Friday, May 21
Art Dealers Association of America Names New Members
The Art Dealers Association of America (ADAA) has announced a new batch of galleries that have joined the industry group. Among them are Karma (New York); kurimanzutto (New York and Mexico City); Lisson Gallery (New York, London, Shanghai, and East Hampton); Sprüth Magers (Berlin, London, and Los Angeles); Various Small Fires (Seoul and Los Angeles); Jenkins Johnson Gallery (San Francisco and Brooklyn); and other enterprises.
Southbank Centre Names New Board Chair
London’s Southbank Centre, which is host to a museum and arts proramming, has named Misan Harriman as the new chair of its board of trustees. Harriman is the founder of the media content, tech, and commerce company What We See. Additionally, Luke Mayhew has been appointed as deputy chair of the board.
FDAG Galpão Reopens Following Renovation
Fortes D’Aloia & Gabriel Galpão in São Paulo has reopened to the public following a renovation. Launched in 2008, the space has been redesigned by architect Rodrigo Cervino of TACOA studios, and it now comprises two exhibition spaces and a large viewing room dedicated to works by artists from the gallery’s roster.
Thursday, May 20
Felix LA Reveals 2021 Exhibitors
Twenty-nine Los Angeles galleries will participate in Felix LA 2021, which runs from July 29 through August 1 at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel. This year’s fair will be roughly half the size of the 2020 edition, which included 60 exhibitors. Returning galleries include Michael Benevento, Château Shatto, and Nicodim Gallery, while new ones include Blum and Poe, Francois Ghebaly, Gagosian, and David Kordansky Gallery. For the full exhibitor list, click here.
Lehmann Maupin and Carpenters Workshop to Open Aspen Summer Pop-up
Lehmann Maupin, which maintains spaces in London, New York, Hong Kong, Seoul, as well as an upcoming pop-up in Taipei, will return to Aspen this summer for a pop-up exhibition space in partnership with Carpenters Workshop Gallery. Located at 601 East Hyman Ave, the space will open on July 1 and present exhibitions through mid-September, showcasing art and design from both galleries. The inaugural exhibition, titled “Second Nature”, will feature artists including Mandy El-Sayegh, Teresita Fernández, and Rick Owens. It will be followed by the show “Material Space,” which opens August 5. Aspen collectors Amnon and Katie Rodan said in a statement,”Being supporters of the arts and the Aspen Art Museum, we are thrilled that Carpenters Workshop Gallery and Lehman Maupin are opening a collaborative space in Aspen this summer. Fusing traditional art and design objects creates a more dynamic and differentiated experience. This will enrich Aspen’s ecosystem and we are excited to welcome them.”
Magenta Plains Now Represents Jibade-Khalil Huffman
The artist and writer Jibade-Khalil Huffman has joined the New York–based gallery Magenta Plains, which is currently presenting the artist’s work on Platform, an online exhibition space established by David Zwirner. Huffman often incorporates found materials and ephemera in his practice, which spans installation, video, projections, photographic light boxes, and photo-collages. His work, which is the subject of on ongoing solo exhibition at the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art in Charleston, explores visibility and memory.
LA Arts Recovery Fund Gives $36 M. to 90 Nonprofits
The LA Arts Recovery Fund, which supports small and mid-sized local nonprofits with an emphasis on Black, Latinx, Asian, and Indigenous arts and culture organizations, has named 90 organizations that will receive a total of $36 million in funds. The operating support grants range from $5,000 to $2 million and are distributed over the course of two to three years. Among the grantees are Avenue 50 Studio, Boyle Heights Arts Conservatory, the Japanese American National Museum, the Museum of Neon Art, and the Vincent Price Art Museum Foundation. The full list of organizations receiving grants can be accessed here.
Wednesday, May 19
Magnum Gallery Opens New Paris Space
Magnum Gallery, a space that mounts exhibitions of works by artists in the famed photography collective, will expand to a new location in Paris. The gallery, located at at 68 Rue Léon Frot, will open this fall and replace the collective’s current offices at 19 Rue Hégésippe Moreau. The new gallery will feature exhibition spaces, a private viewing room, and a library on the ground floor.
