Happenings: Top Art News, from Basel Previews to Van Gogh’s Left Ear
This week, we launch previews of international art fairs Art Basel and Design Miami/ Basel; and we feature highlights from the permanent collection at Fondation Beyeler.
Elsewhere on the walls, in New York, Nicola Samori opens at Ana Cristea Gallery; “Sites of Reason: A Selection of Recent Acquisitions” opens at MoMA; Ian Cheng, Melanie Gilligan, Carissa Rodriguez and Anicka Yi open at Bortolami; John Clement opens at De Buck Gallery; “Frameshift curated by Useful Pictures” opens at Denny Gallery; Thomas Campbell opens at Joshua Liner Gallery; Kate Joyce opens at Rick Wester Fine Art; and Eugenio Merino opens at Unix Gallery.
… in Los Angeles, “Duckrabbit” opens at Anat Ebgi; “Centrifuge curated by ARTIS” opens at Shulamit Gallery; and Alec Egan opens at Western Project.
In the news last week, Vincent van Gogh’s infamous left ear was recreated using 3D printers and a relative’s DNA, and is now on display in Germany (New York Times); Eli Broad’s museum in Los Angeles has filed a $19.8 million lawsuit for delays in construction (New York Times); Ai Weiwei released transcripts reflecting his recent withdrawal from a show at Beijing’s Ullens Center for Contemporary Art (Hyperallergic); Marta Suplicy, Brazil’s minister of culture, plans to prioritize arts during the 2014 World Cup (The Art Newspaper); and artists Guo Jian and Chen Guang were arrested by Chinese police as part of a crackdown on attempts to commemorate the Tiananmen anniversary (The Guardian).