The full list of artists participating in this year’s Folkestone Triennial was announced this morning. The festival will take place across Folkestone, Kent, from August 30 through November 2. Among the artists will be Yoko Ono, who has specially conceived a text-based work that will be displayed in various locations across the town. This will include the Leas, an area on the coast that once housed the Metropole Arts Centre (now the Creative Trust) where Ono staged a performance in 1966.
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A collection of furniture designed by eighteenth century Italian architect Giovanni Battista Piranesi has been realized for the first time using 3-D printing. Currently part of an exhibition at London’s Sir John Soane Museum titled “Diverse Maniere: Piranesi, Fantasy and Excess,” the pieces were created by Madrid-based design studio Factum Arte.
More than ten years later, Danish curator Jacob Fabricius is restaging his “Sandwiched” project at the Fulton Street Mall in Brooklyn. For a seven-day stint from March 7 to 12, Fabricius will don seven sandwich boards designed by artists David Horvitz, Sergej Jensen, Kerry James Marshall, Alfredo Jaar, Lena Henke/Marie Karlberg, and Margaret Lee. You can catch him from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day.
The Venice Biennale has announced that next year’s Okwui Enwezor-organized edition will open a month earlier than usual. While the Biennale usually opens during the first week of June, right before Art Basel, previews for the 2015 edition are slated to take place May 6 to 8. The new Biennale date throws the New York edition of the Frieze art fair, which opens to VIPs this year on May 8, into question.
Artist and Playboy collaborator Richard Phillips is set to have his very first U.S. museum show, “Negation of the Universe,” at Dallas Contemporary this April during the Dallas Art Fair. In addition to Phillips’s paintings, videos and sculptures of the past 20 years, the artist’s infamous “Playboy Marfa” sculpture will also be on view.
Canada’s Governor General has announced the 2014 winners of the esteemed Governor General’s Awards arts grants: media artist Jayce Salloum, sculptor Kim Adams, painter Carol Wainio, installation artist Max Dean, photographer Angela Grauerholz, performer Raymond Gervais, and curator Brydon Smith. Each recipient receives $25,000.
DODGEgallery founder Kristen Dodge has announced that her gallery will shut its doors on the four-year anniversary of its founding next month. Dodge gives no reason for the closing in a lengthy email she sent out to the gallery’s email list this morning. Located in a former sausage factory at 15 Rivington St., DODGE reps artists Rebecca Chamberlain, Dave Cole, Taylor Davis, Environmental Services, Darren Blackstone Foote, Ted Gahl, Sheila Gallagher, Ellen Harvey, Jason Middlebrook, Daniel Phillips, Cordy Ryman, and Lorna Williams. Read Dodge’s full email below.
A landmark sale of Stanley J. Seeger’s collection broke the record for number of participants in an auction at Sotheby’s London. More than 2,000 collectors participated in “1000 Ways of Seeing: The Private Collection of the Late Stanley J. Seeger,” which took place on March 5 and 6. Over 600 people attended the sale in person, while almost 1,600 bids were placed over the telephone and a quarter of the overall buyers bid online. The sale was equally vast, consisting of 1,000 individual objects that ranged from artifacts from the Titanic to papers belonging to Orson Welles (pictured above).
Artist Olafur Eliason is the 2014 recipient of MIT’s Eugene McDermott Award in the Arts. In addition to a $100,000 prize, he’ll be conducting public programming for the school and a gala will be held in his honor next week. The most distinctive feature of the award is Eliasson’s residency at MIT, which will center around his art and business project “Little Sun,” a portable, solar-powered lamp developed by the artist.
In its twelfth year, the internationally-regarded Glenfiddich Residency, which takes place at Scotland’s Glenfiddich distillery, is breaking the frame by selecting a collaborative pairing for its Canadian representative. Rhonda Weppler and Trevor Mahovsky have been awarded the three-month residency, valued at more than $20,000, and just one of seven desired spots reserved for representatives of the US, Taiwan, Mexico, and elsewhere. The duo (who are based out of Vancouver and Toronto, respectively, though frequently collaborate at residencies around the world) will be bringing their sculptural practice to northern Scotland from June through September 2014.