September 6 | The Louvre Abu Dhabi will open at last!
It is a few years late, but the museum designed by Jean Nouvel will (finally) open this November. In other news, an Edinburgh museum is saved from closure, whilst Gerhard Richter will have his works on show at the German Parliament.
The Louvre’s Abu Dhabi outpost will open on November 11
After years of delays, the Louvre’s outpost in Abu Dhabi will finally see the light of day on November 11. The museum, which had signed a 1 billion contract with the Paris institution in 2007, will also welcome French president Emmanuel Macron on the day of its inauguration. From November 11 through 15, a number of events will take place to celebrate the museum’s opening.
Directed by Manuel Rabaté, the Louvre Abu Dhabi will feature long-term loans by both Paris’ Louvre and other French institutions as well as Abu Dhabi’s national collection. More via The Art Newspaper.
The work of Gerhard Richter to be featured in the Reichstag
The series Birkenau by the German artist will feature in the German parliament. Painted in 2014, the series came about after years of research based on the photographs taken secretly by a prisoner of Auschwitz II - Birkenau in 1944, which Richter had discovered through the work of photographer Georges Didi Huberman.
In 2016, Richter had expressed his opposition to the sales of these works at auction. More via The Art Newspaper.
Birkenau — détail
Gladstone Gallery is now representing Ian Cheng
The American artist (b. 1984) — whose work is currently on show at MoMA PS1 — is now represented by Gladstone Gallery, based in New York and Brussels. “We are honored and excited to work with Ian at this pivotal moment in his career” commented gallery director Barbara Gladstone, who has defined Cheng’s work as “a hybrid mix of research in video game design, improvisation and cognitive science”.
Ian Cheng is also represented by Pilar Corrias gallery (London) and Standard. (Oslo) Read more on ARTnews.
Ian Cheng — Emissary Sunsets The Self, 2017, Live simulation and story, infinite duration, sound © Gladstone Gallery
Edinburgh’s Inverleith House is saved!
After being threatened with closure following budget cuts last year, Edinburgh’s Inverleith House, located in the city’s Royal Botanic Gardens, was saved from closure and will continue to work as an art gallery. The institution will feature a new exhibition program following the end of its current show Plant Scenery of the World.
exhibition view Plant Scenery of the World.