GFAA Winners Revealed
The art world’s most prestigious prizes for exhibition curation, the Global Fine Arts Awards, were announced on Feb. 11. Among the winners were “Rauschenberg in China,” a show at Beijing’s Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, and a two-institution retrospective of Hieronymus Bosch’s oeuvre.
Brick and Mortar
Amazon is launching a drive-through-inspired retail experiment in Seattle, which will allow customers to schedule pick-up online, and then receive their items in purpose-built parking stalls. This comes after the company launched its Amazon Go grocery store and Amazon Books shop in the city.
[The New York Times]
Peter Dundas designed Beyoncé’s gilded Grammys ensemble, the first creation under his eponymous label. Before working under his own name, Dundas previously served as creative director of Roberto Cavalli and Emilio Pucci. (Read our March 2014 interview with Dundas here.)
Los Angeles Locals
Los Angeles’s Hammer Museum has announced Anne Ellegood and Erin Christovale as the curators of its fourth “Made in L.A.” biennial, to take place in 2018. The exhibition is celebrated for highlighting up-and-coming artists based in the city.
Tadao Ando’s only building in the U.K., the Piccadilly Gardens pavilion, will be demolished. The move comes as a response to public disapproval, as the building has been widely criticized, and was named one of Manchester’s worst tourist attractions on TripAdvisor.
[The Architects’ Journal]
Art World Revolving Door
Curator Jay Sanders has left his post focusing on performance work at the Whitney Museum of American Art to take over as executive director and chief curator of Artists Space, a New York nonprofit. Former Artspace editor-in-chief Andrew Goldstein will take the reins of Artnet News.