A SUMMARY OF THE MOST EXCITING ART NEWS FROM AROUND THE GLOBE
While we focus on Indian art, we can’t obviously function in a vacuum. It’s a small world and everything is connected, especially on the web. So, let’s train our spotlight across the world map to see what’s going on — from art trends to socio-political issues to everything that affects the great aesthetic global consciousness. Or, let’s just travel the world and have some fun!
International African American museum delays January opening
The International African American Museum (IAAM) in Charleston, South Carolina, will postpone its scheduled opening date next month due to unresolved climate control issues in its new building. The museum was expected to open on 21 January 2023 and now expects to open sometime in the first half of next year, according to a statement released on 16 December. “Our ancestors’ stories are steeped in the objects, art and artefacts featured at the IAAM,” museum officials stated. “From the jug made by enslaved potter David Drake to Althea Gibson’s tennis racket and a Gullah Geechee boat, the exhibits illustrate our history from across the diaspora [and] we must ensure that the building meets the necessary, stringent conditions that a museum requires.” Read more on The New York Times.
Pace and Black Lunch Table to open the gallery\’s library to the public
This February, Pace will present an exhibition opening the gallery’s private library to the public for the first time. A culmination of a six-month fellowship (and an ongoing partnership) between radical archiving project Black Lunch Table, Kristen Owens, the organization’s Wikimedia fellow and a curator and librarian, and Pace, the exhibition, curated by Owens, features a reading room highlighting a selection of titles from Pace’s massive library of over 11,000 volumes of essays, monographs, and art books The Pace x Black Lunch Table initiative grew out of discussions at the gallery beginning in 2020 over how Pace “could contribute to creating a culture that prioritizes the representation of diverse voices,” Amelia Redgrift, Pace’s chief communications and marketing officer, toldARTnews.
31 items stolen in 2019 Dresden jewel heist got recovered
German authorities said they have found a “considerable portion” of items stolen in a spectacular 2019 robbery of priceless 18th-century jewels from a state museum. The authorities retrieved 31 individual items in the capital, Berlin, the police and prosecutors said. The discovery comes in the middle of the trial of six suspects over the brazen night-time raid on the Grünes Gewölbe (Green Vault) at Dresden’s Royal Palace in November 2019. The thieves grabbed 21 pieces of jewellery and other valuables from the collection of the Saxon ruler Augustus the Strong, encrusted with more than 4,300 individual diamonds. The jewels included a sword with a diamond-encrusted hilt and a shoulder piece which contains the famous 49-carat Dresden white diamond. There had been no trace of the jewels. Details on The Guardian.