MovementsAwards 28-06-2017

June 28 | The Derek Jarman Award announces 2017 finalists

One of the most prestigious prizes for artists working with film has announced the shortlisted artists for its 2017 edition. Elsewhere, Paris’ Palais de Tokyo reveals more details on its first ever US offshoot exhibition, curated by Katell Jaffrès.

Film London Jarman Award announces 2017 shortlisted artists

Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Oreet Ashery, Adham Faramawy, Melanie Manchot, Charlotte Prodger and Marianna Simnett will compete for the £10,000 prize, which recognizes United Kingdom-based artists working with film.

According to Adrian Wootton, the CEO of Film London and the British Film Commission, the 2017 edition of the Jarman Award — its tenth — will be its “most diverse yet”, with works presented ranging from “ambitious installations to smartphone-shot footage and ground-breaking AR techniques”. Last year, the prize went to Heather Phillipson. This year’s laureate will be announced on November 20 at a celebratory event at the Whitechapel Gallery. The Guardian has more information.


Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Rubber Coated Steel, 2016 - excerpt from Film London 



Paris’ Palais de Tokyo announces participating artists for its EXPO Chicago “Hors les Murs” show

The Paris institution has announced that Wilfrid Almendra, Thomas Teurlai, the Floating Museum Collective, Florian Pugnaire, David Raffini, Raphaël Zarka, Dorian Gaudin, Guillaume Leblon, Daniel G. Baird, Bouchra Khalili, Cauleen Smith, Lola Gonzàlez and Andrew Schachman have been chosen to take part in the group show “Singing Stones,” curated by the museum’s Katell Jaffrès and opening on September 12 at the Roundhouse, Chicago, running parallel to EXPO Chicago.

The exhibition will be the the institution’s first show on US soil, with selected artists creating new works through a residency partnership with Mana Contemporary Chicago. More via the Palais de Tokyo’s official website.


The Roundhouse / DuSable Museum Campus



Christie’s Impressionist and Modern art sales totals £149.5 million

Despite the sale hitting the lower end of the £141.3–191.7 million estimate, 30 out of 32 lots were sold yesterday evening in London, and a new record was established for artist Max Beckmann, whose Birds’ Hell (1937–8) sold to Larry Gagosian for  £36 million, ($45.8 million) smashing the artist’s previous high of $22.6 million.

Strong Asian bidding was also crucial to the sale’s success, with six of the top ten lots going to Asian buyers. The sale was Christie’s strongest auction of the type since 2010. Read more on artnet news.


Max Beckmann's Birds' Hell (1937–8) at Christie's Impressionist and Modern art sale in London on June 27.

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