March 12, 2015: Clark Art Institute Receives $15 Million & the Met Names Architect for Modern and Contemporary Expansion

Daily Digest: Top Art News
Mar 12, 2015 6:50PM

Opening

In New York … “Dale Chihuly: Chihuly at Marlborough” and “Beverly Pepper: Small Sculptures” open at Marlborough Gallery New York; “Elin Rodseth: Passersby” opens at Owen James Gallery; Marc Handelman opens at Sikkema Jenkins & Co.; “Choongmi Jung: Harmony” and “Marsha Solomon: From Rhythm to Form” open at Able Fine Art NY Gallery; “Tony Conrad, Senga Nengudi, Toshiko Takaezu” opens at Essex Street; “Sascha Braunig: Solo Exhibition” opens at Foxy Production; Monir (2014) screens at 6 p.m. the Guggenheim Museum, followed by a discussion between the film’s subject, artist Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian—whose solo exhibition opens tomorrow at the museum—and artist Frank Stella and curator Suzanne Cotter; “Fernando Mastrangelo: NOTHING” opens at Mike Weiss Gallery; “Shuimo: Ten Thousand Blossoms Spring” opens at S|2 Sotheby’s New York; “Judith Simonian: Foreign Bodies–Recent Paintings” opens at Edward Thorp Gallery; “Richard Gabriele: Gathering the Scattered” opens at Fred Torres Gallery; “Beau Torres: When Things Come Together” opens at International Center of Photography; “Joo Myung Duck: Motherland” opens at Miyako Yoshinaga Art Prospects; “Andrew Zimmerman: Solo Exhibition” opens at Sears-Peyton Gallery.

In Los Angeles … “James Jarvaise: Collages Redux: 1996-2013” opens at Louis Stern Fine Arts; “Cauleen Smith: The Way Out Is the Way Two” screens at Museum of Contemporary Art.

In San Francisco … “Agana, ANNIE PREECE, Grimnasty, Ivan “Gath” Preciado, Jenna Morello, Leba, Camer1: Take Flight” opens at 1AM Gallery; “Tomokazu Matsuyama: Tomokazu Matsuyama: Come With Me” and “Yorgo Alexopoulos: Yorgo Alexopoulos: C L O U D S” open at Gallery Wendi Norris.

In London … “Mark Barker” opens at Southard Reid; “Stewarts Law RCA Secret 2015” opens at The Royal College of Art–Dyson Building; “Patrick Staff: Uniform Smoke” screens at Chisenhale Gallery at 7 p.m.; “Kristin Oppenheim: Solo Exhibition” at Greengrassi; “John Hoppner, Antoine Claudet, Francisco de Goya: Wellington: Triumphs, Politics and Passions” opens at the National Portrait Gallery; “Joshua Reynolds: Experiments in Paint” opens at The Wallace Collection.

In Paris … “Sickboy: Supernature” opens at Galerie Le Feuvre; “Emil Klein: Blue Line Paintings” opens at Gaudel de Stampa; “Wojtek Doroszuk: Selected Films Screening” presents films at Galerie Joseph Tang starting at 11 a.m.; “Dieudonné Cartier et collaborateurs: The Office of Gravitational Documents #FAX” opens at Galerie Laurent Mueller; “Dino Ahmad All: Liberté d’illusion” opens at Europia Galerie; “Rétrospective Phillippe Lejeune” opens at Fondation Taylor; “Ed Ruscha: Books & Co.” and “Ed Ruscha: Prints and Photographs” open at Gagosian Paris.

In Berlin … “Hands Off!,” a group show curated by Francesca Gavin, with works by Aleksandra Domanović, Anthony Anthonellis, Benedict Drew, Bhakti Baxter, Celia Hempton, Harry Burden, Neil Rumming, and Nina Beier and Simon Dybbroe Møller, opens at ROOM OF REQUIREMENT @ HORSEANDPONY Fine Arts; “Robert Heinecken: Robert Heinecken” opens at Capitain Petzel; “Open Source: Art at the Eclipse of Capitalism,” including works by Cory Arcangel, Ian Cheng, Pierre Huyghe, Alex Israel, Louise Lawler, Seth Price, Richard Prince, Reena Spaulings, Frank Stella, Rirkrit Tiravanija, and Christopher Wool, among others, opens at Galerie Max Hetzler Bleibtreustraße and Goethestraße.

