Happenings: ARCOmadrid, The Hammer, and Bill Cunningham
This week, we launch our preview of contemporary art fair ARCOmadrid, highlight the Hammer Museum’s new exhibition “Take It or Leave It,” and preview the New York Historical Society’s exhibition, “Bill Cunningham: Façades.”
Elsewhere on the walls, in New York, the New Museum opens “Pawel Althamer: The Neighbors” and “Laure Prouvost: For Forgetting”; Hasted Kraeutler opens Rómulo Celdrán; and Lori Bookstein Fine Art opens “Speaking Through Paint: Hans Hofmann’s Legacy Today.”
… in London, Simon Lee opens George Condo; Pace Gallery opens Pavel Pepperstein; and Gagosian Gallery opens Georg Baselitz.
In the news last week, The Armory Show launched its new website and promotional campaign (ARTINFO); the highly anticipated Broad Museum pushes its opening back to 2015 (New York Times); New York’s Museum of Modern Art hired their first director of digital content and strategy (Art in America); Art Basel announced its 2014 exhibitors (ARTINFO); Tony Matelli’s Sleepwalker sculpture caused a stir at Wellesley College (Boston Globe); and Hans Haacke and David Shrigley are slated as the next two artists to occupy Trafalgar Square’s fourth plinth (The Guardian).
And, in case you missed it, we featured the fantastic 2014 edition of Zona MACO, and looked at 10 Mexican artists at the fair; in honor of New York Fashion Week we looked at some favorite artist-designer collaborations and highlighted GREY AREA’s Art Matters! project at Bergdorf Goodman; and we took a look at current shows including Paulette Tavormina at Robert Klein Gallery, Mr. Chow at Pearl Lam Galleries, and America Martin at Joanne Artman Gallery.