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    Public Art Fund Presents 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.”

    Pace Gallery opens Richard Pousette-Dart

    On November 6, 2014, Pace Gallery opened Richard Pousette-Dart, an exhibition that examines the artist's use of geometric imagery in paintings and works on paper, at 510 West 25th Street. The exhibition continues through January 10, 2015.

    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."

    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.

    • All New York Galleries are Open on Friday, November 28 and Saturday, November 29

      All Pace Gallery locations in New York are open to the public on Friday, November 28 and Saturday, November 29, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

       

       

      Currently on view at 32 East 57th Street and at 534 West 25th Street is Picasso & Jacqueline: The Evolution of Style, an exhibition that explores Picasso's devotion to his last wife Jacqueline. An exhibition of new work by David Hockney, Some New Painting (and Photography), is on view at 508 West 25th Street; and an exhibition of paintings and works on paper by Richard-Pousette Dart is on display at 510 West 25th Street.

    • Pace Gallery opens Richard Pousette-Dart

      On November 6, 2014, Pace Gallery opened Richard Pousette-Dart, an exhibition that examines the artist's use of geometric imagery in paintings and works on paper, at 510 West 25th Street. The exhibition continues through January 10, 2015.

    • The Kabakovs Win The National Arts Club's Medal of Honor

      The National Arts Club and the Office of Fine Arts in New York dedicates the month of November to Ilya and Emilia Kabakov, awarding the duo with The National Arts Club’s Medal of Honor for Lifetime Achievement in Fine Art. Currently on view at The National Arts Club is an exhibition entitled, A Model Point of View, featuring never-before-seen works by the Kabakovs through November 29.

    • Bosco Sodi at Pioneer Works in Brooklyn

      Brooklyn-based Mexican artist Bosco Sodi will present The Last Day, a site-specific polyptych at Pioneer Works in Brooklyn, New York this November. Created with silver pigments and organic materials, the 57-feet-long work questions the fast deterioration of the planet and the impermanence of life—one of the essential Buddhist doctrines: all of conditioned existence, without exception, is transient, in a constant state of flux.

       

      The exhibition will be on view at 159 Pioneer Street, Brooklyn from November 7 through December 12, 2014. An opening reception will be held on Friday, November 7, from 6 to 9 p.m.

       

      Read more from W Magazine 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 Presents 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.”