Cover Stories

Article date: Friday, January 8, 2021
Hassan Sharif: I Am The Single Work Artist

The travelling exhibition Hassan Sharif: I Am The Single Work Artist is the largest and most comprehensive survey of Sharif’s work to date and his first major retrospective show in Europe.

Article date: Tuesday, December 22, 2020
Art Lodge Gallery Launches Online Platform

A new art initiative, Art Lodge Gallery, has recently launched a virtual platform to curate and showcase works from reputable and recognized artists around the world. This is a particularly welcome development, especially in these times of the persisting-but-hopefully fading pandemic that has robbed not only the art world but the global economy of substantial progress for the most part of the year.

Article date: Monday, December 7, 2020
The Aestheticized Interview with Angelina Voskopoulou (Greece)

"In the few past months of isolation while all kind of performances and concerts were canceled, a public dialogue opened around the support of artists in Athens, Greece. Artists have found themselves again unprotected and full dependent on government decisions and lack of state care for the arts".

Article date: Thursday, December 3, 2020
Interview with John Bulmer, a British Pioneer of Colour Photography: a Good Picture Needs to Grab You in the Gut

'Perhaps it was the influence of Cartier-Bresson, but I’d always been attracted to pictures that included people in their environment. My work as a news photographer had probably encouraged me to go in closer and get to the heart of the matter'.

Article date: Tuesday, December 1, 2020
Interview with Belgian Artist Johan Gelper

For Johan Gelper, drawing is a way of thinking, a way of giving physical dimensions to his ideas. The drawings are a study of organic growth and probe the boundary between 'intuitive' drawing and 'construction'.

Article date: Wednesday, November 11, 2020
Sven Eisenhut, Director of Photo Basel, On 2020 – The Year That Art Fairs Went Virtual

"This time is tough for many of us on all levels – I just make sure to be as compliant as I can be with the rules set by the Swiss federal government. Within our team we try to do as much as possible over video conferences so that we can avoid public transportation".

