Archive for April, 2014

Exhibition of photographs by Dawoud Bey opens at Mary Boone Gallery in New York

On 1 May 2014, Mary Boone Gallery will open at its Fifth Avenue location an exhibition of photographs by Dawoud Bey from his series The Birmingham Project. The Birmingham Project is a response to the tragic events of the Civil Rights Movement that unfolded on Sunday, 15 September 1963 in Birmingham, Alabama. That morning, a time-delay bomb planted by a Ku Klux Klan group at the Sixteenth... | Read More

Herzog & de Meuron selected to design Vancouver Art Gallery’s new museum building

The Vancouver Art Gallery has selected Herzog & de Meuron to design its new and expanded home in downtown Vancouver. The new museum building will be the first project in Canada for the Pritzker Prize–winning firm. At approximately 300,000 square feet, the new Gallery will provide more than double the space of the current facility to support the museum’s collections, exhibitions, and... | Read More

Exhibition presents works by contemporary artists alongside those of Henry Moore

A major exhibition at The Henry Moore Foundation in Perry Green, Hertfordshire, will for the first time show works by some of the most recognised contemporary artists alongside those of Henry Moore. Body & Void: Echoes of Moore in Contemporary Art, will be the first exhibition to look at how Henry Moore's sculptural vocabulary has been explored and reinterpreted by contemporary artists, placing... | Read More

Jean-Michel Basquiat’s “Drawing: Work from the Schorr Family Collection” opens at Acquavella

Acquavella Galleries presents Jean-Michel Basquiat Drawing: Work from the Schorr Family Collection, an exhibition of works by Jean-Michel Basquiat curated by Fred Hoffman from May 1 to June 13, 2014. The show will feature 22 works on paper and two paintings from the collection of Herbert and Lenore Schorr, who were the artist’s devoted collectors, supporters, and friends. "We have had the... | Read More

Karl-May-Museum Radebeul in Germany refuses to hand back scalps to Native Americans

A German museum set up to promote greater understanding of Native American culture is embroiled in controversy after refusing to hand back American Indian scalps to their modern-day descendants. The Sault Sainte Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians from Michigan (USA) have urged the Karl-May-Museum Radebeul in Germany to return remains of their ancestors that have been on display there. The Sault... | Read More

Blain/Southern and Blain/Di Donna present the largest ever survey of Lynn Chadwick’s work

Blain|Southern and Blain|Di Donna present the largest ever survey of Lynn Chadwick’s work, with three concurrent exhibitions in London, Berlin and New York. Coming a decade after his major retrospective at Tate Britain, the shows will explore the sculptor’s 50-year career, with each offering a distinct curatorial flavour as envisioned by the exhibition designer Bill Katz. Blain|Southern... | Read More

First site-specific artist project engages Philip Johnson’s iconic Glass House

Coinciding with the 65th anniversary of the Glass House and its 2014 tour season, the Glass House will present Fujiko Nakaya: Veil, the first site-specific artist project to engage the iconic Glass House itself, designed by Philip Johnson and completed in 1949. Nakaya, a Japanese artist who has produced fog sculptures and environments internationally, will wrap the Glass House in a veil of dense... | Read More

Solo exhibition of Jay DeFeo’s work opens at Mitchell-Innes & Nash in New York

Mitchell-Innes & Nash presents the first solo exhibition of Jay DeFeo’s work in New York since the acclaimed Jay DeFeo: A Retrospective at the Whitney Museum of American Art in 2013. Assembling fifty key works spanning the years 1965–1989, the exhibit examines DeFeo’s distinctive exploration of visual vocabulary, rich materiality and experimental process across the media of... | Read More

Claiming a Copyright on Marx? How Uncomradely

Fans of Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels are objecting to a publisher’s claim of copyright on Marx translations.

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Scion of Art Family Gets a Year in Prison

Hillel Nahmad, who is known as Helly, pleaded guilty in November to a charge of operating a gambling business.

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