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Wong Ping.
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Lisa Schiff Opens New Tribeca Arts Space, Wong Ping Heads to Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, and More

New York–based art advisor Lisa Schiff is opening a new exhibition space in the TriBeCa neighborhood of Manhattan. Schiff launched her firm, SFA Advisory, in 2002 and will continue to run the business in her 1,300-square-foot, two-story building on White Street, which she described to the Financial Times as “more living room than white cube.” Curated by Neville Wakefield, a project by Nicholas Galanin will inaugurate the space on May 29.

After a three-year hiatus from exhibiting work, the Bruce High Quality Foundation has a show at ACA Galleries in New York. The Brooklyn-based artist group, which values its anonymity, is known for its often-subversive installations, performances, and film works, as well as its eponymous, but now defunct, university—a free school that offered art students an alternative to formal education. “The End of Western Art” features works by its members, known as the Bruces, alongside pieces by artists to whom the works allude, such as Pablo Picasso and Marcel Duchamp.

A collector of the group’s work, Nemo Librizzi, curated the show in collaboration with ACA director Mikaela Sardo Lamarche. “Unlike other artists who are inspired by the artists who came before them and try to conceal it, [the Bruces] lay it all bare and show you the puppet strings,” Librizzi told Artnews. The exhibition will be on view until June 21.

The UBS Group is making its collection accessible to New Yorkers. The major Swiss investment bank and financial services company has renovated the public lobby at its Manhattan headquarters at 1285 Avenue of the Americas, which will now house the UBS Art Gallery. The space opened on May 20 with a selection from UBS’s holdings of thirty thousand works, including pieces by Ellsworth Kelly, Cindy Sherman, Dinh Q. Lê, and Xaviera Simmons.

“As a firm, we are passionate about collecting contemporary art, which we believe has the power to provide fresh insights, to provoke spirited debate, and to inspire change,” said Tom Naratil, the company’s copresident of global wealth management and president of the Americas. “We are excited to share our collection with New Yorkers and visitors from around the world.”

The gallery will present special rotating exhibitions as well as permanent installations of work by Sarah Morris, Frank Stella, and others. Beginning in 2020, it will also partner and develop programming with other arts organizations and nonprofits. The UBS Art Collection is helmed by Mary Rozell.

David Zwirner, Hauser & Wirth, and Blum & Poe, among other galleries, have all announced that they have been joined by new artists. David Zwirner now represents Nate Lowman; Hauser & Wirth represents the estate of John Chamberlain; and Blum & Poe represents Yukinori Yanagi. In addition, the Hong Kong–based artist Wong Ping has joined Tanya Bonakdar Gallery and will stage his first solo show at the arts space, which has locations in both New York and Los Angeles, in 2020. McArthur Binion is now with Richard Gray Gallery, which will only represent the artist in Chicago—Lehmann Maupin represents him in New York—and Christine Sun Kim, whose work is currently on view in the 2019 Whitney Biennial, has joined the roster of Los Angeles’s Ghebaly Gallery.