Friday, May 14
Lehmann Maupin Opens Seasonal Outpost in Taipei
Lehmann Maupin, which has permanent gallery spaces in New York, Hong Kong, Seoul, and London and a temporary one in Palm Beach, Florida, will open another seasonal location in Taipei. The new outpost, located in the city’s Da’an District, will open on June 26 with a group show featuring work by Billy Childish, Tony Oursler, Robin Rhode, David Salle, Erwin Wurm, and Tom Friedman. The space is set to close in mid-August. In a statement, gallery cofounder Rachel Lehmann said, “When I think about Taipei, I think about its highly sophisticated, informed, and motivated art collectors who come from a long history of arts patronage.”
Nancy Little John Fine Art Adds Rajab Ali Sayed to its Roster
Nancy Little John Fine Art in Houston now represents Los Angeles–based painter Rajab Ali Sayed. His autobiographical works center the psychological and physical state of living between cultures and places, in his case his dual identity as a Pakistani and Filipino American. His paintings have been exhibited at Houston’s Blaffer Art Museum in Houston and the Adele Golden Foundation in New York, among elsewhere. He will have his first solo exhibition with the gallery in fall 2021.
Trudy Benson and Danny Ferrell Join Miles McEnery Gallery
Miles McEnery Gallery in New York now represents Trudy Benson and Danny Ferrell. Benson, who is known for her dynamic, abstract paintings, will have a solo exhibition with the gallery in winter 2021. Ferrell creates figurative, hyper-realistic paintings that examine identity and sexuality. He will have a solo show with at the gallery in spring 2022.
Thursday, May 13
Berggruen Gallery to Open East Hampton Location
San Francisco–based Berggruen Gallery will be open a temporary exhibition space in East Hampton, New York, this summer. The pop-up will be located in East Hampton Village and will host a show from May 14 through September 30. The space will present a selection of modern and contemporary paintings, sculptures, and prints.
ArtTable Announces 2021 Fellowship Awardees
ArtTable has announced the participants for its 2021 summer fellowship program, which offers career opportunities to women-identified students and professionals in the arts. Each fellow will receive $4,000 each, and during the eight-week program, the fellows are provided mentoring relationships with ArtTable mentors. This year, ArtTable will offer fellowship placements at cultural institutions nationwide, including American Indian Artists Inc., the Brooklyn Museum, the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum, and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. The full list of fellowship recipients is available here
Wednesday, May 12
Asia Art Archive Names Executive Director
Hong Kong–based nonprofit Asia Art Archive has named artist, curator, and educator Christopher K. Ho as its next executive director. He will succeed cofounder Claire Tsu, who will transition to cochair of the organization’s board. Ho was faculty member of the Rhode Island School of Design and has previously taught at Michigan’s Cranbrook Art Academy and Pratt Institute in New York, among other institutions. He has served on the board of AAA since 2018.
Amant Sienna Names 2021 Residents
Ahead of the opening of its new Brooklyn space, the Amant Foundation has named the 2021 participants for its Sienna Residency Program. Launched in 2020, the program invites mid-career artists and writers to continue research projects at their venue in Chiusure, Italy. The 2021 residents are Tim Bouverie, a historian, writer and political journalist, who will focus on a new book on Allied diplomacy in the Second World War; Marcela Calderón, an artist, producer, who focus on sculpture and traditional Colombian materials; Monika Czyzyk, a visual artist and experimental documentarian who will develop the ongoing series on 21st century feminism; Sky Hopinka (Ho-Chunk Nation/Pechanga Band of Luiseño Indians), an artist whose video, photo, and text work centers personal Indigenous narratives; Kabelo Malatsie, former director of the Visual Arts Network of South Africa, whose work explores the notion of the “underground”; Robertas Narkus, a film and new media artist whose work the intersections of technology and desire; Eszter Salamon, an artist, choreographer, and performer who uses movement to activate relationships among media; and Lantian Xie, who will develop a project during his residency that utilizes speech and writing to study the silverfish.
