GalleriesArtists 30-01-2017

January 30 | Alison Jacques and Luhring Augustine now co-represent estate of Lygia Clark

This Monday there is news of Lygia Clark's estate, Sotheby’s invest in “5D” imaging technology, and SmithDavidson expands its international presence.

Artist representations

London’s Alison Jacques Gallery and Luhring Augustine in New York have announced that they are now co-representing the estate of Brazilian artist Lygia Clark.  

A founding member of the 1950s Brazilian Neo-Concrete movement, Clark reimagined the pictorial surface of painting as a three-dimensional architectural space. She studied under Fernand Léger and the Brazilian landscape architect Roberto Burle Marx. Alison Jacques has exclusively represented Clark’s work since 2010, but following the co-representation a solo show of the artist’s works will be held at Luhring Augustine in April 2017. For more details, see the announcement here.

Lygia Clark, Bicho (Critter), 1959, via artcopia 


SmithDavidson expands

Amsterdam-based SmithDavidson Gallery has announced it is opening a new space in Miami.

For over a decade, the gallery has shown at Art Miami, and now hopes to expand its presence in the Floridian art hub. Located in the up-and-coming Ironside area of the Upper East Side, the gallery boasts 4,000 square feet. The space’s inaugural exhibition will offer an overview of the SmithDavidson collection, which encompasses Modern and contemporary art, and Aboriginal Australian paintings. Read the announcement here.


Auction houses

Sotheby’s has announced a new partnership with Swiss startup ARTMYN.

ARTMYN has developed technology that can produce “interactive, 5D images that provide an unprecedented visual experience by bringing to life the artwork’s texture and composition.” Sotheby’s will employ this technology to scan selected works from its upcoming New York and London sales, which will be available through the company’s apps and website. "We are absolutely thrilled to collaborate with an institution as prestigious and innovative as Sotheby's,” said ARTMYN co-founder and CEO Alexandre Catsicas. Find out more via Sotheby’s website.


Phillips has appointed Dina Amin, a former senior director and senior specialist for post-war and contemporary art at Christie’s, as senior director and head of the twentieth-century and contemporary art department, Europe.

Amin will be responsible for overseeing Phillips’ twentieth-century and contemporary auctions including cultivating networks among collectors, dealers, and curators to increase the auction house’s presence in Europe and the Middle East. Artforum has more.


New center for contemporary art

The Haus Mödrath, a nearly 11,000-square-foot manor house dating back to 1830, is set to become a new exhibition space for contemporary art.

Located in the small town of Kerpen just southwest of Cologne, the mansion is currently under renovation but will open its inaugural exhibition “Aftermieter” on April 23, 2017. The show will feature work by 20 artists, including Neil Beloufa, Ed Atkins, and Katja Novitskova. Backed by a foundation, the house is funded by an anonymous collector from the region. There will be no permanent collection at Haus Mödrath, which will instead host rotating exhibitions. The house, which boasts 15 bedrooms, four fireplaces, and a chapel — is currently under renovation by Sollich Architects. Read the full story on artnet News.

Haus Mödrath in the winter. Image credit: Kölner Stadt-Anzeiger.

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