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This Week's Top Stories: Kyiv Biennial to Go on Euro Tour, and the Return of Damien Hirst's Diamond Skull

3 min read  · 04 Aug 2023


Damien Hirst with For the Love of God, 2012. Image: Prudence Cuming Associates


The Immersive Van Gogh exhibit in Chicago, Feb. 9, 2021. Image: Chicago Tribune

JTT, NY gallery of rising stars, will Close
JTT, a prominent New York gallery known for launching the careers of several leading artists, has announced it will close after more than a decade. The gallery boosted the careers of rising stars, such as Issy Wood, and its adventurous program was closely watched by collectors. JTT had recently moved to Tribeca from the Lower East Side. (ARTNews)

Company behind immersive Van Gogh show files for bankruptcy.
The Toronto-based Lighthouse Immersive Inc., known for its immersive shows featuring artists including Van Gogh and Monet, has filed for Chapter 15 bankruptcy in the US. The filing protects the company's assets in the U.S., as insolvency proceedings take place in Ontario. The company operated in 21 cities in North America and sold more than seven million tickets for its exhibitions. (ARTNews)


Wanda Czełkowska. Image: Warsaw Point

Damien Hirst’s diamond skull to go on show at major exhibition in Munich
Damien Hirst's "For the Love of God" (2007), a platinum cast of a human skull covered with 8,601 diamonds, will be displayed at MUCA in Munich. The spectacular sculpture made its debut in London in 2007. (MUCA)

Kyiv Biennial 2023 to travel across Europe after Ukraine edition
The fifth Kyiv Biennial will open this autumn across three Ukrainian cities, emphasizing "war and displacement." The exhibition will also travel to Vienna, Warsaw, and Berlin. (The Art Newspaper)

Polish artist Wanda Czełkowska celebrated In Swiss show
Muzeum Susch in Switzerland is hosting a major survey of the radical Polish artist Wanda Czełkowska (1930-2021), who is largely unknown outside of Poland. The private museum founded by one of Poland's richest collectors aims to champion overlooked artists. (Warsaw Point)

When Harry Styles met David Hockney for a special portrait commission David Hockney has painted a portrait of Harry Styles, to be displayed in the London National Portrait Gallery's exhibition "Drawing From Life". Vogue had special access to the sitting. Hockney is best known for portraits of his friends rather than celebrities. (Vogue)


Aerial view of the winning design from Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos. Image: Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos/Malcom Reading Consultants

The Dallas Museum of Art Makes Surprising Choice of Architects for Expansion
The museum in Dallas has selected the Madrid firm of Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos for a makeover of its 1980s building rather than a star architect. (WSJ)

Guggenheim Hikes Ticket Prices to $30
Major U.S. museums including the Guggenheim have raised adult admission fees to $30, reflecting increased operating costs and decreased attendance, sparking concerns over access for less affluent visitors. (The New York Times)

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