March 20, 2015: French President Asks the Louvre to Investigate ISIS Damage & Picasso’s Electrician Gets Two Years in Prison
In New York … “Ann Agee: Domestic Translations” opens at P.P.O.W; “Steve DiBenedetto: Mile High Psychiatry” opens at Derek Eller Gallery; Erika Ceruzzi opens at The Still House Group; “Laura Lancaster: A Stranger’s Dream” opens at Sargent’s Daughters; “Friend of the Devil” opens at Jack Hanley Gallery; “Owen Kydd: Out-Of-Place Artifacts” opens at Nicelle Beauchene Gallery; “Ken Ragsdale: The Hundred-Acre Wood” opens at Front Room Gallery; “Icon Art: Visions of a World Unseen” opens at The Ukrainian Institute of America.
On Sunday, March 22nd, “Jonathan Monaghan: Escape Pod” opens at bitforms gallery; “Glen Baldridge: Daylighter” opens at Klaus von Nichtssagend Gallery; “Pieter Schoolwerth: Your Vacuum Blows, which Sucks” opens at Miguel Abreu Gallery; “Debris” opens at James Fuentes LLC.
On Saturday, March 21st, “Jorge Méndez Blake: Not to Read” opens at 1301PE; “Sarah Conway: Empty Vessel” opens at The Box; “Zin Helena Song: “Activated Space” and “Scott Anderson: Wiseguys” open at CES Gallery; “Kaleidoscope: abstraction in architecture” opens at Christopher Grimes Gallery; “Ginger Wolfe-Suarez: A Thing Repeated Is Not Always All The Same” opens at Diane Rosenstein; “Emily Joyce: Famous Potatoes and other related works” opens at Human Resources LA; “Giulia Piscitelli: Wide Rule” and “Rosha Yaghmai: Easy Journey to other planets” open at Kayne Griffin Corcoran; “Andreis Mikael Costa: RISK and REWARD” opens at La Pêche; “Cody Trepte: Remainder” opens at Meliksetian | Briggs; “Carlson Hatton” opens at Patrick Painter, Inc; “Carol Es: Exodus” opens at Shulamit Gallery; “Jonas Lund: Strings Attached” and “Ivan Comas: Open Studio” open at Steve Turner.
In Cincinnati, Ohio … “Daniel Arsham: Remember the Future” opens at the Contemporary Arts Center.
In London … “Anna Camner: Dunkler Frühling” opens at Faggionato; “Tim Etchells: The Facts On The Ground” opens at VITRINE; “Stephen Sutcliffe: Going Over” opens at Rob Tufnell; “Natasha Kissell, Gina Soden: Falls the Shadow” opens at Eleven.
In Paris … “Ismaïl Bahri: Film à blanc” opens at Galerie Les Filles du Calvaire.
On Saturday March 21st, “Takesada Matsutani, Marie Lepetit, Andreas B. Krueger: Sleepwalking Nights and Wide-Awake Days” opens at Galerie E.G.P; “David Renaud: Point Nemo” opens at Galerie Anne Barrault; “Erik Lindman: Blanks” opens at Almine Rech; “Bertrand Lamarche: Phonogram” opens at Galerie Jérôme Poggi; Gonzalo Lebrija opens at Galerie Laurent Godin; “Amanda Ross-Ho: How To Remove Dark Spots” opens at Praz-Delavallade.
In Berlin … “Elie Nadelman” opens at Galerie Buchholz | Berlin; “John Kayser: SITTING – Part II” opens at Delmes & Zander | Berlin; “Eckart Hahn” opens at Wagner + Partner; “Adolf Luther: Integration of Light and Space” opens at 401contemporary; “Hreinn Fridfinnsson, Roman Signer: Notions of Time” opens at Safn Berlin.
On Saturday, March 21st, “ZERO: The International Art Movement of the 50s and 60s” opens at Martin-Gropius-Bau; Martin Dammann opens at Galerie Barbara Thumm; “Emil Holmer: Donkey Embrace” opens at Galerie Michael Janssen Berlin; Tony Cragg opens at Buchmann Galerie; “Marcellvs L.: Slow Ontology,” “Tomasz Kowalski: Planck Time,” and “Caroline Mesquita: Windsurfers” open at carlier | gebauer; “Sachin Kaeley: ACCOMPANIED BY SOUND” opens at Contemporary Fine Arts; “Accrochage” opens at Egbert Baqué Contemporary Art Berlin, “Serialize” opens at Peres Projects Berlin; “Zheng Guogu: Visionary Transformation” opens at VeneKlasen/Werner.
On Sunday, March 22nd, “Sofia Goscinski, Lea Asja Pagenkemper: Wave Between White Letters” opens at Galerie Jette Rudolph.
In Milan … “Akito Tsuda: Breath In, Breath Out” opens at POMO Galerie.
In Stockholm … “Marco Brambilla: Apollo” opens at McCabe Fine Art.
Today’s Notable News
On Wednesday, French president François Hollande announced at the Louvre that his country will do everything in its power to put an end to “terrorist attacks on culture” and called for the museum to determine the extent of the damage ISIS has done to national heritage in Baghdad. (via The Art Newspaper)
Frieze New York has announced the three artists who will contribute to its Frieze Sounds section, a selection of auditory art pieces that will play from inside a group of BMWs: Alicja Kwade, Xaviera Simmons, and Sergei Tcherepnin. (via ARTnews)
Meiyin Wang has been named as the first curator for the Park Avenue Armory’s Artist-in-Residence program. The Armory has also announced its roster of artists-in-residence for this year, which includes artist and filmmaker Brent Green. (via Artforum)
Picasso’s electrician, Pierre Le Guennec, who was tried last month regarding a slew of works he claimed the artist had given him, today received a prison sentence of two years, as the works were deemed to be stolen and will be given back to Picasso’s family members. (via The Art Newspaper)
The Phoenix Art Museum has received a donation of $2.5 million to be put toward creating a chief curator position, from benefactor Bud Selig, a previous Major League baseball commissioner, and his wife Sue, a museum board member. (via Phoenix Business Journal)
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