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Weekly News Roundup: June 28, 2024

Composite stills from the works of the shortlisted artists of the 17th Jarman Film Award. Courtesy Film London.

 Jarman Film Award Shortlists Announced 

Screen agency Film London announced the six shortlisted artist-filmmakers for the 17th GBP 10,000 (USD 12,700) Jarman Award. The shortlist includes British Ghanaian artist Larry Achiampong for his work A Letter (Side B) (2023); London-based artist Maeve Brennan and her investigative film An Excavation (2023); visual artist Melanie Manchot for her first feature STEPHEN (2023); Palestinian British artist Rosalind Nashashibi with the 16mm experimental film Denim Sky (2022); Canadian visual artist Sin Wai Kin’s video and performance Dreaming the End (2023); and Iranian filmmaker Maryam Tafakory for her untitled found-footage and postrevolutionary cinema collage. Presented by Film London with support from Arts Council England, the winner of the annual award will be revealed in late November in London. The shortlisted artists’ works will tour various cultural venues across the UK.

AMOS GEBHARDT, Alexis with moon, 2024. Courtesy National Portrait Gallery, Canberra.  

Amos Gebhardt Wins National Photographic Portrait Prize

Canberra’s National Portrait Gallery named Melbourne-based artist and filmmaker Amos Gebhardt’s Alexis with moon (2024) as the winner of its National Photographic Portrait Prize 2024. Gebhardt will be awarded a cash prize of AUD 30,000 (USD 20,000) and Canon equipment valued at AUD 20,000 (USD 14,000). For the institution’s Art Handlers’ Award, Victoria-based photographer Shelley Xue’s 阿誼 (ah Yi) (2024) received an AUD 2,000 (USD 1,400) cash prize courtesy of exhibition partner IAS Fine Art Logistics. The winner of the People’s Choice Award, which includes a cash prize of AUD 10,000 (USD 7,000) funded by the Calvert-Jones Foundation and a prize pack from Japanese tech company EIZO, has yet to be revealed. Works by the 34 finalists will be shown in the exhibition “National Photographic Portrait Prize 2024” at the National Portrait Gallery until October 13, 2024.

Portrait of JOAN KEE. Photo by Ross Anthony. Courtesy New York University. 

Joan Kee Named Director of NYU’s Institute of Fine Arts

New York University (NYU) president Linda G. Mills and provost Georgina Dopico announced that Joan Kee will become the new Judy and Michael Steinhardt director of the NYU Institute of Fine Arts (IFA), one of the United States’s top graduate schools and research centers in art history, archaeology, and art conservation. Kee is a professor of art history at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, holds a law degree from Harvard, and a PhD from the IFA. Her cross-disciplinary approach to research spans art law, comparative diaspora studies, as well as art and digital communications. A scholar of modern and contemporary Asian art, Kee is known for encouraging global interest in the Korean Dansaekhwa movement (1970s–80s) through her book Contemporary Korean Art: Tansaekhwa and the Urgency of Method (2013). Kee’s tenure as IFA director will begin on August 19, 2024.

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