Gabriella Angeleti

Gabriella Angeleti (gabi@theartnewspaper.com) is a staff writer. She focuses on Latin American and Indigenous art news, exhibition reviews and previews, and writes and commissions the weekly “three to see in New York” column.

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Three exhibitions to see in New York this weekend

From Abraham Palatnik’s first posthumous show at Nara Roesler to ayahuasca-inspired ceramics at Salon 94

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Indigenous man allegedly fired for refusing to discard bones and artefacts unearthed at Texas construction site

The San Antonio-based chef and site manager was dismissed after being instructed to destroy the discoveries to avoid delaying the renovation of a restaurant

Historic Peruvian church to be restored after earthquake

The Church of La Jalca Grande, one of the first churches built in Peru after the Spanish conquest, was constructed using stones from pre-Hispanic monuments

NFTNews

Crypto group shamed for spending $3m on ‘Dune’ book, mistakenly believing it had acquired copyright to produce NFTs

The group Spice DAO planned to sell NFTs based on the contents of the book, which details Alejandro Jodorowsky’s ambitious but failed adaptation of Frank Herbert’s sci-fi novel

Three exhibitions to see in New York this weekend

From an artist couple’s colourful daring at the Museum of Arts and Design to the last chance to see Alexander Calder at the Museum of Modern Art

An artist residency supporting Bipoc artists flourishes in the Hamptons

Ma’s House, led by the Indigenous artist Jeremy Dennis, will offer month-long residencies and other programming throughout 2022

David Zwirner’s plans for artist retreat in Montauk face pushback from locals

Members of a local planning board argue the development would restrict access to Lake Montauk, among other concerns

Ancient petroglyph panel in Texas permanently damaged after vandals scratch their names into rock

The National Park Service has issued an open call for information leading to the persons involved in the incident

Republicans take aim at protected national monuments in Utah

Legislators in the state are planning legal action in order to allow mining in region that contains 100,000 archaeological sites

Smithsonian continues Capitol insurrection archival project

The museum initiated the project last year in the aftermath of the violent far-right riot on 6 January, and has added artefacts originating not only with the rioters but also those who acted against the mob

Faith Ringgold mural will be transferred from women’s prison to the Brooklyn Museum

The work, dedicated to incarcerated women on Rikers Island, was completed in 1972 and was once almost completely destroyed

Bronx Museum of the Arts to undertake $21m expansion

The project includes the addition of a multi-storey entrance and lobby, and is being supported with state and city funds

Book ClubFeature

In Pictures | Niki de Saint Phalle in the 1960s

The book, coinciding with a retrospective exhibition at the Menil Collection, explores the “shooting paintings” Saint Phalle made between 1961 and 1963, called Tirs, and other areas of her practice

Sofía Táboas takes the temperature of the Jumex collection

The artist guest curated a collection exhibition at Museo Jumex dealing with nature and man-made environments, and explores related themes in a concurrent show of her own works

The Met begins $70m renovation of African, ancient American and Oceanic art galleries

The galleries, housed in the Michael C. Rockefeller wing of the museum, will be modernised to better contextualise the collection and illustrate the ‘complex story of cultural development over the last 5,000 years’

Richard Serra, Kara Walker and other artists urged the Met to remove Sackler name

In an open letter started by Nan Goldin, world-renowned artists denounced the museum’s ties to the Sacklers due to the family’s role in the opioid crisis

Boston College museum receives $25m in art and grants from philanthropist Peter Lynch

The McMullen Museum of Art is gaining works by Winslow Homer, Mary Cassatt, Childe Hassam, Albert Bierstadt, and others

Two artists face federal charges for faking Indigenous heritage

The Washington-based artists have been charged with claiming enrollment in Indigenous tribes, violating the Indian Arts and Crafts Act

Buddhist composer Philip Glass in dialogue with a storied Tibetan art collection

The Smithsonian commissioned the composer to create a performance responding to an exhibition of objects from the illustrious Tibetan Buddhist art collection of Alice Kandell

Three exhibitions to see in New York this weekend

From Joseph E. Yoakum’s mythical drawings at MoMA to SculptureCenter’s ode to Sara Penn and the lost East Village art scene

Metropolitan Museum drops Sackler name from its galleries

The announcement comes as museums worldwide sever ties with members of the Sackler family over their role in the opioid crisis

Brooklyn Museum appoints KP Trueblood as its new president and chief operating officer

Trueblood, who will replace David Berliner early next year, has a background in government and public service

Visualising sounds with bioacoustic engineer Bernie Krause

A new exhibition at the Peabody Essex Museum immerses viewers in natural soundscapes and their frequencies

Three exhibitions to see in Miami this weekend

Our pick of shows on view in local galleries, from Judy Chicago at Nina Johnson to Hernan Bas at Fredric Snitzer Gallery

North American museums face a reckoning on Indigenous rights

An ongoing Indigenous protest movement is forcing museums across North America to confront a pressing question - who really owns the land on which they stand, and what should they do about it?

