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Art Girls Jungle 24 Jul 2020

Hey art girl, how’s it going? Are you tired? We don’t blame you. It’s hotting up and we could all do with catching a few extra zzzzz’s. But did you know, while you were having that siesta, there were plenty of antics taking place in the art world? But don’t stress about it, we’ve got you covered with everything you missed.


Frieze Sculpture To Go Ahead

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We are very excited to announce details of Frieze Sculpture at @RockefellerCenter, returning to the heart of Manhattan from September 1 to October 2, 2020. Exploring themes of women’s suffrage, migration, urban planning, and ecology, the free outdoor exhibition will feature site-specific works by Ghada Amer, Beatriz Cortez, Andy Goldsworthy, Lena Henke, Camille Henrot and Thaddeus Mosley. Frieze Sculpture at Rockefeller Center is curated by @BLittman and presented in partnership with Tishman Speyer. The display was originally scheduled to open in the Spring, as part of Frieze NY programming. ‘So much has changed since our planned opening of this year’s Frieze Sculpture on the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day, April 22nd, but what has not waivered is Frieze and Rockefeller Center’s commitment to putting the art of our time in the public realm. I am particularly excited to have the opportunity to see Ghada Amer’s Women’s Qualities take over the Channel Gardens, and self-taught 94-year old artist, Thaddeus Mosely, showcase his first bronze sculptures at the apex of those gardens on 5th Avenue.' -@LoringRandolphNY, Director of Frieze New York. We look forward to welcoming you to Frieze Sculpture at Rockefeller Center in September. More details to follow. Watch this space! #FriezeSculptureNY Pictured: Jaume Plensa presented for Frieze Sculpture at Rockefeller Center 2019; Ghada Amer, Happily Ever After (2005); Kiki Smith, presented for Frieze Sculpture 2019.

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Even though the Frieze art fairs were all called off for 2020, it doesn’t mean we won’t get our fix of Frieze. New York’s Rockefeller Center will play host to Frieze Sculpture this fall with works being exhibited by artists including Ghada Amer, Lena Henke and Camille Henrot. 

Raphael May Have Had A Form Of Coronavirus

For years art historians have believed that Renaissance great Raphael died of Syphilis. But, they have just changed their minds. Experts now believe he died from a pulmonary disease similar to coronavirus. You can read more about it via Artnet

Artists Club Together For Anti Trump Campaign

A number of American artists including Shepard Fairey, Richard Serra and Ed Ruscha have come together to encourage the American public not to vote for Donald Trump. The artists have designed posters that will be shared by the Enough of Trump campaign in the run up to November’s election.


Prada Teams Up With Sotheby’s

A fashion campaign, but not as you know it. Instead of a standard campaign, Prada is hosting an online auction with Sotheby’s for their Fall/Winter 2020 collection. Proceeds from the sale of clothes, show invitations, runway decor and photographic prints will be donated to UNESCO. The auction is set to take place on October 2. 

Gucci Launches Non-Binary Section

Earlier this week the Gucci website added a new section called “Mx”, it’s first gender-fluid non-binary section. “Gucci’s collections set out to deconstruct preconceived binaries and question how these concepts relate to our bodies. Celebrating self-expression in the name of all gender equality, the House presents MX”, says the site. The new section shows pieces modeled by gender-neutral models and we’re obsessed!

CFDA Announces 2020 Nominees

The CFDA – the council of fashion designers of America – awards have previously been won by Brandon Maxwell, the Olsen Twins and Rick Owens and they’re a pretty big deal. And, while there will be no live ceremony this year, the awards go on online nevertheless. For the first time this year there is a global category, with nominees including Miuccia Prada, Kim Jones and Virgil Abloh.


Gavin Brown Joins Gladstone Gallery

Gavin Brown is joining Gladstone Gallery, and his high profile artists are going with him. The artists represented by Brown include Alex Katz, Arthur Jafa and Ed Atkins. He is famed for helping launch the careers of mega-artists Peter Doig and Elizabeth Peyton, amongst many others. This is a very big move!

Text Lizzy Vartanian

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