Mami Kataoka appointed Artistic Director of the 21st Biennale of Sydney
Mami Kataoka, Chief Curator of Mori Art Museum Tokyo, is the first curator from Asia to be appointed as Artistic Director of the Biennale of Sydney.
SFMOMA reopens with free day attracting thousands
After being closed for three years of expansion, SFMOMA (San Francisco Museum of Modern Art ) reopened on 14 May as largest museum of its kind in the U.S., with a total gallery space exceeding that of the other more famous MOMA New York, and photography galleries bigger than the monumental Getty in Los Angeles.
Art UK will eventually become the definitive database of UK’s publicly-owned collections
All of UK’s publicly owned art to go online - the largest UK public collection with works on paper from 3,000 museums and other art collections including the British Museum, the Victoria and Albert Museum and Tate.
俄羅斯行為藝術家Pyotr Pavlensky獲藝評人 Anna Tolstova 提名，角逐俄羅斯著名視覺藝術獎項The Innovatsiya Prize，主辦單位卻以「行為違法」為名拒絕提名，觸發多名顧問退出評審小組抗議，其中包括聖彼德堡冬宮博物館 (Hermitage Museum) 當代藝術部門主管 Dimitri Ozverkov。獲提名作品為Pavlensky去年11月進行的「威脅」行動，他在俄羅斯聯邦安全局總部門外縱火，希望引起公眾正視聯邦安全局採用恐怖手法執行職務。
Tate Modern appoints its first British and first female director
After the Swedish Lars Nittve, the Spanish Vicente Todoli, and the Belgian Chris Dercon, Tate Mordern chose a well known insider Frances Morris to become the fourth director.
Urban regenerators Assemble wins Turner prize
Collective Assemble that uses art and design to tackle urban dereliction becomes first non-artists to win Turner prize.