Cover Stories

Article date: Monday, August 3, 2020
Taiwan Prepares for Art Formosa 2020: Interview with the Fair’s Director

The sixth edition of ART FORMOSA will be held at Eslite Hotel from August 27th to 30th, 2020. There are a total of 30 galleries and 300 artists joining, making this event truly spectacular. The theme of this sixth edition is “URBAN TAIWAN” and will be presented by Taiwanese galleries which promote international urban art and Taiwanese urban artists, including Gin Huang Gallery and CITYMARX.

Article date: Monday, August 3, 2020
Symbolism of the Citron in Eva, Satan and the Citron

“The idea was to reference the ‘forbidden fruit’” says Eyckermans. “In the original version of the bible it was described as a citron. In most parts of Europe, citrons were still unknown and the translation called it an apple. In some medieval paintings you can see Eve holding a citron.”

Article date: Wednesday, July 29, 2020
Interview with Olga Karika – Medieval Symbolism as the Freedom of Thoughts

"I find a lot of inspiration in the works by Old Masters, especially the European artists of the 16th and 17th Century. These works appear perfect for their time. Their value lies in their splendour and in a special mixture of symbols for the viewer. In order to emphasize and convey the idea of my paintings, I use symbols".

Article date: Tuesday, July 28, 2020
CUMEDIAE - Supporting Creativity In the Wake of the Global Pandemic

"The creative industries are special industries in that they exist between different worlds. Two worlds that need to communicate one with each other for any creative idea to be turned into a sustainable project: on the one side, the world of those with the passion of creativity; and on the other, the world of those with some knowledge about funding, management and the legal framework".

Article date: Monday, July 27, 2020
Galila’s Passion Obsession Collection in Brussels

The exhibition on view at Galila’s P.O.C is called “Overdose”. Not only is the name a reference to the many artworks already present, it also hints to the everchanging nature of Galila’s P.O.C as it is the idea to keep adding more and more artworks. In fact, currently there is only one permanently integrated artwork; a beautiful staircase by Belgian designer Xavier Lust.

Article date: Monday, July 6, 2020
The Aestheticized Interview with Fatos Irwen (Turkey)

"I spent the last 3 years as prisoner in prison. My body was usurped. 3 years of my stay in prison was a performative experience for me from beginning to end. And I drew a picture like crazy. All my creative potential had been revealed".

Article date: Monday, June 29, 2020
Guillaume Piens, Director of Art Paris, on Cancelations, Changes and a New Date

"The past few months have been a rollercoaster for us. The fair was initially going to be held from 2-5 April and was postponed until 28-31 May, and then finally it had to be cancelled as the government banned all public gatherings until mid-July. We decided to go online with two initiatives - Art Paris Digital By Artsy and Art Paris Live".

Article date: Monday, June 22, 2020
Art in Corona Lockdown - Interview with Ferhat Özgür, Zagreb

"During the period of the lockdown I was unable to work in my workshop on a daily basis, like I used to, even though it is only a fifteen-minute walk away from home. Yet this did not prove to be an obstacle for me to continue working on various ideas. Preserving my belief that the virus cannot be superior to creativity, I tried to enrich the freedom of loneliness by staging a ‘one-man performance’ at home in order to negotiate the absurdness and surreal contingencies of photography".

Article date: Thursday, June 18, 2020
Mami Kataoka, President of CIMAM, Talks About the Potential Long Term Impact of Covid-19

"Together with our very experienced and engaged Board members, we are very much looking forward to further developing CIMAM’s network and leadership role in promoting good practices in the modern and contemporary art museum profession".

