Wednesday, August 17, 2022

The Huntington Arts Council invites artists to participate in Exploration of the Human Form. DEADLINE SEPTEMBER 26, 2020 Exhibition: November 22 - December 23, 2022

Exploration of the Human Form
Juror, Christophe Lima
Deadline September 26, 2023
Vulnerability by Christophe Lima
CALL TO ARTISTS: Exploration of the Human Form
Sarah McCann  Gallery & Operations Director, and Christophe Lima, Juror discuss the Call to Artists.

November 22 - December 23, 2022

The Huntington Arts Council invites artists to participate in Exploration of the Human Form, an exhibition with a focus on the varied artistic interpretation, exploration, representation and significance of the human figure. Submissions need not be limited to “traditional” representations and may take the form of anatomical studies, portraiture, enlarged body images, and more. Entries are not limited to traditional media; spoken word, exploring the body through dance or video etc. are all encouraged.
About the Juror, Christophe Lima is an Artist and Educator who creates profound and thought provoking paintings and drawings. Everything she does is with the aim of connecting to, and opening up, meaningful conversations with others. She was born in Queens, NY in 1983 and moved to Long Island in 2014.
TO ENTER: Digital Submissions only, click here.
About Huntington Arts Council
Now celebrating our 59th year, the Huntington Arts Council is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization which enriches the quality of life of Long Islanders with programs and services that address the needs and interests of artists, cultural organizations and the community. The Council's programs reach over one million Long Island residents, and it serves the entire region with its cultural listings at The Huntington Arts Council has been designated a "Primary Institution" by the New York State Council on the Arts, a title meaning "vital to the cultural life of New York State." The Council is the official arts coordinating agency for the Town of Huntington, and serves as the primary regranting agency on Long Island for the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA), in addition to its services to over 600 member cultural organizations and individual artist members. Programs are made possible in part by funding from the New York State Council on the Arts, the Town of Huntington, the Suffolk County Department of Cultural Affairs, the County of Suffolk, corporations, foundations and individuals.
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For thoose who read German or English: Galerie Bernard A. Laudsberg's Invitation to our forthcoming exhibition Lieblingsstücke Friday, August 19th 7 pm

 Stefanie Keppler, No.215 2021, Acryl und Fiberglas auf Holz, 100 x 100 cm (Ausschnit)

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mit Arbeiten von Rafael Barrios, Michael Burges, Stephen Cone Weeks, Monika Falke, Wolfgang Flad, Sonja Edle von Hoeßle, Gudrun Kemsa, Stefanie Keppler, Camill Leberer, Lydia Mammes, Dani Marti, Herbert Mehler, Zammy Migdal, Susanna Neunast, Jürgen Paas, Rita Rohlfing, Regine Schumann, Achim Zeman u.a. 
Freitag, 19. August 19.00 Uhr
   Wolfgang Flad, Untitled broom, 2018, Acryl auf Holz, 150 x 110 cm


27. August 19.00 Uhr:  Kann denn Liebe Sünde sein
Eine Hommage an Zarah Leander
mit Elisabeth Villebois und Malte Kühn
Theater Trier

Anmeldungen für dieses Konzert erbitten wir
bis Freitag, den 26. August 12.00 Uhr
unter der Email-Adresse
Elisabeth Villebois
english version:
Invitation to our forthcoming exhibition

Friday, August 19th 7 pm
The exhibition Favorite Pieces includes works by Rafael Barrios, Michael Burges, Stephen Cone Weeks, Monika Falke,Wolfgang Flad, Sonja Edle von Hoeßle, Gudrun Kemsa, Stefanie Keppler, Camill Leberer, Lydia Mammes, Dani Marti, Herbert Mehler, Zammy Migdal, Susanna Neunast, Jürgen Paas, Rita Rohlfing, Regine Schumann, Achim Zeman among others. 
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       Bendemannstraße 5
       40210 Düsseldorf

       5 Gehminuten zur Hohenzollernstraße

Galerie Bernd A. Lausberg  Hohenzollernstr. 30  D-40211 Düsseldorf
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Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Aspen Art Museum’s Second Annual Aspen ArtWeek Celebrated with ArtCrush Gala Honoring Gary Simmons with the 2022 Aspen Award for Art


