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Reviews in brief: our take on the top shows in Pacific Standard Time LA/LA

The Getty Foundation-backed series of exhibitions across Southern California this year looks at the cultural crosscurrents between Latin America and Los Angeles. Here, we offer capsule reviews of some of the most significant exhibitions

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Three to see

Three to see: Los Angeles

Lygia Clark’s spray gun painting is complemented by a survey of radical Latin American female artists

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Museums

Kathy Halbreich to lead Rauschenberg Foundation

The current associate director of MoMA plans to put her relationships with artists "to very good use"

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How migratory birds helped an artist tap into Kosovan cultural heritage

Petrit Halilaj has made 500 sculptures based on images of Neolithic artefacts

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How New York made Mondrian truly Modern

The artist was brilliant long before he came to the city, but his US works are his greatest achievements

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Bibliophiles rejoice: New York Art Book Fair returns this weekend

Hundreds of exhibitors are due to take part and a slew of events are planned

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Mapping out Pacific Standard Time's second act

How do you organise an event with more than 70 exhibitions?

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Museums

ICA LA moves into Los Angeles' downtown Arts District

Former Santa Monica museum relaunches in renovated clothing factory

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Public art

Artist brings 50 US flags from 50 states to New York

For his travelling project, Mel Ziegler exchanged old flags—from private homeowners, a National Guard office and even a casino—for new ones

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Disasters & destruction

Museums in Houston reopen after Hurricane Harvey

The Museum of Fine Arts will offer three days of free admission

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Video, film & new media

How Pacific Standard Time plans to reframe film and video history

A group of exhibitions and programmes to artists from across the Americas

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Art critic Michael Fried’s new poems dwell on past love, childhood—and his predilection for high Modernism

The poet draws parallels between making sculpture and writing verse

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Obituaries

Pioneering American artist Daniel LaRue Johnson dies

His work is currently on show in Soul of a Nation at Tate Modern

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Tate Modern chronicles the rise of Black Power in post-war America

Tate Modern chronicles the rise of Black Power in post-war America

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Art fairs

Nanne Dekking named chair of The European Fine Art Foundation

The former Sotheby's executive takes over from Willem van Roijen and will be based in New York

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Museums

MoMA gets $50m from Steven and Alexandra Cohen for expansion

In recognition of the gift, the New York museum will name its largest new gallery after the collectors

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Getty reimposes the rule of time

Chronological displays opening in 2018 at the Getty Villa will supersede themed galleries

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De Stijl in the Netherlands: a round-up

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In an organisational shift, Met president Daniel Weiss takes over as chief executive

The change comes as the museum starts the search for a new director to focus on the “core mission”

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A comprehensive Piet Mondrian survey opens in the Hague

The exhibition includes early works that bring a new perspective on the Dutch painter

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MoMA finishes first phase of expansion project

The museum has also announced plans for its $400m extension due to open in 2019

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Giuseppe Penone unveils Rome’s first permanent installation of contemporary art

The luxury fashion brand Fendi commissioned the new work, installed outside its flagship boutique

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Collectors

Marciano Foundation unveiled to the Los Angeles public

The private museum is lodged in a former Masonic temple

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Rauschenberg rocks up in New York

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Stedelijk responds to the refugee crisis

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Hal Foster named next Mellon lecturer at the National Gallery of Art

The historian will discuss how artists invented new forms after the brutality of the Second World War

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Books

What a Renaissance artist taught Freud about memory

A new book looks at the psychoanalyst’s favourite Old Master fresco—and his inability to remember the artist’s name

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Frieze New York's Spotlight shines on hidden gems

Follow curator Toby Kamps's tour of the 20th-century art section

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A life’s work: Ellsworth Kelly’s last paintings

Matthew Marks shows the late artist's final works

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Winner winner chicken dinner: Bridget Donahue awarded Frieze Frame Prize

The installation of drawings, collages and sculptures by Susan Cianciolo was inspired by a visit to a Milan eatery

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MoMA collection takes a Paris vacation

Some works, like Andy Warhol’s 32-part Campbell's Soup Cans (1962), have never before been shown in France

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Features

Frieze New York gets theatrical

For this year’s Frieze Projects tribute, four artists will recreate and riff on Galleria La Tartaruga’s historic Teatro delle Mostre exhibition, which turned experiences into works of art

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Pop goes the yacht: Roy Lichtenstein’s designs for America’s Cup sail to Vermont

As well as the artist’s models, drawings and the mermaid-themed vessel itself, the exhibition includes the premier of a documentary film about the historic project

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The best shows in town during Frieze New York

Our pick of the top exhibitions around the city this week

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Satellite dish: what to see at fairs outside the Frieze New York tent

In addition to the main fair, a number of other events offer a range of events, exhibitions and enticements across the city. Here are some things to look out for this year.

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The rest of the past month’s news at a glance

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Frick shows that collecting is a scholarly subject

Center for the History of Collecting marks its first decade with book release and reveals ambitions to do more work with living collectors

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Pictures Generation artist confronts ‘alternative facts’ at MoMA

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Shows set to let textile artist and printmaker Anni Albers shine

The wife and fellow Bauhaus refugee of Josef is at the forefront of two forthcoming exhibitions, including a full-scale survey of her work planned for 2018 at Tate Modern

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Hugo Boss Prize exhibition links nature with nurture

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The rest of last month’s news at a glance, April 2017

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Chinese institutions work with the Metropolitan for groundbreaking exhibition

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Details emerge about Damien Hirst’s Venice show

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Visitor Figures 2016

Yayoi Kusama hits the spot in Washington, DC

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The persistent disbeliever: on Donald Judd's writings

A new book of his collected essays reveals the ferocity with which he questioned almost everything

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Albers Foundation celebrates second anniversary of Senegal project

The foundation's centre hosts cultural and agricultural efforts in a small village

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Research

Safra Foundation gives $1m to Washington’s National Gallery of Art to support art scholars

The money secures a permanent professorship at the museum’s Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts

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Exhibitions

Snapshot from a brighter moment: the 2017 Whitney Biennial reflects a pre-Trump America

Many of the works in this year’s exhibition respond to the country’s social tensions, but the pressing question about what art can do during a crisis remains unanswered

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National Gallery of Art delves into the woods with its next Mellon lectures

Alexander Nemerov will give six talks on representations of the American forest in the 1830s

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The rest of last month’s news at a glance, March 2017

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Artist interview

‘Only ideas can change the world’: an interview with the Zero group’s Heinz Mack

The artist, who turns 86 in March, reflects on new work—but how little his ideals have changed—ahead of presentations in St Moritz and New York

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Artists

Helen Frankenthaler Foundation names head of catalogue raisonné project

Douglas Dreishpoon joins the foundation from the Albright-Knox Gallery

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Building anew: how Constructivism sought to remake the world

In the centenary year of the Bolshevik Revolution, exhibitions survey the art of the Russian avant-garde and put its radicalism in context

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The rest of last month’s news at a glance, February 2017

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Sean Scully’s grand finale opens in China

Abstract artist enjoys critical acclaim with two career surveys in as many years

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A bridge to something better: on artist-run galleries in mid-century New York

A show at the Grey Gallery looks at a time when artists could afford to run their own spaces

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Must-see shows in April 2017

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Must-see shows in March 2017

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Must-see shows in February 2017

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Must-see shows in June 2017