ARTnews in Brief: The Drawing Center to Offer Free Admission for Three Years—and More from February 19, 2020 – ARTnews

Wednesday, February 19

The Drawing Center to Offer Free Admission for Three Years
The Drawing Center, an alternative space in New York’s Tribeca neighborhood, will offer free admission through February 2023. The new admissions policy, which launches on Thursday, is supported by a gift from the Cy Twombly Foundation. It is not the first time the Drawing Center has changed its admission fee structure recently, however: to coincide with an exhibition of drawings by incarcerated artists last year, the space also went free.

Tuesday, February 18

Paris Photo New York Names Exhibitors
The inaugural edition of the Paris Photo New York art fair, which is organized by Paris Photo and the Association of International Photography Art Dealers (AIPAD), will take place from April 2 to April 5 at Pier 94 on Manhattan’s West Side. It’ll bring together 126 galleries and 47 publishers from 24 countries. Among the highlights are Ming Smith at Jenkins Johnson (of San Francisco), Roy DeCarava at Richard Moore (Oakland, California), Ellsworth Kelly at Matthew Marks (New York and Los Angeles), Dora Maar at Gilles Peyroulet & CIE (Paris), and Curran Hatleberg at Higher Pictures (New York), as well as a talk by photographer and filmmaker Tyler Mitchell. The full list of exhibitors and programs can be found here.

Sound-Artist Maryanne Amacher’s Archive Heads to New York Public Library
Blank Forms, a roaming curatorial platform in New York, has announced the establishment of the Maryanne Amacher Foundation and the donation of Amacher’s archive to the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center. The materials in the archive include sound works and related writings, performance materials, and ephemera, as well as more 1,000 reel-to-reel tapes and documentation of experimental sound works in other formats. The collection also includes electronic music gear that the foundation will repair and maintain. “We are thrilled to collaborate with the the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts in ensuring the preservation and continuation of Maryanne Amachar’s singular work,” Blank Forms director Lawrence Kumpf said in a statement. “Blank Forms was founded with the mission of establishing new frameworks to preserve and present the time-based and interdisciplinary practices of underrepresented experimental artists like Maryanne Amacher.” Of Amacher, Jonathan Hiam, the library’s curator of the Music & Recorded Sound Division, said, “Her collection provides a fascinating glimpse into the creative process of a truly unique artist. Making this collection available alongside our other holdings of Amacher’s peers and collaborators, like John Cage, also gives the public an understanding of the creative community she thrived in and influenced.”

Pirelli HangarBicocca Names Next General Manager 
Alessandro Bianchi has been appointed the general manager of Pirelli HangarBicocca, a foundation and contemporary art museum in Milan, Italy.  He will assume his new position on March 2. Bianchi most recently served as an adviser to institutions including the Fondazione Giangiacomo Feltrinelli in Milan, the Teatro Regio opera house in Turin, and the Fondazione Nazionale per la Danza in Reggio Emilia.

New York Spring/Break Art Show 2020 Announces Exhibitors, New Location 
For its ninth edition in New York, the Spring/Break Art Show will take place in the former offices of fashion house Ralph Lauren at 625 Madison Avenue. The show, which will run from March 3 to 9 during Armory Arts Week, will showcase over 100 presentations focused on the fair’s 2020 theme, “In Excess.” Presenters include 550 Gallery, Anna Zorina Gallery, BRIC Arts Center, Galerie Urbane, Integrated Arts, and Monica King Contemporary, among other curators and enterprises. The full list can be found here.

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