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Guggenheim receives $750,000 grant for 1960s and ’70s art | The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded a $750,000 grant to the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation to support the final stage of a three-phase study of the Guggenheim’s Panza Collection. The Panza Collection Initiative (PCI) was launched in 2010 to explore questions of preservation and display of minimalist, post-minimalist and conceptual work from the 1960s–70s by artists in the collection. It has been funded throughout by the Mellon Foundation, who with this latest grant will facilitate the development of strategies to share the PCI findings with a broad audience.
Renzo Piano offers to design new bridge in Genoa | Renzo Piano has offered to design a new bridge to replace the Ponte Morandi bridge in Genoa, northern Italy, which collapsed and led to the deaths of 43 people on 14 August, reports the BBC. The Genoa-born architect Piano reportedly said, ‘I can’t think of anything else but that bridge. I have an idea of what the [new] bridge should look like but this is just the start… there is a moral commitment.’ Piano is believed to have already presented sketches of the proposed design to Genoa officials, who have welcomed the offer.
Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize shortlist announced | The National Portrait Gallery has announced the shortlist for the international Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2018, with four works selected from 4,462 submissions from 70 different countries, reports the Guardian. The four shortlisted artists – Enda Bowe, Max Barstow, Joey Lawrence and Alice Mann – are all in the running to win £15,000. The works will be included alongside some 50 others in the annual prize exhibition, which opens at the NPG on 18 October, two days after the winner is announced.
MacDowell Colony fellows named | The MacDowell Colony in Peterborough, New Hampshire in the US has released the names of 87 artists selected to be its fellows for the forthcoming season of its residencies, which are valued at around $10,000 per person. From composers, authors and screenwriters to visual artists such as Itty Neuhaus and Isidro Blasco, the fellowship scheme encompasses a variety of disciplines with fellows selected from six countries.