News & links from Metropolis M & co.
Freedom of Speech 2.0 THE SECRET RULES OF THE INTERNET. The murky history of moderation, and how it’s shaping the future of free speech DR - 21.04.16
On April 13, the Guggenheim Board of Trustees informed the Gulf Labor Coalition (GLC) that it will no longer negotiate with the group regarding the living and working conditions of the workers who are and will be building its museum in Abu Dhabi. Today, Richard Armstrong, director of the Guggenheim Museum and Foundation, sent an email [at the bottom of this post] to numerous artists, critics, curators, and museum directors around the world describing GLC as a group that “continues to shift its demands” and uses “deliberate falsehoods.” DR - 18.04.16
Malian photographer Malick Sidibé dies aged 80. Photography world pays tribute to the ‘Eye of Bamako’ and his dynamic black-and-white images of 1960s pop culture after Malian independence. DR - 15.04.16
Elmgreen & Dragset to Curate 2017 Istanbul Biennial 14.04.16
The artist duo Elmgreen & Dragset has been appointed the curators of fifteenth edition of the Istanbul Biennial. The exhibition, organized by Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts and sponsored by Koç Holding, will run September 16 through November 12, 2017.
Erkka Nissinen en Nataniel Mellors to represent Finland at the Venice Biennial 2017. Xander Karskens is curating the show. DR - 14.04.16
Yana Peel Named CEO of the Serpentine Galleries 13.04.16
Yana Peel, cofounder of Outset Contemporary Art Fund and CEO of Intelligence Squared, has been appointed CEO of the Serpentine Galleries. She will be working with Hans Ulrich Obrist, who continues on as artistic director.
Oscar Murillo deported from Australia after destroying his passport. Last month, Murillo destroyed his British passport mid-air on a flight to Sydney, which resulted in him being detained upon arrival, kept in a detention cell for two days by authorities who checked his identity, and eventually deported to Singapore. From there, he hopscotched from Barcelona to Madrid to Bogotá, in his native Colombia, which allowed him safe passage back to the United Kingdom. DR - 13.04.16
Art Cologne open this week. One of the most repeated statistics to demonstrate the growth of the contemporary and Modern art market is that 50 years ago there was one dedicated art fair and now there are more than 200. What is perhaps more extraordinary is that the very first fair—Art Cologne, set up in 1967—is still going, and its history comes to the fore at its 50th edition opening this week (14-17 April). DR - 13.04.16
Global Pompidou 04.04.16
The Centre Pompidou in Paris plans to open a temporary exhibition space in Seoul next year, and another in China in 2018, according to a report by Vincent Noce in the Art Newspaper.
Ann Goldstein deputy director and curator at the Art Institute of Chicago 24.03.16
Ann Goldstein was named by the Art Institute of Chicago as its new deputy director and its chair and curator of modern and contemporary art, according to the Chicago Tribune’s Steve Johnson.
Max Hollein leaves Städel Museum and Schirn Kunsthalle 23.03.16
Max Hollein leaves post at the Städel Museum, Liebieghaus Sculpture Collection and Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt to serve as new director of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco (FAMSF) from 1 June 2016.
The grand openings of the Los Angeles branches of European galleries Sprüth Magers and Hauser & Wirth (called Hauser Wirth & Schimmel), on 23 February and 13 March respectively, are sure to generate even more buzz about the booming Los Angeles art scene. DR - 23.03.16
Harm van den Dorpel, and Christoph Wachter and Mathias Jud 17.03.16
Net-based prize 2016 winners: Harm van den Dorpel with Deli Near Info, and Christoph Wachter and Mathias Jud with Can You Hear Me?
I.M. Jean-Christophe Ammann (1939–2015) by Bice Curiger and Hans Ulrich Obrist DR - 15.03.16
A Question Still Hanging at the Met Breuer: Why? The Metropolitan Museum opens Contemporary -Art Outpost at the former Whitney Museum. Opening March 18th. DR - 10.03.16
Reading Robert Ashley
Yes, But is it Edible is a unique book, presenting the scores of two operas of the American composer Robert Ashley.
All Work and No Play?
Where is play in art? Fucking Good Art talks about it with Tijs Goldschmidt, Evelyne Reeves, Joris Luyendijk and Zoë Gray.
Out now: Experimental Aesthetics
For over a decade now, the debate on art has been dominated by the rhetoric of artistic research. However, does the concept of artistic research still express its originally radical and experimental power today? Contributions by Andre Alves, Lonnie van Brummelen & Siebren de Haan, Clodagh Emoe, Boris Groys, Irene Kopelman, Hongjohn Lin, Chus Martínez, John Rajchman, Henk Slager, Timotheus Vermeulen, and Mick Wilson.