Last week, the Guggenheim Museum in Manhattan received an instruction manual valued between $120,000 and $150,000. The manual itself is not an artwork, but 14 pages of detailed layouts on where, how, and how often the banana must be replaced. Yes, it is "Comedian", the conceptual artwork that went viral last year at Art Basel Miami Beach.
NEW YORK’S GUGGENHEIM ACCEPTS A DONATION THAT AWAKENS CONTROVERSY
Following the announcement by the French government that limits capacity at major events to 1,000 people, Paris Photo has been forced to cancel the fair scheduled for this year. Instead, it will inaugurate in November 2021 at the newly constructed Grand Palais Éphémère on the Champ de Mars.
PARIS PHOTO ANNOUNCES THE POSTPONEMENT OF ITS 2020 EDITION TO 2021
Presented by Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, the exhibition examines the current applications of AI as a challenge to traditional understandings of the human–machine relationship, which have been locked into a discourse of likeness for centuries. On view until March 28, 2021, and organized by Claudia Schmuckli, Curator in Charge of Contemporary Art and Programming at the Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco.
UNCANNY VALLEY: BEING HUMAN IN THE AGE OF ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE
The Biennale of Sydney, titled NIRIN, announced, for the first time ever, art lovers from around the world will have the opportunity to bid online for selected artworks featured in the exhibition. Bidings are open until Sunday, September 27, 2020.
BIENNALE OF SYDNEY - INAUGURAL BENEFIT AUCTION
Designed as an exceptional measure, ensuring security and international mobility is a priority objective in a special edition in which it celebrates its 40th Anniversary.
ARCOmadrid SET ITS DATE TO JULY TO ENSURE A GREATER INTERNATIONAL PRESENCE
“House to House” and “Otros Lados” dig into issues and ideas that continue to shape policies, perspectives, and politics, especially timely with the approach of the 2020 election.
MIAMI - FROST ART MUSEUM INAUGURATES TWO EXHIBITIONS THAT EXPLORE SOCIAL JUSTICE ISSUES
Curated by Ferran Barenblit, this exhibition explores the role of performativity and its repercussions in today’s artistic production.
BARCELONA – MACBA PRESENTS “ACTION: A PROVISIONAL HISTORY OF THE 90S”
Curated by Fernando Cocchiarale and Fernanda Lopes, the exhibition is part of Programa Intervenções, which commissions visual artists to create projects for external areas of the institution. The opening date, September 2 - date that marks two years of the tragic fire that destroyed the Museu Nacional - the work Noite de Abertura presents a video and a sculpture by Thiago Rocha Pitta, both newly commissioned.
THIAGO ROCHA PITTA PRESENTS NOITE DE ABERTURA, AN INTERVENTION AT THE MUSEU DE ARTE MODERNA DO RIO DE JANEIRO
Pinta Miami announces the cancelation of its 14th edition of its in-person fair due to the COVID 19pandemic. With the cancelation of the physical fair, they turn their efforts to a digital platform: Pinta Miami Virtual, launching on December 2nd through December 15, 2020.
PINTA MIAMI ANNOUNCES PINTA MIAMI VIRTUAL FOR DECEMBER 2020
Organized by Patricia Marshall, who has played an influential role in the formation of the collection, this international exhibition brings together works within four thematic sections: migration and liberty; the human body; its environment; and the irrepressible and forever incomplete passage of time.
COLECCIÓN JUMEX: ON THE RAZOR’S EDGE
The Fundação Bienal de São Paulo announces a free digital program, mostly bilingual, conceived after the decision to postpone the group show of the 34th Bienal de São Paulo – Faz escuro mas eu canto [Though it is dark, still I sing] to 2021. Aimed at diverse audiences, activities range from live streams with curators and guests to mini courses and interviews with the artists at their studios, as well as actions focused on an education-related audience, in line with the institution's strong educational tradition.