Lead Stories

Article date: Friday, August 7, 2020
Two Royal Statues Return from US to be Displayed at Grand Egyptian Museum Egypt on Thursday received two enormous royal statues that had been displayed as part of the exhibition “Sunken Cities: The Enchanting World of Egypt” in the US. The statues will be installed at the Grand Egyptian Museum.
Article date: Friday, August 7, 2020
'Making the Met 1970-2020' Exhibition Upcoming in New York As the centerpiece of The Met's 150th-anniversary celebrations, this major exhibition will lead visitors on an immersive, thought-provoking journey through the history of one of the world's preeminent cultural institutions. Making The Met, 1870–2020 will feature more than 250 superlative works of art of nearly every type, from visitor favorites to fragile treasures that can only be placed on view from time to time.
Article date: Wednesday, August 5, 2020
Magritte in Full Sunlight at the Musee de l'Orangerie -  the "Renoir" Period 1940-1947 The Musée d’Orsay and Musée de l’Orangerie have organised an exhibition of René Magritte’s "Renoir Period", which extended from 1943 until 1947. The first exhibition to show a still largely unknown chapter of Magritte’s work in its entirety, it compares Magritte’s works with those of Auguste Renoir, who inspired him.
Article date: Wednesday, August 5, 2020
Mamco Geneve Exhibits Traces of Articulations by Franz Mon Franz Mon (born in 1926 in Frankfurt am Main) is one of the pioneers of experimental literature and art breaking new ground in the mid-twentieth century. His poetic work started in the wake of the spirit that pervaded all the arts in the 1950s and shattered the boundaries of genres.
Article date: Tuesday, August 4, 2020
Shareholders Agree to the Board of Directors’ Package of Measures The Extraordinary General Meeting of MCH Group Ltd. on 3 August 2020 approved all the proposals of the Board of Directors. The Board of Directors can thus proceed with the implementation of the package of measures submitted for the financial recovery and further strategic realignment of the company.
Article date: Tuesday, August 4, 2020
Wide Open: Soul Pictures – Soul Spaces at the Berlinische Galerie Art and spirituality have much in common. Traditionally, artists are thought to have an exceptionally sensitive gift of perception. Even today, they address major philosophical, psychological or spiritual issues in their work. These works are all in the Berlinische Galerie’s collection and most of them are being displayed in the museum for the first time.
Article date: Sunday, August 2, 2020
Boijmans Ahoy Drive-Thru Museum Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen and Rotterdam Ahoy have entered into a unique partnership: a drive-thru exhibition. From 1 to 23 August, you can drive your own or a borrowed electric car through Rotterdam Ahoy’s 10,000 m2 Hall 1 and see more than fifty high-profile artworks from the collection of Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen.
Article date: Friday, July 31, 2020
This is Surrealism! The Boijmans Masterpieces at Cobra Museum of Modern Art Without people watching over your shoulder, you can come and see forty masterpieces from Boijmans’ surrealist art collection in the Cobra Museum in Amstelveen before they will go on a world tour. An exceptional collaboration that, in this strange reality, results in a memorable encounter with Dalí, Magritte, Man Ray and Agar.
Article date: Thursday, July 30, 2020
Artes Mundi Announces Exhibition and Prize Dates for 2021 Artes Mundi 9 will take place from 13th February 2021 to 6th June 2021 in Cardiff, across three venues, National Museum Cardiff, Chapter and g39. For this edition the winner of the Artes Mundi 9 Prize will be announced ahead of the exhibition opening on 11th February, instead of toward the end of the exhibition as in previous years.
Article date: Thursday, July 30, 2020
Gropius Bau’s Yayoi Kusama Exhibition Postponed to March 2021 Yayoi Kusama is one of Japan’s most important contemporary artists. In March 2021, the Gropius Bau will devote the first comprehensive retrospective in Germany to Kusama’s work. Spanning almost 3000 m², the exhibition will offer an overview of her central creative periods across the past 80 years, including a number of new works as well as a newly realised Infinity Mirror Room.
Article date: Wednesday, July 29, 2020
Discovery of the Place Where Van Gogh Painted his Last Masterpiece Yesterday in Auvers-sur-Oise a ceremony took place to reveal the place where 130 years ago, shortly before his suicide, Vincent van Gogh painted his final masterpiece, 'Tree Roots'. In attendance were Emilie Gordenker, the general director of the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, and Willem van Gogh, the great-grandson of Vincent’s brother Theo.
Article date: Tuesday, July 28, 2020
New Munch Museum by Estudio Herreros is Set to Open in Autumn 2020 The Munch Museum has announced that the new building, designed by estudio Herreros, is set to open in this autumn, and the Munch Museum has revealed the first detailed photographs of the building in Oslo, Norway.
Article date: Monday, July 27, 2020
