Support Hyperallergic’s independent arts journalism.
Oktay Ince, a Turkish filmmaker and longtime video activist, chained himself to a pole outside the culture ministry in Ankara to protest the confiscation of his archive, worth 20 years of his work. He was held in police custody and accused of terrorist propaganda. | Hyperallergic
Museum workers are urging industry-wide reform and transparency by contributing to a spreadsheet documenting their place of employment, salary rates, and demographic details like race and gender. So far, over 1,000 arts professionals have participated. | Hyperallergic
A recent study shows that artists in 18 major museums in the United States are 85% white and 87% male. Artist and data journalist Mona Chalabi responded to the research revelation with her artistic vision for museum collections if they were to represent the entire population. | Hyperallergic
The New Jersey attorney general’s office has named eight members of the Sackler family in a lawsuit against Purdue Pharma, accusing the family and their company of mismarketing OxyContin as less addictive and lethal than it was known to be. | CNN
Eleven months after protesters trolled Trump’s visit to British Parliament with a baby blimp caricature of the business tycoon, the cartoonish likeness of the reality star-turned-politician returned for President Trump’s recent visit to the UK, after protesters projected the caricature on the Cliffs of Dover. | Hyperallergic
After receiving a donation of over 100,000 art education books and kits, a nonprofit called Mister ArtSee distributed $2 million worth of art supplies and books to New York City public schools. | Hyperallergic
A cruise ship crashed into a dock and a smaller boat in Venice, Italy, leaving at least five people injured. | NBC
The grandchildren of René Gimpel, an art dealer who was killed in a concentration camp during the Holocaust, have accused the French culture ministry of blocking the restitution of André Derain paintings, currently in the collections of state museums, to the family. | The Art Newspaper
London’s National Gallery recently loaned an Artemisia Gentileschi painting to a women’s prison in England as part of its “Artemisia Visits” programming. The Italian Baroque painter’s piece, “Self Portrait as Saint Catherine of Alexandria” (1615-17) made headlines last year as the first piece by a woman artist that the National Gallery had acquired since 1991—nearly 30 years ago. This and other notable sales and acquisitions are chronicled in our latest Transactions story.
Hyperallergic is commemorating Pride Month by featuring one contemporary queer artist per day as part of a series, Queer Artists in Their Own Words.
Apply to the Firelight Media Documentary Lab, an 18-month fellowship program that supports filmmakers from racially and ethnically underrepresented communities. The program is designed for filmmakers creating their first or second long-form documentary film, focusing on underrepresented communities, whether they be “historical, investigative, personal, verité, or experimental.” The program partners filmmakers with prominent documentarians, funding, and various workshops. Applications are due June 17. [Firelight Media]
Learn about other opportunities you can apply for this month in our latest “Opportunities for Artists in June 2019.”
This Week in the Art World
Sharis Alexandrian was named director of Lévy Gorvy gallery. | ARTnews
Zalika Azim, Shelly Bahl, Mimi Bai, Julian Chams, Dain DeltaDawn, Sareh Imani, Mei Kazama, Nsenga Knight, and Gustavo Prado were selected as the summer 2019 residents for the BRICworkspace program. | via email announcement
Kathleen Bartels has stepped down as director of the Vancouver Museum. | Vancouver Sun
Jonathan Binstock was reappointed as director of the Memorial Art Gallery at the University of Rochester. | Rochester
Gavin Brown’s Enterprise closed its gallery space in the Lower East Side of Manhattan. | ARTnews
Sandy Cass was named interim COO of Artsy. | ARTnews
Judy Chicago and Jordan Peele will be honored by the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles museum’s at its annual fundraising gala this fall. | LA Times
The Dallas Museum of Art elected seven new members to its board of trustees: Thaddeus Arroyo, Kathryn W. Hall, Roger Horchow, Sophia Johnson, Barbara Thomas Lemmon, Brendan McGuire, and Vaughn O. Vennerberg II. | Artforum
Gwendolyn DuBois Shaw was named the director of history, research, and scholarship at the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery. | ArtDaily
Ja’Tovia M. Gary is now represented by Paula Cooper Gallery. | via email announcement
