Cover Stories

Article date: Tuesday, May 26, 2020
Lina Sinisterra, Spatial Paintings, New Tendencies in Contemporary Art in Colombia

I am an artist based in Bogota – Colombia. I do art because is the only way I find a comfortable understanding of living. I use art to connect to the world. I do paintings because the language of color is my way to activate sensations and to move the emotional world. I believe that painting is something you may do with any material and on top of any surface, that’s why I create spatial paintings with accumulations’ of disposable materials, or painted objects, to create new perspectives or views on quotidian things and stuff from the world.

Article date: Monday, May 25, 2020
Sanne De Wolf: Meet the Artist Who Bakes Messages Into Loaves of Bread

"Because of my love at first sight for a bakery in Tehran, I saw similarities between the bakery and my artist studio, were I work with porcelain, plaster and salt as a daily ritual.Aside from this, the Middle Eastern bakeries seem like a white wide space. You could almost be presenting a gallery space".

Article date: Wednesday, May 20, 2020
ArtDependence Visits MuHKA in Antwerp - Belgium for the Re-Opening and it's fully Coronaproof

"If I had to give a brief description of my experience at the exhibition, I would say that I focused on the work and enjoyed the silence. And to MuHKA, it is fantastic how much thought has gone into creating a perfectly safe environment".

Article date: Tuesday, May 19, 2020
Tanguy Ottomer: Antwerp’s Best Known City Guide on the Silence of a City Under Covid-19

"The city of Antwerp reveals a totally different side of her that I’ve never experienced before. The first thing I noticed were the birds singing. They are much more present than before. People are more friendly and everybody says hello. I always see a city as an open air museum. Now I feel like a VIP who is visiting the most beautiful museum in the world after hours".

Article date: Monday, May 18, 2020
Jukka Korkeila On The Finnish Art Scene And The Relationship Between Art and Life

Finnish artist Jukka Korkeila uses installation, drawing, and most commonly painting to convey his unique perspective on a fragile but harsh world. In 1999 he was named Young Artist of the Year in Finland he took part in the Prague Biennale in 2003 and 2007 as well as the Sao Paulo Art Biennale in 2004. He has exhibited in major galleries and exhibitions around the world.

Article date: Tuesday, May 5, 2020
Artist Bilal Bahir on The Magic Carpet That Brought His Work from Baghdad to Belgium

"I discover the poetic relation between old pages who have own their history and my imagery. Often, the story’s I draw are related to the text on the page. I like to interlace two tales related to the past together. The past is my source of inspiration, like the ancient drawings of the Abssy time in the 13th century, old fairy tales from east and west, and old mythologies".

