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RIP – Filmmaker Jonas Mekas Has Passed Away at the Age of 96

Jonas Mekas in 1964, via NYT Film-maker Jonas Mekas, a figure who loomed large in the New York cinematic landscape, and an artist widely considered the godfather of underground cinema, has died at the age of 96.  A founder of both the famed Film Culture magazine and the still operating Anthology Film Archives in Manhattan, his energetic […]
Tags: Art, New York, News, Manhattan, Obituary, Art News, Anthology Film Archives, Jonas Mekas, NYT Film

Protests Lead to Calls for Removing Sackler Family Name from Harvard Buildings

Following the continued protests against the Sackler Family, a number of politicians and activists are pressuring Harvard to remove the Sackler name from a number of its buildings, including its arts museum. The news comes a day after The Met announced it was reviewing its gift acceptance policies over similar criticism and legal threats. Read more at Artforum
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Lehmann Maupin Accuses Former Director of Stealing Trade Secrets

Lehmann Maupin Gallery filed suit against former director Bona Yoo, accusing the dealer of “stealing trade secrets” and altering the gallery’s files before moving on to Lévy Gorvy Gallery in New York as sales director.  “Lehmann Maupin brought this lawsuit purely out of spite towards a former employee who, in Lehmann Maupin’s own words, was ‘a valuable leader at […]
Tags: Art, New York, News, Art News, Minipost, Lehmann Maupin, Lévy Gorvy Gallery, Bona Yoo, Lehmann Maupin Gallery

Foundation for Contemporary Arts Names 2019 Grant Recipients

The Foundation for Contemporary Arts in New York has named 18 artists who will receive unrestricted grants of $40,000, including Tania Bruguera and Mika Tajima. “It’s always an overwhelming but fantastic experience seeing how much amazing stuff is out there that you might not otherwise know about,” says board member Cecily Brown. “One big thing is that [receiving […]
Tags: Art, New York, News, Art News, Minipost, Cecily Brown, Foundation for Contemporary Arts, Tania Bruguera, Mika Tajima

Trevor Paglenn’s “Space Sculpture” Remains Undeployed Due to Government Shutdown

Another arts project suffering from the US government shutdown is artist Trevor Paglen’s sculpture Orbital Reflector, which remains undeployed more than a month after it was launched aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket.  “A division of the United States Air Force known as CSpOC is faced with the task of properly identifying each of those satellites so that […]
Tags: Art, News, US, Art News, Minipost, SpaceX Falcon, United States Air Force, Trevor Paglen, Trevor Paglenn

Hauser & Wirth Donates $1 Million to Cal State LA

Hauser & Wirth has donated $1 million to California State, Los Angeles for the school’s department of television, film, and media studies. “Cal State L.A.’s commitment to civic engagement and public service aligns perfectly with our gallery’s desire to contribute to the communities where we work,” says Marc Payot, vice president and partner of Hauser & Wirth. […]
Tags: Art, News, Art News, Minipost, Hauser, Wirth, Hauser Wirth, Marc Payot, Cal State LA, California State Los Angeles

United States Artists Reveals 2019 Fellows List

Chicago nonprofit United States Artists has released its list of 2019 fellows, each receiving an unrestricted $50,000 cash prize, including filmmaker Nuotama Frances Bodomo (who was featured in ARTnews’s “Africa Now” issue), Juliana Huxtable, Wu Tsang and Simone Leigh.  Read more at Art News    
Tags: Art, News, Chicago, United States, Art News, Minipost, Nuotama Frances Bodomo, Juliana Huxtable Wu Tsang, Simone Leigh Read

Met Reviewing Gift Acceptance Policies After Sackler Lawsuit

Following the ongoing controversy involving the Sackler family’s gifts to many American institutions and their ties to the drug OxyContinn, The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York is re-assessing its gift acceptance policy, the Art Newspaper reports. “The Sackler family has been connected with The Met for more than a half century,” says museum president […]
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Haus der Kunst Appoints Commission of Experts to Oversee Museum

Munich’s Haus der Kunst has appointed an expert commission to oversee programming and strategy following turbulent months after the departure of Okwui Enwezor. The commission will “support the curatorial team and play an advisory and monitoring role concerning both content and feasibility of planned projects,” according to a statement.  Read more at Art Newspaper   
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Open Letter Implores New Museum to Allow Employee Union

