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.
Amanda Abi Khalil, Firelei Báez, Tania El Khoury, Regina José Galindo, Bouchra Khalili, Guadalupe Maravilla, Tinashe Mushakavanhu and Nontsikelelo Mutiti, Cristina Ibarra and Alex Rivera, and Kaneza Schaal have been selected as the 2019 recipients of the Soros Arts Fellowships by Open Society Foundations in New York. [ARTnews]
Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Helen Cammock, Oscar Murillo, and Tai Shani have been shortlisted for the 2019 Turner Prize. [ARTnews]
The Architectural League has announced the winners of “Just,” the 38th annual Architectural League Prize for Young Architects + Designers program: Cyrus Peñarroyo; Virginia Black, Gabrielle Printz, and Rosana Elkhatib; Gregory Melitonov; Jennifer Bonner; Mira Hasson Henry; and Rachel Barnard. [via email announcement]
Bahar Behbahani, Todd Bienvenu, Sharon Louden, Noah Lyon, Craig Anthony Miller, and Kate Teale are the recipients of the 2019 Cultural Space Subsidy Program. [via email announcement]
Art historian Yve-Alain Bois was selected as the 2020 Mellon Lecturer at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC. [artnet]
The Graham Foundation has awarded 63 new grants, valuing over $460,000 to support projects on architecture. [Graham Foundation]
The HMS Caroline in Belfast, Nottingham Contemporary, Pitt Rivers Museum in Oxford, St Fagans National Museum of History, and V&A Dundee were shortlisted for Art Fund‘s Museum of the Year 2019 award. [via email announcement]
Cameron Welch was honored with the One River School‘s first-ever Emerging Art Award. [via email announcement]
Kehinde Wiley will be honored with the Gordon Parks Foundation Award in June 2019. [via email announcement]
Randy Wray was awarded the inaugural Irving Sandler Prize by the Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program. [via email announcement]
The 2019-2020 program cycle of Queer|Art|Mentorship forges new relationships between early-career and established LGBTQ+ artists and curators by partnering mentors with a mentee in their field. To receive an application, one must submit an intention to apply via email before May 30. Official applications open on May 12 and close July 18. [Q|A|M]
Applications are open for the Work in Progress (WIP) residency for textile artists and designers. WIP says “residents have access to a studio in TAC Manhattan’s store-front window for one month and (re)create an active studio of their work.” The program encourages “artists to use the space as a working studio, displaying tools, materials and their artwork in various stages of progress.” Applications are due May 6. [WIP]
Learn about other opportunities you can apply for this month in our latest “Opportunities for Artists in May 2019.”
Marina Garcia-Vasquez was named editor-in-chief of Artsy Editorial.[ARTnews]
Victoria Gelfand-Magalhaes was appointed Lévy Gorvy’s president of Europe. [Financial Times]
Elizabeth Humphrey was appointed curatorial assistant and manager of student programs at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art. [via email announcement]
Miriam Katzeff was appointed deputy director of Artists Space in downtown New York. [ARTnews]
Jutta Koether is now represented by Lévy Gorvy. [via email announcement]
Adrien Meyer was promoted to Christie’s chairman of global private sales. [ARTnews]
David Norman was named chairman of the Americas at Phillips. [via email announcement]
Sanjit Sethi was named president of the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. [GW Today]
Yayoi Shionoiri was named executive director of the estate of Chris Burden.[ARTnews]
Linda Stark is now represented by David Kordansky Gallery in Los Angeles. [via email announcement]
Susan Talbott, executive director of the Fabric Workshop and Museum in Philadelphia, has announced her retirement. [via email announcement]
Helen Toomer was named fair director of the Fine Art Print Fair. [via email announcement]