Shortlist Announced for the Family Friendly Museum Award From Home The annual Family Friendly Museum Award for the past 15 years has been run, recognising the most family friendly heritage sites in the UK. This year, they asked families and museums to share what they thought was the best online activity for families during lockdown.
Article date: Friday, July 24, 2020
‘Art Needs No Roof’ in Vilnius: 100 Billboards With Contemporary AR Lithuanian capital Vilnius has turned its centre into an open-air art gallery. The outdoor advertising exhibition contains 100 works of local art. Art lovers may contact the artists through the special website. The website contains images and descriptions of art objects, their prices and contacts of authors.
Article date: Thursday, July 23, 2020
United States May Lose One-third of All Museums, New Survey Shows The American Alliance of Museums (AAM), the only organization representing the entire scope of the museum community, today warned that one out of every three museums may shutter forever as funding sources and financial reserves run dry. Without near-term assistance from governments and private donors, hundreds of directors reported their museums may not survive the financial crisis brought on by the pandemic.
Article date: Wednesday, July 22, 2020
Martin Parr Quits as Director of Bristol Photo Festival over Racism Row The photographer Martin Parr has stepped down from his position as artistic director of a new high-profile arts festival in Bristol amid a racism row. Parr left his role at the Bristol photo festival after being criticised for his association with a book titled London, by the Italian photographer Gian Butturini.
Article date: Tuesday, July 21, 2020
Christoph Wiesner Appointed as New Rencontres D'Arles Director After consulting with the Board of Directors, Rencontres de la photographie president Hubert Védrine appointed Christoph Wiesner as the festival’s director. He succeeds Sam Stourdzé, who has been appointed director of the Académie de France in Rome-Villa Médicis. Mr. Wiesner will take up his position in September 2020.
Article date: Monday, July 20, 2020
TEFAF New York 2020 Canceled  - Digital Initiative Underway TEFAF New York 2020, postponed from spring to fall, is now officially canceled. These past few months TEFAF has been working hard to plan a socially distanced fair for the fall, taking into account the many protocols that would allow the fair to open a safe and successful event. We have concluded that, despite our efforts, it will not be possible to host TEFAF New York 2020.
Article date: Saturday, July 18, 2020
Arson Suspected as 400-year-old Organ Destroyed in Nantes Cathedral's Fire Contrary to the 850-year-old monument in the capital, which still had timber roof beams, the Cathedral of St. Peter and St Paul of Nantes had been renovated with concrete roof beams following a large fire in 1972 which had reduced the roof to ashes. The renovation was only completed in 2013.
Article date: Friday, July 17, 2020
Magnum Member Paul Fusco Died Paul Fusco worked as a photographer with the United States Army Signal Corps in Korea from 1951 to 1953, before studying photojournalism at Ohio University, where he received his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 1957. He moved to New York City and started his career as a staff photographer with Look, where he remained until 1971.
Article date: Friday, July 17, 2020
Johny Pitts – Afropean: Travels in Black Europe Expected at Foam this Autumn In Afropean writer and photographer journalist Johny Pitts (Sheffield, UK) examines the life of black communities, traveling across Europe. In search of the "Afropean" identity he went across the continent traveling from London to Paris, via Brussels, Amsterdam, Berlin, Stockholm, Moscow, Rome, Marseille, Madrid and Lisbon sketching an underexposed story about the continent in words and images.
Article date: Thursday, July 16, 2020
The Van Gogh Museum has Dramatically Redesigned its Website The Van Gogh Museum website, which is visited more than 8.5 million times every year, now features even more ways of inspiring visitors with Van Gogh’s life and work. The updated design is inspired by Van Gogh’s favourite colour palette.
Article date: Thursday, July 16, 2020
Catalonia in Venice - air/aria/aire, Collateral Event of the 17th International Architecture Exhibition La Biennale di Venezia The Institut Ramon Llull presents Catalonia in Venice - air/aria/aire, a Collateral Event of the Biennale Architettura 2021 and an exhibition curated by architect Olga Subirós. The project reflects upon the central theme of the Biennale, ‘How will we live together?’, with an investigation into air as a common asset upon which our survival depends.
Article date: Wednesday, July 15, 2020
Donation of More Than 300 Works by 103 Photographers Will Establish MoMA’s Gayle Greenhill Collection and Create the Gayle Greenhill Endowment Fund The Museum of Modern Art has received a monumental gift of photographs from the Gayle Greenhill Collection, made in her memory by her husband Robert F. Greenhill. Gayle Greenhill (1936–2017) was deeply involved with the Department of Photography at MoMA from 1989 to 2013, serving as a member of the Committee on Photography for more than two decades.
