January 26, 2015: Theaster Gates Shares the Artes Mundi Prize, Storm King Launches a Residency, and Barbara Kruger Turns 60
Today’s Notable News
At Art Stage Singapore last weekend, Artsy co-hosted a cocktail party in partnership with the Singapore Tourism Board, celebrating the fair with the owners of Clear Edition & Gallery and STPI, representatives of Singapore’s National Arts Council, editors from Robb Report Singapore and PRESTIGE, and a host of curators, collectors, and artists, including Jason Wee.
After winning the Artes Mundi prize last week, Theaster Gates announced that he would split the $60,000 award with the nine other artists who were shortlisted: Carlos Bunga, Omer Fast, Sanja Iveković, Ragnar Kjartansson, Sharon Lockhart, Renata Lucas, Renzo Martens, and Karen Mirza & Brad Butler. (via the New York Times)
Upstate New York’s Storm King Art Center will launch a residency this summer in partnership with the Shandaken Project, hosting 15 artists, with three in residence at a time. (via ARTnews)
Critic, curator, and former director of the Cincinnati Art Museum Aaron Betsky will take over as dean of the Frank Lloyd Wright School for Architecture. (via Dezeen)
Pamela Rosenkranz will represent Switzerland at the 2015 Venice Biennale, in an exhibition curated by Susanne Pfeffer, who has held positions at Berlin’s KW Institute for Contemporary Art and New York’s MoMA PS1. (via artnet News)
Italian artist Cristian Chironi has launched a self-directed “residency program” in which he hopes to inhabit spaces designed by Le Corbusier for the next six years. (via The Art Newspaper)
The New York Foundation for the Arts has released the list of artists who will receive its 2014 fellowship awards in the areas of crafts/sculpture, digital/electronic arts, nonfiction literature, poetry, and painting/drawing/book arts, among them Coco Fusco, Kako Ueda, and Gary Panter. (via Artforum)
Best of Instagram
Via @katford: “Gah! Winter is coming! This is one of 12 marble statues in Peter Regli’s ‘Snow Monsters’. #snow #snowmonsters #flatironbuilding #art #architecture #sculpture #nyc #newyorkcity #bw #blackandwhite #instacool #instagood #igdaily”
“Tate Reveals Surprisingly Low Sum of BP Sponsorship Deal” (via Hyperallergic)
“Washington Art Collectors Aaron and Barbara Levine with a Yen for the Brainy” (via The Wall Street Journal)
Artist of the Day
Born on this day in 1945, Barbara Kruger has been a vocal force for feminism and anti-consumerism for decades. Her graphic works, which appropriate the imagery and techniques of advertising to criticize contemporary culture, are often considered in the context of the Pictures Generation.
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