Week in Review is a weekly collection of news, developments, and stirrings in the art world. Subscribe to receive these posts as a weekly newsletter.
Created by artists Gan Golan and Andrew Boyd, the Climate Clock in New York City’s Union Square counts down how long it will take, at current rates of emissions, to deplete the earth’s “carbon budget.”
Nathalie Bondil, who was dismissed from the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts in July, is suing its board for defamation, claiming $1.5 million in punitive and moral damages.
Artist Adrian Wilson renamed Manhattan’s 50th Street station to read “Ruth St.” after the death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced the creation of a commission to create a statue of Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
Several filmmakers and international guests canceled their participation in this year’s edition of the Docaviv festival in Tel Aviv, in solidarity with the BDS movement.
Samia Halaby and Rachid Koraichi are among dozens of Arab artists who have pledged to boycott cultural activities sponsored by the United Arab Arab Emirates due to its normalization agreement with Israel.
In Florida, 700,000 citizens who completed prison time and parole may be ineligible to vote. With only a week until Florida’s bail payment deadline, the New York-based gallery Canada wants to help by creating an online fundraiser.
An edition of Maurizio Cattelan’s viral sculpture “Comedian” (2019) was donated to the Guggenheim Museum.
With $20 million raised since April, Artist Relief announced that it will extend its initial September deadline for applications to December 10, 2020.
SpottheTroll.org, created by researchers at Clemson University in South Carolina, is designed to help you learn more about trolls and how to spot them online.
See the new emoji coming to iOS in 2021.
Awards & Accolades
The Art Museum Futures Fund from the Mellon Foundation will award between $600,000 to $5.5 million to 12 mid-sized institutions across the nation, including the Brooklyn Museum and El Museo del Barrio.
Arts.Black of Detroit, Michigan; BOMB and the Brooklyn Rail of Brooklyn, New York; Bmore Art of Baltimore, Maryland; Burnaway of Atlanta, Georgia; Glasstire of Houston, Texas; the Maine Arts Journal of Portland, Maine; the New Art Examiner of Chicago, Illinois; and X-TRA of Los Angeles, California were awarded $20,000 grants by the Dorothea and Leo Rabkin Foundation.
Mohamed Bourouissa was awarded the 2020 Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation prize.
Teresa Kittler was appointed the 2020-2021 Scholar-in-Residence at Magazzino Italian Art.
Peter Williams was awarded the Artists’ Legacy Foundation’s 2020 Artist Award.
Xavier Hufkens now represents Huma Bhabha.
Miwon Kwon has joined the Board of Directors of the Mike Kelley Foundation for the Arts.
Simon Lee Gallery now represents Rachel Howard.
The Museum of Contemporary Art in Tucson has appointed Kate Green as its executive director.
The estate of Takis is now represented by White Cube.
Rebecca Wei was announced as a partner of Lévy Gorvy Asia.
Stephen F. Cohen (1938–2020), historian of Russia | New York Times
Sir Harold Evans (1928–2020), publisher and muckraking author | Associated Press
Juliette Gréco (1927–2020), actress and cabaret singer | Washington Post
Winston Groom (1943–2020), author of Forrest Gump | BBC
Roy Charles Hammond (1939–2020), soul singer, songwriter, and producer known as Roy C | New York Times
Christian Liaigre (1943–2020), interior designer | Dezeen
Sterling Magee (1936–2020), blues musician and one-half of the duo Satan and Adam | New York Times
Anne Stevenson (1933–2020), poet and Sylvia Plath biographer | Telegraph
A new box set of four of the Iranian director’s features offers a great opportunity to get to know his singular style.
It’s not a “greatest hits” show, or a comprehensive survey; rather, it is a starting point to reconsider an expansive vision of Chicana/o art.
Shows at the Hudson Valley’s Hessel Museum of Art feature artists Dara Birnbaum and Martine Syms, as well as new scholarship on Black melancholia as an artistic and critical practice.
“I’m focused on contemporary Native American stories, the modern-day ups and downs of that lifestyle, but I’m not trying to do it in a traditional manner,” the award-winning filmmaker told Hyperallergic in an interview.
The Tweet comparing an ominous screen capture from the Tucker Carlson Show to one of Holzer’s Truisms is being sold as an NFT to benefit crucial organizations in the wake of the Supreme Court decision.
PLEASE SEND TO REAL LIFE: Ray Johnson Photographs reveals the “career in photography” that occupied the artist in the last three years of his life.
Rapper Maykel “Osorbo” Pérez was sentenced to nine years.
On the day of the Supreme Court’s decision to undo 50 years of constitutional rights to abortion, artist Elana Mann’s “protest rattles” feel especially poignant and urgent.
Contemporary Black-Indigenous women artists Rodslen Brown, Joelle Joyner, Moira Pernambuco, Paige Pettibon, Monica Rickert-Bolter, and Storme Webber are featured in this digital exhibition.
This week, Title IX celebrates 50 years, the trouble with pronouns, a writer’s hilarious response to plagiarism allegations, and much more.
Since antiquity, women’s eyebrows have been sites of intense scrutiny, constantly shifting between trend cycles.
A landmark show of 30 artists at Jeffrey Deitch gallery in New York keeps the category of Asian figuration open-ended.