November 24, 2014: Anri Sala Wins the Vincent Award, Met Receives Gift of African-American Art, and The Kunstmuseum Bern Accepts a Controversial Bequest

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Nov 24, 2014 7:50PM


In New York … Tim Griffin, executive director and chief curator of The Kitchen, and curator and writer Barbara London talk about new media art with Asia Society curator Michelle Yun at the Asia Society Museum, 6:30 p.m.

In London … Morgan Fisher: Past Present, Present Past” opens at Maureen Paley.


In London … Horst Vintage” closes at Hamiltons Gallery.

Today’s Notable News

Albanian artist Anri Sala has been named winner of this year’s Vincent Award, conferred biennially by the Broere Foundation. Sala, who won the Venice Biennale’s Young Artist Prize in 2001, will receive a €50,000 award. (via ARTnews)

The Souls Grown Deep Foundation has donated 57 works by African-American artists from the South to The Metropolitan Museum of Art; the collection includes 10 works by Thornton Dial and 20 Gee’s Bend quilts. (via The New York Times)

Despite last-minute complications, the Kunstmuseum Bern will accept a bequest from a Nazi-era art dealer of over 1,000 works, many of which are thought to have been looted from Jewish families during World War II. (via The New York Times)

Best of Instagram

Via @danielarsham: “Thursday December 4th, 6-8 PM in Miami, come and join me @locustprojects for a reception for my exhibition ‘Welcome to the Future’”

Good Reads

Naked for Art: Inside Yves Klein’s Tactile Sculpture(via Art in America)

What to Expect at Art Basel Miami Beach, Based on Out-of-Context Quotes from Party Invitations(via ARTnews)

Remarkably Pristine Ancient Greek Mosaics Uncovered in Turkish City of Zeugma(via My Modern Met)

From Idaho to the Smithsonian, the Journey of James Castle(via Hyperallergic)

Artist of the Day

Post-Impressionist master Henri de Toulouse-Lautrecwas born on this day in 1864. The artist’s paintings, prints, and illustrations encapsulate the milieu of La Belle Époque Paris; an exhibition of his works on paper is currently on view at New York’s Museum of Modern Art.

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