Cover Stories

Article date: Tuesday, September 18, 2018
Freud's Muse Susan Tilley Tells About Her Years With The Artist

"He could be kind, be horrible, be generous, be mean, be funny, be grumpy, be childish, be old. But mainly he just loved to work. He really was a fascinating man. He enjoyed thinking he could manipulate me, but I could see through him and just laughed at his shenanigans".

Article date: Monday, September 17, 2018
Erwin Wurm : I View the World Through the Eyes of a Sculpture. 

«My work is not about humour. For me sculpture is all about gaining and losing weight.  Through my art I have the possibility to alter form. I see the world from a sculptural point of view».

Article date: Thursday, September 13, 2018
Opening Your Eyes To The Human Flow

The Chinese visual artist Ai Weiwei is using art to confront people with reality. In a talk during Berlin’s International Literature Festival he spoke about the film Human Flow, his experience documenting today’s migration crisis, and how he perceives the intersection between art and activism.

Article date: Monday, September 10, 2018
The 20 Million Universes of Brazil’s National Museum

The fire at Brazil’s National Museum in Rio di Janeiro has Brazilians and the world in mourning. According to the institution’s deputy director, Cristina Serejo, only 10 percent of one of the continent’s most emblematic art and science collections survived.

Article date: Monday, September 10, 2018
Manifesto by The Brazilian Academy of Sciences (ABC): Life and Death of Brazilian Science and Memory

The Brazilian Academy of Sciences (ABC), the Brazilian Society for the Advancement of Science (SBPC), and over 50 other scientific entities in the country announce a manifesto in defense of the National Museum in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and the cultural and scientific heritage of the country

Article date: Friday, September 7, 2018
Tanz im August Festival Celebrated his 30th Year

Strongly participated with an eclectic and beautiful program, the festival just came to an end. Reviewing some of the shows, the idea is to present a compendium of the quality, diversity and research within the vibrant and exciting festival that has created a brilliant platform of stimulating and engaging performances.

Article date: Wednesday, August 29, 2018
ArtDependence Swipes Right with Artist Marie Hyld to Discover the Match between Her Process and the Result

Danish photographer Marie Hyld takes pictures of herself with people she meets on Tinder. Young and attractive men and women around her age.

Article date: Wednesday, August 22, 2018
The Aestheticized Interview with Johan Thom (South Africa)

Johan Thom: "I am mainly interested in how the body, the world and the artwork are all brought together in a perfomative material relationship through which they all become singularly meaningful entities."

Article date: Monday, July 30, 2018
"I Like When Materials and Shapes React, Speak and Exist." - An Interview with Lucia Bru

Sculpture is one of Lucia Bru’s creative activities, where she questions our knowledge and perception of materials such as stone, glass, cement. In the artist's hands, they turn into objects of a deceptive appearance: made from cold and invulnerable matter and turned into unexpectedly delicate, tender, enticing and fragile forms.

Article date: Saturday, July 28, 2018
Art-Philosophy Student Sells Soul, Literally

Back in Michelangelo’s day an artist might find a wealthy patron to support both their profession and their finances; with the invention of the crowdsourcing website Patreon artists can now ask fans to support their work through tiered donations or a subscription-based service...