Lead Stories

Article date: Monday, June 1, 2020
Artist Christo has Died at 84 Christo Vladimirov Javacheff, who was known for his monumental environmental artworks with his late wife, Jeanne-Claude Denat de Guillebon, has died. He was 84 years old. Together, known simply as Christo and Jeanne-Claude, they wrapped iconic landmarks in fabric, such as the Pont Neuf in Paris in 1985 and the Reichstag in Berlin in 1995; and mounted thousands of orange gates in Central Park, redolent of Japan's sacred torii gates, in 2005.
Article date: Saturday, May 30, 2020
Serendipity Arles Grant 2020, the Biggest Photography, Video and New Media Grant in India Serendipity Arts Foundation and the Rencontres d’Arles holds the biggest photography, video and new media grant, supported by the Embassy of France in India, named the Serendipity Arles Grant, with the shared purpose of promoting cultural practices in South Asia.
Article date: Friday, May 29, 2020
Ai Weiwei’s Mass Activism Partnership with Human Rights Watch Ai Weiwei is a creative thorn in the side of Chinese authorities. His activism gained prominence when he broke through the government cover up to commemorate the thousands of children who died during the Sichuan earthquake of 2008 due to shoddy school construction. Today, he is making a film about the coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan.
Article date: Friday, May 29, 2020
Nederlands Fotomuseum will Open on 1 June 2020 The Nederlands Fotomuseum will open its doors again for visitors on 1 June 2020. To ensure that people's visit is as pleasant and safe as possible, the museum has taken a number of safety measures. The Nederlands Fotomuseum is therefore following the protocol for safe and responsible reopening of museums by the Dutch Museum Association.
Article date: Thursday, May 28, 2020
Bucharest Biennale to be Curated by an AI Curator Named Jarvis The 10th Bucharest Biennale (Bucharest International Biennial for Contemporary Art), generated by Pavilion – journal for politics and culture & Spinnwerk Elevation.Labor.Wien is set for May 19 – July 17, 2022, under the curatorship of Jarvis (AI).
Article date: Thursday, May 28, 2020
Museums, Museum Professionals and COVID-19: ICOM and UNESCO Release their Full Reports To gather information on how the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak is affecting and will affect the cultural sector in the short and long term, ICOM launched a global survey to analyse the impact of lockdowns. The survey covered 5 themes: the current situation for museums and staff, predicted economic impact, digital and communication, museum security and conservation of collections, freelancer museum professionals.
Article date: Wednesday, May 27, 2020
Rijksmuseum Receives Painting by Bartholomeus Spranger The art dealer and collector Bob Haboldt has donated to the Rijksmuseum a masterpiece by Bartholomeus Spranger, The Body of Christ Supported by Angels, painted on copper ca. 1587. Spranger was one of the most important painters in Europe around 1600. From 1 June 2020 it will hang alongside other masterpieces by artists from the same region, including Adriaen de Vries and Joachim Wtewael.
Article date: Wednesday, May 27, 2020
The 14th Edition of Manifesta Takes place in the City of Pristina, Kosovo, in 2022 The Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports of Kosovo, represented by Minister Vlora Dumoshi and the Director of Manifesta and Chair of Manifesta 14 Pristina, Hedwig Fijen, signed the Memorandum of Cooperation via a zoom call, guaranteeing the budget made available for the development of a permanent intercultural institution in Pristina in 2022 on the occasion of Manifesta 14.
Article date: Tuesday, May 26, 2020
Turner Prize 2020 Cancelled The Turner Prize, the most high-profile award in British art, will not be given out this year because of the upheaval caused by coronavirus pandemic. Tate Britain, which has organised the prize since 1984, said it would be impossible to organise the annual nominees' exhibition. Instead, Tate will give bursaries each worth £10,000 to help 10 artists at this "exceptionally difficult time".
Article date: Monday, May 25, 2020
Meditations in an Emergency “Meditations in an Emergency” is the first exhibition to open in 2020 at UCCA Beijing, bringing together 26 Chinese and international artists reflecting on the role of art during a time of crisis.
Article date: Sunday, May 24, 2020
Florence Cathedral Reopens by Introducing Self-distancing TAG Italy’s most visited cultural sites want to reopen and come out of Italy’s two-month lockdown, while ensuring visitors to do it safely. Florence Cathedral has introduced devices that will allow people to visit the celebrated basilica, ensuring the minimum safety distance between them.
Article date: Friday, May 22, 2020
Museum Barberini Extended its Exhibition Monet: Places After almost two months of its temporary closure, the Museum Barberini reopened its doors, extending the exhibition 'Monet: Places', thus enabling us to devote time and space to Monet’s work.
Article date: Thursday, May 21, 2020
Rijksmuseum Re-Opens on 1 June and Extends Caravaggio-Bernini Exhibition to 13 September In response to the latest guidelines announced by the government of the Netherlands, the Rijksmuseum, the national museum of the Netherlands, will re-open to the public on 1 June. The much-celebrated temporary exhibition Caravaggio-Bernini. Baroque in Rome, originally scheduled to close on 7 June, will now be extended to 13 September 2020. It had received 85,000 visitors in the four weeks since the exhibition opened on 14 February.
Article date: Thursday, May 21, 2020
UK to Launch Culture Renewal Taskforce According to Culture Secretary  The Culture Secretary of the UK has announced representatives from the arts, cultural and sporting worlds who will join a new taskforce aimed at helping getting the country’s recreation and leisure sector up and running again.
Article date: Wednesday, May 20, 2020
Future Generation Art Prize Extended its Application Procedure till June 3, 2020 Future Generation Art Prize extended its application procedure till June 3, 2020 to offer the opportunity to all artists throughout the world to take part in the 6th edition of the biannual global contemporary art prize. All artists from 18 to 35 from anywhere in the world, working in any medium are invited to apply.
Article date: Tuesday, May 19, 2020
New Dates for the Biennale Architecture and the Biennale Art La Biennale di Venezia announces that the 17th International Architecture Exhibition – How Will We Live Together? – curated by Hashim Sarkis, which was to take place in Venice from August 29th through November 29th 2020, has been postponed to 2021, to be held Saturday May 22nd to Sunday November 21st.
Article date: Tuesday, May 19, 2020
France is Suggested to Sell Mona Lisa ‘for 50 billion Euro’ to Cover Coronavirus Losses France could make up for its financial losses amid the coronavirus pandemic by selling the Mona Lisa, a tech CEO has suggested. Stephane Distinguin, the founder of tech company Fabernovel, made the suggestion in a magazine interview, explaining that France should “sell the family jewellery” for at least €50 billion (£44.7 billion).
Article date: Saturday, May 16, 2020
Artists Flags at De Pont Museum De Pont will be the first Dutch museum to show, throughout the entire summer, a series of flags from the project Four Flags, initiated by the two Amsterdam curators Julia Mullié and Nick Terra. Every week they will introduce a new flag and thereby allow a total of thirty artists, invited by them, to reflect on the lockdown period and on the social, artistic and political impact of the current Covid-19 crisis.
Article date: Friday, May 15, 2020
Sean Henry: Seated Figure in Yorkshire Sculpture Park Sean Henry often portrays contemporary-looking, casual figures in distracted or thoughtful poses. He believes that “all sculpture is inherently theatrical” and has remarked upon watching a play and being struck by the “pure sculpture” of the scene.
Article date: Wednesday, May 13, 2020
Churchill in Charge - 80th Anniversary Exactly 80 years to the day when Churchill became Prime Minister, Sotheby’s to offer a collection of rare books & manuscripts, embracing his prolific life and career.
Article date: Wednesday, May 13, 2020
The 32nd Edition of La Biennale Paris will be Postponed to September 2021 Due to the Covid-19 pandemic and the health risks associated with the organization of an international event, La Biennale Paris today announces the postponement of its 32nd edition to September 2021.


