Friday, September 11
Miart Names Nicola Ricciardi as Artistic Director
Curator and critic Nicola Ricciardi, who has previously served as artistic director of Officine Grandi Riparazioni di Torino, will work as artistic director of the Miart fair in Milan from 2021 to 2023. Ricciardi will join Miart in October, organizing the 25th edition of the fair, which is set to take place next year from April 9–11. A digital edition of Miart is taking place this year from September 11–13.
Thursday, September 10
Creative Time Appoints Associate Curator
Creative Time, a New York–based arts organization, has appointed Diya Vij as associate curator. Vij joins Creative Time from the High Line in New York, where she oversaw live events, including performances and workshops, as associate curator of public programs. Prior to the High Line, Vij led special projects for the Commissioner’s Unit in the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs. In that role, she created a municipal residency that embeds artists in city agencies for a year to address social issues. Participating artists in the residency have included Tania Bruguera, Tatyana Fazlalizadeh, and Onyedika Chuke.
Academy Museum Details Inaugural Temporary Exhibition On Hayao Miyazaki
The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, which will open in Los Angeles on April 30, 2021, has announced that its inaugural temporary exhibition will explore the work of the Japanese filmmaker and animator Hayao Miyazaki. The show will mark the first North American museum retrospective dedicated to Miyazaki, and it will feature over 300 objects related to his films, from image boards and posters to large-scale projections and immersive environments.
Wednesday, September 9
Autry Museum President and CEO to Retire
The Autry Museum of the American West in Los Angeles has announced that current president and CEO W. Richard West, Jr. will retire in June 2021. He will be succeeded by Stephen Aron, a professor of history at the University of California, Los Angeles. The founding director and director emeritus of the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of the American Indian, West is credited with reinvigorating the Autry’s educational and curatorial programming during his eight-year tenure. Among his achievements is the construction of the Autry’s Resources Center, a collections and research facility in Burbank. Upon his retirement, he will be named president emeritus and ambassador, Native communities. Aron, who recently collaborated with the Autry on an exhibition focused on Covid-19 and Black Lives Matter protests, will retire from UCLA prior to joining the institution.
Marfa Invitational Announces 2021 Dates
The Marfa Invitational, an art fair in West Texas, has revealed its 2021 dates. The upcoming edition, which was postponed twice due to the coronavirus pandemic, is slated to run from April 22–25. Among the participating exhibitors are Half Gallery (New York), Night Gallery (Los Angeles), Carl Kostyál (London), Natalia Hug (Klön), Bill Brady Gallery (Miami), and Anat Ebgi (Los Angeles).
Tuesday, September 8
Almine Rech Adds Genesis Tramaine to Roster
Almine Rech, which maintains spaces in New York, London, Paris, Brussels, and Shanghai, now represents Newark-based artist Genesis Tramaine in collaboration with Richard Beavers Gallery in Brooklyn, who has shown Tramaine’s art since 2018. Tramaine’s practice explores gender binaries and social structures through provocative mixed-media portraits. This past spring, Tramaine had a solo show at Almine Rech’s London gallery. Her work is held in the collections of the Institute of Contemporary Art Miami and the Contemporary Art Foundation, Tokyo, among other institutions.