Lead Stories

Article date: Tuesday, September 18, 2018
The Experiment at Plato Continues Plato gallery in Ostrava (CZ) is growing bigger with another two extensive functional facilities, created by artists commissioned by the city gallery for the former Bauhaus hobby market. On Wednesday 19 September the artist’s cloakroom designed by Klára Hosnedlová and the first presentation structure (display) by Wesley Meuris from Belgium will be inaugurated.
Article date: Monday, September 17, 2018
Hauser & Wirth to Open a Gallery Space in St. Moritz, Switzerland Iwan Wirth, President and co-Founder of Hauser & Wirth, announced today that the gallery will inaugurate a new space in St. Moritz, in the heart of Switzerland’s Engadin Valley.
Article date: Sunday, September 16, 2018
Journey To The New: Property from The Collection of Harry W. and Mary Margaret Anderson Viewing now open: highlights from the remarkable collection of Harry ‘Hunk’ and Margaret ‘Moo’ Anderson are on display at Christie's Los Angeles gallery until 22 September.
Article date: Saturday, September 15, 2018
Chinese Buddhist Art, 10th-15th Centuries, On View in Saint Louis Art Museum The centerpiece of the exhibition is a wall painting depicting the Seated Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara (Guanyin) that once decorated a temple hall in northern China during the Five Dynasties period. Also on view are four hanging scrolls, including a pair illustrated with lotuses, and a painted wooden sculpture of a seated arhat that has never been exhibited at the Museum.
Article date: Friday, September 14, 2018
David Zwirner Co-Represents the Diane Arbus Estate David Zwirner is pleased to announce its collaboration with Fraenkel Gallery in the representation of The Estate of Diane Arbus. Fraenkel Gallery’s long and close association with the Arbus Estate will continue unchanged as it works together with David Zwirner on the presentation of Arbus’s photographs in David Zwirner’s New York, London, and Hong Kong locations.
Article date: Thursday, September 13, 2018
Christie's To Offer David Hockney's Masterpiece 'Portrait Of An Artist (Pool With Two Figures)' New York – In its November Evening Sale of Post-War and Contemporary Art, Christie’s will offer one of the most quintessential canvases of the 20th Century, David Hockney’s Portrait of an Artist (Pool with Two Figures), 1972 (estimate in the region of $80 million).
Article date: Wednesday, September 12, 2018
An American Place: The Barney A. Ebsworth Collection comes to Christie’s The Barney A. Ebsworth Collection represents an extraordinary achievement in the history of collecting, one that illuminates the rise of American art across the 20th century. The origins of this singular assemblage, however, lie across the Atlantic in France.
Article date: Tuesday, September 11, 2018
Exhibition Programme Announced for Brighton Photo Biennial 2018 curated by Shoair Mavlian Brighton Photo Biennial returns 28 September - 28 October 2018 across Brighton & Hove, showcasing eighteen artists over eight venues. The theme for its eighth edition is A New Europe and the festival is curated by Photoworks Director, Shoair Mavlian, working with local and international partners.
Article date: Tuesday, September 11, 2018
Yasufumi Nakamori Appointed Tate Modern's Senior Curator of International Art (Photography) Tate Modern is delighted to announce today that it has appointed Dr Yasufumi Nakamori as its new Senior Curator, International Art (Photography). Nakamori will lead on the development of Tate’s collection of photography and on the programme of photography exhibitions and displays. He will take up the post in October 2018.
Article date: Monday, September 10, 2018
UCCA Announces the Formation of UCCA Dune, a New Museum by the Sea in Beidaihe UCCA Dune is conceived as an art and architecture destination, where exhibitions will unfold in dialogue with the building and its natural surroundings. Its inaugural exhibition, titled “After Nature,” will explore the shifting relationship between humans and nature against the backdrop of China’s last three decades of breakneck development.
Article date: Saturday, September 8, 2018
Refreshed Claude Monet Exhibition in Albertina Claude Monet is coming to Vienna with large refreshed exhibition, on view from 21 September 2018 until 6 January 2019.
Article date: Thursday, September 6, 2018
Over Flow Project by Tadashi Kawamata for MAAT’s Oval Gallery leads the season A new commission by Tadashi Kawamata for MAAT’s Oval Gallery is prone to be the highlight of this season, joined by a new proposal for the Project Room by renowned Portuguese artist João Louro
Article date: Thursday, September 6, 2018
Hirshhorn Receives Major Gift of More Than 50 Iconic Works The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden has announced a gift of more than 50 major historical artworks, including more than 35 seminal works, by pioneering artist Marcel Duchamp from Washington, D.C., collectors Barbara and Aaron Levine.
Article date: Wednesday, September 5, 2018
Xbox Controller joins V&A Collection V&A announces it has acquired an Xbox Adaptive Controller as part of its Rapid Response Collecting programme. As the first adaptive controller designed and manufactured at large-scale by a leading technology company, it represents a landmark moment in videogame play, and demonstrates how design can be harnessed to encourage inclusivity.
Article date: Wednesday, September 5, 2018
Epiris Announces The Acquisition of Bonhams Epiris announces that Epiris Fund II, advised by Epiris LLP, has agreed the acquisition of Bonhams, the global auction house, from private shareholders. This is Fund II's fourth investment. Financial terms are not being disclosed.
Article date: Tuesday, September 4, 2018
Dr. Adila Laïdi-Hanieh appointed as Director General of the Palestinian Museum Taawon-Welfare Association has announced that Dr Adila Laïdi-Hanieh will be the new Director of the Palestinian Museum starting September 2018.
Article date: Tuesday, September 4, 2018
New Vision of Contemporary Collections in Centre Pompidou The contemporary collections have been newly rehung. Rooms devoted to individual artists or distinctive themes offer insight into the key moments in the contemporary art of the last forty years.
Article date: Tuesday, September 4, 2018
President of Brazil, Louvre and British Museum React on Fire in Brazil's National Museum Brazil President Michel Temer: “It is incalculable for Brazil to lose the collection of the National Museum,” said the president. “Two hundred years of work, research and knowledge were lost. History can not be measured by the damage to the building that housed the royal family during the Empire. It is a sad day for all Brazilians.”
Article date: Monday, September 3, 2018
New Pricing System at Art Basel Art Basel has decided to introduce a new pricing system at all its fairs. Beginning with Basel in 2019, a sliding-scale pricing model will be introduced and applied, benefiting galleries with smaller stands.
Article date: Thursday, August 30, 2018
New Projects Announced to Protect Cultural Heritage Overseas UK Heritage Minister announces grants for projects in Middle East and North Africa.
Article date: Wednesday, August 29, 2018
United States Mint Announces Call for Artists, Judged by Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, Son of Art Dealer R. Mnuchin The United States Mint (Mint) is pleased to announce a call for artists to participate in its Artistic Infusion Program (AIP).
Article date: Tuesday, August 28, 2018
How to Get the Attention of Your Museum In an article in the dutch newspaper Leidsch Dagblad, Christiaan Vogelaar - curator of aged master paintings - told the Museum De Lakenhal in Leiden had discovered a painting by Rembrandt van Rijn.
Article date: Monday, August 27, 2018
Cosmoscow 2018: Galleries and Artists Announced “I am pleased to announce an increasing number of Cosmoscow exhibitors. It further confirms that the fair is expanding and that the Russian art market is blossoming,” said Margarita Pushkina, Founding Director of Cosmoscow International Contemporary Art Fair.
Article date: Monday, August 27, 2018
News of Rembrandt Discovery Premature In today’s news there have been reports of a possible newly discovered work by Rembrandt. Unfortunately, these reports are somewhat premature. Museum De Lakenhal explains the matter.


