September 10, 2014: Nick Cave In Conversation, Brooklyn Museum Director to Retire, and Happy Birthday to Karl Lagerfeld This #NYFW

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Sep 10, 2014 7:14PM


In New York, Cao Fei’s “L.A. Town” opens at Lombard Freid; “(Nothing But) Flowers: Michiel Ceulers, Jo Nigoghossian, Anthony Pearson, Paul Pascal Theriault, Lisa Williamson” opens at Nathalie Karg Gallery; Prune Nourry’s “Terracotta Daughters,” presented by FIAF’s Crossing The Line, opens at The China Institute; Ragnar Kjartansson and The National’s “A Lot of Sorrow” opens at Luhring Augustine, Bushwick; Marco Palmieri opens at Robert Blumenthal; and “Saul Steinberg: 100th Anniversary Exhibition” opens at Pace Gallery.

In London, “The Go-Between” opens at Sprovieri.

Today’s Notable News

Tonight, Nick Cave discusses his book, Nick Cave: Epitome, with Creative Time’s chief curator Nato Thompson at the New York Public Library. 

After 17 years on the post, Brooklyn Museum director Arnold L. Lehman announces his retirement, to take effect in mid-2015. (via New York Times)

Cooper Hewitt Announces the 2014 People’s Design Award Contest, the winner of which will be announced at the 15th National Design Awards Ceremony on October 9th, in New York. (via Smithsonian)

Gilda Snowden, beloved Detroit artist and educator died from heart failure on Tuesday. (via Huffington Post)

Cleveland Museum announces a $10 million anonymous donation.

Zaha Hadid has been selected to design the London Science Museum’s Gallery of Mathematics. (via Designboom)

Os Gêmeos Converts Industrial Silos in Vancouver into Towering, Graffitied Giants.” (via Colossal)

Best of Instagram 

@jackshainmanny highlights Tallur L.N.’s work “Obituary Note” at The School in Kinderhook, NY—open Saturdays from 11am–5pm. 

Good Reads 

Marcel Dzama, Kim Gordon (of Sonic Youth), and Tim Kingsbury (Of Arcade Fire) discuss their new collaborative film, Une danse des bouffons (a jester’s dance). (via New York Times)

Making Sense of the Legal Battle Over Vivian Maier’s Artworks” (via Hyperallergic)

On Jim Dine’s new London exhibition, which revisits Communist-era student artworks (via Art in America)

Artist of the Day: 

Happy birthday to the perennially chic, black-and-white-gloved Karl Lagerfeld, Chanel fashion designer, artist, and photographer extraordinaire, whose endlessly imaginative runway shows have included themes like supermarkets and icebergs—and even an art gallery itself, replete with custom-made artworks referencing Kandinsky, Pollock, and Duchamp, among others. “Art is art. Fashion is fashion,” Lagerfeld once told the New York Times. “However, Andy Warhol proved that they can exist together.”

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