Felix L.A. Details Second Edition, Museums Mark 19th Amendment Centennial, and More: Morning Links from January 17, 2020 – ARTnews

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Fairs

The second edition of the Felix L.A. art fair, which runs February 13 to 16, will feature a project organized by TV producer Jill Soloway incorporating works on paper, sculptures, and a video by Judy Chicago, among other offerings.  [Los Angeles Times]

The Honolulu Biennial will take up a triennial format with its next iteration in 2022, to be curated by Hirshhorn Museum director Melissa Chiu. [The Art Newspaper]

Museums

Critic Jyoti Dhar writes that the newly opened Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art Sri Lanka “has the chance to begin again, to reanimate the past century in a way that is relevant to the current one.” [Artforum]

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Felix L.A. Details 2020 Edition—and More

The Talent

Zoe Whitley, who has most recently worked as a senior curator at Hayward Gallery, will join Chisenhale Gallery in London as director. [Arts Professional]

R.I.P.

Filmmaker Lorenza Mazzetti, a key figure in the development of British New Wave cinema in the 1950s and ’60s, has died at age 92. [The New York Times]

Artist, writer, and Cornell University professor Stephen Poleskie, whose paintings, prints, and photographs can be found in collections around the world, has died at age 81. [Cornell Chronicle]

Artists

A look inside Tschabalala Self’s studio, which withstood the wreckage of a burst water pipe two years ago. “The space has been so much better since then. It was a baptism,” the artist said. [ARTnews]

And here’s an interview with the artist Rasheed Araeen, whose art now fills his London restaurant Shamiyaana. “I don’t need the institutional legitimization of my work, because when people come there, their presence itself is legitimization.” [The Guardian]

Paintings by Andrew LaMar Hopkins, whose work explores the history of New Orleans, will be on view at the Winter Show at the Park Avenue Armory in New York. [The New York Times]

The 19th Amendment

In conjunction with the centennial of the adoption of the 19th amendment, which gave American women the right to vote, an upcoming show at the Grolier Club in New York traces 500 years of women’s contributions to science, midwifery, activism, and more. [The New York Times]

The Park Avenue Armory and the National Black Theater in New York, in collaboration with 10 other local cultural institutions, will select 100 women artists to address the centennial of women’s suffrage in the U.S. [The Art Newspaper]

In case you missed it: art institutions across the U.S., including the Tang Teaching Museum at Skidmore College, the Baltimore Museum of Art, and the New-York Historical Society, have dedicated a variety of programming to the anniversary. [ARTnews]

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