Activists Spray Painting in Western Australia, Frye Art Museum Names Director, and More: Morning Links for January 20, 2023

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The Headlines

ANOTHER ART ATTACK. On Thursday, protesters on the Art Gallery of Western Australia in Perth spray painted the logo for the oil and gasoline firm Woodside atop a prized Frederick McCubbin portray, the Guardian reviews. The piece was coated with clear perspex, apparently stopping it from severe injury. One particular person was arrested. In an announcement, the activists alleged that Woodside is inflicting the “ongoing desecration of sacred Murujuga rock art” due to its actions on the Burrup peninsula, north of Perth. Woodside, for its half, mentioned that there has not been any impression on the 50,000-year-old rock artwork within the space, and that it “has a proven, more than 35-year track record of safe, reliable and sustainable operations.” The protest follows a string of protests last year that noticed local weather activists throw paint (or different substances) on work, or glue themselves to them, in efforts to attract consideration to their trigger.

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JOB POSTINGS. The subsequent director of the Seattle gem that’s the Frye Art Museum might be Jamilee Lacy. She is coming to the Evergreen State from the Providence College Galleries in Rhode Island, the place she is director and chief curator, and spoke with the Seattle Times about her plans. Over in Vermont, the Shelburne Museum has established an associate curator position for Native American artwork, and named Victoria Sunnergren—a Ph.D. candidate on the University of Delaware—to the publish, per ArtDay by day. And in case you missed it: Ron Clark, the founding director of the Whitney Museum’s Independent Study Program, is stepping down after an unbelievable 54 years, and artist Gregg Bordowitz (an ISP alum and school member) is taking his place.

The Digest

The FOG Design+Art honest is presently operating in San Francisco, with 48 exhibitors (and an look from Nancy Pelosi on opening day). Jia Jia Huang has a rundown of the perfect cubicles on the festivities, from Night GalleryJessica SilvermanDavid ZwirnerRatio 3Nonaka-Hill, and extra. [ARTnews]

After 12 years with a Bushwick, Brooklyn department, Clearing gallery is closing its house there and opening a three-floor venue on the Bowery in Manhattan, close to the New Museum. The enterprise, which reps artists like Korakrit Arunanondchai and Meriem Bennani, additionally has branches in Brussels and Los Angeles. [ARTnews]

UNESCO held workshops this week in Warsaw for officers from Poland, Hungary, Slovakia, and different close by nations, with the intention of instructing them tips on how to establish cultural materials that has been looted from Ukraine and smuggled overseas. [The Associated Press]

Marcela Guerrero, who organized the acclaimed exhibition “no existe un mundo poshuracán: Puerto Rican Art in the Wake of Hurricane Maria” on the Whitney, was profiled within the Times. She is the museum’s first Puerto Rican curator, and mentioned, “The goal for me is to demystify this world because it can be so exclusive and so mysterious.” [The New York Times]

In the marketplace for a Frank Lloyd Wright–designed house? His Circular Sun House in Phoenix—certainly one of solely 14 round residences that he designed!—has been listed for a cool $8.95 million. It has three bedrooms, three baths, and three,095 sq. ft, and was the final home he designed earlier than his dying in 1959. [Architectural Digest]

THE FUTURISTS.CoinDesk reviews that, an NFT gallery that makes a speciality of generative artwork, is about to unveil its first collection, from artist Jaime Derringer. The enterprise was cofounded by Susannah Maybank, previously of Gagosian. Meanwhile, the Financial Times reviews, artist Shezad Dawood is releasing work by Zien , a platform whose focus is “expanded NFTs,” that means tokens that may be exchanged for bodily objects, moderately than merely displayed on screens.

The Kicker

THE MOON MAN. In New York, the Pace Gallery is restaging Robert Whitman’s seminal 1960 Happening American Moon at its Chelsea location, and the artist spoke with the New York Times about the project . However, consistent with the piquant thriller that so typically radiates from his work, Whitman didn’t precisely make issues clear. “I used to try to explain things to myself—what I was doing,” he informed the paper. “Then I suddenly realized my ideas and thoughts and rationalizations were nonsense, and I just decided to go with my intuition.” Artists! [NYT]

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