Archive for February, 2017

IN PRINT: March 2017

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Former Seattle Opera Director Speight Jenkins On FTW Opera’s Firing Of Darren Woods

Darren Woods on KERA’s ‘CEO.’

From Speight Jenkins’ ArtsJournal blog, ‘Opera Sleuth’:

A number of decades ago David Gockley made Houston, a city with immense financial resources, a vanguard of the new in opera, by presenting usually one new work a season; [Darren] Woods has done that and more [in Fort Worth] with much... | Read More

AO Auction Recap – Christie’s Impressionist and Modern Evening Sale,

Paul Gauguin, Te Fare (La maison) (1892), via Christie’s As New York City gears up for the rush and bustle of Armory Week, London has its own series of sales in swing, opening two weeks of major evening sales this evening with an impressively steady outing at Christie’s that offered some reassurance for towards alarmists and critics of the market’s current […]... | Read More

Show Cancelled in Turkey Finds New Life in Stuttgart Museum

A show cancelled in Turkey over alleged censorship has found a new home in Stuttgart, the Art Newspaper reports.  The show, which featured works from Russian, Turkish, Palestinian and Dutch artists, drew on interrelated concepts of war and peace.  “We need these kinds of support structures in the international art world more than ever,” artist Köken Ergun says. Read more at […]... | Read More

Magazzino, An Italian Post-War and Contemporary Art Museum in Cold Spring, New York, Sets Opening Date

Magazzino, the Hudson Valley exhibition space dedicated to Italian Post-War and Contemporary Art, will open to the public this June with an exhibition on the impact of dealer Margherita Stein. “She was consistent with the exhibitions she was putting on. She believed in this group, in what the avant-garde was,” says Director Vittorio Calabrese.  “It […]... | Read More

New Legislation Sees Lawsuit Over Looted Schiele’s to Move Forward

Following new legislation by the U.S. Congress over the recovery of expropriated art, a lawsuit by the heirs of an Austrian Jewish entertainer over a body of Egon Schiele works will go forward, Artforum reports.  The new law seeks to ensure “claims to Nazi-confiscated art are not unfairly barred by statutes of limitations and other […]... | Read More

Lisson Gallery Opening Second Exhibition Space in New York

Lisson Gallery is doubling down on its New York presence, opening a second space in Chelsea in less than a year.  “I started looking into it, and I realized we don’t have a space to show single-work exhibitions, or things that are a little more intimate. It was something that met the needs of a lot […]... | Read More

Danh Vo Explores U.S. Border Relations and Political History in New Large-Scale Work

Artist Danh Vo has unveiled a new permanent, large-scale sculpture exploring the roots of the United States and its current political conflicts with Mexico in Beirut.  “I was really interested in this idea of exploring the time when [the US] fought for independence, and then became the dominant world power,” the artist says. “What I’m really interested […]... | Read More

Artists Old and New Fly Off the Walls at the ADAA Art Show Opening, as Armory Week Begins in New York

Armory Week sees a dozen fairs pop up all across New York, and it always kicks off with a bang: the ADAA Art Show’s opening gala. It’s a tony, booze-soaked, evening-wear affair at the Park Avenue Armory that sees besuited … Read More... | Read More
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