Aspen Art Museum’s Second Annual Aspen ArtWeek Celebrated

with ArtCrush Gala Honoring Gary Simmons with the 2022 Aspen Award for Art


ArtCrush Auction Raises Record $4.3 Million to Support the Museum’s Year-Round Curatorial and Educational Programming


Aspen ArtWeek featured Museum-led, week-long roster of artists’ projects, discussions, performances, and community events with Korakrit Arunanondchai, Jeffrey Gibson, Precious Okoyomon, Eddie Rodolfo Aparicio, and Gary Simmons


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Artist Korakrit Arunanondchai and director Alex Gvojic (in collaboration with Tosh Basco), Together, performed August 4, 2022, in the Mountain Meadow at T-Lazy-7 Ranch, Aspen, Colorado. Photo by Adrianna Glaviano.


Jeffrey Gibson, THE SPIRITS ARE LAUGHING, performed August 3, 2022, at Anderson Park Meadow at the Aspen Institute, Aspen, Colorado. Photo by Adrianna Glaviano.


Gary Simmons accepts the 2022 Aspen Award for Art at the ArtCrush gala, Aspen, Colorado. Photo by Owen Kolasinski/


Precious Okoyomon reads poetry during Aspen ArtWeek Welcome Party, August 2, 2022, on the  Aspen Art Museum rooftop, Aspen, Colorado. Photo by Jason Sean Weiss/



ASPEN, COLORADO – On Friday, August 5, the Aspen Art Museum celebrated Aspen ArtWeek by hosting its 17th annual ArtCrush Gala honoring Gary Simmons with the 2022 Aspen Award for Art and welcoming nearly 500 guests at the base of Buttermilk Mountain. The accompanying ArtCrush Auction, presented by Sotheby’s, featured more than 60 donated works of art raising over $4.3 million for the Museum’s year-round curatorial and educational programming, setting a record total for the annual event. The longstanding ArtCrush gala and auction was the capstone of the Aspen Art Museum’s second annual Aspen ArtWeek which ran from August 1-6 and featured a robust series of programs led by artists Korakrit Arunanondchai, Jeffrey Gibson, Precious Okoyomon, Eddie Rodolfo Aparicio, and Gary Simmons.


Nicola Lees, Nancy and Bob Magoon Director of Aspen Art Museum, said, “Aspen ArtWeek and the ArtCrush Gala bring us together as a community and an institution. As a community, we are drawn together by our conviction that culture has an important and meaningful impact on people’s lives. As an institution, we are dedicated to celebrating artists and cultivating their visions, as the core of what it truly means to be a contemporary art museum. This convergence is a catalyst for the Aspen Art Museum that moves us into a future where the friction of ideas and dialogue can be the seed for tremendous possibilities. The results of this week’s programming and conversations are only a starting point for what we can achieve together. I am deeply grateful to be engaged with the many artists and supporters who have made this possible and have enthusiastically contributed to this journey of discovery.”


Aspen ArtWeek Programming Highlights

A cornerstone of the contemporary art world calendar, Aspen ArtWeek’s slate of programming featured artists’ projects, discussions, performances, and community eventshonoring those whose creativity and vision have greatly impacted the field of contemporary art. Programming highlights included:


·       A poetry reading by Precious Okoyomon and a musical performance by Standing on the Corner art ensemble at the Aspen ArtWeek Welcome Opening Party co-hosted by Prada on August 2 on the Aspen Art Museum rooftop.

·       Artist Talks, anchored by Gary Simmons, the recipient of the 2022 Aspen Award for Art, in a conversation with Frieze contributor Travis Diehl. The pair discussed Simmons’s evolution as an artist, expanding on his multifaceted practice that renders “history’s hard lines as porous, transitory, and futureward.” Additionally, artist Eddie Rodolfo Aparicio was in conversation with art historian and critic Suzanne Hudson.


·       A performance by artist Jeffrey Gibson titled THE SPIRITS ARE LAUGHING, an ambitious flag spinning and spoken word performance with concepts rooted in Indigenous kinship philosophies, which took place on August 3 at Anderson Park Meadow at the Aspen Institute. A video iteration of the live performance, filmed on multiple sites throughout the Roaring Fork Valley, will be featured as part of Gibson’s exhibition of the same name on the museum’s Rooftop and Lower Level from November 4, 2022, through summer 2023. Jeffrey Gibson is a member of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians and is half Cherokee.


