ARTnews in Brief: Marfa Invitational Postpones Dates Over Coronavirus, Wolf Kahn (1927–2020)—and More from March 16, 2020 

Monday, March 16

Marfa Invitational Postpones Dates Over Coronavirus
The Marfa Invitational, a small art fair in the West Texas city known for its associations with Donald Judd, said that it would reschedule its upcoming edition, originally slated to run from April 2–5. The new dates will be August 13–16. All 11 exhibitors that had planned to participate will still be a part of the August iteration, including Night Gallery (of Los Angeles), Anat Ebgi (L.A.), Half Gallery (New York), 12.26 (Dallas), Future Gallery (Berlin), and Lora Reynolds Gallery (Austin, Texas).

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Object & Thing Postpones Second Edition in New York
The design-focused fair Object & Thing, which had its inaugural edition in Brooklyn last year, has postponed its second iteration due to the ongoing coronavirus crisis. Previously set to take place from May 7–10 at 99 Scott in Brooklyn, the event is now scheduled for November 13–15. According to a release, the November edition will feature an expanded version of the fair’s shop, which brings together design boutiques from around the world.

Future Fair Postpones Inaugural Edition in New York
Future Fair, which was set to have its first edition in New York from May 7–9, has announced that it has postponed its inaugural event until the fall due to the coronavirus outbreak. The fair offers dealers a cut of its profits, and it was set to bring together 36 international galleries and 5 project spaces. “We need to devise new structures that support and connect our community,” the fair said in a statement.

Wolf Kahn, Vivid Landscape Painter, Dies at 92
Wolf Kahn, a German-American painter known for his vivid New England landscapes which blended techniques from disparate movements like as Realism and Color Field, has died at 92. His New York representation, Miles McEnery Gallery, confirmed the news in an email. Kahn was born in 1927 in Stuttgart, Germany, later emigrating to the United States in 1940. After studying under the influential teacher and painter Hans Hofmann, Kahn developed his signature style of natural scenes rendered in soft focus and fantastic colors. “I’d call myself a process painter because I try not to know what the paintings are going to look like,” he said in a recent interview. “I want them to come out spontaneously.” Together with other former Hofmann students, including Allan Kaprow and Richard Stankiewicz, Kahn cofounded Hansa Gallery in New York, where he staged his first solo exhibition in 1953. He joined Grace Borgenicht Gallery in 1956, where he exhibited until 1995. In 1960, his landscapes were included in the exhibition “Young America 1960: 30 Painters under 36 at the Whitney Museum in New York. His work is held in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, among other institutions.

Art-agenda Appoints New Editor-in-Chief
Ben Eastham has been named editor-in-chief of the contemporary art publication art-agenda, which celebrates its 10th anniversary this year. Eastham joins the outlet from ArtReview, where he was editor, and he has previously worked as associate editor at Documenta 14 and as founding editor of the art and literary magazine the White Review. He succeeds Filipa Ramos, who helmed art-agenda for six years.


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