BIENAL DE SÃO PAULO ANNOUNCES DIGITAL PROGRAM FOR THE NEXT 12 MONTHS
Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary (TBA21) celebrates two decades of commissioning and collecting. The Commissions Book (Sternberg Press, 2020) is a vivid documentation of TBA21’s commissioning practice and the ethos of the foundation, which involves working directly with artists on some of the most urgent topics of our time.
THYSSEN-BORNEMISZA ART CONTEMPORARY: THE COMMISSIONS BOOK
The collection of the Brazilian architect Paulo Mendes da Rocha, Pritzker Prize 2006, was integrated in the Archive of Casa da Arquitectura – Portuguese Centre for Architecture. The arrival of the entire Paulo Mendes da Rocha collection follows the donation, in 2015, of the National Coach Museum project and, in 2018, of a set of seven projects for the Brazilian Architecture Collection.
PAULO MENDES DA ROCHA'S COLLECTION AT PORTUGAL’S CASA DE ARQUITECTURA
After an extensive international search, the Biennale of Sydney announces Colombian curator José Roca as the Artistic Director of the 23rd edition of the Biennale, which will take place 12 March – 13 June 2022.
COLOMBIAN CURATOR JOSÉ ROCA APPOINTED AS ARTISTIC DIRECTOR OF THE 23RD BIENNALE OF SYDNEY (2022)
The world is out of kilter. What form might international artistic and cultural exchange take on during a global pandemic? ifa Gallery Berlin takes advantage of this moment of immobility to place works from the ifa (Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen) collection in a contemporary context.
BETWEEN PERU AND GERMANY- TIME GOES BY: REBECCA HORN AND ANTONIO PAUCAR
The Blanton Museum of Art at The University of Texas at Austin will present Expanding Abstraction: Pushing the Boundaries of Painting in the Americas, 1958 to 1983 in the Butler Gallery until January, 2021. The exhibition explores material, conceptual, and formal innovation in post-war abstract painting through the Blanton’s collection of modern and contemporary art from the United States and Latin America.
EXPANDING ABSTRACTION: PUSHING THE BOUNDARIES OF PAINTING IN THE AMERICAS, 1958 TO 1983 AT THE BLANTON MUSEUM
After closing on March 16, 2020 due to the pandemic health emergency, Americas Society Art Gallery will reopen to the public on September 30. Appointments will be available in one-hour slots, allowing groups of up to six people at a time into the gallery.
AMERICAS SOCIETY ART GALLERY ANNOUNCES ITS REOPENING FOR SEPTEMBER
Floating Utopias presents various inflatable media at Lunds konsthall, Sweden, accompanied by an intervention in urban space. The exhibition juxtaposes historical and contemporary works and shows how inflatables may be used in artistic and activist practices: formless bundles of material are instantly transformed into voluminous and communicational artworks. It is organized by curators Artúr van Balen, Fabiola Bierhoff and Anna Hoetjes and designed in collaboration with Agustina Pascotto and Jazmin Schenone.
FLOATING UTOPIAS, A CHRONICLE OF SPATIAL PRESENCE INCLUDING THE WORK OF TOMÁS SARACENO
Glenda León is participating with a selection of her videowork in the group show From Havana with Love: The Glocal in Contemporary Cuban Art at Kunst und Kulturstiftung Opelvillen Rüsselsheim (Museum of Modern Art, Rüsselsheim, Frankfurt, Germany), curated Beate Kemfert, Robert Funcke and Tonel.
FROM HAVANA WITH LOVE: THE GLOCAL IN CONTEMPORARY CUBAN ART
By Artist-Curator Nathaniel Cas Ancheta, presented by Art In Residence and until November 1st, the project includes the participation and exhibition of artists Debra Scacco, Beatriz Cortez and Rafa Esparza. Solar Field is a curatorial project that serves as a catalyst to stimulate discussion for future research in the field of the integration of solar farms and its aesthetic impact.
