Artists Galleries 26-04-2017

April 26 | Public review demanded of Herzog & de Meuron's Berlin Museum of Modern Art

In Berlin, Aedes Architekturforum pen a petition demanding a critical public discussion on plans to go ahead with the new Herzog & de Meuron-designed Modern Art Museum. Whilst, in other news, Marisol has bequeathed her entire life’s work to New York’s Albright-Knox Gallery, and Christie’s and Sotheby’s reign supreme in the Hiscox Online Art Trade Report.

People Awards 25-04-2017

April 25 | New cross-platform art production studio set up in LA

Tapping into the LA’s studio production vibe, Lauri Firstenberg has embarked on a new initiative — ‘there-there’. The arts production studio hopes to fill a gap, where the closing down of galleries has seen artists struggle to harmonise the production of their work with its exhibition. In other news, Hiroshi Senju wins the 2017 Isamu Noguchi Award, whilst the American Academy in Rome announces its residency

Institutions Movements 24-04-2017

April 24 | The NEA releases report on the economic impact of the arts in the US

Good news for the arts in the US, as the NEA notes a positive increase of arts and cultural workers throughout the country. Over in Paris, artist William Kentridge sees a work on paper go at auction for a top price.

Artists Institutions 21-04-2017

21 April | Karen Archey leaves e-flux for Amsterdam’s Stedelijk Museum

From new appointments and representations at the Stedelijk Museum and at Malborough Contemporary to international recognition for two artists, one at the end of his career, the other just beginning to consolidate her status in the art world.

Artists Galleries 20-04-2017

April 20 | A $65 million Basquiat to be auctioned off at Sotheby’s

It’s business as usual for the art market: big galleries continue to expand and to represent more and more prestigious artist estates, whilst at auctions, records are — of course — made to be broken.

Galleries Artists 19-04-2017

April 19 | The art world says goodbye to two major figures

Two major figures from the art world have died this week, an artist and a gallerist from each side of the Atlantic. In other news, the Oran Biennale will take place in July following its hiatus.

Galleries Artists 18-04-2017

April 18 | A new Brussels space for Clearing gallery

One of China’s most respectable institutions for contemporary art is going through a rough patch, whilst London can claim a victory for gender equality in the

Institutions Artists 14-04-2017

April 14 | And the Golden Lion goes to… Carolee Schneemann

A pioneer of the happening, body art and feminist art, Carolee Schneemann will be awarded the Golden Lion at the Venice Biennale. In other news, the New Museum’s newest initiative receives a welcome boost, whilst Geneva’s Art & Public gallery moves from Switzerland to

Fairs Biennials & Triennials 13-04-2017

April 13 | Art Cologne and abc join forces for Art Berlin

This September, Berlin with host a new fair, Art Berlin — a joint venture via Art Cologne and abc (art berlin contemporary). In other news, ArtHamptons 2017 has been cancelled, though New York City’s art scene seems to be thriving with Lower Manhattan Cultural Council placing 100 artists in residency programs, and announcing 140 days of free cultural events. For its part, Carriage Trade Gallery is reopening at a new space.

Artists Galleries 12-04-2017

April 12 | Julian Charrière is now represented by Sean Kelly Gallery

Exciting times for Olafur Eliasson’s protégé, Julian Charrière, as he is picked up by art world powerhouse, Sean Kelly Gallery. MOCA’s ex-director, Jeffrey Deitch, looks to be turning over a leaf and investing in a new LA space, after leaving the museum’s staff and exhibition program in disarray in 2013. Whilst, in other news, Dak’Art’s Contemporary African Art Biennale announces open call for its 2018 edition.

Institutions Biennials & Triennials 11-04-2017

April 11 | Protests far and wide, from Athens to Los Angeles

Artists Against Evictions calls out Documenta 14 for its silence on the recent mass eviction of artists and refugees in Athens. Whilst on the other side of the Atlantic, Hysteric Curators stage a protest against the recent opening at Los Angeles’ MOCA of a retrospective dedicated to Carl Andre — who was charged with the murder of partner Ana Mendieta, the feminist artist-extraordinaire. In other news, Hilton Als wins the Pulitzer Prize for

Biennials & Triennials Institutions 10-04-2017

April 10 | Controversy over Crimea at the inaugural Russian Art Triennial

A month since its inauguration, the Russian Art Triennial, held at Moscow’s Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, is beginning to draw some heavy criticism regarding the inclusion of Crimea in its programming. In other news, 173 fellowships are awarded by John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, whilst Brazil’s SP-Arte draws minimal

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