October 15, 2014: Frieze Opens in London, Turkish Biennial Cancelled in Wake of ISIS Attacks, Whitney Museum Awarded $25k

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Oct 15, 2014 9:34PM


In New York… Lili Reynaud-Dewar: Live Through That?!” opens at the New Museum; “Jeff Chien-Hsing Liao’s New York: Assembled Realities” opens at The Museum of the City of New York.

In London… Frieze London and Frieze Masters open today at Regent’s Park; “Rembrandt: The Late Works” opens at The National Gallery.

Today’s Notable News

It has been confirmed that Richard Serra is creating a new sculpture exclusively for David Zwirner—a surprising twist, as Serra has typically shown his large works with Gagosian Gallery over the past few decades. (via The Art Newspaper)  

The Whitney Museum has been awarded $25,000 in recognition of their publication “Hopper Drawing,” which was released in conjunction with the museum’s 2013 exhibition of Edward Hopper’s work. The prize, presented by the J.M. Kaplan Fund’s publishing grants program Furthermore, is dubbed the Alice Award after Alice Kaplan. (via The New York Times) 

Attacks by the so-called Islamic State on nearby towns has driven organizers of the “Mythologies” biennial in Mardin, Turkey, to cancel the event, which was set to run October 17th through November 17th. (via The Art Newspaper) 

Best of Instagram

Via @friezeartfair: “As part of #friezeprojects, Nick Mauss has created a living stage on which a new ballet will be performed everyday. Music performed live by @kimletgordon and @julianahuxtable.”

Good Reads

With Leonard Lauder Collection, Metropolitan Museum of Art Attempts to Fill a Modern-Art Gap(via The Wall Street Journal)

Creating a Renaissance for Italian Modernism(via ARTnews)

Guarding Jeff Koons(via Hyperallergic) 

Artist of the Day

Painter Ralph Albert Blakelock was born on this day in 1847. Blakelock was a member of the Hudson River School, creating dreamy landscapes and nightscapes. He was prone to experimentation in his process, manipulating the surface texture of his tableaus, and infusing the scenes with patterns and abstract imagery.  

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