“ARTnews in Brief” is a continually updated weekly post that details goings-on in the international art industry.
Monday, July 1, 2019
FCA Names 2019 Recipient of Ellsworth Kelly Award
The Foundation for Contemporary Arts has given its annual Ellsworth Kelly Award to the California College of the Arts Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts in San Francisco. The award comes with a $40,000 grant that will support an exhibition of new work by Lydia Ourahmane currently set to open at the institution in spring 2020. The presentation is Ourahmane’s first solo museum show in the United States.
New York Foundation for the Arts Names New Board Chair
New York Foundation for the Arts has appointed Marc Jason, senior counsel at Amster, Rothstein & Ebenstein LLP, as chair of its board of trustees. Jason has been a member of NYFA’s board since 2013, and he specializes in trademark and copyright litigation. He succeeds Judith K. Brodsky, founding director of Brodsky Center for Innovative Editions, as chair.
Upstairs Art Fair in Hamptons Announces Exhibitors List
The Upstairs Art Fair in the Hamptons (in Amagansett, New York) will be back for its third edition July 19-21. The fair, founded in a collaboration between Harper’s Books and Half Galley, will feature four first-time exhibitors—Jack Hanley Gallery, Marinaro Gallery, CANADA, and Anna Zorina Gallery—with nine other galleries to show in a red barn on the East End: Ceysson & Bénétière, Half Gallery, Rachel Uffner Gallery, 56 Henry, Jack Barrett Gallery, Eric Firestone, Halsey McKay, Harper’s Books, and New Release.
Dia Art Foundation Director Jessica Morgan to Curate Verbier Art Summit
Jessica Morgan, the Dia Art Foundation’s director, has been tapped as guest curator for Switzerland’s Verbier Art Summit next year. She will curate programming for the annual summit’s fourth edition of Verbier around the environmentally-conscious theme “Resource Hungry: Our Cultured Landscape and its Ecological Impact.” The summit, which features both invite-only programming as well as a two-day talks program that is open to the general public, will take place January 31 through February 1, 2020.