Joachim Homann was appointed curator of drawings for the Harvard Art Museums. | via email announcement
Allen Jones is now represented by Almine Rech gallery in France, Belgium, and China. | via email announcement
Omar Kholeif was appointed director of collections and senior curator of the Sharjah Art Foundation. | via email announcement
Carolyn Lazard is now represented by Essex Street Gallery. | Instagram
David L. Lee was appointed president of the board of the J. Paul Getty Trust. | via email announcement
Simone Leigh is now represented by David Kordansky Gallery on the West Coast. | artnet News
The estate of Georges Mathieu is now jointly represented by Nahmad Contemporary and Perrotin. | via email announcement
Marika Sardar and Michael Chagnon were named curators at the Aga Khan Museum. | Aga Khan Museum
Aki Sasamoto is now represented by Bortolami gallery. | ARTnews
Naoko Takahatake was appointed curator of prints and drawings at the Getty Research Institute. | via email announcement
Gabriella Torres Ferrer, Dalton Gata, Jorge González, Daniel Lind Ramos, Claudia Peña Salinas, Manuel Mendoza Sánchez, and Chemi Rosado-Seijo are now represented by Embajada gallery in San Juan, Puerto Rico. | ARTnews
Tina Vaz will head Facebook‘s artist residency program and Analog Research Lab. | Artforum
Marc-Olivier Wahler was appointed director of the Geneva Museum of Art and History by the Geneva City Council. | Artforum
Kara Walker and Hamza Walker received the 2019 Emily Hall Tremaine Exhibition Award for the exhibition Monuments, set to open in Los Angeles in September 2021. Respectively, Brandon Nichols Reintjes and Shannon R. Stratton were awarded 2019 Emily Hall Tremaine Exhibition Research Grants.
Hartley Waltman was appointed General Counsel, Americas at Phillips. | via email announcement
Bradford Waywell was appointed senior director of sales and acquisitions at Marianne Boesky Gallery. | via email announcement
Dede Wilsey has stepped down as president of the board of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. | San Fransisco Examiner
Robert L. Bernstein (1923–2019), publisher and human rights activist | Washington Post
Camille Billops (1933–2019), sculptor, filmmaker, archivist, printmaker, and educator | ARTnews
Leah Chase (1923–2019), New Orleans, Louisiana chef known as the “Queen of Creole Cuisine” | The Atlantic
Tony DeLap (1927–2019), abstract sculpture artist | Orange County Register
Roky Erickson (1947–2019), psychedelic rock musician and founding member of the 13th Floor Elevators | Vulture
Roger Hirson (1926–2019), Broadway | television and stage writer who wrote the book for Broadway’s Pippin | SF Gate
Tony Horowitz (1958–2019), author, journalist, and winner of the 1995 Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting | NYT
Joe Overstreet (1933–2019), Abstract Expressionist artist | artnet News
Everett Raymond Kinstler (1926–2019), portrait artist | Washington Post
Leon Redbone (1949–2019), musician | NPR
Le Anne Schreiber (1945–2019), sports journalist | USA Today
Stanley Tigerman (1930–2019), architect, theorist and designer | Architect Magazine
Virginia Zabriskie (1927–2019), art dealer | NYT
In a world delighted and entertained by displays of material excess, Diane Simpson shows that there is another possibility.
The animal carcass sculptures are gruesome yet their materials — the artist’s own discarded clothing — lend them some gentleness.
View work by over 40 experimental artists and collectives from throughout the Americas who contributed to New York’s art scene during the 1960s and ’70s.
Mr. Bernatowicz, in your introductory text you talk about the need for honesty, the disease of hypocrisy, overreaching governments. You do not fulfill a single one of your own ideals.
The biggest problem with turning Dune into a film is that the book appears increasingly derivative of generic sci-fi tropes.
This exhibition explores how images of the human body were used to provoke profound physical and emotional responses in viewers from the 15th through 18th centuries.
Ed Roberson’s motorcycle ride from Pittsburgh to the Pacific is a quest-romance, an exploration of American culture and American mythology.
The collaborative handmade paper- and printmaking center at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts publishes new works by Liz Collins and Sarah McEneaney.
The legendary performer amassed a collection of about 10,000 rare books, posters, and artwork about all things esoteric.
The proceeds will benefit the BDC’s community-centered initiatives and exhibitions.