February 13, 2015: Sotheby’s Plans Carnival Auction, ICP Chief Curator Steps Down, and Performa Creates Curatorial Fellowship Program

Daily Digest: Top Art News
Feb 2, 2015 12:00AM

Opening

In New York …
Anton van Dalen: New Works and the Avenue A Cut-Out Theatre” opens at P.P.O.W; “John Zurier: West of the Future” opens at Peter Blum Gallery; “Ernesto Burgos, Alex Eagleton, Brock Enright” Thanks. Thank U” opens at helper; Carolee Schneemann opens at The Artist's Institute; “Chris Gonyea: From Ashes” and “Jaanika Peerna: Light Matter” open at Kentler International Drawing Space; “Irreverent: A Celebration of Censorship” opens at Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art; Jason Karolak opens at McKenzie Fine Art Inc.

On Saturday, February 14th, “Wave & Particle” opens at Ronald Feldman Fine Arts; “Alfredo Jaar: Shadows” opens at Galerie Lelong.

On Sunday, February 15th, “Jon Kessler’s Gifts” opens at Salon 94; Landon Metz opens at James Fuentes; Klemens Gasser & Tanja Grunert host an artist talk with Tal Eshed and curator Mitra Khorasheh on Eshed’s exhbition FRAGILE.

In Los Angeles … On Saturday, February 14th, “Hannah Perry: Always” opens at Steve Turner; David Musgrave opens at Marc Foxx Gallery.

In London … Brian Clarke: Spitfires and Primroses” opens at Pace Gallery

On Saturday, February 14th, Marlie Mul opens at Vilma Gold; “Sue Tompkins: Before After” opens at YOUNG TEAM HQ.

In Paris … On Saturday, February 14th, Heimo Zobernig opens at Galerie Chantal Crousel.

In Berlin … Nona Garcia opens at ARNDT.

On Saturday, February 14th, Anders Kjellesvik opens at  Galerie Michael Janssen; “Fiona Banner \ Ann-Sofi Sidén” opens at Galerie Barbara Thumm; “Vlatka Horvat: Immeasurables” opens at Zak | Branicka.

Today’s Notable News

Last night’s contemporary evening art sale at Phillip’s London realized $4.5 million for Ai Weiwei’s Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads (2010) while the total profits from the auction reached $27 million. (via Artforum)

Next month in London, Sotheby’s will stage a ‘carnivalesque auction experience’ with its exhibition “Bear Witness” to auction off the collector’s various items that range from inexpensive knick-knacks to art by Mark Rothko and Georg Baselitz. (via The Guardian)

Performa will create a new curatorial fellowship program with a recently received $460,000 grant. (via Artforum)

Due to cuts in its operating budget, the Carnegie Museum of Art has let seven of its employees go. (via Pittsburg Post-Gazette)

The International Center of Photography has announced that Brian Wallis, its deputy director and chief curator, will leave the institution at the end of the month. (via Artforum)

Bill Millis has gifted Norman Rockwell’s Boy and Girl Gazing at the Moon (Puppy Love) (1926) to the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, Mass. (via the New York Times)

Best of Instagram

Cookie Monster leaves Sesame Street to follow NYC’s museum circuit. (via @guggenheim, @themuseumofmodernart, @metmuseum, and @sesamestreet)

Good Reads

Art History’s Greatest Kisses(via BBC Culture)

A Museum Where You Can Go To Drink Beer(via FastCo Design)

Graffiti Artist ‘Faust’ Draws Calligraphic Messages on Snow-Covered Cars in New York City(via Colossal)

Artist Asim Waqif Wants Your Art-Related Trash(via Blouin Artinfo)

Terracotta Warrior Lantern Sculptures Glow in Sydney for Chinese New Year(via My Modern Met)

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