When it was announced last week that the first International Light Art Award (ILAA), with a $13,400 purse, was slated to be granted in 2015, the release escaped the notice of most American art news outlets. The grantor is the Centre for International…Read more
Harun Farocki, a prolific German filmmaker whose works were often shown in international art museums, died July 30 at 70. The cause of death has not yet been released. Farocki, who lived and worked in Berlin for nearly 40 years, produced over 100 works…Read more
New York's Clocktower Radio, the experimental online art radio station, will host Living Live, a series of twice-monthly radio shows and viewing parties this summer from Red Bull Studios in Manhattan's Chelsea neighborhood. The broadcasts (Aug. 6-Sept.…Read more
The Cincinnati Art Museum has named Cameron Kitchin the museum's new director. Kitchin is currently director of the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art in Memphis, Tenn. He takes up his new post Oct. 1.
Kitchin, 45, directed the Memphis Brooks Museum for six…Read more
Metropolitan Museum of Art president Emily Rafferty, 65, will retire in spring 2015, after 11 years in the position and nearly 40 years at the New York museum. Rafferty began her career with the Met as a development department administrator in 1976. She…Read more
Brian Gayman, 65, died July 1 in Melville, N.Y., after complications following a heart attack. Gayman had been exhibiting sculpture and photography in New York City and elsewhere since the early 1970s. In 2007, he garnered the attention of the New York…Read more
Otto Piene, German artist and co-founder of the postwar art group Zero, died July 17 in Berlin at 86. The cause of death has not been revealed. Piene is known for his technology-based artworks, which often used light in kinetic sculptures. He lived and…Read more
Lydia Yee will be chief curator at London's Whitechapel Gallery. Yee has been curator at London's Barbican Art Gallery since 2007. She will take up her new position in February 2015.
With fellow curator Anna Colin, Yee is organizing "British Art Show…Read more
Stanford University's Cantor Arts Center has received large gifts of works by Richard Diebenkorn, Jacob Lawrence and Andy Warhol. The donation comprises 26 sketchbooks containing approximately 1,300 Diebenkorn drawings, 26 works by Lawrence in various…Read more
The museum expansion trend continues, this time with Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA), which will subsume the neighboring Convent dels Angels compound for the museum's programming. The additional venue comprises a converted 15th-century…Read more
International auction house Bonhams has hired Magnus Renfrew as deputy chairman and director of fine arts, Asia. He will work out of the company's Hong Kong headquarters and will take up his new post in September. Renfrew is currently Asia director at…Read more
New York's Museum of Modern Art announced today that Martino Stierli will be its new chief curator of architecture and design. Stierli replaces Barry Bergdoll, who left the museum last summer for a professorial appointment at New York's Columbia…Read more