NASHVILLE—Lauren Haynes and Teka Selman have been announced as the curators for the first Tennessee Triennial, set to take place in early 2021. Haynes currently serves as curator at The Momentary—a satellite program of the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, Arkansas, and Selman is a Durham-based independent curator with previous experience in Raleigh, Chicago, and at Gagosian. In a statement, Haynes said, “Tennessee is near and dear to my heart, and I relish this opportunity to continue learning from and working with artists around the state. I’m very excited to partner with Teka on this project; I’m a huge fan of her curatorial work and the perspective she’ll bring.”
Andrea Zieher of New York gallery ZieherSmith was previously announced as the director of the triennial.
MIAMI—Working with some of the most prestigious and competitive artist residencies in the country, Miami organization Oolite Arts has developed a new residency for Miami-based artists called “Home and Away.” Oolite Arts will provide tuition and stipends to make these residencies more financially feasible for working artists. The two “Home” residencies will take place at the Rauschenberg Foundation and Atlantic Center for the Arts, each of which are located in Florida, and the “Away” residencies will take place Yaddo in upstate New York and Anderson Ranch Arts Center in Colorado. The first applications open for Anderson Ranch on July 10, 2019.
DURHAM—After struggling to find ways to make ends meet and maintain core beliefs (such as their “zero-fee” commission structure), The Carrack in Durham, North Carolina, has announced it is dissolving at the end of September. In an extraordinary open letter, The Carrack stated its reasons for closing, including the following: “Durham and The Carrack have changed… as has our awareness of the inequities in the field of nonprofit arts organizations. Many interacting factors led us to our decision to close, including rising organizational costs, pressures to institutionalize, our relocation away from downtown, and recognizing the dire necessity to pay our staff fair, living wages.”
NEW YORK—In the wake of the “Salary Transparency” Google Doc that blazed through the art world this spring, Jill Medvedow, chair of the Association of Art Museum Directors’ Professional Issues Committee, announced that the AAMD would encourage all of its members to stop offering unpaid internships. “It is obvious that unpaid internships are only available to those who have the means to work without pay,” Medvedow said. “This has been a long-standing practice, but it still needed to be articulated out loud as a first step toward change.”