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UNDER CONSTRUCTION. The opening for the long-awaited Lucas Museum of Narrative Art in Los Angeles has been delayed again, this time to 2025, the Los Angeles Times experiences. It’s the second postponement in a two-year span; the primary, in 2021, was done in response to Covid. Nevertheless, the museum, which is funded by ARTnews Top 200 Collectors George Lucas and Mellody Hobson, is plowing ahead with the development course of. “We wanted to give ourselves time, once the building is complete, to make sure the building goes through the proper readiness and remediation processes, so we can ensure the artwork is safe coming into the building,” director Sandra Jackson-Dumont instructed the paper. “And that process—the mitigation—really takes a period of time.”
ART THERAPY of a kind is now on supply in Brussels. Artnet News experiences that the Brugmann University Hospital is piloting a program the place psychiatrists can supply what they’re calling a “museum prescription,” which is basically a health care provider’s orders to get thee to an establishment. People who obtain the prescription get 5 free visits to a ramification of museums, together with the modern art house Centrale. The inspiration, its organizers instructed the Guardian, was a similar program executed in Canada in 2018. That initiative postulated that seeing art may improve the secretion of hormones like serotonin.
Adrián Villar Rojas has been picked to take over all 23,680 sq. ft of a brand new underground house on the Art Gallery of New South Wales, which is about to reopen in December following an growth. [The Guardian]
The Turner Prize–nominated group Forensic Architecture stated it has uncovered new proof associated to the taking pictures of Al-Jazeera reporter Shireen Abu Akleh. Forensic Architecture claims it will probably now “conclusively” present that Abu Akleh, a Palestinian-American, was focused by Israeli forces. [The Art Newspaper]
Hilde Lynn Helphenstein, the particular person behind the favored art-world satire Instagram account Jerry Gogosian, is partnering with Sotheby’s to steer a sale of rising artists. Per W, all of the artists in it are “pulled directly from @jerrygogosian’s Instagram network.” [W Magazine]
Collector Howard Farber and his spouse Patricia are set to promote a gaggle of a Cuban artworks at Christie’s in a Latin American art sale this month. On faucet are works by Los Carpinteros, Belkis Ayón, Tania Bruguera, and extra. [Penta]
Philanthropist Ellen Stirn Mavec is the brand new board chair of the Cleveland Museum of Art. She replaces Scott Mueller, an ARTnews Top 200 Collector who had served as chair since 2019. [Cleveland.com]
GALLERY REPRESENTATION DISPATCH. The artist Zineb Sedira, who did the gorgeous French Pavilion on the Venice Biennale this yr, has joined Goodman Gallery. Petrit Halilaj is now on the roster of kurimanzutto , which has areas in Mexico City and New York. Umar Rashid, who has a MoMA PS1 present opening this week, forged ties with Almine Rech, which additionally yesterday introduced plans to expand to Tribeca. And final week, the inspiration of the late painter Hedda Sterne obtained representation with Victoria Miro.
“ART PATZ” is the identify that the New York Post has given to actor Robert Pattinson, who, as ARTnews beforehand reported, has curated a small auction for Sotheby’s. The Post now has a report saying that art-world insiders are displeased with the deliberate public sale, which unnamed sources lambasted as a showy gross sales tactic. Sotheby’s, nevertheless, doesn’t appear fearful. A rep for the public sale home stated, “Encouraging fresh perspectives by working with guest curators is nothing new and we look forward to welcoming you at our exhibition which opens this weekend at 1334 York avenue.” [New York Post]