September 4, 2014: Garage Mag Publishes Virtual Jeff Koons Work, Uncertain Future for Art Moscow, and the Louvre Gets a Makeover

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Sep 4, 2014 7:49PM


Claire Healy, Sean Cordeiro, and Nicolas Lobo open at Gallery Wendi Norris; Eric Wesley opens at Bortolami; Ilja Karlampi’s “Xxxercise” opens at The Suzanne Geiss Company; “Heart of Art” opens at Anna Zorina Gallery; Melanie Daniel opens at Asya Geisberg Gallery; Kwang Young Chun opens at Hasted Kraeutler; Nick Cave opens at Jack Shainman Gallery, Louise Kruger and Mark Strand open at Lori Bookstein Fine Art; Paul Graham opens at Pace/MacGill Gallery; Farhad Moshiri opens at Galerie Perrotin, Allan McCollum and Walead Beshty open at Petzel Gallery; Johannes VanDerBeek opens at Zach Feuer; “Days Inn,” curated by Justine Kurland opens at Mitchell-Innes & Nash; RO/LU opens at Patrick Parrish; and Julie Blackmon opens at Robert Mann Gallery.

Today’s Notable News

The board of the Performing Arts Center at the World Trade Center has decided against going with the project’s original architect, Frank Gehry. (via New York Times)

Art, fashion, and literary magazine, Garage Magazine, will include a virtual artwork by Jeff Koons in its seventh issue. It will only be accessible on the Garage Mag app, where viewers will be able to use their mobile devices to explore the work. (via New York Times)

Art Moscow, scheduled to take place September 17th to the 21st, could be canceled, according to Vasily Bychkov, the fair’s organizer, who says sanctions imposed on Russia by the European Union and the United States could prevent overseas exhibitors from deciding to participate in the fair. (via The Art Newspaper)

Jean-Luc Martinez, director of the Louvre, is planning the museum’s biggest renovation project since the 1980s, which will start with the “great paintings” galleries in the Richelieu wing and eventually give a “complete makeover” to the entire museum. (via The Art Newspaper)

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Good Reads

Picasso Museum to Reopen at Last, With New Leader” A profile on Laurent Le Bon, president of the Picasso Museum in Paris, who is overseeing its reopening. (via New York Times)

Until Alleged Rapist is Disciplined, Columbia Art Student will Carry Mattress Around Campus” A Columbia University student is carrying her mattress everywhere she goes until her alleged rapist is expelled from campus. The performance is part of her senior thesis project that responds to the personal burden carried by sexual assault survivors, titled “Mattress Performance” or “Carry That Weight.” (via Hyperallergic)

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