January 10 | Kerry James Marshall & Faith Ringgold awarded by the College Art Association
The College Art Association names prize winners, Trump’s potential tax reforms worry art institutions, whilst FIAC and Paris Photo announce they will take place at the Grand Palais for another four years.
The College Art Association has announced the recipients of its 2017 Awards for Distinction.
The awards honour artists, scholars, authors and educators who have made a special contribution to the visual arts. Alabama-born artist Kerry James Marshall, whose work deals with African-American life and history, received the Artist Award for Distinguished Body of Work. The artist and feminist activist Faith Ringgold won the Distinguished Artist Award for Lifetime Achievement. Ringgold works across a variety of media including painting, quilts, sculpture, performance, and children’s books. The Frank Jewett Mather Award for Art Criticism went to Laura Marks for her book Hanan al-Cinema: Affections for the Moving Image. Artforum has more.
Faith Ringgold, The American People Series #19: U.S. Postage Stamp Commemorating the Advent of Black Power, 1967, courtesy the artist
Trump’s tax plans arise fears
Trump’s promise of dramatic tax reforms under his presidency ignited fears about what the future holds for American art institutions.
Trump has proposed an overall cap for deductions of $100,000 for individual filers and $200,000 for couples. This would lump together all categories of deductions — charitable giving, mortgage interest, medical expenses, state and local taxes — limiting the benefit for taxpayers making large charitable donations whether they are monetary or made in art assets. Further details via The Art Newspaper.
Grand Palais renovations
The Grand Palais has announced that it will host the next four editions of FIAC and Paris Photo.
In late 2020, two years of renovations to the Grand Palais will begin, and the fairs will be moved to temporary venues. The organizers of FIAC and Paris Photo are currently reviewing plans to house both fairs in temporary premises near the Grand Palais during the works, the exact location of which will be announced later this year. More information on artlyst.