October 22, 2014: Design for the Guggenheim Helsinki to be Selected from Open Call Submissions, Detroit Saves Its Art Collection in Bankruptcy Trial, and a New Art Fair Cruises into Miami’s Bayfront
In New York… “Chris Ofili: When Shadows Were Shortest” opens at the New Museum; “John Baldessari: Movie Scripts/Art” opens at Marian Goodman Gallery; “Tom Otterness: Creation Myth” and “Richard Estes: Recent Paintings” open at Marlborough Gallery; and “FIERCE CREATIVITY,” curated by Chuck Close and Jessica Craig-Martin, opens at Pace Gallery.
Today’s Notable News
Submissions to the Guggenheim Helsinki Design Competition have been published in an online gallery; the contest winner, whose design will be used for the museum’s new waterfront building in Finland’s capital, will be announced in summer 2015.
The city of Detroit reached a settlement with the Financial Guaranty Insurance Company in its ongoing bankruptcy trial, ensuring that the Detroit Institute of Arts will not be forced to sell off its collection to pay the city’s debts. (via The Art Newspaper)
The never-before-shown, supposedly largest collection of Louis Armstrong memorabilia, which includes everything from hand-written set lists to laundry lists, will finally be exhibited at the Louis Armstrong House Museum in Queens, after the museum spent nearly ten years cataloguing and preserving the artifacts. (via The New York Times)
Banksy’s latest mural, a playful reimagining of Vermeer’s Girl with a Pearl Earring, was vandalized just 24 hours after its completion; the wall, in the street artist’s native Bristol, was splattered with black paint by an unknown perpetrator under cover of darkness. (via The Guardian)
Concept, a new art fair launching this December, will be held on a yacht docked in Miami’s Bayfront Park, featuring a selection of 35 exhibitors on board. (via Artinfo)
Best of Instagram
Via @nashermuseum: “Happy Birthday, Bob. #rauschenberg #borntoday”
“What Can We Learn From Artists’ and Curators’ Desks?” (via Hyperallergic)
“Exploring the Freewill Gallery In New York’s Military Bunker on the Beach” (via The Huffington Post)
Artist of the Day
The legendary, multi-talented Robert Rauschenberg was born on this day in 1925. Rauschenberg is perhaps best known for his innovative paintings and three-dimensional collages incorporating unusual mixed media elements, known as “Combines.” Additionally, he created sculptures and photographs, and designed sets and costumes for dance performances. His work is often categorized under the umbrella of Neo-Dadaism.