February 6 | Dallas Art Fair reveals exhibitor list for 2017
Details are announced of art fairs in Dallas, Sao Paulo and New York, and Anish Kapoor shows his support for refugees by donating $1 million worth of prize money.
Dallas Art Fair announces 2017 edition
Dallas Art Fair has announced the list of exhibitors for its 2017 edition, running from April 6 through 9.
The fair is located at the Fashion Industry Gallery, adjacent to the Dallas Museum of Art in the revitalized downtown Arts District. Since its debut in 2009, the fair has grown gradually, and this year boasts over 90 participants. The fair’s co-founder John Sughrue called this year's lineup "our strongest and most international to date.” Joining the ranks for the first time are big-name galleries including Gagosian Gallery, Skarstedt Gallery, and Lehmann Maupin. The full list of exhibitors is available via the Dallas Art Fair’s website.
Anish Kapoor gives $1m to refugees
Anish Kapoor, the winner of the 2017 Genesis Prize, has announced that he will donate his $1 million prize money to help people who have fled war or persecution.
The artist spoke out against “abhorrent government policies” towards refugees, and intends to use the prize money to draw attention to the plight of the millions of people affected by forced displacement. Kapoor said in a statement: “I believe that in the current political climate the world over, it is more important than ever that we continue to stand against the abhorrent government policies that are an offence against our ethics and the very tenets of what it means to be human.” The Guardian.
Douglas Gordon receives French honour
Scottish artist Douglas Gordon will officially receive the title of Commandeur des Arts et des Lettres, which was awarded to him in 2012.
“Commandeur” is the highest title given by the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, an Order of France established on May 2 1957 by the French Minister of Culture. Gordon will be awarded the title by the French Ambassador to Germany, and will be one of a select group of artists to receive the title and the only Scottish National after Sean Connery. Gordon began his career as a performance artist but has since produced a highly diverse body of works which encompass video, sound and multimedia installation. He won the Turner Prize in 1996 and represented Britain at the Venice Biennale the following year.
Douglas Gordon, Monster Reborn, 1996/2000, C-Print, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art © Studio lost but found / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2015
The contemporary art fair SCOPE New York has announced the list of exhibitors for its 2017 edition.
This year the fair will take place from March 2 to 5, making it the first edition of the fair to run parallel to the Armory Show. SCOPE New York 2017 will host 60 international galleries as well as a schedule of special events, performances and talks. Among the exhibitors are Art Unified (Venice); Gallery G-77 (Kyoto); Studio 26 Gallery (New York); X-Pinky (Berlin); White Noise Gallery (Rome); and Çağla Cabaoğlu Gallery (Istanbul). See the full list of exhibitors via SCOPE’s website.
The leading Latin American art fair SP-Arte has released the list of exhibitors and details of the program for its 2017 edition, which will take place in São Paulo between April 6 and 9.
Alongside the Main and Showcase sectors will feature the new Repertório sector, curated by Jacopo Crivelli Visconti. Repertório will highlight works created in the 1980s by artists born before the 1950s. The section includes works by artists who have been inspiring generations of other artists, such as Dan Graham, Richard Long, Lothar Baumgarten and Pino Pascali. Solo 2017, curated by Luiza Teixeira de Freitas, will offer a more in depth look at the work of individual artists, with single booth presentations by artists including Franz Erhard Walther (KOW, Berlin), Gabriel Abrantes (Galeria Francisco Fino, Lisbon) and Carolina Martinez (Portas Vilaseca, Rio de Janeiro). This year, in partnership with the Delfina Foundation in London, the fair will award an artist residency in London. For further details and the full list of exhibitors, see SP-Arte’s website.