Tuesday, May 11
Spring/Break Art Show Details 2021 New York Edition
The curator-driven Spring/Break Art Show will return to New York later this year, running from September 7 to 13. Timed to coincide with the Armory Show, Spring/Break will take up the theme “Hearsay:Heresy,” for which curators are invited to propose exhibitions that examine practices, issues, events, or artistic styles associated with the medieval period. In a statement, Spring/Break cofounder Andrew Gori said, “Widespread disease, isolated wealth, American imperialism, and misinformed political perspectives, from all parties and belief systems, continue to build a kind of religious fervor around sharing opinions, and a fear to do so, now more than ever.” Proposals for the 2021 show can be submitted through Spring/Break’s website.
Sydney Contemporary Reveals 2021 Exhibitors
More than 85 Australian and New Zealand galleries will participate in the sixth edition of the Sydney Contemporary, which runs from September 9 through 12 at the multi-arts center Carriageworks. It will feature works by more than 400 international. Returning galleries include Sydney’s CHALKHORSE and Darren Knight as well as Melbourne’s Alcaston Gallery. For the full exhibitor list, click here.
21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art Names Director
Yuko Hasegawa has been appointed as the new director of 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art in Kanazawa, Japan. Hasegawa has worked at the museum since its inception in TKyear, previously serving as chief curator and then artistic director. Hasegawa has also curated international art exhibitions including the 7th International Istanbul Biennial (2001), the Shanghai Biennale (2002), the 29th São Paulo Biennial (2010), and Sharjah Biennial 11 (2013).
Monday, May 10
James Cohan Gallery Names David Norr Co-Owner
David Norr is now a full equity partner and co-owner of James Cohan Gallery, the New York gallery where he has served as partner since 2018. Prior to joining the gallery in 2015 as senior director, Norr worked as senior curator of exhibitions at the Wexner Center of the Arts in Columbus, Ohio, and as chief curator at MOCA Cleveland. In his new role, Norr joins founders James and Jane Cohan in leading the gallery.
Blum & Poe Now Represents Lonnie Holley
Blum & Poe, which maintains spaces in Tokyo, New York, and Los Angeles, now represents Atlanta-based artist Lonnie Holley. A self-taught artist, Holley’s practice spans painting, assemblage, performance, and sandstone carvings. Born in Jim Crow-era Birmingham, Alabama, his works reflect a family history of hardship and perseverance, as well as the Afro-Atlantic tradition of sculpting art from wreckage. His work was included in the landmark 1996 exhibition “Souls Grown Deep: African American Vernacular Art of the South,” and is in the permanent collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York and the Whitney Museum in New York, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, D.C., among other museums.
Stroom Den Haag Names New Artistic Director
Alexandra Landré, who has previously served as artistic director of the Dutch art center Kunstvereniging Diepenheim, has been appointed artistic director of Stroom Den Haag, an art platform in the Hague, the Netherlands. Throughout her career, Landré has worked on exhibitions at De Appel in Amsterdam, the Kunsthalle Münster in Germany, the Kunsthalle Wien, and other institutions.
Goya Contemporary Gallery Now Represents the Estate of Elizabeth Talford Scott
Goya Contemporary Gallery in Baltimore now exclusively represents the estate of Elizabeth Talford Scott, who died in 2011. Born in 1916 in South Carolina to parents who were sharecroppers, Scott from an early created elaborate quilts that she would become known for. The artist’s work has been shown at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Studio Museum in Harlem, among other institutions. Her daughter, the sculptor Joyce J. Scott, is also represented by Goya Contemporary Gallery. Amy Eva Raehse, executive director and partner at Goya, said in a statement, “[Elizabeth Talford Scott’s] work remains as relevant today as it was then, and her influence on other artists is becoming more understood as the field starts to investigate and correct the curatorial and collecting omissions of the past.”
Petzel Gallery Adds Xie Nanxing to its Roster
Petzel Gallery now represents Beijing-based painter Xie Nanxing. Over two decades, Nanxing has exhibited widely in China and Europe, including presentations at the Venice Biennale in 1999 and Documenta 12 in 2007. His wide-ranging subjects include household objects, Snow White, and everyday people caught in moments of undress. His first show at Petzel will be in a group exhibition this summer, where he will present two paintings from his series “The Dwarfs’ Refrain,” alongside a new body of illustrations. His work is also currently on view at The Warehouse in Dallas.
Correction, May 12, 2021: An earlier version of this article misattributed the quote about Elizabeth Talford Scott to Martha Mack. It should be attributed to Amy Eva Raehse.