Article date: Wednesday, July 15, 2020
Daniel Arsham to Release Brillo Box Edition in Collaboration with the Andy Warhol Museum Daniel Arsham and The Andy Warhol Museum are pleased to partner on the release of Arsham’s interpretation of Andy Warhol’s famous 1964 work, Brillo Box, which will be released for sale on the artist’s Instagram the week of July 13, 2020.
Article date: Tuesday, July 14, 2020
Victoria and Albert Museum will Reopen its Doors to Visitors in August 2020 Victoria and Albert Museum will reopen its doors to visitors on 6 August 2020. As part of museum's phased reopening, visitors will initially be able to enjoy all of the ground floor collections, including our Cast Courts, Medieval & Renaissance and Fashion galleries, as well as Europe 1600-1815 on the lower ground floor.
Article date: Tuesday, July 14, 2020
Phillips Partners with British Vogue to Present 'The New Front Line' This July, in collaboration with British Vogue, Phillips will premiere the work of celebrated photographer Jamie Hawkesworth in a virtual selling exhibition The New Front Line. Hawkesworth has selected 27 unique works to be made available for sale for the first time, with all proceeds going to the National Emergencies Trust. The portraits hail from his recent portfolio of front-line workers in the Covid-19 effort, which includes the iconic cover story for British Vogue’s July 2020 issue.
Article date: Monday, July 13, 2020
Bergen Assembly Announces Sandane Afif as Convener For its fourth edition taking place in 2022, Bergen Assembly has appointed the artist Saâdane Afif as convener. Bergen Assembly is a perennial model for art production structured around public events that take place in the city of Bergen every three years.
Article date: Monday, July 13, 2020
Six Rencontres d'Arles Projects will be Presented at the Sixth Jimei x Arles International Photo Festival Find the Truth by Elsa and Johanna, Earth Not a Globe by Philippe Braquenier, Ton Pied, Mon Pied by Francois-Xavier Gbre, Nouvelle Vague by Raymond Cauchetier, The Book Awards, and a selection from the last Night of the Year.
Article date: Sunday, July 12, 2020
Lichtenstein Fetches $46,242,500 as Historic One Sale Tops $420m — Setting Seven Artist Records The first auction of its kind — relayed in sequence from Hong Kong, Paris, London and New York — totals $420,941,042 / £334,877,520 / €373,053,557 / HK$3,246,637,554 and sets auction records for Marden, Thiebaud, Condo and more.
Article date: Friday, July 10, 2020
UNESCO Launched a New Report on Museums Around the World in the Face of COVID-19 This Report, presenting a first evaluation of the impact of COVID-19 across the museum sector, sheds new light on the key trends of the world’s museums, their reaction in the face of the crisis, their capacity for resilience, and the challenges of accessing culture.
Article date: Thursday, July 9, 2020
Sotheby’s will Offer Rediscovered Frans Hals Masterpiece Unseen for over 65-years Emerging from a private collection, unseen and unconsidered by scholars for over half a century, a rediscovered portrait by the great Dutch master, Frans Hals, will be offered at Sotheby’s next month.
Article date: Thursday, July 9, 2020
Museum Ludwig Postpones Andy Warhol Exhibition and Extends Mapping the Collection The Museum Ludwig is postponing the exhibition Andy Warhol Now, originally planned for October 10, 2020 to February 21, 2021. The exhibition, developed in partnership with Tate Modern, is now on view in London until November 15. Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, the exhibition had to close there on March 17, just five days after it opened.


Article date: Monday, July 6, 2020
The Aestheticized Interview with Fatos Irwen (Turkey) "I spent the last 3 years as prisoner in prison. My body was usurped. 3 years of my stay in prison was a performative experience for me from beginning to end. And I drew a picture like crazy. All my creative potential had been revealed".
Article date: Tuesday, June 2, 2020
The Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice Re-Opens,  Director Karole P. B. Vail Tells Us More 'It’s difficult to know exactly how Covid-19 will change the art world, or the whole world for that matter. Changes have already happened, and many more will occur - some hopefully better than others. It’s possible that there will be fewer art fairs, biennales and art events all over the world, which might not be such a bad thing, as we must pay attention more than ever to our environment and methods of sustainability in a concerted effort to respect the future and well-being of our planet'.

Symbolism in Art

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.
Article date: Monday, September 2, 2019
Rubens and the Symbolism of the Self Portrait Flemish artist Peter Paul Rubens was one of the most important artists of the seventeenth century as well as a successful diplomat, scholar and courtier. His paintings were highly regarded by the nobility and he was an influential figure during most of his lifetime. He specialised in creating altarpieces, history paintings, portraits and landscape work. His unique style captured the Baroque aesthetic.

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