Happenings: Top Art News, from Jeff Koons in New York to a MoMA Show for Bjork

This week, we feature highlights from the British Museum’s permanent collection, and we launch our second summer city guide, focused on London.
Elsewhere on the walls, in New York:
Chelsea: A group show featuring,,,,,, and Rebecca Shore opens at David Nolan Gallery; “To Do as One Would” opens at David Zwirner; “YELL-O” featuring Justin Davis, , Adele Mills, and opens at C24 Gallery; “Contrapposto & Other Stories,” featuring Christopher Hanrahan, , and opens at Jeff Bailey Gallery; and open at Kathryn Markel Fine Arts; opens at Lehmann Maupin; and “All a tremulous heart requires,” featuring, Ida Ekblad,,,,, and opens at ZieherSmith.
Upper East Side: “: A Retrospective” opens at the Whitney and Koons’ Split-Rocker goes on view at Rockefeller Center; and opens at Gagosian Gallery.
Midtown: “The Middle East Revealed: A Female Perspective,” and “: Syria in 1940” open at Howard Greenberg Gallery.
Brooklyn: opens at Minus Space.
… in Los Angeles, opens at KM Fine Arts; and opens at Mark Moore Gallery.
… in Berlin, , , and open at Capitain Petzel.
In the news last week, an self-portrait was purchased for more than $30 million at Art Basel (New York Times); The Museum of Modern Art announced its plans for a retrospective next year on the singer, composer, and fashionista Bjork (New York Times); Kanye West accused acclaimed photographer of being “afraid of celebrity” after she canceled plans to photograph his wedding (Newsweek); and scientists at the University of Toronto concluded that the design of our brain is wired to appreciate art (The Wall Street Journal).
And, in case you missed it, we showcased a New Collector’s Guide for Art Basel Week; we featured highlights from the permanent collection at Cooper Hewitt: Smithsonian Design Museum; we uncovered the trending booths, artists, and artworks at Art Basel, and trending designers, booths, and works at Design Miami/ Basel; Hans Ulrich Obrist & Klaus Biesenbach shared insights on their “14 Rooms” exhibition; Art Basel curators Gianni Jetzer and Florence Derieux spoke to us about the sectors they spearheaded at this year’s fair; and we highlighted booths and artists at Art Basel and Design Miami/ Basel including Annely Juda Fine Art at Art Basel Booth, new Jeff Koons sculptures at Almine Rech’s Art Basel booth, and designer Chris Schanck’s new works at Johnson Trading Gallery at Design Miami/ Basel.