Friday, August 7
Lyles & King Will Move To New Space in New York
The New York–based gallery Lyles & King, which was previously situated on Forsyth Street the city’s Lower East Side, is moving to a new location at 21 Catherine Street, between Tribeca and the Lower East Side. The new gallery, where Lyles & King will showcase its Fall 2020 program, features a larger exhibition space, a viewing room, and an outdoor area.
Thursday, August 6
Nominees for Future Generation Art Prize Announced
The PinchukArtCentre in Kiev has named the artists shortlisted for the sixth edition of the Future Generation Art Prize, a biannual international art prize awarded to artists aged 35 and under and based anywhere in the world. The award was established by the Victor Pinchuk Foundation in 2009, and carries a cash prize of $100,000. The 21 artists and artist collectives were selected from 11,700 entries, and include sculptor Agata Ingarden (Poland), ceramicist Lindsey Mendick (UK), multimedia artist Wendimagegn Belete (Ethiopia), and the artist duo Calla Henkel & Max Pitegoff (USA). A full list of winners can be found here [link]. The nominees will be commissioned to create new works for display at the PinchukArtCentre and in a show that coincides with the Venice Biennale in Italy.
Wednesday, August 5
Caroline Black Joins Artists’ Legacy Foundation Board of Directors
The Oakland-based Artists’ Legacy Foundation, which preserves the estates of deceased painters and sculptors and offers grants and awards to living artists, has appointed Caroline Black, program director at the Pollock-Krasner Foundation, to its board of directors. Black has overseen the Pollock-Krasner Foundation’s grant program since 1997 and previously worked at the David Beitzel Gallery in New York and the Yale Center for British Art in New Haven, Connecticut.
The San Antonio Museum of Art Adds Three Trustees
The San Antonio Museum of Art has announced the appointment of three new members to its board of trustees: May Lam, a San Antonio–based educator, collector, and longtime SAMA patron; Robert Hammond, cofounder and executive director of the New York-based nonprofit organization Friends of the High Line; and Héctor Rivero Borrell, educator and former director of the Franz Mayer Museum in Mexico City. They will begin their terms in October and serve for three years.
Gillian Jason, Pioneering British Gallerist, Dies at 79
Celebrated art dealer Gillian Jason, who championed contemporary British artists through her eponymous gallery, died on July 21. She was 79 years old. She founded Gillian Jason Gallery in London’s Camden Town in 1982, with a focus on 20th-century British painters. There, artists such as Frank Auerbach, Leon Kossoff, Ivon Hitchens, and Adrian Berg—then, relatively unknown outside of the U.K.—were given a platform to exhibit their work. Jason was also an early, ardent promoter of female artists, and in her later years amassed a significant private collection of pieces by artists including Bridget Riley, Louise Bourgeois, and Frances Hodgkins. Jason retired in 2015 due to illness, handing over directorship to her daughter Elli Jason-Foster and granddaughter Millie Jason. “Throughout her life, Gillian had nerves of steel and was able to take risks, learn and grow in an impressive way,” Jason-Foster said in a statement. “Her presence is sorely missed by all who knew her but her work continues and she would be so proud of the legacy she left behind.”
Tuesday, August 4
Museum of Fine Arts Boston Announces Layoffs
Because of the financial impact of the extended coronavirus closure, the Museum of Fine Arts Boston has laid off 57 employees. Additionally, 56 museum employees have taken early retirement. “Faced with the challenges of a significantly changed financial environment, we made this difficult decision based on the need to create stability and sustainability for the MFA—an institution that means so much to so many,” said director Matthew Teitelbaum in a statement.
Monday, August 3
Metropolitan Museum of Art Receives Funding to Pay All Interns
Thanks to a $5 million donation by philanthropist Adrienne Arsht, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York’s internship program will be fully funded starting in spring 2021. The museum takes on some 120 undergraduate and graduate interns each year, and most of those positions were previously unpaid. “Paid internships are an important step towards increasing opportunities and supporting equity in the art field,” Arsht said in a statement.
Untitled, Art To Extend Inaugural Edition of VR Fair
Untitled, Art Online, a virtual reality art fair created in collaboration with the online platform Artland, will extend the initially slated dates of its inaugural edition. Previously planned to run from July 31 through August 2, the fair will instead run through August 9. 40 galleries from around the world are presenting in the inaugural edition, including James Cohan Gallery (New York), Altman Siegel (San Francisco), Andrew Kreps Gallery (New York), Kaufmann Repetto (New York), and Luis De Jesus (Los Angeles), among others.
Art Paris Reveals Exhibitors for 2020 Edition
The 22nd edition of Art Paris, which will take place at the Grand Palais from September 10 to 13, will bring together 112 international galleries. First-time participants include 193 Gallery (of Paris), Perrotin (Paris, Hong Kong, New York, Seoul, Shanghai, and Tokyo), Art Sablon (Brussels), and SPARC Spazio Arte Contemporanea (Venice). Among the other participants are 313 Art Project (Paris and Seoul), Galerie Ernst Hilger (Vienna), Galerie Younique (Lima and Paris), and Pigment Gallery (Barcelona). The full list of exhibitors can be found here.