Friday, March 27
Nancy Holt Estate Gets London Gallery Representation
Nancy Holt, the late artist best known for her 1973–76 sculpture Sun Tunnels in Great Basin Desert, Utah, will now be represented by London’s Parafin Gallery. Holt, whose estate is managed by a foundation also devoted to her late husband Robert Smithson (and whose Sun Tunnels have been conserved by the Dia Art Foundation in a project that began last May), will be the subject of a show at the gallery this fall.
David Kordansky Gallery Now Reps Adam Pendleton
Adam Pendleton, whose artistic practice spans collage, painting, video, and printmaking, has joined the roster of David Kordansky Gallery in Los Angeles, where he will have a solo exhibition in September. Pendleton’s work focuses on explorations of language, and he has drawn inspiration from the Black Arts Movement, Minimalism, conceptual art, experimental performance, and philosophy. The artist will also continue to be represented by Pace Gallery and show with Galerie Max Hetzler (of Berlin, Paris, and London), Galerie Eva Presenhuber (Zurich and New York), and Galeria Pedro Cera (Lisbon). His work is included in the collections of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, and other institutions.
Thursday, March 26
Liste Art Fair Basel Postpones 2020 Edition
Following the news that Art Basel would postpone its Swiss fair from June until September due to the coronavirus crisis, the Liste Art Fair Basel announced today that it would also delay its event scheduled to take place this summer. Liste, which coincides with Art Basel each year, will now run from September 14–20, bringing together 77 international galleries.
Oolite Arts Creates Relief Fund for Miami-Area Artists
The Miami Beach–based arts organization Oolite Arts has established a $25,000 relief fund for artists impacted by the coronavirus crisis who live and work in Miami-Dade County in Florida. Artists can apply for up to $500 in support to cover lost income and employment. Separate from the emergency fund, Oolite’s 2020 artists-in-residence will each receive $500.
Nicelle Beauchene Adds Estate of John Evans to Roster
The New York–based enterprise Nicelle Beauchene Gallery now represents the estate of John Evans (1932–2012). Evans is best known for his daily collages made from found objects from the streets of New York’s East Village, ranging from business cards and matchbooks to ticket stubs and political fliers. His more than 10,000 painted collages, produced in some 100 notebooks, act as intimate histories of the city’s changing landscape.
Wednesday, March 25
Yerevan Biennial Taps Artistic Director and Chief Curator
Lorenzo Fusi has been appointed artistic director and chief curator of the inaugural Yerevan Biennial, which will be held in multiple locations across Armenia’s capital city from April 15 through June 13, 2021. Fusi was the artistic director of Prix International d’Art Contemporain, which is hosted by the Prince Pierre Foundation in Monaco, from 2014–20. Fusi has also held curatorial positions at art institutions including Italy’s Palazzo delle Papesse Contemporary Art Centre and served as a curator for the Liverpool Biennial’s 2010 and 2012 editions.
Tuesday, March 24
Monday, March 23
M.F.A. Students at Yale School of Art Demand Partial Tuition Refund
With classes at the Yale School of Art in New Haven, Connecticut, having been moved online in the midst of the coronavirus outbreak, M.F.A. students at the school have requested a partial refund of their tuition. In a letter to Yale president Peter Salovey and dean Marta Kuzma, the students wrote that the public health crisis has “tangible and unfathomable implications for our physical and mental health, financial security, professional careers, housing, and immigration status.” According to a report by Artforum, Yale closed its studios and art facilities on Monday, joining institutions across the United States in discontinuing gatherings and classes on their campuses.
KW Institute for Contemporary Art Announces Curatorial Appointments
The KW Institute for Contemporary Art in Berlin has made four curatorial appointments. Kathrin Bentele and Léon Kruijswijk, who joined the KW as an assistant curator and curatorial fellow, respectively, have been named assistant curators. Clémentine Deliss, a previous director of the Weltkulturen Museum in Frankfurt, has been named associate curator. Nadim Samman, who previously served as a curator at Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary in Vienna, has been appointed to the newly created position of curator for the digital sphere.
Artist David Datuna Launches Nonprofit Funding Coronavirus Research
After famously eating Maurizio Cattelan’s banana sculpture at the Art Basel Miami Beach fair last December, artist David Datuna has revealed his next project. The New York–based artist will launch a new nonprofit called Art4Changes, through which the sales of artworks by various artists, including his own, will help fund coronavirus-related research. Once an artwork is bought, the buyer has a choice of which organization receives the funds—the World Health Organization, the International Red Cross, or the CDC Foundation.