February 9, 2015: The Louvre Abu Dhabi Buys a Portrait of George Washington, Hans Mayer Wins the Art Cologne Prize, and Creative Time to Take Over Central Park

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Feb 25, 2015 12:00AM


In New York … “AIDS & ITS METAPHORS: An Evening of Poetry and Prose Readings,” featuring readings by Gregg Bordowitz, Timothy Duwhite, Pamela Sneed, Jessica Whitbread, and Lynne Tillman, opens at ISSUE Project Room at 7 p.m. 

In London …Henry Moore: Wunderkammer—Origin of Forms” opens at Gagosian Gallery, Davies Street.

Today’s Notable News

Creative Time will team up with the Central Park Conservancy this summer to present a mix of sculpture, performance, and interactive artworks in the NYC park, with pieces by David Levine, Spencer Finch, Ragnar Kjartansson, Lauri Stallings, and Marc Bamuthi Joseph. (via T Magazine)

The Louvre Abu Dhabi has acquired a portrait of George Washington, painted in 1822 by Gilbert Stuart. (via The Wall Street Journal)

London’s V&A has reached its fundraising goal for the purchase of four bronze angels created in 1524 as ornaments for Cardinal Thomas Wolsey’s tomb. (via The Guardian)

Prolific art dealer and gallerist Hans Mayer has been awarded the 2015 Art Cologne Prize. (via ARTnews)

The Walker Art Center has acquired the collection of objects belonging to Martin Wong that formed the material of I M U U R 2, Danh Vo’s 2013 installation at the Guggenheim, which was mounted in honor of Vo’s winning the Hugo Boss Prize. (via The Art Newspaper)

The College Arts Association has published a guide for fair use of copyrighted material in the field of visual art. (via Artforum)

The shortlist for the 2015 Marcel Duchamp prize has been released, with nominations for Davide Balula, Neïl Beloufa, Melik Ohanian, and Zineb Sedira. (via ADIAF)

Michael Tomor, currently director of the El Paso Museum of Art, will become executive director of the Tampa Museum of Art this spring. (via Artforum)

Northwest Arkansas’s Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art has named two new directors: Margaret C. Conrads, who spent two decades as curator at Kansas City’s Nelson-Atkins Museum, will be be director of curatorial affairs, and Robin Groesbeck, formerly of San Francisco’s Asian Art Museum, will serve as director of exhibitions and interactive presentations. (via ARTnews)

Cayetano Ferrer has won the 2015 Faena Prize for the Arts, awarded annually by the Buenos Aires-based Faena Art Center in recognition of experimental, cross-disciplinary, and technologically advanced art practices. Ferrer receives a $25,000 cash prize and a $50,000 budget for realizing a piece which will be presented by the institution this fall. (via Artforum)

Best of Instagram

Via @thejewishmuseum: “#NYC — Join artist Luis Camnitzer and Jens Hoffmann, Deputy Dir, Exhibitions and Public Programs this Wednesday for [coffee] and conversation. #AMattheJM, 8 am Weds at @thinkcoffeenyc, Union Sq. #coffee #early #art #luiscamnitzer [Luis Camnitzer, Self-Portrait 1971, 1971. Etching on paper, 27.88 × 27.69 in. Courtesy Alexander Gray Associates, New York. ©2015 Luis Camnitzer / Artist's Rights Society (ARS), New York]”

Good Reads

Joan Didion: From the Face of Céline to the Subject of a New Photography Exhibition(via T Magazine)

When Architecture Causes Suffering(via Hyperallergic)

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