News in brief
Munich museum loses chief sponsor, Swiss space for Pace and more
By The Art Newspaper. From Art Basel daily edition
Published online: 20 June 2014
Pace gallery (2.0/B20), which has permanent spaces in London, New York, Hong Kong and Beijing, and a temporary one in Menlo Park, California, recently opened another temporary space in Zuoz in eastern Switzerland. The gallery is in a historic house called Chesa Büsin (right, with Untitled by Donald Judd, 1978-79), which has been renovated to create an underground gallery with two outdoor spaces. “Many collectors have beautiful houses and spend a significant amount of time in this part of Switzerland. Pace Chesa Büsin offers the right platform to service them now,” says Mollie Dent-Brocklehurst, the president of Pace London. A retrospective of the Chinese artist Zhang Huan is due to open on 14 July (until 31 August). G.H.
Munich museum loses chief sponsor
The Haus der Kunst in Munich, one of Germany’s leading contemporary art institutions, has lost its principal sponsor. After funding the institution for 23 years, the private investment firm Schörghuber Group has “decided to refocus its philanthropic commitment, to devote itself more to promoting social projects in the future”. The museum, which is led by Okwui Enwezor, will lose €500,000—11% of its annual budget. A major show of works by the US artist Matthew Barney is on show (until 17 August). J.Mi.
Not just window dressing
The Chinese artist Zhao Yao will create the window display at Galeries Lafayette, the high-end Parisian department store, this summer. The project is supported by Adrian Cheng, the Hong Kong-based property developer and the founder of the K11 Art Foundation, the Fondation Pierre Bergé-Yves Saint Laurent and the Palais de Tokyo. “This is a step towards the world hearing the unheard voices of China’s contemporary artists,” says Cheng, who is visiting Art Basel this week. M.G.
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