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 London, Alexander Calder and Jenny Saville open at Gagosian Gallery; Marina Abramović opens at Serpentine Gallery; Adrian Ghenie opens at Pace Gallery; Bridget Riley opens at David Zwirner; Mehran Elminia opens at Rosenfeld Porcini; Sean Scully opens at Timothy Taylor Gallery; and “Jimmie Durham: Traces and Shiny Evidence” opens at Parasol unit.

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).

And, in case you missed it, we launched our first summer city guide, on New York; we featured the Brooklyn Museum’s current show “Chicago in L.A.: Judy Chicago’s Early Work, 1963-74”; we highlighted the permanent collection at Indianapolis Museum of Art (IMA); and we focused on artists and current shows at our partner galleries including the “Photocopy-Realistic” drawings of Richard Forster at Ingleby Gallery; Jonathan Horowitz’s show at Xavier Hufkens; Igor Mitoraj’s “Traces of Time”at Contini Art UK; new approaches to panorama photography at 333 Montezuma Arts; Almine Rech’s inaugural Italian avant-garde show at its new London location; and the top 10 new artists to watch in abstract painting.

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