Happenings: ALAC, Zona MACO, Philippe Halsman, and Hassan Hajjaj

This week, we launch our preview of Zona MACO, the self-proclaimed “art fair of Mexico,” and we continue to cover Art Los Angeles Contemporary, which opens on Thursday. In addition, we highlight two exhibitions, “Philippe Halsman, Astonish Me!” at Musée de l’Elysée and Turner Contemporary’s “Making Paintings: Helen Frankenthaler and JMW Turner.”

Elsewhere on the walls...

…in New York,Hassan Hajjaj: Kesh Angels” opens at Taymour Grahne; Carlos Rolon opens at Salon 94; Kathleen Gilje opens at Francis M. Naumann Fine Art; and “Carrie Mae Weems: Museum Series” opens at The Studio Museum in Harlem.

in Los Angeles, “Tea and Morphine: Women in Paris, 1880 to 1914” opens at the Hammer Museum.

…in London, Liu Wei opens at White Cube Mason’s Yard; Lisson Gallery opens Wael Shawky and Christian Jankowski; and David Zwirner opens Al Taylor.

In the news last week, major art world players Paola Antonelli, Thomas Campbell, James Cuno, Marc Spiegler, Olafur Eliasson, and Shirin Neshat were among attendees at the annual World Economic Forum meeting in Davos, Switzerland (Art in America); The Smithsonian and the National WWII Museum plan events to coincide with the Feb. 7th release of feature film, The Monuments Men (New York Times); a judge predicts that the Detroit Institute of Art’s collection is safe (The Independent); and Tate Modern announced another round of spectacular turbine hall installations, courtesy of Hyundai (The Telegraph).

And, in case you missed it, Artsy celebrated 2013; we got the inside scoop from curator Neville Wakefield on the Elevation 1049 exhibition in Gstaad; MR PORTER shared an in-the-studio with Hassan Hajjaj; we featured Magnum Photos with a focus on Philippe Halsman with an interview with his daughter and a look as three iconic photos; and finally, we took a look at must-see shows going on across the globe this winter.