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.
Eddie Aparicio, Carmen Argote, Ron Athey, Diedrick Brackens, Gelare Khoshgozaran, and Jennifer Moon are the six finalists of Artadia‘s fourth annual Los Angeles award. [via email announcement]
Kudzanai-Violet Hwami, Neville Starling, Georgina Maxim, and Cosmos Shiridzinomwa were selected to represent Zimbabwe in the 2019 Venice Biennale. [ARTnews]
Naiza Khan will represent the first Pakistani Pavilion at the Venice Biennale. [ARTnews]
The state of New Jersey has announced its 2019 Individual Artist Fellowship Awards for works on paper, painting, media, digital/electronic media, and prose. [NJ]
Sasha Phyars-Burgess was awarded the second annual Capricious Photo Award. [via email announcement]
The Souls Grown Deep Foundation has announced the inaugural recipients of its internship grant program, which provides paid internships to college students of color working in art museums. The selected students include Dorthy Ray at New Orleans Museum of Art; Akili Davis at Philadelphia Museum of Art; and Jacynth Serrano Rodriguez at Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. [via email announcement]
The Women’s Center for Creative Work has launched Co—Conspirator Press, a space for feminist content through the practice of self-publishing. They have announced their first open call for proposals centering around the idea of how a workbook can “further an intersectional feminist agenda.” Applications are due March 29. [WCCW]
CRWN, a print magazine about natural hair, is accepting applications for three positions: Administrative Assistant (Dallas); Editorial/Graphic Designer (Dallas or New York); and Marketing & Creative Interns (Dallas). [CRWN]
Ronni Baer was named curator and lecturer at the Princeton University Art Museum in New Jersey. [via email announcement]
Roberto Cuoghi is now represented by Hauser & Wirth gallery. [via email announcement]
Stephanie Gabriel was appointed director of Marianne Boesky Gallery in New York. [via email announcement]
Philip Himberg was appointed executive director of the MacDowell Colony. [via email announcement]
M. Wells Dinette, MoMA PS1‘s popular eatery, will close at the end of February. Mina’s by chef Mina Stone will take its place. [ARTnews/ARTnews]
Mariane Ibrahim Gallery will relocate from Seattle to Chicago. [ARTnews]
The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York has made three new appointments. Sean Hemingway was appointed curator in charge of Greek and Roman art; Sarah E. Lawrence was appointed curator in charge of European sculpture and decorative arts; and Inka Drögemüller was named deputy director for digital, education, publications, imaging, and libraries. [ARTnews]
Dr. Nicole R. Myers was named The Barbara Thomas Lemmon Senior Curator of European Art at the Dallas Museum of Art. [via email announcement]
The nonprofit New Art Dealers Alliance (NADA) has added 17 new members, including A.I.R. Gallery, EFA Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop, and OCHI PROJECTS. [via email announcement]
He Xiangyu is now represented by New York’s Andrew Kreps Gallery. [ARTnews]
Betty Ballantine (1919–2019), book publisher who pioneered the modern paperback [USA Today]
Anne Firor Scott (1921–2019), women’s history scholar [Washington Post]
Bruno Ganz (1941–2019), Swiss actor well-known in German-language cinema [BBC]
Kiyoshi Koyama (1936–2019), Japanese jazz critic, journalist and radio host [Japan Times]
Karl Lagerfeld (1935–2019), prolific designer and longtime creative director of Chanel [Vogue]
Mable Lee (1921–2019), tap-dancing icon called the “Queen of the Soundies” [Ebony]
Andrea Levy (1956–2019), award-winning novelist [Guardian]
George Mendonsa (1923–2019), likely the World War II sailor kissing a nurse in the Life magazine photograph of Times Square [Columbus Dispatch]
Patricia Nell Warren (1936–2019), author of one of the first popular gay romance novels [NYT]
Carla Pellegrini (1931–2019), director of Italy’s Galleria Milano since 1965 [Artforum]
Jack Taylor (1925–2019), volunteer landmarks preservationist [NYT]
U Tin (1931–2019), Burmese slide guitarist [NYT]
Mel A. Tomlinson (1954–2019), ballet dancer who danced with three major companies: Dance Theater of Harlem, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, and New York City Ballet [NYT]
Guy Webster (1939–2019), photographer who captured some of rock’s best-known album covers [NYT]
Art Problems: How Do I Get a Public Art Commission?
Want to leave a mark on your city or town, but don’t know where to start? Paddy Johnson has some tips.
Rose B. Simpson Embeds Ancestral Histories in Clay
She has taken clay and used it to recall its ancestral roots in Pueblo culture and address the present history of postcolonial recovery and ongoing trauma.
Mondays at Pratt Institute: Weekly Openings of Work by Graduating Artists
Free and open to the public, Pratt Shows celebrate the school’s graduating students. MFA and BFA work on view this spring in Brooklyn, New York.
Quiet Paintings at a Time of Sensory Overload
Where Kim Mikyung’s process suggests an obsessive burrowing into the self, Kim Hyung-dae casts his gaze upward and outward into the sky.
Is the “Free the Nipple” Movement Too White?
Online representations of the activists lean White and thin, creating an image problem for the movement.
LSU School of Art Grants Highest MFA Stipends in the Southern US
With funded assistantships, full tuition waivers, and generous stipends, Louisiana State University helps students lay the groundwork for a successful lifelong art practice.
New “We ❤️ NYC” Campaign Misses the Mark
The recently unveiled design is meant to live alongside the iconic original and specifically address the city, but New Yorkers are not happy.
1,000+ Objects at The Met Linked to Antiquities Smugglers
A report by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists revealed hundreds of works once owned by people accused of or convicted of antiquities crimes.
School of the Art Institute of Chicago Offers Summer Art and Design Courses Online and On-Campus
Emerging and established artists can choose from over 50 Adult Continuing Education courses at one of the most influential art and design schools in the US.
Lunar Bead Necklace and Asteroid “Emoji” Head to Auction
Christie’s bizarre sale features other space rocks propped up on stands like sculptures.
Scientists Create the First Full Brain Map of a Fly
The achievement is a giant step toward understanding human neural networks.
IDSVA Offers a Non-Studio PhD in Visual Arts: Philosophy, Aesthetics, and Art Theory
With no campus, the Institute for Doctoral Studies in the Visual Arts is a truly nomadic institution, existing everywhere our students and faculty are.
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum Closes Over Climate Protest
The institution shuttered in advance of an action planned for the 33rd anniversary of its infamous art heist.
Remembering the Migrants Who Died in US Detention
Artist Jackie Amézquita will lead a caravan of trucks with the names of the deceased to LA sites representing systems of oppression and solidarity for immigrants.