News Recap: January 13, 2017

A weekly recap of art world news.

Cover of Libyan Sugar, by Michael Christopher Brown (Twin Palms, 2016), recipient of ICP Award

Cover of Libyan Sugar, by Michael Christopher Brown (Twin Palms, 2016), recipient of ICP Award

ICP Announces Honorees of 33rd Annual Infinity Awards
The International Center of Photography has announced the 2017 honorees of its annual Infinity Awards. Since 1985, the Infinity Awards are considered the leading honor for excellence in the field. Among the recipients are Harry Benson for lifetime achievement, Sophie Calle for art, Michael Christopher Brown for artist’s book, Aperture for critical writing and research, Edmund Clakr and Crofton Black for documentary and photojournalism, Vasantha Yogananthan for emerging photographer, and For Freedoms for new media.
Read the press release (ICP)

La Maison Rouge to Close in 2018
The Parisian art foundation, La Maison Rouge, has announced it will close in 2018. The foundation exhibits private collections, marginal, and outside art. Founded in 2004 by collector Atonie de Galbert, La Maison Rouge became an important hub in the Parisian art scene. The announcement of its closure came as a surprise to many, but de Galbert has explained that he had always intended to close the space and wanted to do so at the height of its popularity.
Read the full story (ArtNet News)

Elizabeth Bick Wins 2016 Rudin Prize for Emerging Photography
Elizabeth Bick is the third winner of the Norton Museum of Art’s biennial prize. The Rudin prize for Emerging Photographers is given to an artist who has never had a solo museum show, and includes a $20,000 cash award. Drawing on her training as a ballerina, Bick’s work blends dance and street photography, examining how crowds move through public space.
Read the press release (Norton Museum of Art)