Happenings: A Week on the West Coast and an Exclusive with Magnum Photos

Artsy Editorial
Jan 20, 2014 3:51PM

This week, Artsy travels to L.A. to cover the fifth edition of Art Los Angeles Contemporary, and while we’re there we’ll take a look at gallery shows around the city and the current Keltie Ferris exhibition at Santa Monica Museum of Modern Art. We’ll also be partnering with the renowned Magnum Photos, to offer exclusive limited-edition prints, a staple for any photography collection.

Elsewhere on the walls

… In New York,Carrie Mae Weems: Three Decades of Photography and Video” opens at the Guggenheim Museum; Pace Gallery opens two shows in its Chelsea locations, Sol LeWitt and Keith Sonnier; Luhring Augustine opens David Musgrave; Paula Cooper Gallery opens Joel Shapiro; and Unix Gallery opens Ingrid Dee Magidson.

… In L.A., L.A. Louver opens Leon Kossoff, and David Kordansky Gallery opens Mai-Thu Perret.

… In London, White Cube’s Bermondsey location opens Darren Almond, He Xiangyu, and Franz Ackermann; Sprüth Magers opens Alexander Singh; and Victoria Miro opens Isaac Julien.

In the news last week, Detroit Institute of Arts supporters donated $330 million in hopes of keeping the museum’s collection intact (Bloomberg); Elaine Wynne was identified as the buyer behind the $142.4 Million Bacon (New York Times); the Metropolitan Museum of Art announced that upon its reopening on May 8th, the Costume Institute will be renamed the Anna Wintour Costume Center (TIME); Mikhail Baryshnikov is beginning a campaign to raise money for artist fellowships in honor of John Cage (New York Times); Anish Kapoor brings an inflatable concert hall to tsunami stricken Japan (Telegraph); an installation at the upcoming Sochi Olympics will render visitors’ faces (Business Insider); and Matthew Barney’s newest film, the five-hour-long River of Fundament, will premiere at the Brooklyn Academy of Music on Feb. 12 (Art in America).

And, in case you missed it, Artsy covered two fantastic fairs last week, Art Stage Singapore and FOG Design+Art; we offered a crash course on the Southeast Asian art market; we spoke to San Francisco art advisor Sabrina Buell and SFMOMA curator Jennifer Dunlop Fletcher; Long Beach’s Museum of Latin American Art shared Frida Kahlo’s photos; and we took a look at Britney Spears and other pop stars using art for album covers and music videos.

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