Visual Arts News from the Vancouver Art Gallery Library, October 27, 2015

North Vancouver
Sculpture by North Vancouver artist to be exhibited with ashes of Nobel laureate Gabriel García Márquez Cartagena in Colombia will be the home of a memorial for the author who wove magic and realism together in such novels as One Hundred Years of Solitude and Love in the Time of Cholera. His ashes will be on exhibit starting in December, accompanied by a bronze bust created by North Vancouver artist Kate Murray. Kate Murray is close to the family of the famous author. The Georgia Straight, October 26, 2015.

Jane Corkin on Collecting Latin American Art Jane Corkin is committed to Latin American art. For the past two decades, she has championed artists who are concerned with the effects of armed political conflicts in their countries, the fragile nature of their home landscapes and cultures, and the economic and ecological exploitation of Latin America. At Art Toronto, Corkin Gallery will be showing work by emerging artists Giancarlo Scaglia and Andrés Marroquín, mid-career artists Jota Castro and Ramón Serrano, and others. Canadian Art, October 26, 2015.

Canadian Art’s Picks from the Art Toronto Preview As Canada’s largest art fair opens, Richard Rhodes, Bryne McLaughlin, Caoimhe Morgan-Feir and Rosie Prata share their advance picks on what to see. Canadian Art, October 23, 2015.

‘Godfather of Canadian Arts’ to receive Peter Herrndorf Arts Leadership Award Herrndorf has enjoyed a lengthy and industrious career as a journalist, businessman and champion of the arts, and the award speaks to his deep commitment and lasting legacy. The Globe and Mail, October 26, 2015.

New York
Wein Prize Is Awarded to a Nigerian-born Artist Njideka Akunyili Crosby has won the $50,000 award, the Studio Museum in Harlem announced. Ms. Crosby, 32, who recently moved to Los Angeles, has become known for large-scale paintings that depict African and American domestic scenes. The New York Times, October 27, 2015.

The Wrestler: Frank Stella Readies a Landmark Third New York Retrospective Curators have been telling Stella recently, few people know the full expanse of his work, which has evolved perhaps more dramatically than that of almost any contemporary artist, from spare, modestly sized abstract paintings to wild, cartwheeling painted-metal reliefs. It is the Whitney’s first retrospective of a working artist in its widely lauded new Renzo Piano–designed home in the Meatpacking District. ARTnews, October 27, 2015.

‘Mary Reid Kelley: The Thong of Dionysus’ at Fredericks & Freiser Pictures at an Exhibition presents images of one notable show every weekday.Today’s show: “Mary Reid Kelley: The Thong of Dionysus” is on view at Fredericks & Freiser in New York. ARTnews, October 27, 2015.

Peggy Fogelman to Lead Boston’s Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum It will be the first job as a museum director for Ms. Fogelman, who currently oversees collections at the Morgan Library & Museum. Ms. Fogelman will go from one storied, jewel-box, Gilded Age collection with a Renzo Piano expansion…to another. The New York Times, October 27, 2015.

London mayor calls for new artists’ studios and cultural spaces As artists continue to be priced out of the UK capital, Boris Johnson, the mayor of London, has called on developers to include cultural spaces and studios in regeneration schemes in the city. London is due to lose 3,500 artist studios in the next five years—a third of the capital’s creative workspaces. The Art Newspaper, October 27, 2015.

Beirut, Lebanon
Shop ’til you Pop art: Lebanese retail tycoon opens museum-mall in Beirut At Tony Salamé’s $100m Aishti Foundation, visitors can see a major show of abstract works or shop in a string of luxury boutiques. The Art Newspaper, October 27, 2015.

Hong Kong
Here Is the Exhibitor List for Art Basel Hong Kong 2016 Look at all those galleries. The fair runs next year from March 24 to 26. ARTnews, October 27, 2015.

Nicola MacNeil, Vancouver Art Gallery Library

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