Art News Roundup: Vincent Van Gogh, Philip Guston, Deana Lawson and More

A weekly roundup of news from the art world.

London’s National Gallery Announces Digital Partnership with Nikon: The National Gallery in London, UK, will be working in partnership with Nikon over the next 12 months on a broad schedule of online content. The first feature is an online edition of Picture of the month, kicking off with Jan van Kessel the Elder’s Butterflies, Moths and Insects with Sprays of Common Hawthorn and Forget-Me-Not from 1654. Other content will include talks and various digital events.

Armando Iannacci and Francis Annan Receive Inaugural DDA Spotlight Award in Tallinn: Filmmakers Armando Iannacci and Francis Annan received the inaugural DDA Spotlight Award at Estonia’s Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival. The Award honors artists and filmmakers whose recent works take a concerted step forward in improving diversity and inclusion in the film industry and cinema culture.

Major Philip Guston Exhibition Postponed: The four organizing institutions of Philip Guston Now – the National Gallery of Art, Washington, Tate Modern, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston – have announced a new schedule for the exhibition’s tour in response to COVID-19. The retrospective will be presented at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, from May 1, 2022, to September 11, 2022; The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, from October 23, 2022, to January 15, 2023; the National Gallery of Art, Washington, from February 26, 2023, to August 27, 2023; and Tate Modern from October 3, 2023, to February 4, 2024.

New Book Explores How French Visual Culture Normalized Colonialism: A new collection of essays, Visualizing Empire: Africa, Europe, and the Politics of Representation, examines how an official French visual culture normalized the country’s colonial project and exposed citizens and subjects alike to racialized ideas of life in the empire. The book will be released on January 19 now via Getty Publications.

Deana Lawson Wins Guggenheim’s Hugo Boss Prize: The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and Foundation has awarded its Hugo Boss Prize 2020 to Deana Lawson. She is also the first-ever photographer to take the prestigious award. Selected by a jury of international critics and curators, Lawson receives an honorarium of $100,000 and a solo exhibition at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, opening in spring 2021.

New Van Gogh Online Research Platform Launched: Van Gogh Worldwide, a new digital platform bringing together art-historical and technical information about the work of Vincent van Gogh, was launched on November 5. The platform provides details of all paintings, drawings and prints by Vincent van Gogh in the Netherlands: over 1000 paintings and works on paper. The object data, including provenance and exhibition history, literature and letter references and technical information are given for all works.

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