GalleriesArtists 07-03-2017

March 7 | #SaatchiSelfie judges announced, including Tracey Emin, Idris Khan and Juergen Teller

Young faces rising to prominent positions in New York, whilst London taps into the selfie craze with 8,000 faces from around the globe.


#SaatchiSelfie

The Saatchi Gallery, West London, has just revealed its judging panel for the #SaatchiSelfie competition. Launched ahead of its exhibition “From Selfie to Self-Expression”, the star-studded panel comprises of Tracey Emin, Idris Khan, Juergen Teller, Juno Calypso, and Saatchi gallery sCEO Nigel Hurst.

Having received more than 8,000 submissions, from over 100 countries, the panel will choose just ten winners to have their #SaatchiSelfie on display at the gallery. The exhibition will make its debut on on March 30, whilst the deadline for entry into the competition is on March 12. Read more on artdaily.


 

Hirshhorn’s New Curator: Jarrett Gregory

Announced today, the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden have hired Jarrett Gregory as their new curator. Taking over from Stéphane Aquin, Gregory will oversee the Hirshhorn’s collection of international contemporary art.

Gregory previously organized the touring exhibition of French art star Pierre Huyghe, and worked on the shows dedicated to Stanley Kubrick and Stephen Prina at LACMA. Her most recent ventures include the Focus section of the 2017 Armory Show just last week. More via The Art Newspaper.

 

 

Adrián Villar Rojas’s Met Rooftop Commission

This spring, the Metropolitan Museum of Art will celebrate its 30th birthday with a new, site-specific commission by Adrián Villar Rojas.

“My assumption is they expected me to sort of activate the museum.”

Rojas, 36, of Argentina, will be the youngest artist to take on the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Roof Garden, its seasonal outdoor terrace. “The Theater of Disappearance” will be unveiled on April 14. Several of the artist’s projects this year, under the same title, are set to follow. More information via The New York Times.

 

Where the slaves live, 2014 Found Objects © Fondation Louis Vuitton Martin Argyroglo © Adrian Villar Rojas

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