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Artist Agnès Varda passed away, Gareth Nyandoro is now represented by Van Doren Waxter, and more.

Johannes Girardoni, Metaspace V3, 2013/2018. Aluminium, fiberglass, resin, wood, LED lights, sensors with Spectro-Sonic Refrequencer, 108 x 168 x 108 in. © Johannes Girardoni Studio 2018. Photo credit Todd-White Art Photography

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

Jennifer Bartlett, Johannes Girardoni, Mierle Laderman Ukeles, Ralph Lemon, and John Newman are the recipients of the 2019 Francis J. Greenburger Award granted by Art Omi, a nonprofit arts center in Ghent, NY. [via email announcement]

Anderson Cook’s film James Thomas Thinks The Earth Is Flat has been awarded the 2019 Sloan Student Grand Jury Prize by the Tribeca Film Institute. Andrew Rodriguez will receive the Sloan Student Discovery Award and Jamil Munoz will receive the Sloan Student Honorable Mention. [via email announcement]

The recipients of the Herbert Alper Award in the Arts have been announced. [Herbert Alper]

The honorees for Housing Works‘s 2019 Groundbreaker awards include Portia de Rossi, Jim Shreve, and Darren Walker. [via email announcement]

Hao Jingban, Eisa Jocson, Hsu Che-Yu, and Phan Thao Nguyen have been named finalists for the $44,600 Hugo Boss Asia Art Award for emerging Asian artists. [Artforum]

Alban Muja will represent Kosovo at the 2019 Venice Biennale. [ARTnews]

The National Endowment for the Humanities will award $28.6 million to 233 humanities projects across the US, including cultural infrastructure initiatives, scholarly research, exhibitions, documentaries, and historic preservation endeavors. Newly awarded grants will “provide for the restoration of the steeple and tower of Philadelphia’s Christ Church, a national historic landmark, whose congregation once included George Washington, Betsy Ross, Benjamin Franklin, and John Adams. NEH Infrastructure and Capacity Building Challenge Grants will also help the Confederated Tribes of Coos, Lower Umpqua, and Siuslaw Indians construct a tribal museum and cultural center in southwest Oregon focusing on the history and culture of the region’s Native American people and support renovations to the John Steinbeck Library in Salinas, California, to allow the library to exhibit and hold community educational events around its special collection of Steinbeck works.” [via email announcement]

Opportunities

Panorama a peer-reviewed, open-access online journal dedicated to American art and visual culture in all media, has launched a call for submissions. [Art Historians Association of America]

The Climate Museum in New York is hiring an arts marketing coordinator. Applications close April 19. [The Climate Museum]

Transitions

Gareth Nyandoro, “Pimp My 3/4 Phone” (2018), Mixed media (Kucheka cheka) on paper mounted on canvas, 70.5 x 84 inches (179.1 x 213.4 cm) (Courtesy of Van Doren Waxter & Tiwani Contemporary)

Charles “Chuck” F. Adams and Stefanie Kane have joined the board of the Music Center in Los Angeles. [via email announcement]

T. Barton Thurber was named director of the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, New York. [ARTnews]

Nicelle Beauchene and Franklin Parrasch will open Parts & Labor, a new gallery in upstate New York, this May. [Artforum]

Valentina Castellani, Almine Ruiz-Picasso, Harry Tappan Heher, and Jean-Edouard van Praet d’Amerloo have joined the board of directors at the Drawing Center in New York. [ARTnews]

Tai-Heng Cheng, Kathleen Feldstein, Christian Keesee, and Victoria Lea Smith have joined the board of the Frick Collection in New York as trustees. [Artforum]

“White Cat I” (2017-2018), Gouache and chalk pastel on paper, 30 x 22 inches (76.2 x 55.9 cm) (courtesy the artist and the gallery)

Natalie Frank is now represented by Salon 94 in New York. [ARTnews]

Stacy C. Hollander has resigned from her role as deputy director of curatorial affairs, chief curator, and director of exhibitions at the American Folk Art Museum. [NYT]

Isaac Julien and Mark Nash have been appointed professors at the University of California, Santa Cruz. [via email announcement]

Bethany Montagano was named director of the USC Pacific Asia Museum in Pasadena, California. [Artforum]

Gareth Nyandoro is now represented by Van Doren Waxter Gallery in New York. [ARTnews]

Samuel Rozenberg was named vice president of engineering at Artsy. [ARTnews]

Adrian Turner will go on leave from his post at Marianne Boesky Gallery. [via email announcement]

Obituaries

The Beaches of Agnès (2008) (still courtesy Ciné-Tamaris)

Larry Cohen (1936–2019), producer, screenwriter, and director of cult-classic horror films [NYT]

Linda Gregg (1942–2019), award-winning poet [NYT]

Nipsey Hussle (1985–2019), Grammy-nominated rapper and songwriter renowned in the Los Angeles hip-hop scene [Rolling Stone]

Michael Lynne (1941–2019), former co-chairman and CEO of New Line Cinema [Hollywood Reporter]

Genevieve Oswald (1921–2019), founder of the New York Public Library’s dance collection [Bend Bulletin]

Ranking Roger (1963–2019), ska musician and vocalist of the Beat and General Public [Guardian]

Gerry Stickells (1942–2019), former Queen, Jimi Hendrix, Elton John, and Paul McCartney tour and production manager [Ultimate Classic Rock]

Tejshree Thapa (1966–2019), human rights lawyer [Human Rights Watch]

Kristen Van Riel (1950–2019), president of the Henri Cartier-Bresson Foundation [via email announcement]

Agnès Varda (1928–2019), beloved artist who worked with photography, cinema, and installation over her seven-decade-long career [Hyperallergic]

David White (1939–2019), singer and songwriter who co-wrote hits from the late 1950s and early ’60s [Philly]

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