March 3, 2015: Koons and Sherman to Create Works for American Embassies & Rumors of New Centre Pompidou President

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Mar 3, 2015 11:41PM

Opening

In New York … “Sinthome,” an inaugural exhibition featuring works by Ding Yi, Recycle Group, Alexander Ponomarev, Haluk Akakçe, Wang Du, and Théo Mercier opens at Richard Taittinger Gallery; Vera Lutter will have a book signing at Gagosian Shop tonight from 5 to 6 p.m.; “Tatiana Trouvé: Studies for Desire Lines” opens at Gagosian Gallery (Park & 75); “Tatiana Trouvé: Desire Lines” opens at Doris C. Freedman Plaza, Central Park; “Marwa Arsanios: Notes for a choreography,” “Matt Lipps: Figures,” and “Matt Hoyt: One Another” open at Art in General; “Richard Prince: Fashion” opens at Nahmad Contemporary; “Sante D’Orazio: Legends (Polaroids)” opens at Yoshii Gallery; Kelley Walker opens at Paula Cooper Gallery; “Jorge Palacios: Sketch in the Air” opens outside the Trump Soho; “Jorge Palacios: Convergences” opens at Steven Harris + Rees Roberts Space; “Lauren Bacall: The Look” opens at The Museum at FIT; “Polar Opposites” opens at NOoSPHERE Arts; “19th Century Plains Indian Art” opens at John Molloy Gallery.

In London …Gregor Hildebrandt: In weißen Sträußen ließ den Duft der Sterne schneien” opens at Almine Rech.

Installation view of “Jorge Palacios: Sketch in the Air,” courtesy of A R T and the artist.

Today’s Notable News

The Dasha Zhukova-run, Rem Koolhaas-designed Garage Museum of Contemporary Art will open in Moscow on June 12th. (via artnet News)

Jeff Koons and Cindy Sherman are creating works in editions of 50 each for the Foundation for Art and Preservation in Embassies. Koons will offer prints, Sherman photographs, and the pieces will be shown in Washington, D.C., on April 20th, when American embassies and consulates across the globe will vie for display of the pieces in their locations. (via The Art Newspaper)

The suspense about who will replace Alain Seban as president of the Centre Pompidou in Paris continues. Serge Lasvignes, a top-ranking government general secretary, is rumored to be a surprise contender for the post, an appointment that French president François Hollande is expected to announce in the coming days. (via The Art Newspaper)

SITE Santa Fe has appointed five international curators, including Pablo León de la Barra, to organize its 2016 edition of SITELines. The theme and artists are set to be announced in February 2016. (via Artforum)

Best of Instagram

Via @davidzwirner: “‘Yayoi Kusama: Infinite Obsession’ opens at Fundación @CorpArtes on March 7, completing the artist’s retrospective exhibition tour in South America #yayoikusama”

Good Reads

Miami’s Art Museums Are Becoming Rudderless Ships(via The Art Newspaper)

Tatiana Trouvé Unwinds History in Public Art Project(via the New York Times)

Fit for a Pharaoh: Egypt Plans Its First New Pyramid in 4, 500 years(via Architizer)

Teachable Moments from a Conference on Art and Education(via Hyperallergic)

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Installation view of “Jorge Palacios: Sketch in the Air,” courtesy of  A R T and the artist.

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