MFA Boston acquires Henryk Ross Photographs — and more –


Friday February 26

ICA Boston names 2021 James and Audrey Foster Award winners
The Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, revealed the 2021 recipients of its James and Audrey Foster Award, created in 1999 to recognize the work of artists in the Boston area. The recipients are Marlon Forrester, whose paintings, drawings, collages and multimedia works focus on black male figures; Eben Haines, who creates paintings, drawings, sculptures and installations about how history is constructed; and Dell Marie Hamilton, which examines memory, gender, history and citizenship in its practice which encompasses performance, video, painting and photography. The recipients’ works will be featured in an exhibition when the museum opens on August 25.

ChertLüdde adds four artists to its list
Berlin gallery ChertLüdde added four artists to their list: Rosemary Mayer, Vincent trasov, Agnes Scherer, and Juan Antonio Olivares. Scherer’s first solo show with the gallery will open in April, and Olivares will get his first solo show at the gallery in September.

Honor to Titus.
Kingsley Ifill / Courtesy of Timothy Taylor

Thursday February 25

Timothy Taylor now represents Honor Titus
Timothy taylor, who maintains spaces in New York and London, now represents the Los Angeles-based artist Honor to Titus. Self-taught musician and painter, Titus is known for his portraits of people depicted in moments of leisure or solitude, what he calls “fragmented street scenes”. Honor’s work has been featured in group exhibitions at the Sade Gallery and Karma, New York, and he had his first solo exhibition at artist Henry Taylor’s gallery in downtown Los Angeles in January 2020. Honor’s work is currently on display at Timothy Taylor’s in New York until March 27. The gallery will present a solo booth of Honor’s paintings at Frieze London in October.

Curator Alana Hernandez appointed CEO of Phoenix Arts Nonprofit
The Phoenix-based arts association CALA Alliance (Celebración Artística de las Américas) appointed Alana hernandez as the next Executive Director and Curator, effective March 1. Hernandez was most recently Assistant Curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art in San Diego, where she organized the group show “To Tame a Wild Tongue: Art after Chicanismo” and “Experiments on Stone: Four Women Artists from the Tamarind Lithography Workshop. As curatorial assistant at the Whitney Museum in New York, she worked on the institution’s “Vida Americana” and Grant Wood exhibitions.

Darren Bader joins the Company
Berlin gallery Society now represents Darren bader in collaboration with Andrew Kreps Gallery, Sadie Coles HQ, Galleria Franco Noero and Blum & Poe. Bader, whose multifaceted practice spans sculpture, video, performance, writing, etc., is recognized for his conceptual, often ironic installations of ineffable combinations of objects.

Hollis Taggart now represents Tim Kent
Tim kent, who is known for his paintings of architectural spaces, joined the New York-based gallery’s contemporary program Hollis taggart. The artist’s work will appear in a group exhibition at the gallery space in Southport, Connecticut later this year, as well as a solo exhibition at her flagship Chelsea in March 2022. Kent has previously had presentations solo at the Slag Gallery in New York, and he has upcoming solo exhibitions at the Patrick Mikhail Gallery in Montreal and at the Pilevneli Gallery in Istanbul.

Independent Curators International Announces First Curatorial Research Fellows
The New York artistic association International independent curators named the recipients of a new Conservation Research Fellowship program focused on supporting research and conservation projects in communities living along the Mississippi River. The fellows are Brandon alvendia and Lydia Y. Nichols, both of whom have previously attended ICI’s intensive conservation internships in New Orleans. Alvendia will research alternative artist-run spaces, creative collaboration, and other DIY initiatives in the area, and Nichols will conduct environmental and ethnographic research on black motherhood and mobility in communities from the Gulf to the sources of the Mississippi.

Wednesday, February 24

Creative Capital appoints new President and CEO
The New York-based nonprofit Creative capital named Christine kuan, who is currently CEO and Director of Sotheby’s Institute of Art in New York, as the next President and Executive Director. Previously, she worked as Director of Conservation and Director of Strategic Partnerships at Artsy. Kuan will take up his new role on March 22.

Christine Kuan.

