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MOCA Los Angeles announces five new board members

12 November 2018

Our daily round-up of news from the art world

MOCA Los Angeles announces five new board members | The museum has added five new members to the board. Three of the appointees are also current board members at MoMA PS1, where MOCA’s new director Klaus Biesenbach was in charge until earlier this year. These are Adrian Cheng, founder of the K11 Art Foundation in Hong Kong, Simon Mordant, cofounder of Luminis Partners, and Julia Stoschek, founder of the Julia Stoschek Collection in Germany. The other two are philanthropist Marina Kellen French and Sean Parker, the chairman of the Parker Institute on Cancer Immunotherapy.

Sondra Perry wins the 2018 Nam June Paik Award | The American artist Sondra Perry won the 2018 Nam June Paik Award at a ceremony in Münster, Germany on Friday evening. The prize is €25,000, and is awarded biennially to artists who work with new technology and moving images.

Pérez Art Museum Miami to launch Latin American and Latinx Art Fund | The Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) has announced plans for a Latin American and Latinx Art Fund, endowed by the museum’s board members and to be used for underwriting research and exhibitions focusing on Latinx American artists at PAMM. The fund will be launched tomorrow.

Njideka Akunyili Crosby now represented by David Zwirner Gallery | The Nigerian-born artist Njideka Akunyili Crosby, who lives in Los Angeles, will now be represented by David Zwirner, at his New York and Hong Kong galleries. Victoria Miro gallery will continue to show her work in Venice and London.

College museum exhibition closes after veterans complain about ‘false flag’ | The solo exhibition of artist Daniel Bejar at Westchester Community College’s Fine Art Gallery was closed a week earlier than planned in time for Veterans Day on 11 November, after criticisms from veterans groups over the work Rec-elections (False Flag). The work resembles an American Flag but uses the stars to spell out the word ‘FAKE’. It refers to a flag bearing the word ‘FREE’ that Abraham Lincoln used in his re-election campaign of 1864.

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