Art Industry News: White Cube Is Opening a New Gallery in Seoul + Other Stories



Bloomberg Donated Most to Perelman Arts Center – They say the early bird gets the naming rights. The former mayor Michael Bloomberg has gifted $130 million to the arts center that is due to open on September 13. The cost of the project totaled $500 million, more than twice the 2016 projection. The center’s full name Perelman Performing Arts Center, is named after collector and cosmetics mogul Ron Perelman who donated $75 million to get the project off the ground. ()

Anna Sorokin’s Lawyer Is Suing Her – Audrey Thomas, who was hired by the art world scammer to appeal her fraud conviction case and has allegedly helped to keep her in the U.S. from being deported, is taking her former client to court for over $150,000 in unpaid fees. ()

White Cube to Open in Seoul – The London headquartered gallery is among the latest western blue chip names to open an outpost in the South Korean capital, opening in the city’s Gangnam-gu area during the week of Frieze Seoul, which runs from September 6 to 9. Thaddaeus Ropac, which already opened a space in Seoul in 2021, is also expanding its space in Hannam-dong district. ()

German City Restitutes and Buys Back a Renoir – The city of Hagen has restituted Renoir’s 1910 painting from Haut Cagnes to the heirs of its former owner, Jewish banker Jakob Goldschmidt, who was forced to flee Nazi Germany and then bought it back so that the painting can continue to be on display at the Osthaus Museum, where the work has been on view since 1989. The museum will also include details about Goldschmidt as part of the exhibit in the future. ()


Tokyo Gendai Announces Further Programs – The new fair to take place at Pacifico Yokohama from July 7 to 9 will feature a series of talks as well as exhibitions, including a women artists-themed show titled “Life Actually: The Work of Contemporary Japanese Women Artists,” curated for the fair, and the premier of a new commission by Tomoko Mukaiyama. ()

Hauser and Wirth Takes on Barbara Chase-Riboud – The international mega gallery now represents sculptor Chase-Riboud, who will inaugurate the new Soho location, set to open in October. “For me, she is such a radical sculptor in terms of how she uses the different materials, from silk to metal to bronze. I see her in the same level as [Louise] Bourgeois or Eva Hesse or Phyllida Barlow, these very radical female women sculptors,” said gallery president Marc Payot. ()

National Gallery of Canada Names Director – Jean-François Bélisle will take the head job at the Quebec-based institution, replacing interim director Angela Cassie. Bélisle’s five-year term comes as the museum recoveres from a turbulent time during which former director Sasha Suda left to helm the Philadelphia Museum of Art. ()

Gagosian to Represent Francesca Woodman – Ahead of Art Basel in Switzerland, Gagosian has announced it will bring photographs by the late artist, whose estate was previously shown by Marian Goodman and Victoria Miro. Two of the works on view have never been shown publicly before, and are likely to reignite interest in the experimental artist’s work. ()


Ron Mueck’s Enormous Skulls Go On View at Cartier – The Australian artist’s monumental installation of 100 gigantic human skull sculptures titled first premiered in the National Gallery of Victoria’s Triennial exhibition in 2017, have taken over the Cartier Foundation in Paris in his solo exhibition, which opens today. ()

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