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.
Serwan Baran will represent Iraq at the 2019 Venice Biennale. [Art News]
Indonesian artist collective ruangrupa was selected to direct the 2022 edition of Documenta. [artnet News]
The National Association of Latino Arts and Culture awarded 43 grants, totaling $267,000, to 26 Latinx artists and collectives and seventeen Latinx arts organizations. Recipients will receive between $5,000 and $10,000 to support projects focusing on social justice, labor rights, and cultural equity. [NALAC]
PEN America has announced the recipients of the 2019 PEN America Literary Awards. Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah was awarded Book of the Year PEN/Jean Stein Award With Largest Prize; Kenneth Lonergan received Debut PEN/Mike Nichols Award for Performance Writing; and Sandra Cisneros was honored for Illustrious Career That Transcends Genres, Cultures, and Languages. [via email announcement]
The Lower Manhattan Cultural Council awarded over $1.5 million in grants and residencies to 291 Manhattan-based artists and arts organizations. [via email announcement]
Knockdown Center in New York has announced that Sarah Zapata, ray ferreira, Yanira Castro, and Shawné Michaelain Holloway are the curators of its Spring 2019 season of Sunday Service, a monthly series of live work. [via email announcement]
The winners of the 2019 Sony World Photography Awards have been announced. [Independent]
Antawan I. Byrd, Hansi Momodu-Gordon, and Tosin Oshinowo will curate the second Lagos Biennial, titled “How to Build a Lagoon with Just a Bottle of Wine?” [The Nation Nigeria]
The Alliance of Artist Communities‘s new program Open AIR is accepting applications for a no-cost residency program that pairs artists with residency sites including a historical museum, a community sustainability center, a biological research station, and others. Applications are due March 10. [Open AIR]
Billboard Pride is hiring a paid, full-time editorial intern who is passionate about music and pop culture’s relationship with the LGBTQ community. Intern write daily news posts as well as interview artists and transcribe interviews. Interested applicants should send a resume, cover letter, and related writing samples to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line format “Billboard Pride Spring Intern 2019: Firstname Lastname.” [Billboard Pride]
New York University‘s NewYorkScapes is accepting submissions for its 2019 Culture Mapping symposium. Interested participants can submit papers, projects, and works-in-progress exploring the intersections of place, cartography, and digital methods (“especially those that investigate justice, community, and/or resistance”). This year’s theme is “Migrations.” The symposium will take place on April 12–13. [NewYorkScapes]
The estates of Michael Corinne West and Leon Berkowitz are now represented by Hollis Taggart Gallery in New York. [via email announcement]
A.C. Hudgins, Kellie Jones, and Glenn Lowry have joined the board of the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation in New York. [ARTnews]
Performance venue JACK will move to Clinton Hill, Brooklyn. The space has also appointed Jordana De La Cruz to join founder Alec Duffy as co-director. [via email announcement]
Naima J. Keith was named vice president of education and public programs at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. [Los Angeles Times]
David Kogan has stepped down as CEO of Magnum Photos. [Photo Archive News]
Matvey Levenstein is now represented by Kasmin Gallery in New York. [via email announcement]
Hannah Levy is now represented by Casey Kaplan Gallery in New York. [ARTnews]
Angel Otero, Dana Emmott, Karen Robinovitz, Mark Lu, Nathaniel Wilcox, and Susan Hinkson have joined the board of trustees at the Bronx Museum of the Arts. [ARTnews]
Emma Son was appointed senior director of Lehmann Maupin in Korea. [ARTnews]
Philippe Vergne was appointed director of Portugal’s Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art. [artnet News]
Dominick Argento (1927–2019), Pulitzer Prize-winning composer [Press Herald]
Mark Bramble (1950), co-wrote Tony Award-winning musicals [TheaterMania]
Wallace Broecker (1931–2019), early climate scientist popularized the term “global warming” [CNN]
