FairsBiennials & Triennials 01-09-2017

September 1 | Rashid Rana steps down as artistic director of Lahore Biennial

In New York, a new gallery pledges to fights against the city’s gentrification by supporting underrepresented artists. Elsewhere, two galleries will make their debut at NADA Miami Beach, whilst the Lahore Biennial might have to rethink its program...

The Lahore Biennial’s looking for a new artistic director?

The Lahore Biennial has announced that Rashid Rana — who had been appointed artistic director of the Pakistani art biennial — has decided to step down after the artist and the biennial’s team “were not able to reach a formal agreement on their proposed collaborative relationship”. It is unsure whether the event will take place as planned in November. Read the statement here.

A New York gallery against gentrification

New York’s HOUSING gallery, which will take over the space left vacant by American Medium at 424 Gates Avenue, (the gallery is moving to Chelsea) has pledged to “de-gentrify the space, effectively supporting the practices of black artists and non-black people of color”. HOUSING has launched a IndieGoGo campaign to support its initiative, and aims to raise  $20,000.

The gallery’s first show at their new space will feature artists Winslow Laroche and Brandon Holmes, and it will open on September 22. Other planned exhibitions will see artists Keijaun Thomas and Rafia Santana show at HOUSING. ARTnews has more information.


Zürich gallery Freymond-Guth Fine Arts is closing...

Yet another gallery succumbs to the pressures of the art world. The gallery's owner, Jean-Claude Freymond-Guth has announced the space's closure in a long, emotional email.

Freymond-Guth has cited the financial difficulties and harrowing competitions that gallery face today, lamenting the lack of alternative models to the gallery system. The email, in its entirety, is available via artnet news.


Carne Gallery and Dawid Radziszewski win NADA Miami Beach International Gallery Prize

The two galleries, based in Bogotá and Warsaw respectively, will take part in the upcoming edition of NADA in a booth paid by the fair.

Carne gallery is an artist-run space and will present work by Bogotá-based artists Adriana Martinez, Santiago Pinyol, Mariana Murcia and Juan Sebastian Pelaez. For its part, Dawid Radziszewki’s booth will feature two Polish artist: Adam Rzepecki (b. 1950) and Tomasz Kowalski. (b. 1984) Read more on ARTnews.


NADA New York 2016.


Magasin III appoints new director

Magasin III Museum and Foundation for Contemporary Art in Stockholm has announced that senior curator Tessa Praun has become the institution’s new director.

As part of her appointment, Praun will lead a two-year strategic phase, during which the museum will be closed to the general public and accessed only by appointment. The institution is expected to reopen in 2019. More via Artforum.

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