Celebrity Culture: Art Movements

Celebrity Culture: Art Movements

Celebrity Culture:

Celebrity Culture:
Sun & Sea (Marina) by Rugilė Barzdžiukaitė, Vaiva Grainytė, and Lina Lapelytė at the Venice Biennale’s Lithuanian pavilion (courtesy of Daria Kravchuk)

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.

Celebrity Culture: Accolades

Faig Ahmed, Rana Begum, Benji Boyadgian, Rodrigo Hernandez, Servet Koçyiğit, Outi Pieski, Randi & Katrine, Wael Shawky, and Jorinde Voigt are the first participating artists in Istanbul Modern’s International Artist Residency Program. [Artforum]

The Black Art Futures Fund has announced the recipients of its spring 2019 grants: African American Shakespeare Company, California; Bailey’s Cafe, New York; viBe Theater Experience, New York; Castle of our Skins, Massachusetts; the Center for Afrofuturist Studies, Iowa; and TILA Studios, Georgia. [Artforum]

The Herb Alpert Foundation and the California Institute of the Arts have announced the winners of this year’s Herb Alpert Award in the Arts: Meshell Ndegeocello, Beatriz Santiago Muñoz, Lloyd Suh, Pam Tanowitz, and Cecilia Vicuña. [via email announcement]

Tony Costa was awarded the $70,000 Archibald Prize for Australian portraiture by Sydney’s Art Gallery of New South Wales. [Art Asia Pacific]

The Fondation Prince Pierre de Monaco has shortlisted three artworks for its international contemporary art prize: Yto Barrada’s “Tree Identification for Beginners”(2017); Arthur Jafa’s “Love Is the Message, The Message Is Death” (2016); and Rayyane Tabet’s “FRAGMENTS” (2016–ongoing). [ArtDaily]

The Golden Lion prize at the 2019 Venice Biennale was awarded to Arthur Jafa for his film White Noise. [ARTnews]

The Lithuanian pavilion was also awarded the Golden Lion for its climate change opera, Sun & Sea (Marina), by Rugilė Barzdžiukaitė, Vaiva Grainytė, and Lina Lapelytė. [NYT]

Aleksandra Jaeschke was awarded this year’s Wheelwright Prize. [ArchDaily]

Boonserm Premthada won the Royal Academy Dorfman Award for Architecture, awarded by London’s Royal Academy of Arts. [Artforum]

Celebrity Culture: Opportunities

As part of the program Destination>Brooklyn, the Office of the Brooklyn Borough President, One Brooklyn Fund, and NYC & Company Foundation are awarding $1,500 grants to Brooklyn-based 501c3 organizations to create, produce, and distribute print and online promotional materials for the grantee’s organization and emphasizing borough tourism. Applications are due June 6. [Brooklyn Arts Council]

Learn about other opportunities you can apply for this month in our latest “Opportunities for Artists in May 2019.”

Celebrity Culture: Transitions

Celebrity Culture:
Meleko Mokgosi, “Acts of Resistance I” (2018), oil on canvas, 108 x 108 x 2 inches(© Meleko Mokgosi, courtesy the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York)

Travis Chamberlain was promoted to executive director of Queer|Art in New York. [via email announcement]

John Divola is now represented by Office Baroque in Brussels. [via email announcement]

Cody Hartley was named director of the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum in New Mexico. [ArtDaily]

Galina Mardilovich was appointed curator of Russian and European art at Amherst College’s Mead Art Museum. [via email announcement]

Meleko Mokgosi was appointed as an associate professor in painting and printmaking, on a tenure track, at the Yale School of Art. [via email announcement]

Lanka Tattersall was appointed curator of drawings and prints at the Museum of Modern Art. [Artforum]

Celebrity Culture: Obituaries

Chris Albertson (1931–2019), biographer of blues singer Bessie Smith who spearheaded a reissue of her complete recordings [Syncopated Times]

Max Azria (1949–2019), fashion designer [WWD]

Susan Beschta (1952–2019), former frontwoman of 1970s punk bank The Erasers who later became a human rights lawyer and immigration judge [Celebrity Access]

Doris Day (1922–2019), famed actress and singer [AP]

Eva de La O (1931–2019), lyric soprano and founder of a chamber music ensemble that worked with Hispanic classical composers and performers [NYT]

Hannelore Elsner (1942–2019), German television and film actress [Hollywood Reporter]

Jim Fowler (1930–2019), zoologist and television host [LA Times]

Verna Hart (1961–2019), painter who was mentored by Romare Bearden [NY Daily News]

Chuck Kinder (1942–2019), novelist [NYT]

Andrei Kramarevsky (1929–2019), dancer and teacher at the School of American Ballet [NYT]

Art Kunkin (1928–2019), founder of the Los Angeles Free Press [NYT]

Lenora Lapidus (1963–2019), lawyer with the American Civil Liberties Union who pushed the organization to fight for gender equality for women who were not middle class and white [NYT]

Peggy Lipton (1946–2019), actress, model, and singer [LA Times]

John Lukacs (1924–2019), historian [LA Times]

Thomas Nozkowski (1944–2019), abstract painter [ARTnews]

Robert Pear (1949–2019), health care reporter for the New York Times [SF Chronicle]

Warren H. Phillips (1926–2019), journalist, publishing industry executive, former Wall Street Journal publisher, and former chief executive officer of Dow Jones & Company [WSJ]

Alvin Sargent (1927–2019), Spider-Man screenwriter [BBC]

Gloria Schiff (1928–2019), fashion editor at Vogue and philanthropist [NYT]

Nobuo Sekine (1942–2019), influential Japanese sculptor and conceptual artist [Artsy]

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