June 5, 2015: Egyptian Curators Arrested in Looting Operation & AIA Votes to Better Represent Underrepresented Architects

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Jun 5, 2015 6:24PM


In New York ...

“Eddo Stern: Vietnam Romance” opens at Postmasters; “Land and Sea” opens at DANESE/COREY; “Storylines: Contemporary Art at the Guggenheim” opens at the Guggenheim Museum;“Made in Ridgewood,” curated by Yulia Topchiy and with works by Joy Curtis, Riitta Ikonen, Yasue Maetake, Christian Sampson, Adam Sipe, and Josef Zutelgte, opens at CoWorker Projects.

In Los Angeles ...

Installation view of “Ed Moses: Now and Then” courtesy of William Turner Gallery.


Communicate Silently” opens at Industry Gallery; “Bernard Chadwick: Flatfoot” opens at Klowden Mann.

On Saturday, June 6th, “Ed Moses: Now and Then” opens at William Turner Gallery.

In London ...

Arches, 2014

Julian Opie: 2012 – 2015” opens at Alan Cristea Gallery; “Elizabeth Corkery: Pictures of Pieces” opens at Beers London; “Richard Tuttle: Separation” opens at Stuart Shave/Modern Art; “Ben Cain: Figure Finger Figure Finger Figure Figure Finger” opens at Tenderpixel; Blake Rayne opens at Campoli Presti; “Roni Horn: Butterfly Doubt” opens at Hauser & Wirth London; Alighiero e Boetti opens at Mazzoleni London; Lauren Keeley opens at Supplement.

In Amsterdam ...

Kona Kauai Concrete Bend, 2014
Yosemite Blue Lines Concrete Bend, 2015
Bryce Canyon Concrete Band, 2014

On Saturday, June 6th, “Letha Wilson: Look With Your Hands” opens at GRIMM.

In Berlin ...

On Saturday, June 6th, “Ignacio Uriarte: +/- Fiene Scharp” opens at 401 contemporary.

In Paris ...

Growing Figures, 2015

Graham Collins: The Village” opens at Bugada & Cargnel; “Presque Rien” opens at Marian Goodman Gallery; “Raqib Shaw: New Sculptures and Painting” opens at Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac.

In Milan ...

“De Pictura” opens at ProjectB.

In Tokyo ...

‘Select the Right Bad Picture’ by Dina Gadia” opens at Clear Edition & Gallery.

Today’s Notable News

The American Institute of Architects have voted an “Equity in Architecture” resolution into effect, as 4,117 delegates from the association convened at its national convention last month. The resolution asks that the Institute initiate a program that will work to involve more members of underrepresented groups in the field of architecture. (via Archinect)

Two curators at Cairo’s National Museum for Egyptian Civilization have been arrested for allegedly looting museum artifacts and switching them out for replicas. It is possible the curators are part of larger operation. (via NBC News)

Opening in March 2016, the Frick will present the first major U.S. exhibition devoted to Flemish artist Anthony van Dyck (1599–1641) in 25 years, titled “Van Dyck: The Anatomy of Portraiture.” The show, featuring preparatory drawings and finished paintings and prints from over the course of van Dyck’s career, will also be the most complete look at his art-making process ever presented. (via the New York Times)

Artifex Press will publish a digital catalogue raisonné of Robert Irwin’s oeuvre, spanning from the ’50s to today. Former Chinati Foundation director Marianne Stockebrand will edit the volume. (via ARTnews)

The “world’s first permanent museum dedicated to the 1989 Tiananmen Square crackdown” may have to leave its Hong Kong location, after opening its doors hardly over a year ago. The corporation that owns the current building restricts museum occupancy to 20 visitors and obligates all visitors to leave their names before entering. In a country where information about the 1989 event is swept under the rug, many visitors are reluctant to leave identifying information, and the museum has seen its attendance reduced by half over the past year. (via South China Morning Post)

Best of Instagram

Via @lisson_gallery: “Anish Kapoor’s exhibition at The Palace of Versailles in France is now open. It will run from June–October 2015.”

Via @antonymicallef: “Friday’s mess”

Via @jr: “Still up in New York #Hudson&Spring #NYCB”

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