February 2, 2015: Converse x Dazed Release Shortlist for Emerging Artists Award, Michelangelo’s Only Metalworks Confirmed, and 10 Frank Lloyd Wright Designs Nominated to the UN’s World Heritage List

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Feb 2, 2015 8:58PM


In London … Charles March: Abstract and Intentional” opens at Hamiltons Gallery.

Today’s Notable News

The shortlist for the 5th annual Converse x Dazed Emerging Artists Award has been announced. The winner of the £5,000 prize will be chosen in April from a group of four solo artists and one duo—Jonathan Trayte, Lawrence Lek, Rachel Pimm, Tamsin Snow & Sarah Tynan, and Patrick Cole—who will each create site-specific works to be exhibited at The Royal Academy of Arts. Judges include Tim Marlow, the Royal Academy’s director of artistic programs; Glasgow International director Sarah McCrory; gallerist Javier Peres; Francesca Gavin, Dazed’s visual art editor; and artists Steven Claydon and José Parlá. (via Dazed)

In other Royal Academy news, the institution has received a joint £5 million grant from the Wohl Foundation, which it will split with London’s National Gallery. (via artnet News)

Two bronze statues have been newly attributed to Michelangelo, and are considered the master’s only surviving metal sculptures. (via The Art Newspaper)

Ten of Frank Lloyd Wright’s constructions, from residential homes across the U.S. to New York’s iconic Guggenheim Museum, have been nominated to join the United Nations’s World Heritage List. (via Architizer)

The plans for Armenia’s pavilion at the 2015 Venice Biennale were announced today. The exhibition, which will mark the 100th anniversary of the Armenian genocide, will feature 16 artists from the Armenian diaspora, among them Haig Aivazian, Mekhitar Garabedian, Nina Katchadourian, Rosana Palazyan, Sarkis, and Hrair Sarkissian. (via ARTnews)

Ballroom Marfa has named Laura Copelin as its new associate curator; Copelin joins the nonprofit after four years at L.A.’s Santa Monica Museum of Art. (via Artforum)

Best of Instagram

Via @guggenheim: “#OnKawara—Silence opens at the Guggenheim in 5 days on Friday, February 6. From the artist’s ‘Everyday Meditation’ series FEB. 2, 1970. Learn more at guggenheim.org/onkawara”

Good Reads

1911: Picasso and the ‘Eccentric’ Cubists(via the New York Times)

How Monet Became Blue Chip: The Language of Wealthy Art Buyers(via The Guardian)

Can Computers Interpret Art?(via Hyperallergic)

Van Gogh Paintings Turned Into Haute Couture(via Co.Design)

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