Happenings: Top Art News from Yayoi Kusama in São Paulo to Oscar Murillo in Paris

Artsy Editorial
May 19, 2014 2:47PM

This week, we continue to cover Buenos Aires art fair arteBA, which opens to the public this Friday; and we feature Artsy partner The Phillips Collection, with highlights from the permanent collection.

Elsewhere on the walls, in New York, Ed Valentine opens at envoy enterprises; Lautaro opens at Praxis; Tom Friedman opens at Luhring Augustine; Amy Park opens at Morgan Lehman Gallery; and Andrew Salgado opens at One Art Space.

… in London, Phyllida Barlow and Richard Jackson open at Hauser & Wirth; Bernard Frize opens at Simon Lee; Ai Wei Wei and Richard Long open at Lisson Gallery; and “Susie Hamilton / Georgia Hayes / Mit Senoj” opens at Paul Stolper Gallery.

… in Berlin, David Bowie opens at Martin-Gropius-Bau.

… in Paris, Oscar Murillo opens at Marian Goodman Gallery; and Analia Saban opens at Praz-Delavallade.

… in Los Angeles, Gabriel Kuri opens at Regen Projects.

… in São Paulo, Yayoi Kusama’s “Infinite Obsession” opens at Instituto Tomie Ohtake.

In the news last week, Zoe Leonard was granted the Whitney Biennial’s Bucksbaum Award (Gallerist); Nadia Kaabi-Linke won the Discoveries Prize at Art Basel in Hong Kong (; the future of MOCA North Miami is uncertain (New York Times); the National Gallery’s absorption of The Corcoran Gallery was finalized (Washington Post); Pharrell teamed up with Takashi Murakami on a music video for the theme song of the artist’s new feature film, Jellyfish Eyes (Los Angeles Times); Tate Modern unveiled the restored Mark Rothko painting that was vandalized in 2012 (The Guardian); a bankruptcy judge blocked potential art buyers from accessing the Detroit Institute of Arts collection (The Detroit News); and amidst major delays in reopening, the head of Museu Picasso in Paris was fired (The Telegraph).

And, in case you missed it, we featured Art Basel in Hong Kong with trending artists, artworks, and booths, and profiles of Hong Kong gallerists and directors from Pearl Lam Galleries, Gagosian, Simon Lee, and Galerie Perrotin; and we offered a look inside Dan Colen’s new exhibition, “Help!” at The Brant Foundation, and an interview with the artist at his Brooklyn studio; and we highlighted current shows and artists at our partner galleries including “Social Art in America” at ACA Galleries, Jiang Pengyi at Klein Sun Gallery, Pavel Acosta at Zadok Gallery, David Hockney at Annely Juda, Jeff Koons at Baker Sponder, and L’Atlas at Catherine Ahnell; and we offered a humorous take on Mark Flood’s Insider Art Fair.

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