Collector Michael Xufu Huang Is Launching His New Museum With a Triennial That Aims to Capture China’s ‘Millennial Zeitgeist’

Collector Michael Xufu Huang Is Launching His New Museum With a Triennial That Aims to Capture China’s ‘Millennial Zeitgeist’

The list of people who have founded not one, but two, museums is small. The list of people who have done so before the age of 26 might be nonexistent. That is, until this March, when Michael Xufu Huang opens his new private nonprofit, the X Museum, in Beijing.

Artnet2 days ago

Rembrandt-Velázquez at the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

Rembrandt-Velázquez at the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

Until 19 January 2020, you can catch the incomparable exhibition Rembrandt-Velázquez at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam. We explore 5 pieces on view.

Artland Magazine8 days ago

He Made the First LGBTQ-Themed Museum Exhibition in Asia

He Made the First LGBTQ-Themed Museum Exhibition in Asia

It is more than just an LGBTQ-themed museum exhibition— Patrick Sun has built an art collection that focuses on gay Asian art. In 2014, he founded the Sunpride Foundation to raise awareness and earn respect for the LGBTQ community through art.

Larrys List8 days ago

Meet Grażyna Kulczyk, the Polish entrepreneur who turned an Alpine village into an artworld destination

Meet Grażyna Kulczyk, the Polish entrepreneur who turned an Alpine village into an artworld destination

Muzeum Susch is intended to be a place of contemplation and a challenge to accepted ideas, a museum that is like no other,’ says Kulczyk.

Art Basel9 days ago

20 Essential Museum Shows to See in Europe in 2020, From Matisse at the Pompidou to Lynette Yiadom-Boakye at Tate Britian

20 Essential Museum Shows to See in Europe in 2020, From Matisse at the Pompidou to Lynette Yiadom-Boakye at Tate Britian

Don't be left out of the conversation this year—mark these unmissable European museum shows on your calendar now.

Artnet16 days ago

“The Red Bean Grows in the South” | Faurschou Foundation, New York

“The Red Bean Grows in the South” | Faurschou Foundation, New York

Visit Faurschou Foundation's Group exhibition “The Red Bean Grows in the South” with our Chief Critic Christian Viveros-Fauné. Tour the show in Artland 3D.

Artland Magazinea month ago

This Danish Mega-Collector Launched His Latest Private Museum in Brooklyn

This Danish Mega-Collector Launched His Latest Private Museum in Brooklyn

Faurschou—an intensely soft-spoken 59-year-old Dane whose silver hair and beard lend him the appearance of a younger Donald Sutherland—arrived in New York with an impressive résumé of past projects.

Artsya month ago

The Smithsonian Just Opened a Manila Envelope and Discovered Four Yayoi Kusama Paintings It Had No Idea Existed

The Smithsonian Just Opened a Manila Envelope and Discovered Four Yayoi Kusama Paintings It Had No Idea Existed

We don’t need to tell you how famous Yayoi Kusama is. You know that people wait for hours to see the Japanese artist’s gallery shows, and to take selfies in her “Infinity Rooms.” You read about how the Smithsonian Institution’s Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden increased membership by 6,566 percent by staging a Kusama exhibition. You might even know that a MoMA curator penned a children’s book devoted to her.

Artneta month ago

Danish Collector Jens Faurschou Is Opening a Private Museum in Brooklyn—and He Doesn’t Care If You Have Fun There

Danish Collector Jens Faurschou Is Opening a Private Museum in Brooklyn—and He Doesn’t Care If You Have Fun There

Seasoned art dealer and collector Jens Faurschou did not make the decision to open a branch of his foundation in New York lightly, even though he has already been through the process twice before in other cities.

Artneta month ago

Facing Pushback From the Left and Right, the Baltimore Museum’s Director Defends His Decision to Buy Only Women’s Art in 2020

Facing Pushback From the Left and Right, the Baltimore Museum’s Director Defends His Decision to Buy Only Women’s Art in 2020

Under the leadership of director Christopher Bedford, the Baltimore Museum of Art has set itself ambitious goals and has taken unconventional steps to get there. Last month the institution proclaimed that since its own collection is grossly weighted in favor of work by male artists, the museum will buy work by women artists exclusively during 2020 in order to “rectify centuries of imbalance.” What’s more, in order to fund those acquisitions, the museum has sold off a number of works by white men, including Andy Warhol and Robert Rauschenberg to fund the purchases.

Artneta month ago

Mega-Collector Jorge Pérez Ran Out of Space for All His Art. So He Opened a New Private Museum in Miami

Mega-Collector Jorge Pérez Ran Out of Space for All His Art. So He Opened a New Private Museum in Miami

“I wanted to be able to look at my art,” Pérez told Artnet News. “I was tired of buying art and having it go to a warehouse.” Despite rehanging his homes in Miami Beach and Coconut Grove once a year, there still wasn’t enough space.

Artneta month ago

Welcome to Allapattah: two spaces open this week in Miami’s new arts district

Welcome to Allapattah: two spaces open this week in Miami’s new arts district

Two of Miami’s leading contemporary art collections have found new homes in repurposed warehouses in the city’s Allapattah neighbourhood and both open to the public this week during Art Basel in Miami Beach.