Daisy Wang Yiyou was appointed deputy director of Hong Kong’s Palace Museum. [SCMP]
Steve Golin (1955–2019), film and television producer [LA Times]
Heather Harper (1930–2019), soprano who debuted with the Royal Opera in 1962 [Herald Scotland]
Ken Kercheval (1935–2019), actor [Guardian]
Martin Kilson (1931–2019), the first African American to receive full tenure at Harvard University [The Grio]
John L’Heureux (1934–2019), author, poet, and professor [Stanford]
Truman Lowe (1944–2019), artist and professor emeritus at the University of Wisconsin–Madison [U-W Madison]
Marilyn Mason (1925–2019), concert organist, recording artist, and professor [Antelope Valley Press]
Fay McKenzie (1918–2019), singer and actress [Hollywood Reporter]
Mark Medoff (1940–2019), Tony and Oscar award-winning playwright [LA Times]
Ira Neimark (1921–2019), author and retail executive who served as Chairman and CEO of Bergdorf Goodman [NYT]
Gordon Newton (1948–2019), Detroit-based visual artist [Freep]
John Singleton (1968–2019), film director, screenwriter, and producer who became the first African American and youngest person ever nominated for the Academy Award for Best Director [The New Yorker]
Douglas Williams (1938–2019), Chicago sculptor and community artist who was heavily involved with the South Side Community Art Center [Chicago Tribune]
Michael Wolf (1954–2019), photographer [Inman]
Goya’s Coded Love Letter to the Duchess of Alba
Goya neatly clothes himself in his own world of fantasy: He will have her in the end. In life, where the climate is much chillier, it was, alas, to be otherwise.
Witches Take Over Westchester
Bowen’s multimedia art is an alchemical mix of the sensuous and arcane, and it is more than a little witchy.
The Public Theater Explores the Hurricane Katrina Diaspora in shadow/land
Written by Erika Dickerson-Despenza and directed by Candis C. Jones, this lyrical meditation on legacy, erotic fugitivity, and self-determination is on view in NYC.
14 Art Books and Catalogues We’re Reading This Month
Anthologies and catalogues on feminist art in Latin America, Native mound building, Armenian photography, and more are on our reading list.
Saudi Arabia Announces $1M “Freedom of Expression” Art Award
Kanye West, Roman Polanski, and Carl Andre are among the shortlisted artists.
The Rubin Museum Presents Death Is Not the End
Tibetan Buddhist and Christian works of art made across 12 centuries explore death, the afterlife, and the desire to continue to exist. On view in NYC.
British Museum Offers Greece “Exclusive NFT” of the Parthenon Marbles
“With the power of blockchain technology, there will be no question who the real owner is,” said a British Museum spokesperson.
MoMA to Co-Curate Exhibition With NYPD
Arrest Me, Daddy hopes to cast a more positive light on the work of law enforcement officers.
When I Am Empty Please Dispose of Me Properly
Ayanna Dozier, Ilana Harris-Babou, Meena Hasan, Lucia Hierro, Catherine Opie, Chuck Ramirez, and Pacifico Silano explore the myths of the American Dream at Brooklyn’s BRIC House.
Repatriation-Inspired Fragrance Line Hopes to Heal Collector Wounds
The exotic scents of the Rapatriement line offer solace and joy to dismayed collectors who were forced to return looted artifacts.
Mediocre Painting Thought AI-Generated Revealed as Work of Real Artist
Visitors who spoke to Hyperallergic said they were “horrified” to learn that a human could come up with such a banal and poorly executed artwork.
Pratt’s 2023 Fine Arts MFA Thesis Exhibition Is On View in Brooklyn
The two-part exhibition features the work of 41 graduating artists across disciplines, including painting, sculpture, printmaking, and integrated practices.
Prince Harry to Star in New Van Gogh Biopic
The estranged prince said he took the role to raise awareness of mental health issues.
Newly Discovered Trove of Vermeer Works Reveals He Painted Mainly Dogs
A cache of 243 paintings found in an English castle, all depicting canine subjects, suggests Vermeer’s true aspiration was to become a dog portraitist.