Happenings: New Year, New Fairs, New Art
This week, we wrap up our feature on artists to watch and shows to see in 2014, we take a look at the Singapore Art Museum, and on Friday, look out for the launch of two fair previews, the preeminent Southeast Asian art fair, Art Stage Singapore, and the inaugural edition of San Francisco’s FOG Design+Art fair.
Elsewhere on the walls, in New York, Alex Prager’s “Face in the Crowd” takes over both Lehmann Maupin venues; Johan Van Mullem opens at C24; Jason Dodge opens at Casey Kaplan; Emilio Perez opens at Galerie Lelong; “Janet Malcolm: The Emily Dickinson Series” opens at Lori Bookstein Fine Art; “Into The Void” opens at Porter Contemporary, and Emil Lukas opens at Sperone Westwater. In Los Angeles, Edward Cella opens Joshua Aster and Spencer Lewis, and Gagosian Gallery opens Robert Therrien and William Eggleston. In London, Hauser & Wirth opens “Chance – Form – Language (and a FRANZWESTigation)” featuring Jean Arp and Franz West, Alex Van Gelder’s “Meat Portraits”, and Zhang Enli’s “The Box”; in Berlin, Johann König opens shows by Andreas Fischer and Manfred Kuttner; and at Singapore’s Gillman Barracks, Sundaram Tagore opens Jane Lee’s “100 Faces” and ARNDT Gallery opens Stephan Balkenhol.
In the news last week, Jeffrey Deitch has set his sights on Red Hook, Brooklyn (Artforum); Neue Galerie announced its timely spring show “Degenerate Art” (New York Times); the Calder Estate lawsuit against long-time dealer Klaus Perls was dismissed (Art in America); a contemporary art dream house sits in the Hudson Valley, commissioned by an anonymous Manhattan power couple (W Magazine); and Vermeer’s Girl With a Pearl Earring has earned the Frick unprecedented attendance figures (ARTINFO).
And, in case you missed it, Artsy finished up 2013 with the year’s top artists, artworks, categories, gallery shows, and museum exhibitions. In addition, we offered a final look at Christopher Wool’s excellent retrospective at the Guggenheim, and we picked out ten artists from Wool’s web of influence. Last, but not least, we took a look at the photo behind Spike Jonze’s brilliant new film, Her.