The Art Newspapera month ago

Take a Peek Inside the Newly Relocated—and Renamed—Rubell Museum in Miami, Opening Just in Time for Art Basel

Take a Peek Inside the Newly Relocated—and Renamed—Rubell Museum in Miami, Opening Just in Time for Art Basel

Regular visitors to Art Basel Miami Beach know that the city’s numerous high-profile private collections offer a quiet respite from the frenzy of the fair. But this year, longtime collectors and Miami residents Don and Mera Rubell have timed the opening of their revamped and renamed private collection to coincide with the fair’s VIP preview day, which is sure to draw some crowds.

Artneta month ago

Miami’s New Graffiti Museum Is Making the Case That the Outlaw Art Form Deserves a Respectable Home

Miami’s New Graffiti Museum Is Making the Case That the Outlaw Art Form Deserves a Respectable Home

For the past decade, blocks of real-estate developments in Miami’s Wynwood neighborhood have served as outdoor canvases for thousands of street artists. Today, the area has become a mini American mecca for graffiti, where thongs of Instagrammers pilgrimage for pics and retailers look to cash in on the moment.

Artneta month ago

Artificial intelligence helps organise Denmark's largest art collection

Artificial intelligence helps organise Denmark's largest art collection

Art should be set free. This is one of the visions of SMK, which, being the national gallery of Denmark, houses a vast collection of art that belongs to the entire nation.

Art Daily2 months ago

Paintings by Van Dyck and Delacroix Are Among a Trove of Almost 400 Works Heading to the Met From a Late Trustee

Paintings by Van Dyck and Delacroix Are Among a Trove of Almost 400 Works Heading to the Met From a Late Trustee

“The Met would not be what it is today without Jayne and Charles Wrightsman," said the museum's director, Max Hollein.

Artnet2 months ago

Moving to the suburbs: vast museum collections centre destined for 'New Moscow'

Moving to the suburbs: vast museum collections centre destined for 'New Moscow'

The city of Moscow is planning a state-of-the-art open storage centre for 23 municipal museums and four Russian national institutions, including the State Tretyakov Gallery and Rosizo, the culture ministry’s exhibitions branch. In October, the office of mayor Sergei Sobyanin announced that the local architectural firm IQ had won a competition to design the complex, with construction due to start in 2020.

The Art Newspaper2 months ago

When a Survey Show of Contemporary German Painting … Isn’t One

When a Survey Show of Contemporary German Painting … Isn’t One

The curators of Now! Young Painting in Germany have to ask themselves how a survey of German contemporary painting justifies a disproportionate representation of certain art academies.

Hyperallergic2 months ago

Den Frie, Artists’ Autumn Exhibition 2019

Den Frie, Artists’ Autumn Exhibition 2019

On the occasion of the 2019 Artists' Autumn Exhibition at Den Frie, we look at Denmark's own Salon des Réfuses and some of this year's most intriguing participants.

Artland Magazine2 months ago

The Yayoi Kusama Craze Is Coming to Europe With a Splashy—But Nuanced—Three-Venue Retrospective

The Yayoi Kusama Craze Is Coming to Europe With a Splashy—But Nuanced—Three-Venue Retrospective

If you’re a European museum-goer, be prepared to stand in some long lines, because next year, three major European institutions are planning to present a sweeping retrospective dedicated to the Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama.

Artnet2 months ago

A New Museum Seeks to Make Texas a Centre of Contemporary Art

A New Museum Seeks to Make Texas a Centre of Contemporary Art

Beginning in 1993, Linda Pace established herself as a cornerstone of the San Antonio art scene by overseeing a residency program called Artpace, which brought a steady stream of up-and-coming talent whose work would become the foundation of her collection.

Frieze Magazine2 months ago

A Museum Director in Buenos Aires Aims to Reconnect Latin American Art

A Museum Director in Buenos Aires Aims to Reconnect Latin American Art

After having led the Americas Society in New York for 15 years, Venezuelan curator Gabriela Rangel is now leading the Buenos Aires Museum of Latin American Art (MALBA) into the next decade.

Hyperallergic2 months ago

Beatrix Ruf, Stedelijk Museum Director Who Departed Amid Controversy, Heads to Garage Museum in Moscow

Beatrix Ruf, Stedelijk Museum Director Who Departed Amid Controversy, Heads to Garage Museum in Moscow

When Beatrix Ruf resigned from her post as director of the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam in 2017, many around the world looked on in shock—one of the top curators had departed a premier institution amid a byzantine scandal. Later, she was cleared of any wrongdoing. Now she has made her next steps, with a new job in Russia.

Art News2 months ago

Centre Pompidou Rolls the Dice on Cultural Diplomacy, Opening a Partner Location in Shanghai

Centre Pompidou Rolls the Dice on Cultural Diplomacy, Opening a Partner Location in Shanghai

Called the Centre Pompidou x West Bund Museum Project, the waterfront institution opens to the public on Friday, November 8, against a backdrop of pro-democracy demonstrations in Hong Kong, and a simmering trade war between the US and China.