Article date: Thursday, July 26, 2018
A Double Meditative Paradise under One Roof:  Congo Tales Meets Gerhard Richter in Barberini Museum, Potsdam This time I was positively surprised by the two exhibitions which are now on show under one roof, occupying the vast, high-ceilinged galleries of the museum: The Tales of Congo. Stories from Mbomo and Gerhard Richter.
Article date: Monday, July 23, 2018
Illustrator Jim Kay on Bringing the World of Harry Potter to Life Fans of the series will be familiar with the illustrated Harry Potter books. Jim Kay is the man behind the images and ArtDependence had the opportunity to catch up with him to find out more about how he brought the series to life in visual images.

Symbolism in Art

Article date: Tuesday, March 6, 2018
Symbolism in Art: Malevich’s Black Cross A Russian painter and Philosopher, Malevich is credited as the founder of the Suprematist movement, an avant-garde movement that has had a significant and lasting impact on modern art.
Article date: Monday, September 18, 2017
Symbolism in Art: Carnation, Lily, Lily, Rose by John Singer Sargent The lily is one of the most potently symbolic flowers. Often associated with humility, devotion, purity and innocence, they are often presented at weddings and christenings, evoking chastity, femininity and fragility.

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Koen van den Broek (B. 1973) Orange Border, 2001

Koen van den Broek (B. 1973) Orange Border, 2001


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