After just 10 months as director, Christian Rattemeyer has departed New York’s SculptureCenter. Artforum first reported news of his departure on Friday morning.

According to Artforum, SculptureCenter, which is located in the Long Island City neighborhood of Queens, did not provide a reason for Rattemeyer’s departure. “I want to thank the incredibly talented staff and leadership at SculptureCenter,” Rattemeyer said in a statement. “I have enjoyed being part of an independent and artist-driven institution leading the conversation on contemporary art.”

Artist Carol Bove, the chair of SculptureCenter’s board, said in a statement, “On behalf of the entire board and staff of SculptureCenter, we thank Christian for his leadership, curatorial excellence, and global perspective. We wish him all the best in his future endeavors.”

On SculptureCenter’s website, Kyle Dancewicz, the institution’s director of exhibitions and programs, is listed as interim director.

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Jean Dubuffet, one of the most famous European artists of the postwar era, had an imagination that knew no bounds. In his rough-hewn paintings, drawings, and sculptures ranging from abstraction to childlike figuration, he envisioned altered states in which humanity existed in a form that he believed was closer to its origins. A ceaseless experimenter in the way of materials and forms, he advocated for self-taught or “outsider” practitioners in the field.

These days, Dubuffet may be best known for his large-scale sculptures, which resemble masses of white organic forms sharply outlined in black. He had intended for Le cirque (1970) to be among his monumental ones, but it was never fully realized in a large-scale format—until now. Starting on September 18, Pace Gallery will show a newly fabricated version of Le cirque in its New York gallery. “He both imagined that these things eventually would become physically real … Read the rest

The organizers of Art Basel Miami Beach announced today that they had been forced to cancel the scheduled 2020 edition of the fair, which was set to take place during the first week of December in Florida. The news was announced after trading closed on the Swiss stock exchange, where the fair’s financially embattled parent company, MCH, is publicly traded.

“It is with great regret and disappointment that we announce the cancellation of our December show in Miami Beach, as we know how crucial our show is for our galleries, as well as for the greater Miami arts community and economy,” Noah Horowitz, Art Basel’s Americas director, said in a statement. “We thank everyone who shared their perspectives and insights with us over the past months and weeks and look forward to returning to Miami Beach next year to deliver a successful show.”

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The Walker Art Center in Minneapolis recently announced a reorganization of part of its staff, which has resulted in a shuffling of its workers. Nine positions are being created, and five are being eliminated. The most high-profile position to come out of this restructuring is a new senior-level head of public engagement, learning, and impact, which will be held by Nisa Mackie, who was previously the Walker’s director of education and public programs. A head of content and communications position is also expected to be created, though it has not yet been filled.

Part of the museum’s elimination of several positions includes the loss of the Walker Reader, a digital magazine that published critical texts by artists, curators, and writers about current politics and their impact on art and institutions. For many in the art world, the Walker Reader, which had generated a loyal and international readership, … Read the rest

Robert Motherwell was a young American ‘Abstract Expressionist’ painter, printer, collage maker, and author. Art Exhibition is a place in which art objects can be seen by an audience. Expositions may present pictures, drawings, video, sound, installation, performance, interactive art, new media art or sculptures by individual artists, groups of artists or collections of a specific form of art. The art works may be presented in museums, art halls, art clubs or private art galleries, or at some place the principal business of which is not the display or sale of art, such as a coffeehouse. An important distinction is noted between those exhibits where some or all of the works are for sale, normally in private art galleries, and those where they are not. Sometimes the event is organized on a specific occasion, like a birthday, anniversary or commemoration. Abstract and Surrealist Art in the United States (organized by … Read the rest

Daniel Cristian Chiriac, born 1972 in Romania, paints oil on canvas. When people start paying good money for your paintings, this is the ultimate endorsement as to the value of your art, and confirms its appeal to others. This page shows you how to get sales and find success as an artist. Smeijsters, H. (1996). Music therapy with anorexia nervosa: An integrative theoretical and methodological perspective. British Journal of Music Therapy, 10(2), 3-13. There is a significant body of evidence showing structural and functional differences in the adult brains of musicians and nonmusicians. However, whether these differences are the result of nature or of nurture is still subject to debate. They may be the outcome of factors which existed prior to training (i.e., brain predispositions or aptitude) or result from brain adaptations due to musical training or experience (e.g., mere exposure fostering implicit learning) during sensitive periods of brain development. … Read the rest

Galerie Blue Square is dedicated to celebrating the talents of artists inspired by the principles and philosophies of the Russian avant-garde. Armstrong, Tom and Susan C. Larsen.Minimalism and Reductive Abstraction.” Art in Place – Fifteen Years of Acquisitions. Exh. cat. New York: Whitney Museum of American Art, 1989: 154-155, 211. Lipe, A.W., Ward, K.C., Watson, A.T., Manley, K., Keen, R., Kelly, J., & Clemmer, J. (2012). The effects of an arts intervention program in a community mental health setting: A collaborative approach. The Arts in Psychotherapy, 39(1), 25-30. Stanczyk, M.M. (2014). Effect of relaxation music on the emotional state of radiotherapy cancer patients. Radiotherapy and Oncology, 111(S112). Yevgeniy Fiks opens his exhibition, Andy Warhol and the Pittsburgh Labor Files under the subtitle Capitalism or Socialism? , at the Warhol Museum on October 10. The show features documentary evidence the artist has gathered about left-wing political, economic, and artistic life in … Read the rest

The 20th century European Modernist, Figurative artist, Mark Zakharovich Shagal, or Marc Chagall was born Moshe Shagal on July 7, 1887 in Vitebsk, Belarus, the then part of the Russian Federation. Listening to calming music releases chemicals in the body that can relieve pain, minimize stress and reduce healing time in patients. The Greenberg Gallery. Exh. cat. St. Louis: The Greenberg Gallery, 1974. The Planeographic (Lithographic) Printing Process Lithography The print design is made by drawing with a grease crayon or pencil on a surface that has an affinity for both grease and water. In this process there is no cutting of the surface. Pressing paper against the surface produces a print. Monoprint The print is made by pressing paper on an inked plate and drawing on the paper surface with a blunt instrument which picks up ink on the face-down side; or by inking only some areas of the … Read the rest