October 16, 2014: Cornell Returns to London, Images of Syrian Victims at the Holocaust Museum, and a Latin American Art Museum for Miami

Daily Digest: Top Art News
Oct 16, 2014 4:36PM

Opening

In New York … 

“Witness at a Crossroads: Photographer Marc Riboud in Asia” opens at Rubin Museum of Art; “Forces at Play: Sheila Crider, Benjamin Gardner, Marthe Keller, Joan Mellon, Leo Rabkin” opens at Gallery Molly Krom; “Mira Dancy & Sarah Peters: BODYRITE” opens at Asya Geisberg Gallery; “Cynthia Greig: the nearest distance" opens at Fred Torres Gallery; “Alexis Portilla: Surface Tension” opens at Birnam Wood / Galleries; “Alfred Steiner: Likelihood of Confusion” and “Tiffany Bozic: Qualia” open at Joshua Liner Gallery; “Stas Orlovski: Pastoral” opens at Mixed Greens; “Laura Ball: Endlings” opens at Morgan Lehman Gallery; and “Alfredo Scaroina: Reclamation” opens at Unix Gallery.

In London … 

1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair opens at Somerset House, and “Pedro Cabrita Reis: The London Angles” opens at Sprovieri.

In Reykjavík … 

Lawrence Weiner: Along the Shore” opens at i8 Gallery.

Today’s Notable News

The first exhibition of Joseph Cornell’s work in London in 30 years will open in July 2015 at the Royal Academy of Arts. (via The Art Newspaper)

Art collector Gary Nader has released plans for a Latin American art museum in downtown Miami, featuring 600 pieces from his personal collection. (via Miami Herald)

Washington, D.C.’s U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum has put graphic images of victims of the Syrian civil war on public display, amidst a debate over their authenticity. (via The Los Angeles Times)

Best of Instagram

Via @hannahrw: “Reflector | Tomás Saraceno's mirror + Thomas Demand's wallpaper @friezeartfair #emptyfrieze”

Good Reads

From the Archives: Warhol, Judd and Others Weigh In on Matisse(via Art in America)

Still Revolutionary After All These Years: Scholar Delivers a Long-Overdue Analysis of China’s Contemporary Art Market(via The Art Newspaper)

11 Outrageously Cute Pictures of Babies Playing in the Gagosian Booth at Frieze(via New York Observer)

Artist of the Day

A major figure of early American photography, Paul Strand was born on this day in 1890. With his dramatic portraits of urban centers and their inhabitants, Strand helped define the direction of the newly established art form.

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