News Recap: June 16, 2017

A weekly recap of art world news.

©Carl De Keyzer, Magnum Photos (courtesy Roberto Polo Gallery, Brussels)

©Carl De Keyzer, Magnum Photos (courtesy Roberto Polo Gallery, Brussels)

An Inside Look at North Korea at the American University Museum
Accomplished Magnum photographer Carl De Keyzer is exhibiting 60 photographs from his travels through North Korea at the American University Museum. The museum is hoping to humanize the people of North Korea with the last of their three-part exhibition series in light of international tensions. The American University Museum’s Director, Jack Rasmussen, has been a long time lover of Korean art and conceived the three Korea-themed exhibitions, stating, “One has to at least think twice about dropping bombs on them.” States of Mind: Cuba and North Korea By Carl De Keyzer will be on view June 18 - August 13, 2017.
Read the full story (The Art Newspaper)

Photographer Khadija Saye Missing After Grenfell Tower Fire
A massive fire engulfed a London apartment building early in the morning on June 14. At least 12 are reported dead, dozens have been injured, and all survivors have been displaced. British photographer, Khadija Saye, lived on the 20th floor and has not been heard from since around 3:00 AM that morning after sending messages to friends asking them to, “please pray for me.” At this point in time, no one has any further information on the whereabouts of the artist.
Read the full story (ArtNet News)

The Met Appoints Daniel H. Weiss as President and CEO
Daniel H. Weiss has been appointed President and CEO of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Weiss previously held the role of Interim President and CEO after Thomas P. Campbell announced his resignation as Director in February of this year. The Met’s restructuring move separates the roles of director and CEO of the museum. The new Director of the Met has yet to be announced.
Read the full story (Art News)