August 3 | Budi Tek is awarded the French Legion of Honor
An Indonesian-Chinese collector receives France’s highest honor, whilst the Californian art world loses one of its most important figures.
Art collector Budi Tek awarded the French Legion of Honor
Indonesian-Chinese art collector Budi Tek will be awarded the title of Chevalier de l’Ordre national de la Légion d’honneur.
The ceremony will take place at Shanghai’s Yuz Museum — which he founded — on August 13. Tek is commended for developing cultural relations between China and France; since 2011, the Yuz Foundation contributed with major gifts, loans and collaborated on exhibitions with French institutions including the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris or the Centre Pompidou. More via The Art Newspaper.
The Getty Museum. Courtesy the Getty Foundation.
J. Paul Getty Trust founding president and CEO has passed away
Harold Williams was 89 when he passed on July 30.
Williams became president and CEO of the Getty Museum in 1981, and from that same year served as president of the Getty Trust. He held his positions until 1998. Williams also oversaw the construction of the Getty Center in Los Angeles. More via The Los Angeles Times.
Nadine Wietlisbach was tapped to be the new director of Winterthur’s Fotomuseum, (CH) effective January 2018.
Previously, Wietlisbach has served as director of the independent art space sic! Raum für Kunst (sic! Room for Art) in Luzern, which she also co-founded. Wietlisbach is also an art critic. She will succeed to current director Thomas Seelig, who will stay on as a curator. More (in German) via Monopol.
Detail of one of Allora & Calzadilla’s petrol pump installations. Courtesy Lisson Gallery.
Elsewhere, the Bass Museum in Miami has acquired one of Allora & Calzadilla’s petrol pump installations, which were also on show at the Venice Biennale in 2011. The museum, which is due to reopen in December after several construction delays, will reopen its new space with three solo shows by Ugo Rondinone, Mika Rottenberg and Pascale Marthine Tayou. Read more on The Art Newspaper.