SOLAR FIELD, A CURATORIAL PROJECT ADDRESSING RENEWABLE ENERGY
Curated by Yuko Hasegawa, this exhibition will take place until Septermber 27 in the Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo. The title of the exhibition, Sometimes the river is the bridge, suggests the possibility of bestowing form and function onto formless things—like invisible rivers that may appear to be bridges with a particular form and function, when viewed from a different, alternative perspective.
ART AND SUSTAINABILITY- OLAFUR ELIASSON: SOMETIMES THE RIVER IS THE BRIDGE
August 27–November 15, 2020. The new cultural foundation Kulturstiftung Basel H.Geiger (KBH.G) opens its permanent exhibition space in Basel, Switzerland with this group show curated by Yina Jiménez Suriel and Pablo Guardiola in coordination with the Caribbean Art Initiative.
BASEL AND THE CARIBBEAN – “ONE MONTH AFTER BEING KNOWN IN THAT ISLAND”
The French artist presented an audiovisual installation titled Against the Drought of Signs at the National Museum of Fine Arts of Santiago within the exhibition “El Tercer Paisaje” (The Third Landscape) curated by Catalina Valdés for the 14th Media Arts Biennial: The Fourth World (2019-2020). The exhibition brought together artists whose work portrays an attentive view of the transformations of nature. Hence, Etienne de France's work was presented along with that of renowned artists Denise Lira-Ratinoff, Josefina Guilisasti, Jorge Tacla, Claudia González, Nicole L’Huillier, Maia Urstad, Sergio Larraín, and Sebastián Preece.
SYMBOLISM AND EMANCIPATION - ETIENNE DE FRANCE: AGAINST THE DROUGHT OF SIGNS
The National Museum of Fine Arts presents a series of programs, activities, virtual talks and exhibitions to celebrate the centennial anniversary of the renowned Argentine artist’s birth (1920-2020).
BUENOS AIRES – MUSEO NACIONAL DE BELLAS ARTES CELEBRATES LEÓN FERRARI’S CENTENARY
The show is part of MIA Galleries/Miami International Airport’s arts and exhibitions program. From August 29 – April 2021, the exhibition brings Caneca’s breathtaking photographs of pools in a collaboration with Fine Arts and Cultural Affairs of Miami-Dade Aviation Departmen
MARITZA CANECA “POOL SERIES” EXHIBITED AT THE MIAMI INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
MUJERES EN ACCIÓN (Women in Action) proposes extensive research on the appropriation of public space, performances, collective actions and feminist struggles carried out by women in recent years.
MUJERES EN ACCIÓN - PROA FOUNDATION PUBLICATION ON COLLECTIVE CREATION AND URBAN SOCIAL MOVEMENTS
Since State and City Officials announced New York City museums are permitted to reopen, MoMA has been dedicated to providing a safe environment for all with new safety protocols that follow CDC, New York State, and New York City guidelines. The Museum’s Flagship Store on 53rd Street and the MoMA Design Stores in Midtown and Soho are also open.
MoMA REOPENS TO THE PUBLIC ON AUGUST 27
Until November 8, 2020, this exhibition examines artists working on the margins of modernism in the Americas and the Caribbean.
POPULAR PAINTERS & OTHER VISIONARIES – FIRST ONLINE EXHIBITION BY EL MUSEO DEL BARRIO
The painter died Thursday of natural causes at her home in Santa Monica, a representative from her Hauser & Wirth gallery confirmed. Hurtado, named in the Time 100 list of most influential people, did not gain public recognition until a few years ago.
VENEZUELAN ARTIST LUCHITA HURTADO DIES AT 99
On September 12, the San Antonio Museum of Art (SAMA), located in San Antonio, Texas, will open a freshly re-envisioned installation of works from its expansive, 8,000-work Latin American Popular Art collection. The objective is that of reflecting a new approach to the interpretation and presentation of the genre. The new installation, and the broader reexamination of the collection, are being led by Lucía Abramovich, Associate Curator of Latin American Art.