MORE HEADLINES FROM ALL OVERMay 2, 2011
* U.S. photographer Spencer Tunick, known for his photos of mass gatherings of nude volunteers, plans his next shoot at Israel’s Dead Sea, the lowest spot on the globe, reports Bloomberg. [Image: Spencer Tunick, Montauk 6 (detail), 2009].
* On June 20 and 27, 2011, the Metropolitan Museum of Art is hosting two staged readings of Simon Gray’s hit London play “The Old Masters,” which dramatizes 1930s art dealer Joseph Duveen’s attempts to convince art historian Bernard Berenson that a painting had been wrongly attributed to Titian, says the New York Times.
* Three new galleries -- Piktogram, BWA Warszawa and Leto -- are set to open in Warsaw on May 7, 2011, says The Art Newspaper.
* A Freedom of Information Act request has revealed that Tate director Nicholas Serota tends to fly economy class, according to The Independent.
*Alyson Baker has been selected as the next director of the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum; see details on museumpublicity.com.
* The Museum of Modern Art’s chief curator of photography, Peter Galassi, has announced his retirement from the museum after 30 years and more than 40 exhibitions; see details at MoMA.
* RIP Ioana Nemes, 1979-2011, an Art in General artist-in-residence from Romania who died this weekend after suffering from cardiac arrest, notes Artforum.