Mumbai-based artist Nalini Malani has won the €70,000 award, which comes with a solo exhibition at Fundació Joan Miró in Barcelona in 2020. Her work is currently on view in the Sharjah Biennial in the United Arab Emirates. She is known for her large-scale video installations.
“Mika Rottenberg: Easypieces” (26 June to 15 September) will premiere a new video installation, Spaghetti Blockchain (2019), alongside several of Rottenberg’s recent video installations and kinetic sculptures.
An imperial plate made of dark cinnabar lacquer, probably from the Qianlong period (1735–1796), will lead an auction of Asian Art at Van Ham in Cologne. The work is estimated to make €20,000/30,000 in the June 12 sale.
After five years of closure, the restored museum will open its doors on 25 May. Located in the 15th-century city palace of the lords of Gruuthuse, the collection of applied arts ranges from the 15th to the 19th century.
UBS has opened a gallery in the lobby of its New York headquarters to display art from its 30,000-work-strong corporate collection, according to Artnet. An exhibition by Ed Ruscha is planned in the fall.
For the first time in the fair's history, an entire pier will be devoted to curator-led initiatives, with a new section called "Perspectives", says the press release. Nora Burnett Abrams, Anne Ellegood, Jamillah James and José Carlos Diaz have been appointed as curators for the 2020 edition (5-8 March).
Presented annually at the entrance to Design Miami/Basel (11-16 June), Design at Large showcases historical and contemporary design. This year, nine galleries present a vision for our planet’s material future under the curatorial direction of Aric Chen, says the press release.
He will take up his new position on 1 September.
According to Artnet, German director Thorsten Klein and producer Lena Vurma are working on a biopic about the British-born Mexican surrealist painter Leonora Carrington, who died in 2011.
The netsuke from the Kolodotschko collection – now the sixth part that Lempertz has sold with success – will again be presented in a special catalogue on 7 June in Cologne.