January 23, 2015: Prospect Triennial Announces New Artistic Director, $50 Million in Stolen Antiquities Found, and a Paris Museum Ramps Up Photography Acquisitions
In New York … “Emil Nolde and Die Brücke” and “Volker Hüller & Emily Noelle Lambert: Special Presentation” open at Van Doren Waxter; “Rachel Monosov: Effects of Displacement” opens at Catinca Tabacaru Gallery; “cake, dolls, gift bags, and other things,” curated by Elisabeth Smolarz and Jamie Diamond and with works by Maria Lynch, Weston Teruya, and others, opens at Radiator Arts; and “Pulp Drunk: Mexican Pulp Art” opens at Ricco / Maresca Gallery.
On Saturday, January 24th, “Louise Nevelson: Collage and Assemblage” opens at Pace; “Ryder Ripps: Ho” and “Katarzyna Kozyra: Looking for Jesus” open at Postmasters; “Call and Response” opens at Gavin Brown’s enterprise; “Blueprint,” curated by Sebastiaan Bremer and Florian Idenburg & Jing Liu of SO – IL, opens at Storefront for Art and Architecture; and “Jamie Zigelbaum: No There There” opens at TRANSFER.
On Sunday, January 25th, Araya Rasdjarmrearnsook and “In Practice: Under Foundations” open at SculptureCenter; Christopher Knowles opens at Gavin Brown’s enterprise; “Immediate Female” opens at Judith Charles Gallery; and “Peter Regli: Snow Monsters,” presented by Dominique Lévy Gallery, NYC Department of Transportation Art Program, and The Flatiron/23rd Street Partnership, opens at Flatiron Plaza.
In London … “Mary Ramsden: Swipe” opens at Pilar Corrias; “Helen Frankenthaler, Aimee Parrott: Soaked, Not Resting” and “The Box: Jane & Louise Wilson” open at Pippy Houldsworth Gallery; Pier Paolo Calzolari opens at Ronchini Gallery; and “Printed Matter” opens at Eleven.
In Paris … On Saturday, January 24th, “Daniel Buren: Au Fur et à Measure” and “Valentin Carron: L’Autoroute du Soleil à Minuit” open at Kamel Mennour; and “Sun, Romance and Destruction,” with works by Stéphanie Saadé, Charbel-Joseph H. Boutros, and Paul Hage Boutros, opens at Galerie Anne Barrault.
In Berlin … “Muse Muse” opens at DITTRICH & SCHLECHTRIEM; “Wilhelm Mundt: Klumpen” opens at Buchmann Galerie; Yael Bartana opens at Capitain Petzel; and “Vajiko Chachkhiani: It Neither Begins Nor Ends Anywhere” opens at Daniel Marzona Galerie.
On Saturday, January 24th, “Amy Elkins & Jona Frank: In Position” opens at De Soto Gallery.
In Tokyo … On Saturday, January 24th, “Mika Ninagawa: Self-Image” opens at Hara Museum of Contemporary Art.
In New York … “Jasper Johns: Sculptures and Related Paintings 1957-1970” closes at Craig F. Starr Gallery; and “Assenting Voices: Agitprop Art from North Korea” closes at John Jay College of Criminal Justice’s Anya and Andrew Shiva Gallery.
In Berlin … Laure Prouvost closes at Neuer Berliner Kunstverein (n.b.k.).
Today’s Notable News
Italian authorities have recovered over $50 million worth of artworks from antiquity in a raid on warehouses in Switzerland owned by a Sicilian art dealer. The pieces were discovered as part of an investigation into the dealer and his wife in relation to a supposed trafficking network for antiquities. (via New York Post)
The Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris has created a patrons group for photography in an effort to increase acquisitions in the medium. Together, the patrons will donate 100,000 euros a year to this end. (via The Art Newspaper)
As it heads into the last stretch of its third edition, Prospect New Orleans has named Trevor Schoonmaker artistic director for its next triennial, due to open in 2017. Schoonmaker succeeds Franklin Sirmans, who directed “P.3: Notes for Now,” which closes this weekend. (via The Art Newspaper)
The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, has recruited Lanka Tattersall as an assistant curator; Tattersall comes to L.A. from New York’s MoMA, where she worked on high-profile exhibitions like last year’s Sigmar Polke retrospective. (via Artforum)
Speaking of Polke, his 8-by-10-foot painting Siberian Meteorites (1988) is now installed in the Park Hyatt Chicago’s lobby, in a space formerly occupied by Rauschenberg’s Tropicana/Channel (1971) and Richter’s Domplatz Malland (1968). (via The Huffington Post)
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