May 13, 2015: Sylvester Stallone Makes Art, Charms France & Moscow’s Koolhaas-Designed Garage Museum Gives a Preview
In New York …
Collective Design 2015 opens at Skylight Clarkson Sq and runs through Sunday, May 17th.
In Paris ...
“Patrick Faigenbaum: Kolkata/Calcutta” opens at Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson.
Today’s Notable News
Art Basel has announced the 74-artist lineup for Unlimited, an additional section of the Swiss fair—which opens next month—that allows for larger artworks to be shown outside of the booth format. The list includes Kader Attia’s Arab Spring (2014), which commemorates the 2011 looting of Cairo’s Egyptian Museum, Ai Weiwei’s hundreds of bicycles in Stacked (2012), and David Shrigley’s interactive Life Model (2012). (via The Art Newspaper)
On the heels of the record-making sale of the artist’s L’homme au doigt (1947), the National Portrait Gallery in London has announced that it will mount the first exhibition dedicated to Alberto Giacometti’s portraits—a lesser-known part of the artist’s oeuvre—with 60 works of drawing, sculpture, and painting. The show is set to open this October. (via artnet News)
The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum has announced that it will dole out a $100,000 reward for the return of the Napoleonic finial (a bronze eagle covered in gold, approximately one foot high, and bearing the number one on its base) that was among the 13 works stolen from the museum in 1990. (via the New York Times)
Sylvester Stallone’s paintings of Michael Jackson, James Dean, and other pop-culture icons will go on view in a retrospective, “Real Love: Paintings 1975–2015,” at Musée d’Art Moderne et d’Art Contemporaine in Nice. The actor will also receive a medallion from the French city’s mayor at the show’s VIP reception this Saturday, May 16th. (via artnet News)
With the Garage Museum of Contemporary Art set to open in Moscow in a month, the institution has put out a preview video, narrated by founder Dasha Zhukova and providing sneak peaks of the building, which was designed by Rem Koolhaas. Along with releasing the video, the museum has also announced that its board of advisors will include Hans Ulrich Obrist and Glenn Lowry. (via Garage Museum)
Edward Vaizey will retain his position as UK culture minister, as per the results from last week’s general election. Vaizey had been minister for culture, communications, and the creative industries since 2010, and last July was made additionally responsible for digital industries. (via The Art Newspaper)
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