January 16, 2015: Sotheby’s Triumphs at Court, a Gaudí Design to Be Built in Chile, and Huyghe, Burri, and del Sarto Take on NYC’s Museums

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Jan 16, 2015 9:26PM


In New York …Josef Koudelka: Twelve Panoramas” opens at Pace Gallery; “Flying Houses and Spectrum Paintings” opens at Muriel Guépin Gallery; “Ganzeer: All American” opens at Leila Heller Gallery; “Patrick Jacobs: Come Closer to Me” opens at Pierogi; “Shirley Irons and Lizzie Scott: Ordinary Things” opens at Heskin Contemporary; “n=7 / The Wake in Heat of Collapse,” an interactive installation by Rachel Rossin, will be open tonight at SIGNAL. And, on Saturday and Monday, you can stop by Dillon Gallery to watch Santiago Ydañez create works for his upcoming show.

In London …Virginia Overton: Mason’s Yard” opens at White Cube; “Marlene Dumas / Juan Muñoz: Drawings” and “Daniel Silver: Rock Formations” open at Frith Street Gallery; “Jerwood Encounters: The Grantchester Pottery paints the stage” opens at Jerwood Visual Arts.

In Berlin … “Manor Grunewald, Vera Kox: Basic Precautions Should Always Be Observed” opens at DUVE Berlin.


In New York … “Sisrahtac” closes at Torrance Shipman; “Richard Diebenkorn: The Healdsburg Years, 1988–1993” closes at Van Doren Waxter.

Today’s Notable News

French institutions have responded with support for the victims of the terrorist attack last week on satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, from pledging funding and displaying old copies of the magazine to featuring a portrait of Voltaire, the French thinker esteemed for his devotion to free speech. (via artnet News)

Sotheby’s has won a court case brought against the auction house after a painting they attributed to a follower of Caravaggio was boasted as an original work by the master himself, causing its value to increase. (via The Telegraph)

Coming up this year at NYC’s institutions: Pierre Huyghe will create the annual installation on the Met’s rooftop this spring; the Guggenheim will mount a retrospective of Alberto Burri’s work; and the Frick will partner with the Getty to present an unprecedented U.S. exhibition of Renaissance master Andrea del Sarto’s drawings. (via the New York Times)

Dallas Contemporary has tapped two new faces for its curatorial team: Justine Ludwig, former curator at Cincinnati’s Contemporary Arts Center, and Alison Gingeras, who counts the Centre Pompidou, the Guggenheim, and Venice’s Palazzo Grassi among her former employers. (via Artforum)

Chinese artist Wenda Gu has been awarded Prudential Eye’s Lifetime Achievement Award for his influence on Asian art. (via Today Online)

A building designed by Antoni Gaudí is being built in Chile, almost a century after the architect’s death. The completed structure will be the first of Gaudí’s outside of his home country of Spain. (via FastCo Design)

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Good Reads

Rachel Rossin’s Virtual-Reality Installation in Bushwick(via the New York Times)

A Mysterious New Show in Dallas from a Young French Heavyweight(via T Magazine)

See What the Artworks See(via Hyperallergic) 

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