A group of artists, intellectuals and professionals have published an open letter asking the New Museum to allow its employees to unionize, leading the New Museum to step back and allow the process.  “We respect our employees’ right to self-organize and will respect whatever decision they make,” the museum said in a statement. “We will […]
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Saint Joseph’s Arts Society Opens in San Francisco

Art News has a piece this week on  San Francisco’s Saint Joseph’s Arts Society, a newly opened exhibition space in the city that features a range of exhibitions including one curated by Venus Over Manhattan. “Hopefully, collectively, it will be a gift to the city of San Francisco,” says building owner Ken Fulk.  Read more at Art News
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Mika Rottenberg Joins Hauser & Wirth

Mika Rottenberg is now represented by Hauser & Wirth, Art News reports. The artist was previously represented by Andrea Rosen before the gallery closed in 2017. Read more at Art News
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Museum Dedicated to Fernand Léger and André Mare Set to Open this Summer in Normandy

A new museum dedicated to the work of Fernand Léger and André Mare is expected to open in Argentan, Normandy this June, Artforum reports. Housed in the childhood home of Léger, at 6 rue de l’Hotel de Ville will undergo a $1.5 million renovation. “[Léger and Mare’s] shared love for painting and drawing was to strengthen a sincere friendship that would […]
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New York – “Borders” at James Cohan Gallery Through February 23rd, 2019

Dread Scott, Imagine a World Without America (2007), via James Cohan Taking over the gallery’s two exhibition spaces in New York, James Cohan Gallery is currently presenting a group exhibition to kick off a year charged by harsh political rhetoric and an ongoing government shutdown over the future of the United States’s Southern Border.  The […]
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UK Government Invests $20 Million into Areas of Kent, Grimsby, Wakefield, Plymouth and Worcester

The UK Government is investing £20 million into cultural projects in the areas of Grimsby, Wakefield, Plymouth, Worcester and the Thames Estuary area of Kent. “This is an incredible opportunity that will not only help people build careers in the arts and culture locally but also boost wider investment and diversify the creative economy,” says Jeremy Wright, […]
Tags: Art, UK, News, Worcester, Art News, Minipost, Thames Estuary, Jeremy Wright, Kent Grimsby Wakefield Plymouth, Grimsby Wakefield Plymouth Worcester

Ed Fornieles Explores Investment and Share-trading in New Project

Artist Ed Fornieles is embarking on a new project, selling a series of works that ensure collectors a stake in future profits from the artist’s work. “It’s another way of sourcing capital for production and then rewarding that upfront cash with a percentage of the profits,” the artist says. “If you look at the current […]
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MOCA to Close Pacific Design Center Location

MOCA LA is closing its exhibition space at the Pacific Design Center, the LA Times reports. “We are proud of MOCA’s record of achievement at the PDC,” says board Chairwoman Maria Seferian. “We are grateful for our partnership with the PDC and [owner] Charles Cohen and now look forward to consolidating and growing our exhibition activities, including […]
Tags: Art, News, Pacific, Pdc, Art News, Minipost, LA Times, Charles Cohen, Maria Seferian, MOCA LA

Hayward Gallery Taps Zoé Whitley as Curator

The Hayward Gallery has tapped Zoé Whitley as its new senior curator. “The mix of world-class and risk-taking programming consistently draws me to the Southbank Centre as a member of the public,” Whitley said in a statement. “I am so excited to now join the team when the organization is innovating interdisciplinary leadership and collaboration.” Read […]
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Walker Art Center Launches Indigenous Public Arts Commission

The Walker Art Center in Minneapolis has launched an open call for a new Indigenous public art commission to be installed in the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden or on the Walker campus in the fall of 2020. “This project builds on the commitments the Walker has made to the Native community and I am excited to see […]
Tags: Art, News, Minneapolis, Art News, Minipost, Walker, Minneapolis Sculpture Garden, Walker Art Center

Antony Gormley Installs Works Atop Philadelphia Museum of Art Steps

Antony Gormley has unveiled a series of new sculptures atop the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. “This exhibition is incomplete without the subjective witness of the citizen: Each work in its different way calls on him/her to simultaneously project and recognize internal affinities,” he says. Read more at Philadelphia Inquire
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Victoria Miro to Represent Howardena Pindell

