Art Industry News: Comprehensive documentary series on the NFT phenomenon coming to Amazon Prime + more stories


Art Industry News is a daily summary of the most important developments emerging from the art world and the art market. Here’s what you need to know on Thursday, December 22nd.


Need to read

Why some have misunderstood Simon Lee’s backtracking loophole – After Simon Lee Seminar on “The Loophole of Solitude: Venice”which focused on the intellectual and creative work of black women, a critical assessment of the event by Seph Rodney for hypersensitivity According to Rizvana Bradley, he totally missed the point. (artforum)

Comprehensive List of Art Nebo Kids – With “nepo baby” still a term on everyone’s lips after a viral feature by New York MagazineAnd the ARTnews Collected its own version of the art world. The list extends particularly long to dealers but also includes auction house executives, art advisors, and the artists themselves.. Did you know that Art Colon director Daniel Hough is the grandson of artist Laszlo Moholy-Nagy? (ARTnews)

New Amazon Series Explores NFT Culture Crypto winter, damn it! Amazon Prime is planning a new docuseries called NFMe. Focusing on 50 key space pioneers, from artist Rafik Anadol to music producer Peter Rafelson, the six episodes will explore the cultural impact of NFTs.. (Telegraph coin)

Trinidad art dealer dies during attempted robbery Marc Pereira of 101 Gallery in Trinidad and Tobago, known as a champion of Caribbean art, was shot dead by burglars when they broke into his home earlier this week. The police are investigating the murder. (ARTnews)

motors and vibrators

Postponement of the opening of the International African American Museum – The museum’s highly anticipated opening in Charleston, South Carolina, has been delayed due to faulty humidity and temperature control regulations. Originally scheduled to open in January, it is still expected to debut in the first half of the year. (The New York Times)

Nan Golden Duke gets shortlisted for the Oscars – Laura Poitras All beauty and bloodshed, which chronicles the life of artist Nan Goldin and her battle against the Sacklers, made it to the Academy Awards shortlist for Best Documentary Feature. Final nominations will be announced on January 24th.Hollywood Reporter)

The Amsterdam Museum returns the salt cellars to the heirs. Four silver salt cellars held in museums in Amsterdam will be returned to the heirs of German Jewish collector Emma Budge after an investigation into their provenance and binding advice from the Dutch Compensation Commission.. (Cod art)

Bess and a Black Lunch Table Open Gallery Library – Pace Gallery’s collaboration with the nonprofit Black Lunch Table, through which it improves its archives of black artists, has led to a six-month Wikimedia Fellowship to expand online entries for historically excluded artists. The search will culminate in an exhibition at the New York Gallery Library for Black History Month in February. (press release)

For the sake of art

Tao Lewis at 52 Walker is a must see – The 29-year-old sculptor’s exhibition “Vox Populi, Vox Dei” at 52 Walker sees her recreating Yoruba-style theatrical masks constructed from found materials and fabrics.. If you’re in New York, get it before it closes on January 7th. (mowing)

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