Frieze Los Angeles Cancels 2021 Edition, Changes Locations for 2022
Frieze Los Angeles has canceled its 2021 edition, and is moving its 2022 edition from Paramount Studios to 9900 Wilshire Boulevard in Beverly Hills, located between the Hammer Museum and the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts. The fair’s third edition had already postponed from February to July, and was called off entirely on Friday due to logistical and safety concerns prompted by the ongoing pandemic. Frieze New York will take place as planned in May at the Shed.
Van Doren Waxter Now Represents Milton Resnick
The New York–based gallery Van Doren Waxter now exclusively represents the work of artist Milton Resnick, who died in 2004. Resnick is known for his monumental, monochromatic paintings, and the gallery will present a solo exhibition of the Abstract Expressionist’s work in 2022.
Crozier Acquires Storage Company
Crozier, a London-based shipping and storage company, has acquired Martinspeed, which transports art to museums and galleries around the world. The merger will allow Crozier to expand its European and international market.
Thursday, April 8
Whitney Museum Promotes Adrienne Edwards
Adrienne Edwards, who has served as Engell Speyer curator and curator of performance at the Whitney Museum in New York, is being promoted to the role of director of curatorial affairs at the institution. The promotion will be effective July 1, and in her new role Edwards will work closely with Scott Rothkopf, the Whitney’s senior deputy director and chief curator, in overseeing the curatorial department. She will also continue to direct the museum’s performance program. In a statement, Edwards said, “I’m thrilled to continue working with my colleagues on the curatorial team in this larger capacity, and collaborating to advance their individual and our collective ideas, voices, and perspectives, and those of the artists.”
Public Art Fund Adds Six Members to Board of Directors
The New York–based Public Art Fund has added six new members to its board of directors. They are artists Farah Al Qasimi and Rafael Lozano-Hemmer; William Floyd, director of U.S. state and local government affairs and public policy at Google; philanthropist Allison Russo; Karen Seymour, partner at the law firm Sullivan & Cromwell; and attorney, philanthropist, and businessman Michael Sternberg.
Newark Arts Adds Five Board Members
Newark Arts has added five new members to its board of directors. They are Manny Antunes, research manager at Audible; Ryan Arnez Monroe, the owner and director of RyArMo Photography Studio; Kitab Rollins, the director of performance and broadcast rentals at New Jersey Performing Arts Center; Natasha Dyer, the liaison to the board from Arts Ed Newark and deputy director at Newark Trust for Education; and Nicole Whalen, a director at the accounting firm Prudential.
Wednesday, April 7
Aichi Triennale Reveals Details for 2022 Edition
The Aichi Triennale has announced details for its 2022 edition, which is slated to open on July 30 of that year. Titled “Still Alive,” the show is inspired by a series of works by Aichi-born conceptual artist On Kawara. Participating artists will draw on the history of the local industries of the Aichi Prefecture, as well as the region’s traditional culture. Led by artistic director Mami Kataoka, director of Mori Art Museum, the event is comprised of five programs spread across the Aichi Arts Center, which includes, Prefectural Museum of Art, and other venues throughout the region. Click here to read more on the event’s theme and curatorial team.
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Acquires Major Work by Dana Chandler, Jr.
The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston has acquired Dana Chandler, Jr.‘s 1974 work Fred Hampton’s Door 2, which was included in the acclaimed traveling exhibition “Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power, 1963–1983.” The red and green painted door serves as a memorial to Black Panther Party leader Fred Hampton, who was killed by police in 1969. The work is the first sculptural piece by Chandler to enter the museum’s collection, and it will be displayed this summer in the exhibition “New Light: Encounters and Connections.”
Tuesday, April 6
National Portrait Gallery Appoints New Director of Curatorial Affairs
Rhea L. Combs, who most recently served as curator of film and photography and head of the Earl W. and Amanda Stafford Center for African American Media Arts at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture, will join the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C. as director of curatorial affairs on May 10. According to a release, Combs will work with the institution’s curatorial, history, conservation, and audience engagement departments “to draw connections between portraiture, biography, and identity.”
Luis De Jesus Los Angeles Relocates to Downtown L.A.
The gallery Luis De Jesus Los Angeles has moved from Culver City to the Arts District in the city’s Downtown area. The inaugural exhibition at the gallery’s downtown space, opening April 24, will feature works by multi-media artist Federico Solmi.
Monday, April 5
Jenkins Johnson Gallery Now Represents Lisa Corinne Davis
The painter Lisa Corinne Davis has joined Jenkins Johnson Gallery, which maintains spaces in San Francisco and Brooklyn. Davis is known for her intricate, abstract canvases, some of which are now held by the Museum of Modern Art in New York and the Getty Museum in Los Angeles, and she will have her first solo exhibition with Jenkins Johnson Gallery in 2022. Her work will also figure in the gallery’s presentation at Frieze New York this year. She received the 2021 Arts and Letters Award in Art from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Gallerist Karen Jenkins-Johnson appeared on ARTnews‘s 2021 Deciders list.
Winfred Rembert Has Died at 75
Winfred Rembert, an artist who told harrowing firsthand accounts of Jim Crow South through exquisitely carved and tooled leather, has died at 75. Rembert was born in Americus, Georgia, in 1945. After surviving a near-lynching and seven years in prison, he and his family migrated north. There he turned his experiences into art, which eventually gained him institutional notice. He had a solo show at the York Square Cinema in New Haven in 1998, followed by exhibition at the Yale University Art Gallery. His works were also featured in exhibitions held in Harlem, Atlanta, Los Angeles, and elsewhere.
L’Inconnue Gallery Relocates to New York
L’Inconnue Gallery has relocated from Montreal to New York’s Chinatown neighborhood. The enterprise will open its inaugural exhibition in its new location on April 29 with a show of work by artists Emily Ludwig Shaffer and Françoise Grossen.