June 10, 2015: Five Cooper Union Board Members Resign & MoMA Archives Its Exhibition Websites

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Jun 10, 2015 11:09PM


In New York …

Albert Oehlen: Home and Garden” opens at New Museum; “KAWS: Along the Way” opens at Brooklyn Museum; “Olivia Erlanger: Dog Beneath The Skin” opens at Balice Hertling at the Film Center;  “viewer DISCRETION…children of BATAILLE,” with works by Louise Bourgeois and Betty Tompkins, among others, opens at 57 STUX + Haller Gallery; “Stuart ArendsHeather Hutchison, Maria Walker: In This Light” and “Tom Kotik: Slave to the Rhythm” open at Lesley Heller Workspace.

In Los Angeles …

“The New Creativity: Man and Machines,” curated by Sylvia Lavin with the UCLA Curatorial Project, opens at MAK Center for Art and Architecture, Schindler House.

In London …

Philip Guston opens at Timothy Taylor; Koji Hatakeyama opens at Erskine, Hall & Coe Ltd.; “R.B. Kitaj: A Survey 1958 - 2007” opens at Marlborough Fine Art.

In Paris …

Enoc Perez and “Patrick Faigenbaum: Kolkata/Calcutta” open at Galerie Nathalie Obadia.

In Milan …

“Fotografia Futurista” opens at Galleria Carla Sozzani; “Oliver Osborne: The Neck” opens at Giò Marconi.

Today’s Notable News

Five members of Cooper Union’s board of trustees resigned last night. In public resignation letters, real estate manager and former board chairman Mark Epstein, Vassar College president Catharine Bond Hill, banker Monica Vachher, and architects Daniel Libeskind and Francois de Menil state that their reasons for leaving have nothing to do with the board’s controversial decision in 2013 to start charging tuition. Instead, the former board members renounce their support for the direction of the board, citing a lack of sustainability and efficacy as the root of its instability. (via ARTnews)

The Museum of Modern Art is in the process of archiving over 200 of their exhibition websites, some of which date back to 1995. The project began in 2014 as a collaborative effort to preserve museums’ digital histories with the help of the New York Art Resources Consortium. (via Hyperallergic)

Reena Spaulings Fine Art has announced that Christopher Schwartz will be the new director of the Lower East Side gallery. Previously, Schwartz spent time at Gagosian and Metro Pictures. The gallery, operated and co-founded by John Kelsey and Emily Sundblad in 2003, features work by artists like Juliana Huxtable and Seth Price. (via ARTnews)

International art collection specialist, lawyer, and art historian Mary Rozell was announced today as the Global Head of the UBS Art Collection. Rozell will replace Irene Zortea beginning in September 2015. She comes from Sotheby’s Institute of Art, where she has been the Director of the Art Business program for the past six years. (via ARTFIXdaily)

Best of Instagram

Via @elenasoboleva: “Danny La Rue marquee light sculpture #PhilippeParreno @parkavarmory H {N)Y P N(Y} OSIS”

Via @fitzandco: “@BrooklynMuseum’s #BasquiatNotebooks, curated by @TLaughlinBloom, ‘features a number of works that show an interesting parallel between #Basquiat's notebook writings + his use of collage. Untitled (Crown), 1982 (pictured) is a collage made up of several hand-written sheets, each itself a rather intricate collage of ideas, the whole unified into a tight composition with a rapidly painted crown.’ [📷: #regram via #BrooklynMuseum]”

Via @magnumphotos: “When do things change so dramatically that they change our lives? Rarely in a moment, other than natural disasters or major accidents. Usually change happens as a build-up, an accretion of experience. Take love. I didn’t fall in love with my wife Miyako in an instant. I met her in Japan, went back to see her again quite soon, and then she came to England. Somewhere in that period I realised that I was in love. This is a photo taken of Miyako on her first visit to see me in England, so it is taken within the time frame that changed my life. It is on a walk in the South Downs. A lot is not revealed, still hidden by a lattice of shadows and you could read meaning into that if you like. I don’t. I’m just happy that eighteen years later she is still my wife.” — Chris Steele-Perkins

Good Reads

An Ever-Changing Brooklyn Gallery Says Goodbye to Gowanus” (via the New York Times)

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