Tuesday, May 18
Joyce Foundation Names 2021 Joyce Awards Recipients
The Chicago-based Joyce Foundation has revealed the 2021 recipients of its annual Joyce Awards, which support emerging and mid-career BIPOC artists and arts organizations in Chicago, Cleveland, Detroit, Indianapolis, Milwaukee, and Minneapolis–St Paul. The awardees, who each get $75,000 grants for the creation and presentation of new site-specific works, are Sydney Chatman with the Congo Square Theatre Company, Daniel Minter with the Lynden Sculpture Garden, Kameelah Janan Rasheed with Front International: Cleveland Triennial for Contemporary Art, and
SANTIAGO X with the Chicago Public Art Group.
Institute of Museum and Library Services Announces Recipients of 2021 Awards
The Institute of Museum and Library Services in Washington, D.C., has announced the six recipients of the 2021 National Medal for Museum and Library Service, the top federal honor for institutions that provide outstanding programming and community outreach. The three winning museums are the Museo de Arte de Ponce in Ponce, Puerto Rico; the High Desert Museum in Bend, Oregon; and the Mississippi Children’s Museum in Jackson, Mississippi.
Monday, May 17
White Cube Plans Aspen Outpost
White Cube, which has gallery locations in London and Hong Kong and offices in Paris and New York, will open a pop-up space in Aspen, Colorado, located at 228 South Mill Street. Over three months, the gallery will stage three group exhibitions under the moniker “Correspondences.” The exhibitions will run June 8–July 4, July 10–29, and August 3–September 5. The gallery previously hosted another seasonal pop-up location in West Palm Beach, Florida.
[Why the pandemic spurred galleries to open pop-up locations near collectors’ second homes.]
Expo Chicago Parent Company Plans Editions Fair
Art Expositions LLC, the parent company of the Expo Chicago art fair, will now mount a new fair in the city, Editions Chicago – The Print, Photography & Art Book Fair, focusing on artworks that exist in multiples. The inaugural edition of the fair runs September 23–26 at Navy Piers, the longtime home of Expo Chicago. Editions Chicago is being planned in partnership with the International Fine Print Dealers Association (IFPDA) and the Association of International Photography Art Dealers (AIPAD). In a statement, Tony Karman, the founder of Expo Chicago and president of Art Expositions, said, “With the increasing interest and scope of limited-edition prints, photographs, multiples, and art books, we felt that it was the right time to launch this fair to engage new audiences while developing an unprecedented collaboration between leading international associations.”
David Kordansky Gallery Adds Joel Mesler to Roster
Artist and former art dealer Joel Mesler is now represented by Los Angeles’s David Kordansky Gallery. In his art, Mesler often draws on his autobiography, design, and popular iconography to create paintings that are at once humorous and emotional. New work by the artist will be featured in the gallery’s booth at Art Basel in Switzerland in June. He has previously had exhibitions at Harper’s Books in East Hampton, New York, and Simon Lee Gallery in London.
Kenyon College’s Gund Gallery Names New Director
On June 1, Daisy Desrosiers will join the Gund Gallery at Kenyon College in Ohio as chief curator and director. Desrosiers currently serves as director of artist programs at the Lunder Institute for American Art, which is an incubator of research and artistic practice at the Colby College Museum of Art in Maine. She also has experience working as an adviser to private and public collectors.
Micha Serraf Awarded the Ritzau Art Prize 2021
Zimbabwe-born, South Africa-based photographer Micha Serraf has won the Ritzau Art Prize 2021, given by 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair and funded by Tauck Ritzau Innovative Philanthropy. The prize goes to outstanding emerging artists from the African continent. In their practice, Serraf deconstructs ideas of identity, belonging, and Black masculinity. They will participate in a three-month residency at International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP) in New York that includes a private studio and exhibition. Serraf will work on a new body of work exploring the idea of the “legal alien,” as a means of reaching out to people who have been labelled as such or made to feel othered, according to a press release.