November 7, 2014: The Guggenheim Appoints a Curator of Architecture and Digital Initiatives, Artifacts on Auction Stir Controversy, and an Inside Look at Warhol’s Scene

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Nov 7, 2014 10:04PM


In New York … Maurizio Cattelan: Cosa Nostra” opens at Venus Over Manhattan; “Frank Stella: Sculpture” opens at Marianne Boesky Gallery; “Jasper Johns: Sculptures and Related Paintings 1957-1970” opens at Craig F. Starr Gallery; “Gabriele Beveridge: Gold Diamond Park” opens at Elizabeth Dee; “Bosco Sodi: The Last Day” opens at Pioneer Works; and “Wendell Minor: Original Illustrations from ‘Edward Hopper Paints His World’” opens at the Edward Hopper House Art Center in Nyack. Independent Projects opens to the public today, with  booths from galleries including David Zwirner, Pilar Corrias Gallery and Kayne Griffin Corcoran. And opening this weekend are “Freezer Burn,” organized by Rita Hackermann, at Hauser & Wirth, “Martin Puryear” at Matthew Marks Gallery, and Urs Fischer at Gavin Brown’s Enterprise on Nov. 8; and “Tom Sachs: Chawan” at Salon 94’s uptown space on Nov. 9. 

In London … Polly Apfelbaum: Colour Sessions” opens at Frith Street Gallery

In Los Angeles … Nick Waplington: A Good Man’s Grave Is His Sabbath” opens at Little Big Man Gallery; “Adam Mars: Once Upon a Time, We Weren’t Stalkers” opens at GUSFORD | los angeles

In Berlin … Clare Woods: Hanging, Hollow and Holes” and Raffi Kalenderian open at Buchmann Galerie; “Petros Moris: Copies and Columns” opens at DUVE Berlin; “Jeremy Shaw: Hot 100” and Jorinde Voigt open tomorrow at Johann König.

Today’s Notable News

The Guggenheim has announced a new curatorial position for the museum’s Architecture and Digital Initiatives, to which Troy Conrad Therrien has been appointed. Therrien will contribute to the museum’s programs relating to architecture, design, technology, and urban studies; most immediately, he will help to organize an exhibition of the top six submissions to the Guggenheim Helsinki Design Competition, to be shown in Spring 2015 in Finland. 

In more Guggenheim news, the Guggenheim International Gala yesterday evening honored artists recently or currently on view in the museum, including Carrie Mae Weems, who was the subject of a retrospective last winter and spring, members of artist group Zero—Heinz Mack, the late Otto Piene, and Günther Uecker—who are featured in “ZERO: Countdown to Tomorrow” on view through January, and Wang Jianwei, whose exhibition of commissioned works, “Time Temple,”  is on view through February. 

The St. Louis chapter of the Archaeological Institute of America has, for the second time in the last month, consigned several artifacts to auction, much to the distaste of the AIA’s leadership. The ancient treasures—a Mayan vase and Zapotec urn—have been in the group’s possession since the early 1900s, and will head to auction at Bonhams in New York next week. The AIA is now considering suspending or even revoking the St. Louis chapter’s charter, to be decided at a hearing in January 2015. (via The Art Newspaper)

Antony Gormley is preparing to install five life-sized iron figures along the waterfront in Suffolk and the Bristol Channel next year to commemorate the 50th anniversary of The Landmark Trust, which restores historic buildings. The installation sites, designated by the artist himself, will represent the four points on a compass, with one figure at the center of them all. Past public works of Gormley’s in the UK include a series of similar figures partially submerged at Crosby Beach in Merseyside county. (via The Guardian) 

Photographer Billy Name, who captured iconic moments from Andy Warhol’s Factory during the ’60s, will be the subject of a new exhibition opening next week at Milk Studios. The images, taken mostly with a 35mm Pentax gifted to Name by Warhol, feature the familiar faces of Warhol’s crew, including Edie Sedgwick, Lou Reed, Nico, and Gerard Malanga. (via T Magazine) 

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Good Reads

Does the World Need Another Art Fair? An Investigation at the Opening Day of Independent Projects in Chelsea(via ARTnews)

The Graphics of the Great War in France(via Hyperallergic) 

Artist of the Day

Spanish Baroque painter Francisco de Zurbarán was born on this day in 1598. Zurbarán painted mainly religious scenes, creating portraits of saints and other Catholic figures. Due to his strong use of chiaroscuro, the artist has often been compared to Caravaggio.

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