AICA-USA Announces Awards, Zwirner’s Reinhardt Exhibition Takes First Place for New York Commercial Show

Number one. (Courtesy David Zwirner)

The United States section of the International Association of Art Critics has announced the winners of its annual awards, which were voted on by its more than 400 members. David Zwirner’s superb Ad Reinhardt show, organized by Rob Storr, took top honors in the Best Show in a Commercial Space in New York category, with Gagosian’s “Painted on 21st Street: Helen Frankenthaler from 1950 to 1959,” organized by John Elderfield, garnering second place. Read More


Daniel Gordon Nabs Foam’s 2014 Paul Huf Award

'Spring Onions' (2013) by Gordon. (Courtesy the artist and Wallspace)

Amsterdam’s Foam photography museum has selected Daniel Gordon as the 2014 winner of its Paul Huf Award, which each year gives one photographer under the age of 35 a €20,000 ($27,800) prize and an exhibition at the museum. Mr. Gordon, who works in Brooklyn and shows with Chelsea’s Wallspace Gallery, shoots lusciously colored, wildly patterned, intensely intricate collages and constructions—typically portraits and still lifes—that he makes out of carefully ripped and recombined photographs that he sources online. Gorgeous stuff. Read More


Art Matters Grants Fund Travel, Projects, 3-D Printers, for 35 Artists


Art Matters, the nonprofit, Soho-based art foundation founded by philanthropist Laura Donnelley, has announced its 2013 grants, reports Artforum. The grants, which range from $3,000 to $10,000, were awarded to 35 artists who will use them for socially engaged projects. Mixed-media artist Jacolby Satterwhite will use his to purchase a 3-D printer. They don’t come cheap! 

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CAA Reveals 2014 Awards, With T. J. Demos Taking Frank Jewett Mather Honors

(Courtesy Duke University Press)

The College Art Association announced that scholar T. J. Demos has won the 2014 Frank Jewett Mather Award, its annual prize for art criticism, for his 2013 book The Migrant Image: The Art and Politics of Documentary During Global Crisis, writing that it “eloquently analyzes contemporary art that engages the current political reality of continual humanitarian crises while maintaining an open-ended appeal to the imagination.” Read More


Here Are the Winners of the 2013 Artadia L.A. Awards

Still from "Untitled" by Nicole Miller. (Courtesy

Artadia: The Fund for Art and Dialogue, which organizes awards on a rotating basis in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago and Houston, announced the winners of its inaugural award cycle in Los Angeles. The recipients of a $15,000 prize awarding artistic excellence were Cayetano Ferrer and Nicole Miller. Recipients of a $3,000 prize were Vishal Jugdeo, Stanya Kahn and Kerry Tribe.

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