October 30, 2014: The Hirshhorn Hires a Curator in New York, a Museum Demolished in Turkey, and Another Slew of Art Prizes

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Oct 30, 2014 9:54PM


In New York … 

In Chelsea

Louise Bourgeois: Suspension” opens at Cheim & Read

Jugoslav Mitevski: i can’t sing but i do, i can’t dance but i do, i can’t paint but i do” opens at Ana Cristea Gallery

Alexander Ross: Recent Terrestrials” opens at David Nolan Gallery

Klaus Lutz opens at The Kitchen

Gary Simmons: Fight Night” opens at Metro Pictures

Julian Stanczak: From Life” opens at Mitchell-Innes & Nash

Robert Motherwell: Works on Paper, 1951-1991” and “Saint Clair Cemin: Myth and Math” open at Paul Kasmin Gallery

Orit Raff: Priming” opens at Julie Saul Gallery

Lucia Fainzilber: Somewear” opens at Praxis

“MIGRATION” opens at Claire Oliver

John Baldessari, Ellsworth Kelly, Richard Serra, and Richard Tuttle: New Projects” opens at Gemini G.E.L. at Joni Moisant Weyl

Shea Hembrey: MultiVerses” opens at Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery

Huguette Caland: Early Works 1970-85” opens at Lombard Freid Gallery

Geoffrey Farmer: Cut Nothing, Cut Parts, Cut the Whole, Cut the Order of Time” opens at Casey Kaplan

Daniel Gordon: Screen Selections and Still Lifes” opens at Wallspace


Pedro Barrail: Welcome to the Jungle” opens at Cristina Grajales Gallery

Brian Rutenberg: Saltwater” opens at Forum Gallery

Reiner Riedler: The Lifesaving Machines” opens at Sous Les Etoiles Gallery

Joel Holmberg: You Line” opens at American Contemporary


Castellani, Judd, Stella: Local History” opens at Dominique Lévy 

Bernardo Torrens: Three Graces and Other Works” and “Antonio Cazorla: Sounds of the Sea” open at Bernarducci.Meisel Gallery

Bruce Davidson: In Color,” “Vivian Maier: In Her Own Hands,” and “Anna Mia Davidson: Human Nature” open at Howard Greenberg Gallery

In London … Sohei Nishino: New Dioramas” opens at Michael Hoppen Gallery; “Yang Yanping: Lotus Heaven” opens at Michael Goedhuis Gallery; “Interwoven Histories,” featuring Romuald Hazoumè, Naomi Wanjiku Gakunga, Nnenna Okore, and Adejoke Tugbiyele, opens at October Gallery.

In Berlin … Miklos Gaál: Piece in the Sky” opens at Wagner + Partner.

In Los Angeles … Tony Berlant: Close to Home” and “Heather Gwen Martin: Rogue Wave Projects” open at L.A. Louver.

Today’s Notable News

Former Swiss Institute director Gianni Jetzer has been named curator-at-large for the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, fulfilling a new New York-based position created by the Washington, D.C. institution. Melissa Chiu, the museum’s new director, has announced plans to steer its programming towards more experimental and international works, confirming that the first exhibition on her watch will feature Iranian video artist and photographer Shirin Neshat. (via The New York Times)

Pro-Kurdish demonstrators in southeastern Turkey have been blamed for demolishing Diyarbakir’s Ziya Gokalp House Museum and a public library, according to Turkish press reports, though these claims have been challenged as hasty, but as-yet-unproven assumptions in a complex political climate. (via The Art Newspaper)

Today in art prize news: Julien Prévieux has received the 14th Prix Marcel Duchamp, which was announced at last weekend’s FIAC in Paris; the Fondation d’Entreprise Ricard’s 16th prize for emerging French art has gone to Camille Blatrix; Rhizome has given its inaugural Prix Net Art award to artist collective JODI, with an Award of Distinction going to Kari Altmann; the 5th Prix Pictet Commission has gone to Juan Fernando Herrán; and Absolut has released the list of nominees for its 2015 Absolut Art Award, which honors one contemporary artist and one art writer. A shortlist of five finalists will be announced at Art Basel Miami Beach in December, and the winning artist and writer will be revealed during the 56th Venice Biennale in May 2015. The nominees, which will be judged by a committee led by New Museum director Massimiliano Gioni, include Camille Henrot, Ragnar Kjartansson, Amalia Pica, Laure Prouvost, and Rivane Neuenschwander, among others.

Best of Instagram

Via @surfacemag: “Artist Wang Jianwei at “Time Temple,” his first show in the U.S., opening at New York’s @guggenheim tomorrow (through Feb. 16, 2015). Stay tuned for a profile on Wang in our Dec/Jan Art issue.”

Good Reads

Art: The Original Social Medium,” a discussion of Arnold Böcklin’s Isle of the Dead (1880) and the power of the reproduction of images—two themes also explored in the Bruce High Quality Foundation’s current exhibition, “Isles of the Dead.” (via Art Market Monitor)

Performance Patrons,” portraits of this year’s Performa honorees, including Cindy Sherman, Laurie Simmons, Shirin Neshat, and Yvonne Rainer. (via The Wall Street Journal)

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