If you live near Basel, Switzerland, or don’t mind spending an extended period there during Art Basel, participating in an artwork, Klaus Biesenbach and Hans Ulrich Obrist want to hear from you, according to the fair’s site. As you may have heard, the gentlemen are organizing a show called “14 Rooms” there in June, and it’s shaping up to be a fairly performance-heavy (or at least people-heavy) affair. They need bodies. Read More
By Andrew Russeth 4/18 9:17am
By Andrew Russeth 4/16 3:10pm
The Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia announced today that its biennial jurors have tapped Pamela Rosenkranz to represent Switzerland in the 2015 Venice Biennale, which opens next May. Ms. Rosenkranz, who was born in Sils-Maria, Switzerland, in 1979 and shows in New York with Miguel Abreu, has been a mainstay of major exhibitions recently, having been selected for the 2014 Taipei Biennial, the 2014 Marrakech Biennale, the 2013 Venice Biennale and the 2012 Liverpool Biennial. Read More
By Andrew Russeth 4/16 11:48am
Just when you thought that MoMA PS1′s M. Wells Dinette could not get any more out of control in its outré culinary offerings, it announced yesterday that it is offering an “Eat-All-Day Pie” for Easter that sounds pretty amazing. Read More
By Andrew Russeth 4/16 9:21am
By Andrew Russeth 4/16 8:05am
The 40-year-old Urs Fischer may end up being the greatest sculptor of his generation, but he’s not exactly rushing to secure that title. When he is in the zone, throwing himself at his discipline with gleeful extravagance, he’s unstoppable. But he is also a profligate producer, almost proudly inconsistent. I’ve been rooting for him, so it’s disappointing to see him stuck in a holding pattern in three concurrent New York shows. Read More
By Andrew Russeth 4/15 3:19pm
Joan Jonas has been selected to represent the United States at the 2015 Venice Biennale, with Paul C. Ha, the director of the M.I.T. List Visual Arts Center in Cambridge, Mass., handling curatorial duties with Ute Meta Bauer, the director of Singapore’s Center for Contemporary Art at the Nanyang Technological University. Carol Vogel delivered the news today in The New York Times. Read More
By Andrew Russeth 4/15 12:00pm
Los Angeles’s David Kordansky Gallery announced today that, in September, it plans to decamp from its current Culver City digs to a 20,000-square-foot space at the corner of Edgewood Place and South La Brea, at the southeast edge of the Mid-Wilshire, South La Brea corridor neighborhood, just a five-minute drive from the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. (Culver City is about 8 to 10 minutes from LACMA by car.) Read More
By Andrew Russeth 4/14 3:43pm
Keep your eye on Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano, folks. The first-term Democrat managed quite a coup last week, apparently getting the famously reclusive David Hammons to attend his State of the City address.
It seems that Mr. Hammons is planning to build an art gallery in Yonkers, just a bit north of Van Cortlandt Park in an old warehouse at 39 Lawrence Street. It looks like it’s a breezy 45-minute walk from the end of the 1 line, according to a little bit of Google Maps research. Read More
THURSDAY, APRIL 17
Opening: Sherrie Levine at Paula Cooper
New Levine! You excited? I am. —Dan Duray
Paula Cooper Gallery, 534 West 21st Street, New York, 10 a.m.–6 p.m.
Opening: Julian Schnabel at Gagosian
Always curious to see what this guy does next. —D.D.
Gagosian Gallery, 555 West 24th Street, New York, 6-8 p.m.
Opening: “Chez Perv” at Team Gallery
Team Gallery presents an exhibition featuring Gardar Eide Einarsson, Matias Faldbakken and Oscar Tuazon, the name of which is taken from a New York Post headline about the Dominique Strauss-Kahn sex scandal. —Michael H. Miller
Team Gallery, 47 Wooster Street, New York, 6-8 p.m.
Opening: “The New Romantics” at Eyebeam
This new exhibition will look at “the ways in which contemporary artists using digital media engage the body, representations of nature, poetic irony, and expressions of individuality as originally expressed in 19th Century Romanticism … Just as the Romantics responded to the industrial revolution, this group of artists are similarly responding to the current information revolution.” A night of performances will go down on April 25. —Zoë Lescaze
Eyebeam, 540 West 21st Street, New York, 7-9 p.m.
Opening: “Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster: equinimod & costumes” at 303 Gallery
Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster’s first show at 303 (and first in a New York gallery) will feature the artist’s personal wardrobe. —M.H.M.
303 Gallery, 507 West 24th Street, New York, 6-8 p.m.
FRIDAY, APRIL 18
Opening: “Marie Lorenz: The Valley of Dry Bones” at Jack Hanley Gallery
For her third show at the gallery, the venturesome Marie Lorenz will premiere a new five-channel video called Ezekia, which “tells the story of a group of women exploring the shore of a lost city.” Should be a great one. —Andrew Russeth Read More