Jack Burnham (1931–2019), art critic and theorist who spoke of the relationship between contemporary art and technology [Artforum]
Stanley Donen (1924), Hollywood musical director [Variety]
Ethel Ennis (1932–2019), jazz musician known as the “First Lady of Jazz” [Baltimore Sun]
Bibi Ferreira (1922–2019), helped bring Broadway musicals to Brazil [NYT]
Fred Foster (1931–2019), record producer and song publisher who championed country musicians [Press Herald]
W.E.B. Griffin (1929–2019), best-selling novelist [USA Today]
Bill Jenkins (1945–2019), government epidemiologist who fought racism in health care, including the Tuskegee syphillis study [NYT]
Donald Keene (1922–2019), Japanese literature translator [Japan Times]
Toni Myers (1943–2019), directed Imax space documentaries [Hollywood Reporter]
Ken Nordine (1920–2019), poet and creator of “word jazz” [Chicago Tribune]
Theodore Isaac Rubin (1932–2019), psychoanalyst and writer [Bend Bulletin]
Jeraldine Saunders (1923), author whose memoir inspired The Love Boat [Deadline]
Jackie Shane (1940–2019), Grammy-nominated soul singer who pioneered the genre as a transgender woman [NYT]
Brody Stevens (1970), comedian who spoke candidly about depression [Vulture]
Peter Tork (1942–2019), keyboardist and bass guitarist of the Monkees [Rolling Stone]
Albert Vorspan (1924–2019), urged Jewish organizations to support social justice causes including Civil Rights and anti-Vietnam War activism [NYT]
Mac Wiseman (1925), bluegrass singer and guitarist [NYT]
Perry Wolff (1921), television documentary producer [NYT]
Hilde Zadek (1917), first Jewish opera singer to appear at Vienna State Opera after WWII [Telegraph]
MTV’s The Exhibit Is Back With an Inflatable Dolphin
Episode four, in which artists tackled themes of justice and injustice, was the most lifeless of the reality TV show so far.
Florida Principal Ousted Over “Pornographic” Michelangelo Sculpture
Parents complained that the famous sculpture was shown to their sixth graders.
The Milton Resnick and Pat Passlof Foundation Presents The Feminine in Abstract Painting
Curated by Jennifer Samet and Andrea Belag, this group exhibition in NYC explores the feminine through aesthetics, as opposed to identity or gender.
Tickets to Sold-Out Vermeer Show Are Going for Hundreds
The online resale market for the Rijksmuseum’s smash exhibition is booming, with tickets selling on eBay for over $2K.
NYU Steinhardt Opens 2023 MFA Thesis Exhibitions
Taking place at 80WSE Gallery in New York’s Greenwich Village, Part I is on view from late March through April while Part II opens in May.
Miniature Worlds: Joseph Cornell, Ray Johnson, Yayoi Kusama
Through small-scale works, this exhibition at the Katonah Museum of Art in New York examines Cornell’s prominent role in the lives and careers of Johnson and Kusama.
Three Looted Antiquities at the Met Repatriated to Turkey
Nine other repatriated works were seized from Met Trustee Shelby White, whose collection was subject to a criminal investigation.
This week, the world’s lightest paint, Pakistan’s feminist movement, World Puppy Day, and were some of Vermeer’s paintings created by his daughter?
The Wider World and Scrimshaw
On March 28, join the New Bedford Whaling Museum online and in-person for a symposium on global carving traditions from across the Pacific Rim.
Who Will Decide on the Future of a Miami Native Burial Ground?
Native activists say sacred remains and objects dug up from a Brickell construction site should remain there, but mega-developer Jorge Pérez is pushing back.
How Can a Curator Approach South Asian Futurisms?
How do I acknowledge my shortcomings while reckoning with obscured histories and the exclusion of subaltern narratives in the fine art landscape? A working checklist for curators.
MCA Chicago Presents On Stage: Frictions
Will Rawls, Shamel Pitts | TRIBE, and Barak adé Soleil explore Blackness, queerness, movement, and dance in performances at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago.
The Complicated Legacy of Camilo Egas
The Ecuadorian painter, a leading figure of Latin America’s Indigenismo art movement, has been both praised and scorned for his representation of Indigenous peoples.
Tom Jones Zeroes in on Ho-Chunk Visibility
“I think about the young kids, the teenagers, and I think being able to see yourself represented in art is so powerful,” says the artist.