in News | 07 JUN 16 News

Briefing

Dominique Lévy Gallery is set to expand as Hong Kong’s Tai Kwun arts complex suffers a partial collapse

in News | 07 JUN 16

  • Following the announcement of their long-term partnership last year, Chinese non-profit K11 Art Foundation and Centre Pompidou have announced that Yung Ma will join the Paris museum as curator of the ‘contemporary and prospective creation department’. Alongside the current Pompidou staff, Ma will lead a three-year research project to discover young Chinese artists.
     
  • Vandals have defaced Ugo Rondinone’s sculpture Seven Magic Mountains (2016), which was unveiled on the outskirts of Las Vegas, Nevada, last month. In an official statement, the Art Production Fund and the Nevada Museum of Art, who co-produced the work, thanked those who ‘have shown the utmost respect and appreciation for Ugo Rondinone’s work’, conceding that ‘there are always people who behave poorly.’
     
  • Renovations to Hong Kong’s Tai Kwun arts and leisure complex suffered a setback on Sunday evening, when a main structural wall gave way. The restoration, which was being realized by the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region and the Hong Kong Jockey Club, has been ongoing since 2006, with the building initially slated to open later this year.
     
  • Trevor Paglen has been awarded the 2016 Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize for his exhibition ‘The Octopus’, which was presented at Frankfurter Kunstverein last year. Paglen, whose work attends to mass surveillance, data collection and classified drone activity, was chosen from a shortlist including Laura El-Tantawy, Erik Kessels and Tobias Zielony.
     
  • New York gallery Dominique Lévy Gallery, which currently occupies two floors of a former bank at 909 Madison Avenue at the southeast corner of East 73rd Street, will expand and take over the entire 9,000-square-foot building next January. Galerie Perrotin, which operates out of the ground and basement floors of the building, will relocate.
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