January 22, 2015: Pompeii to Showcase Stolen—Then Returned—Artifacts, a Belgian Gallery to Look at Van Gogh’s Early Years, and ‘Rain Room’ Coming to Shanghai

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Jan 22, 2015 11:46PM


In London …
Gideon Rubin: Delivering Newspapers” opens at Rokeby Gallery.

In Paris … Jessica Stockholder: Palpable Glyphic Rapture” and  “Pascal Pinaud: Mural Horizon” open at Galerie Nathalie Obadia; “Ola Vasiljeva: University” opens at Galerie Antoine Levi; “(un mural, des tableaux),” featuring work by Nina Childress, Jean-Luc Blanc, and Denis Castellas, opens at Le Plateau.

In Los Angeles … David Abir: RELIEF” and “Miri Chais: We Are The Hollow Men” open at Shulamit Gallery.

In Milan … “Works on Paper: Mixed Media and Photographs,” with works by Nobuyoshi Araki, Joseph Beuys, Louise Lawler, Gabriele Basilico, and Lari Pittman opens at Studio Guenzani; Andrea Bowers: Self-Determination” opens at Kaufmann Repetto; “Pierluigi Pusole: SP/15” opens at Studio d’Arte Cannaviello.


In New York … “A Tangled Web We Weave,” featuring works by Elise Freda, Jordan Eagles, Marielis Seyler, and more, closes at Causey Contemporary.

In Los Angeles …URBAN SENSUALITY,” with works by Ralf Bohnenkamp, Marion Duschletta, Bonnie Star, Hilary Bond, and Erin Hammond, closes at Artspace Warehouse.

Today’s Notable News

This Sunday, in an installation presented by Dominique Lévy Gallery, the NYC Department of Transportation Art Program, and the Flatiron/23rd Street Partnership, Peter Regli’s SNOW MONSTERS will take over New York’s Flatiron Plaza as the newest volume in the artist’s REALITY HACKING series (1996-ongoing).  

San Francisco’s Fine Arts Museums have added their first painting by Eugène DelacroixPortrait of Charles de Verninac (ca. 1826)—to their collection of early 19th-century French paintings from the Romantic movement. (via ARTFIXdaily)

In line with its ongoing restoration project, the site of Pompeii plans to host an exhibition—spearheaded by Pompeii’s superintendent Massimo Osanna—around the hundreds of artifacts that have been stolen from, and sheepishly sent back to the site, by tourists. (via The Art Newspaper)

Opening this week at Belgium’s Beaux Arts Mons gallery is a ground-breaking exhibition focusing on Van Gogh’s years as a failed evangelist and preacher in the Borinage region, which influenced his subsequent artistic oeuvre. (via The Guardian)

Random International’s immersive Rain Room (2012)—which garnered 12-hour lines at MoMA in 2013—will be installed in collector Budi Tek’s private Shanghai museum this coming fall. (via ARTnews)

Best of Instagram

Via @guggenheim: “#TBT to our 1982 #YvesKlein retrospective when International Klein Blue covered the floor of the Guggenheim rotunda. Klein patented this resonant, powdery ultramarine pigment in 1960, claiming that it represented the physical manifestation of cosmic energy that, otherwise invisible, floats freely in the air.”

Good Reads

Ten Badass Emerging Female Artists You Should Know(via The Huffington Post)

This Might Be the Craziest Building Ever. Seriously.(via Architizer)

Artist of the Day

Versatile artist and friend of Duchamp, Delaunay, and Gertrude Stein, Francis Picabia was born on this day in 1879. His diverse practice engaged with movements and styles from Impressionism to Dada to Fauvism to Cubism, and remained a sharply-tuned weapon for social critique throughout.

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Relief Level 3, 2013
Shulamit Nazarian
Braids, 2014
Rokeby Gallery
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