March 27, 2015: New Curators for MAD and Carnegie International & Condé Nast President Appointed Chair of V&A
In New York … Peter Lindbergh celebrates the launch of his Images of Women II with a book signing and evening event with Uma Thurman at Gagosian Shop, 6 p.m.; Thomas Nozkowski and “James Siena: New Sculpture” open at Pace Gallery; “Sophie Hirsch: Autokorrekt” opens at SIGNAL; “Traction” opens at Fresh Window; “Chloe Sibert: Who’s He” opens at Interstate Projects; Mel Bernstine opens at McKenzie Fine Art Inc.; “Unearthing Roots, Foraging Self” opens at NARS Foundation; “Ciarán Ó Dochartaigh: Upward Inflection” opens at NURTUREart Gallery.
On Saturday, March 28th, “Vitaly Komar: Allegories of Justice” opens at Ronald Feldman Fine Arts; “Liene Bosquê and Nicole Seisler: Shifting Impressions” opens at Cuchifritos Gallery + Project Space; “Rosa Menkman: institutions of Resolution Disputes [iRD]” opens at TRANSFER.
On Sunday, March 29th, “Robert Elfgen: There and After All” opens at BOESKY EAST; Caleb Considine opens at Bureau; “Crowd Control Rope” opens at Mathew; “Latin America in Construction: Architecture 1955–1980” opens at MoMA; “Sam Martineau: Just Step S’Ways” opens at Rawson Projects; “Pierre Bismuth: Where is Rocky II?” opens at Team Gallery.
In Los Angeles … “Joe Roberts: LSD Worldpeace” opens at Slow Culture; Zak Prekop opens at Thomas Duncan Gallery.
On Sunday, March 29th, “Connie Samaras: Last Contact: Spaceport America & Edge of Twilight” opens at De Soto Gallery.
In London … “Michelle Stuart: Trace Memory: Selected Works 1969–2015” opens at Parafin; “group show: around drawing,” with works by Enrique Brinkmann, Nicola Samori and Eduardo Stupía, among others, opens at rosenfeld porcini; João Penalva opens at Simon Lee Gallery; Anna-Bella Papp opens at Stuart Shave/Modern Art; “Edward Coyle: BUILD!” opens at BERLONI; “S.d.Ch.: A Makeshift Imitatio Christi | exhibition and new book” opens at DIVUS; “Helena Almeida: Inhabited drawings / Desenhos Habitados” opens at Richard Saltoun Gallery; “Matt Stokes: Cantata Profana” opens at Matt’s Gallery (offsite at Dilston Grove).
On Saturday, March 28th, “Josephine Callaghan: Akhal-Teke” opens at Enclave.
In Paris … Sally Ross opens at Galerie Sultana.
On Saturday, March 28th, “Maxime Rossi: Real Estate Astrology” opens at Galerie Allen; “Dorothy Iannone: Welcome to Our Show” opens at Air de Paris; “Hassan Sharif: The Physical is Universal” opens at gb agency; “Matthew McCaslin & Michael Scott: Courants alternatifs” opens at Triple V.
In Köln, Germany … On Saturday March 28th, “Per Kirkeby: Recent Monotypes, Drawings and Work on Masonite” opens at Michael Werner Kunsthandel.
In Dublin … “Kari Altmann: Xomia (Return Home, Realflow, All Terrain)” opens at Ellis King.
In Berlin … “The Century Mark: Tel Aviv Museum of Art visits Berlin,” including works by Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko, Pablo Picasso, Yael Bartana, Edgar Degas, Max Ernst, Eva Hesse, Wassily Kandinsky, Claude Monet, Edvard Munch, Georges Seurat, opens at Martin-Gropius-Bau.
On Saturday, March 28th, Erik Steinbrecher opens at Zwinger Galerie.
In Beijing … “ZHUANG”opens at ARTMIA Gallery.
In Tokyo … On Saturday, March 28th, “John McAllister: sudden thunder some motley sea” opens at Hagiwara Projects; “NEW BALANCE” opens at Sprout Curation.
Today’s Notable News
British Prime Minister David Cameron has appointed Nicholas Coleridge, the president of Condé Nast International, as chairman of London’s Victoria & Albert Museum. Coleridge, who has served as a museum trustee since 2012, will work with director Marin Roth on expansion plans for the institution, which include a potential new outpost on the city’s former Olympic grounds. (via The Art Newspaper)
The Tate has suspended its decision to restitute John Constable’s Beaching a Boat, Brighton (1824)—claimed to have been stolen by Nazis in Hungary—to its pre-war owner, after having received new information regarding the work that is now under review. (via The Art Newspaper)
Shannon Stratton—executive director and founder of Chicago arts organization Threewalls—will take over from Lowery Stokes as the chief curator of New York’s Museum of Arts and Design in June. (via the New York Times)
Fredric Bell, the executive director of the American Institute of Architects’s New York chapter, has resigned without immediate explanation. (via the New York Times)
The Carnegie Museum of Art has tapped Ingrid Schaffner—chief curator at UPenn’s Institute of Contemporary Art—to curate the 57th edition of its Carnegie International, which will be held in 2018. Schaffner will choose and travel with a team of collaborating curators for the exhibition. (via The Observer)
Artists Ayman Yossri Daydban, Sara Ouhaddou, and Zeinab Shahidi Marnani will participate in a residency at New York’s International Studio and Curatorial Program, as part of a partnership with Art Jameel and Edge of Arabia aimed at broadening the audience for Middle Eastern art. (via Artforum)
The American Academy of Arts and Letters has announced nine artists at various career stages as the winners of its 2015 awards in art. The selected artists—Clintel Steed, Jane Rosen, Steve DiBenedetto, Brenda Goodman, Gary Lang, Stanley Lewis, Irving Petlin, Robert Berlind, and Andrew Piedilato—had recently been part of a larger group exhibition put on by the AAAL and were given unique awards based on their specific achievements, along with $10,000 each. (via the LA Times)
New York’s Holly House, which housed the LGBTQ Fire Island Artist Residency, has been destroyed in a fire that damaged several neighboring buildings this morning. Cofounder Chris Bogia is confident the residency program will continue this summer despite an uncertain future for the building itself. (via Artforum)
The Helen Frankenthaler Foundation has given $5 million—its largest ever single donation—to Bennington College in Vermont, which will use the funding to benefit its visual arts program. The liberal arts college will also rename its visual-arts wing after the painter, who attended the school in the late 1940s. (via Artforum)
Software developer Peter Norton has donated 68 contemporary artworks to the Williams College Museum of Art, the latest in a spate of donations from Norton’s personal collection to university institutions around the country. (via Times Union)
Valentino D. Carlotti, and senior partner at Goldman Sachs, and David Shuman, a private investor, who are both passionate art collectors, are the newest trustees of the Guggenheim Foundation. (via BLOUIN Artinfo)
Best of Instagram
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“Jeppe Hein Really Wants You to Touch His Sculpture Coming to Brooklyn Bridge Park” (via New York Observer)
“Asia Week New York Rings Up $360 Million in Art Sales” (via the New York Times)
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