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 arts.
Clearing gallery moves to new space in Brussels
Clearing gallery (New York, Brussels) is moving to a new space in the Belgian capital, to open April 19 to coincide with Art Brussels and Independent Brussels.
The new, 5,400 square feet exhibition space, located at 311 Avenue Van Volxemlaan, will be inaugurated with a show dedicated to sculptor Bruno Gironcoli. The gallery’s new location is a stone's throw from Brussels’ WIELS contemporary Art Centre. Read more on ARTnews.
Ullens Center for Contemporary Art loses its CEO
The Ullens Center for Contemporary Art (UCCA) in Beijing has announced that CEO May Xue has resigned, after nine years at the institution.
Xue first joined in 2008 as the director of UCCA’s gift shop. She then moved on to directing the museum’s operations in 2011. The news comes after founders Guy and Myriam Ullens announced that they were actively seeking to sell the museum last June. According to The Art Newspaper, Xue will move to the K11 Foundation. Her resignation will be effective April 20.
Perrotin Gallery has announced that it now represents the estate of German-French painter Hans Hartung
The gallery — which boasts exhibition spaces in Paris, Hong Kong, New York, Seoul and soon in Tokyo — will work in collaboration with the Fondation Hartung Bergman and Simon Lee gallery to represent the estate of Hans Hartung.
Born in Germany, Hartung moved to Paris in 1926, where he was the leading representative of Lyrical Abstraction within the School of Paris. In 1960 he was awarded the International Grand Prix for painting at the Venice Biennale. More information via Le Quotidien de l’art.
Gillian Wearing will be the first woman to create work for London’s Parliament Square
The 1997 Turner Prize winner Gillian Wearing has been chosen to create an artwork for London’s Parliament Square. She will be the first woman to do so.
For what has been defined as a “milestone project” Wearing will create a statue of suffragette Millicent Fawcett, who led The National Union of Women's Suffrage Societies from 1890 to 1919, which played a key role in gaining women the right to vote. The statue will be shown alongside those of nine men Sir Robert Peel, Benjamin Disraeli, the Earl of Derby, Lord Palmerston, Field Marshal Jan Smuts, Winston Churchill, David Lloyd George, Nelson Mandela, and Mahatma Gandhi from 2018. The Guardian has more information.