Briefing

MoMA PS1 extends its free admission policy and the shortlist for the 2016 Jarman Award is announced

  • As part of its 40th anniversary celebrations, MoMA PS1 has extended its free admission policy for New Yorkers until October 2017. The policy was first announced in 2015, and was underwritten by the Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Foundation in honour of local artists.
     
  • Bank gallery in Shanghai was forced to close on Sunday due to a new policy that bans private companies from renting state-owned properties. On their WeChat account, MABSOCIETY, the curatorial collective that ran the space, wrote: ‘We proved that a successful art space needn't be a glossy, industrial white cube but could retain some messy character of its own.’
     
  • Three highly ranking employees have stepped down from their positions at the Metropolitan Museum in New York, following an announcement in April that the institution faces a USD$10 million deficit. Those to leave are Sree Sreenivasan, chief digital officer, Cynthia Round, the senior vice president for marketing and external relations, and Susan Sellers, head of design.
     
  • The shortlist has been announced for the 2016 edition of the Jarman Award. The six-person list features Sophia Al Maria, Cécile B Evans, Shona Illingworth, Mikhail Karikis, Rachel Maclean and Heather Phillipson.
     
  • The University of Notre Dame in Indiana is being sued for allegedly displaying USD$575,000 worth of stolen early American art. Scott Leff claims that the collection, which the university bought more than a decade ago, was stolen from his father.

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