Newest Information in Black Artwork: Frank Bowling Wins Hahn Prize, Deidrea Miller Heading Communications at Christie’s Americas, Kellie Jones is New Chair of African American Research at Columbia & Extra


Newest Information in Black Artwork options information updates and developments on this planet of artwork and associated tradition


Guyana-born British painter Frank Bowling gained the 2022 Wolfgang Hahn Prize. | Photograph by Sacha Bowling


Awards & Honors

MUSEUM LUDWIG IN COLOGNE, GERMANY, awarded the 2022 Wolfgang Hahn Prize to Guyana-born British painter Frank Bowling. The prize features a solo exhibition at Museum Ludwig, accompanying catalog, and a most of roughly $116,000 to fund the acquisition of the artist’s work for the museum’s assortment. Zoé Whitley, director of Chisenhale Gallery in London, served on the jury that chosen Bowling. He’ll obtain the award at a ceremony held subsequent 12 months on Nov. 15. Kerry James Marshall (2014) and Betye Saar (2020) are amongst earlier winners of the prize. | Artforum


Hans Hofman Professor of Trendy Artwork Kellie Jones is the brand new chair of the Division of African American and African Diaspora Research at Columbia College. | Photograph by Michael Divito, Courtesy Columbia College



Columbia College appointed Kellie Jones (above) chair of the Division of African American and African Diaspora Research. Jones has been on school at Columbia since 2006. A curator and artwork historian, she is the Hans Hofman Professor of Trendy Artwork within the Division of Artwork Historical past and Archaeology at Columbia. A 2016 MacArthur Fellow, Jones authored “South of Pico: African American Artists in Los Angeles within the Sixties and Seventies” and “EyeMinded: Residing and Writing Modern Artwork.” She additionally curated “Now Dig This! Artwork and Black Los Angeles, 1960-1980” on the Hammer Museum and co-curated “Witness: Artwork and Civil Rights within the Sixties” on the Brooklyn Museum, amongst different exhibitions.

Earlier this month, Anita Bateman (above proper) joined the Museum of Fantastic Arts, Houston, as affiliate curator of contemporary and up to date artwork. Bateman beforehand served as a Mellon curatorial fellow at RISD Museum in Windfall, R.I., and holds a Ph.D., in artwork historical past and visible tradition from Duke College in Durham, N.C.

Taking up a key function at one of many prime two public sale homes on this planet, Deidrea Miller (under) is the brand new head of communications, for Christie’s Americas. Serving as a member of Christie’s Americas Government Committee, Miller might be based mostly in New York and oversee strategic communications for North, Central, and South America. She joins Christie’s from Brunswick Arts in New York, the place she served as a director, advising artwork establishments and luxurious manufacturers. Beforehand, Miller was deputy communications director for New York Metropolis Mayor Invoice de Blasio.

IMAGE: Above proper, Curator Anita Bateman. | Courtesy Museum of Fantastic Arts, Houston


Deidrea Miller is head of communications at Christie’s Americas. | Courtesy Christie’s


Bard School

The Heart for Curatorial Research at Bard School (CCS Bard) is staging a landmark scholarly convention. Reshaping the Area: Arts of the African Diasporas on Show will discover pioneering Black artwork exhibitions in the USA and the UK and contemplate how exhibition making over the previous century has formed our understanding of Black artwork and artists. The keynote audio system are Bridget Cooks on “Artwork, Museums, and the Worry of a Black Planet,” and Monique Renee Scott on “Museums and the Anthropological Delusion-Making of Africa.” Presenters additionally embody Richard Powell, Cheryl Finley, Julie McGee, Kobena Mercer, Serubiri Moses, Jamaal B. Sheats, Marlene Smith, Lucy Steeds, and Brittany Webb. The digital convention is organized by Bard Professor and CCS Luma Scholar Nana Adusei-Poku. Registration is free.

CCS Bard Galleries is staging a particular exhibition on the event of the digital convention Reshaping the Area: Arts of the African Diasporas. Curated by Serubiri Moses, “The Open Work: An Exhibition Historical past of Elvira Dyangani Ose” (Nov. 4-14, 2021 ) examines the work of Elvira Dyangani Ose, who was just lately appointed director of Museu d’Artwork Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA). The Spanish-born curator is the primary Black particular person to guide the museum.

Bard Graduate Heart and Bard School introduced the joint appointment of Drew Thompson as affiliate professor of visible tradition and Black research. Beforehand, Thompson was an affiliate professor of up to date artwork historical past and visible tradition within the College of Picture Arts at Ryerson College in Toronto, Canada. His begins at Bard at Annandale-on-Hudson, N.Y., in January 2022.


“Historic Wonders of the World” by Kadir Nelson covers the November 2021 concern of Nationwide Geographic journal.



Los Angeles artist Kadir Nelson illustrated the November 2021 concern of Nationwide Geographic with an expansive picture of the world’s wonders. The journal explores 200 years of wealthy historical past and treasures highlighted within the new ebook “Misplaced Cities, Historic Tombs: 100 Discoveries That Modified the World.” Talking about how he created a cohesive cowl picture that illustrates the human story, Nelson mentioned it was like placing collectively an enormous puzzle or like a movie with a sequence of photos and moments strung collectively.


Extra Information

JJ and Anthony Curis, homeowners of the Detroit artwork gallery Library Road Collective, plan to open a brand new cultural arts advanced in a now-empty church within the metropolis’s East Village neighborhood. The couple is reinventing Good Shepherd Catholic Church. The constructing will home two new galleries, artist McArthur Binion‘s Trendy Historic Brown Basis, a mini department of arts educator Asmaa Walton‘s Black Artwork Library, a bed-and-breakfast, and a restaurant. At the moment referred to as The Shepherd, the advanced is predicted to open in 2023 with a retrospective of Charles McGee, the Detroit artist who died in February at age 96. | New York Occasions

“Martha and Mary” by William Edmondson sat gathering moss on a porch in Saint Louis, Mo., for many years. After a eager observer noticed it, Brian Donnelly, the artist generally known as KAWS bought the sculpture. Now a promised reward to the American Folks Artwork Museum in New York, the work might be featured in “Multitudes,” the museum’s sixtieth anniversary exhibition, opening in January. | New York Occasions



The A.I.R. Fellowship Program has issued an open name for underrepresented and rising ladies and non-binary artists in New York Metropolis. Six artists might be awarded yearlong fellowships giving every a possibility to develop and current an exhibition at A.I.R. Gallery (Winter/Spring 2023). Functions open Aug. 30-Nov. 15, 2021. | Extra Data

New York Basis for the Arts (NYFA) introduced The Incubator for Arts and Tradition Leaders of Colour within the Tri-State Space 2022. The free program supplies management coaching and group help for BIPOC leaders in New Jersey, Connecticut, and New York State (outdoors New York Metropolis). As much as 18 arts directors might be chosen for the chance, which runs from January to June 2022. Software deadline is Dec. 6, 2021. | Extra Data

The NYU Division of Libraries is hiring a Librarian for Analysis Companies on the Institute of Fantastic Arts Library, a tenure-track place in New York, N.Y. | Extra Data



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