#PelhamPicks vol 29

Pelham's Art Industry News

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'The Beyoncé of art history'


Alastair Sooke on Artemisia Gentileschi. The National Gallery blockbuster Artemisia opens to the public this weekend to rapturous reviews.

Media Brief

Germany has announced a rescue package for its art industry. “New Start Culture” program includes grants for commercial galleries that range between €5,000 and €35,000 for early 2021 programs.

Congratulations to the artists, business-leaders, patrons and curators who made it onto Apollo Magazine’s ’40 Under 40 Africa’; names included HAKANTO CONTEMPORARY, Madagascar’s Hasnaine Yavarhoussen, MACAAL, Marrakech’s Othman Lazraq and Meriem Berrada and Gallery 1957, Ghana’s Victoria Cooke.  
  Mega dealer David Zwirner has hired Ebony L. Haynes to run ‘her own separate space’ in Chelsea where she plans to hire an all-Black staff reports The New York Times.
This month, Art at a Time Like This Inc. and SaveArtSpace are presenting Ministry of Truth: 1984/2020, an exploration of American politics through 20 artists exhibiting on 20 billboards around New York City, via Hyperallergic.  
  Right before Biden’s first presidential debate in Ohio, Senator Kamala Harris kicked off the online fundraiser ‘Artists for Biden’, hosted by David Zwirner and featuring works on sale by artists like Carrie Mae Weems, Cecily Brown, Kehinde Wiley and more, amongst 100 - via Bloomberg.
Essence Harden delves into the initiatives helping support the Los Angeles art scene during the pandemic for Artsy.  

Digital News

  How has a global pandemic changed our engagement with the arts through digital platforms? Arts Professional examines the data from a new survey.

Social Media

Following model Emily Ratajkowski's piece in New York Magazine, Frieze re-examines one of the most pressing questions of our social media soaked times, “When do we own images of ourselves?”  

What to See Now

  Harper’s Bazaar picks its top exhibitions to see this autumn.
Across the pond, artnet News editors pick their US highlights of shows to see this week.  

Listen + Read + Watch + Connect

  LISTEN: “It’s an adventure”: Listen to Czech artist Krištof Kintera on finding beauty in old electronics, linked to his latest solo exhibition which recently opened at Birmingham’s Ikon Gallery – via Radio Prague International.
READ: Just in case you can’t get to see the National Gallery exhibition in the flesh - The Art Newspaper rounds-up five must-read books on the visionary artist Artemisia Gentileschi.  
  CONNECT: If you aren’t already, follow @cindysherman as the artist tackles her most difficult topic to-date, men.
WATCHGoodman Gallery has launched a William Kentridge film festival (29 September-3 October), with three decades of his video work available to view online.