February 20, 2015: Ken Griffin Gives MCA Chicago $10 Million & Faggionati Closes Shop to Work for David Zwirner
In New York … “Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic” opens at the Brooklyn Museum; “Julia Dault: Maker’s Mark” opens at Marianne Boesky Gallery; “Paula Hayes: Morning Glory” opens at Salon 94; “Harm van den Dorpel: Just - in - Time” opens at American Medium; “Martin Soto Climent: The Contemporary Comedy: Glossy Mist” opens at Clifton Benevento; Günther Förg opens at Greene Naftali Gallery; “Mark Masyga: Lost Horizon” opens at Front Room Gallery; “JPW3: I drive and I think and I look, but I don’t know. Lanquidity” opens at MARTOS GALLERY; David Korty opens at Wallspace; “6 x 6,” featuring Sandra Ono, Skye Gilkerson, and more, opens at Transmitter; “Here There, Acá Allá 2015” opens at 601 Artspace; “James Fotopoulos: The Given” opens at Microscope Gallery; “Pablo Power: A Circle Unbroken: Tributes in Pattern” opens at NO ROMANCE Galleries; “Arlan Huang: Swimming Awkward Moment” opens at Trestle Gallery.
On Saturday, February 21st, “The Color and the Fury: 10 Years of Jonathan LeVine Gallery,” featuring commissioned limited edition prints by 10 artists, paraphernalia from the gallery’s history, and free ice cream sandwiches, opens at Jonathan LeVine Gallery; “Andrew Kuo and Scott Reeder: It Gets Beta” and “Lauren Luloff: Water Vessels” open at Marlborough Chelsea (Andrew Kuo and Scott Reeder’s nightclub “Thinkers” opens at Marlborough Broome Street); “Brad Troemel: On View: Selections From the Troemel Collection” opens at Zach Feuer; “Augustus Thompson: Woolgather” opens at 55 Gansevoort; Leo Gabin opens at Elizabeth Dee; “Michael Pribich: Labor Days” opens at Cuchifritos Gallery; “Yevgeniya Baras: Of Things Soothsaid and Spoken” and “Liv Aanrud: Ravel Ravel” open at Steven Harvey Fine Art Projects.
On Sunday, February 22nd, “Thiago Rocha Pitta: Temporal Maps of a Non Sedimented Land” opens at Marianne Boesky Gallery; “Margo Wolowiec: Corrections and Exposures” and “Matthew Darbyshire: Suite” open at Lisa Cooley; “Vivienne Griffin: She Said” opens at Bureau; “Kay Rosen: This Means War” and “The problem today is not the other but the self,” featuring Doug Ashford, Andy Coolquitt, Lena Henke, and more, open at Ludlow 38; “Amie Siegel | Carlos Motta: Ornament” opens at Simon Preston Gallery; Florian Meisenberg opens at Simone Subal Gallery; “Tamar Halpern: My Voice at the Pace of Drifting Clouds” opens at On Stellar Rays; “Hayley Silverman: Unmanned Lander” opens at bodega.
In Los Angeles … “Provocations: The Architecture and Design of Heatherwick Studio,” featuring works by Thomas Heatherwick and his studio, opens at the Hammer Museum; “The Border Again” opens at Human Resources LA; “Mike & Tim Biskup: Big Butter: A Step Felt In Full” opens at Slow Culture.
On Saturday, February 21st, “Some Stew You Got Inside Your Plastic Bag, and You Always Organize the Parts So Close,” featuring works by Brian Belott, Noam Rappaport, and Eric Mack, opens at OHWOW Gallery; “Thomas Burke: New Paintings” and “Cole Case: Works on Paper” open at Western Project; “Dennis Koch: Catch-22 X Two” opens at Luis De Jesus Los Angeles; “Jon Pylypchuk: Feed Your Baby Valium” and Sean Landers open at China Art Objects Galleries; Monique Van Genderen and Brad Eberhard open at Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects; “Anthony Giannini: Field Manual: Confinement & Image Violence” opens at Harmony Murphy Gallery; “A sum other than its parts, parts of some,” featuring works by Alison O’Daniel, Jason Starr, and Luke Mastny, opens at agency; “Anne Seidman: The Move” and “Karen Woods: From Here” open at George Billis Gallery; Brendan Fowler opens at Richard Telles Fine Art.
