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    Maya Lin Awarded Gish Prize

    Pace is pleased to announce that Maya Lin will receive the 21st annual Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize, a prestigious award given to a person “who has made an outstanding contribution to the beauty of the world and to mankind’s enjoyment and understanding of life. “Chosen from 100 nominees in the arts, Lin will use the $300,000 prize to continue her work on “What Is Missing?,” an ongoing project that raises awareness about the loss of biodiversity and natural habitats.

     

    The 2014 selection committee chair, playwright David Henry Hwang, said in a statement, “Ms. Lin’s combination of artistic excellence and public advocacy embodies the Gish sisters’ vision to honor an artist who makes our world a better place.” The Gish Prize will be presented to Maya Lin on the evening of Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at the Museum of Modern Art, New York.

    The Chinati Foundation announces plans for major Robert Irwin Installation

    Pioneer of the Light and Space movement, Robert Irwin has begun contruction on a major new project at the Chinati Foundation in Marfa, Texas.

     

    On being drawn to the Marfa landscape, Irwin tells the The Los Angeles Times: "It's in the middle of nowhere, but there's something enchanting about it."

    Pace Gallery opens Wang Guangle

    On Thursday, October 9, Pace Gallery opened Wang Guangle at 510 West 25th Street. The Chinese artist's acrylic-on-canvas works will be on view at the gallery through November 1.

    Louise Nevelson Sculpture Returns to Park Avenue

    After over three years of restoration work, Louise Nevelson’s Night Presence IV has been reinstalled at its home on Park Avenue near 92nd Street. The steel sculpture, measuring at 22-feet tall, is known as “one of the crown jewels” in New York City’s public art collection, and was originally donated by the artist in honor of her 50th anniversary of living and working in the city.

     

    The conservation work was realized with support from Pace’s Milly Glimcher, who maintained a close relationship with Nevelson from 1964 until the artist’s death in 1988. As Lindsay Gellman of The Wall Street Journal writes, Glimcher “recalls that [in 1973] not all neighborhood residents were pleased with the sculpture at the time of its original installation. ‘But it has come to be very much loved.’”

     

    Read more from The Wall Street Journal here.

    Public Art Fund to Present Sui Jianguo Sculptures in New York this Fall

    Blind Portraits, an exhibition presenting four monumental sculptures by Beijing-based artist Sui Jianguo, will be on view New York’s Doris C. Freedman Plaza from October 28, 2014 through February 20, 2015. Organized by Public Art Fund, the exhibition will feature bronze works that “may first look like giant, tactile lumps,” as Carol Vogel of The New York Times writes, “but on closer inspection each has a form reminiscent of human features.”

    Alexander Calder at the Seagram Building

    Beginning on October 5, three monumental sculptures by Alexander Calder will be on view at the Seagram Building at 375 Park Avenue, New York, as part of a collaboration between Pace and the Calder Foundation. The presentation coincides with Storm King Art Center’s annual gala on October 8, which is honoring the foundation and its president, Alexander S.C. Rower, the artist’s grandson.

     

    Made possible by Aby Rosen, RFR Holding LLC, the installation will include 3 Flèches Blanches (1965), Angulaire (1974), and Saurien (1976). As Randy Kennedy of The New York Times writes, the architecture “of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and the sculpture of Alexander Calder have always seemed to go together, like ham and eggs.” Calder’s works will be on display on the building’s plaza through November 10.

     

    Read more from The New York Times here.

    VIDEO: "Sol LeWitt" by Chris Teerink

    “When an artist uses a conceptual form of art, it means that all the planning and decisions are made beforehand and the execution is a perfunctory affair. The idea becomes the machine that makes the art.” – Sol LeWitt

     

    Sol LeWitt, a documentary film directed by Chris Teerink, explores the intellectual processes underlying LeWitt’s work. The documentary takes us to Massachusetts where more than 100 of LeWitt’s wall drawings have been installed in a show that will last 25 years, and to New York and Italy where LeWitt lived. The documentary premiered in New York on May 7.

     

    Read more about the film here.

    Bosco Sodi Opens Casa Wabi in Puerto Escondido, Mexico

    This month Brooklyn-based Mexican artist Bosco Sodi will open Casa Wabi, a creative refuge for artists and an education center for the community, in Puerto Escondido, Mexico. With minimalist structures designed by Japanese architect Tadao Ando and an 8,000-square-foot art gallery, the complex is a manifestation of wabi, which translates from the Japanese as “humility.” As Elisa Lipsky-Karasz of The Wall Street Journal writes, the compound’s “simple, open design confronts the natural elements of sun, sky, water and land, encouraging visitors to lapse into Thoreau-like reflection.”

     

    Read more from The Wall Street Journal here.

    President Obama awards James Turrell the National Medal of Arts

    This week, President Obama awarded James Turrell the National Medal of Arts. The U.S. President told the recipients that their "accomplishments enrich our lives and reveal something about ourselves and our country."

    The video of the ceremony is available here.

    Zhang Huan at Storm King Art Center

    Zhang Huan: Evoking Tradition, a solo exhibition of the Chinese artist’s monumental sculptures and preparatory drawings, is on view at Storm King Art Center in Mountainville, New York, through November 9. The exhibition, which includes site-specific works installed both outdoors and indoors, addresses the artist's engagement with Buddhist philosophy and rituals. The exhibition is organized by David R. Collens, Director and Curator, Storm King Art Center; Melissa Chiu, Director, Asia Society Museum, New York; and Nora Lawrence, Associate Curator, Storm King Art Center.

     

    Zhang Huan: Spring Poppy Fields is on view at Pace London, 6 Burlington Gardens, through May 31.

     

    Read more from T Magazine here.

