December 17, 2014: India and Pakistan to Share a Pavilion at the Venice Biennale, Navajo Nation Buys Back Artifacts at Paris Auction, and Paul Cadmus’ Birthday

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Dec 18, 2014 1:30PM


In New York … “Ann Aspinwall: Recent Screenprints” opens at Garvey | Simon Art Access; “Jeanette Hayes: This American Life” opens at 55 Gansevoort.


In New York … “Yangmi Kim, Jina Yu” closes at  Able Fine Art NY Gallery; “We Tell Stories” closes at School of Visual Arts’s Chelsea Gallery.

In London … Silver” closes at Frith Street Gallery.

In Berlin … “Thomas Gatzemeier, Horst Kistner: Himmel & Leib” closes at Michaela Helfrich Galerie.

Today’s Notable News

Challenging the long-standing conflict between their homelands, Indian artist Shilpa Gupta and Pakistani artist Rashid Rana will share a pavilion at the Venice Biennale, opening in May 2015, for a joint exhibition titled “My East is Your West.” (via The Art Newspaper) 

Last seen at auction in 1936, Vue sur L’Estaque et Le Château d’If by Paul Cézanne will be included in Christie’s Impressionist and Modern Evening Sale in London on February 4th, 2015; the painting is estimated to sell for £8-12 million. (via ARTnews) 

The Navajo Nation bought back seven sacred masks at auction in Paris, in an effort to reclaim artifacts stolen from the tribe. Navajo Nation Vice President Rex Lee Jim traveled to Paris for the sale, which the U.S. Embassy had previously requested be called off due to the sensitive cultural import of the items. (via Art Market Monitor)

Best of Instagram

Via @massmoca: “‘When artists make art, they shouldn’t question whether it is permissible to do one thing or another.’ - Sol LeWitt. (Wall Drawing #880, 1998)”

Artist of the Day

American artist Paul Cadmus was born on this day in 1904. Cadmus is best known for his sexually charged etchings of (often nude) young men, attracting criticism for depicting homosexual themes at a time when it was not widely accepted in society. 

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