·       Artist Korakrit Arunanondchai and director Alex Gvojic presented Together a “ghost cinema” performance on the evening of August 4 in the Mountain Meadow at T-Lazy-7 Ranch. The artist, with members of the local community, performed an Itinerant Cinema event inspired by the animistic cinematic practices of rural communities in Northeast Thailand.


Aspen Art Museum Special Exhibitions

As part of its special exhibition program, the museum unveiled the second part of Gaetano Pesce: My Dear Mountains, the artist’s first façade intervention specially designed for the museum and inspired by the local landscape and in response to the museum building’s architecture. Ongoing exhibitions on view include, Mountain / Time, an exhibition of time-based media drawn from the Rosenkranz Collection and the Whitney Museum of American Art and the final seasonal rotation of Precious Okoyomon’s garden installation Every Earthly Morning the Sky’s Light touches Ur Life is Unprecedented in its Beauty on the Aspen Art Museum Rooftop. All exhibitions at the Aspen Art Museum are free and open to the public.


ArtCrush Gala and Auction Results

The 2022 ArtCrush Gala honored artist Gary Simmons with this year’s Aspen Award for Art. Following the presentation of the award, Sotheby’s Europe EVP and Chairman Oliver Barker conducted the live auction, which included bidding on nine artworks byAmoako Boafo, Katherine Bernhardt, DRIFT, Jeffrey Gibson, Joel Mesler, Paola Pivi, Gary Simmons, Ryan Sullivan, and Mungo Thomson. The online auction featured an additional 63 lots ranging from under $5,000 to over $200,000 and included painting, sculpture, ceramics, fabric work, work on paper, and design art. All had been donated for auction by a group of incredibly generous artists and galleries to support the museum’s artistic and educational programs. Funds raised support the Aspen Art Museum’s year-round curatorial and educational programming.


The ArtCrush Gala was co-chaired by Chandra Johnson, Jamie Tisch, and Sara Zilkha, presented by Sotheby’s and sponsored by Prada with additional support from Tactical Fleet, JP Morgan Private Bank, UOVO, Woody Creek Distillers, LALO Tequila, and Doña Vega.


The evening began with a cocktail hour and DJ set by SAGG Napoli. The evening’s formal program included remarks by Nicola Lees, Director of the Aspen Art Museum, the Gala Co-Chairs, and Gary Simmons.



Accredited by the American Alliance of Museums in 1979, the Aspen Art Museum is a globally engaged non-collecting contemporary art museum. Following the 2014 opening of the Museum’s facility designed by Pritzker Prize–winning architect Shigeru Ban, the Museum enjoys increased attendance, renewed civic interaction, and international media attention. In July 2017, the Museum was one of ten institutions to receive the United States’ National Medal for Museum and Library Services for its educational outreach to rural communities in Colorado’s Roaring Fork Valley and its learning partnerships with civic and cultural partners within a 100-mile radius of the Museum’s Aspen location.


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Aspen Art Museum ADMISSION IS FREE courtesy of Amy and John Phelan.




After Successful Inaugural Year, Museum Exchange Launches Dedicated Catalogue for Healthcare and Education Organizations 

NEW YORK (August 16, 2022)  Museum Exchange, the democratizing “matchmaker” for art donations, will dramatically expand its network to include healthcare and higher education organizations, partnering with hospitals, universities, and libraries. Since its launch in early 2021, Museum Exchange has built a thriving network of more than 300 donors and 150 museums throughout North America, facilitating hundreds of art donations. In its expansion to the healthcare and education sectors, Museum Exchange will now offer individual and corporate donors additional avenues for philanthropic support and a spectrum of opportunities to reach broader audiences.

Museum Exchange’s new Healthcare and Education division is led by Joanne Cohen, former Executive Director and Curator of Cleveland Clinic Art Program, which she established in 2006 and built into the preeminent art collection in the healthcare industry. Cohen joins Museum Exchange co-founders David Moos and Robert Wainstein, and Chief Growth Officer Michael Darling, the former chief curator of the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago.

“We are thrilled by the ever-growing enthusiasm and engagement of our museum and collector communities,” said Michael Darling. “But museums are not the only public institutions offering the benefit of art experiences. Expanding our platform to reach the healthcare and education sectors will enable donors to find eager recipients for their cherished artworks while supporting wellness and learning through the arts.”

