Our daily round-up of news from the art world
David Byrne announces neuroscience art exhibition at Pace | Musician and public intellectual David Byrne has announced that he is to stage an exhibition on neuroscience at Pace gallery’s Menlo Park branch. According to the New York Times, Byrne and co-curator Mala Gaonkar have created room-sized installations in which visitors can subject themselves to cognitive experiments. ‘We won’t be running these experiments like the labs do, but recreating some of their work in more entertaining or theatrical ways’, says Byrne, adding that scientific endeavour can be ‘more improvisatory and creative than you’d think.’
3Arts awards $250,000 to 10 Chicago artists | Chicago-based nonprofit organisation 3Arts has announced the 10 recipients of its $250,000 annual grant, earmarked for female artists, artists of colour and artists with disabilities working in the Chicago area. The artists receive $25,000 each to use according to individual needs and priorities. For a list of recipients, click here.
Hauser & Wirth announces worldwide representation of Arshile Gorky Estate | Swiss gallery Hauser & Wirth has announced that it has taken over representation of the estate of Arshile Gorky from Gagosian. The gallery will present an exhibition of the painter’s work in New York next year, which will travel to Los Angeles and will be accompanied by a publication on Gorky’s career.
Sam Gappmayer takes over at John Michael Kohler Arts Center | Peoria Riverfront Museum president Sam Gappmayer has been named director of Wisconsin’s John Michael Kohler Arts Center. Gappmayer succeeds Ruth DeYoung Kohler, who led the centre from 1972–2015.