October 21, 2014: Fondation Louis Vuitton Reveals Commissions, Material Art Fair Announces Exhibitors, and Art21 Founder Susan Sollins Memorialized

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Oct 21, 2014 6:21PM


In New York … Aperture Foundation’s Benefit Party and Live Auction takes place tonight at Terminal 5, with pre-bidding on live lots running through 3pm and silent auction bidding running through 10:30pm; “What Nerve! Alternative Figures in American Art from 1960 to the Present with Dan Nadel, Peter Saul, and Forcefield,” a conversation followed by a screening of Forcefield’s Tunnel Vision (2001), will take place at Swiss Institute at 7pm.

In Paris … “Galerie Neu à La Douane,” including works by Marc Camille Chaimowicz, Kitty Kraus, Ken Okiishi, Josephine Pryde, and Reena Spaulings, opens at Galerie Chantal Crousel’s La Douane location; and “Art Brut, Masterpieces & Découvertes,” featuring works by Martin Ramirez, Adolf Wölfli, and Friedrich Schröder-Sonnenstern, among others, opens at Galerie Christian Berst.

In Milan … In collaboration with Paul Kasmin Gallery, M77 Gallery opens “Santi Moix: Brooklyn Studio,” the artist’s first show in Italy. 

Today’s Notable News

Art21 announced yesterday that Susan Sollins, founder and executive director of the nonprofit and cofounder of Independent Curators International, died on October 13. The two organizations have released memorial statements to the eminent curator, whose cause of death has not been disclosed. (via Art in America) 

The Frank Gehry-designed Fondation Louis Vuitton has confirmed a list of works that will be on view when the museum opens next week in Paris, among them are commissions by Ellsworth Kelly, Olafur Eliasson, and Cerith Wyn Evans, and some 15 Gerhard Richter pieces. (via The Art Newspaper)

Mexico City’s Material Art Fair has released the list of exhibiting galleries for its second edition in February 2015, including Milan’s Brand New Gallery and New York’s ZieherSmith. (via ARTnews)

Best of Instagram

Via @marygaris: “These Works- based on conversations overheard at art fairs by the ever brilliant Lucas Grogan. I love. #salonzurcher #garisandhahninParis #lucasgrogan” 

Good Reads

Advertisements for Myself: Fifteen Artists Take On the Challenge of Marketing Themselves(via T Magazine)

Can a Biennial Fix New Orleans?(via The Art Newspaper)

The Extinction Marathon: The Art World’s Bid to Save the Human Race(via The Guardian)

Artist of the Day

Born on this day in 1760, painter and printmaker Katsushika Hokusai produced some of the most iconic images in the history of Japanese art. Hokusai is best known for his revolutionary depiction of landscapes using the ukiyo-e woodblock printing style, which was traditionally reserved for portraiture.

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