January 7, 2015: Emerging Artists Make Forbes’ 30 Under 30 List; FCA Announces 2015 Grants; and a Biennial for Antarctica

Daily Digest: Top Art News
Jan 7, 2015 9:25PM


In New York … “TALK TO THE HAND,” including works by Richard Long, Bruce Nauman, and Richard Serra, opens at LYNCH THAM; “Arturo Vidich: Temporary Landscapes” opens at Abrons Arts Center; “Half Straddle: Ancient Lives” opens at The Kitchen.

In London … Jockum Nordström: For the Insects and the Hounds” opens at David Zwirner.

In Paris … “Jean Degottex & Peter Joseph” opens at Galerie Bernard Bouche.

In Berlin … Gerhard Richter: editionen” opens at galerie son; “Marco Di Domenico: 22nd Century Realty Open House” runs from 8pm at State Of The Art.


In New York … ZERO: Countdown to Tomorrow, 1950s–60s” closes at the Guggenheim Museum; Walter de Maria closes at Gagosian Gallery; “Spectral Haze Event Horizon” closes at Blackston.

In London … Daniel Arsham: Special Project” closes at Pippy Houldsworth Gallery; “Sohei Nishino: New Dioramas” closes at Michael Hoppen Gallery.

Today’s Notable News

Among those on Forbes’ annual 30 Under 30 list in the Art & Style category are up-and-comers Sara Cwynar, Jacolby Satterwhite, Borna Sammak, Jamian Juliano-Villani, Vhils, Gaia, Tabor Robak, and Stewart Uoo. (via Forbes)

The first annual Antarctic Biennale is scheduled to open in 2016, and will be held on research ships with both scientists and artists aboard, according to Russian artist Alexander Ponomarev and curator Nadim Samman, who are planning the interactive biennial. (via artnet News)

The John Cage and Jasper Johns-established Foundation for Contemporary Arts has awarded composer Eve Beglarian its third annual Robert Rauschenberg prize, and released its list of grantees for 2015. Fourteen $35,000 grants will go to individual artists and one collective, among them Xaviera Simmons, David Hartt, and David Diao. (via Artforum)

The list of exhibitors for the Art Los Angeles Contemporary fair, which opens January 29th, has been released. Among the solo presentations that will be on view are projects by Marcin Dudek at Edel Assanti, Jeppe Hein at Johann König, Matthew Brandt at M + B, Roman Liška at DUVE Berlin, and Neïl Beloufa at François Ghebaly Gallery. Louis B. James’s booth will feature works by John Miserendino, Fay Ray, and Isaac Resnikoff; i8 will show pieces by Olafur Eliasson, Hreinn Fridfinnsson, Ragnar Kjartansson, Alicja Kwade, and Hrafnkell Sigurdsson; and Imi Knoebel and Azadeh Shladovsky will be on display at Galerie Christian Lethert’s booth. (via ARTnews)

LACMA will lend over 100 pieces from its collection of Islamic art to the King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture, a Saudi Arabian museum due to open in 2016. Among the loans is a never-before-exhibited room from an 18th-century home in Damascus, Syria. (via the LA Times)

Best of Instagram

Via @sikkemajenkins: “In his most recent body of work, Vik Muniz has created beautiful & complex trompe l’oeil images of microscopic organisms—cancer cells, healthy cells and bacteria—alongside M.I.T. bioengineer and designer Tal Danino. The artwork will be used in a new online campaign, The Art of Saving a Life, sponsored by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The intent is to promote vaccination just in time for an international effort to raise funds to inoculate millions, especially in poor nations. Learn more in #NYTimes article by #MelenaRyzik, Jan 6 2015. @vikmuniz #vikmuniz #taldanino #mit”

Good Reads

The State of Hong Kong’s Art Scene(via ARTnews)

Gates Foundation Uses Art to Encourage Vaccination(via the New York Times)

High-level Exits Herald Change at Big Two Houses(via The Art Newspaper)

Want to catch up with the rest of this week’s news? Review past Daily Digests here.

Daily Digest: Top Art News