Newest Information in Black Artwork: Sculptor Barbara Chase-Riboud Joined Mega-Gallery Hauser & Wirth, Apollo Theater Employed Michelle Ebanks, Plus New Curatorial


Newest Information in Black Artwork options updates and developments on the planet of artwork and associated tradition. Highlights from early June embody new gallery illustration for artists Barbara Chase-Riboud, Woody De Othello, and Chloë Bass; new management at The Apollo in Harlem; and a brand new house for director George C. Wolfe’s archives.


Barbara Chase-Riboud with ‘Mao’s Organ’ (2007) and ‘Malcolm X #13’ (2008), 2022 © Pulitzer Arts Basis



Hauser & Wirth introduced its worldwide illustration of Philadelphia, Pa.-born, Paris, France-based sculptor and author Barbara Chase-Riboud. The information follows main surveys of Chase-Riboud at Serpentine Galleries in London and the Pulitzer Arts Basis in St. Louis, Mo. Her work is at the moment featured in “The Encounter:Barbara Chase-Riboud/Alberto Giacometti” on the Museum of Fashionable Artwork in New York. As well as, two current publications doc her life and work—the exhibition catalog “Barbara Chase-Riboud Monumentale: The Bronzes” and “I All the time Knew: A Memoir,” which tells the artist’s story by way of letters she wrote to her mom, from 1957 to 1991. Chase-Riboud’s first exhibition with Hauser & Wirth is slated for fall 2023, inaugurating the gallery’s forthcoming Wooster Avenue house in Soho, New York. (6/7) | Extra

“Over the course of a really unbelievable life and profession, [Barbara Chase-Riboud] has fearlessly challenged the normal hierarchies of sculpture, bringing forth an authentic creative language that’s wholly her personal, and which deftly explores themes of id, reminiscence, place and energy.”
— Gallery Co-Founder Iwan Wirth.

Woody De Othello is now represented by Stephen Friedman Gallery in London, in collaboration with Jessica Silverman Gallery in San Francisco and Karma in New York. Focusing totally on ceramic sculpture, his works “think about a world by which the issues that populate our home lives metamorphize into syncretic, humanoid objects.” De Othello lives and works in Oakland, Calif. (6/1) | Extra

Chloë Bass joined New York gallery Alexander Grey Associates. Bass works in a wide range of mediums, spanning set up, efficiency, video, images, sculpture, textual content, and audio. Her research-based apply explores intimacy throughout a wide range of social contexts, together with household, group, political and governmental constructions, and cultural entities, Bass is predicated in Brooklyn, N.Y. (6/1) | Extra

British artist Sonia Boyce parted methods with Simon Lee Gallery after lower than two years. Boyce represented the UK on the 59th Venice Biennale in 2022. She was the primary Black lady to take action and gained the Golden Lion, the occasion’s high prize. (6/5) | Artwork Newspaper



The Apollo theater in Harlem introduced Michelle Ebanks will likely be its subsequent president and CEO, efficient in early July. Ebanks beforehand served as president (2005-2018) and CEO (2018-2020) of Essence Communications. She succeeds Jonelle Procope, who led The Apollo for the previous twenty years, remodeling and revitalizing the historic establishment. (6/6) | Extra

Sukanya Rajaratnam is becoming a member of White Dice Gallery as world director of strategic market initiatives. Beforehand, Rajaratnam was a accomplice at Mnuchin Gallery. Throughout her tenure (2008-2023) on the New York gallery, she staged pivotal solo exhibitions of artists David Hammons, Sam Gilliam, Alma Thomas, Ed Clark, Mary Lovelace O’Neal, and Betty Blayton. Rajaratnam formally begins at White Dice in September, working from New York the place the London-based gallery is opening its first U.S. exhibition house. (6/8) | Extra

Lindsay Catherine Harris was named co-director of Recess Artwork in Brooklyn, N.Y. Since 2015, Harris has labored on the Brooklyn Museum, most just lately as director of training. (6/9) | Extra

The British Council introduced UK curator Tarini Malik will work with British Ghanaian artist and filmmaker John Akomfrah on his solo exhibition for the British Pavilion on the sixtieth Venice Biennale in 2024. Malik beforehand held curatorial positions at Whitechapel Gallery and the Hayward Gallery. Akomfrah is acknowledged for his fascinating multichannel video installations that handle points comparable to migration, racial injustice, colonial legacies, and local weather change. (6/8) | Artwork Newspaper

Angela Cassie, the interim CEO of the Nationwide Gallery of Canada (NGC), is leaving her place. She was serving because the chief technique and inclusion officer of the Ottawa museum when she stepped into the management place in June 2022. In a press release, NGC mentioned Cassie was a “steadfast and decided chief who has been fully dedicated to the essential work we employed her to do in pursuit of main transformations on the Nationwide Gallery of Canada” and added that she is returning to her native Manitoba to tackle a brand new management position. Days later, NGC introduced Jean-François Belisle would change into the brand new director and CEO, efficient July 17. (6/2) | Artforum

Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Middle at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, N.Y., appointed Katherine C.M. Adams as assistant curator. She formally began in Could. A curator and author, she was exhibition supervisor of New York’s inaugural The Immigration Artist Biennial in 2020 and continues to function a curatorial fellow at KW Institute for Up to date Artwork in Berlin, Germany. (6/1) | Extra


1992: Director/playwright George C. Wolfe working with Gregory Hines throughout a rehearsal for the Broadway manufacturing of the musical Jelly’s Final Jam. | Picture by Martha Swope, Courtesy Billy Rose Theatre Division on the Library for the Performing Arts



The New York Public Library for Performing arts acquired the archives of Tony Award-winning director, author, and producer George C. Wolfe. Highlights of Wolfe’s sterling profession embody Broadway productions of “Angels in America,” “Topdog/Underdog,” “Jelly’s Final Jam,” and “Usher in ‘Da Noise, Usher in ‘Da Funk.” Extra just lately he staged a revival of “The Iceman Cometh” with Denzel Washington. Movie and tv initiatives directed by Wolfe embody “Lackawanna Blues,” August Wilson’s “Ma Rainey’s Black Backside,” and “The Immortal Lifetime of Henrietta Lacks.” The archives comprise about 50 packing containers spanning 5 a long time with supplies comparable to correspondence, images, annotated scripts, and director’s notes. (6/1) | Extra

The Scantland Assortment on the Columbus Museum of Artwork is rising with the addition of 33 artistic endeavors from the Scantland household together with a $2 million present to help the Ohio museum’s modern artwork initiatives. “PRESENT ’23: Constructing the Scantland Assortment,” a survey exhibition that opened on June 8 options the acquisitions by Raphaël Barontini, Kenturah Davis, Devin B. Johnson, Danielle McKinney, Patrick Quarm, and Jamea Richmond-Edwards, amongst different artists. The household’s newest largesse follows a 2019 donation of 27 artistic endeavors and $2 million to endow a then-newly named place of Scantland Household Government Deputy Director of Studying, Expertise and Engagement. (6/1) | Extra



In London, Tiwani Up to date is shifting to a brand new, expanded location in Mayfair on Cork Avenue. The gallery, which focuses on artists from Africa and its world diaspora, opened an area in Lagos in 2022. The brand new London house opens this fall with solo exhibition of Pleasure Labinjo and Miranda Forrester. (6/8) | Extra


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