Cover Stories

Article date: Friday, November 8, 2019
In Conversation with Soji Adesina on Being a Multidisciplinary Artist

Soji Adesina (b. 1981), is a multi-disciplinary and multimedia artist whose practice spans drawing, painting, film, photography, installation and graphic design, though his preferred medium is acrylic paint on canvas. He is a graduate of the Yaba College of Technology, Lagos.

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: Tuesday, November 5, 2019
Interview with Marc Lambrechts

Marc Lambrechts was born in Lier, Belgium and currently lives and works in New York, United States. Lambrechts’s works are immersive worlds of colours. Stratified pigments, organic and inorganic materials merge in magnetic surfaces. Time, Cosmos, Earth, Communication, Balance are the motif of Lambrechts’s works.

Article date: Friday, November 1, 2019
In Conversation with Tega Akpokona on the Use of Light and Colour in Portraiture Painting

Tega Akpokona is one of Nigeria’s young emerging artists. He graduated in 2011 with a BA in Fine and Applied Arts from the University of Benin, where he specialised in painting. After graduation, Akpokona received mentorship from one of Nigeria’s acclaimed artist, Abiodun Olaku. His practice builds on the techniques of the European masters and shares their preoccupation with the effects of light and colour.

Lead Stories

Article date: Sunday, November 17, 2019
Iconic Photographer Terry O'Neill Dies aged 81 “Terry was a ‘historian’ whose camera captured the resurgence and energy of this revolution” notes Michael Caine. “I can think of no other photographer who has contributed so much to our heritage.” Terry O’Neill passed away, aged 81, quietly at home after a long illness.
Article date: Saturday, November 16, 2019
Van Gogh Museum and Drents Museum Jointly Acquire Painting by Van Gogh The Van Gogh Museum and the Drents Museum have jointly acquired an early painting by Vincent van Gogh: Peasant Burning Weeds from 1883. The small yet powerful work shows a solitary figure on a deserted plain at twilight, illuminated by a fire. Van Gogh painted the work in Drenthe, where he stayed in the autumn of 1883 and captured the landscape in paintings and drawings. This is one of the few paintings from the period to have survived. The work will be exhibited alternately at the two museums.
Article date: Friday, November 15, 2019
Ed Ruscha’s Hurting the Word Radio #2 (1964) Sold for a Record 52 Million Dollars ‘Some artists do roses, but I work primarily with words’ — Ed Ruscha’s Hurting the Word Radio #2 (1964). On 13 November, this early example of Ruscha’s revolutionary ‘text’ paintings sold for $52,485,000 in the Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening Sale in New York — a new world auction record for the artist.
Article date: Thursday, November 14, 2019
In 2020, the Zurich Art Prize Goes to Amalia Pica Museum Haus Konstruktiv and Zurich Insurance Group Ltd announced the thirteenth winner of the internationally renowned Zurich Art Prize: In 2020, this art award goes to Argentine artist Amalia Pica. The prize is endowed with CHF 100,000, comprising a CHF 80,000 budget for the production of a solo exhibition and CHF 20,000 in prize money.
Article date: Thursday, November 14, 2019
'Beyond Borders' Group Exhibition in London Responds to the Socio-Political Instability This November, Unit London presents Beyond Borders, an iconic group exhibition with 14 artists at Unit London, Mayfair. From 28 November – 11 January, artists from across the world respond to the current socio-political instability we are facing. Putting an uplifting spin on a turbulent time, the exhibition celebrates diversity and focuses on what connects rather than divides us.
Article date: Wednesday, November 13, 2019
Competition Win for New Arctic Attraction “The Whale” 300 km North of the Arctic Circle, on the tip of the island Andøya lies Andenes. It is frequently visited by migrating whales, making Andenes one of the best places in the world to see this fabled animal up-close. The new Arctic attraction, The Whale, tells the story of the big inhabitants of this underwater world, rising as a soft hill on the rocky shore – as if a giant had lifted a thin layer of the crust of the earth and created a cavity underneath.
Article date: Tuesday, November 12, 2019
Saatchi Gallery Welcomes Artists-in-Residence to Respond to Tutankhamun Saatchi Gallery aims to bring contemporary art to a wider audience by providing an innovative programme platform for emerging international and local artists. For this year's Artist-in-Residence, Cyril de Commarque and British artist Kate Daudy will respond to the key themes explored in Tutankhamun: Treasure of the Golden Pharaoh.
Article date: Tuesday, November 12, 2019
Iniva Announces a New Artistic Director, Sepake Angiama Iniva (Institute for International Visual Arts) is pleased to announce the appointment of their new Artistic Director, Sepake Angiama. Sepake will officially start in the role at the beginning of January 2020.
Article date: Monday, November 11, 2019
Espace Louis Vuitton Seoul Announces an Exhibition Dedicated to Alberto Giacometti For its opening, the Espace Louis Vuitton Seoul is proud to annonce an exhibition entirely dedicated to major artist Alberto Giacometti. For its very first exhibition, the Espace Louis Vuitton Seoul presents eight emblematic sculptures by Giacometti.
Article date: Sunday, November 10, 2019
Charlotte Posenenske: Work in Progress at the Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona Charlotte Posenenske: Work in Progress presents an in-depth look at the practice of the German artist between 1956 and 1968, a short but intense period, when she was active in making art. Using construction materials, serial repetition and industrial manufacturing, Posenenske developed a form of mass-produced Minimalism that addressed the social and economic concerns of her time, circumventing the art market and rejecting established formal and cultural hierarchies.
Article date: Sunday, November 10, 2019
The Met Presents 'Gerhard Richter: Painting After All' Devoted to the work of one of the greatest artists of our time, Gerhard Richter: Painting After All will span Richter's six-decade-long preoccupation with the twin modes of painterly naturalism and abstraction, in relation to photographic and other representational iconographies.
Article date: Saturday, November 9, 2019
Betye Saar to Receive the 2020 Wolfgang Hahn Prize Betye Saar will be awarded the twenty-sixth Wolfgang Hahn Prize from the Gesellschaft für Moderne Kunst. This recognition of the artist, who was born in Los Angeles in 1926 and is still little known in Germany, is highly timely, the jury consisting of Yilmaz Dziewior, director of the Museum Ludwig; Christophe Cherix, Robert Lehman Foundation chief curator of drawings and prints at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York; and the board members of the association decided.
Article date: Friday, November 8, 2019
Foam Presents the First Retrospective of Brassaï in the Netherlands Brassaï (1899 - 1984) created countless iconic images of 1930s Parisian life. He was famous for capturing the grittier aspects of the city, but also documented high society, including the ballet, opera, and intellectuals - among them his friends and contemporaries like Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dalí and Henri Matisse.

