February 5, 2015: The Broad Museum To Open In the Fall, New Leadership for Paris Photo, and Israel Taps Tsibi Geva for the Venice Biennale

Daily Digest: Top Art News
Feb 5, 2015 9:57PM


In New York … Check out our neighborhood guide to tonight’s NYC openings.

In London …Meekyoung Shin: Painting Series” opens at HADA Contemporary.

In Paris … “Fritz Panzer & Michelangelo Penso: Interligne” opens at Galerie Alberta Pane.

In Milan …
Pier Paolo Calzolari: Cantata Bluia libro dore” opens as part of the “Wunderkammer” series at Riccardo Crespi.

In Mexico City … Material Art Fair opens at Auditorio Blackberry.

Today’s Notable News

The Broad, a new L.A. museum founded by mega-collectors Edythe and Eli Broad, is set to open its doors on September 20th (with a $10 preview on February 15th) beginning with a free exhibition that will show postwar and contemporary art from the founding couple’s massive collection. (via the Los Angeles Times)

Paris Photo and Paris Photo Los Angeles have named a new director and artistic director: respectively, Florence Bourgeois, senior vice president of the fair’s organizer Reed Exhibitions, and Christoph Wiesner, former senior director of Yvon Lambert. (via ARTnews)

MoMA will stage the first major institutional exhibition featuring Grete Stern and Horacio Coppola, with over 300 works by these preeminent artists of avant-garde film, photography, graphic design, and advertising, who are also considered to be pioneers of modern Latin American photography. (via ARTFIXdaily)

In London, Greenwich’s Old Royal Naval College’s Painted Hall, a magnificent example of the Baroque style in Britain, has begun to undergo a £7 million restoration, with initial surface treatment trials planned for this month. (via The Art Newspaper)

The Israeli Pavilion at this year’s Venice Biennale will be represented by artist Tsibi Geva; his sculptural installations and paintings will be featured in an exhibition titled “Archeology of the Present,” curated by Hadas Maor. (via ArtForum)

Former gallery director Leigh Morse, who was previously convicted of failing to notify beneficiaries of sales from artists’ estates, has onlypaid  just over 2% of the $1.7 million she owes in restitution. (via New York Post)

Best of Instagram

Via @pulseartfair: “We are handing over the PULSE Instagram for the next four days to our fearless and fabulous Director Helen Toomer | Follow along as she explores the galleries and fairs of Mexico City | #PULSEartfair #takeover”

Good Reads

Photographer Captures 100 Female Artists In Their Homes and Studios(via The Huffington Post)

Marilyn’s thighs, a wake-up call, and night-time women graffiti artists: this is Saudi Arabia(via The Art Newspaper)

Inside New York’s Art World: An Interview With Hilary Harkness(via The Huffington Post)

Artist of the Day

Born on this day in 1967 and 1956, respectively, artists Olafur Eliasson and Alfredo Jaar both employ practices that intervene in the spaces around them to provoke public awareness and reflection. While Eliasson focuses on spotlighting urban realities and enhancing urban space, Jaar reveals global socio-economic inequities and problematic political categorizations, such as using “America” to refer solely to the U.S. Though Eliasson is Danish-Icelandic and Jaar originally hails from Chile, both have deemed New York City an apt milieu for artistic intervention. 

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