Victoria Miro Gallery now represents artist Howardena Pindell, the gallery has announced.  ‘It is a pleasure to be working with Howardena Pindell,’ Miro said in a statment. “Deeply principled, daringly innovative and boldly incisive, Pindell truly embodies the dictum ‘the personal is political.'” Read more at Victoria Miro
Tags: Art, News, Art News, Minipost, Miró, Victoria Miro, Victoria Miro Gallery, Howardena Pindell, Pindell

New York – Lena Henke: “Germanic Artifacts” at Bortolami Gallery Through February 16th, 2019

Lena Henke, Germanic Artifacts (Installation View), via Art Observed Currently on view at Bortolami Gallery this winter, artist Lena Henke has opened her first solo exhibition with the space, delving back into her ongoing exploration of diverse historical convergences, cultural forms and the history of sculpture as both aesthetic field and technical necessity. Henke’s installation […]
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Artsy Co-Founder Sebastian Cwilich to Step Down as President

Sebastian Cwilich, the co-founder of Artsy, will leave his position as president and chief operating officer after nine years, and will take on an advisory role, Art Newspaper reports. “Sebastian really guided us on this fundamental strategy of partnership versus disruption. The reason why such an obvious idea like ours hasn’t succeeded in the past is because […]
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Dealer Sarah Watson Leaving Sprüth Magers for Kayne Griffin Corcoran

Los Angeles dealer Sarah Watson has left Sprüth Magers, where she has been senior director since 2015, to become president of Kayne Griffin Corcoran gallery, Art News reports. “I saw that the gallery has come so far in such a short period of time,” Watson says. “I have been friends with Maggie, Bill, and James […]
Tags: Art, News, Los Angeles, Watson, James, Art News, Minipost, Sprüth Magers, Sarah Watson, Kayne Griffin Corcoran, Maggie Bill

Hauser & Wirth to Represent Max Bill Georges Vantergerloo Stiftung

Hauser & Wirth now represents the Max Bill Georges Vantongerloo Stiftung, a foundation based in Zumikon, Switzerland, partially responsible for overseeing the estates of the artists. “Max Bill and Georges Vantongerloo were key figures in the narrative of European art of the past century, whose aesthetic breakthroughs continue to exert palpable influence today across cultures and disciplines—from graphic design […]
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Andy Warhol Foundation Announces Winners of Fall 2018 Grants

The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts has named the recipients of its Fall 2018 grants, giving $3.65 million to 42 nonprofit arts organizations for exhibitions, publications, and visual arts programming.  Recipients include a show at Arts Nova Workshop in Philadelphia for a show on drummer Milford Graves, and a grant to the UC Berkeley Art […]
Tags: Art, News, Andy Warhol, Philadelphia, Art News, Minipost, Milford Graves, Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Arts Nova Workshop, UC Berkeley Art

Bronx Museum Honors Carey Lovelace at 2019 Gala

The Bronx Museum of the Arts will honor art journalist, curator, and playwright Carey Lovelace, as well as the For Freedoms project, at its 2019 Gala, Art News reports. “Carey Lovelace has been a vital influence to the Bronx Museum over the years, and we are thrilled to be honoring her alongside For Freedoms and the Stan Lee […]
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Jeff Koons Moves Studio, Lays Off Staff

Jeff Koons is moving his New York to 475 Tenth Avenue in Hudson Yards, and downsizing his operations with a series of layoffs, Art News reports. “It’s an end of an era,” one employee wrote on social media. Read more at Art News  
Tags: Art, New York, News, Jeff Koons, Art News, Minipost, Hudson Yards

Tulsa, OK Wins Bloomberg Philanthropies Public Art Challenge

Tulsa, Oklahoma has been named a winner of the Bloomberg Philanthropies 2018 Public Art Challenge, receiving $1 million towards a show commemorating Black Wall Street, an area in the city’s Greenwood neighborhood that was home to many African-American-owned businesses in the early 20th century. Read more at Art News  
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Art Newspaper Interviews Artists Over Brexit Deal Rejection

The Art Newspaper has a piece today surveying the responses of UK artists following the rejection over Theresa May’s plan for Brexit last night. “Brexit is a further sign of our broken society. It is our duty as citizens to find ways to come together and overcome the deeply sad and disorienting effects of Brexit,” says Anish Kapoor. […]
Tags: Art, UK, News, Theresa May, Brexit, Art News, Minipost, Anish Kapoor