August 1 | Another theft at the Skulptur Projekte Münster
The Skulptur Projekte Münster seems to have become the unfortunate target of art thefts. Elsewhere, The Art Newspaper might soon be looking for a new editor..
Koki Tanaka’s Skulptur Projekte Münster work was (also) damaged
Just last week, Skulptur Projekte Münster had announced that artist Ei Arakawa’s work Harsh Citation, Harsh Pastoral, Harsh Münster, (2017) had been restored after having been damaged following a theft last June.
Today, the organization has announced that large parts of the technical equipment of Koki Tanaka’s projects Provisional Studies: Workshop #7 How to Live Together and Sharing the Unknown were also stolen. The project, located on Johannisstrasse will be closed until new technology will be reinstalled.
The ArtCenter South Florida aims high
Art Center South Florida.
The ArtCenter South Florida has announced that Dennis Scholl, the former director of the Miami-based Knight Foundation, was appointed as its new director, effective September 1. One of the area’s most well-known art collectors, Scholl has also previously served on the boards of several museums, among which the Pérez Art Museum Miami, where he is a trustee.
Founded in 1984, the ArtCenter’s aim is to support the South Florida contemporary cultural scene, providing, among other things, affordable artist studios. Together with the appointment of Scholl, the ArtCenter has also announced ambitious plans for the expansion of its program, made possible by the institution’s sale of one of its building — which fetched $88 million. Scholl will keep artist studios within a new campus-like setting, and will also introduce a grant program to fund local artists. Read more on The New York Times.
The Art Newspaper editor Javier Pes has resigned
The Art Newspaper has announced that Pes is stepping down in the Autumn, after almost a decade with the publication.
Pes joined The Art Newspaper in 2008, and became editor in June last year. He will leave in September to focus on new projects. More via The Art Newspaper.
Triangle Network founder Robert Loder has passed away
Robert Loder (CBE) passed away on July 22, aged 83.
The businessman and art collector had founded Triangle Network with Sir Anthony Caro in 1982, and went on to found non-profit contemporary visual art organisation Gasworks in 1994. Throughout the last 35 years, the network he created helped over 4500 international artists, through workshops, residencies and numerous other activities.