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The Lower Manhattan Cultural Council has announced their 2018-2019 workspace artist residencies. [via email announcement]
Sondra Perry received the 2018 Nam June Paik award for artists working with moving images and new technology. Perry will receive €25,000 (~$28,300). [ARTnews]
Alison Rossiter was awarded the Shpilman International Prize for Excellence in Photography by the Israel Museum in Jerusalem. Rossiter will receive $40,000. [Israel Museum]
The winners of the 2018 Hyundai Blue Prize were announced. Wei Ying, curator, was awarded the creativity prize and Long Xingru, artist and curator, was awarded the sustainability prize. Both winners will receive 600,000 Chinese yuan (~$87,000) and paid travel to international art institutions to continue their research. [Art Asia Pacific]
The Black Portraiture(s) V: Memory and the Archive, 1619-2019 conference at New York University (Oct. 17-19, 2019) is seeking “abstracts summarizing a paper or panel related to the subject of the trans-Atlantic slavery and its profound contemporary resonances in artistic methods and archives that span visual and performing arts, architecture and structures of public memory.” Proposals must be submitted by December 15, 2018. [Black Portraitures]
The Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts (MoCADA) in New York is seeking artist submissions from working artists throughout Africa and the Diaspora. Submissions will be digitally archived and referenced by curators while organizing upcoming exhibitions. [MoCADA]
The Shed, a New York City visual and performing arts center opening in 2019, is looking to fill 20 positions, including Digital Content Manager, Director of Public Programs, Graphic Designer, and Social Media Manager. [The Shed]
Njideka Akunyili Crosby is now represented by David Zwirner in collaboration with Victoria Miro. [via email announcement]
The Art Dealers Association of America Foundation will award its annual grants to the Knoxville Museum of Art (Knoxville, TN), Museum of Contemporary Photography at Columbia College (Chicago, IL), Washington County Museum of Fine Arts (Hagerstown, MD), and Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian (Santa Fe, NM) to receive support for upcoming exhibitions. [via email announcement]
Quentin Bajac was appointed the director of the Jeu de Paume in Paris. [Le Monde]
Andrea Bayer was elected deputy director for collections and administration at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. [via email announcement]
The estate of Bernd & Hilla Becher will be represented by Paula Cooper Gallery. [via email announcement]
Mary Ceruti was named the director of the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis. [via email announcement]
Stephanie Cristello was named the artistic director of the EXPO Chicago art fair. Kathleen Rapp was appointed managing director of VIP relations, and Jeff Rhodes was appointed managing director of operations and exhibitor relations. [ARTnews]
Chris Dercon will run the Grand Palais in Paris. [NYT]
Thomas Fougeirol and Jo-ey Tang are now represented by Lyles & King gallery in New York. [ARTnews]
Lauren Halsey is now represented by the David Kordansky Gallery. [CultureType]
Sandra Lagumina was appointed the non-executive president of Agence France-Muséums. [Le Journal des Arts]
Rebecca Matalon was named a curator at the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston. [Houston Chronicle]
Alice Quinn has stepped down from her role as executive director of the Poetry Society of America. [Poetry Society of America]
Wilmer Wilson IV is now represented by Susan Inglett Gallery in New York and Connersmith Gallery in Washington, DC. [ARTnews]
Gérald Bloncourt (1926–2018), photographer and activist who captured immigrant narratives after being expelled from his home country of Haiti for anti-government protests in 1946 [Hatian Times]
Louise DeSalvo (1942–2018), Virginia Woolf scholar and memoirist [Baristanet]
Barbara Jonas (1933–2018), art collector and philanthropist [NYT]
Juris Jurjevics (1943–2018), independent publisher who founded Soho Press [NYT]
Francis Lai (1932–2018), Oscar- and Academy Award-winning composer [Variety]
Stan Lee (1922–2018), comic book writer, editor, and publisher beloved for his leadership in crafting the Marvel Universe [BBC]
Christopher Lehmann-Haupt (1934–2018), literary critic for The New York Times [NYT]
Jean Mohr (1925–2018), Swiss photographer and humanitarian. [NYT]
Oskar Rabin (1928–2018), painter who led a group of dissident artists in the 1960s and ’70s Soviet Union [NYT]
Douglas Rain (1928–2018), Shakespearean actor who voiced Hal 9000 in the Stanley Kubrick film 2001: A Space Odyssey [BBC]
Poussin and the Dance is a valiant attempt to break into Poussin’s staunchly academic oeuvre and provide a relatable point of entry, highlighting the exciting elements of revelry and movement despite impenetrable and unemotional rendering.
Anarchist illustrator N.O. Bonzo produces decentralized media in a highly bureaucratic cultural landscape. Their illustrations, murals, and literature emerge in unexpected places, from the streets of Portland, Oregon, to the far ends of Reddit and Twitter, addressing relations of labor and identity in the workplace and on the streets. Growth and care are central themes…
This exhibition explores how images of the human body were used to provoke profound physical and emotional responses in viewers from the 15th through 18th centuries.
With scavenged materials, Amanda Maciel Antunes constructs a motherland.
Where are the directors taking the stage to acknowledge workers’ demands today?
The collaborative handmade paper- and printmaking center at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts publishes new works by Liz Collins and Sarah McEneaney.
There is a debate whether the memory of Little Syria should be seized upon to tell truthful and positive stories about Arabs in the US, or whether any conflation between its history and contemporary politics is inappropriate.
The profile includes works by Egon Schiele, Amedeo Modigliani, Peter Paul Rubens, and a prehistoric Venus of Willendorf figurine.
These horrifying dolls definitely won’t murder you in your sleep.