Art Industry News: Lin-Manuel Miranda on Helping Artists in Puerto Rico Recover from Hurricane Fiona + Other Stories

Art Industry News is a daily summary of the most important developments in the art world and the art market. Here’s what you need to know this Thursday, September 22.


Tyler Mitchell takes on London – The 27-year-old photographer, known for both his glossy magazine editorials and his photographs exploring the history of black life in the South, opens his first exhibition with Gagosian in London and is preparing a commission for the show Frieze Masters next month. He will also host an evening of art and film at the Victoria & Albert Museum. (New York Times)

Prado Will Scour Collection for works seized during the Spanish Civil War The Spanish institution will investigate its holdings to find works that may have been seized during the Spanish Civil War. He has already published a list of 25 works likely to have been deposited in the museum under the regime of dictator Francisco Franco. (Press release)

Lin-Manuel Miranda explains how to help Puerto Rico and its artists – After Hurricane Fiona hit last week, Puerto Rico is in a state of disrepair. The island’s arts and culture groups are also suffering. They need direct investment, writes Miranda. The Flamboyan Arts Fund has provided direct support to 541 artists and 106 arts organizations including museums, theatres, arts education programs and concert halls that have been affected by recent natural disasters. (Washington Post)

Howard Farber unloads a cache of Cuban artwork – The Miami-based collector and his wife Patricia are selling a treasure trove of artwork at Christie’s Latin American sale on September 30. Yoan Capote. (Barrons)


The Gwangju Biennale releases the list of artists for 2023 – The The initial lineup for the Gwangju Biennale next April includes Latifa Echakhch, Christine Sun Kim, Vivian Suter and María Magdalena Campos-Pons. The exhibition, titled ‘Soft and Weak as Water’, will be led by Tate Modern curator Sook-Kyung Lee. (ART news)

Keith Haring Scholarship at Bard College is permanently endowed – The Keith Haring Fellowship in Art and Activism will remain endowed in perpetuity at Bard College thanks to a $3.2 million gift from the Keith Haring Foundation, the Marieluise Hessel Foundation and George Soros. The college named Egyptian author Haytham el-Wardany as a 2022-2023 Haring Scholar and also announced plans to permanently reinstall a mural depicting Haring’s baby motif to the college. (Press release)

The Cleveland Museum of Art names a new chairman of the board of trustees – Ellen Stirn Mavec will succeed Scott Mueller for a three-year term. She is president of the Kelvin & Eleanor Smith Foundation, a former decorative arts dealer, and has served on the board since 1991. (Cleveland)


Senga Nengudi Named 2023 Nasher Prize Laureate – The American artist, known for her pioneering performative sculptures that reflect the fragility of the body, will receive the $100,000 prize at the Nasher Sculpture Center gala next spring. It will be the subject of a long-term exhibition at Dia Beacon from February 17, 2023. (Press release)

Senga Nengudi. performance piece (1978). Black and white photographs. Photographer: Harmon Outlaw. Courtesy of Lévy Gorvy Gallery, New York and Thomas Erben Gallery, New York.

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