Happenings: Art News, the Frieze Week New York Edition
By Artsy Editors
May 5, 2014 11:51 am

This week, we host NADA New York, Collective Design Fair, Frieze New York, and Frieze Week satellite fairs; we launch Art Basel in Hong Kong; and the 10th Annual BAM Art Auction, and the Whitney Art Party take place.

Elsewhere on the walls, in New York, “Charles James: Beyond Fashion” opens at The Metropolitan Museum of Art; Ragnar Kjartansson and Camille Henrot open at New Museum; Daniel Hesidence opens at The Journal Gallery; Sterling Ruby and Anna Maria Maiolino open at Hauser & Wirth; Jayson Musson opens at Salon 94; Grant Foster and Jesse Wine open at Ana Cristea Gallery; Ed Ruscha opens at Gagosian Gallery; Ai Yamaguchi opens at Joshua Liner Gallery; Tara Donovan, Hiroshi Sugimoto, and Joel Shapiro open at Pace Gallery; Slim Aarons opens at Staley-Wise Gallery; assume vivid astro focus opens at The Suzanne Geiss Company; Philippe Pasqua opens at Unix Gallery; Sanya Kantarovsky opens at Casey Kaplan; Mark Flood opens at Zach Feuer Gallery; and Mark Hagen and Ara Dymond open at Marlborough Chelsea.

… in Los Angeles, Robert Swain opens at Santa Monica Museum of Art; Kate Bonner and Michael Kindred Knight open at Luis De Jesus; David Klamen and Joseph Hart open at Mark Moore Gallery; and Christian Tedeschi opens at Western Project.

In the news last week, Ai Weiwei was conspicuously excluded from a Shanghai exhibition (New York Times); Pritzker prize-winning architect Hans Hollein died (Washington Post); the Whitney shared details surrounding its inaugural exhibitions at its new space (GalleristNY); Michelangelo’s David is in a precarious state and conservators report it could collapse (The Telegraph); the new Charles James exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art is brought to life with robotic arms (New York Times); Lollapalooza will stage its first art exhibition this summer, to be curated by Shepard Fairey (Chicago Tribune); China’s museum boom has brought with it a wealth of innovative new architecture (CNN); art dealer Hillel Nahmad faces a year in prison for involvement in a gambling ring (Bloomberg); and T Magazine shared a preview of Pharrell’s upcoming Galerie Perrotin show (T Magazine).

And, in case you missed it, we covered Gallery Weekend in Berlin with a guide organized by neighborhood and highlights from participating artists; Art21 shared their new video on Whitney Biennial artist Jacolby Satterwhite; and we highlighted current shows and artists at our partner galleries including Jeremy Thomas at Bentley Gallery; Romare Bearden at ACA Galleries; Wafaa Bilal at Driscoll Babcock Galleries; Michel Alexis at Ruth Bachofner Gallery; and Jamey Stillings at photo-eye.