Antwaun Sargent to Curate Section of Paris Photo New York Fair Critic Antwaun Sargent has been tapped to oversee a section of the Paris Photo New York fair, which is being organized with AIPAD and slated to run from April 2 to 5 at Pier 94 on Manhattan’s West Side. Sargent’s section will focus on work by emerging photographers at the inaugural New York edition of the fair. Sargent, who recently profiled Swizz Beatz and Alicia Keys for ARTnews, is the author of The New Black Vanguard, an Aperture book focused on young black fashion photographers.
Toledo Museum of Art Appoints New Director Adam M. Levine, who currently serves as director and CEO of the Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens in Jacksonville, Florida, will join the Toledo Museum of Art in Ohio as director on May 1. Prior to joining the Cummer Museum, Levine worked as deputy director and curator of ancient art at the TMA. Some of his curatorial credits at the TMA included “The Mummies: From Egypt to Toledo” (2018), “Glorious Splendor: Treasures of Early Christian Art” (2017), and “I Approve This Message: Decoding Political Ads” (2016).
Glasgow International Details 2020 Edition The Glasgow International, Scotland’s biennial festival of contemporary art, will take up the theme of “Attention,” exploring where we focus our attention in an age of relentless stimulation. It will feature works by 160 artists, including Georgina Starr, Alberta Whittle, Gretchen Bender, and Martine Syms. More information on the ninth edition, which is directed by Richard Perry, can be found here.Independent Curators International Names Deputy Director Independent Curators International, a New York–based nonprofit focused on connecting innovative curatorial ventures with arts institutions around the world, has appointed Frances Wu Giarratano as deputy director. Giarratano joins ICI from the American Federation of Arts, where she served as director of exhibitions. Previously, Giarratano served for four years as the deputy director of the contemporary art space Para Site in Hong Kong.
Monday, January 27
Nasher Sculpture Center Reveals Recent Acquisitions and Gifts
The Nasher Sculpture Center in Dallas has purchased three artworks, by Magdalena Abakanowicz, Judy Chicago, and Beverly Semmes, using its Kaleta A. Doolin Acquisitions Fund for Women Artists. Included in the purchase is Chicago’s significant early work Rearrangeable Rainbow Blocks from 1965. The institution has also been gifted five pieces by four artists: John Chamberlain, David McManaway, Joan Miró, and Claes Oldenburg.
The Armory Show Details ‘Platform’ Section at 2020 Edition
The Armory Show, set to run in New York from March 5 to 8, has revealed the artists participating in its curated “Platform” section for large-scale works. Organized by Anne Ellegood, the recently appointed executive director of the Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, the exhibition will include pieces by Charlie Billingham, Nathalie Djurberg and Hans Berg, Trulee Hall, Edward and Nancy Kienholz, Christine Wang, Marnie Weber, and Summer Wheat. Titled “Brutal Truths,” Ellegood’s section will focus on the many ways in which artists employ satire and caricature to highlight pressing social issues.
Pérez Art Museum Miami Names Director of Curatorial Affairs
René Morales has been appointed director of curatorial affairs and chief curator of the Pérez Art Museum Miami. Morales has been a curator at the museum since 2005, having organized over 50 exhibitions and overseeing the acquisition of more than 300 artworks to the museum’s permanent collection.
Carpenters Workshop Gallery Names Chief Executive Officer
Carpenters Workshop Gallery, which has locations in New York, London, Paris, and San Francisco, has appointed Maria Bonta de la Pezuela as chief executive officer for its Americas division. De la Pezuela founded a strategic advisory firm that consulted collectors and institutions worldwide. Prior to that she worked at Sotheby’s for almost 20 years in various leadership positions. During her tenure at the auction house, she was instrumental in growing its regional business in North and South America, and spearheaded several record-setting sales, including the first work by Frida Kahlo to surpass $10 million.