December 9, 2014: The National Gallery Appoints First Female Chair, Helly Nahmad Released from Prison Early, and Swizz Beatz Plans an NYC Artists’ Club
In New York …“Warriors and Mothers: Epic Mbembe Art” opens at The Metropolitan Museum of Art; “Rashaad Newsome: L.egends, S.tatements, S.tars” opens at Marlborough Gallery; Juan Muñoz opens at Marian Goodman Gallery; and Oriane Stender gives a talk at Trestle Gallery.
Today’s Notable News
Beginning next August, documentary filmmaker and writer Hannah Rothschild will become the first female chair of the National Gallery in London. (via The Guardian)
Leading art dealer Helly Nahmad has been released from prison and moved to a halfway house in the Bronx, after serving less than half of his one-year sentence for running an illegal gambling operation out of his Manhattan apartment. (via New York Observer)
Inspired by his experience at Art Basel in Miami Beach, Swizz Beatz has expressed interest in creating a club for artists in New York’s Meatpacking District. (via Page Six)
Graffiti artist Demz was hit by a police car after being caught painting on private property in Miami this weekend, and is now in critical condition. (via artnet News)
Prospect New Orleans, the citywide exhibition which was formerly called a biennial despite some hiccups in execution, has been officially renamed a triennial, in an effort to solidify its future schedule. (via ARTnews)
Best of Instagram
“Women Artists Dominate in Art Basel Miami Beach’s Sculpture Park” (via Hyperallergic)
“Miami Enjoys a Boom in Public Art—But at What Cost?” (via The Art Newspaper)
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