William T. Williams (b.1942), Harlem Hearts (111 1/2 Series), 1999, acrylic on canvas, 57″ x 36″, signed; © William T. Williams; Courtesy of Michael Rosenfeld Gallery LLC, New York, NY

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.


Meriem Bennani was awarded the Eye Art & Film Prize by Amsterdam’s Eye Filmmuseum. [Artdaily]

Emmet Cohen was awarded the 2019 Cole Porter Fellowship by the American Pianists Association. [NYT]

Jimmie Durham will be awarded the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement at the 2019 Venice Biennale. [ANSA]

Charles Gaines will be awarded the 60th Edward MacDowell Medal from the MacDowell Colony. [via email announcement]

Julie Henson was named the 2019 National Artist in Residence of the Neon Museum. [via email announcement]

The NYC Department of Cultural Affairs has announced Taja Lindley, Laura Nova, Julia Weist, and Janet Zweig as its new Public Artists in Residence. [via email announcement]

Roberta Smith was bestowed the inaugural lifetime achievement award by the Dorothea and Leo Rabkin Foundation. [ARTnews]

UrbanGlass has awarded its visual artist fellowships to Dean Erdmann, Carly Mandel, and Tiffany Jaeyeon Shin. Azusa Murakami and Alexander Groves will receive visiting designer fellowships. [Artforum]

Olga Viso, Stephen Pitti, Cathy Davidson have been named fellows in residence of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. [ARTnews]

William T. Williams was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 30th Annual James A. Porter Colloquium. [via email announcement]

Lily Zhang was awarded the 2018-19 James Harrison Steedman Memorial Fellowship in Architecture by the College of Architecture and Graduate School of Architecture & Urban Design in the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts at Washington University in St. Louis.

The first group of artists participating in the 2020 Biennale of Sydney have been announced. [Broadsheet]


OK Go is inviting student artists to submit proposals for art proposals to ship into space. [OK Go]


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Nathaniel Mary Quinn, “Miss Chairs” (2014), Black charcoal, gouache, oil-pastel, and oil-paint on Coventry Vellum paper, 50 x 43 1/2 in, 127 x 110.5 cm, © Nathaniel Mary Quinn. Courtesy the artist and Gagosian.

AWHRHWAR, a Los Angeles gallery, will close this weekend. [via email announcement]

Polina Berlin was appointed director of Ortuzar Projects in Tribeca, Manhattan. [ARTnews]

Jacqueline de Jong is now represented by Pippy Houldsworth Gallery. [Pippy Houldsworth]

Maurin Dietrich was appointed director of the Kunstverein München. [Artforum]

Gagosian is opening a new space in Los Angeles in collaboration with Chef Evan Funke. [Eater]

Hauser & Wirth will open a new global headquarters and bookstore in Zürich this June. [ARTnews]

Johan Holten will be director of the Kunsthalle Mannheim. [Monopol]

Deborah Horowitz has left her position overseeing the curatorial team of the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures. [Variety]

Glenn Ligon is now represented by Hauser & Wirth. [via email announcement]

Courtney J. Martin was named director of the Yale Center for British Art. [via email announcement]

Lari Pittman is now represented by Lehmann Maupin. [ARTnews]

Nathaniel Mary Quinn is now represented by Gagosian. [ARTnews]

Gabriela Rangel was appointed artistic director of the Malba Collection. [Buenos Aires Times]

Kirra Steel has been promoted to the position of chief development officer of the International Center of Photography. [via email announcement]

Graeme Thompson was appointed worldwide head of jewelry at Phillips. [Phillips]

Carlos Urroz has been named director of TBA21 (Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary). [via email announcement]

Various Small Fires gallery opened a second location in the Hannam-dong area of Seoul, South Korea. [Artforum]


Antonio Asis (1932–2019), Op artist known for his geometric compositions [ARTnews]

Jonathan Baumbach (1933–2019), experimental novelist [NYT]

Bill Culbert (1935–2019), artist known as the “Master of Light,” working with painting, photography, and sculpture [RNZ]

Kim English (1970–2019), musician who blended gospel and dance music [NYT]

Claude Lalanne (1924–2019), sculpture with a surrealist touch [TAN]

Vonda N. McIntyre (1948–2019), science-fiction author [Guardian

Dan Robbins (1925–2019), originator of the paint-by-numbers phenomenon [Smithsonian]

Sydel Silverman (1933–2019), anthropologist, scholar, teacher, historian, and preservationist [NYT]

Bob Slade (1948–2019), veteran radio host who discussed social issues affecting the Black Community on the weekly show Open Line [The Source]

Lyle Tuttle (1931–2019), tattoo artist and historian [SF Chronicle]

Matthew Underwood (1983–2019), electronic musician and one of the founding editors of Headmaster Magazine [Boy Culture]

Ed Westcott (1922–2019), government photographer who documented life in Oak Ridge, a secret city in Tennessee where uranium was enriched to develop the atom bomb during World War II [NYT]

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