For the past 20 years, Worldwide Books has proudly sponsored annual research awards for the ARLIS/NA membership. This year's winner was announced at the Convocation in Seattle.
We would like to congratulate the author of the winning entry for the 2016 Worldwide Books Award for Publications: 
  • Catherine Larkin for Art Collecting on a Global Scale: Non European Objects, which appeared in Visual Resources: An International Journal of Documentation (Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group; Vol. 30, No. 1, March 2014).

We would like to thank the ARLIS/NA Research Awards Committee for carefully reviewing the nominations and for selecting the winner. 



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V-A-C Collection at Whitechapel Gallery

In four consecutive exhibitions, each one curated by a noted British artist, Whitechapel Gallery displayed selections from Moscow's V-A-C Collection. Each show was documented by a catalogue featuring images of the works installed in the gallery and an interview with the featured artist-curator.

Mike Nelson, best known for his installations, selected 13 sculptural works ranging from traditional African pieces and early 20th-century sculptures by Brancusi and Gonzalez to recent works by Sherrie Levine and Pawel Althamer. (Worldwide 81990).
Film artist Fiona Banner made selections from the photographs in the collection and presented them alongside works in other media, featuring works by Gerhard Richter, Andy Warhol, Bridget Riley and others. (Worldwide 82002)
Paintings by Warhol, Hockney and Goncharova as well as films and photographs were among the works selected by Lynette Yiadom-Boakye, the show exploring the ways in which people interact with nature. (Worldwide 82012)
For the final installment, James Richards created a sound installation consisting of "public silences"  (including a recording of a crowd waiting in silence) and ambient noise, the work inspired by Francis Bacon's 1953 painting Study for a Portrait. (Worldwide 82020)

Momentum 8
Momentum 8, the 2015 Nordic Biennial of Contemporary Art, was held in Moss, Norway. Although international in scope, the Biennial focused largely on the Nordic themes of geographic and cultural isolation, featuring videos, installations and other works by emerging artists. 

The Biennial is documented by two publications:The Viewer, an exhibition catalogue (Worldwide 81937) with a small USB memory stick that carries video and audio files attached to the spine; andThe Reader, a collection of critical essays (Worldwide 81936) that includes a small vial containing a scent commissioned specifically for the show.  

Museum Publications

The holdings of the Lowe Art Museum at the University of Miami include a significant collection of Haitian paintings, sculptures and textile works. Selected works from the collection spanning five decades were recently exhibited at the museum. (Worldwide 82010)
The history of "blooks," or objects that look like books but are not, was the subject of an exhibition recently held at the Grolier Club in New York. A diverse selection of such objects from the 19th and 20th centuries was on view there at the beginning of this year. (Worldwide 82182)
An exhibition of contemporary art from the collection of Duke University alumnus Blake Byrne has been touring university art museums, featuring works by Marlene Dumas, Felix Gonzales-Torres, Martin Kippenberger, Paul McCarthy, Ed Ruscha, Andy Warhol and Kehinde Wiley, among others. The show opened at the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University before traveling to the Ohio State University Urban Arts Space and its most recent venue, the Wallach Art Gallery at Columbia University in New York. The tour ends this fall at the Hoffman Gallery of Contemporary Art, Lewis & Clark College, Portland. (Worldwide 82127)

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