Collector’s eye: Leonardo Rodríguez

Art lovers tell us what they’ve bought and why

Bas van Beek: Reviver of lost design gems

The Dutch maker learns about the creative process by making unrealised archived designs

A shore thing: ten years of Faena Art

As the non-profit organisation celebrates its tenth anniversary, we look back at some of its most engaging commissions in Miami Beach

Welcome to the esoteric world of Betye Saar at ICA Miami

Exhibition includes rarely-seen 1980s installations that explore the nonagenarian artist's interest in spirituality

Our pick of exhibitions to see during Art Basel in Miami Beach

From an overdue retrospective devoted to the Jewish painter Maryan to little-known installations by Betye Saar

The Met repatriates looted Benin works

Two 16th century brass plaques and a 14th century Ife head have been returned to Nigeria

Three exhibitions to see in New York this weekend

From Sophie Taeuber-Arp at MoMA to Taryn Simon’s exploration of the NYPL’s picture archive

PrizesNews

Sanford Biggers and Tanya Aguiñiga win $250,000 Heinz award

The prize recognises the artists for their ‘unflinching’ examination of present-day issues

Three exhibitions to see in New York this weekend

From the Neue Galerie’s anniversary show to Donald Judd’s paintings at Gagosian

Lance De Los Reyes, graffiti artist known as Rambo, has died, aged 44

The artist painted cryptic poems on billboards and walls across New York City

Three exhibitions to see in New York this weekend

From the New Museum Triennial to 52 Walker, David Zwirner’s new outpost

US President Joseph R. Biden will be remembered as the father of the great artist Hunter Biden, his art dealer says

Criticism of the high-profile Hunter Biden exhibition, which has caused controversy for the Biden administration, is also rooted in stigma around addiction, Georges Bergès says

Diego Rivera's grand vision for Mexico City's Anahuacalli complex realised after nearly eight decades

Thirteen new structures now flank the main museum building of the complex, which houses Rivera's collection of pre-Hispanic art

Three exhibitions to see in New York this weekend

From Etel Adnan at the Guggenheim to the final weekend of Kusama's blockbuster show at the NYBG

Studio Museum in Harlem raises $210m for new David Adjaye building

Site for black artists expected to open in 2024 with site-specific commission by Theaster Gates

Thousands of ancient burial sites and cultural artefacts discovered along new Mexican rail line

Indigenous groups have protested against the Maya train line long before archeologists identified artefacts in impact report

The Whitney gives vast Andy Warhol research archive to MoMA

The museum also announced the publication of the second volume of Warhol's catalogue raisonné focused on films made between 1963 and 1965

Three exhibitions to see in New York this weekend

From Felix Gonzales-Torres at the Judd Foundation to Grada Kilomba's US debut at Amant

Grateful Dead t-shirt sets auction record at Sotheby’s

Counterculture relic originally design by Hells Angel artist Allan "Gut" Terk sold for nearly $18,000

Queens Museum director on its transformative expansion and learning from the pandemic

Led by Sally Tallant, the community-focused museum is building a new educational centre thanks to a $26.4m grant from New York City

Kansas University restores Indigenous exhibition after vandalism

Indigenous people proclaiming their own culture and history "makes some non-Natives nervous", says the artist Hock E Aye Vi Edgar Heap of Birds

Saint Louis Art Museum receives 22 major works from American philanthropist

The promised gift from Emily Rauh Pulitzer includes paintings and sculptures by 20th-century European and American artists including Miró, Picasso and Guston

Three exhibitions to see in New York this weekend

From gilded figures at the Hispanic Society Museum and Library to Christo at Galerie Gmurzynska

Three exhibitions to see in New York this weekend

From Kandinsky at the Guggenheim to Erna Rosenstein at Hauser & Wirth

Richard Diebenkorn Foundation launches digital archive

The free database aims to elevate public access to the artist's work, with more than 8,000 images and writings

Statue of George Floyd in Union Square vandalised for second time

The sculpture, previously targeted by white supremacists in Brooklyn, was splattered with paint less than two days after it was installed in Manhattan

The global appeal of Surrealism explored in exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

New York show, which will travel to London next year, looks at how the movement inspired artists around the world long into the 20th century

Three exhibitions to see in New York this weekend

From Jasper Johns at the Whitney to John Chamberlain at Gagosian

Alicja Kwade invades corporate New York tower with celestial sculpture

A 22,000 kilogram spherical stone now dangles over the lobby of a skyscraper on 550 Madison

Getty Foundation donates $1.3m to preserve Arizona national monument

The Wupatki National Monument contains an ancient Indigenous complex and more than 5,000 adjacent archaeological sites

National Academy of Design inducts eight new members, including Rashid Johnson, Julie Mehretu and others

The nominations come as the Academy announces plans for an exhibition space in New York following the sale of its Upper East Side buildings

Indigenous artists stake their claim at Yellowstone National Park

A public project aims to elevate the presence of Indigenous tribes who claim ancestral association with the Yellowstone region

Three exhibitions to see in New York this weekend

From Cannupa Hanska Luger’s Indigenous sci-fi at Garth Greenan to an undersung Italian painter at Shin Gallery

Martin Puryear to create permanent sculpture for Storm King Art Center

The dome-like work marks the first time the artist will work with brick as a material