Culver City City Council unanimously approved the Wende Museum‘s proposal for a Creative Community Center at 10858 Culver Boulevard, also known as ‘the building next door.’
A dynamic and diverse community like Culver City deserves a hub to match, and the Wende Museum is thrilled that local nonprofit organizations like the Mayme A. Clayton Library and Museum, United States Veterans’ Artist Alliance, Upward Bound House, the Artistic Freedom Initiative, and the Wende will activate this first-of-its-kind space. The Creative Community Center’s formation was guided by the vision of Glorya Kaufman, a legendary patron of the performing arts whose foundation will also underwrite the expansion of the Wende campus and ensure that all programs will continue to be offered free of charge.
Designed by AUX Architecture, the Center will include a theater, a demonstration garden, art space for veterans, 100% affordable housing for artists, and a dedicated place for students of the Culver City Unified School District. The Wende Museum is immensely grateful to the Culver City community and City Council for supporting this vision of the Creative Community Center. Watch this space for updates as construction is planned to begin later this winter.
The American (b. Hong-Kong) Contemporary Art Curator, Cultural Producer, Art Writer, Educator Jo-ey Tang has been appointed as director of Kadist San Francisco, USA
Fondation Pernod Ricard Announces the Curator and Artists for its 23rd Pernod-Ricard Foundation Prize
Fondation Pernod Ricard announces the curator and artists for its 23rd Pernod-Ricard Foundation Prize. The artist chosen are: Hélène Bertin, Timothée Calame, Fabiana Ex-Souza, Eva Nielsen, Benoît Piéron, Elsa Werth and Jean-Michel Sanejouand. Curated by Clément Dirié.
Last week the collector, founder and inspirator of the Herbert Foundation Anton Herbert (5 nov. 1938 – 7 dec. 2021) passed away in Gent, Belgium. Since the end of the sixties, together with his wife Annick, he collected contemporary art, with a focus on Conceptual Art, arte povera en Minimalism. For the Herbert couple the artist is more important than his artwork, and while collecting art, they always include the documentation around each artwork and the artist.
Anton en Annick Herbert in 2015. — © Yuri van der Hoeven
Social advisor in the office of the Minister of Culture since August 2020, responsible in particular for employment issues and the intermittence of the entertainment and audiovisual industry during the health crisis, Soizic Wattinne joined the Giacometti Foundation on December 1, 2021. She will act as general secretary to Catherine Grenier , director of the foundation.
Timoteus Anggawan Kusno wins Han Nefkens Foundation – Loop Barcelona Video Art Production Grant 2021
Timoteus Anggawan Kusno (b. 1989, Indonesia) is the winner of the Han Nefkens Foundation – Loop Barcelona Video Art Production Grant 2021, in collaboration with the Fundació Joan Miró, Barcelona; Inside-Out Art Museum, Beijing; MoCA Taipei; ILHAM Gallery, Kuala Lumpur; Centre d’Art Contemporain, Genève and Art Hub Copenhagen. Han Nefkens, Han Nefkens Foundation: ”I’m thrilled that the creative exchange of ideas during the jury meeting has contributed to the choice of an artist whose deeply authentic and powerful work will undoubtedly make an impact on the visitors to the worldwide art institutions where his new production will be shown.”