Happenings: ARCOmadrid, LES Printshop, In the Studio with Artists of 1717 Troutman Street
This week, we continue coverage of ARCOmadrid, which opens Wednesday, Feb. 19th; we feature a curated sale with Lower East Side Printshop; and we take you “In the Studio” with three artists from Queens’s 1717 Troutman Street.
Elsewhere on the walls, in New York, “Italian Futurism, 1909–1944: Reconstructing the Universe” opens at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum; Pat Steir opens at Cheim & Read; “Ran Hwang: Thew Snowfall of Spiders” opens at Leila Heller Gallery; Nicole Charbonnet opens at Winston Wächter Fine Art; “Gallery Artists” opens at J. Cacciola Gallery; “Nate Burbeck: Places Unknown” opens at Anna Zorina Gallery; “Anna Navasardian: Black and White” opens at Claire Oliver; “Andy Hall: Shapes of Time” opens at Jack Geary; Leslie Wayne and Richard Mosse open at Jack Shainman Gallery; and Jorge Miño opens at Praxis.
In the news last week, the statute of limitations on Nazi-looted art may be waived in Germany (The Art Newspaper); Matthew Barney’s River of Fundament made its debut in Brooklyn (Art in America); Arte Povera was in demand at Christie’s, London (ARTINFO); Shia LaBeouf began a bizarre performance work, #IAmSorry, in Los Angeles (CNN); President Obama picked Janet Chu as the new head of the National Endowment for the Arts (The Art Newspaper); The Museum of Modern Art announced that despite razing the American Folk Art Museum, the façade will be saved (New York Times); and the Mellon Foundation granted $1.75 million to SFMOMA for its Artist Initiative program (Artforum).
And, in case you missed it, in honor of ARCOmadrid, we surveyed Spanish art history, the current art market in Spain, took a look at Reynold Reynolds’s film at the fair, and spoke with the curator of the #FocusFinland section; we featured the Hammer Museum’s “Take It or Leave It” exhibition with 10 masters of appropriation and Barbara Kruger’s lobby installation; and we previewed The New-York Historical Society’s March exhibition “Bill Cunningham: Façades.”