Lynette Yiadom-Boakye, “Coterie Of Questions” (2015), oil paint on canvas,
200 x 130 x 3.7 cm (Private collection. Courtesy Corvi-Mora, London and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York © Lynette Yiadom-Boakye)

Art Movements is a weekly index of developments centering the people of the arts and culture sphere. Listen to our weekly podcast of the same name on iTunes.

Parisian filmmaker Clément Cogitore has won the Prix Marcel Duchamp, awarded to an artist working in France. He will receive €35,000 (~40,000). [ARTnews]

Punk performance artist, experimental filmmaker, and curator Vaginal Davis was awarded the Queer|Art|Prize for Sustained Achievement for her work disrupting “hetero and homonormativity.” She will receive $10,000. [via email announcement]

Istanbul-based curator Merve Elveren was awarded the 2018 Gerrit Lansing Independent Vision Curatorial Award by Independent Curators International. She will receive a $3,000 stipend and support from the ICI to develop a new project. [via email announcement]

Tavares Strachan has received the 2018 Frontier Art Prize, awarded to artists addressing global needs to make “direct and impactful connections between art and our future.” The Bahamian artist will receive a $100,000 grant and has spent the past year participating in the World Frontiers Forum Convergence Project to use art to improve policy in Sierra Leone. [via email announcement]

Ghanian-British painter Lynette Yiadom-Boakye has won the Carnegie Prize at the 57th Carnegie International. Indigenous interdisciplinary art collective Postcommodity won the Fine Prize. Both awards come with $10,000.


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The Studio Museum in Harlem is accepting applications for their teen photography program Expanding the Walls. Participants learn about photography from artists within the Studio Museum’s collection and other art industry professionals through workshops and field excursions. The students’ own work is displayed in a final exhibition alongside the work of Harlem Renaissance photographer James VanDerZee. Applicants must be enrolled in high school or a GED program within the five New York City boroughs and have a valid employment certificate; participants receive a stipend. The application deadline is November 16.

The Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago is seeking experienced performers, dancers, and artists to participate in a performance of artist Danny Giles‘s dead(air) (2015) on November 8. The original video and performance include samples of police audio, 911 dispatches, and literary and nonfiction accounts of firsthand violence. Giles encourages individuals of color of all genders, aged 16–65, to submit materials for consideration. Performers should be able to navigate a darkened space, hold poses for 10 minutes or longer, and memorize simple choreography. The application deadline is October 26.

The Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) has launched a two-month long community residency in conjunction with its winter exhibitions, public programs, and learning streams. The residency (February 4–March 31, 2019) invites artists who conceptually combine contemporary art practices with maker experiences and live performance, and create a platform for experimentation and engagement for families. Residents work will be presented during the AGO’s March Break (March 9–17, 2019). The application deadline is November 15.


Idelle Weber, “Cube” (1968), Silkscreened Lucite, 4 x 4 x 4 in. (Courtesy of Hollis Taggart)

Adam Levine was appointed director and CEO of the Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens in Jacksonville, Florida. [Toledo Museum]

Lithuania’s MO Museum, formerly known as the Modern Art Center, has reopened. [The Calvert Journal]

The Orange County Museum of Art will open a temporary location in Santa Ana, California while it rebuilds its satellite building in Costa Mesa. [Los Angeles Times]

Theresa Papanikolas was appointed curator of American art at the Seattle Art Museum. [via email announcement]

David Rasch was appointed the new director for the Santa Fe Spanish Market. [Journal North]

The Roald Dahl Museum in Buckinghamshire, England will reopen on October 20. [BBC]

Franck Riester was appointed France’s culture minister by President Emmanuel Macron. [TAN]

Michelle Stuart, “Flight of Time” (2016), Framed unique archival inkjet photographs, 71.5 x 126 inches (181.6 x 320 cm) overall (© Michelle Stuart / Courtesy Galerie Lelong & Co., New York)

Michelle Stuart is now represented by New York and Paris-based Galerie Lelong & Co. [ARTnews]

Idelle Weber is now represented by New York-based Hollis Taggart.  [via email announcement]

Gordon Wilkins was appointed associate curator of American art of the Addison Gallery of American Art in Andover, Massachusetts. [Addison Gallery]

Wrightwood 659, an activist-centered exhibition space designed by Tadao Ando, has opened in Chicago. [NYT]

Katsura Yamaguchi was appointed managing director of Christie’s Japan. [ARTnews]


Helena Almeida, Portuguese artist who explored repression and emancipation in her experimental work [NYT]

Eduardo Arroyo (1937), Spanish painter and graphic artist who worked in 20th century critical realism [El País]

Paul G. Allen (1953), Microsoft co-founder, art collector, and philanthropist [TIME]

Mario Buatta (1935), interior designer and tastemaker known as the “Prince of Chintz” [Washington Post]

Ara Güler (1928), Armenian-Turkish photographer often known as the “Eye of Istanbul” [Daily Sabah]

Carol Hall (1936), Broadway composer and songwriter [NYT]

Alfred Hubay (1925), house and box office manager at the Metropolitan Opera [NYT]

Takehisa Kosugi (1938), avant-garde Fluxus composer and violinist who collaborated with John Cage, David Tudor, and Sonic Youth [Artforum]

Angela Maria (1929), beloved Brazilian singer [NYT]

Mary Midgley (1919), prominent philosopher who explored “virtue ethics,” part of a quartet of female philosophers from Oxford [Herald Scotland]

Donald E. Moore (1928), former president of the Brooklyn Botanic Garden who tripled its membership [NYT]

Mel Ramos (1935), Pop artist who worked with the female nude [SF Chronicle]

Jasmine Weber is an artist, writer, and former news editor at Hyperallergic. Follow her on Instagram and Twitter.