June 5, 2015: Egyptian Curators Arrested in Looting Operation & AIA Votes to Better Represent Underrepresented Architects
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 ...
“Julian Opie: 2012 – 2015” opens at Alan Cristea Gallery; “Elizabeth Corkery: Pictures of Pieces” opens at Beers London; “
In Amsterdam ...
“Marian Goodman Gallery; “Raqib Shaw: New Sculptures and Painting” opens at Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac.
In Milan ...
“De Pictura” opens at ProjectB.
In Tokyo ...
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
Artifex Press will publish a digital catalogue raisonné of
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)
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“Dürer and Rembrandt Prints Suspected Stolen from the Boston Public Library Actually Just Misfiled” (via artnet News)
“Louise Bourgeois Peels a Tangerine” (via Hyperallergic)
“Seven Leading Architects Defend the World’s Most Hated Buildings” (via the New York Times)
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