This week’s rolling news roundup

3 – 9 December

At the beginning of a busy week for catering companies, the second annual Sotheby’s Prize, which gives $250,000 to support institutional exhibitions exploring under-represented art histories, was awarded to Regeneration: Black Cinema 1900-1970, which will inaugurate the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, Los Angeles in 2020. The jury comprised Sotheby's chairman Allan Schwartzman, Nicholas Serota, Connie Butler Okwui Enwezor, Donna de Salvo and Emilie Gordenker. Also supporting a beleaguered section of the artworld, UK's Jerwood Charitable Foundation announced the 12 young artists who would this year receive its awards and commissions. Appau Jnr Boakye-Yiadom, Kitty Clark and Sofia Mitsola (Jerwood Solo Presentations); Webb-Ellis and Richard Whitby (Jerwood/FVU Awards); Max Bainbridge and Abigail Booth (Forest + Found), Mark Corfield-Moore, Lucie Gledhill, Bethan Lloyd Worthington and Tana West (Jerwood Makers Open); and Silvia Rosi and Theo Simpson (Jerwood/Photoworks Awards) will feature in the 2019 programme at Jerwood Space, London, and on tour nationally. 

On Tuesday evening, as the great and good of London's artworld sipped from their limited ration of wine in front of a BBC television audience, Charlotte Prodger was announced as the winner of the 2018 Turner Prize. The Glasgow-based artist, who will represent Scotland at the 2019 Venice Biennale, was selected from a shortlist also including Forensic Architecture, Naeem Mohaiemen and Luke Willis Thompson. This year’s jury included ArtReview's international editor Oliver Basciano alongside Elena Filipovic of the Kunsthalle Basel, Lisa LeFeuvre from the Henry Moore Institute and novelist Tom McCarthy. It was chaired by Farquharson. There was drama of an altogether different kind in Italy, as the country's Supreme Court ruled in favour of an order that the Getty Museum in Los Angeles return an ancient Greek statue. Discovered off the Adriatic coast by fishermen in 1964, the fourth-century BC bronze is known as the Victorious Youth and attributed to Lysippus. The statue has been the subject of a decade-long legal battle; the Getty Museum has promised to vigorously defend its ownership of the artefact. 

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