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DIRECTOR’S CHAIR. Miami Rubell Museum tapped Caitlin Berry to be the manager of its next branch in Washington, DC, on art diary reports. Berry led the Cody Gallery at Marymount University in Arlington, Va., and will take the reins of a 32,000 square foot space in a former schoolhouse slated to open late October. In Cincinnati, the Taft Museum of Art hired Rebecca “Becky” Beaulieu to be its next president and CEO, according to the Cincinnati Business Mail. Beaulieu comes from Florence Griswold Museum in Old Lyme, Connecticut, where she is currently a director. and artistic advisor Sheri L. Pasquarellaco-founder of the New alliance of art dealers, had been named executive director of the Churchthe arts center in Sag Harbor, New York, created by artists April Gornik and Eric Fischl, Art & Architecture Quarterly reports.
ARTIST UPDATES. Salman Toor got the profile treatment of calvin tomkin in the New Yorkerin a story that includes guest appearances from Rachel Feinstein and John Currin (which “started to look a little gray, according to Tomkins). The unique name Badiucaowhose works criticize the Chinese Communist Partywas featured on 60 minutes. Pipilotti Rist with an exhibition at the rendezvous Tai Kwun in Hong Kong, was featured in the South China Morning Post. Tiona Nekkia McClodden has a double program of exhibitions in New York, Shed and 52 walkerand is in Cultivated. And Jose Parlawho was in an induced coma for three months after contracting Covid-19 in early 2021, is in the New York Timestimed for his new show at Library Street Collective in Detroit. “It’s a miracle that I’m talking to you here,” Parlá told the newspaper.
A rare incense table from the late Ming dynasty more than tripled its high estimate at Poly Auctions in Beijing, selling for the equivalent of around $6.2 million. [The Value]
The end Claudius and Francois Xavier Lalanne experience a market moment, with Christie’s and Sotheby’s preparing an auction each of their work, sourced their daughters Married and Dorothee Lalannerespectively. [Penta]
The first Parisian edition of Design Miami was canceled after police officials denied organizers permission to stage the fair in Place de la Concorde, citing security concerns over the public space. The event was to take place at the end of October alongside Art Baselit is Paris+ fair.[Archinect” href=”https://click.email.artnews.com/?qs=5dd693af2aea1b2ce054ece48a75a6c759c38e61847968129562e044eeca35b219328a3cdd3e0ef01084c772759a0dc4d7e8bed5760f2f98″ data-linkto=”https://”>[Archinect and
Amid the Black Lives Matter protests, the Cardiff National Museum in Wales removed from view a portrait of Thomas Pictona British military officer known for his brutal reign as governor of Trinidad circa 1800. He is now back, in a packing crate, with newly ordered art and teaching materials. [The Guardian]
In a new series of actions, Russia has sanctioned the British arts association Calvert 22, which focused on culture in Russia and the former Soviet region. The move may prevent those involved from entering the country. That of the group Calvert’s Diarywhich ceased publication when Russia invaded Ukraine, condemned the war. [ArtReview]
CHILD POSTER. In the Los Angeles Timescolumnist Caroline Miranda has a dynamic Q&A with the guerrilla poster artist Robbie Conalwhose recent work has attacked the Supreme Court to reverse Roe vs. Wade. Artists Leon Golub and Nancy Spero “were my art mom and dad,” said Conal, who shared a great story about a fight that broke out at a Golub talk he hosted. Miranda asked: What drives him to undertake a poster campaign? “I must be really pissed off, which is easy,” he said. “There are so many bad guys and so little time. You know that thermometer stuff at state fairs where you hit the thing and it goes up? I have one in my body. [LAT]