Steve MᶜQueen will invite all Year 3 primary school classes in London to be photographed for a Tate Britain installation. The project will potentially include 115,000 children across London’s 2,410 primary schools; each photo will include the children and their teachers.
In bringing together so many of these class photos from a single year, the work will embody the diversity of the city in which the artist grew up, as well as the potential of the next generation who will shape London’s future.
Photo © John Russo
Nairy Baghramian continues her investigation of traditional sculpture with her new series Maintainers, which comprises three independent elements : raw aluminium casts, various shapes in coloured wax and lacquer painted braces. Arranged in the exhibition space in an apparently disparate manner, a resonance sets up between these objects with an inherent potential for interdependence and visible correlation between them.
Following the 2018 acquisition of Privileged Points - a monumental sculpture work by Nairy Baghramian into the Mudam Collection, Mudam Luxembourg - Musee d’Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean has invited Baghramian to present her work for the launch of the Park Dräi Eechelen's new sculpture programme. The installation of the artworks will be split between two locations, the collection piece will be displayed in the Grand Hall of the museum while the accompanying two works of the series will occupy the esplanade of Park Dräi Eechelen.
"Art and Urbanism" is the theme of a lecture and workshop led by Julie Mehretu as part of the Addis 2019 African Humanities Workshop Program of The Consortium of Humanities Centers and Institutes. The lecture will take place at the Alle School of Fine art and Design in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
ACRIA presented Nan Goldin with the Artists Ending AIDS Award at its Holiday Dinner in New York on Thursday, December 13. Proceeds supported HIV prevention, research, and education programs. This accolade honors Goldin’s decades-long dedication to AIDS activism.
William Kentridge brings "More Sweetly Play the Dance," an immersive, multimedia experience on mortality, emigration, and exile, to the 4th Kochi-Muziris Biennale in Kerala, India.
Librairie Marian Goodman will be having a holiday sale, featuring editions and signed books by Leonor Antunes, Nairy Baghramian, John Baldessari, Christian Boltanski, Maurizio Cattlelan, Tacita Dean, Rineke Dijkstra, David Goldblatt, Cerith Wyn Evans, Amar Kanwar, William Kentridge, Julie Mehretu, Annette Messager, Sabine Moritz, Gabriel Orozco, Gerhard Richter, Ettore Spalletti, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Danh Vo and Lawrence Weiner. There will be a large selection of books, new publications, artists' books, multiples and more.
The bookshop will be open on Sunday, December 16, 2018, for the sale.
It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Lothar Baumgarten.
In a career spanning five decades, Lothar drew wide acclaim and respect for a singularly powerful and diverse body of work, from photography, to 16 mm films, slide projections, recordings, drawings, prints, artist books, short stories, as well as site-specific works, wall drawings and architecture-related interventions.
Today we mourn the loss of this extraordinary artist, a powerful writer, and a brilliant friend.
We will remember him always and the impact he has had on our lives will live on in his work.
The photography institute founded by David Goldblatt in 1989 was awarded The 2018 Principal Prince Claus Award on December 6, 2018 in Amsterdam.
Market Photo Workshop (Johannesburg, South Africa, 1989) was established in the final years of apartheid to make visual literacy and the craft of photography available to all races. At a time when the movement of black people was severely restricted, David Goldblatt set up the Market Photo Workshop to provide photographic training and equipment to black South Africans so they could give visual expression to their experiences. Among its many achievements are the creation of a strong local-regional network and a vast image archive of unique historical and social importance.
"A fiercely beautiful historical pageant by the South African artist William Kentridge commemorates a million Africans who died in World War I," says Jason Farago in The New York Times about "The Head & the Load." Tickets are on sale for the performance and musical piece commissioned by The Park Avenue Armory in New York. The music is composed by Philip Miller and Thuthuka Sibisi, with choreography by Gregory Maqoma.
New York Times Review: "The Head & the Load."
Nan Goldin will be honored with a Centenary Medal at this year's Royal Photographic Society Awards at the Royal Society in London.
Now in its 140th year, The Royal Photographic Society Awards honors key figures from the worlds of art, science, education, film, and publishing.
Winners are chosen by the RPS awards selection committee, which is made up of senior members of the Society as well as respected external advisors – all working in different spheres of photography.
Oi Futuro in Rio de Janeiro will present a solo exhibition of Chantal Akerman, titled "Tempo Expandido/Expanded Time." The exhibition will feature several of Akerman’s video installations, including “Maniac Summer,” “In the Mirror” and “Tombée de nuit sur Shanghaï (Nightfall in Shanghai).”