Happenings: Top Art News from Milan to São Paolo

This week, we continue to feature miart, Milan’s biggest modern and contemporary art fair, which opens to the public on Thursday; later this week, look out for our preview of the São Paulo art fair, SP-Arte.
… in Los Angeles, and “The Painted City: Art from Teotihuacan” open at LACMA; Laurie Hogin opens at Koplin Del Rio; opens at ACME.; and and open at Western Project.
… in London, Marius Bercea opens at Blain | Southern and opens at Simon Lee Gallery.
… in Milan, Yinka Shonibare MBE opens at Brand New Gallery; opens at HangarBicocca Foundation; opens at Peep-Hole; opens at Giò Marconi; and opens at Kaufmann Repetto.
In the news last week, was named UK’s representative at the 2015 Venice Biennale (BBC News); John Baldessari, Barbara Kruger, and Catherine Opie returned to their positions on the board at MOCA (Los Angeles Times); auction houses have hired lobbyists to quash the potential new artist royalties bill (New York Times); new Gagosian locations in New York—a pop-up on Lower East Side and a new outpost on the Upper East Side—will open with Urs Fischer exhibitions (New York Times); on a similar note, Pace Gallery plans a pop-up in Silicon Valley (Gallerist); a visitor to Milan’s Brera Gallery broke a 19th-century statue while sitting on its lap and taking a selfie (TIME); and the culprit behind the defacement of Prada Marfa was arrested, and is claiming he was only making art (Waco Tribune).
And, in case you missed it, we highlighted the 19th Biennale of Sydney, including a look at immersive art experiences, 10 top Aussie artists, and a regional focus on Australia; and we featured current exhibitions at our partner galleries, including Corey Escoto and Walid Siti at Taymour Grahne,  Joseph Peller at ACA Galleries, Hiroshi Yamano at LewAllen Galleries, Tsuyoshi Maekawa at Axel Vervoordt, Adriana Duque at Zipper Galeria, and Alex Katz at Timothy Taylor Gallery.