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Venues are announced for the 9th Berlin Biennale and The Artist's Institute prepares to relocate: a digest of the world's art news

  • Designs for this year’s Serpentine Gallery Summer pavilion have been released. Danish architect Bjarke Ingels and his firm BIG will undertake the annual commission, accompanied by four ‘summer houses’ designed by Kunlé Adeyemi, Yona Friedman, Asif Khan and Barkow Leibinger.
  • The venues for the 9th Berlin Biennale have been announced. Curated by New York collective dis, the biennale will span the Kunst-Werke, Akademie der Künste, the European School of Management and Technology, the Feuerle Collection and a sightseeing boat on the river Spree.
  • Performa appoints Shirin Neshat to its board of directors ahead of the next biennial in 2017. Artist Rashid Johnson, who joined the board in 2014, is now the vice chair.
  • Formerly known as the Public Art Catalogue Foundation, Art UK is working to digitize all of the UK’s publicly owned artThe Art UK website already hosts images of around 200,000 oil paintings; now the foundation wants to document all other media too.
  • New York exhibition space The Artist’s Institute, known for dividing its programming into six-month seasons, is moving to the Upper East Side. The inaugural exhibition, opening in March, will focus on the work of US writer and critic Hilton Als.

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