March 5, 2015: Venice Biennale Releases Artist List & New York’s Art Fairs Open to the Public
In New York … The Armory Show, PULSE New York, Moving Image New York, VOLTA NY, and Art on Paper open to the public today; check out our coverage of this week’s New York fairs.
“Martin Barré, David Ostrowski, Julian Schnabel, Reena Spaulings,” curated by Alison Gingeras, opens at Andrea Rosen Gallery; “Wafaa Bilal: Lovely Pink” opens at Driscoll Babcock Galleries; “Fabio Mauri: I was not new” opens at Hauser & Wirth; “Boomoon: Naksan” opens at Flowers; Victor Man opens at Gladstone Gallery; “Anicka Yi: For You Can Call Me F” opens at The Kitchen; “Keith Haring: Heaven and Hell” opens at Skarstedt Gallery; “Brian Maguire: The Absence of Justice Demands this Act” and Gary Rough open at Fergus McCaffrey; “Soile Yli-Mayry: Climate of the Soul” opens at Walter Wickiser Gallery; “Steven Alexander, Karen Gelardi, Celia Johnson, Lael Marshall, Duane Pal: Some Assembly Required,” curated by Mark Wethli, opens at The Curator Gallery; “Al Farrow: Wrath and Reverence” opens at Forum Gallery; “John Evans: Recent Paintings” opens at Gallery Henoch; “Adriana Minoliti, Alejandra Seeber, Dolores Furtado, Elena Dahn, Marcela Sin: V” opens at Artemisa Gallery; “Survey of Contemporary Japanese Art” opens at Dillon Gallery; “George Dureau: The French Quarter, 1970s–1980s” opens at Higher Pictures; Yuken Teruya opens at Josee Bienvenu Gallery; “Toshio Shibata: Water Colors” opens at Laurence Miller Gallery; “The Painter of Modern Life” opens at Anton Kern Gallery; Caitlin Keogh opens at Mary Boone Gallery; “Barb Choit & Erica Baum: Shoes and Purses” opens at Rawson Projects Inc.; “Alisa Henriquez: Floaters,” and “Unframed” open at A.I.R. Gallery.
In Berlin … “Patrick Gabler: Murano - Youkobo” opens at Jordan/Seydoux - Drawings & Prints.
In Milan … “Stéphanie Nava: Ad locum venire” opens at Riccardo Crespi; “Amalia Del Ponte: The Door without a Door” opens at Galleria Milano.
Today’s Notable News
The list of artists is in for the Okwui Enwezor-curated International Art Exhibition at the 2015 Venice Biennale, which includes over 136 artists amongst 53 countries. (via Artforum)
This fall, Lincoln Center’s Avery Fisher Hall will be renamed after entertainment titan David Geffen thanks to his recent $100 million donation, which will go towards a gut-renovation of the building due to begin in 2019 and cost some $500 million. (via the New York Times)
Billionaire businessman and art aficionado William Louis-Dreyfus will sell his 3,500 piece art collection, estimated to be worth $10–50 million, and donate the profits to the Harlem Children’s Zone. His collection includes pieces from Alberto Giacometti, Jean Dubuffet, George Boorujy, Helen Frankenthaler, and Bill Traylor, just to name a few. (via artnet News)
A recently authenticated self-portrait (1640–41) by Van Dyck now hangs in the Minneapolis Institute of Arts. The work could eventually be valued at some £10 million. (via The Art Newspaper)
Russia’s Perm-36 museum, located in a former Gulag prison camp and a candidate for UNESCO’s list of world heritage sites, is set to close, concluding a confrontation between management and regional authorities over the museum’s theme and intent. (via The Art Newspaper)
The judges of the World Press Photo contest have revoked Giovanni Troilo’s first place prize after learning that the Italian photographer had offered misinformation on his winning photojournalistic series. (via the New York Times)
Liverpool’s World Museum has received a £300,000 government grant, which will be used to fund the expansion of the museum’s ancient Egyptian galleries, making room for the exhibition of 4,000 objects and 12 mummies. (via The Art Newspaper)
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