Morning Links: Dark Matter Edition

installation of “Representation of Dark Matter” at the Drawing Center. COURTESY THE DRAWING CENTER

Installation of “Representation of Dark Matter” at the Drawing Center.


Eric Veit, Dena Yago, and Jutta Zimmermann’s “Some Versions of Pastoral” at Tomorrow Gallery in New York. [Contemporary Art Daily]

The Smithsonian Institution’s Archives of American Art plans to acquire the complete archives of OK Harris Works of Art, the Soho Gallery that promoted the early careers of artists like Roy Lichtenstein, Robert Rauschenberg, Andy Warhol, and John Chamberlain. [The New York Observer]

BAM plans to unify its campus by starting a new public art program with a $3.5 million grant from the Robert W. Wilson Charitable Trust. [The New York Times]

The Cleveland Museum of Art is showing David Hammons’ 2002 Basketball Drawing in honor of LeBron James’ return to the Cleveland Cavaliers. []

The Chinese billionaire and arts enthusiast Adrian Cheng plans to show a major Salvador Dalí exhibition in Shanghai, with works lent by Fundación Gala-Salvador Dalí. The show will be held in the basement of the K11 Art Museum from November 5 this year through February 15, 2016. The show will run concurrent to a show featuring Chinese artists who have been inspired by Surrealism. [The Art Newspaper]

Marlene Dumas will paint an altarpiece for an 18th-century church in Dresden, to replace a 1910 Osmar Schindler fresco that was badly damaged during WWII. Dumas confesses she is “scared…not least because the work will hang ‘very high up on the wall.'” [The Art Newspaper]

The Kills’ Alison Mosshart talks about her debut solo art show, “Fire Power,” which opens at Joseph Gross Gallery today. [WWD]

French artist Abdelkader Benchamma’s new show at the Drawing Center, “Representation of Dark Matter,” features sketches in tiny pen and India ink lines shaded with charcoal—”a huge drawing of what, to our eyes, is nothing.” The project reflects the enormous amount of energy and matter in the universe that we aren’t able to see. [Hyperallergic]

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