In Milan …Accardi, Calzolari, Halley, Mondino, Pan, Rama, Spalletti, Taaffe…“Behemuth. The Deep Surface” opens at Galleria Giovanni Bonelli; “Nicolas Party: Two naked women” and “Dianna Molzan: Limoz” open at Kaufmann Repetto; “Giorgio Griffa: ‘silenzio: parla la pittura’” opens at Lorenzelli Arte; “Nicola Caredda / Paolo Pibi: Filling in” opens at Studio d’Arte Cannaviello; “Caterina Erica Shanta, Graziano Meneghin e Jacopo Trabona: Stonefly Cammina con l’arte 2014” opens at Viafarini DOCVA.

In Brussels … “Project Room: Turi Simeti” and “Dans un interieur: Muebles, oeuvres murales & textiles d’artistes,” including works by John M. Armleder, Mark Barrow & Sarah Parke, Matthias Bitzer, John Currin, Ayan Farah, Mark Hagen, Max Lamb, Peter Peri, Christopher Schanck, Joep van Lieshout, Francesco Vezzoli, Brent Wadden, Franz West and Japanese Boros, open at Almine Rech Gallery.

In Beijing …Sean Scully: Follow the Heart” opens at CAFA Art Museum.

In Hong Kong … “The Tell-Tale Heart,” presented by Pilar Corrias and Leo Xu Projects and featuring works by aaajiao, Ian Cheng, Cheng Ran, Guo Hongwei, Koo Jeong A, Ken Okiishi, and Rirkrit Tiravanija, opens at Chi Art Space tonight with a special performance by Tiravanija, 5-8 p.m.; “Dinh Q. Lê: Tropicana Migration” opens at 10 Chancery Lane Gallery; “Wang Wei: Two Rooms” opens at Edouard Malingue Gallery; “Rudolf Stingel: Solo Exhibition” opens at Gagosian–Hong Kong; “Gregor Hildebrandt: Coming by Hazard” opens at Galerie Perrotin; “Alex Prager: Solo Exhibition” opens at Lehmann Maupin.

Neil Rumming, Pink Nose, 2013, courtesy Francesca Gavin

Nina Beier and Simon Dybbroe Møller, Industrial Revolution, 2013, courtesy Francesca Gavin

Today’s Notable News

The Met has announced that the design for its new modern and contemporary wing will come from David Chipperfield—the designer of England’s Hepworth Wakefield, Berlin’s Neues Museum, and the Saint Louis Art Museum. (via the New York Times)

Massachusetts’s Clark Art Institute has received a $15 million donation from Felda and Dena Hardymon who, in return, will become the new namesake of the institution’s directorship title. (via the New York Times)

The Ukrainian Pavilion at this year’s Venice Biennale will receive its funding and curatorial direction from the PinchukArtCentre, which will use the exhibition to highlight the nation’s emerging artists, among them Nikita Kadan, Zhanna Kadyrova, Artem Volokytin, and Open Group. (via artnet News)

The Robert Rauschenberg Foundation has named the four artists and two collectives who will receive a total of $400,000 in the foundation’s first-ever Artist as Activist fellowship grant cycle. (via artnet News)

ArtPrize will award $10,000 each to four curatorial fellows working respectively at Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts, Kendall College of Art and Design, Grand Rapids Art Museum, and SiTE:LAB, with the grants going toward both on- and off-site exhibitions overseen by the represented institutions. (via Artforum)

Virginia’s Colonial Williamsburg has made itself available as a safe-haven for Iraqi artifacts and relics threatened by ISIS. (via Reuters)

Best of Instagram

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Good Reads

World’s Smallest Sculpture No Bigger than Ant’s Head Accidentally Crushed by Photographer(via The Independent)

New Wing at Corning Museum of Glass Invites the Light(via the New York Times)

‘I Find the Art World Very Oppressive’: Tony Smith’s 1971 Q&A with Lucy R. Lippard(via ARTnews)

Why the Impressionists Were Hated(via BBC Culture)

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Neil Rumming, Pink Nose, 2013, courtesy Francesca Gavin; Nina Beier and Simon Dybbroe Møller, Industrial Revolution, 2013, courtesy Francesca Gavin.

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