Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive Receives Historic Bequest of African American Art

The late collector and art scholar Eli Leon bequeathed his collection of nearly three thousand works by African American quiltmakers to the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAMPFA) at the

Original source: https://www.artforum.com/news/berkeley-art-museum-and-pacific-film-archive-receives-historic-bequest-of-african-american-art-81045

Desert X Loses Donor over Controversial Partnership with Saudi Arabia

Desert X, the site-specific contemporary art biennial that was launched in Coachella Valley in Southern California in 2017, is facing further backlash over its decision to collaborate with Saudi Arabia,

Original source: https://www.artforum.com/news/desert-x-loses-donor-over-controversial-partnership-with-saudi-arabia-81046

Imma Prieto Appointed Director of Spain’s Es Baluard Museum

Independent curator Imma Prieto has been selected as the next director of Es Baluard Museu d’Art Modern and Contemporani de Palma on the Spanish island of Mallorca, effective immediately. She succeeds

Original source: https://www.artforum.com/news/imma-prieto-appointed-director-of-spain-s-es-baluard-museum-81047

Stephan Dillemuth

When the French restaurant beneath Eros House in Catford was evicted following complaints of late-night raves-cum-orgies, the new tenants kept its name: Le Bourgeois. It’s an irony not lost on Stephan

Original source: https://www.artforum.com/picks/stephan-dillemuth-81037

Centre Pompidou to Open “Art Factory” in Paris Suburb

The Centre Pompidou in Paris is planning to build a massive new “art factory” in the city of Massy—about fourteen miles south of the cultural center—which will be dedicated to conservation and community

Original source: https://www.artforum.com/news/centre-pompidou-to-open-art-factory-in-paris-suburb-81049

Matthew Wong (1984–2019)

I FIRST CAME ACROSS IMAGES of Matthew Wong’s paintings on Instagram some years ago. The platform is hardly ideal for transmitting the nuance, scale, and physicality of painting, but it does allow

Original source: https://www.artforum.com/passages/matthew-wong-1984-2019-81051

Tang Museum in New York Gifted $1 Million

The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, New York, has received two gifts totaling $1 million. The institution was awarded a $500,000 grant from

Original source: https://www.artforum.com/news/tang-museum-in-new-york-gifted-1-million-81052

Klea McKenna

On the exterior wall of the building where Klea McKenna’s exhibition hangs, a mural speaks of the long relationship between women and the manufacture of textiles both sacred and secular. McKenna montaged

Original source: https://www.artforum.com/picks/klea-mckenna-81018

Lari Pittman Given Comprehensive Retrospective at Hammer Museum

Lari Pittman’s distinct visual language is given a comprehensive treatment in his current retrospective at Hammer Museum in Los Angeles. “Lari Pittman: Declaration of Independence” represents four decades of progression for the mixed-media artist. The exhibition runs through Jan. 5, 2020, at the space.

Original source: http://hifructose.com/2019/10/17/lari-pittman-given-comprehensive-retrospective-at-hammer-museum/

Attaboy Returns to Compound Gallery With ‘Future Human’

Travel to a time where humans prevail in all their primeval glory in Attaboy’s new show at The Compound Gallery. This body of work includes the buzzed-about rock paintings on rocks, adding to the meta-nature of the new show that seems to be extracted from animation. Is this place the fate of the future or is it a temporal glimpse into our primitive past? Either way, you are sure to enjoy a silent moment with the Monocrag—or take a hike on the Triple Cragscape. Come for the humans, stay for the future. The “Future Human” sideshow will be up in the grey gallery beginning October 19, so you better get yourself a souvenir before this painted epoch ends.

Original source: http://hifructose.com/2019/10/17/attaboy-returns-to-compound-gallery-with-future-human/