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These Artists Over 40 Just Won The Last Round of $ 25,000 Anonymous Woman Grants + Other Stories




The Art Industry News is a daily summary of the most consistent developments coming from the art world and the art market. Here’s what you need to know this Wednesday, November 18th.


The UK Culture scene faces a two-year loss A University of Manchester study on the UK’s post-Brexit art landscape suggests that for the first two years after the UK leaves the European Union, cultural organizations are likely to become more domestic and less international. Institutions will be more reluctant to commission European artists amid uncertainty over Brexit as well as travel restrictions in the future, which could interfere with insurance and transportation costs. Researchers also predict that English cities that voted for Brexit will suffer the most from the loss of millions of cultural funds from the EU. (custody)

Meets Met for the Protection of Cultural Heritage Sites The Metropolitan Museum of Art has called on warring factions in Armenia and Azerbaijan to respect international cultural heritage sites in the disputed Nago-Karabakh region, which have been threatened by ongoing conflict. “The recent bloodshed and destruction in the Nago-Karabakh region is a global tragedy of great concern to all of us,” said museum president and chief executive Daniel Weiss and director Max Hollein in a statement calling for an end to violence and destruction. (Press release)

Anonymous was a woman releasing grants for 2020 New York-based art-loving organization Anonymous Was Woman, which issues unsolicited grants of $ 25,000 each to female identifiers over the age of 40, has announced its latest winners. They are: Navajo textile artist DY Begay, 67; filmmaker and former gallery owner Linda Goode Bryant, 71; American artist, poet and sculptor Barbara Chase-Riboud, 81; Spanish artist Elena Del Rivero, 72; mixed media artist Chitra Ganesh, 45; painter Karen Gunderson, 77; painter Virginia Jaramillo, 81; video artist Claudia Joskowicz, 51; sculptor and installation artist Karyn Olivier, 52; and multidisciplinary artist Juana Valds, 56. Many of the previous award recipients have gone on to greater fame. This is the second round of grants awarded so far this year: the once-anonymous charity Susan Unterberg previously donated $ 250,000 in emergency funds to artists suffering from blockage. (ARTnews)

Can Online Market Selling Preserve Museums? As museum coffers continue to suffer from prolonged closure, more and more are seeking to increase their e-commerce game. But building a quality platform that meets the expectations of Amazonnot-trained audiences to mention developing a coherent digital marketing strategy to promote it is not an easy (or cheap) move. Experts advise museums to start small and experiment with existing platforms such as cultural education charity Art UK, which has an online store offering trade from 64 different museums. (Apollonia)


Taipei Dangdai Moves Its 2021 Dates Taipei Dangdai is the latest art fair planning its dates for 2021 from January. It will now take place from 2 to 4 July at the Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center. Art Basel also announced recently would postpone its publication in Hong Kong. (Press release)

Sotheby’s Announces New December Auction The auction schedule continues its ongoing swing with a new Sotheby’s sale, scheduled for December 8th. The Impressionist, Modern and Contemporary Art Auction will be broadcast live from New York and directed by Pablo PicassoBusti i Ulur Gruaja(1962), a portrait of Jacqueline Roque carrying an estimate of $ 8 to $ 12 million. (Press release)

The new discovery of Tiffany windows sells great Freeman auctions in Philadelphia sold a rare set of 1902 Tiffany Studios stained glass windows for $ 705,000, more than double the pre-purchase estimate. The auction house says the seven-panel set was purchased by a local philanthropist who plans to put them on display at a museum. (Art Market Monitor)


Serpentine Appoints Director of Curatorial Affairs Yesomi Umolu, director and curator of the Logan Center Exhibitions at the University of Chicago, has been appointed director of curatorial affairs and public practice in Serpentine. In the newly created role, she will oversee the curatorial, interpretive and editorial scope of the London institution in all its programs and help it make it more inclusive and accessible. Read her article for Artnet News on how institutions can dispel structural injustice here. (Press release)

Billionaire art collector Sheldon Solow dies Drop out of college who became one of New York’s leading real estate developers (as well as an art collector), Solow has died at the age of 92 from lymphoma. His collection, collected under the auspices of an eponymous foundation, included works by Henri Matisse, Franz Kline and Alberto Giacometti. (He took a look at the tax advantages he enjoyed through the hard-to-reach foundation.) Solow is also the seller of a large Botticelli that headed to Sotheby’s in January with an estimated $ 80 million. (Bloomberg)

New Director for the New York Art Students Association Michael Hall has been appointed executive director of the Independent Historical School of the Arts. He has been the global chief of operations and logistics at Art Basel since 2015 and replaces Michael Rips, who resigned over the summer. A practicing artist, Hall has also served as managing director of the New York Armory Show and worked at Hauser & Wirth New York. (Press release)


The Gwangju Biennial releases the list of artists Curators Defne Ayas and Natasha Ginwala have shared their list of artists for the upcoming Gwangju Biennial, “Minds Rising, Spirits Tuning”, which is now scheduled to take place in February 2021 in the South Korean city. Participants include Sissel Tolaas, Lynn Hershman Leeson, Jacolby Satterwhite, Korakrit Arunanondchai and Cecilia Vicuna. (Press release)

Russia’s museums are headed for blockade All cultural institutions in Russia were forced to close yesterday and will remain closed until January 15, 2021. Museum executives say they hope the government will provide emergency support for the losses suffered during this second blockade, as they did again in spring. (TAN)

Check out Jordan Casteels Obama Painting New portrait of former president painter Jordan Casteel accompanies his exclusive interview withAtlanticin his new book,A Promised Land, and what he sees as the biggest threats to the American experiment. Casteel’s painting is based on a photograph of Obama by former White House photographer Pete Souza. (Atlantic)

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