Private Exhibitions Winter 2015

1. The sculptor Anish Kapoor, no stranger to grandeur, has been awarded a one-man show at the Chateau de Versailles, reports the New York Times. The show, running from June through October 2015, will follow similar shows in the same space by Takashi Murakami, Joana Vasconcelos, and Jeff Koons. The latter drew criticism from ultra-conservative circles in France, who balked at what they saw as an offensive intrusion of dirty contemporary art on a sacred historical landmark. More Information: http://blogs.artinfo.com/artintheair/2014/12/23/anish-kapoor-gets-one-man-show-at-chateau-de-versailles/?utm_source=BLOUIN+ARTINFO+Newsletters&utm_campaign=dc8f27ab6f-Daily+Digest+12.26.2014&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_df23dbd3c6-dc8f27ab6f-830057272.

2. LONDON.- Damien Hirst's new art complex in south London, which will house Modern and contemporary works drawn from the artist's collection as well as natural history objects, will be free of charge when it opens to the public in 2015. After more than a decade in development, the gallery, which runs the length of Newport Street in Vauxhall, is due to open in the summer. More Information: http://theartnewspaper.com/articles/Hirsts-gallery-the-length-of-a-streetand-free/36729


3.BLACKPOOL.- Two new exhibitions, Pre-Pop to Post-Human: Collage in the Digital Age and THINGS: A Century of Works Purchased with the Contemporary Art Society will both run at Blackpool's Grundy Art Gallery from 6 March - 11 April, 2015. Encompassing both historical and contemporary work from the gallery's collection as well as new international commissions, the two shows will cover work from Picasso to Pop Art, including favourites such as Gilbert and George, Peter Blake and Eric Ravilious, alongside new works by Haroon Mirza, Helen Marten and Heather Phillipson.More Information: