C.A.N. Condensed

September 13th, 2013

September 12, 2013

To kick off one of the largest nights of art openings of the year in Chelsea, Michael Shvo, a real estate developer and art collection, transformed an old filling station at the Getty into a pasture complete with grazing sheep. “Sheep Station” doesn’t officially open until September 17th and will feature 25 of the late artist¬†Francois-Xavier Lalanne’s sheep sculptures, marking the largest collection to be show together in an open-air setting.¬† Art Info

Artists in Berlin protested this weekend against the destruction of the East Side Gallery, an exhibition space which covers 1.3km of the Berlin Wall. The plein-air gallery features murals completed in 1990 by international artists, painted across the longest remaining stretch of the wall. Segments of the wall were removed in March to make way for luxury apartments. So far, artists have covered 100m of wall in paper as part of the protest but plan to envelope the entirety of the space. The Art Newspaper

To counter its lack of an art museum, MGM CEO and chairman James Murren is taking contemporary art to the Las Vegas strip. Scattered along the campus of CityCenter, a MGM development and down the famed Vegas street are notable and museum-quality pieces from the likes of laes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen, Henry Moore, Isa Genzken, Frank Stella, as well as large-scale, site-specific commissions by Maya Lin, Nancy Rubins, Jenny Holzer, and including a new installation from James Turrell. The collection forms a part of Murren’s vision for a more civic-aimed development. Art Info