Elsewhere on the walls, in New York, openings include “Prints: Dan Flavin, Donald Judd, Fred Sandback” at David Zwirner; Lynda Benglis at Cheim & Read; solo shows for Jackie Nickerson and Radcliffe Bailey at Jack Shainman Gallery; Wade Guyton at Petzel Gallery; David LaChapelle at Paul Kasmin Gallery; Robert Bechtle at Gladstone Gallery; and “Reclining Nude”, candid photographs of Basquiat taken by Paige Powell at The Suzanne Geiss Company.
...in L.A., “Xylor Jane: Sea Legs” and “Keltie Ferris: Doomsday Scenario” begin at the Santa Monica Museum of Art; “Hammer Projects: Nathaniel Mellors” opens at the Hammer Museum; and Matthew Marks Gallery shows “Peter Fischli & David Weiss: Polyurethane Objects”.
...outside the U.S., at Singapore’s Gillman Barracks Chun Kai Feng opens at Fost Gallery and Sunaryo opens at Equator Art Projects; in Paris, Tacita Dean opens at Marian Goodman Gallery; in Munich the UNPAINTED media art fair begins; in Beijing “Xu Zhen: A Madeln Company Production” opens at Ullens Center for Contemporary Art; and in Hong Kong “Frank Gehry: Fish Lamps” opens at Gagosian Gallery.
In the news last week, MoMA announced that it will indeed demolish the former American Folk Art Museum in order to complete its redesign; a wave of dissent ensued, including an open letter from the Architectural League of New York, and opinions from a score of top architects (New York Times); MOCA emerged from financial instability, reaching its endowment goal of $100 Million (Los Angeles Times); American archaeologists discovered an Egyptian pharaoh’s tomb (Huffington Post); Long Island City’s Brand X Editions is suing Christopher Wool (The Art Newspaper); Polaroid recruited The Andy Warhol Museum for an inaugural exhibition at its forthcoming Las Vegas store (ARTINFO); and the Philadelphia Museum will receive a major collection from collectors Keith L. and Katherine Sachs (Art in America).
And, in case you missed it, contributing editor Francesca Gavin shared her view on “The Return of Paris”, we launched a new series, “Decoding Artspeak”, and we looked into the shows and artists at a number of partner galleries including Wentworth Galleries, LewAllen Galleries, Madison Gallery, and Edward Cella Art and Architecture.