Happenings: Top Art News from Brooklyn to Brussels

Artsy Editorial
Apr 14, 2014 4:07PM

This week, the Brooklyn Museum’s Brooklyn Artists Ball takes places on Wednesday; on Thursday our preview of Art Brussels begins and we launch a sale with The Line, and we continue our CalArts Benefit Sale through Saturday.

Elsewhere on the walls, in New York, “Ai Weiwei: According to What?” opens at the Brooklyn Museum; Sigmar Polke opens at The Museum of Modern Art; and Julian Schnabel opens at Gagosian Gallery. Los Angeles, Augusta Wood opens at Angles Gallery; Christiane Lyons opens at Anna Meliksetian | MJBriggs; Thomas Ruff opens at Gagosian Gallery; and Meleko Mokgosi opens at Honor Fraser. London, Andreas Gursky opens at Sprüth Magers; Jean Nouvel opens at Gagosian Gallery; Tauba Auerbach opens at the Institute of Contemporary Arts; Chris Marker opens at Whitechapel Gallery; “Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs” opens at Tate Modern. Istanbul, Burcu Percin opens at art ON Istanbul.

In the news last week, art buyers have found a tax break in the U.S. when buying at auction (New York Times); a new art exchange in London allows collectors to buy shares of art by street artists (Reuters); art critic Greg Allen discovered that George W. Bush’s paintings were sourced from first hits on Google Image (; the Miami pastor who got busted for selling fake Damien Hirst paintings faces seven years in prison (Huffington Post); SFMOMA will open “the largest exhibition space for photography in any art museum in the United States” in 2016 (Los Angeles Times); and in Pakistan artists inspired by JR’s “Inside Out Project,” created #NotABugSplat to deter drone strikes (CNN).

And, in case you missed it, we covered the Dallas Art Fair, including trending artists, artworks, gallery booths, and eight hot artists under 40 at the fair; Richard Phillips spoke to us on the occasion of his new show at Dallas Contemporary and shared “missing pieces” and his thoughts on art in the digital space; Art Privée shared a post on the current trend of gallery collaborations; Cory Jacobs, curator of the Gallery at Hermès shared an inside look at the current Miranda Lichtenstein show; we shared top picks from the AIPAD Photography Show; and we highlighted current shows at our partner galleries including Jason Shawn Alexander at 101/Exhibit, Ricardo Mazal at Sundaram Tagore, Shannon Richardson at Brumfield’s Gallery, and Guido Mocafico at Hamiltons Gallery.

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