ArtistsGalleries 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.


Sean Kelly Gallery represents Anthropocene artist Julian Charrière

New York’s Sean Kelly Gallery will now represent Julian Charrière, a Berlin–based Swiss artist whose multidisciplinary practice looks at the hotly-debated geological epoch of the Anthropocene.

This year’s Frieze New York will see Charrière feature in Sean Kelly’s booth, with several of his salt sculptures exhibited later on in May, at the Venice Biennale. Charrière, a former student of Olafur Eliasson, has gained attention for his research-based practice that sees him collect fragments of ancient icebergs and pillars of salt — humanizing the alien space of frozen icecaps, whilst alienating the gallery space. Charrière joins big names Marina Abramović, Antony Gormley, Rebecca Horn, Idris Khan and Tehching Hsieh, all under the Sean Kelly umbrella.


Julian Charrière | The Blue Fossil Entropic Stories 1, 2013 by Julian Charrière. Photograph/ Courtesy of collection Lars Dittrich, Berlin



MOCA veteran, Jeffrey Deitch, takes his first step towards Los Angeles comeback

After his three year stint at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, Jeffrey Deitch looks to be moving on from the debacle of his exit as director of the institute.

Having just signed a lease for a 15,000-square-foot warehouse in Hollywood, Jeffrey Deitch looks set to open a new gallery there in the fall. Located at 925 North Orange Drive, just round the block from Highland Avenue — featuring Regen Projects and Kohn Gallery — the space will showcase “three large shows a year.” “When you do shows that are museum-level, you don’t want to take them down after a month,” says Deitch.


Jeffrey Deitch, from Deitch's catalog essay in Post Human Book by Dan Friedman © Jeffrey Deitch 



Dak’Art Biennale 2018 announce call for candidatures

The third edition of the Dak’Art Contemporary African Art Biennale, taking place in the Senegalese capital, has been scheduled for May next year. The call for candidatures has been announced and artists have until July 31 to submit their application.

There are four prizes to be won at next year’s event, including the OIF prize of €15,000 ($15,930) and the Grand Prize of 10 million FCFA. ($16,183) Last year at Dak’Art 2016, artists Arebenor Bassène, Sammy Baloji, Modupeola Fadugba and Youssef Limoud were awarded prizes — though only one had been invited in time to attend the award ceremony.


Youssef Limoud, Maqam, installation view, Dakar Biennale 2016. Photo courtesy of the Youssef Limoud


Warhol’s Prince prints in two-fold legal battle

The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts has sued photographer Lynn Goldsmith in Manhattan, New York, over Goldsmith’s attempt to claim copyrights over Warhol’s Prince series.

The Foundation cites aesthetic differences — such as heavier eye makeup — between the Warhol print series and Goldsmith’s photo, calling Goldsmith’s infringement claims “a shake down” and part of “a campaign to profit from Prince’s tragic death.” Nevertheless, Goldsmith intends to go ahead with counterclaims against the Foundation, stating that “the issue of copyright infringement will, despite Warhol’s pre-emptive attempt to silence me, be decided by the court if the matter is not resolved.” Details via Courthouse News.


Lynn Goldsmith's Prince vs Warhol's print

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