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Five Artists in the News: Banksy's 'Shredded' Girl Gets a New Name, Zhang Enli Launches New Hong Kong Space and Why Marcos Kueh is in the Singapore Spotlight

3 min read  ·  24 Jan 2024

Banksy's "self-shredded" work was called Love is in the Bin has a new name. The work that semi-destructed at Sotheby's was retitled Girl Without Balloon when it went on show in Korea, The Art Newspaper spotted.

Zhang Enli’s solo show launches Hauser & Wirth’s new space in Central, Hong Kong, reports the South China Morning Post. The Shanghai-based artist, who is best known for his “Faces”, is showing nine, large-scale new works that are more abstract.

Seven recent Cal Arts MFA artists have withdrawn their work from an exhibition at the UTA Artist Space in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles. Participants were told they could not include expressions of Palestinian solidarity in their artist statements, Hyperallergic reports.

The estate of Paul Thek (1933-88) will be represented by Pace, which plans an exhibition of the artist’s notebooks in New York in 2025. Pace and the artist's estate will work in collaboration with Galerie Buchholz and Mai 36 Galerie. (Martin Cid)

Marcos Kueh’s textile “billboards” and an Ian Davenport drip work were among the eye-catching pieces that sold at Art SG, The Straits Times reports. The second edition of the Singapore art fair reported attendance was up although there were fewer exhibitors.

And in other news

Power curator Cecilia Alemani, whose day job is chief curator of the High Line in New York, will be the artistic director of SITE Santa Fe in 2025. The international biennial in New Mexico is relaunching after a gap since 2018, Art Insider reports.