News post – Freer & Sackler digitizing Asian art collection, Schandra Singh goes solo, Tino Sehgal at Stedelijk, opportunities and more!


via art net – Now that we’ve recovered somewhat from the one-two punch of the holidays, let’s take a stiff chaser in the form of a JJ Charlesworth essay decrying the rampant egotism in art we were subjected to last year.

Autocomplete/Manual Delete // Opening Reception.
Autocomplete/Manual Delete // Opening Reception.

Autocomplete/Manual Delete, with an opening reception January 9, 7-10pm, is on view at FJORD from January 9 – February 1. This new show features work by Nick Van ZantenMagali Hebert-Huot and Justin Hoekstra.

The Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery is releasing their entire collections online Jan. 1, 2015, meaning viewers are getting total access to one of the world’s most exciting holdings of Asian and American art – many of the 40,000 pieces have never been seen by the public before. The free public resource–called “Open F|S”– launches at, and allows viewers to move freely within the artworks.




The Interdisciplinary Master of Fine Arts program at the University of Pennsylvania is offering a new range of tuition fellowships. Teaching Assistantships are offered to all incoming students, and participants engage in research, work directly with the faculty on exhibition projects and develop a syllabus and teach a foundation-level studio course at Penn.MFA program faculty include Nancy Davenport, Ken Lum, Virgil Marti and Wael Shawky; the MFA program Senior Critics 2014–15 include Carlos Basualdo, Tavares Strachan and Alexi Worth; and visiting artists include Allora and Calzadilla, Fia Backström, Jules de Balincourt, Judith Barry and Yael Bartana. The application deadline is January 13, 2015. Download the Penn MFA program catalog here, and to schedule a visit or for program inquires, contact or call +1 215  898 8374.

Artist News

Schandra Singh.
Schandra Singh, from “God Don’t Like Ugly.” Photo courtesy of Thomas Erben Gallery.

Schandra Singh has a solo show at Thomas Erben from January 8 – February 14, 2015, with an opening reception: Thursday, January 8, 6-8:30 pm. This, her first solo show after her inclusion in two group shows, in 2012 and 2013, displays Singh’s work in oil on exposed linen, detailing the artist’s impressions of the vacation industry.

The Stedelijk is bringing in the formidable Tino Sehgal for a yearlong, situationist show. For a full year, seven days a week, all day long, Sehgal presents a new situation, in a different gallery space somewhere in the museum. A Year at the Stedelijk: Tino Sehgal is Sehgal’s first-ever survey exhibition, heightening the drama. This exhibition is the first under new director Beatrix Ruf.

Japan Society.
This month at the Japan Society. Photo courtesy of the gallery.

The Japan Society Gallery is hosting Session 3 with Dr. Reiko Tomii on Monday, January 5, 6:30–8:30pm. Dr. Tomii is the co-founder of PoNJA-GenKon, a group of scholars, curators and researchers interested in the study of contemporary Japanese art, and the PoNJA seminar series is organized in conjunction with the exhibition Garden of Unearthly Delights: Works by Ikeda, Tenmyouya & teamLab at the Japan Society Gallery through January 11, 2015.