May 22, 2015: Venice Shuts Down the Iceland Pavilion Mosque & Sotheby’s to Auction First Restituted Gurlitt Painting
In New York ...
On Sunday, May 24th, an exhibition of Lissy Funk’s 1964 tapestry The Secret Fish (Der geheime Fisch) opens at JTT.
In East Hampton …
“The View From Here” opens at Tiwani Contemporary; “Justin Mortimer: Kult” opens at Parafin; “Pi ARTWORKS; “
On Saturday, May 23rd, Pump House Gallery hosts “Infra Sound,” a conversation between artist
In Los Angeles ...
On Saturday, May 23rd, “Greg ‘Craola’ Simkins: Where Am I?” opens at KP Projects / MKG; “Andre D. Wagner: American Survey Pt. II: Tell It like It Is” opens at Papillion; “Z-ing,” with works by
On Sunday, May 24th, “Art and Other Tactics: Contemporary Craft by Artist Veterans,” “Phyllis Green: Fall 12: An Autobiography Considering
In Paris ...
“Yoshinobu Nakagawa: Early Works” opens at Taguchi Fine Art, ltd.
Today’s Notable News
Venetian authorities have shut down the Icelandic Pavilion at the Venice Biennale, a functional mosque (the first one in Venice) created by artist
After being returned to its rightful heirs just last week, the first painting restituted from Cornelius Gurlitt’s hoard will be auctioned by Sotheby’s on June 24th. The work,
Three members of Illuminator Art Collective have filed a lawsuit against the New York Police Department for “false arrest and improper seizure of…property,” based on events that occurred last September. The prosecutors were arrested outside the Met for “unlawful posting of advertisements” while protesting at the David H. Koch Plaza inauguration, and their property was held in police custody for over two months following their release. The members of the group are claiming a violation of the First Amendment, as the confiscation of their property prohibited them from taking part in further planned protests. (via Hyperallergic)
Next month, Berlin nonprofit PRAXES Center for Contemporary Art will close its doors after two years in St. Agnes Church, a space now shared with the newly relocated and revamped König Galerie. Founders and directors Kristine Siegel and Rhea Dall are to become co-conveners of Norway’s 2016 Bergen Assembly. (via artnet News)
no longer represented by Mary Boone Gallery. After 30 years of representation by the gallery, the artist is discontented by the current state of the art market and does not wish to have gallery representation of any kind at this time. Boone shares similar views, and the gallery’s relationship with Fischl continues to be a positive one. (via The Art Newspaper)
Poet Maya Angelou’s collection of close to 50 works of African-American art will hit the auction block on September 15th. The collection represents artists including
The Clark Art Institute has named as its new associate director of research and academic program Christopher Heuer, who is currently a senior fellow at D.C.’s National Gallery and co-founded Selma arts collective Our Literal Speed. (via Artforum)
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Via @juddfoundation: “Judd Foundation is happy to share the news that a fall 2017 themuseumofmodernart. Comprising more than 100 works of art gathered from public and private collections around the world, this retrospective aims to provide a multifaceted perspective on Judd, advancing scholarship on his practice and introducing his work to new generations of viewers.”
Via @diaartfoundation: “Dia:Beacon is prepped for the prototype construction. Opens June 1 at Dia:Beacon.”
“A Few Good Reasons to Drop Out of Art School” (via The New Yorker)
“$1.5 million in art planned for county-funded Hilton convention hotel to include a selfie mosaic” (via cleveland.com)
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