Artnet2 months ago

50 US Museums Are Teaming Up to Organize Exhibitions of Female Artists in the Run-Up to the 2020 Election

50 US Museums Are Teaming Up to Organize Exhibitions of Female Artists in the Run-Up to the 2020 Election

In the aftermath of the election of President Donald Trump and the 2017 Women’s March, one curator was inspired to take action on behalf of women artists, creating an initiative to help promote feminist art exhibitions, performances, and programs around the country ahead of the 2020 presidential election.

Artnet2 months ago

Sri Lanka’s first Modern and Contemporary art Museum to open in December

Sri Lanka’s first Modern and Contemporary art Museum to open in December

The Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art Sri Lanka, which has been three years in the making, began as a privately funded venture. In 2016, a nonprofit organization was founded to support the project and a committee of international curators, arts professionals, and industry leaders was formed.

Art Forum2 months ago

Why Remake ‘Salvator Mundi’? Museum Director Talks Canny Copy of $450 M. Work

Why Remake ‘Salvator Mundi’? Museum Director Talks Canny Copy of $450 M. Work

A very familiar-looking Jesus—a Jesus that one might even call infamous—now hangs in the Castello di Rivoli Museo d’Arte Contemporanea in Turin, Italy. The work went on view Wednesday night, and in photographs, it looks indistinguishable from Leonardo’s Salvador Mundi (ca. 1500), the painting that sold for an astonishing $450.3 million at Christie’s in New York almost exactly two years ago.

Art News3 months ago

Geometric Abstraction in Buenos Aires: Informal Education through Art

Geometric Abstraction in Buenos Aires: Informal Education through Art

With a collection mainly anchored in geometric abstraction, collector Aldo Rubino has established the Museum of Contemporary Art of Buenos Aires (MACBA) andaims at providing informal education to local audience through art and contributing to the cultural scene of the country. As the collection has grown to around 400 works, it is also constructing its historical importance locally and globally.

Larrys List3 months ago

Russian billionaire's huge Moscow art hub—designed by Renzo Piano—will open in September 2020

Russian billionaire's huge Moscow art hub—designed by Renzo Piano—will open in September 2020

Russia’s richest man, Leonid Mikhelson—worth $27.4bn according to Forbes—will unveil his GES-2 contemporary art centre in Moscow, near the Kremlin, in September 2020.

The Art Newspaper3 months ago

A Super-Curator in Italy Hints Her Museum Might Show the ‘Salvator Mundi,’ But Is It Fake News?

A Super-Curator in Italy Hints Her Museum Might Show the ‘Salvator Mundi,’ But Is It Fake News?

The museum has been tight-lipped about what exactly will go on view, but it says the piece will be a “painting that makes the mystery of Leonardo’s Salvator Mundi even more exciting.” The unknown painting is due to go on view this evening.

Artnet3 months ago

FEATURES Museum Directors Under 40: A Brief History of 20 Young Leaders Who Helped Shape Their Institutions

FEATURES Museum Directors Under 40: A Brief History of 20 Young Leaders Who Helped Shape Their Institutions

Before World War II many museums directors were below the age of 40.” While youthful directors have become somewhat less common in recent years—perhaps a sign of the rising professionalization of the art industry—they do still arise.

Art News3 months ago

Hank Willis Thomas’s New Portland Art Museum Show Exposes the Manipulative Power of Advertising in the City Where Nike Was Born

Hank Willis Thomas’s New Portland Art Museum Show Exposes the Manipulative Power of Advertising in the City Where Nike Was Born

For the artist Hank Willis Thomas, one of the highlights of having his mid-career survey at the Portland Art Museum is that it’s in the same city as the headquarters of Nike.

Artnet3 months ago

The FBI Seizes Suspected Nazi-Looted Art From an Upstate New York Museum

The FBI Seizes Suspected Nazi-Looted Art From an Upstate New York Museum

painting seized by the Nazis from the collection of a prominent German publisher has been recovered by the FBI. It is the latest work tracked down by researchers hunting for lost works that once belonged to Rudolf Mosse.

Artnet3 months ago

LESLIE-LOHMAN MUSEUM OF GAY AND LESBIAN ART REBRANDS, RECEIVES MAJOR GIFTS

LESLIE-LOHMAN MUSEUM OF GAY AND LESBIAN ART REBRANDS, RECEIVES MAJOR GIFTS

Make no mistake, now more than ever the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Art will continue to celebrate the arts and culture of our various communities under the LGBTQ+ umbrella,” Casals said.

Art Forum3 months ago

Largest Private Collection of African American Quilts Donated to a Berkeley Museum

Largest Private Collection of African American Quilts Donated to a Berkeley Museum

The estate of art scholar and collector Eli Leon donated nearly 3,000 quilts to the UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive.

Hyperallergic3 months ago

How Happy I Am to Have Seen This Little Corner of America in a Museum

How Happy I Am to Have Seen This Little Corner of America in a Museum

Before I write about “what” I saw, I want to explain the “why,” having already stated exactly “where” this revelatory experience happened.

Hyperallergic3 months ago