Monday, December 9
Shandaken: Governors Island Names New Cohort of Residents
The New York–based organization Shandaken Projects has awarded four artists and one collaborative group a year of free studio space on Governors Island in New York Harbor. Zalika Azim, Jonathan González, Heidi Lau with Future Host, Jeremy Sorese, and Coco Young will create new works exploring the history and ecology of the island to be presented in 2020. The residents were selected in partnership with the Trust for Governors Island through an open call. Shandaken Projects director Nicholas Weist said in a statement that “the free programs created by our residents will be significant contributions to the cultural landscape of this historic public site.”
High Museum of Art Will Be First U.S. Venue for Magnum Live Lab Photography Residency
Next year, the High Museum of Art in Atlanta will host artists Carolyn Drake, Lindokuhle Sobekwa, and Mikhael Subotzky as part of the first U.S. iteration of its Live Lab photography residency, which is organized in collaboration with the international photographic cooperative Magnum Photos. The process will start in March 2020 with a two-week period dedicated to photographing Atlanta and the surrounding area. The artists will edit their work on-site at the museum, and they will open their workspace to visitors at select times. The residency will conclude with an exhibition of their work, which will be on view at the High from March 28 to April 19. Gregory Harris, assistant curator of photography at the High, said in a statement, “It will be thrilling to see Atlanta through the lenses of these artists.”
2019 NADA Artadia Awardee Announced in Miami
Artist Daniel Lind-Ramos, who showed work with the San Juan–based gallery Embajada at NADA Miami last week, is the recipient of the 2019 NADA Artadia Award, which comes with an unrestricted grant of $5,000. Lind-Ramos is known for his assemblages that incorporate found materials and examine Puerto Rico’s past and present, and his work was included in the 2019 Whitney Biennial. He was selected for the NADA Artadia Award by a jury that included Alexandra Cunningham Cameron, curator of contemporary design at the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum in New York, and Gean Moreno, curator of programs at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Miami.
Princeton University Art Museum Appoints Associate Director for Collections and Exhibitions
Chris Newth has been named associate director for collections and exhibitions at the Princeton University Art Museum in New Jersey. Newth, who will join the museum on January 27, previously served as senior director for exhibitions strategy and gallery display at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. “I look forward to partnering with the inspired leadership, curatorial and education teams at Princeton, particularly at this auspicious period of dynamic change, to deliver profound experiences with visual art to our visitors,” Newth said in a statement.
Barry Art Museum Names Manager of Education and Engagement
The Barry Art Museum at Old Dominion University in Virginia has appointed artist and educator Charlotte Potter Kasic as its new manager of education and engagement. She will join the museum in January 2020. Kasic was the founding Programming Director at the Chrysler Museum Glass Studio, and has served as the executive director at Yestermorrow Design/Build School in Vermont. Jutta-Annette Page, executive director of the Barry Art Museum, said in a statement, “Her career focus on developing inclusive strategic programs for diverse audiences will, again, enrich the arts of Hampton Roads at large.”