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New York’s American Medium gallery will close, a Polish art collector has opened an experimental art space in a 12th-century monastery in the Swiss Alps, and more.

Installation view of E. Jane's Lavendra at American Medium (Jillian Steinhauer/Hyperallergic)
Installation view of E. Jane’s Lavendra at American Medium (photo by Jillian Steinhauer/Hyperallergic)

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.

Accolades:

The winning design of the 2018 Theodora Niemeijer prize has been released. Swedish artist Josefin Arnell‘s THE TICK is on view in the Netherland’s Van Abbemuseum’s The Eye (Het Oog). The Theodora Niemeijer prize awards €10,000 (~$11,000) annually to a female visual artist in the Netherlands. [Artdaily]

The Wythe Hotel in Brooklyn has announced the line-up for its 2019 Artist Residency Program. The Wythe Hotel’s Artist Residency Program is a line-up of free one-night performances in the hotel. The first performance, hosted by artist Katya Grokhovsky, will take place on January 9. [Wythe Hotel]

Transitions:

American Medium gallery has announced that it will close. The Chelsea gallery made the announcement with an email reading solely: “american medium has come to an end,” linking to Semisonic’s 1998 song “Closing Time.” [via email announcement]

Switzerland will open the Andermatt Concert Hall, a music center in the Swiss Alps, in 2019. [Artdaily]

The Armory Show has announced the 194 galleries that will participate in its 2019 edition. [Artdaily]

Frieze has announced the artists participating in Frieze Projects at the inaugural edition of Frieze Los Angeles. Frieze Projects is a platform for artists to showcase experimental work outside of the fair tent. [Artdaily]

Polish art collector Grażyna Kulczyk has opened an experimental art space and contemporary art museum in a 12th-century monastery and 19th-century brewery in a small town in the Swiss Alps with a population of 200. [Swiss Info]

Russia’s State Hermitage Museum will open outposts throughout Russia, as well as projects in Spain and China. [The Art Newspaper]

Opportunities:

The NYC Department of Cultural Affairs and NYC Parks, along with the Committee to Empower Voices for Healing and Equity, are seeking artists to design a new monument addressing the legacy of J. Marion Sims, a physician who violently experimented on women of color in his gynecological research. They have announced the project “Beyond Sims,” to commission a work to fill the space formerly occupied by a statue in Harlem of Sims, which was removed in April 2018 after protests by NYC activists. The call for artists will be open through January 31, 2019. [DCLA]

Obituaries:

A performance of Nicola L.’s “The Cape of Blues” (2007) (photograph by Joseph Nechvatal for Hyperallergic)

Daryl Dragon (1942–2019), musician and songwriter known as Captain from the pop musical duo Captain & Tennille [CNN]

Bob Einstein (1942–2019), American actor, comedy writer, and producer known as “Super Dave” [Legacy]

Larry Eisenberg (1919–2018), biomedical engineer and science fiction writer who wrote limericks [NYT]

Norman Gimbel (1927–2018), Grammy- and Oscar-winning lyricist [NYT]

Ralph Koltai (1924–2018), German artist who designed sculptural and abstract conceptual designs for theatre, opera, and dance stage productions [Playbill]

Nicola L. (1937–2018), interdisciplinary artist and feminist activist well known for her enthralling street performances [Joseph Nechvatal]

Jane Langton (1922–2018), illustrator and author of children’s literature and mystery novels [Locus]

David M. O’Brien (1951–2018), scholar and author who researched the Supreme Court’s intricacies and ideological dynamics [NYT]

Sono Osato (1919–2018), star ballerina and actress [Playbill]

Amos Oz (1939–2018), Israeli writer, novelist, and journalist [Haaretz]

Aldo Parisot (1918–2018), Brazilian cellist and cello teacher who was the longest-serving member in history at the Yale School of Music [Cello Bello]

Liza Redfield (1924–2018), first female conductor to lead a Broadway show full-time [Playbill]

Judith Rich Harris (1938–2018), American psychology researcher and the author [National Review]

Ray Sawyer (1937–2018), vocalist for the 1970s rock band Dr. Hook & the Medicine Show [BBC]

June Whitfield (1925–2018), English radio, television and film actress [NYT]

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