Interviews

Article date: Tuesday, November 5, 2019
Interview with Marc Lambrechts Marc Lambrechts was born in Lier, Belgium and currently lives and works in New York, United States. Lambrechts’s works are immersive worlds of colours. Stratified pigments, organic and inorganic materials merge in magnetic surfaces. Time, Cosmos, Earth, Communication, Balance are the motif of Lambrechts’s works.
Article date: Wednesday, October 30, 2019
Interview with Dutch Artist Thijs Biersteker, Participant of «Trees» Exhibition in Fondation Cartier "My name is Thijs Biersteker and I create interactive installation art on the most urgent topics of this time. I work together with scientists and researchers to turn their complex research papers into tangible, personal experiences that provoke emotions about the chosen topic. These range from giving nature a voice in times of climate change to interactive mirrors that turn you into the plastic version of yourself".
Article date: Thursday, October 24, 2019
Interview with Timo Niemeyer: Value Manifesto "I believe in a fundamental structural change in the art world and its market due to the fourth industrial revolution. Nowadays, we are not only in the age of the digital revolutionbut also in the age of the fundamental economization of artworks".
Article date: Tuesday, October 22, 2019
Dimitri Bogachuk: Capturing Silence Dimitri Bogachuk is a Kyiv-based photographer. His work has gained critical acclaim thanks to its uncanny ability to capture moments of apparent silence – the space in between. His work has a sense of peace and tranquillity that is at once calming, and unnerving.

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?

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