This Week in Art — Friday, February 3

Friday Feb 3rd, 2017


Blog > This Week in Art — Friday, February 3


John Akomfrah, still from Auto Da Fé, 2016.
 
John Akomfrah Wins UK’s $50,000 Artes Mundi Prize
Video artist John Akomfrah was awarded the 2017 Artes Mundi prize for a work criticizing the “bleak culture of fear and intolerance” that is currently washing over Great Britain. The biennial award, which honors international contemporary artists addressing social and political issues, includes a $50,000 prize. 
https://www.artforum.com/news/id=66244

Accra to Get New Major Art Space Spearheaded by ANO
Its opening in March will coincide with the 60th anniversary of Ghana’s independence.
https://news.artnet.com/art-world/accra-new-major-art-space-ano-831956

Smithsonian American Art Museum Names Stephanie Stebich New Director
She comes to Washington, DC from the Tacoma Art Museum.
https://news.artnet.com/art-world/stephanie-stebich-smithsonian-director-832745

Anish Kapoor Revisits Joseph Beuys in Trump Protest Work
He is calling on others to make their own.
https://news.artnet.com/art-world/anish-kapoor-joseph-beuys-trump-protest-841400

Deana Haggag Named President and CEO of United States Artists
Haggag comes to USA from the Contemporary in Baltimore.​
https://news.artnet.com/art-world/deana-haggag-president-usa-832475