Happy New Year
Over the past few days, we have been looking back on the year in the art world with a number of year-capping posts. To close out the year, we have collected all of those posts below. Thank you for visiting. We hope to seee you in 2012, on Monday.
As 2011 comes to a close, Gallerist has been looking back on what has occurred in the art world in this year—the shows that thrilled, the people who died, the prices that were made. To conclude our year-end coverage, we asked our writers and editors to pick their articles of the year, particularly those that did not make the site’s list of the 25 most popular posts of 2011. Their selections are listed below. Thank you for visiting. See you in 2012.
The 1 Percent
A exhibition that opens at Jack Hanley in SoHo next Thursday, Jan. 6, documents a movement with no single, clear message that set up in an urban center and provided free food and medical care to all comers for a brief period. Its members talked frequently about a special one-percent of society. An opportunistic exhibition about the Occupy Wall Street movement? Thankfully, no.
New York Times critics Ken Johnson, Karen Rosenberg and Roberta Smith pick their favorite three-dimensional objects on view at New York museums. Carrie Stettheimer’s dollhouse at the Museum of the City of the New York makes the list! [NYT]
The Guardian takes a look at an unattributed, 17th-century painting of St. Cecilia at the Dulwich Picture Gallery in London. The gallery’s chief curator suspects a lady artist may be responsible. “I’m sure it will happen one day, I’ll find out who painted it,” he says. “It will probably come from being in Italy, having a good lunch and stumbling in to a church and seeing an altarpiece by the same hand.” [Guardian]
Benjamin Sutton counts down the top Brooklyn exhibitions of 2012. [L Magazine]
Herewith, 12 prominent art world figures who passed away in 2011.
keys to a better life
Here are just a few things we should do more of in 2012.
In the approximately 100 days since Gallerist launched, we have worked to provide up-to-the-moment news and rich features with a critical (and occasionally irreverent) tone, releasing the list of artists in the 2012 Whitney Biennial, breaking the news that Ryan Trecartin was leaving his Chelsea gallery and reporting on the ground from Art Basel Miami Beach; Los Angeles, during the opening of the Art Platform fair and the Getty’s Pacific Standard Time initiative; New York’s Performa 11 biennial; the occupation of SoHo’s Artists Space; and the past season’s auctions.
Earlier this month, we speculated that Damien Hirst would go on a whirlwind international tour by private jet, visiting the opening receptions at all 11 Gagosian galleries hosting his “spot” painting retrospective. However, it was later revealed that he will be in New York for the opening, delighting us and disappointing his fans in Athens, Rome, Hong Kong, Paris, London, Geneva and Beverly Hills.
Big changes on the New York alternative-space scene: Exit Art has announced via e-mail that it will close in 2012. Its co-founder, Jeanette Ingberman, died earlier this year, at the age of 59, of cancer.
Over its three-decade existence, the space became known for supporting emerging artists, particularly female and minority artists who were often overlooked by the mainstream art world, and for politically engaged group shows.
Williamsburg gallery Soloway is once again starting a new year with a “Best of” show: from Jan. 8 through Feb. 5, the space will host “The Best of 2012.” This is not a typo.