News Recap: November 24, 2017

A weekly update of art world news.

Photo ©Henri Cartier-Bresson/Magnum Photos

Photo ©Henri Cartier-Bresson/Magnum Photos

The Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson to Move to Paris’s Marais Neighborhood in 2018
This week, the Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson announced its plans to move from the Montparnasse neighborhood in Paris to the Marais. This move includes an upgrade in space to a 900 square meter building near the Centre Pompidu, Musée Picasso, and Fondation Pinault on Rue des Archives. Opening in October 2018, the Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson will feature six annual shows, including work by contemporary photographers in addition to photographs by Henri Cartier-Bresson and his second wife, Martine Franck. The Foundation will also be expanding its research department and just instated François Hébel as its new Managing Director.
Read the full story (The Art Newspaper)

Zanele Muholi Wins France’s Prestigious Culture Prize
South African Photographer Zanel Muholi is the recipient of this year’s l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres. Considered a champion of the LGBTQIA+ community in South Africa and beyond, Muholi is the founder of the Forum of Empowerment of Women and Inkanyiso, in addition to being an activist and international fine art photographer. The French award goes to those who have “distinguished themselves in the domain of artistic or literary creation or for the contribution they have made to art and literature in France and the world.” Previous winners include South African photographer David Goldblatt.
Read the full story (The Art Newspaper)

Gavin Delahunty Resigns from the Dallas Museum of Art due to “Inappropriate Behavior”
Gavin Delahunty has officially stepped down from his post as Curator at the Dallas Museum of Art. This decision comes after a wave of whispers about his inappropriate behavior toward colleagues and an investigation by an outside source. Delahunty resigned before charges were brought against him in an effort to keep his actions from being a “distraction to the Museum or to my colleagues,” as said in an official statement issued by Delahunty himself. The museum has yet to comment or announce a replacement at the time of this writing.
Read the full story (ArtNews)