For the pilot launch of the Healthcare and Education platform earlier this summer, Museum Exchange invited ten organizations to participate, including Cleveland Clinic, Rogosin Institute, and Wake Forest University, and has already yielded more than 50 artwork matches. As of today, Museum Exchange welcomes all hospitals, universities, and libraries to join the innovative platform, where they will find a dedicated catalogue of artworks available for donation that are uniquely suited for their audiences.

“We know that art enriches and enhances the healthcare setting, allowing for moments of respite, hope, beauty, inspiration, levity, intellectual curiosity, or distraction. In educational settings, art can inspire insights, challenging conversations, and interdisciplinary dialogue,” said Joanne Cohen. “By expanding Museum Exchange into the realms of healthcare and education, donors can directly impact new audiences who have so much to gain from encounters with art.”

Museum Exchange’s Inaugural Year

Museum Exchange launched in January 2021 with a radical vision: to democratize and digitize the often-insular world of arts philanthropy. Museum Exchange gives smaller, regional museums an opportunity to compete with larger, metropolitan institutions and enables a wide range of donors, regardless of geography or affiliations, to participate in giving to their nation’s art museums.

Museum Exchange publishes quarterly catalogues of artworks being offered for donation by collectors, viewable by museum directors and curators who submit proposals to receive artworks as gifts. Donors then select a museum from the various expressions of interest. After a match is made, Museum Exchange manages the entire donation process through its digital interface, streamlining the potentially complex and cumbersome logistics of a charitable gift. For its new Healthcare and Education offering, Museum Exchange will issue a second catalogue, exclusively available to hospitals, universities, and libraries, to which artworks will be added and matched on an ongoing basis.

“In the past year, Museum Exchange has boldly fulfilled its vision: empowering curators to enhance their collections with artworks sourced from across the entire continent, encouraging collectors to build relationships with museums they might never have visited before and where their artworks can have a significant impact, and spotlighting under-recognized artists,” said David Moos. “Museum Exchange has revolutionized arts philanthropy.”

Among the highlights of Museum Exchange’s first year are strong partnerships with large institutions such as the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (MFAH) and smaller, university-affiliated museums like the Sheldon Museum of Art at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. The MFAH has worked with Museum Exchange to collect across multiple departments including a major painting by Jonathan Lasker, an early sculpture by Edward Kienholz, a print portfolio by Carroll Dunham, a signature glass sculpture by Barbara Nanning, and a rare watercolor by Jaime Davidovich. Another early adopter of Museum Exchange, the Sheldon acquired a monumental painting by Jonathan Borofsky, an early sculpture by Ursula von Rydingsvard, and a highly sought-after photograph by James Casebere, among other artworks. 

As museums strive to diversify and augment their holdings in targeted ways, Museum Exchange has helped institutions fill collection gaps, build on existing strengths, add marquee artworks, and discover under-recognized artists. The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts acquired Diana Thater’s Untitled (Joe and Marc) (2011), their first artwork by the pioneering video artist. An important artwork by Chicago artist Richard Hunt, Linear Peregrine Forms (1962), is the first of his sculptures to enter the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, where it is currently on display in their new collection galleries. Tony Cragg’s sculpture Versus (2013) was gifted to the Memorial Art Gallery of University of Rochester, where it will be on permanent view in the newly expanded Centennial Sculpture Park. The Estate of Ethel Fisher has placed significant paintings by the artist at the Dallas Museum of Art, Oklahoma City Museum of Art, and Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, and this surge of interest has inspired new research into her contributions and career.

About Museum Exchange

Museum Exchange is the first digital platform for art donations, enabling collectors to donate works of art to institutions across North America. The end-to-end platform provides collectors unprecedented choice, ease, and impact in their philanthropic giving, while allowing institutions to expand and diversify their donor base and collections. Founded by museum veterans, the company’s mission is to unlock philanthropy nationwide, simplify the donation process, and help bring under-recognized artists to the public’s attention. Museum Exchange is the public name of Exchange Technologies International, Inc., based in New York and registered in the State of Delaware.

Image: Richard Hunt, Linear Peregrine Forms, 1962. Welded steel. 48 x 48 x 86 inches. Collection Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, Gift of Dorsky Gallery Curatorial Programs, 2021.18. Photo: Pablo Mason. Installation View: La Jolla Collection Galleries, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, 2022.