Article date: Thursday, May 14, 2020
Interview with Micha Patiniott 'I like to tilt the image by adding what is for just a second an association to the subject. Through simple manipulations, the subjects are given a charge that makes them into something else; they suggest multiple meanings, or even a way of looking at reality'.
Article date: Monday, May 4, 2020
The Aestheticized Interview with Timo Menke (Sweden) Timo Menke is an interdisciplinary artist living and working in Stockholm. Investigating the relationship between the observer and the observed, subject and object, recorder and projector, lens and screen, his practice is increasingly aiming at a dark holistic approach. Using photographic and moving images, documents, objects, drawing and plant cultivation he approaches, renegotiates and speculates about our common nature-culture, in order to highlight and transform an increasingly dark matter: body, earth, space.

Symbolism in Art

Article date: Wednesday, November 6, 2019
Symbolism of the Earring in the Girl with a Pearl Earring As far as historical records show, Vermeer did not leave Delft for any significant amount of time. Could this girl with her pearl earring and far away stare represent Vermeer himself, confined by the canvas and by the art itself, but dreaming and longing for far distant lands and adventures?
Article date: Friday, September 27, 2019
Symbolism in Art: Goldfish Born in 1869 in Le Cateau, France, Matisse began to paint whilst recovering from an operation. His painting and sculpture work would defy the expectations of the art world and make him one of the best-known artists of the 20th century and the leader of a group of the Fauve group. The Fauve group defied the realism and representation of Impressionism, and instead used strong colour and shapes to express emotion.

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Peter Rothmeier Ravn (b.1955), Denmark

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