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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]
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]
The new generation of artists and curators is eager to explore alternative organizations and to tackle current social inequalities and issues.
Her female nudes were extraordinary for the time because she portrayed female sexual desire. Her subjects defied conventional ideals of femininity.
No Vacancy, curated by Jody Graf, will be on view from October 26 through November 8 at the school’s Kellen Gallery in New York City.
Francis made over 10,000 artworks, starred in more than 100 solo exhibitions, and, in the late 1950s to mid-1960s, commanded the highest prices of any living painter.
Brian Blomerth’s Mycelium Wassonii deploys amazing graphic storytelling to share his own exploration of mushroom history.
Over a century after Wright designed a workplace that borrowed features from the home, designers are at it again, but who does a homey office really serve?
Art by Athena LaTocha, Wendy Red Star, Marianne Nicolson, Anita Fields, Jaune Quick-to-See Smith & Neal Ambrose-Smith, and more is on view through January 2022.
This week, the National Gallery of Art finally acquired a major work by Faith Ringgold, the director of The Velvet Underground talks film, North America’s Hindu Nationalist problem, canceling legacy admissions, and more.
Sculptures of Oaxacan alebrijes, envisioned as guardians of the nation’s immigrant community, and catrinas, Day of the Dead skeletons, are now at Rockefeller Center.