Happenings: Top Art News, from “Chicago in L.A.” to Francis Bacon in Monaco

Artsy Editorial
Jun 2, 2014 3:29PM

This week, we launch our first summer city guide, featuring our home turf, New York; we highlight the permanent collection at Indianapolis Museum of Art (IMA); and we feature the Brooklyn Museum’s current show “Chicago in L.A.: Judy Chicago’s Early Work, 1963–74.”

Elsewhere on the walls, in New York, Katrin Sigurdardóttir, Liz Glynn and Jory Rabinovitz open at SculptureCenter; Rob Hornstra and Arnold van Bruggen open at Aperture Gallery; Matthew Samolewicz and Ross Simonini open at Blackston; Luke Diiorio opens at Robert Blumenthal; Florian Maier-Aichen opens at 303 Gallery; Jude Broughan opens at Churner and Churner; Robert De Niro, Sr. opens at DC Moore Gallery; “Objects & Fictions: John Baldessari, Oliver Boberg, Sarah Charlesworth, Thomas Demand, Jenny Holzer, Laurie Simmons, William Wegman” opens at Senior & Shopmaker Gallery; and Larry Clark opens at Luhring Augustine.

… in Los Angeles, Hueman opens at Project Gallery; David Hendren opens at Anna Meliksetian | MJBriggs; Matthew Rolston opens at Diane Rosenstein Fine Art; and “Infinitude” opens at Roberts & Tilton; Albert Oehlen opens at Gagosian Gallery; John Altoon and “Expressionism in Germany and France: From Van Gogh to Kandinsky” open at LACMA.

… in San Francisco, Sara VanDerBeek opens at Altman Siegel Gallery; Val Britton and Christine Elfman open at Gallery Wendi Norris; Marc Katano opens at Stephen Wirtz Gallery; and “Modernism from the National Gallery of Art” opens at the de Young Museum.

… in London, Rachel Goodyear opens at Pippy Houldsworth Gallery; Sam Francis opens at Bernard Jacobson Gallery; “Alex Da Corte, Jack Greer, Augustus Thompson” and Leo Gabin open at White Cube; Volkan Aslan opens at Pi Artworks; Mario Dellavedova opens at Sprovieri; and Adriana Varejão opens at Victoria Miro Gallery.

… in Berlin, Clemens Behr and Lennart Grau open at Circle Culture Gallery.

In the news last week, legendary poet Maya Angelou died (New York Times) and her portrait was added to the National Portrait gallery (ARTINFO); Marina Abramović’s new performance work is tied up in controversy over “nothing” (The Guardian); plans are underway for an institute dedicated to Francis Bacon in Monaco (The Guardian); State Russian Museum plans a satellite in Málaga, following Pompidou’s lead (The Art Newspaper); a Frenchman came clean after stealing a Rembrandt painting 15 years ago, with a story that is reminiscent of the popular novel The Goldfinch (ARTnews); video art fair Moving Image plans an edition in Istanbul this fall (The Art Newspaper).

And, in case you missed it, we featured Design on Artsy; we shared highlights from the permanent collection at the RISD Museum; and and we focused on artists and current shows including the spray paint-armed drones of graffiti artist KATSU; Robert Hite’s “Imagined Histories” photographs; Jean-François Rauzier’s new hyperphotos; leather assemblages from the ’60s by Nancy Grossman; Onur Mansız and the body as canvas, on canvas; sublime photography by Sebastiao Salgado; and expressive brush paintings by Fabienne Verdier

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