Jill Maney named Director of Development at Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Insitute

Jill Maney, Ph.D, of Cooperstown, has been named Director of Development for Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Insitute. Dr. Maney was previously Individual Giving Manager at Bassett Healthcare Network, Cooperstown, where she secured more than $1 million in grant and foundation support and developed portfolio of major donors, generating multiple individual gifts of $10,000-$25,000. MWPAI president and CEO Anna D’Ambrosio said Dr. Maney was selected after a national search. "We are delighted to have Jill join the MWPAI staff,” she said. “Her years of development and business experience, combined with her community engagement, makes her a perfect fit for the Institute." Dr. Maney said moving from healthcare to art is a natural transition for her. Growing up in Boston, she and her family frequently visited art museums. “Art

The Armory Show announces 2019 curatorial team

The Armory Show announced today that Sally Tallant, Lauren Haynes, and Dan Byers have been selected to curate The Armory Show’s 2019 edition, marking the fair’s 25th Anniversary Year since its founding in 1994. The Armory Show will open with a VIP Preview Day on Wednesday, March 6; the fair will be open to the public March 7–10, 2019. Led by Nicole Berry, Executive Director, The Armory Show’s 2019 edition will once again convene a selection of top international galleries in Midtown Manhattan, presenting artworks that range from historical masterpieces to the latest contemporary projects by established and emerging artists. This year’s international curatorial team reflects The Armory Show’s core identity as a place for presenting new artists and strong curatorial viewpoints. “We are thrilled to be working with these internationally

Solo exhibition by celebrated Indonesian artist Entang Wiharso opens at Mizuma Gallery

Mizuma Gallery announces Hybrid Brain, a solo exhibition by celebrated Indonesian artist, Entang Wiharso. Entang Wiharso is one of Indonesia’s most acclaimed contemporary artists and is known for creating provocative works loaded with bold visuals and distinctive imageries. Since 1997, Entang, his American wife, and two children have shuttled between Yogyakarta, where his Indonesian studio is located, and his studio in Rhode Island, U.S., progressively belonging and un-belonging to his land of origin. These two vastly different countries have become important parts of his identity, and this dichotomy of cultures, personal opinions, and experiences are reflected in his works. In this exhibition, Entang explores the issues of identity, belonging, and otherness in an increasingly mobile society where acceptance and integration are rare privileges

Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein opens Yuri Albert’s first comprehensive solo exhibition outside of Russia

Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein is devoting the first comprehensive solo exhibition outside of Russia to the Russian-born artist (*1959) who today lives in Cologne and Moscow. “Is it possible to make an absolutely incomprehensible artwork?” – Yuri Albert Yuri Albert is one of the most important exponents of the second generation of the Moscow Conceptualists. Excluded from the state culture industry in the 1970s and 1980s, from the official infrastructure of museums and galleries, but also from the discourses of aesthetics and art criticism, the artists themselves were forced to take on the task of presenting, commenting on and reflecting theoretically on their activities. Marked by the historical experience of selforganisation in the late Soviet milieu, Albert arrived at his critical and, at the same time, (self-)ironic reflections on the art system. The focus of the exhibition

Elliot Bostwick Davis named Director and CEO of Norton Museum of Art

The Board of Trustees of the Norton Museum of Art announced today that nationally recognized art historian and curator Elliot Bostwick Davis has been appointed Director and CEO to succeed Hope Alswang, who is retiring on March 1, 2019 after leading the institution for nine years. Davis comes to the Norton from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA), where for the past 18 years she has spearheaded all aspects of one of the world’s premier collections of the art of the Americas. She will assume the directorship on March 2, 2019. Davis joins the Norton at a moment of singular transformation for the institution that includes a 59,000 square-foot expansion and new sculpture garden designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Lord Norman Foster of Foster + Partners. The breathtaking new wing and expanded museum, opening

Exhibition features sculpture created from wood indigenous to the United States and Mexico border

Lisson Gallery is presenting an exhibition of new works by Texas-born, New York-based artist Hugh Hayden. This marks the artist’s first exhibition with the gallery and features sculpture created from wood indigenous to the United States and Mexico border. Hugh Hayden’s work investigates natural and artificial means of identification. From early works featuring hair, feathers, tree bark and clothing to recent sculptures created from salvaged Christmas trees, Hayden begins with objects which inherently carry significant associations with societal categorization: race, religion, ethnicity, education, sexuality and the like. Using a rigorous process of sawing, sanding and sculpting, he combines disparate types of wood to create new composite forms which address themes of assimilation and acceptance, and metaphorically disrupt traditional American

Cadogan Contemporary opens an exhibition of new works by the acclaimed Irish artist Richard Hearns

Cadogan Contemporary, London, announces Journey, an exhibition of new works by the acclaimed Irish artist Richard Hearns. This is the artist’s first solo show in London and features a collection of abstract oil paintings that are concerned with the alchemy of painting, what Hearns describes as an ‘…internal vision, something inside coming out’. The paintings, many of which are life-size – literally the same height as the artist and spanning the width of his outstretched arms – are intensely physical acts, drawing inspiration from the discipline of martial arts, of which Hearns is a practitioner, and the rhythmic nature of Ballyvaughan, County Clare, Ireland, the rural idyll where he lives and works. Hearns observes of the paintings: ‘It’s as if you are in a boxing ring, standing

Galerie Christian Lethert opens solo exhibitions of works by Rana Begum and Winston Roeth

Rana Begum‘s second exhibition at Galerie Christian Lethert showcases the London artist‘s most recent body of works. With a varied selection of pieces which blur the line between painting, sculpture and architecture, this exhibition demonstrates Begum’s keen ability to blend materiality and colour with subtle nuances of light and shadow. Folded steel sculptures are dispersed among three large works made from powder-coated aluminium box sections. These box works, painted in Begum’s trademark vibrant colours, entice the viewer, prompting closer inspection before revealing how light and colour blend to create a perfect gradient. These works draw inspiration not only from Minimalism but also from the stark, bold shapes of modernist architecture. Begum’s exploration into the relationship between colour, space, light and repetition

Phillips opens exhibition featuring works on paper by Inoue Yuichi and ceramics by Tsujimura Shiro

Phillips, specialist auctioneers in modern and contemporary art, opened a selling exhibition titled Yu-ichi & Shiro Tsujimura: Monochrome Beauty by Nukaga Gallery to their collectors in Asia, featuring 12 works on paper by Japanese post-war artist Inoue Yuichi and a curated selection of ceramics by Tsujimura Shiro. “‘Yu-ichi & Shiro Tsujimura: Monochrome Beauty by Nukaga Gallery’ will present an array of iconic works by Inoue Yuichi and Tsujimura Shiro,” said Miety Heiden, Deputy Chairman and Head of Private Sales. “Both of these artists had a life-long dedication to conveying fine examples of purity and individuality in various forms of artworks, demonstrating a lyrical movement of the medium in their creations with selective colors. We are pleased to bring their works to Asia, where the artists had