Cover Stories

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".

Article date: Wednesday, June 10, 2020
Italian Artist Annalù Boeretto – A View From Inside the Pandemic

"My creations are always metamorphic forms, imaginary architectures created through the assembly and alchemy of synthetic resins, papers and materials removed from Nature such as bark and roots".

Article date: Wednesday, June 3, 2020
African Arts ― Global Conversations 

African Arts―Global Conversations draws from the Brooklyn Museum’s extensive and renowned collections to assert the importance of African arts within the art historical canon. Spanning the entire Museum, the exhibition questions dominant narratives from Western art history and museum practices that have traditionally sidelined African arts, and makes important connections between the continent’s various artistic practices and those of other global cultural groups.

Lead Stories

Article date: Friday, July 3, 2020
£10,000 Turner Bursaries Awarded to 10 Artists Tate Britain today announced the ten artists who will each receive one-off £10,000 bursaries in place of this year’s Turner Prize: Arika, Liz Johnson Artur, Oreet Ashery, Shawanda Corbett, Jamie Crewe, Sean Edwards, Sidsel Meineche Hansen, Ima-Abasi Okon, Imran Perretta and Alberta Whittle.
Article date: Friday, July 3, 2020
Fondation Louis Vuitton to Reopen on 23 September, 2020 Currently closed because of the health crisis sparked by the COVID-19 epidemic, the Fondation Louis Vuitton is determined to ensure the continuity of its 2020/2021 programming and to present the exhibition “Cindy Sherman” this autumn and “Icons of Modern Art. The Morozov Collection” from February to summer 2021; The programme underlines its commitment to both contemporary creation and to major 20th Century artistic references.
Article date: Thursday, July 2, 2020
Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation to Reopen this Saturday Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation are opening their doors again for all visitors. They’ve extended both of their exhibitions „Geert Goiris – Silent Earth“ und "New Works" until 18 September 2020.
Article date: Wednesday, July 1, 2020
World Premiere during 45th Art Nocturne Knocke from 8 till 16 August 2020 Art Nocturne Knocke takes place on the originally announced dates from 8 till 16 August in the familiar CC Scharpoord in Knokke-Heist. This also means that the art fair is one of the only fairs organized in these difficult times. With a certain humility we may call Art Nocturne Knocke a world premiere.
Article date: Wednesday, July 1, 2020
Tate Reopened all its Galleries Tate reopened all its galleries on 27 July 2020. People will once again be able to visit the national collection of art on display at Tate Britain, Tate Modern, Tate Liverpool and Tate St Ives, featuring hundreds of artworks from across the centuries and around the world.
Article date: Tuesday, June 30, 2020
Five New Nominees join Magnum Photos, while Olivia Arthur Becomes its New President As an international photographic cooperative owned by its photographer-members, Magnum has a structured process for introducing new members. Photographers first join the organization as nominees, before progressing tobecome associates, and then finally gaining admission to the Magnum collective as full life-long members.
Article date: Sunday, June 28, 2020
MdbK Presents Group Exhibition 'Zero Waste' Waste is everywhere: in the Great Pacific garbage patch, as fine particular matter in the air, or as microplastics in the food chain. The group exhibition Zero Waste showcases international positions in contemporary art that point out the urgency to save resources, consume less, and live more sustainably. In diverse installations, videos, sculptural works, and photographs the artists investigate the global consequences of plastic packaging, tire abrasion, toxic chemicals, and the overproduction of consumer goods. Zero Waste will be realized by the German Environment Agency in cooperation with the MdbK and curated by Hannah Beck-Mannagetta and Lena Fließbach.
Article date: Friday, June 26, 2020
Palais de Tokyo Reopened After these weeks of lockdown, the team of Palais de Tokyo invites visitors to see or see again their exhibitions which are being extended until September 13th 2020, in the best conditions of health safety. They all resonate with the crisis we are experiencing.
Article date: Friday, June 26, 2020
Belgian Gallerist Sofie Van de Velde  Elected New President of FEAGA The board of FEAGA has announced the appointment of the Belgian gallerist Sofie Van de Velde as the organization’s next president. The new board has been voted with unanimity by all 18 international attendees.
Article date: Thursday, June 25, 2020
Tate Joins Worldwide Screening of Love is the Message, The Message is Death by Arthur Jafa In collaboration with the artist, Tate will be one of a group of international museums and collections to simultaneously livestream Love is the Message, The Message is Death 2016 by American artist and filmmaker Arthur Jafa (b.1960). This work is a powerful meditation on racism and Black pain, creativity and Black resilience. Tate acquired an edition for its collection in 2018 and it was shown at Tate Liverpool in 2019.
Article date: Thursday, June 25, 2020
Stedelijk Presents Imperial Courts  by the Dutch Photographer Dana Lixenberg Imperial Courts (2015) by the Dutch photographer Dana Lixenberg is a three-channel video installation that captures everyday life in Imperial Courts, a public housing project in Watts, Los Angeles. It is Lixenberg’s first video work and was purchased by the Stedelijk in 2017.