Lead Stories

Article date: Tuesday, December 29, 2020
Ghosts from the Recent Past at IMMA, Dublin This exhibition explores how urgencies of the recent past continue to inhabit the present. Framed by key political events of the past 40 years the exhibition presents artworks from the IMMA Collection from the 1980s onwards.
Article date: Tuesday, December 29, 2020
Last Chance to Visit 'Ian Berry: Living Apart/Water Worldwide' at Leica Gallery London The British photographer Ian Berry recorded government regulations aspect of South African society and the resulting racial tensions, social difficulties and unnatural way that people, who could co-exist happily, were commanded to spend their lives Living Apart, hence the title of his nationally exhibited body of work and sell-out book was born.
Article date: Tuesday, December 22, 2020
Catherine Meurisse - Life in drawing at the Centre Pompidou In collaboration with the International Comics Festival of Angouleme, the Public Information Library (Bpi) is presenting an exhibition devoted to Catherine Meurisse. As an artist, caricaturist, illustrator, screen writer and reporter, Catherine Meurisse is a prolific artist. Like Claire Bretécher and Riad Sattouf, she captures the world in action.
Article date: Monday, December 21, 2020
Last Month to See Elena Luksch-Makowsky's Exhibition in Belvedere The rediscovery of the women artists of Viennese Modernism began in early 2019 with the City of Women exhibition at the Lower Belvedere. In 2020, the Belvedere continues this trajectory by dedicating an IN-SIGHT exhibition to Elena Luksch-Makowsky, one of the central protagonists of this period.
Article date: Friday, December 18, 2020
FOAM Presents an Online Exhibition Celebrating the Works of Young Artists Shaping the Future of Photography Foam presents the exhibition Foam Talent 2020 with works from a new generation of visual artists. The exhibition Foam Talent | Digital is a new multi-media platform that showcases artist projects supported by audio, video and effects.
Article date: Friday, December 18, 2020
Bienal de Arte Paiz Reveals the Exhibition Proposal Composed of 40 artists and Two Special Projects for its 22nd edition, Lost. In Between. Together The Paiz Foundation for Art and Culture announced initial details for the 22 Bienal de Arte Paiz, which will take place in three locations in Guatemala City and four locations in Antigua Guatemala. The Biennial will feature 40 artists in its central exhibition and two special individual exhibition projects on Guatemalan artist Aníbal López and Chilean artist Paz Errázuriz.
Article date: Thursday, December 17, 2020
The Museum Watch Committee of CIMAM is Concerned about Ecosystem of the Mexican Museums The Museum Watch Committee of CIMAM - International Committee for Museums and Collections of Modern Art - is concerned about the situation of the public museums in Mexico, and fears that the country's current government has lost sight of the duty of care it has for the cultural institutions that it inherited while it plans for ambitious new developments.
Article date: Wednesday, December 16, 2020
Albertina Presents 'My Generation' the Jablonka Collection The Jablonka Collection is one of the most high-profile collections of US and German art of the 1980s. It encompasses works by important artists with whom Rafael Jablonka has worked, showing and collecting their works for years. Over decades, it has been his principle to consistently acquire several works from various creative phases of each artist.
Article date: Wednesday, December 16, 2020
Philip Tinari to Curate the First Ad-Diriyah Biennale in the Kingdom of Saudi ArabiaPhilip Tinari To Curate The First Ad-Diriyah Biennale In The Kingdom Of Saudi Arabia The Thunaiyat Ad-Diriyah Foundation announced that Saudi Arabia’s first art biennale will be curated by Philip Tinari, the director and chief executive of UCCA Center for Contemporary Art, China’s leading contemporary art institution. The biennale curatorial team also includes Wejdan Reda, curator and founder of Sahaba Art Consultancy; Shixuan Luan, curator at UCCA; and Neil Zhang, assistant curator.
Article date: Monday, December 14, 2020
Manifesta 16th Edition of the Biennial will Take Place in Germany’s Ruhr Area On the 27th of November 2020 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, the Manifesta Board examined the most convincing applications for future editions of the European Nomadic Biennial. The Bids submitted by the City of Barcelona and the Ruhr Area (Ruhrgebiet), Germany were of such high quality that the Board asked for a commitment from both cities - Barcelona for 2024 and the Ruhr Area for 2026.
Article date: Thursday, December 10, 2020
Six Centuries of Maritime Masterpieces, Final Boijmans Next Door Event in the Maritime Museum Rotterdam Boijmans weighs anchor in the ‘Maritime, where the two Rotterdam art collections come together in a new exhibition Maritime Masterpieces, the eleventh and final Boijmans Next Door show. Discover the unknown maritime world behind acclaimed works of art from Bosch to Van de Velde the Elder and other artists from the sixteenth century to the twenty-first.

Interviews

Article date: Tuesday, November 10, 2020
Twimble, The New App from the Team Behind ArtDependence The team behind ArtDependence have come together to launch a brand new app that has been made with art lovers in mind. Twimble allows users to take two separate photographs and stitch them together instantly, allowing better record keeping and photo management. Once stitched, the single image is saved for as long as you need it, in your personal images library.
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".

Symbolism in Art

Article date: Thursday, September 5, 2019
Symbolism in Art: The Bull in Picasso’s Guernica Picasso was once quoted as saying ‘If all the ways I have been along were marked on a map and joined with a line, it might represent a minotaur’. Certainly, the magnificent minotaur was certainly one of Picasso’s most persistent obsessions, as was it’s less fantasistic cousin, the bull. The bull and the bullfighter are repeated images in Picasso’s work, seeming to speak to his Spanish roots.
Article date: Thursday, January 3, 2019
Symbolism of the Pitchfork in Grant Wood’s American Gothic American artist Grant DeVoloson Wood, usually known as Grant Wood, is best known for his work depicting images of the American Midwest. The painting that made him famous is his depiction of an Iowan famer and his stern-looking daughter, standing rigid in front of the gothic window of their white, wooden home.

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