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Artist Chase Hall in his studio. | Photo by Clément Pascal


Galerie Eva Presenhuber announced its representation of Chase Hall, who lives and works in New York. The artist said he was happy to be joining the gallery and “honored to share space with many artists I admire.” With locations in New York, Zurich, and Vienna, the gallery’s roster of about 40 artists includes Adam Pendleton and Tschabalala Self. “I am delighted to welcome Chase Hall to the gallery and look forward to supporting him as he navigates the crucial early stages of his career and beyond,” Eva Presenhuber said. “Chase’s paintings take you on a charged journey in a way that is entirely his own, and his first solo show with us demonstrates this with great spirit and courage.” Hall’s first solo show with the gallery (“Clouds in My Coffee”) opens March 4 in Waldmannstrasse, Zurich. The exhibition will be his first in Europe. | Instagram

Awards & Honors

Artist Tomashi Jackson won the Neuberger Museum of Art’s 2022 Roy R. Neuberger Prize. The recognition includes an exhibition, accompanying catalog, and a $25,000 cash award. “Tomashi Jackson: SLOW JAMZ” opens April 13 at the Neuberger Museum of Art at Purchase College in Purchase, N.Y. | More


From left, Black Fashion Fair, Volume 0 (Seen). Cover image of Joan Smalls, Photographed by Quil Lemons; The New Yorker (Feb. 14 & Feb. 21, 2021). Cover illustration by Kadir Nelson


Black Fashion Fair, a new publication showcasing Black designers, models, and photographers, launched last week and sold out almost immediately. Established by Antoine Gregory, a stylist and brand director for the fashion label Theophilio, Black Fashion Fair began as a Twitter thread in 2016, grew into an online directory of Black fashion designers, and is now a highly sought boutique magazine. | Vogue / New York Times

Coinciding with this year’s New York Fashion Week (Feb. 11-16), the cover of The New Yorker’s anniversary issue (marking 97 years of publishing) features a Black, fashion-forward version of Eustace Tilley, the magazine’s iconic dandy mascot, by Kadir Nelson. The Los Angeles-based artist’s image appears on the Feb. 14 & Feb. 21, 2022, double issue. | The New Yorker


TRIENNIAL | CBS News Saturday Morning visited New Orleans and spoke with Prospect 5 co-curators Naima J. Keith and Diana Nawi about the citywide exhibition (Oct. 23, 2021-Jan. 23, 2022). The curators are the first women to organize the triennial event. The episode aired Feb. 6, 2022. | Video by CBS News


Led by Cameron Shaw, the California African American Museum (CAAM) in Los Angeles and Art + Practice are joining forces, announcing a five-year collaboration that will bring CAAM-curated exhibitions to the Leimert Park campus of A+P, which was co-founded by artist Mark Bradford. The first exhibition, “Deborah Roberts: I’m,” will be presented at A+P from March 19 to Aug. 20, 2022. | New York Times

The National Gallery of Art is collaborating with Howard University, offering a two-year paid internship for freshman and sophomore undergraduate students attending the Washington, D.C., HBCU. The application deadline is March 15, 2022. | More

Chicago leaders who formed the Coalition of Black House Museums in March 2021 are urging support during Black History Month for venues such as the A. Philip Randolph Pullman Porter Museum, the Elijah Muhammad House, the Emmett and Mamie Till-Mobley House Museum, and the Muddy Waters Original Jam Out Museum. | Associated Press

More News

Louisville, Ky., artist Kacy Jackson was tapped as the official poster artist of the 2022 Kentucky Derby Festival (March 16-May 6). Restarting after a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic, the series of events and programming culminates with the Kentucky Derby on May 7. | More


FILM | The Girl Before is a psychological thriller centered around a minimalist residence designed by a Black British architect. Starring David Oyelowo and Gugulethu Mbatha-Raw, the limited series debuted on HBO Max on Feb. 10. | Video by HBO Max


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