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Bloomberg Philanthropies names participants in $43m arts initiative

Plus: The List destroyed for second time | Art dealer Andrew Fabricant joins Gagosian | and Titus Kaphar awarded Rappaport Prize

16 August 2018

Our daily round-up of news from the art world

Bloomberg Philanthropies names 85 participants in $43m arts initiative | Bloomberg Philanthropies today named 85 further cultural organisations selected to participate in its arts innovation and management training initiative, which was expanded in May thanks to a $43m investment. The programme, which will support more than 200 small and mid-sized organisations in the cities of Atlanta, Austin, Baltimore, Denver, New Orleans, Pittsburgh and Washington, D.C., is part of Michael R. Bloomberg’s wider $200m American Cities Initiative. All 85 organisations whose participation in the invitation-only scheme was announced today are located in Washington, D.C. and Pittsburgh.

The List destroyed for second time | The List, a project presented at this year’s Liverpool Biennial documenting the victims of the European refugee crisis, has been destroyed by unknown perpetrators for the second time in three weeks. The artist Banu Cennetoğlu, who works on The List with the activist network UNITED, said that on this occasion it would not be restored, but left as a reminder of the ‘systematic violence exercised against people’. For more on events surrounding ‘The List’, read Samuel Reilly in Apollo.

Art dealer Andrew Fabricant joins Gagosian | Gagosian today announced that art dealer Andrew Fabricant is to join the gallery in New York. Fabricant recently left Richard Gray Gallery, where he was director of its New York location, after 22 years; before that he had worked for Gagosian in both Los Angeles and New York.

Titus Kaphar wins 2018 Rappaport Prize | The deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum in Lincoln, Massachusetts has announced that this year’s Rappaport Prize will be awarded to Titus Kaphar. Kaphar, who will receive $25,000, is known for his paintings and sculptures that explore the history of racial and social representation in visual culture.

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