Friday, March 5
Museum der Moderne Salzburg Names New Head of Photography and Media Art Collection
The Museum der Moderne Salzburg in Austria has appointed Kerstin Stremmel as head of its photography and media art collection. Stremmel has previously worked as a correspondent for the German-language Swiss daily newspaper Neue Zürcher Zeitung, and she has curated exhibitions at the Museum Ludwig in Cologne, the Museo Picasso in Málaga, and the Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg. She is currently at work on the show “Tell Me What You See. Skrein Photo Collection,” which is set to open in June at the Museum der Moderne Salzburg.
Galerie Nagel Draxler Now Represents Kirsi Mikkola
Berlin-based artist Kirsi Mikkola has joined Galerie Nagel Draxler, which has spaces in Berlin, Cologne, and Munich. Mikkola’s paintings, which merge figuration and abstraction, have previously been shown at the Finnish National Museum, Konstmuseet Malmö, n.b.k. Berlin, and other venues.
Thursday, March 4
J. Tomilson Hill Gives Guggenheim Grant for Teen Internship Program
The Guggenheim Museum in New York has received a major grant from board trustees J. Tomilson Hill and Janine Hill on behalf of the Hill Art Foundation to expand the institution’s teen internship program. Launched in 2017, the internships are offered to high school students and funded by stipends. The Hill grant will allow the program to host at least 30 participants from June 2021 through May 2022 and 60 participants each subsequent year.
Kasmin Now Represents Elliott Hundley
Elliott Hundley, whose practice spans collage, assemblage, painting, drawing, sculpture, and photography, has joined Kasmin Gallery in New York. The Los Angeles–based artist will have his first solo exhibition with the gallery in September, and he will unveil a new monumental mural in the Prospect New Orleans opening this fall.
Topical Cream Appoints First Editor-in-Residence
Topical Cream, the arts platform that supports the artwork of women and gender nonconforming people, has named critic Nora Khan as its first editor-in-residence. Khan will lead the the editorial direction of Topical Cream for one year, including overseeing features, interviews, and reviews for the online magazine. Khan is a professor at Rhode Island School of Design, where her work centers on digital visual culture and philosophy of emerging technology. She was also the Shed’s first guest curator, and for the New York art space, she organized the exhibition “Manual Override,” which focused on how artists subvert technologies.
Thaddaeus Ropac Now Represents Martha Jungwirth
Austrian painter Martha Jungwirth has joined Thaddaeus Ropac, which maintains spaces in London, Paris, and Salzburg. Jungwirth was a member of the Neue Wilde, a movement that emerged in opposition to Minimalism and favoring instead a vibrant, expressive style. Early in her career, Jungwirth was awarded the Monsignor-Otto-Mauer Prize, and she went on to win the Theodor Körner Prize in 1964 and the Austrian Decoration of Honor for Science and Art in 2012. Her paintings have been featured in solo exhibitions at the Albertina Museum Vienna and Galerie Cinzia Friedlaender in Berlin. Jungwirth will have her first solo exhibition with Thaddaeus Ropac in the gallery’s Paris space in fall 2021.
Wednesday, March 3
Kohn Gallery Adds Martha Alf Estate to Roster
Kohn Gallery in Los Angeles now represents the estate of Martha Alf, who died in 2019. Alf’s practice spanned painting, photography, and drawing, and she experimented with different genres including landscape, still life, and portraiture. Works by the California artist can be found in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the San Jose Museum of Art, and other institutions. Kohn Gallery will open an exhibition of Alf’s work on March 5.
Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation Names 2021 Social Justice Grantees
The Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation has named its 2021 art and social justice grantees, which will go to 27 New York City–based organizations, which were selected for their dedication to social justice through community-based programming, arts activism, and recognition of underrepresented artists. The grantees include A.I.R. Gallery, Queens Museum, The Bronx Museum of the Arts, El Museo del Barrio, Socrates Sculpture Park, and Summertime Gallery. A full list of recipients can be found here.
Art Encounters Biennial Appoints Curators for Fourth Edition
The Art Encounters Biennial, which will open its fourth edition in Timișoara, Romania, on October 1, has named Mihnea Mircan and Kasia Redzisz as curators. Mircan has previously served as artistic director of Extra City Kunsthal in Antwerp, and Redzisz is senior curator at Tate Liverpool. Titled “Our Other Us,” the exhibition will run until November 14 and focus on enactments of collectivity and empathy.
Tuesday, March 2
Night Gallery Adds Tau Lewis to its Roster
Night Gallery in Los Angeles now represents New York–based artist Tau Lewis. A self-taught artist, Lewis considers the ways that personal and historical trauma are processed through labor, often via assemblages of found materials. Discarded objects collected in New York, Toronto, and her family’s native Negril, Jamaica, are transformed, or “upcycled,” by quilting, carving, and collage into intricate sculptural installations. Lewis’s work has also been featured at MoMA PS1 and New York’s New Museum, as well as at Night Gallery and Cooper Cole gallery in Toronto. It will be included in upcoming exhibitions at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles and the Grinnell College Museum of Art.
Joan Mitchell Foundation Reveals Artists for 2021 New Orleans Residency Program
The Joan Mitchell Foundation has named the 35 local artists selected for its 2021 artist-in-residence program at the Joan Mitchell Center in New Orleans. Two artists selected for the program in 2020 will also complete their residencies this year, bringing the total number of participants to 37. Selected from a pool of over 150 applicants, artists chosen for the program include Jessica Lynne Brown, Blas Isasi, the Milagros Collective, Erica Westenberger, and others.
Monday, March 1
Perrotin Adds Alain Jacquet to Roster
Alain Jacquet, a French artist involved with the Nouveau Réalisme and the Nouvelle Figuration movements of the 1960s and ’70s, has joined the roster of Perrotin gallery, which has spaces in Paris, Hong Kong, New York, Seoul, Tokyo, and Shanghai. Most famous for his painting based on Déjeuner sur l’Herbe (1964), in which he has superimposed Ben-Day dots over the figures in Manet’s famed 1862 painting of the same name, Jacquet often created figurative scenes in which his images are hidden beneath spirals, dots, stripes, and more. “Alain Jacquet, whom I had the pleasure of knowing, is a significant artist within the trajectory of twentieth-century art,” said Emmanuel Perrotin, founder of Perrotin, in a statement.
Latin American Masters Closes Gallery, Transitions to Private Dealership
Latin American Masters has closed its longtime gallery space at Bergamot Station in Santa Monica, California. In an email announcing the closure, the gallery, which has been operating for 33 years, said that it would transition “to a private, by appointment only gallery” and continue to maintain its virtual gallery platform. Over the years, Latin American Masters has mounted exhibitions of the work of Rufino Tamayo, Francisco Toledo, and others.
NADA Adds New Gallery and Board Members
The New Art Dealers Alliance has appointed three new members to its board and added 24 gallery members. Its new board members are Danny Baez, cofounder and director of MECA International Art Fair in San Juan, Puerto Rico; Joeonna Bellorado-Samuels, founder of the roving gallery We Buy Gold and a director at Jack Shainman Gallery in New York; and artist and gallerist Aron Gent. Among the latest galleries to join NADA are 062 (Chicago), Patel Brown Gallery (Toronto), Dinner Gallery (New York), Nicoletti Contemporary (London), and Tatjana Pieters (Ghent).