September 16, 2014: Garage Museum Announces Programming for New Space, Prada Marfa Saved, and Jean Arp’s Birthday

Daily Digest: Top Art News
Sep 16, 2014 4:50PM


In New York...Gabriel Orozco opens at Marian Goodman Gallery; and Tarek Al-Ghoussein opens at Taymour Grahne.

In London...Yayoi Kusama opens at Victoria Miro Gallery.

Today’s Notable News

The Garage Museum of Contemporary Art in Moscow announced its programming for its new space scheduled to open in June 2015. It’s debut will include a project by Rirkrit Tiravanija and a Louise Bourgeois retrospective.

The University of Missouri is partnering with the Capitoline Museums in Rome to help catalogue ancient artifacts and perform research that the museums are unable to afford on their own. (via New York Times)

An agreement has been reached over the dispute between the Texas Department of Transportation and the foundation Ballroom Marfa over the installation Prada Marfa (2005), by Elmgreen & Dragset. The work was threatened to be shut down because it could be viewed as an illegal roadside advertisement under state law, but the foundation has purchased the land surrounding it and will register it as an art museum. (via The Art Newspaper)

German artists Horst Hoheisel and Andreas Knitz have installed parts from a Jewish synagogue in Adolf Hitler’s former office in a castle in Poznan, Poland. The work is part of “Eye of Memory” at Poznan’s Castle Culture Centre. (via The Art Newspaper)

Art Moscow has been canceled following economic and political problems in Russia, including sanctions from the European Union and the United States that could prevent foreign exhibitors from presenting at the fair. (via Hyperallergic)

Best of Instagram

Via @coolhunting: “Photographer Dan Tobin Smith drew inspiration from Philip K Dick’s concept of kipple, useless objects, to fill his East London studio with objects collected by him and donated by the public #thefirstlawofkipple”

Good Reads

Revisiting Steve McQueen’s Early Work” (via Hyperallergic)

The Man Who Invented a Colour”: A profile on Yves Klein (via BBC Culture)

Long Before Emojis, the Picassos of Persian Calligraphy Brought Emotion to Writing” (via Smithsonian Magazine)

Artist of the Day

Jean Arp, a pioneer of abstract art, was born on this day in 1887. Arp was pivotal in the founding of the Dada movement and participated in Surrealism and Constructivism. His work often incorporated waste material such as paper and fabric, composing biomorphic forms inspired by organic objects and the human figure.

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