Friday, September 10
2021 Frieze Artist Award Goes to Sung Tieu
Sung Tieu has been named as the winner of this year’s Frieze Artist Award. The award, now in its eighth year, is an open call for artists between 25 and 40 years old to propose a site-specific work at Frieze London. The prize comes with a £20,000 ($27,700) budget. Tieu’s work focuses on conflict, acoustic weaponry, and the Cold War. Her commission, titled Moving Target Shadow Detective, is a film about Havana Syndrome. It was made in a reconstructed interior of Cuban hotel where reports of the illness first started. Chris Rawcliffe, one of the jurors, said in a statement, “Sung’s exploration of geo-politics, the legacy of cold war dynamics and for this commission, sonic warfare and the ‘Havana Syndrome’ are more relevant than ever—with alleged attacks reported in Vienna and Berlin this year alone.”
Prospect New Orleans to Stagger Opening Amid Hurricane Recovery
In the wake of Hurricane Ida, the Prospect New Orleans triennial will open in stages between late October and mid-November instead of opening all at once on October 23 as was initially planned. Its gala and opening festivities have been pushed to January. “Despite the challenges of the Delta variant and Hurricane Ida, we are committed to realizing this exhibition,” said Nick Stillman, executive director of Prospect New Orleans.
Thursday, September 9
2021 Recipients of Armory Show’s Pommery Prize, Booth Prize Named
The Armory Show has announced the 2021 recipients of its Pommery Prize and Booth Prize. The $20,000 Pommery Prize was given to New York’s Jane Lombard Gallery for its presentation of Michael Rakowitz’s The Invisible Enemy Should Not Exist, Room F, Section 1, Northwest Palace of Nimrud (2019), a recreation of the stone carved panels from a banquet hall in the historic Palace of Nimrud that were destroyed or displaced by ISIS. The Booth Prize was given to Tehran’s Saradipour Art gallery for its presentation of the series “We Keep Reviewing” (2019–20) by Moslem Khezri. The gallery will receive a cash award equal to their cost of participation in the fair.
MFA Boston Appoints Curator of Fashion Arts
The Museum of Fine Arts Boston, has named theo tyson as curator of fashion arts, beginning November 1. In her new role, she will be responsible for expanding the museum’s collection of 20th- and 21st-century fashion, as well as the development of programming and exhibitions. Following 20 years of corporate experience in the fashion industry, tyson held positions as a project manager at the Spelman College Museum of Fine Art in Atlanta and as a stylist and researcher at the SCAD FASH Museum of Fashion + Film. She has been a fellow in American art and culture at the Boston Athenæum, one of the oldest independent libraries in the United States.
David Lewis Moves Gallery to Tribeca
David Lewis, a contemporary art gallery formerly located on Eldridge Street in New York’s Lower East Side, has moved to a new location in Tribeca. For the debut exhibition at its new space on at 57 Walker Street, the gallery will present a solo exhibition dedicated to the work of Todd Gray. The showcase, “the hidden order of the whole,” will feature archival photographs taken over the course of the artist’s career. The exhibition will be on display until October 23.
Wednesday, September 8
Tuesday, September 7
Perrotin Now Represents Tavares Strachan
Perrotin gallery, which maintains spaces in New York, Paris, Seoul, Tokyo, and Shanghai, has added interdisciplinary artist Tavares Strachan to its roster. His multimedia installations investigate the relationship between art, science, and politics, highlighting the power dynamics that dictate how history is recorded. His work will be featured at Perrotin’s Art Basel booth this September. Strachan’s first exhibition at will take place at the gallery’s Paris location in October 2022 in conjunction with an exhibition at Marian Goodman Gallery’s space in the French capital.
Renee Coppola Appointed as Sales Director at Tanya Bonakdar Gallery
Renee Coppola has been appointed as sales director for Tanya Bonakdar Gallery in Los Angeles. In her new position, she will plan exhibitions and lead the strategic development of the gallery’s Los Angeles client base. Since 2015, Coppola has been the director of sales at Gemini G.E.L., a famed publisher of prints that is Los Angeles. Prior to that, she held positions at Tanya Bonakdar’s New York location and served as deputy director of the Las Vegas Art Museum. “To have such an esteemed professional leading the Los Angeles team is a privilege,” said Tanya Bonakdar, the gallery’s owner, in a statement.
Donald R. Sobey Estate to Sell Peter Doig Painting to Benefit Indigenous Artists
The estate of Canadian philanthropist Donald R. Sobey, who died in March at the age of 86, is selling Peter Doig‘s 1991 painting Hill Houses (Green Version) at auction this fall for charity. The painting, which depicts a cabin, is expected to sell for £3.5 million–4.5 million ($4.8 million–$6.2 million) at Christie’s, where it will be offered during a modern and contemporary art evening sale on October 15 in London. Sobey, the heir to a grocery store fortune, established an endowment fund to support Canadian artists exhibited at the Venice Biennale and was a two-term chairman of the board of trustees at Canada’s National Gallery of Art. He founded the Sobey Art Award, which is given annually to Canadian contemporary artists. Proceeds from the sale of Doig’s painting will support the exhibition of work by contemporary Indigenous artists from Canada.