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.
The Aaron Siskind Foundation has announced the recipients of its Individual Photographer’s Fellowship grant.
The City of Hiroshima has awarded Alfredo Jaar its 11th triennial Hiroshima Art Prize. He will receive an exhibition at Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art in 2020 for his artistic contributions to world peace. [E-flux]
Diego Marcon was awarded the 2018 MAXXI Bulgari Prize. [ArtNews]
The Garage Museum in Moscow has awarded its Signet Land Art grant to Maria Plaksina, commissioning the artist to create a work of land art in Moscow’s Gorky Park. [Calvert Journal]
Germany’s Akademie der Künste awarded Hito Steyerl its 2019 Käthe Kollwitz Prize. [via email announcement]
Sasha Turner was awarded the 2018 Letitia Woods Brown Memorial Book, Anthology, and Article Award from the Association of Black Women Historians. [North Haven News]
Jonathan Watkins was announced as the curator of the Quebec City Biennial, Manif d’art 9, which he has titled “Small Between the Stars, Large Against the Sky.” [via email announcement]
William T. Williams received the 2018 Legends Award from the Pratt Institue in New York. [via email announcement]
Flux Factory has announced the inaugural Flux Factory Accessibility Fellowship, a two-month residency and artwork commission opportunity for a disabled artist. The fellowship is supported by the DCLA CreateNYC Disability Forward Fund. In April and May of 2019, Flux Factory will provide a studio, collective workspace, and opportunities to collaborate with other Artists-in-Residence. The selected fellow will have the opportunity to participate in professional development initiatives and educational programming. The fellow will be invited to create a work for the Flux Factory Major Group Exhibition, Art and Accessibility, and receive a $400 stipend. The application deadline is December 17.
Bill Arning has resigned from his position as Director of the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston. [Houston Chronicle]
William Belcher was appointed Director of Development and External Relations of Ucross, a residency program and creative laboratory for the arts in Wyoming. [via email announcement]
Thomas Campbell was appointed Director of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. [SF Chronicle’s Datebook]
Michael Dean is now represented by Andrew Kreps Gallery in New York. [ArtNews]
Eve Fowler is now represented by Morán Morán gallery in Los Angeles. [ArtNews]
Susan Hughes has been appointed Executive Director of the Dahl Arts Center in South Dakota. [Kota TV]
Janine B. Napierkowski was appointed Director of Administration and Operations of the Edward Hopper House Museum & Study Center in Nyack, New York. [Edward Hopper House]
Wendi Parson was appointed Chief External Affairs Officer of the Museum of Arts and Design in New York. [via email announcement]
Cicely Berry (1926–2018), the Royal Shakespeare Company’s voice director [NYT]
Horacio Cardo (1944–2018), Argentinian painter and illustrator who used fantasy to comment on politics, war, and Freudian psychoanalysis [Clarín]
Annapurna Devi (1927–2018), famous yet reclusive surbahar player and teacher [The Hindu]
Tony Hoagland (1953–2018), award-winning poet [Poetry Foundation]
James Karen (1923–2018), actor in Poltergeist and Return of the Living Dead [Variety]
Daniel Leiner (1961–2018), director known for stoner films like Dude, Where’s My Car? and Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle [NYT]
Dionisio Lind (1931–2018), the carillonneur at St. Martin’s Episcopal Church in Harlem and then at the Riverside Church in Morningside Heights [NYT]
Rico J. Puno (1953–2018), pop singer from the Philippines who drew upon American soul music. [NYT]
Ntozake Shange (1948–2018), Black feminist poet and playwright revered for her theater piece for colored girls who have considered suicide / when the rainbow is enuf. [Variety]
Harold Stevenson (1929–2018), American artist famed for his large-scale male nudes, including “The New Adam” (1962) [Apollo]
Tony Joe White (1943–2018), Louisiana singer and songwriter whose sound was identified as “swamp rock” [NYT]
Plaintiff Cheri Pierson accuses the disgraced financier of a “brutal” sexual attack at the Manhattan mansion of Jeffrey Epstein.
At the heart of What if the Matriarchy Was Here All Along? is the idea that matriarchy never really died but rather has transformed.
Larry Towell’s images reveal a little-seen, isolated world and raise questions about the unforgiving impact of tradition on families.
Mexican photographer Alfredo De Stefano’s photographs of barren deserts and other works reflecting on the climate crisis will be displayed in a not-for-sale section.
SCAD’s booth at Design Miami/ features glazed tiles by alumni artists Nicolas Barrera, Lauren Clay, Gonzalo Hernandez, Cory Imig, Abel Macias, and Nikita Nagpal.
Whether Musk’s weird still life post was an act of trolling or an act of cringe is up to you, but the memes speak for themselves.
For roughly half an hour, art collectors had to consider a world in which they didn’t get that Alex Katz work.
Join the New-York Historical Society on December 9 for a virtual conversation with Kellie Jones, Rujeko Hockley, and Cameron Shaw on the past, present, and future of Black art in the US.
From art fairs to alternative spaces that may not be on your radar, here’s a run-down of what to see (and eat and sip) in Miami. No NFTs, we promise.
Protests are erupting across the country in response to President Xi Jinping’s strict zero-COVID policy.
The unique MFASA at the Institute of American Indian Arts offers mentorships with world-renowned Indigenous artists, flexible schedules, and access to one of the US’s cultural capitals.
What does it mean when the world’s richest person trolls us?
Ghenie’s paintings of Marilyn Monroe are a relentless representation of a howling, turbulent tragedy, a face broken into crude sideways slewings and gougings and gorgings of paint.