Monday, January 27
Nasher Sculpture Center Reveals Recent Acquisitions and Gifts
The Nasher Sculpture Center in Dallas has purchased three artworks, by Magdalena Abakanowicz, Judy Chicago, and Beverly Semmes, using its Kaleta A. Doolin Acquisitions Fund for Women Artists. Included in the purchase is Chicago’s significant early work Rearrangeable Rainbow Blocks from 1965. The institution has also been gifted five pieces by four artists: John Chamberlain, David McManaway, Joan Miró, and Claes Oldenburg.
The Armory Show Details ‘Platform’ Section at 2020 Edition
The Armory Show, set to run in New York from March 5 to 8, has revealed the artists participating in its curated “Platform” section for large-scale works. Organized by Anne Ellegood, the recently appointed executive director of the Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, the exhibition will include pieces by Charlie Billingham, Nathalie Djurberg and Hans Berg, Trulee Hall, Edward and Nancy Kienholz, Christine Wang, Marnie Weber, and Summer Wheat. Titled “Brutal Truths,” Ellegood’s section will focus on the many ways in which artists employ satire and caricature to highlight pressing social issues.
Pérez Art Museum Miami Names Director of Curatorial Affairs
René Morales has been appointed director of curatorial affairs and chief curator of the Pérez Art Museum Miami. Morales has been a curator at the museum since 2005, having organized over 50 exhibitions and overseeing the acquisition of more than 300 artworks to the museum’s permanent collection.
Carpenters Workshop Gallery Names Chief Executive Officer
Carpenters Workshop Gallery, which has locations in New York, London, Paris, and San Francisco, has appointed Maria Bonta de la Pezuela as chief executive officer for its Americas division. De la Pezuela founded a strategic advisory firm that consulted collectors and institutions worldwide. Prior to that she worked at Sotheby’s for almost 20 years in various leadership positions. During her tenure at the auction house, she was instrumental in growing its regional business in North and South America, and spearheaded several record-setting sales, including the first work by Frida Kahlo to surpass $10 million.