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  1. The Guggenheim Foundation has announced the 188 recipients of its 2024 fellowships.  Those awarded the prestigious honor this year include artists, scholars, photographers, novelists, essayists, poets, historians, choreographers, environmentalists, and data scientists. Fifty-two disciplines are represented, with recipients ranging in age from twenty-eight to eighty-nine and scattered across thirty-eight states, the District of Columbia, and four Canadian […]
  2. Shanghai-based fair operator Art021 has announced a new Hong Kong fair, set to take place this summer. The event will feature roughly eighty galleries from mainland China, the Middle East, and the rest of the Global South—including India, Indonesia, Mexico, Brazil, and Pakistan—as well as the Chinese diaspora, according to Art021 cofounder David Chau. The fair, […]
  3. A US federal judge on Monday issued a temporary restraining order against the Des Moines Art Center preventing the museum’s planned demolition of an iconic Land art installation by Mary Miss from going ahead as scheduled. The order came after Miss filed suit against the Art Center on April 4 claiming that the museum’s destruction of her […]
  4. Longtime New York gallerist Gavin Brown has given his archive to Bard College’s Center for Curatorial Studies (CCS Bard). Brown, a partner at Gladstone Gallery, amassed the trove during the twenty-six years he ran Gavin Brown’s Enterprise, which he opened in 1994 and closed in 2020. Among the materials included are catalogues, gallery documents, and files on […]
  5. A fifty-one-year-old staffer at Munich’s Pinakothek der Moderne was sacked after hanging his own painting in one of the museum’s galleries. The New York Times reports that the unnamed artist, who worked in the museum’s technical services division, was assisting in the installation of an architecture exhibit outside the museum’s public hours this past February, when he […]
  6. Iconoclastic Italian architect and designer Gaetano Pesce, known for his curvaceous, vibrantly hued furniture and design objects and for his humanist structures, died on April 3 in New York following a stroke. He was eighty-four. Pesce over a six-decade career introduced organic shapes where hard edges and straight lines might be expected—say, in a home […]
  7. Vietnamese-born multimedia artist Dinh Q. Lê, whose work explored the trauma wrought by the Vietnam War, died of a stroke April 6 at his home in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. He was fifty-six. His death was confirmed by New York gallery P.P.O.W. In a practice that encompassed photography, video, sculpture, and installation, Lê explored […]
  8. The National Gallery of Art (NGA), Washington, DC, has appointed Natalia Ángeles Vieyra its first associate curator of Latinx art. Vieyra, who is currently working as an independent curator, will assume her new role July 1. Working within the museum’s modern and contemporary art department, she will be tasked with researching, expanding, and exhibiting the NGA’s […]
  9. Land artist Mary Miss has filed suit against the Des Moines Art Center to stop the institution from tearing down her Greenwood Pond: Double Site, 1989–96, an outdoor installation commissioned by the museum for its permanent collection in 1994. Citing the work—a series of structures adjacent to a lagoon—as a danger to the public and the cost […]
  10. Oregon’s Portland Art Museum announced an expected completion date of late 2025 for a major renovation and expansion that will add 95,000 square feet of new or upgraded public and gallery space to the institution. The project, which is anticipated to cost $111 million, is meant to transform the museum’s downtown campus into a “cultural […]
  11. The Marlborough Gallery, which operates outposts in New York, London, Madrid, and Barcelona, is ending its run after nearly eight decades in business. The venerable gallery will by June stop representing artists and estates and will end its exhibition programming; all remaining inventory is expected be sold off, with part of the proceeds going to not-for-profit […]
  12. The Fortnight Institute, a downtown New York gallery devoted to cutting-edge art, has shut its doors after eight years in business. Founded in 2016 by Fabiola Alondra and Jane Harmon, the East Village gallery was known for humorously themed group shows (“Dicks,” “Only Small Paintings”) and for helping to launch the careers of figurative painter Somaya […]

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