On Sunday, February 22nd, “Robert Williams: SLANG Aesthetics!” and “20 Years Under the Influence of Juxtapoz” open at Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery; Patrick Rock opens at The Pit; “Sampled,” featuring works by Raul de la Torre, Susan Feldman, Melanie Ciccone, and more, opens at Offramp Gallery.
On Saturday, February 21st, “Andrea Büttner and Brit Meyer” opens at Piper Keys; “Sarah Poots: One unit and the next” opens at Andor Gallery.
In Copenhagen … “Cali Thornhill Dewitt: Busted on the Hot Spot” opens at V1 Gallery.
In Berlin … On Saturday, February 21st, “basal,” featuring Julien Carreyn, Stuart Brisley, Vlado Martek, Merlin James, Michael Müller, Gerhard Rühm, and more, opens at Aanant & Zoo; “Daniele Buetti: FLAGS” opens at FELDBUSCHWIESNER; “Tobias Sjöberg: State of Conservation” opens at Grimmuseum; “Rolf-Gunter Dienst: Hommages” opens at Kunstsaele; “Liu Xia: A photographer from China” opens at Martin-Gropius-Bau; “Seiji Morimoto: Breathing Garden” opens at Rumpsti Pumsti (Musik); “Steven Schoch: Stand-up Philosophy” opens at STATE OF THE ART at 8 p.m.
On Sunday, February 22nd, “Marcel Dzama: UNE DANSE DES BOUFFONS (or A JESTER’S DANCE)” opens at KW Institute for Contemporary Art.
In Milan … “Catharine Ahearn: NO SOAP RADIO” opens at Peep-Hole.
In Tokyo … On Saturday, February 21st, “Tsuruko Yamazaki: un-/untitled” opens at Take Ninagawa; “Michael Toenges: Paintings and Paperworks” opens at taguchi fine art, ltd.; “Louvre Museum: Genre Painting – Scenes from Daily Life” opens at The National Art Center, Tokyo.
Today’s Notable News
Hauser & Wirth is set to open permanent residence in Chelsea to replace their current, temporary home on 18th street. (via Artforum)
Esteemed London dealer and gallery owner Gérard Faggionati will close his gallery after 22 years to join the team at David Zwirner. (via the New York Times)
The Roy Lichtenstein Foundation has given Artstor a $75,000 award to support the organization’s initiative to digitally document contemporary art. (via artdaily)
Asia Society Texas Center has created a new curatorial position endowed by a $1.5 million gift, the largest the institution has ever received. (via Market Wired)
Reports are in from the fourth edition of Miami’s Art Wynwood fair, which saw over 35,000 international visitors and collectors last weekend. (via Artfix Daily)
The Santa Monica Museum of Art is struggling to survive in the city of Santa Monica and may have to relocate. The Museum will stay in its current space at Bergamot Station at least until the summer. (via the LA Times)
The issue of sexism in art gallery representation has troubled many for years. Although there has been some positive change, 2015 still shows low numbers for female clients in top galleries. (via Hyperallergic)
Best of Instagram
Via @klausbiesenbach: “my colleague lynda zuckerman and her team performed magic: the stuffing inside the beak had given in, and the glove leather of the beak needed some TLC, In terms of the dress the wrinkles were steamed out - twice actually - and it began to look more it looked like when it made its original statement in 2001?..... soon on view at @bjork at @themuseumofmodernart happy oscar weekend”
“When Arty Music Videos Rip Off Artists” (via Hyperallergic)
“13 Metro Stations That Are Works of Art” (via Huffington Post)
“A Pair of NYC Exhibitions Examine Chinese American History, Past and Present” (via New York Observer)
Artist of the Day
Born on this day in 1902, Ansel Adams is perhaps one of the most famous names in photography. A founder of Group f/64, he was a champion of “straight” photography, capturing the natural world as it objectively appeared, usually in striking black-and-white, without the hazy distortions of pictorialism. Perhaps unsurprisingly, the majestic landscapes Adams captured held profound, personal importance for him: in addition to being a formidable artist, he was also actively involved in environmental conservation efforts. Amidst the current milieu of rising environmental concern, his stunning photographs seem a call to action now more than ever.
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