Happenings: Top Art News from Art Basel in Hong Kong to Rio’s Gallery Weekend

Artsy Editorial
May 12, 2014 3:37PM

This week, we continue coverage of Art Basel in Hong Kong and launch a preview of Buenos Aires fair arteBA; and we feature Rio de Janeiro’s gallery weekend CIGA (Circuito Integrado das Galerias de Arte), organized by ArtRio, and Dan Colen’s exhibition “Help!” at The Brant Foundation.

Elsewhere on the walls, in New York, Joan Mitchell opens at Cheim & Read; Harmony Korine opens at Gagosian Gallery; Mark Flood opens at Zach Feuer; Heimo Zobernig and Robert Heinecken open at Petzel Gallery; Lucien Smith opens at Skarstedt Gallery; Sze Tsung Leong opens at Yossi Milo Gallery; Pawel Althamer opens at Socrates Sculpture Park; and our own Legacy Russell opens her first solo show at Field Projects.

… in Hong Kong, Su Xiaobai opens at Pearl Lam Galleries; Hernan Bas opens at Lehmann Maupin; Jean-Michel Othoniel and Ryan McGinley open at Galerie Perrotin; Mark Bradford opens at White Cube; and Sun Xun opens at Edouard Malingue Gallery.

… in Paris, Sean Scully and Ellsworth Kelly open at Galerie Lelong; and Albert Oehlen opens at Galerie Max Hetzler.

In the news last week, Maria Lassnig (who won Golden Lion Lifetime Achievement Award at the Venice Biennale in 2013) died at the age of 94 (Gallerist); Cornelius Gurlitt of Nazi-looted Munich trove, died (Art in America), and it was revealed that he had bequeathed his art to Kunstmuseum Bern (BBC News); Turner Prize nominees were announced (The Guardian); Guggenheim descendants are suing the Peggy Guggenheim Foundation (New York Times); and Rome’s heat wave causes the Borghese to open windows in galleries with priceless paintings (The Guardian).

And, in case you missed it, we covered NADA New York with trending artists under 35, a tribute to beloved dealer Hudson, and dealer profiles including Nicelle Beauchene, Sunday Painters, and The Journal; Collective Design Fair with trending artist and designers, favorite works from Artsy specialist Rebecca Bronfein Raphael and Scandinavian Design 101; and Frieze New York, with coverage of Frieze Projects, the Focus and Frame sections, and trending artworks, artists and booths at the fair.

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