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|PARKING AT MOMA|
Time to clear out the Museum of Modern Art's sculpture garden and park some cars there. As part of a summer exhibition called "Different Roads: Automobiles for the Next Century," nine 21st-century autos go on view at the museum July 22-Sep. 21, 1999. The Chrysler CCV has a color-molded (not painted) body held together with four bolts and some glue, halving production time. The DaimlerChrysler Smart Car is a two-seat, ultralight vehicle developed with Swatch that U.S. visitors to Europe may have already seen in action. The Honda VV boasts a dual engine setup -- a three-cylinder gas engine and a secondary electric engine -- that theoretically allows a trip from Detroit to New York on a single tank of gas. Other autos on view include the Ford Ka, Fiat Multipa, Audi AL-2, General Motors EV1, Toyota Prius, and the BMW/Rover Mini Millennium Concept. The show is organized by MoMA architecture and design curator Christopher Mount and curatorial consultant Phil Patton. Want a test drive? Go to the MoMA website and register -- after the show closes they'll be raffled off.
Those cheeky young British artists are at it again! Opening on July 20 at the Blue Gallery in London is a show called "Temple of Diana," which, according to the Electronic Telegraph, has already been labeled as "sick and tasteless" by Rev. Tony Lloyd of the Leprosy Mission, a charity that Princess Diana supported. Curator Neal Brown is including a sculpture by Caroline Younger called Diana Fetish that depicts Diana in a ballgown with a balloon head and bird-bone arms, as well as a mock photograph by Alison Jackson that pictures the Royals gazing adoringly at a baby with dark curly hair -- presumably the imaginary offspring of the Princess and Dodi Fayed. Turner Prize nominee Tracey Emin is also reported to be in the show with a text on why she likes Diana so much. A spokesperson for the Diana Memorial Fund said it was investigating whether its copyrights had been infringed.
GUGG SLOTS CLEMENTE
Look for super-chic painter Francesco Clemente on the fall schedule of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. More than 200 works, organized by Gugg deputy director and chief curator Lisa Dennison, go on view Oct. 8, 1999-Jan. 9, 2000. Works range in date from the early '70s to his most recent production; one highlight will be The Fourteen Stations, a fresco exhibited in the U.S. for the first time. The show is sponsored by Hugo Boss.
NEW POSITION AT MOMA
The recently created position of Chief of Library and Museum Archives at the Museum of Modern Art has been filled by Milan R. Hughston, who has been librarian for 20 years at the Amon Carter Museum in Forth Worth, Tex. He assumes his post Sept. 7.
MIAMI GETS BOSWELL
Peter Boswell has been named assistant director for programs and senior curator of the Miami Art Museum. Boswell, a former curator at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, is currently director of fine arts at the American Academy in Rome.
EITELJORG FELLOWS ANNOUNCED
The first winners of the new Eiteljorg Fellowships for Native American Art are Lorenzo R. Clayton (Navajo), Truman Lowe (Ho Chunk), Marianne Nicolson (Kwakwak'awakw), Rick Rivet (Sahtu/Metis painter) and Jaune Quick-To-See Smith (Flathead Tribe, Mont). The fellows will each receive $20,000 and exhibit works in November during Native American Month at the Eiteljorg Museum in Indianapolis, In. The artists were chosen from 106 nominees from Canada and the United States.
This year's L.A.C.E. Tri-Annuale goes on view at Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, July 22-Aug. 14, 1999. The cutting-edge art fest is split into a series of short exhibitions, each with a guest curator. Andrea Zittel organizes Part 1, which features works by Julien Bismuth, Anthony Burdin, Matthew Greene and Shawn King. Curator for Part 2, which opens in December, is Amy Adler. Part 3 is in the works for March 2000.