Article date: Thursday, June 25, 2020
Yilmaz Dziewior to Remain Director of the Museum Ludwig - Mayor Proposes Extending Contract until 2032 Dr. Yilmaz Dziewior will remain director of the Museum Ludwig. Mayor Henriette Reker will propose to the city council’s main committee that his contract be extended until October 31, 2032.
Article date: Wednesday, June 24, 2020
Nationalmuseum Sweden Returns a Painting to the Muzeum Narodowe we Wrocławiu in Poland Following a request for restitution from the Polish Ministry of Culture and National Heritage in Warsaw, Nationalmuseum has written a letter to the Swedish Government recommending that a painting in the museum’s collections should be returned to Poland.
Article date: Wednesday, June 24, 2020
The Musee d'Orsay Welcomes Visitors Back with the Exhibition 'James Tissot, Ambiguously Modern' The Musée d'Orsay is open again and welcomes visitors back, to show them the exhibition "James Tissot, Ambiguously modern", - a major artist of the second half of the 19th century.
Article date: Wednesday, June 24, 2020
Work by Jan van Eyck added to the Madonna Meets Mad Meg Exhibition at the Museum Mayer van den Bergh, Antwerp Jan van Eyck’s little panel with the Madonna at the Fountain has been added to the exhibition Madonna Meets Mad Meg at the Mayer van den Bergh Museum in Antwerp. The painting – a masterpiece from the same city’s Royal Museum of Fine Arts (KMSKA) – is exceptional in several respects.
Article date: Tuesday, June 23, 2020
Mad Love in Seppo Fränti Collection Open yet intimate Seppo Fränti Collection explores the human condition through visual art. The collection consists mostly of contemporary Finnish art, with a focus on painting. Fränti has remained true to his vision and trusted his intuition: for him, art is not an investment but a passion. His collection spans a wide spectrum of styles from powerful expressionism to subtle minimalism.
Article date: Tuesday, June 23, 2020
Art Paris 2020 Returns to the Grand Palais in September Thanks to the support of the majority of its galleries and the Grand Palais - and in a favourable context now that lockdown has come to an end and the health situation in France and across Europe is improving - Art Paris 2020, the spring art fair that was postponed and reinvented as a virtual online art fair, will be returning to the Grand Palais from the 10th - 13th September.
Article date: Tuesday, June 23, 2020
Ukrainian Artists at PHOTO LA Virtual Collect + Connect On June 27-28, the prestigious world art fair PHOTO LA will take place in Los Angeles. For the fist time Ukrainian artists will be presented at this fair: the most titled Ukrainian photographer Boris Mikhailov and one of the most promising young Ukrainian photographers - Sergey Melnitchenko.
Article date: Monday, June 22, 2020
Centre Pompidou Presents 'Christo and Jeanne-Claude Paris!' Exhibition The major exhibition devoted to Christo and Jeanne Claude retraces the story of this project, from 1975 to 1985, and looks back at their Parisian period, between 1958 and 1964, before the wrapping of the Arc de Triomphe in 2021.
Article date: Monday, June 22, 2020
Musea Brugge to Support Artists through Renewed Programming As an organisation, Musea Brugge wants to adopt a proactive approach, not only in order to offer a perspective to the many players who are all dependent on them, but also in order to maintain its own dynamics within the cultural field.
Article date: Sunday, June 21, 2020
Leelee Chan selected for next BMW Art Journey Hong Kong-based sculptor will explore the possibilities of ancient and future materials and will bring herself into dialogues with craftspeople, innovators, and scientists.
Article date: Friday, June 19, 2020
TEFAF Appoints Hidde van Seggelen as Chairman of the Executive Committee TEFAF (The European Fine Art Foundation), the organization behind TEFAF Maastricht, TEFAF New York Fall and TEFAF New York Spring appoints Hidde van Seggelen as Chairman of TEFAF’s Executive Committee, effective immediately. He succeeds Nanne Dekking who leaves the Board after his three-year term.

Interviews

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'.
Article date: Tuesday, May 26, 2020
Lina Sinisterra, Spatial Paintings, New Tendencies in Contemporary Art in Colombia I am an artist based in Bogota – Colombia. I do art because is the only way I find a comfortable understanding of living. I use art to connect to the world. I do paintings because the language of color is my way to activate sensations and to move the emotional world. I believe that painting is something you may do with any material and on top of any surface, that’s why I create spatial paintings with accumulations’ of disposable materials, or painted objects, to create new perspectives or views on quotidian things and stuff from the world.

Symbolism in Art

Article date: Friday, December 13, 2019
The Symbolism of The Baby in Keith Haring’s Work Perhaps one of the most recognizable image from Haring’s work, the radiant baby is a simple outline of a baby or person crawling on the floor on their hands and knees with lines emanating from them. Haring himself has commented that for him this baby represents youthful innocence, purity and goodness.
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.

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