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Ryan McNamara to Stage Encore of “Misty Malarky Ying Yang” on the High Line

Ryan McNamara sent out an email today announcing that he would be staging an encore performance of his well-received “Misty Malarky Ying Yang” on the High Line next week. Scheduled to take place at 6:30 on October 8, the presentation will start at the park’s Gansevoort Street entrance. In case you didn’t catch it in July, the performance features four spandexed dancers reciting Jimmy Carter’s 1979 “Malaise Speech.” Named after Carter’s daughter’s cat, the performance coincides with the 35th anniversary of the speech.


SFMOMA and the Fisher Collection Head to France in 2015

In advance of SFMOMA’s reopening in 2016, a selection of the museum’s American masterworks will be on view in France in 2015 — first at Paris’s Grand Palais from April 8 through Jun2 22, then at the Musée Granet in Aix-en-Provence from July 9 to October 18. “American Icons: Masterworks from SFMOMA and the Fisher Collection” brings together highlights from SFMOMA’s permanent collection with pieces from the Donald and Doris Fisher collection — a partnership that will continue into the museum’s 2016 program. Among the sixty paintings and sculptures traveling abroad are boldfaced names such as Andy Warhol, Chuck Close, Cy Twombly, Ellsworth Kelly, and Roy Lichtenstein, among others.


Ryoji Ikeda is the Next Times Square Midnight Moment Artist

For the next artwork in the monthly Midnight Moment series, Times Square Arts and the Times Square Advertising Coalition have chosen artist Ryoji Ikeda’s ode to barcodes and binary code “test pattern [times square].” Lasting from 11:57pm to midnight each night in October, the film will splash “tightly synchronized, flickering black-and-white imagery mining data for mathematical beauty” across Times Square billboards.


Here are the Projects in Survey, Miami Basel’s New Section for Historical Work

Art Basel in Miami Beach has just released details about Survey, its brand new section devoted to “art-historical projects” (read: art that was made a few decades ago). The thirteen projects cover quite a bit of ground, ranging from a group show of female geometric abstractionists to a solo presentation of Chilean political artist Lotty Rosenfeld.


Fergus McCaffrey to Open St. Barths Location

It was just four months ago that gallerist Fergus McCaffrey opened his new, giant Chelsea location on West 26th Street. Now, McCaffrey has announced even more expansion plans with a second location in Carribean getaway for the super rich, St. Barthélemy. Set to open this November, the 600-square-foot space will be the island’s first permanent art gallery, according to press materials. And lest you think McCaffrey shows any signs of slowing down, his third Tokyo location is set to open sometime in 2015.


Sneak Peek: ART21’s Season 7 Episode With Tania Bruguera

As PBS stalwart ART21 gears up for its seventh season, we’ve partnered with the series to premiere exclusive clips from some of their upcoming episodes. Our fourth preview clip catches up with Cuban installation and performance artist Tania Bruguera. The episode documents one of her ongoing long-term works, the “Immigrant Project International,” which her website terms an “artist initiated socio-political movement,” headquartered at a community center in Corona, Queens. Conceived in 2006, the project officially began operation in 2010 and is slated to run through 2015.


Brooklyn Museum to Honor Mera and Jennifer Rubell

It’s going to be a busy autumn for artist Jennifer Rubell who, before she debuts her Rennaisance-themed food performance at Performa’s tenth anniversary gala, will be honored with her mother Mera at the Brooklyn Museum’s twelfth annual Women in the Arts luncheon. Mera and Jennifer are not the first mom-daughter duo to receive the Women in the Arts award — last year it was given to Laurie Simmons and Lena Dunham. Scheduled for October 22, the event benefits the programming of the museum and its Sackler Center for Feminist Art.


Francesco Clemente Plans Talks with Nas, Alfonso Cuarón

To accompany his current show at the Rubin Museum of Art, “Inspired by India,” Francesco Clemente has created a series of talks that bring together eight people “he’s selected as exceptional.” Called “Clemente x 8,” the live conversations will see Clemente one-on-one with Nas, Alfonso Cuarón, and Billie Tsien, among others. “Both Clemente and his guest will bring to the conversation a found object that will act as catalyst to a freewheeling conversation,” according to press materials. Patti Smith kicks off the series on October 1.


Checklist: UN Considers Syrian Trade Ban, and More

— UN Considers Syrian Trade Ban: An open letter signed by several scholars has been sent to the United Nations to request an international trade ban on Syrian antiquities. Looting at the country’s six World Heritage Sites is widespread and in some cases thought to be funding military operations. “An international trade ban will help strip these antiquities of much of their financial value and disincentivise the looting,” the letter states. [LAT] (more…)

Instagrams of the Art World: Mr. Bean, Shaq, Martha Rosler, and More

This week, Rodney Pike debuted his images of Mr. Bean in various historical paintings and the Frick (frickcollection) posted this reimagining of Hans Holbein the Younger’s “Sir Thomas More” from its collection.