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Sarah Lucas Smashes Eggs in Beijing—and More Art News – ARTnews.com

Sarah Lucas Smashes Eggs in Beijing—and More Art News – ARTnews.com

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Here are the most-read ARTnews stories of 2019, from acquisitions to auction records to the deaths of art world luminaries. [ARTnews]

In partnership with the nonprofit film academy Ghetto Film School, Frieze Los Angeles has launched a $10,000 award for emerging filmmakers. The winner will be named on February 13, the VIP day of the second edition of the fair. [The Art Newspaper]

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Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki in New Zealand has appointed Sophie Matthiesson as senior curator of international art and Ane Tonga as its first curator of Pacific art. [Scoop]

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Essence interviewed Black women leading galleries and museums today, including the Chicago-based dealer Mariane Ibrahim and Erin Christovale, associate curator at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles. [Essence]


Art conservators in the United Kingdom discovered a 16th-century painting of a nativity scene beneath a work depicting a beheading of Saint John the Baptist held in the collection of the Bowes Museum. [The Guardian]


Holland Cotter writes of artist Kent Monkman’s monumental paintings on view in the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Great Hall: “The most radical aspect of his work in the context of the Met—an ‘encyclopedic’ museum thoroughly Western in attitude—is that it presents a view of art history through the eyes of the Other, in this case Native Americans and people of Canada’s First Nations.” [The New York Times]

Philip Kennicott calls the Hans Haacke retrospective at the New Museum in New York “an exhilarating tribute to the artist’s consistency of vision, his integrity and ideals and his resistance to the trivial, distracting and dissipating forces of the contemporary art world.” [The Washington Post]

In case you missed it: ARTnews senior editor Alex Greenberger reviewed the Haacke retrospective, writing that the work’s “subject matter is deeply relevant, and the art on view has a lot to teach us.” [ARTnews]


On the occasion of the opening of her exhibition at the Red Brick Museum in Beijing, artist Sarah Lucas performed the work One Thousand Eggs: For Women, in which the artist and other participants throw eggs against a wall. The institution’s founder director, Yan Shijie, also joined in. [The Art Newspaper]

Flashback: ARTnews was on hand for the staging of that work at Lucas’s New Museum show in New York in 2018. [ARTnews]


Finally, here’s a list of seven artful and beguiling light displays around New York this season. [The New York Times]

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