sonya clark - hair craft project

LINKS TO THE PAST WEEK’S NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS IN THE ART WORLD

Winners of the sixth annual ArtPrize were announced last night with “Intersections” by Anila Quayyum Agha and “The Haircraft Project” (above) by Richmond, Va.-based Sonya Clark taking the top prizes. In Grand Rapids, Mich., Leonardo Drew served on the ArtPrize jury and Dave MacKenzie’s “Breathe” was a finalist in the installation category.

Art critic Holland Carter reports for the New York Times from Bed-Stuy and Crown Heights on “Funk, God, Jazz & Medicine: Black Radical Brooklyn,” a community-based art exhibition organized by Weeksville Heritage Center and Creative Time ending this weekend.

For Art in America, Maxwell Williams visits Rashid Johnson‘s “Islands” exhibition at David Kordansky Gallery in Los Angeles and interviews the artist about why the book “Native Son” by Richard Wright, shea butter and CB radios figure so prominently in the show.

Choreographer and dancer Geoffrey Holder, 84, a legend in the cultural arts community who was also an actor, composer, designer and painter, died on Sunday, Oct. 5, in Manhattan, the New York Times reports.

Artist Stan Douglas utilizes new technology for his first theater project, “Helen Lawrence” opening Oct. 12 at Canadian Stage in Toronto, ARTnews reports.

The New York Times art critic Roberta Smith reviews “Live and in Color,” Derrick Adams‘s exhibition of collages inspired television images at Tilton Gallery.

New York Times architecture critic Michael Kimmelman weighs in on Sugar Hill Development, the distinctive 13-story subsidized housing complex designed by David Adjaye in Harlem. CT

IMAGE: The Hair Project by Sonia Clark via ArtPrize