Happenings: Top Art News from Pharrell in Paris to the Gardner Heist

Artsy Editorial
May 27, 2014 2:58PM

This week, we feature the permanent collection of the RISD Museum, and we highlight Design on Artsy.

Elsewhere on the walls, in New York,  Kimberley Hart and Adia Millett open at Mixed Greens; Olive Ayhens and Mayumi Sarai open at Lori Bookstein Fine Art; Bianca Sforni opens at Miyako Yoshinaga Gallery; and Erró and Akira Shimizu open at Pavel Zoubok Gallery.

… in Los Angeles, Matty Mo opens at Project Gallery; Luke Butler and “Material Object” open at Charlie James Gallery; and Nick Aguayo and Raffi Kalenderian open at Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects.

… in Berlin, Jeremy Shaw and Kiki Kogelnik open at Johann König; Michael Müller opens at Galerie Thomas Schulte; and the Berlin Biennale opens.

… in Paris, “G I R L – curated by Pharrell Williams” opens at Galerie Perrotin.

In the news last week, The Glasgow School of Art suffered a major fire; fortunately firefighters were able to salvage 90% of its structure (The New York Times); FBI confirmed sightings of the stolen artworks from the 1990 Gardner Heist (Boston Globe); The Metropolitan Museum of Art announced it would release 400,000 images for free online access ( and plans for a major renovation of its Modern wing (The New York Times); Charles Saatchi will put Tracey Emin’s famous installation My Bed on auction this summer (The Independent); German photographer Michael Schmidt won the prestigious Prix Pictet (The Guardian); Jack Shainman Gallery inaugurated its new space, The School, in Kinderhook, NY with a Nick Cave performance (Art in America); Damien Hirst donated a gilded woolly mammoth skeleton to the annual amfAR benefit in Cannes (Variety).

And, in case you missed it, we covered the 23rd edition of arteBA with dealer profiles on Nora Fisch, miau miau, and Orly Benzacar, trending artworks, and Latin American artists; we featured designer Alexander Girard on the occasion of the Herman Miller and Maharam exhibition in New York; and we highlighted shows and artists at our partner galleries including Philippe Pasqua at UNIX Gallery, the inaugural exhibition at ART 3 in Bushwick, contemporary ceramics at Gallery LVS, Pablo Posada Pernikoff at Beatriz Esguerra Art, and Paul Endres Jr. at Childs Gallery.

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