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.

Accra to Get New Major Art Space Spearheaded by ANO
Its opening in March will coincide with the 60th anniversary of Ghana’s independence.

Smithsonian American Art Museum Names Stephanie Stebich New Director
She comes to Washington, DC from the Tacoma Art Museum.

Anish Kapoor Revisits Joseph Beuys in Trump Protest Work
He is calling on others to make their own.

Deana Haggag Named President and CEO of United States Artists
Haggag comes to USA from the Contemporary in Baltimore.​