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.
Maria Bauman-Morales, Rodrigo Bellott, Kate Bornstein, Mashuq Mushtaq Deen, Lola Flash, Gayatri Gopinath, Yve Laris Cohen, Thomas J. Lax, Charles Rice-González, and Hao Wu were named the mentors for the 2019-2020 program cycle of Queer|Art|Mentorship program. [via email announcement]
The Biennale de Lyon has announced the 50+ artists participating in its 15th edition, titled Where the Waters Mix. [ARTnews]
The Chicago Artists Coalition has awarded 15 artists $2,000 micro-grants, including Alexandra Antoine, Gregory Bae, Rose Blouin, Laksha Dantran, Coriama Davis, Kevin Demery, Ashley Freeby, Jacquelyn Guerrero, Candace Hunter, Liang Luscombe, SaraNoa Mark, Meida McNeil, Carlos Barberena de la Rocha, Dorian Sylvain,and Chunbo Zhang. [via email announcement]
Hadi Fallahpisheh and Devin N. Morris are the recipients of Artadia‘s $10,000 2019 New York Awards. [ARTnews]
Parker Ito was named the new resident of the Artist Studio at Bellagio. [via email announcement]
Rick Kinsel has joined the board of trustees of New York University’s Institute of Fine Arts. [via email announcement]
Locust Projects has announced the recipients of its 2019 WaveMaker grants. [WaveMaker]
Mark McKnight was awarded the 2019 Portfolio Prize by Aperture Foundation. [Aperture]
The San Francisco Art Institute will bestow artist and Black Panther Party Minister of Culture Emory Douglas with an Honorary Doctor of Fine Arts, and Ericka Huggins and Barbara Easley-Cox, Black Panther Party leaders, human rights activists, and educators, with the Douglas G. MacAgy Distinguished Achievement Award. [via email announcement]
Darren Walker, president of the Ford Foundation, was honored by the Architectural League with their 2019 President’s Medal. [via email announcement]
The Ellies, Miami’s visual arts awards presented by Oolite Arts, is offering $500,000 in funding to Miami-Dade’s visual artists and art teachers. The program provides grants ranging from $2,500 to $25,000 for new works, and $5,000 travel grants for K-12 art teachers. One artist will receive the Michael Richards Award, an unrestricted $75,000 award and commission from Oolite Arts in collaboration with The Bass, Miami Beach’s contemporary art museum. Applications are due May 20. [The Ellies]
The VIA Arts Prize has launched its call for entries. The prize’s mission is to deepen cultural awareness of Latin American, Spanish, and Portuguese arts and cultures in the UK. UK-based artists of any nationality are invited to submit an original artwork specifically inspired by Ibero-American arts and culture. Applications are due September 30. [Via Arts Prize]
Beverly Adams was named the Estrellita Brodsky Curator of Latin American Art at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. [MoMA]
Teresa Burga is now represented by Alexander Gray Associates Gallery in New York. [ARTnews]
Valerie Gay was appointed deputy director for audience engagement and chief experience officer at the Barnes Foundation. [via email announcement]
Clara Ha, a former partner at New York’s Paul Kasmin Gallery, will open her own gallery, CHART, in Tribeca. [artnet]
Amy Homma was named director of education and public engagement of the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures in Los Angeles. [via email announcement]
Kelly Huang was appointed co-director of Gagosian San Francisco. [ARTnews]
Anastasia Karpova Tinari was appointed director of Richard Gray Gallery in New York and Chicago. [ARTnews]
The Paul Klee family is now represented by David Zwirner gallery. [via email announcement]
Kirsten Paisley will serve as the next director of Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki in New Zealand. [Artforum]
Kat Sapera was appointed co-director of Grimm gallery in New York and Amsterdam. [ARTnews]
Warren Adler (1927–2019), novelist, playwright, and poet [Variety]
Josine Ianco-Starrels (1926–2019), curator who shaped the Los Angeles art scene [LA Times]
Kazuhiko Kato (1937–2019), manga artist known as Monkey Punch [Japan Today]
Kazue Kobata (1946–2019), Japanese curator, professor, translator, and former Artforum contributing editor [Artforum]
Claude Lalanne (1925–2019), French artist known for her surrealistic jewelry and sculptures [WWD]
Benon Lutaaya (1985–2019), artist who worked in paint, colage, and mixed media, and was co-director of Room Gallery and Projects in Johannesburg, South Africa [ARTnews]
Lyra McKee (1990–2019), journalist and editor [CBS]
David V. Picker (1931–2019), motion picture executive and producer [Variety]
Mavis Pusey (1928–2019), distinguished painter, printmaker, and teacher [The Studio Museum in Harlem]
Barbara Schultz (1927–2019), television producer [NYT]
Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian (1922–2019), mosaic artist who merged traditional Iranian art forms and Western Modernism [The Third Line gallery]
Gary Stewart (1957–2019), veteran of Rhino Records and Apple Music known in the LA rock scene [Variety]
Gene Wolfe (1931–2019), science fiction artist [EW]
Henry Wollman Bloch (1922–2019), major philanthropist at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, Missouri [via email announcement]
Jayne Wrightsman (1919–2019), arts philanthropist who bestowed the Metropolitan Museum of Art with some of its most important European paintings [Vogue]
Join Hyperallergic for an online conversation with cultural organizer and curator La Tanya S. Autry on February 1 at 7pm (EST).
This week, the Tonga eruption as captured from space, Boston gets a big gift of Dutch and Flemish painting, 30 years of New Queer Cinema, an important Marcel Breuer house is demolished, and much more.
At this free online summit, hear from architects Tadao Ando and Lesley Lokko; artist Himali Singh Soin; author Amitav Ghosh; design studio Formafantasma; and more.
Being bowled over by an unknown artist’s first one-person show does not happen often but when it does, it renews your faith that the art world is not just about buzz and hype.
Surrealist images of a Rice Krispies box or Yukon Gold potato explore how data is transformed into the visual language called art.
This immersive video installation utilizes waterscape scenes to speak about concepts such as existence, intimacy, healing, and aquatic ecology.
What is wonderful about the online photography exhibition What Have We Stopped Hiding? is that one is given entrée to the internal monologue of the artists featured in the show.
Self-taught artists were invited to exhibit, and sell, their fuzzy stacks of pancakes and tasseled tapestries.
Curator, educator, and transdisciplinary artist Jova Lynne is coming from MOCAD to lead Temple Contemporary exhibitions and public programs.
Our culture seems obsessed with the artist/model relationship, portrayed in countless movies and narratives as a relationship that is lustful and scandalous.
Creator Art Spiegelman said he was “baffled” by the decision and called the school board’s behavior “Orwellian.”
The winners of this year’s Ocean Art Underwater Photo Contest prove that life is indeed better under the sea.