2018 Sotheby’s Prize for Regeneration
Sotheby’s announces the winner of the 2018 Sotheby’s Prize, in its second year continues to celebrate curatorial excellence. Presented to the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures ( opening in LA in the late 2019) the $250,000 award will support their exhibition, Regeneration: Black Cinema 1900-1970 which opens in Fall 2020. The first exhibition of its type, Regeneration will reveal the vital and unrecognized history of African American filmmakers in the development of American cinema. It will showcase African American representation in motion pictures from its start to beyond Civil Rights era. Regeneration is being classified as the first-ever major survey show about black filmmakers in the United States before New Hollywood. Curated by Doris Berger, the acting head of curatorial affairs at the Academy Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, DC., the show was put together in conjunction with an advisory panel that included filmmakers Charles Burnett and Ava DueVernay; Shola Lynch, a curator at the New York Public Library’s Schomburg Center for Center for Research in Black Culture; and Ron Magliozzi, a film curator at the Museum of Modern Art, among others.
Speaking about the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures’ exhibition, Co-creator of the Sotheby’s Prize & Chair of the Sotheby’s Prize Jury, and also Chairman and Executive Vice President of Sotheby’s Allan Schwartzman said: “In the US the last few years there has been an overdue re-examination of artists of African American descent, but no museum has really looked closely at this in the realms of popular culture. This exhibition looks at the popular culture of cinema through the eyes of the filmmakers and artists who grew up in that culture.” In addition to the main prize, a sum of $10,000 is also awarded to a number of institutions whose exhibitions and initiatives are judged by the jury panel to be inspiring and transformative. For more info click link: