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Marinus van der Maarel (ca. 1880–ca. 1912), Portrait of the Art Dealer E.J. van Wisselingh.


The Talent: Market

Dealer Sarah Watson has joined Los Angeles gallery Kayne Griffin Corcoran as president. [ARTnews]

Artsy’s co-founder, Sebastian Cwilich, is stepping down as president and COO to take on an advisory role at the company. [The Art Newspaper]

Victoria Miro, of London and Venice, now represents Howardena Pindell in conjunction with New York’s Garth Greenan Gallery. [Miro]

Flashback! Alex Greenberger penned a profile of Pindell for these pages last year. [ARTnews]


As the partial government shutdown drags on, the “Trump administration is reinterpreting longstanding rules to open the federal government piece by piece, forcing thousands of workers to report to work without pay, many of them in sectors that could minimize damage to the president’s base,” Katie Rogers and Alan Rappeport report. [The New York Times]

As for the Smithsonian and National Gallery of Art, they’re still closed. [SI]

The American Alliance of Museums has received $4 million in grants—the Ford, Andrew W. Mellon, and Alice L. Walton foundations—to fund efforts to diversify museum leadership in the United States. [The New York Times]

The Talent: Non-Market

Jacopo Crivelli Visconti will curate the next edition of the Bienal de São Paulo, which is on tap for 2020. [ARTnews]

The National Gallery of Canada’s director and CEO, Marc Mayer, is leaving after 10 years on the job. [The Art Newspaper]

Devin Mathis has been hired as executive director of UrbanGlass in Brooklyn. She’s coming from the Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy in New York, where she was director of programs. [UrbanGlass]

The Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary has named Michael Kaufmann, the vice president of civic investment at Health & Hospital, to be its consulting director. Its former executive director left last April. Also, iMOCA, which is itinerant, has nixed a plan operate out of the former Ford Assembly Plant in the city. [NUVO]

Elysa Voshell is the new director of the Minnesota Center for Book Arts in Minneapolis. [Fine Books & Collections]


Richard Sandomir: “Jo Andres, a visual artist whose experimental choreography performed at clubs in downtown Manhattan and evocative short films were imbued with fantastical and dreamlike imagery,” has died at the age of 64. [The New York Times]

Public Art

The Walker Art Center in Minneapolis has released an open call for a new commission for an Indigenous public artwork. [Artforum]

Ten large sculptures by Anthony Gormley have been installed atop the steps that Rocky made famous at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. They’ll be on view through mid-June. [The Philadelphia Inquirer]


For the latest edition of “Show Us Your Wall,” Hilarie M. Sheets checked in with collector and Cultured magazine founder Sarah Harrelson. [The New York Times]

Here are photographs of Leo Asmeota & Nástio Mosquito’s show at Portikus in Frankfurt [Contemporary Art Daily]

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