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.
Charles Bernstein was awarded the $165,000 Bollingen Prize in American Poetry by Yale University. [NYT]
New York nonprofit Foundation for Contemporary Arts has awarded 18 artists unrestricted grants of $40,000 for its 2019 grant cycle. Tania Bruguera, Andy Robert, and taisha paggett are among the selected artists. [Foundation for Contemporary Arts]
Aaron Fowler was awarded the 2019 Gwendolyn Knight and Jacob Lawrence Prize. Fowler will receive $10,000 and stage a solo show at the Seattle Art Museum. [ARTnews]
The Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s “Extended Life” residencies have been extended thanks to a $600,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. With this support, a number of choreographers have been named as new recipients, including Okwui Okpokwasili, Pam Tanowitz, and David Thomson. [NYT]
The MacDowell Colony has announced its 86 fellowship recipients for winter and spring of 2019. [ARTnews]
Howardena Pindell was awarded the lifetime achievement award by the College Art Association (CAA). Senga Nengudi was awarded the CAA’s 2019 distinguished feminist award, and Ursula von Rydingsvard was awarded the CAA’s 2019 artist award for a distinguished body of work. [ARTnews]
The Shelley and Donald Rubin Foundation has announced the 57 New York-based organizations that will receive their art and social justice grants, including A.I.R. Gallery, the Laundromat Project, and Nuyorican Poets Café. [Artforum]
Chicago-based nonprofit United States Artists has awarded 45 American artists across 10 categories unrestricted awards of $50,000. Hyphen-Labs, Wu Tsang, and Simone Leigh are among the awardees. [United States Artists]
The Studio Museum in Harlem is accepting applications for its 2019–20 Artist-in-Residence program. The program specifically serves emerging artists of African and Latin American descent. Applications are due April 1. Past and current Studio Museum artists-in-residence include Jordan Casteel, EJ Hill, Sable Elyse Smith, and Paul Mpagi Sepuya. [Studio Museum]
Jacopo Crivelli Visconti was named curator of the 2020 São Paulo Biennial. [ARTnews]
MaryAnn Deffenbaugh was appointed executive director of Converge 45. [via email announcement]
April Gornik is now represented by Miles McEnery Gallery in New York. [ARTnews]
Munich’s Haus der Kunst has appointed a commission to oversee programming and strategy for the next two years. The commission is led by Bice Curiger, along with Achim Hochdörfer and Ingvild Goetz. [TAN]
Michael Kaufmann was named consulting director of the Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art. [NUVO]
Ki Smith Gallery will open on 125th Street in Harlem. [ARTnews]
Devin Mathis was named executive director of UrbanGlass in Brooklyn. [via email announcement]
Daido Moriyama is now represented by Bruce Silverstein Gallery. [ARTnews]
The Museum of Arts and Design in New York has appointed Andrew Blauvelt curator at large for design and John Underkoffler curator at large for design technology. [via email announcement]
Takako Nagasawa was appointed senior vice president and international specialist for 20th-century and contemporary art at Phillips auction house. [via email announcement]
Howardena Pindell is now represented by Victoria Miro gallery in London in collaboration with Garth Greenan gallery in New York. [via email announcement]
Mika Rottenberg is now represented by Hauser & Wirth internationally. [via email announcement]
Camila Siqueira was appointed a director of Casa Triângulo in Brazil. [ARTnews]
Clémence Tasiaux was named head of Bonhams’s postwar and contemporary art department in London. [via email announcement]
Rezi van Lankveld is now represented by Belgian gallery Office Baroque. [Office Baroque]
Elysa Voshell was named director of the Minnesota Center for Book Arts in Minneapolis. [Fine Books]
Sarah Watson was appointed president of Kayne Griffin Corcoran gallery in Los Angeles. [ARTnews]
Zoé Whitley was appointed senior curator of the Hayward Gallery in London. [via email announcement]
Hank Willis Thomas and Llyn Foulkes are now represented by Kayne Griffin Corcoran gallery. [ARTnews]
Lamia Al Gailani Werr (1938–2019), expert on Mesopotamian antiquities and one of Iraq’s first female archaeologists who helped rebuild the National Museum of Iraq [The National]
Kaye Ballard (1925–2019), Broadway performer and star of 1960s sitcom The Mothers-in-Law [Legacy]
Walter Chandoha (1920–2019), photographer who brought whimsy to feline portraits [NYT]
Lorna Doom (1958–2019), important figure in the LA punk scene and bass player for the Germs [The Daily Beast]
Bonnie Guitar (1923–2019), 1950s country-pop singer [The Boot]
Alanna Lockward (1961–2019), Dominican author, curator, and filmmaker [Contemporary &]
John Mason (1927–2019), California-based ceramicist and artist [Albertz Benda]
Jonas Mekas (1922–2019), Lithuanian avant-garde film archivist, poet, and artist [Gothamist]
Mark Urman (1952–2019), indie film executive, producer, and distributor [Filmmaker Magazine]
Russell Wayne Baker (1925–2019), Pulitzer Prize-winning author and columnist [NYT]
Reggie Young (1936–2018), Memphis Boys lead guitarist who played with Elvis Presley and Waylon Jennings [Newsweek]
The 15th edition of the international art exhibition is a gathering of potentialities, a careful alignment of militant particles, and an assembly of thousands of diverse voices.
Ignored and undistributed upon its debut in 1982, in the decades since, the film Losing Ground has slowly gained the recognition it deserves.
Convened by Erika Sprey, Lamin Fofana, Sky Hopinka, Emmy Catedral, and Manuela Moscoso, the public program unfolds this summer at CARA in New York City.
Queer Spaces: An Atlas of LGBTQ+ Places and Stories records how generations of queer communities have persisted and created familial oases around the world.
The uncanny painting by artist Jamie Coreth has prompted speculations of a Dorian Gray-style bargain and drawn comparisons to Madame Tussauds’s wax figures.
The Bay Area art book fair is back this July with free programming at three different on-site venues, new exhibitors, and fundraising editions from renowned artists.
“This contract is a structural breakthrough for museum workers who have been underpaid as a group for years,” said staffer Martina Tanga.
Retrospectives of Chicana artist Amalia Mesa-Bains and Mohawk artist Shelley Niro are among the projects supported by the foundation.
Shows at the Hudson Valley’s Hessel Museum of Art feature artists Dara Birnbaum and Martine Syms, as well as new scholarship on Black melancholia as an artistic and critical practice.
Daniel Weiss, who joined the museum in 2015, led the institution through the turmoil of the pandemic and oversaw milestones like the implementation of paid internships.
Two men were arrested after using a sledgehammer to break a glass display case at the art fair. Police are searching for two more suspects.
The Project of Independence at MoMA probes the limits of modernist construction in South Asia.