2020 ADAA Art Show Opens, Jan van Eyck Retrospective—and More Art News – ARTnews.com


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The ADAA Art Show opened with a gala preview last night. Highlights from around the fair include work by Ramiro Gomez, Nina Chanel Abney, Jeffrey Gibson, and Sam Gilliam. [ARTnews]

The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York has updated the provenance of the 17th-century painting The Rape of Tamar, to acknowledge that a Jewish art dealer had owned it prior to fleeing Germany in 1933. [The New York Times]

After several renovation delays, the EMST—National Museum of Contemporary Art in Athens will open to the public on Friday. On view are works by Mona Hatoum, Kendell Geers, Emily Jacir, and Jannis Kounellis. [The Art Newspaper]

Artists

Michael Rakowitz, who withdrew from the 2019 Whitney Biennial, will unveil a new sculpture in the British coastal city of Margate that will show “a soldier pointing an accusatory finger” toward British Parliament for its role in the 2003 invasion of Iraq. [The Art Newspaper]

Haegue Yang, who is currently the subject of a survey at the Bass museum in Miami Beach, talks about her work, saying, “I think the confusion is good to have.” [T: The New York Times Style Magazine]

From the archives: read about Yang’s MoMA atrium commission for its reopening. [ARTnews]

Filmmaker and artist Steve McQueen’s project of photographing over 75,000 British third graders is currently on view at Tate Britain. Elephant magazine asked some of the subjects about what they make of it all. [Elephant]

Lives

Archaeologist Robert H. Dyson Jr., who made major findings in Iran and led the Penn Museum for 12 years, has died at 92. [The Philadelphia Inquirer]

Review

Jason Farago went to Jan van Eyck retrospective in Ghent, Belgium, writing “Some artists inspire you. Van Eyck leaves you stupefied.” [The New York Times]

Misc.

A preview of Claudia Rankine’s new play Help, which will debut on March 10 at the Shed, which commissioned the work. The piece is based on a magazine Rankine wrote, titled “I Wanted to Know What White Men Thought About Their Privilege. So I Asked.” [The New York Times]

Carolina A. Miranda, an arts reporter for the Los Angeles Times, names her favorite supermarket to shop at in the city. [Los Angeles Times]

The Leslie-Lohman Museum, and its window façade commission by Joan E. Biren (JEB), make a cameo in an uproariously funny Daily Show segment asking LGBTQ+ voters about Mayor Pete as a Democratic candidate. [The Daily Show]



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