jane Freilicher at Tibor de Nagy, and Saloua Raouda Choucair at CRG Gallery—and a group of thematic exhibitions, among them Group ZERO artists presented by Dominique Lévy Gallery and egg tempera masterworks at ACA Galleries. (via ArtfixDaily)

The Guggenheim Bilbao’s contract with the Guggenheim Foundation has been extended for 20 years; the Spanish museum has also acquired two works by Yoko Ono and announced its 2015 exhibition schedule, which includes retrospectives of Niki de Saint-Phalle and Jeff Koons. (via ARTnews, The Art Newspaper)

After serving 21 years as chair of the The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s drawings and prints department, George R. Goldner will step down from the position next month to pursue private art advising. Department curator Nadine M. Orenstein will take his place as chair. (via The New York Times)

In Guggenheim news, the museum is looking for volunteer readers to participate in February’s On Kawara retrospective, which will include a three-month-long live reading of his One Million Years. (via Hyperallergic)

Serpentine Galleries’ head of programs Jochen Volz has been named curator of the 2016 São Paulo Biennial. (via artnet News)

Christodoulos Panayiotou has been chosen by curator Omar Kholeif to represent Cyprus at the 2015 Venice Biennale. (via Artforum)

Israeli architect Moshe Safdie has been awarded the AIA Gold Medal, the highest annual honor given by the American Institute of Architects. (via FastCo Design)

Artist Martha Wilson and curator Christine Tohme have been named winners of the 2015 Audrey Irmas Award for Curatorial Excellence, and will split the $25,000 prize awarded by Bard College’s Center for Curatorial Studies. (via Art in America)

Best of Instagram

Via @wmag: “Previewing the newly renovated @CooperHewitt museum, which opens to the public tomorrow, with @Instagram. #EmptyCooperHewitt”

Good Reads

Shanghai Biennale Reveals China at a Crossroads(via Art in America)

Douglas Gordon Delays, While Hélène Grimaud Creates Cascades of Sound(via New York Observer)

Envisioning a Museum, the Sky’s the Limit: In Miami, the Bramans Plan the Institute of Contemporary Art(via The New York Times)

Artist of the Day

Born on this day in 1890, American painter Mark Tobey
fused Eastern influence with the burgeoning Abstract Expressionist movement. His “white writing” technique incorporated a symbolic vocabulary into his otherwise abstract paintings.

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