January 19, 2015: Architecture for Humanity Shuts Down, Corning Museum Acquires Contemporary Glassworks, and Paul Cézanne and Cindy Sherman Share a Birthday
Today’s Notable News
The Corning Museum of Glass in upstate New York will open a new $64-million wing this spring that will feature prominent contemporary glassworks recently acquired by the museum, by artists Roni Horn, Klaus Moje, Ayala Serfaty, Jeroen Verhoeven, and Fred Wilson. (via The Art Newspaper)
After 15 years, the non-profit Architecture for Humanity has closed and will file for bankruptcy. (via Architizer)
The second edition of Pacific Standard Time, the Latin American art initiative funded by the Getty, will open in 2017 with curatorial partnerships between its L.A. organizers and South American experts. (via The Art Newspaper)
Brooklyn’s Book Culture announced yesterday that it had 100 copies of the newest issue of Charlie Hebdo, the satirical French magazine whose cartoonists and writers were the target of a terrorist attack on January 7th, and sold out the supply in two and a half hours. (via Gothamist)
Best of Instagram
Via @brooklynmuseum: “Today we honor #MLKDay with #BKMLibrary materials about Dr. King & the Civil Rights Movement. See the full post at: bit.ly/1IXVV4X [Cover Detail. ‘In the spirit of Martin: the living legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’ / Gary Miles Chassman.]”
“Artist Sabotages Own Opening ‘In the Name of Art’” (via Page Six)
“Spain Arrests Three Alleged Art Forgers” (via Hyperallergic)
Artists of the Day
Two artists who changed the way we view the human figure—Paul Cézanne and Cindy Sherman—celebrate their birthdays today, born in 1839 and 1956, respectively. While their practices are radically different and occupy distinct centuries, regions, and media, Cézanne’s ingenious use of color to create tenuous but illuminating paintings and Sherman’s use of her own body in her strikingly critical, feminist images have both influenced how generations of artists and viewers consider the portrait.
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