June 9, 2015: Leonardo DiCaprio Donates Art for Climate Change & Tania Bruguera Survives Another Arrest


In New York …

gives a talk at Brooklyn Art Space’s Trestle Gallery, 6:30 p.m.

In London …

“June: A Painting Show” opens at Sadie Coles HQ.

In Paris …

: Peaceful Photographers” opens at Campoli Presti

Today’s Notable News

Artist Tania Bruguera was arrested again in Cuba this weekend, along with nearly 50 others, during a silent protest by female relatives of political prisoners. The group was physically attacked by police during the arrest, and Bruguera has posted images on Facebook of bruises she received during the incident, reporting that an officer suggested she was receiving “special treatment” because of her media visibility. (via Hyperallergic)
In an effort to increase awareness of environmental issues, Leonardo DiCaprio is planning to gift Solar Reserve (2014), a massive installation by , to LACMA. (via The Art Newspaper)
Los Angeles’s Getty Research Institute has acquired the archives of the 1970-founded Margo Leavin Gallery, which closed in 2013. The Getty plans to catalogue and digitize the records of the local space’s 500+ exhibitions for use by researchers. (via the LA Times)

Best of Instagram

Via @davidzwirner: “@garagemca in Moscow presents the first solo exhibition of , ‘Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Theory,’ on view June 12 featuring two of the artist's groundbreaking installations, including ‘Infinity Mirrored Room - The Souls of Millions of Light Years Away’ (2013) #yayoikusama #garagemca”
Via @josephowen: “Day trip to the Turner Contemporary gallery in Margate. | ~ We Will See How Everything Reverberates”
Via @stormkingartcenter: “ created ‘Cresendo’ by pouring additional polyurethane material directly onto a bronze fountain titled ‘The Wave of the World’ that she created in 1983 - 1984, and then recast this material into bronze. In our Children & Families program taking place this Sunday, June 14 at 1:00 pm participants will draw inspiration from Lynda Benglis’s fluid forms and her process of using materials that transform from liquid to solid and will create sculptures in plaster.”

Good Reads

The Art of Dissent(via the New York Times)
Artist chronicles fight with Louis Vuitton(via The Art Newspaper)

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