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CLEARED FOR LANDING.Those attending the 2023 edition ofFrieze Los Angeleswill need to head to theSanta Monica Airport, theLos Angeles Timesreports. The fair giant plansto construct a tentthere for its Februaryrun that will be designed byWhy Architecture’sKulapat YantrasastwithMark Thomann, who also handled the tent for its stand this year in Beverly Hills. “We were so pleased with theBeverly Hilton, but the owners of the space will be breaking ground for a development that’s been planned for a number of years, so we can’t stay there,” the fair’s director,Christine Messineo, told the paper. In other airport-and-art-related news, the newDelta Air Linesterminal opening on Saturday at New York’sLaGuardia Airportfeatures work commissioned by Delta, with theQueens Museum, fromVirginia Overton,Rashid Johnson,Fred Wilson, and more. ReporterHilarie M. Sheetstook a look insidefor theNew York Times.
BUCKLE UP!It is a banner day for artist profiles.Shahzia Sikanderwas covered byNaib Mianfor theNew Yorker.Daniel Boydis in theGuardianvia the writing ofSteve Dow. AndShuvinai Ashoona, who is having a moment at theVenice Biennale, is in aNew York Timesstory byPatricia Leigh Brownsetin Kinngait,Nunavut, Canada. Grab a hot cup of coffee (or a cocktail, depending on your local time), and enjoy.
Archaeologists inPalenquein southwestern Mexico have unearthed a statue of a Mayan maize god that is believed to date back some 1,300 years.[AFP/France24]
David Kordansky Gallery, of Los Angeles and New York, now representsOdili Donald Odita, the painter “known for his dynamic abstractions that pulse with energy,”Maximilíano Durónwrites. The Philadelphia–based artist will continue to be repped byJack Shainman Gallery.[ARTnews]
The Brooklyn architecture firmSO-ILhas been tapped to build a new home for the formidableWilliams College Museum of Artin Williamstown, Massachusetts. The new structure is slated to be finished in 2026 or 2027. Its design will be completed next year.[The Art Newspaper]
Efforts to create a statue for telegraphy pioneerGuglielmo Marconiin Cardiff, Wales, are being reviewed, and may be canceled, after the inventor’s support forBenito Mussoliniwas raised. The proposed piece wouldcommemorateMarconi sending a radio signal across the sea, from Wales, in 1897.[BBC News]
Elsa ÅkessonandRachel Eshamhave been named the winners of the $50,000Gavel Prize, which is given annually to entrepreneurs who are current or former students of theSotheby’s Institute of Art. Åkesson makes art packaging under the brandSpongy Bags, and Esham runs theSideArtsales platform.[Financial Times]
A building thatMarcel Breuerdesigned to be the headquarters for theArmstrong Rubber Companyin New Haven, Connecticut, has just reopened as aHilton Hotel. Fans of artistTom Burrmay recall that he used the structureas an exhibition sitein 2017 viaBortolamigallery’s “Artist/City” program.[Architectural Digest]
THE SCOREBOARD.ArtistTracey Emin, who is one of the most quotable people on planet, gave a characteristicallycandid interview(death, menopause, etc.) withArtnet Newson the occasion of her current show atJupiter Artlandin Wilkieston, Scotland. She senses critical taste coming around in her favor. “As an artist, it’s been really difficult for me,” Emin told the outlet. “I think a lot of people misjudged me, got me wrong. But I think I feel slowly things are changing for me. People are starting to realize that I wasn’t a screaming banshee. I actually was making some really good points.”[Artnet News]