Happenings: Top Art News, from Massimiliano Gioni’s New Title to Hauser & Wirth’s Somerset Outpost

This week, we feature the Watermill Center Benefit Auction and showcase highlights from the permanent collection at the Seattle Art Museum.

Elsewhere on the walls, in New York, Nate Burbeck, Shaun Ellison, Alexander Kaletski, and Micha Patiniott open at Anna Zorina Gallery; Scott Daniel Ellison opens at ClampArt; Alina and Jeff Bliumis open at Denny Gallery; “Multiplicity” opens at Mixed Greens; and Marta Minujin opens at Praxis

… in Los Angeles, “CLEAR” opens at Gagosian Gallery, and Carol Selter opens at Charlie James Gallery.

… in London, Lisa Slominski, Steven Morgana, Christian Newby, and Theodoros Stamatogianni open at Pi Artworks, and Bongsu Park and Keita Miyazaki open at Rosenfeld Porcini. 

In the news last week, curator Massimiliano Gioni was promoted to artistic director at the New Museum (Gallerist); German artist Otto Piene passed away at the age of 86 just as his major exhibition, “More Sky,” opened at the Neue Nationalgalerie and the Deutsche Bank Kunsthalle in Berlin (The Art Newspaper); Sotheby’s announced it will broadcast its auctions live on eBay starting this fall (The New York Times); society photographer Lord Snowdon donated 130 original prints to the National Portrait Gallery (The Guardian); the internet cat video festival is heading to the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis (ARTINFO); and Hauser & Wirth opened a gallery in the rural county of Somerset (The Art Newspaper).

And, in case you missed it, we launched the Watermill Center Benefit Auction; we featured Art Southampton and local galleries and institutions on the east side of Long Island in Focus: Hamptons; and we showcased highlights from the permanent collection at the Blanton Museum of Art. We also featured “Convergences” at the Getty Museum; highlighted northern British artists; shared our take on notable works at the Blanton Museum of Art; and went gallery-hopping with the art-loving French Bulldog, Pickle. Additionally, we focused on current shows and artists at our partner galleries, including Emerson Cooper at Muriel Guépin Gallery, Enrique Santana at Maya Polsky Gallery, Karen Gunderson and Alex Rennie at Waterhouse & Dodd, and Shin Kwang Ho at UNIX Gallery.