June 11, 2015: Cooper Union’s President Also Resigns & MoMA Plans Marcel Broodthaers Retrospective

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Jun 11, 2015 10:18PM


In New York …

Philippe Parreno: H {N}Y P N{Y} OSIS” opens at the Park Avenue Armory; check out our street-by-street guide to tonight’s NYC openings.

In London …

Hammed, 2015
Pippy Houldsworth Gallery

“Sprayed” opens at Gagosian Gallery; “Gabriel Hartley: Lozenges” and “Shana Moulton: The Box” open at Pippy Houldsworth Gallery; “Katrin Sigurdardottir: Supra Terram” opens at Parasol Unit; “Larry Johnson: On Location” opens at Raven Row; “Doug Aitken” opens at Victoria Miro Gallery Mayfair; “Roberto Cortázar: Marcheur” opens at Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery; “Jo Saurin: Dissolving Boundaries” opens at Vitrine; “Edwin Zwakman: Step Into My Office” opens at Gimpel Fils.

In Paris …

“Shirley Wegner: Paintings” opens at Farideh Cadot Associés; “Yves Oppenheim” opens at Galerie Max Hetzler; “Where The Awning Flaps” opens at Galerie Hussenot; “Dorothée Smith: Une Âme en Incandescence” opens at Galerie LO/A.

In Milan …

Silence is a Commons, 2014

Michelangelo Consani: Things might change” opens at Prometeogallery.

Today’s Notable News

Following the abrupt resignation of five trustee members at Cooper Union yesterday, school president Jamshed Bharucha has announced that he will follow suit. The wave of resignations coincides with the investigation by the state attorney general into the school’s finances. (via Hyperallergic)

After a decade-long dispute over an Impressionist painting, a Los Angeles federal judge ruled that the piece will stay at the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum in Madrid, in accordance with Spanish law. A Jewish woman was forced to sell the 1897 painting by Camille Pissarro, Rue Saint-Honoré, Après-midi, Effet de Pluie, to a Nazi appraiser for a mere $360 in 1939. While the judge rejected the woman’s relatives’ claims, his opinion also called upon the museum to reconsider working out a resolution before turning to the court. (via the New York Times)

The Dallas Museum of Art’s board of trustees has elected Melissa Fetter the new chairman of the board. She will replace Margot B. Perot Fetter. The elections also resulted in the appointment of Catherine Rose as vice president and the re-election of Walter B. Eclock as president. (via ARTnews)

New York’s Museum of Modern Art revealed today that it will present the city’s first Marcel Broodthaers retrospective. The exhibition of over 200 pieces will be open from February 14–May 15, 2016, after which it is set to travel to the Reina Sofia and Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen. (via ARTnews)

The Biennale of Sydney’s artistic director, Stephanie Rosenthal, revealed that she will be appointing curatorial “attachés” for the 2016 exhibition. The team of thirteen curators, theorists, and writers—including the Guggenheim’s UBS Map curator Pablo Léon de la Barra and Fondation Galeries Lafayette’s Hicham Khalidi—will help Rosenthal frame the 20th rendition of the biennale. (via Artforum)

Los Angeles’s Kohn Gallery now represents the estate of John Altoon. Altoon, an influential L.A. artist in the 1950s and ’60s, died in 1969 at the age of 43. (via ARTnews)

Best of Instagram

Via @viennacontemporarymag: “@viebiennale #vsco #vscocam #contemporaryart #mak #igersvienna #viennabiennale”

Via @lacma: “Hidden in plain sight, in LACMA Café, are photographs printed from negatives culled from our archive. Visit the café plus our ‘Various Small Fires’ exhibition to see more photos from LACMA’s 50-year history. #lacma #tbt”

Via @josephowen: “Turner contemporary ☁️”

Good Reads

Why Should Collectors Get All the Breaks? (via The Art Newspaper)

How Art is Making the Data-Driven City More Liveable (via The Guardian)

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