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.

Elsewhere on the walls, in New York, Steven Naifeh opens at Leila Heller Gallery; Micha Patiniott opens at Anna Zorina Gallery; Malick Sidibé and Brad Kahlhamer open at Jack Shainman Gallery; Liz Magic Laser opens at The Kitchen; Matthias Bitzer opens at Marianne Boesky Gallery; Julião Sarmento opens at Sean Kelly Gallery; and Daniel Canogar opens at bitforms gallery.

… in Los Angeles, Ryan Trecartin and “The Painted City: Art from Teotihuacan” open at LACMA; Laurie Hogin opens at Koplin Del Rio; Daniel Cummings opens at ACME.; and Patrick Lee and Nancy Riegelman open at Western Project.

… in London, Marius Bercea opens at Blain | Southern and Valerie Snobeck opens at Simon Lee Gallery.

… in Milan, Yinka Shonibare MBE opens at Brand New Gallery; Cildo Meireles opens at HangarBicocca Foundation; Uri Aran opens at Peep-Hole; Amelie von Wulffen opens at Giò Marconi; and Pae White opens at Kaufmann Repetto.

In the news last week, Sarah Lucas 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.

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