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.
Ta-Coumba T. Aiken and Seitu Jones were commissioned by the Walker Art Center to create a new work for the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden. [Artforum]
Uncle Jack Charles and Aunty Lola Greeno have received the the Red Ochre Award for lifetime achievement, which is the top National Indigenous Arts Award. Jenna Lee received the Dreaming Award for a young and emerging artist, and Jacob Boehme was awarded the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Arts Fellowship. [Art Guide Australia]
The Chicago Architecture Biennial announced the 80 contributors to its 2019 edition, titled … and other such stories. [Architectural Record]
Nalini Malani was awarded the Joan Miró Prize by the Fundació Joan Miró and the bank La Caixa in Spain. [Economic Times]
Vincent Namatjira was awarded the Ramsay Art Prize, established by the Art Gallery of South Australia. [ABC]
15 artists were selected to participate in Storm King Art Center‘s artist-in-residence program in partnership with Shandaken Projects. [Artforum]
Eyebeam’s 2020 Residency Open Call asks applicants, “How do acts of refusal manifest in one’s life and work poetically or directly?” Individual or collaborative projects are welcome to apply to create experimental, interdisciplinary works that fuse art and technology. The residency will run from January 2020 through June 2020, with a $22,000 stipend offered to all residents. Applications are due June 21. [Eyebeam]
Carla Acevedo-Yates was hired as a curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago. [via email announcement]
Claire Bessède was appointed director of the Musée National Eugène Delacroix in Paris. [La Tribune de l’Art]
Lonnie G. Bunch III, the founding director of the National Museum of African American History and Culture, will be the next secretary in the Smithsonian and the first African-American to take the role. [via email announcement]
William J. Carpenter was appointed executive director of the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art. [via email announcement]
Blair French was named chief executive officer of Carriageworks in Sydney, Australia. [Australasian Leisure Management]
João Laia was named chief curator of Helsinki’s Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma. [e-flux]
Jennifer Laurent was named curator of modern and contemporary decorative arts at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. [Artforum]
Nate Lowman is now represented by David Zwirner gallery. [via email announcement]
Knox Martin is now represented by Hollis Taggart. [via email announcement]
Wong Ping is now represented by Tanya Bonakdar Gallery. [ARTnews]
Gerry Snyder was named executive director of the art school at the University of Arkansas. [Arkansas Business]
Yukinori Yanagi is now represented by Blum & Poe. [via email announcement]
Horst H. Baumann (1934–2019), photographer, architect, and light artist [Artforum]
Robert L. Bernstein (1923–2019), publisher and human rights activist [HRW]
Jake Black (1960–2019), composer and member of Alabama 3 [AP]
Baby Jane Dexter (1946–2019), cabaret singer [Broadway World]
Tony Horwitz (1958–2019), Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author [Washington Post]
Judith Kerr (1923–2019), writer and illustrator [Guardian]
Edmund Morris (1940–2019), biographer of US Presidents Theodore Roosevelt and Ronald Reagan [LA Times]
Louis Osteen (1941–2019), Southern chef [NYT]
Binyavanga Wainaina (1971–2019), award-winning author, journalist, LGBT activist [NPR]
Geneviève Waïte (1948–2019), actress, singer and model [Deadline]
Nancy Wigginton (better known as Nan Winton) (1925–2019), first female TV newsreader at BBC [BBC]
Sol Yaged (1922–2019), jazz clarinetist [NYT]
They Managed to Mess Up an Art Heist Movie
There must be a lesson in Vasilis Katsoupis’s film Inside about the vacuousness of the art market or the claustrophobia of exhibition spaces — I just don’t care.
Ten Painful Stories of the Dutch Colonial Slave Trade
The Rijksmuseum’s traveling show strives to remind us that we are all, in some way, a part of this chapter of human history, whose legacy continues today.
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.
Textured Histories at Shiprock Santa Fe
The Santa Fe gallery features Indigenous textiles and jewelry from the early 19th century to today.
Renaissance Portrait of “Ugly Duchess” Likely Depicts a Man
A curator at London’s National Gallery believes the subject of painter Quinten Massys’s painting “is most likely a he.”
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.
Hokusai’s “Great Wave” Makes a Splash at Auction
An edition of the iconic woodblock print broke records when it sold for $2.8M this week.
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.
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.
Florida Principal Ousted Over “Pornographic” Michelangelo Sculpture
Parents complained that the famous sculpture was shown to their sixth graders.
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.
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.
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?