Christine Kuan.
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Cameron Shaw appointed CEO of CAAM
The African American Museum of California in Los Angeles appointed Cameron Shaw as the next general manager of the establishment. Shaw has been Deputy Director and Chief Curator of CAAM since 2019. During her tenure, she hired key positions at the museum, including bringing in Taylor Renee Aldridge as Curator of Visual Arts. With Yael Lipschutz, she is working on the exhibition “World Without End: The George Washington Carver Project”, which will be featured as part of the Getty Foundation’s 2024 Pacific Standard Time initiative.

The Guggenheim Foundation adds two directors
The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation elected two new directors to its board of directors: Thomas R. Ellis and Brian robinson. Ellis is a co-founder of asset management firm Cantillon Capital Management and also serves on the board of directors of the School of American Ballet at Lincoln Center. Robinson is a partner at Goldman Sachs, where he heads the company’s senior brokerage sales division in the Americas.

The Nicodim Gallery now represents Larry Madrigal
Larry madrigal, who is known for his figurative paintings that explore the banality and volatility of everyday life, joined the Los Angeles-based gallery Nicodim. He has previously exhibited at the Wausau Museum of Contemporary Art in Wisconsin, the Shemer Art Center and Museum in Phoenix, the Tuscon Museum of Art and elsewhere.

Boijmans Van Beuningen Recieven Museum Gift of Federico Carasso
The Boijmans Van Beuningen Museum in Rotterdam received a large donation of prints, drawings and collages from the late Italian-Dutch sculptor Federico “Fred” Carasso. Compiled over decades by the artist’s son, the bequest includes more than 500 works on paper, including dozens of illustrations, figure studies and colleges that follow Carasso’s progression from surrealism to pop art. Carasso spent most of his life in the Netherlands, and in 2011 the museum organized the first study of his drawings.

Camille Turner, Afronautic Research Lab Newfoundland, 2019, video installation.

Camille Turner, Afronautic Research Lab Newfoundland, 2019, video installation.
Courtesy of the Toronto Art Biennale

Tuesday, February 23rd

Toronto Art Biennale postpones second edition
The Toronto Art Biennale announced that its second edition will be postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. Initially scheduled from September 25 to December 5, 2021, the Biennale is now scheduled to take place from March 26 to June 5, 2022 in several venues across the Canadian city. The third edition of the biennial will be postponed until autumn 2024.

Monday February 22

MFA Boston acquires 48 Henryk Ross photographers
Collector Howard greenberg donated 48 photographs of Henrik ross to the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. The images depict life in the Lodz ghetto in Poland during the Holocaust, and they range from official photographs taken for the ghetto statistics department to unofficial photographs secretly captured by Ross. The images were originally given by Ross to another survivor or to the Lodz ghetto, who brought them to New York in 1947.

Henryk Ross, 'Untitled from Litzmann (Lodz) Ghetto', 1940-45, gelatin silver print.

Henryk Ross, Untitled from the Litzmann ghetto (Lodz), 1940-1945, gelatin silver print.
Gift of Howard Greenberg in honor of Jacques Preis / Courtesy Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Phillips Appoints New Senior Vice President and Senior International Design Specialist
The auction house Phillips named Beth vilinsky as new senior vice president and senior international design specialist for the Americas team. Vilinsky will be based in New York. A renowned expert on Tiffany glass, she joined Phillips after working at Christie’s, where she spent two decades collaborating on sales of mid-century modern design. Vilinksy also spent five years with Bonhams and six years with his own consulting group.

The Aperture Foundation appoints seven new members of the Board of Directors
The New York based Opening foundation made seven new appointments to its board of directors. The new trustees are: Julie bedard, Head of Skadden’s International Arbitration and Litigation Group for the Americas; Kwame Samori Brathwaite, Director of the Kwame Brathwaite Archives; artist Lyle ashton harris; photographer Lindsay McCrum; Colette Veasey Cullors, photographer and founding associate vice president of the Center for Organizing, Representation and Empowerment at the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore; Casey taylor weyand, managing director of Morgan Stanley in New York; and Deborah Willis, professor and chair of the photography and imaging department at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. They will join the organization’s board of directors in April.


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