Cover Stories

Article date: Saturday, December 7, 2019
It’s Not Art, It’s Bananas

For his latest offering to the art world, Maurizio Cattelan has been going bananas. The Italian conceptual artist made the headlines in September this year when his America (2016) – an 18 carat gold, fully functioning toilet – was stolen while on display in Blenheim Palace. His latest stunt, displayed in the booth of French gallerist Emmanuel Perrotin at Art Basel Miami Beach, is a single banana, which he acquired from the local supermarket and stuck to a large wall with silver duct tape. He has entitled his banana Comedian.

Article date: Thursday, December 5, 2019
Simon Hewitt on Leonardo da Vinci and The Book of Doom

In October Hewitt released his new book, Leonardo da Vinci and The Book of Doom, investigating the subject of Leonardo’s beautiful and haunting portrait of Bianca Sforza known as La Bella Principessa, and comprehensively debunking claims made in 2015 by British artist and convicted forger Shaun Greenhalgh to have produced the work himself.

Article date: Wednesday, December 4, 2019
Sergey Melnitchenko on the Mykolayiv Young Photographers

"We live in the provincial town of Mykolaiv in the south of Ukraine (2 hours from Odessa). The area is full of young, interesting photographers and creators, but they all felt quite afraid to come out into the light and to show themselves. They didn’t think there was an appetite for their work. I am now coming to the end of my third group of the photography course and we will be welcoming a few new members to the collective from that intake".

Article date: Friday, November 29, 2019
Troy: Myth and Reality

The British Museum has just opened a fascinating new exhibition on the legendary city of Troy, and the mythical ten-year war between the Greeks and the Trojans of which Homer and countless other poets sang. It has a wealth of paintings, vases, sculptures, and other artefacts that testify to the enormous influence of the Trojan war both on the Greeks and Romans, and, to a lesser extent, on later Western culture.

Article date: Wednesday, November 27, 2019
Berlin Gropius Bau Actual Exhibitions: Garden of Earthly Delights / There is No Non-Violent Way to Look at Some-Body / Walking Through Walls

The actual three exhibitions at Gropius Bau in Berlin are worth to be experienced. Starting from The Garden of Earthly Delights visible just until the 01.12.2019 is a very special assemble of the following artists: Maria Thereza Alves, Louise Lawler, Rashid Johnson, Taro Shinoda, Hieronymus Bosch, Hicham Berrada, Zheng Bo, Yayoi Kusama, Korakrit Arunanondchai, John Cage, Renato Leotta, Heather Phillipson, Urile Orlow, Jumana Manna, Lungiswa Gqunta, Pipilotti Rist, Maaike Schoorel, Libby Harward, Futurefarmers, Taro Shinoda, Tacita Dean.

Article date: Saturday, November 23, 2019
The Aestheticized Interview with Ryota Matsumoto (Japan)

Ryota Matsumoto is a co-director of an award-winning interdisciplinary design office, Ryota Matsumoto Studio. He is an artist, designer and urban planner. Born in Tokyo, he was raised in Hong Kong and Japan. He received a Master of Architecture degree from University of Pennsylvania in 2007 after his studies at Architectural Association in London and Mackintosh School of Architecture, Glasgow School of Art in early 90’s.

Lead Stories

Article date: Tuesday, December 10, 2019
The Keys to the Kingdom: Hassan Khan's Exhibition at the Palacio de Cristal in Parque del Retiro, Madrid For his exhibition at the Palacio de Cristal in Parque del Retiro Khan takes the tumultuous populism of the present and its intriguing method of tapping into the grotesque as a starting point. The Keys to the Kingdom is an exhibition of song, flags, glass sculptures, computer generated murals and other forms that lies on the spectrum between the romantic and the vulgar, the sublime and grotesque. The exhibition enters the imaginary landscape of a political economy underpinned by slavery, exploitation and dehumanization.
Article date: Tuesday, December 10, 2019
Dive Into the Night Watch Step across the red cord, take captain Frans Banninck Cocq’s hand, zoom in and let yourself be carried away into the world of the Night Watch. Operation Night Watch is the largest research and conservation project ever on 'the Night Watch'. The Rijksmuseum invites members of the public to watch the entire process at the museum and online.
Article date: Monday, December 9, 2019
'24/7' Exhibition at Somerset House Explores the Non-Stop Nature of our Modern Life 24/7 takes visitors on a multi-sensory journey from the cold light of the moon to the fading warmth of sunset through five themed zones and contains over 50 multi-disciplinary works that will provoke and entertain.
Article date: Monday, December 9, 2019
Keith Haring's Grand Exhibition in Brussels Haring's iconic visual style is instantly recognizable. The huge retrospective of this legendary American artist offers a chance to (re)discover his life's work, activism and continued influence. The chronological and thematical exhibition reflects the broad range of the artist’s practice, with more than 85 drawings andpaintings complemented by videos, collages, posters, murals, archive documents.
Article date: Saturday, December 7, 2019
Keith Haring | Jean-Michel Basquiat: Crossing Lines at NGV In an unprecedented, world premiere exhibition, the National Gallery of Victoria presents the work of two of the most significant and influential artists of the late twentieth century in Keith Haring | Jean-Michel Basquiat: Crossing Lines. Exclusive to Melbourne, the exhibition offers new and fascinating insights into their unique visual languages and reveals, for the first time, the many intersections between their lives, practices and ideas.
Article date: Thursday, December 5, 2019
Art Basel in Miami Beach 2019 Overview In Art Basel's American show 5-8 December, 2019, leading galleries from North America, Latin America, Europe, and Asia show significant work from the masters of Modern and contemporary art, as well as the new generation of emerging stars. Paintings, sculptures, installations, photographs, films, and editioned works of the highest quality are on display in the main exhibition hall.

Interviews

Article date: Thursday, November 28, 2019
How Does Collector Collaborate with a Museum? Interview with Carolin Scharpff-Striebich "Like any other market, the art market responds to supply and demand at a given time. When is an artist, an artist successful? If they are collected, exhibited, discussed and that is reflected in the price. However, this price should not be confused with the artistic value of a work. However, I am only interested in the market, whether I can afford a work or not".
Article date: Tuesday, November 26, 2019
Interview with Pierre Fromentin Traveling is the key to open up, grow, enlarge our views and enrich our visions. In Pierre Fromentin’s case traveling is connected to making reportages and sensitize general population about ‘global’ issues. Here the interview done in Berlin before his departure for Amsterdam.

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David Hockney"Dancers VII*" 2014, Acrylic on canvas, 48 x 72"©, David Hockney, Photo Credit: Richard SchmidtPhoto: © David Hockney / Richard Schmidt, Courtesy of Pace Gallery

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