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!
Adam Weinberg is stepping down from New York’s Whitney Museum of American Art after two decades as its director. Scott Rothkopf, who is currently the institution’s senior deputy director and the Nancy and Steve Crown Family Chief Curator, will take the reins from Weinberg on November 1. During his directorship, Weinberg shepherded the museum through its move from its longtime Upper East Side Brutalist digs to its airy, modern current home in New York’s trendy Meatpacking District. He also weathered the Covid-19 crisis, which saw the museum shutter temporarily and lay off staff, and the rise of Black Lives Matter, which led to struggles as the institution attempted to embrace diversity. Workers also unionized at the museum during Weinberg’s tenure; the union reached a contract with management just this week. As well, Weinberg steered the museum through the tumultuous departure of board vice chair Warren Kanders spurred in part by an article in this magazine limning his connection to tear gas maker Safariland. Details on Art Forum.
Lisson Gallery Now Represents Otobong Nkanga
Lisson Gallery, which has locations in New York, London, Shanghai, and Beijing, now represents Otobong Nkanga, who has appeared in a range of major biennials over the past several years. She will have her first solo show at Lisson in 2024, and she will create a new tapestry for “Matter as Actor,” an upcoming group show at Lisson’s two London locations. Nkanga will maintain her representation with her Amsterdam (Lumen Travo Gallery) and Paris (Galerie In Situ – Fabienne Leclerc) galleries, but is no longer represented by São Paulo–based gallery Mendes Wood DM. A multidisciplinary artist working across tapestry, installation, photography, and more, Nkanga is known for a research-based practice that contemplates ecological concerns, their intersections with sociopolitical realities, and the unseen connections between them all.. Read more on Art News.
Taipei Dangdai fair names 90 exhibitors for 2023 edition
Taipei Dangdai Art & Ideas has named the 90 galleries that will take part in its upcoming 2023 edition, which is scheduled to run May 12–14, with a preview day on May 11. Among the exhibitors that will participate include blue-chip enterprises like Gagosian, David Zwirner, Lehmann Maupin, Ota Fine Arts, Gana Art, and Galleria Continua. The fair’s fourth edition will also feature some 30 first-time exhibitors, including P21, Nino Mier Gallery, ShanghART, and Ben Brown Fine Arts. Additionally, the fair also includes two focused sections: Engage, for presentations on historically significant artists, and Edge, for displays featuring a new body of work by an emerging artist. The latter section will feature booths from some of the region’s most closely watched spaces, including Blindspot Gallery, Capsule Shanghai, and Gallery Vacancy. Details on Art News.