December 9, 2014: The National Gallery Appoints First Female Chair, Helly Nahmad Released from Prison Early, and Swizz Beatz Plans an NYC Artists’ Club

Daily Digest: Top Art News
Dec 9, 2014 9:45PM


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.

In London … “Julie Verhoeven: Whiskers Between My Legs” opens at ICA; an exhibition of selections from the V-A-C collection by Fiona Banner opens at Whitechapel Gallery.

In Los Angeles … URBAN SENSUALITY” opens at Artspace Warehouse.


In New York … Kader Attia: Show your injuries” closes at Lehmann Maupin; “Robin Kang & Duhirwe Rushemeza: Danger Is In The Neatness of Identifications” closes at Catinca Tabacaru 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

Via @apartamentomagazine: “Donald Judd’s kitchen at his studio in 101 Spring street, NYC. Adam Yarinski from ARO tells us all about its restoration in the last issue of apartamento.”

Good Reads

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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