Mediums Awards 05-05-2017

May 5 | Richard Mosse takes home the 2017 prix Pictet

Photographer Richard Mosse is awarded one of the leading international prizes for photography and the Swiss Foundation Beyeler announces the details of an ambitious extension. In New York, the Whitney Museum is the stage of important protests.

Biennials & Triennials People 04-05-2017

May 4 | Dynamic jury in place for upcoming Venice Biennale

With just nine days to go, the Venice Biennale has finally revealed its judging panel. The biennale looks set to impress on May 13 when it opens with prolific performance artist and radical feminist, Carolee Schneemann receiving the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement Award. In other news, sadly the East German Neo-Expressionist artist, A.R. Penck has died, aged 77.

Institutions Awards 03-05-2017

May 3 | 2017 Turner Prize nominees

As the Turner Prize enters into its thirties, this year’s nominees surpass theirs. In other news, Auctionata have supposedly sold off its assets to Berlin’s Historia Auction House, whilst Francesco Manacorda, former artistic director of Tate Liverpool, joins Moscow’s V-A-C

Institutions Movements 02-05-2017

May 2 | NEA awarded $2 million budget boost

Great news for the NEA and NEH, who are set to receive a sturdy $150 million via Trump’s botched budget plan, after having anticipated their elimination. Meanwhile, the 10th Berlin Biennale fires up its engines, hiring a new curatorial team; and British artist Cornelia Parker is elected as the UK’s official 2017 Election Artist.

Artists Institutions 28-04-2017

April 28 | Animal sacrifice for the arts

A hot topic in the news recently, has been the running trend of contemporary artists using animals — for their bodies — in performance and installation work. Austrian artist Hermann Nitsch looks set to stage a performance in Tasmania this June, using the dead carcase of a bull. However, animal rights activists are joining forces with a 20,700-strong petition to halt the event. In other news, Do Ho Suh wins the 2017 Ho-Am Prize in South

Institutions Artists 27-04-2017

April 27 | Laboratoire Agit’Art founder, Issa Samb, passes at 71

Sad news in Dakar as celebrated Senegalese painter, Issa Samb, otherwise known as Joe Ouakam, passes away, April 25. However, with news of Jean Pigozzi’s plans to build a foundation to house his 10,000 strong collection of contemporary African art, along with the upcoming inaugural Sotheby’s sale scheduled for May 16, it seems there is no slowing in the furore of contemporary art from the African continent succeeding in the European art market.

Artists Galleries 26-04-2017

April 26 | Public review demanded of Herzog & de Meuron's Berlin Museum of Modern Art

In Berlin, Aedes Architekturforum pen a petition demanding a critical public discussion on plans to go ahead with the new Herzog & de Meuron-designed Modern Art Museum. Whilst, in other news, Marisol has bequeathed her entire life’s work to New York’s Albright-Knox Gallery, and Christie’s and Sotheby’s reign supreme in the Hiscox Online Art Trade Report.

People Awards 25-04-2017

April 25 | New cross-platform art production studio set up in LA

Tapping into the LA’s studio production vibe, Lauri Firstenberg has embarked on a new initiative — ‘there-there’. The arts production studio hopes to fill a gap, where the closing down of galleries has seen artists struggle to harmonise the production of their work with its exhibition. In other news, Hiroshi Senju wins the 2017 Isamu Noguchi Award, whilst the American Academy in Rome announces its residency

Institutions Movements 24-04-2017

April 24 | The NEA releases report on the economic impact of the arts in the US

Good news for the arts in the US, as the NEA notes a positive increase of arts and cultural workers throughout the country. Over in Paris, artist William Kentridge sees a work on paper go at auction for a top price.

Artists Institutions 21-04-2017

21 April | Karen Archey leaves e-flux for Amsterdam’s Stedelijk Museum

From new appointments and representations at the Stedelijk Museum and at Malborough Contemporary to international recognition for two artists, one at the end of his career, the other just beginning to consolidate her status in the art world.

Artists Galleries 20-04-2017

April 20 | A $65 million Basquiat to be auctioned off at Sotheby’s

It’s business as usual for the art market: big galleries continue to expand and to represent more and more prestigious artist estates, whilst at auctions, records are — of course — made to be broken.

Galleries Artists 19-04-2017

April 19 | The art world says goodbye to two major figures

Two major figures from the art world have died this week, an artist and a gallerist from each side of the Atlantic. In other news, the Oran Biennale will take place in July following its hiatus.

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