News Recap: August 30, 2019

A weekly update of art world news.

Arctic Passage Installation by Louie Palu

The Arnold Newman Prize Winners Announced
The 2019 Arnold Newman Prize for New Directions in Photographic Portraiture winners were announced this week. The $20,000 first prize was awarded to Louie Palu for his series, Arctic Passage. The series features photographs from his long-term project on the changing geopolitics of the Arctic and an installation of large format portraits frozen in ice blocks. Finalists include Jess T. Dugan, Cheryle St. Onge, and Bryan Thomas.
Read the full story (Maine Media Workshops + College)

Nan Goldin Arrested During Governor Cuomo Protest
On Wednesday, 200 health and drug policy activists protested outside New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo’s office. The activists protested the Governor’s failure to deliver on a campaign promise to open the country’s first safe injection sites. Photographer Nan Goldin, who is also the founder of Prescription Addiction Intervention Now, was arrested on charges of disorderly conduct.
Read the full story (Artforum)

Sculptor Eliseo Mattiacci Dies at 78
Italian postwar artist Eliseo Mattiacci died on August 26 at the age of 78. The artist’s career spanned five decades during which he created large, abstract sculptures that grapple with man’s relationship to the universe. Mattiacci represented Italy at the Venice Biennale in 1972 and 1988. His most recent exhibition in 2018, “GONG”, presented 20 of his major outdoor sculptures at Forte di Belvedere in Florence.
Read the full story (Apollo Magazine)