October 8, 2014: Marina Abramović Solicits Director Lars von Trier, Ancient Cave Paintings Found in Indonesia, and a National Arts Treasure in Greenwich Village

Daily Digest: Top Art News
Oct 8, 2014 7:22PM


In New York… Ryan McNamara performs an encore of his new work Misty Malarky Ying Yang for High Line Art,Sari Dienes opens at The Drawing Center, and “Elliott Puckette: New Work” opens at Paul Kasmin Gallery.

In London… Etel Adnan and “Tracey Emin: The Last Great Adventure is You” open at White Cube’s Bermondsey space.

Today’s Notable News

Marina Abramović issued a personal invitation to Lars von Trier, whom she calls “the most disturbing director in this planet,” to collaborate on an upcoming film. (via The Art Newspaper)

The Rema Hort Mann Foundation has named the emerging artists who will receive $10,000 grants for 2014, including Abigail DeVille and Dora Budor. (via ARTnews)

Cave paintings have been discovered in Indonesia that are over 35,000 years old, raising new questions about where and when the first artworks originated. (via the Guardian)

The National Trust for Historic Preservation has designated the New York Studio School’s Whitney Studio as a National Treasure, beginning the process of raising funds for the Greenwich Village building’s restoration. (via Hyperallergic)

Best of Instagram

Via @pacegallery: “After over three years of restoration work, Louise Nevelson's ‘Night Presence IV’ has been reinstalled at [its] home on Park Avenue near 92nd Street. Originally installed in 1973, the 22-foot tall steel sculpture is a highlight of New York City's public art collection.”

Good Reads

The Future of the American Kunsthalle(via ARTnews)

How JMW Turner Set Painting Free(via BBC Culture)

A Giant Underwater Sculpture Is Now Holding Up The Ocean's Surface(via the Creators Project)

Would You Pay $20M for an All-White Ryman Painting?(via New York Observer)

Artist of the Day

Activist and painter Faith Ringgold was born on this day in 1930. As epitomized in the painted narrative quilts she began making in the 1980s, Ringgold’s work reflects her efforts to combat racism and gender inequality, and to reconsider the ways that history is written and retold.

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