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New York – Alicja Kwade: “ParaParticular” at 303 Gallery Through May 18th, 2019

Alicja Kwade, MatterMotion (2019), via 303 Gallery Working with concepts of nature, science, philosophy and perception, artist Alicja Kwade’s work draws on complex fusions of phenomena, space and architecture, using these formats to question and explore the natural world alongside humanity’s participation in it. Drawing on reflective elements, spatial inversions and peculiar material... | Read More

Swiss Farmer Wins Contest to Show Picasso on His Barn

A Swiss farmer, Hanspeter Benz has won a competition by the Fondation Beyeler to hang a Picasso in his barn for 24 hours. The work was shown in Benz’s barn on April 16th. Read more at Art Newspaper... | Read More

Chicago Artists Coalition Releases List of Micro-Grant Recipients

The Chicago Artists Coalition has unveiled its list of 15 Chicago-based artists who will receive its first-ever round of micro-grants, which come with unrestricted purses of $2,000 each.  “We have truly visionary artists living and working in every neighborhood across the city. We hope that this new line of support will help bring some of their visions to […]... | Read More

Anne Pasternak Gives Tour of Her BK Museum Office

Brooklyn Museum head Anne Pasternak gives NY Magazine a tour of her office, showcasing her art collection, which includes work by Kiki Smith and Kara Walker, and shares a story about a graffiti artist showing up to paint part of her wall.  “So one day he shows up in a clown outfit, complete clown outfit, doesn’t […]... | Read More

Phillips To Sell Mark Bradford’s Helter Skelter II in May Sales

Following Phillips’s $12m success with the sale of Mark Bradford’s Helter Skelter I in London last Winter, the auction house will sell the second part of the work this spring, carrying an $8m low estimate and a third party guarantee. “We are thrilled to offer Mark Bradford’s masterpiece, Helter Skelter II, in our May Evening Sale after realizing a world-record price for... | Read More

New York – Lutz Bacher, Nayland Blake and Vincent Fecteau: “Magic Ben Big Boy” at Matthew Marks Gallery Through April 20th, 2019

Vincent Fecteau, Chorus #1 (1994), via Matthew Marks Currently on view at Matthew Marks’s spacious West 22nd Street location, a trio of artists, Lutz Bacher, Nayland Blake and Vincent Fecteau (who also takes on curator duties here) have collaborated on a striking and unique investigation of time and history. Meant to serve in part as […]... | Read More

Pollock-Krasner Foundation Announces Latest Round of Grants Totalling $3 Million

The Pollock-Krasner Foundation has announced 111 grants to artists and 13 to nonprofit organizations, with $3.17 million distributed in total. “At the core of the Pollock-Krasner Foundation’s mission is fostering the work and development of artists, and our 2018–19 grant and award recipients highlight the impact we can have due to Lee Krasner’s legacy,” says Ronald D. […]... | Read More

NYT Spotlights Artworks Removed from Notre Dame Days Before Fire

A piece in the NYT spotlights the works removed from Notre Dame just days before its massive fire.  “Reconstruction and renovation of Notre-Dame could take between 10 and 20 years, probably for a cost of several hundred million euros,” says Patrick Palem, a veteran restoration expert with SOCRA. Read more at NYT  ... | Read More

Gagosian to Stage Fundraiser for Notre Dame

Gagosian Gallery will stage an exhibition this June in Paris, from which all proceeds from sales will go to initiatives to rebuild the cathedral after its massive fire this week. Full details for the show have yet to be announced. “Notre-Dame is one of the most widely recognized symbols of the city of Paris and the […]... | Read More

UK Arts Mark Higher Contributions to UK Economy Than Agriculture

Arts and culture now have a higher contribution to the UK economy than agriculture, The Guardian notes  “It tells you about their commitment and determination in spite of the cuts. It also tells you if they had a bit more money they would do something rather wonderful with it,” says Sir Nicholas Serota. Read more at The Guardian […]... | Read More
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