January 23, 2015: Prospect Triennial Announces New Artistic Director, $50 Million in Stolen Antiquities Found, and a Paris Museum Ramps Up Photography Acquisitions

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Jan 23, 2015 10:58PM
Untitle (Ja ja ja), c. 1960-75
Ricco/Maresca Gallery
Untitled, 2013
Catinca Tabacaru Gallery
Untitled (Woman captured by evil purple vine), c. 1960-75
Ricco/Maresca Gallery
I’m sorry it’s just my animal side, please don’t tell anyone I can fly, 2013
Catinca Tabacaru Gallery

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.

untitled, 1981
Gavin Brown's Enterprise
untitled, 1981
Gavin Brown's Enterprise

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.

Secondary Wrinkles, 2014
Pippy Houldsworth Gallery

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.

On Saturday, January 24th, “Robert Motherwell: A Centenary Survey of Major Works” opens at Bernard Jacobson Gallery; and Isabelle Cornaro opens at South London Gallery.

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.

Portrait of a Lady, 2014
Untitled, 2014
Petzel Gallery

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.

In Los Angeles … Liz Craft: The Secret Lives of Spiders” opens at Jenny’s; and “Michael E. Smith/Ed Brown” opens at Michael Benevento.

On Saturday, January 24th, “Amy Elkins & Jona Frank: In Position” opens at De Soto Gallery.

In Milan …Jorinde Voigt: Salt, Sugar, Sex” opens at Lisson Gallery; and Montoro12 Contemporary Art opens its booth at Arte Fiera Bologna.

In Beijing … Michael Chow: Voice for My Father” opens at Ullens Center for Contemporary Art.

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 London … Lucie Rie, Ruth Duckworth, James Tower, Gwyn Hanssen Pigott: 20th Century Ceramics” closes at Erskine, Hall & Coe Ltd.

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)

Best of Instagram

Via @huffpost_arts: “#Brooklyn artist #DustinYellin takes over the New York City Ballet. Yep, that’s #LincolnCenter, looking rad.”

Good Reads

When the Art Isn’t on the Walls: Dance Finds a Home in Museums(via the New York Times)

An Online Garage Sale, Culled from the Homes of Jeff Koons, Richard Phillips, Miuccia Prada and More(via T Magazine)

Accounting for Artists’ Debt(via Hyperallergic)

Nudes Come Cheap (at Auction)(via New York Observer)

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