Danish artists Superflex next for Tate Modern Turbine Hall The art collective whose work has included creating a huge multicultural park in Copenhagen and flooding a replica McDonald’s to explore climate change and capitalism, is to be the next commission for Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall.
London’s National Gallery gets first new display space in 26 years The new 200 sq. m space, known as Gallery B, was designed by the UK-based architects Purcell. The move opens up the ground floor in the main Wilkins Building, creating a route from the main entrance in Trafalgar Square to the rear of the building on Orange Street.
Dineo Seshee Bopape wins Future Generation Art Prize The South African artist receives the international award for artists up to 35 years of age, worth US $100,000, with Kenya-born London-based artist Phoebe Boswell winning the Special Prize which consists of US $20,000 to support a residency.
Dalston gallery LD50 shut down following anti-racist protests LD50 owner Lucia Diego has told The Hackney Post that the gallery on Tottenham Road is closed with no plans to reopen. The gallery had been targeted by the Shutdown LD50 group after it emerged it had hosted alt-right and anti-immigration speakers during a conference last year.
French museum lifts the veil on Rodin work not previously exhibited Absolution, an assemblage of three plaster sculptures with a piece of fabric draped over the top, is being shown alongside works by the German artist Anselm Kiefer in an exhibition at the Musée Rodin marking the centenary of Rodin’s death.
Can .art domain give the art business an online boost? The new internet suffix for art organisations aims to offer greater intelligibility and authenticity. London’s ICA adopted the new .art suffix last week.
Robert Smithson’s Spiral Jetty is named Utah’s official state artwork Utah’s House of Representatives and Senate have approved the designation of Robert Smithson’s famous earthwork as the official state work of art.
South Korea culture ministry pushes for legislation to protect artists from discrimination After the administration of impeached president Park Geun-hye of South Korea came under fire for blacklisting artists over their political beliefs, the ministry of culture, sports, and tourism has pledged to call for new legislation that would protect artists from discrimination and political oppression.
Police raid Julian Charrière’s Berlin studio and seize artwork German police raided Swiss-French artist Julian Charrière’s studio after learning he had a cannon in his possession. Titled The Purchase of the South Pole, the one-ton weapon was created for the inaugural Antarctic Biennale. The cannon is designed to shoot a single coconut.
1. Superflex, Superkilen, The Black Market, 2011. Photo: Iwan Baan; Courtesy: Tate