    Maya Lin at the Parrish Art Museum

    This summer, the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill, New York, will mount an exhibition of sculptures and installations by Maya Lin, entitled Platform: Maya Lin. The exhibition opens on July 4 and features Lin’s Pin River – Sandy, which is based on the damage left behind by Hurricane Sandy in 2012. Also on view through October 13 are Lin’s recycled silver works and three marble sculptures. The exhibition will take place in the Parrish’s new sky-lit exhibition space designed by Herzog & de Meuron, a project completed in late 2012.

     

    Read more from the Parrish Art Museum, here.

    • Pace Gallery opens Wang Guangle

      On Thursday, October 9, Pace Gallery opened Wang Guangle at 510 West 25th Street. The Chinese artist's acrylic-on-canvas works will be on view at the gallery through November 1.

    • Maya Lin Awarded Gish Prize

      Pace is pleased to announce that Maya Lin will receive the 21st annual Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize, a prestigious award given to a person “who has made an outstanding contribution to the beauty of the world and to mankind’s enjoyment and understanding of life. “Chosen from 100 nominees in the arts, Lin will use the $300,000 prize to continue her work on “What Is Missing?,” an ongoing project that raises awareness about the loss of biodiversity and natural habitats.

       

      The 2014 selection committee chair, playwright David Henry Hwang, said in a statement, “Ms. Lin’s combination of artistic excellence and public advocacy embodies the Gish sisters’ vision to honor an artist who makes our world a better place.” The Gish Prize will be presented to Maya Lin on the evening of Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at the Museum of Modern Art, New York.

    • Louise Nevelson Sculpture Returns to Park Avenue

      After over three years of restoration work, Louise Nevelson’s Night Presence IV has been reinstalled at its home on Park Avenue near 92nd Street. The steel sculpture, measuring at 22-feet tall, is known as “one of the crown jewels” in New York City’s public art collection, and was originally donated by the artist in honor of her 50th anniversary of living and working in the city.

       

      The conservation work was realized with support from Pace’s Milly Glimcher, who maintained a close relationship with Nevelson from 1964 until the artist’s death in 1988. As Lindsay Gellman of The Wall Street Journal writes, Glimcher “recalls that [in 1973] not all neighborhood residents were pleased with the sculpture at the time of its original installation. ‘But it has come to be very much loved.’”

       

      Read more from The Wall Street Journal here.

    • Alexander Calder at the Seagram Building

      Beginning on October 5, three monumental sculptures by Alexander Calder will be on view at the Seagram Building at 375 Park Avenue, New York, as part of a collaboration between Pace and the Calder Foundation. The presentation coincides with Storm King Art Center’s annual gala on October 8, which is honoring the foundation and its president, Alexander S.C. Rower, the artist’s grandson.

       

      Made possible by Aby Rosen, RFR Holding LLC, the installation will include 3 Flèches Blanches (1965), Angulaire (1974), and Saurien (1976). As Randy Kennedy of The New York Times writes, the architecture “of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and the sculpture of Alexander Calder have always seemed to go together, like ham and eggs.” Calder’s works will be on display on the building’s plaza through November 10.

       

      Read more from The New York Times here.

    • Bosco Sodi Opens Casa Wabi in Puerto Escondido, Mexico

      This month Brooklyn-based Mexican artist Bosco Sodi will open Casa Wabi, a creative refuge for artists and an education center for the community, in Puerto Escondido, Mexico. With minimalist structures designed by Japanese architect Tadao Ando and an 8,000-square-foot art gallery, the complex is a manifestation of wabi, which translates from the Japanese as “humility.” As Elisa Lipsky-Karasz of The Wall Street Journal writes, the compound’s “simple, open design confronts the natural elements of sun, sky, water and land, encouraging visitors to lapse into Thoreau-like reflection.”

       

      Read more from The Wall Street Journal here.

    • Public Art Fund to Present Sui Jianguo Sculptures in New York this Fall

      Blind Portraits, an exhibition presenting four monumental sculptures by Beijing-based artist Sui Jianguo, will be on view New York’s Doris C. Freedman Plaza from October 28, 2014 through February 20, 2015. Organized by Public Art Fund, the exhibition will feature bronze works that “may first look like giant, tactile lumps,” as Carol Vogel of The New York Times writes, “but on closer inspection each has a form reminiscent of human features.”

    • Karen Rosenberg Reviews Paul Graham

      Karen Rosenberg of The New York Times praises Paul Graham exhibition, Does Yellow Run Forever?, at 510 West 25th Street for its “sentimental lyricism, with strong Romantic leanings.” The show, organized by Pace and Pace/MacGill, will remain on view through Saturday, October 4, 2014. Coinciding with the exhibition, MACK has published a new, 96-page monograph featuring color photographs.

       

      Read more from The New York Times here.

    • The Chinati Foundation announces plans for major Robert Irwin Installation

      Pioneer of the Light and Space movement, Robert Irwin has begun contruction on a major new project at the Chinati Foundation in Marfa, Texas.

       

      On being drawn to the Marfa landscape, Irwin tells the The Los Angeles Times: "It's in the middle of nowhere, but there's something enchanting about it."

    • Pace Gallery opens Fred Wilson

      On Thursday, September 11, Pace Gallery opened Fred Wilson: Sculptures, Paintings, and Installations: 2004 - 2014 at 534 West 25th Street in New York. The exhibition will remain on view through Saturday, October 18. 

    • Pace Gallery and Pace/MacGill open Saul Steinberg

      On Wednesday, September 10, Pace Gallery and Pace/MacGill opened Saul Steinberg: 100th Anniversary. The exhibition honoring the artist's centennial will be on view on the second and ninth floors at 32 East 57th Street through October 18.