Happenings: Top Art News from Asia Week to the Biennale of Sydney, and Everything in Between

This week, we continue coverage of Asia Week New York 2014, we feature shows from around the globe this Spring; we offer a focus on Australia and the Biennale of Sydney; and we launch a preview of the Milanese contemporary art fair, miart.

Elsewhere on the walls, in New York, Kenneth Noland opens at Pace Gallery; Leigh Ledare opens at Mitchell-Innes & Nash; Shaan Syed opens at Ana Cristea Gallery; Michael Rudokas opens at Denny Gallery; Eve Aschheim opens at Lori Bookstein Fine Art; Howard Fonda and Susan Graham open at Mixed Greens; and Reed Anderson opens at Pierogi.

… in London, Alex Katz opens at Timothy Taylor Gallery.

… in São Paulo, Adriana Duque opens at Zipper Galeria.

Recent museum acquisitions include works by Hadieh Shafie, acquired by The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The British Museum, and LACMA; while the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum acquired works by Do Ho Suh and Lee Bul; and the Rubell Family Collection acquired a work by Liu Wei.

In the news last week, Elmgreen & Dragset’s Prada Marfa was vandalized again (Hyperallergic); New York museum professionals earn more than London counterparts (The Art Newspaper); Damien Hirst will write an autobiography, despite the fact that he can’t remember his twenties (The Guardian); MoMA hired Darby English to consult on Black Art (Art in America); Peggy Guggenheim’s heirs are suing the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation (The Art Newspaper); and a 17-year-old Italian art theft case surrounding a Gustav Klimt case has been reopened (The Guardian).

And, in case you missed it, Asia Week New York began last Friday, featuring related exhibitions and interviews including the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s “Ink Art” and an interview with curator Maxwell K. Hearn; we highlighted current shows including Taryn Simon at Gagosian Beverly Hills, Rachel Mason at envoy enterprises, Abu Dhabi Art Hub, and contemporary Korean design at Edward Tyler Nahem Fine Art.

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