This month, Grove Art publishes 4 revisions, as well as 37 emendations as part of our regular corrections process. These revised articles come from Grove’s ongoing project on Latin American art, spanning thousands of articles across the dictionary. Notable revisions include completely rewritten biographies of Juán Segura and Alberto Arai.
As announced last month, we are delighted to welcome the new Editor in Chief of the Benezit Dictionary of Artists, Dr. Valerie Cassel Oliver. Under her guidance, work has begun on a diverse group of new biographies, with emphasis on emerging artists and artists working in a range of contemporary media. Cassel Oliver is the Sydney and Frances Lewis Family Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. Before joining the VMFA, she spent sixteen years at the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Texas, where she was senior curator. Her numerous past exhibitions include “Double Consciousness: Black Conceptual Art Since 1970” (2005); “Hand + Made: The Performative Impulse in Art and Craft” (2010); “Angel Otero: Everything and Nothing” (2016); and “Howardena Pindell: What Remains to be Seen” (2019). She will guide Benezit’s editorial decisions and its work to bring wider representation to the dictionary.