Cover Stories

Article date: Thursday, January 16, 2020
The Aestheticized Interview with Jaime de los Rios (Spain)

"The drift of the life of an artist is very curious. It is common to think of his career as a series of evolutions that also affect his technical skill and conceptual realization. The reading of a life in creation is according to the classical linear vision. In these pre-quantum times, I have discovered that in a way people look for ourselves, we seek our fate within a complex universe where reality is not always an absolute truth".

Article date: Tuesday, January 14, 2020
Interview with Patrick Shearn - Poetic Kinetics

Enormous, aesthetically striking, sustainable, colourful, often interactive and mobile are the sensational and remarkable works of Poetics Kinetics. Here the interview with Patrick Shearn, Poetic Kinetics's father.

Article date: Monday, January 13, 2020
Humanising the Art Museum: Interview with  Sandro Debono

"The role of the museum today should be more about the ambition of firmly displacing the human towards the centre of a comprehensive, one-weave experience. The stories told, the experiences and the display presented, as well as the services provided should be weaved and intertwined into one albeit each would contribute distinctively to one and the same vision. This also concerns the simplest of actions, needs and requirements of a cultural space designated to be acknowledged as a museum".

Article date: Friday, December 27, 2019
5 Ukrainian Photographers to Watch in 2020

The Ukrainian arts scene is increasingly making its mark. Painter Ivan Marchuk was featured in The Daily Telegraph’s list of top 100 living geniuses. Oleg Tistol’s work is internationally recognized. He represented the Ukraine in the Sao Paulo Art Biennale in 1994 and the Venice Biennale in 2001. Eugenia Gapchinska’s adorable chubby angels have started a national meme that is quickly moving into international consciousness.

Article date: Monday, December 23, 2019
Diaspora at Home

Diaspora at Home is a group exhibition which provides an opportunity to engage in a variety of conversations on the issue of mobility within Africa. Featuring works by Nidhal Chamekh, Bady Dalloul, Em’kal Eyongakpa, Rahima Gambo, Laura Henno, Abraham Oghobase, Wura-Natasha Ogunji, Chloe Quenum. And screenings by Jumana Manna and Marie Voignier.

Lead Stories

Article date: Friday, January 24, 2020
Hague Yang Presents First North American Survey Exhibition at the AGO A leading artist of her generation, Haegue Yang (b. 1971, Seoul) is celebrated for her prolific and diverse work that evokes historical and contemporary narratives of migration, displacement and cross-cultural translation. Haegue Yang: Emergence, the first North American survey of the artist’s oeuvre, will open at the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) on April 30, 2020.
Article date: Friday, January 24, 2020
Elias Crespin, L’Onde du Midi - a New Permanent Installation for the Louvre To mark the 30th anniversary of the Pyramid, the Musée du Louvre has commissioned another major public artwork, inviting Venezuelan contemporary artist Elias Crespin to design a new permanent piece for the museum. Consisting of 128 metal tubes hanging from motor-powered cables, the artist’s kinetic creation, L’Onde du Midi, will perform its subtle choreography at the top of the Escalier du Midi in the southeast corner of the Cour Carrée. Crespin thus follows in the footsteps of leading contemporary art figures who have created works for the Louvre, such as Anselm Kiefer (2007), François Morellet (2010) and Cy Twombly (2010).
Article date: Thursday, January 23, 2020
Turner Contemporary in Margate Reveals 140,000 Visitors of Turner Prize 2019 Exhibition An exhibition at the Turner Contemporary for renowned Turner Prize 2019 attracted more than 140,000 visitors, the gallery in Margate has revealed. That makes it the second most viewed show of nominated artists' work since the award was established in 1984.
Article date: Thursday, January 23, 2020
Foundation for Contemporary Arts (FCA) Announces 2020 Grants to Artists and John Cage Award Foundation for Contemporary Arts (FCA), a non-profit organization founded in 1963 by the artists John Cage (1912-1992) and Jasper Johns, is pleased to announce nineteen $40,000 unrestricted grants to individual artists, including seven awards named for artists associated with FCA’s history. True to FCA’s founding mission, support for these awards stems from a community of artists and the individuals and foundations that support them.
Article date: Wednesday, January 22, 2020
Lord Hall Appointed Chair of the National Gallery’s Board of Trustees The Trustees of the National Gallery announced that Lord Hall of Birkenhead CBE has been appointed by them as Chair of the Board. Lord Hall will take over as Chair from Sir John Kingman, who has been interim Chair since Hannah Rothschild stood down from the role in September 2019.
Article date: Wednesday, January 22, 2020
SMK Presents the Largest Ever Retrospective Exhibition about the Danish Painter Anna Ancher SMK presents the largest ever retrospective exhibition about the Danish painter Anna Ancher. Get up close and personal to the artist, her experimenting works and explore how she renewed Danish art. The exhibition is a collaboration with Art Museums of Skagen.
Article date: Tuesday, January 21, 2020
Gropius Bau Presents 'Akinbode Akinbiyi: Six Songs, Swirling Gracefully in the Taut Air' The photography exhibition Six Songs, Swirling Gracefully in the Taut Air brings together works from various long-term series composed by Berlin-based Nigerian photographer Akinbode Akinbiyi, who has captured intimate scenes and communal life in cities such as Lagos, Berlin, Johannesburg, Bamako and Chicago, among many other locations.
Article date: Tuesday, January 21, 2020
Tate Modern will Show the First Major UK Survey of  Zanele Muholi Tate Modern will present the first major UK survey of South African visual activist Zanele Muholi. Muholi (b.1972) came to prominence in the early 2000s with photographs that told the stories of black lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer and intersex lives in South Africa. 260 photographs will be brought together to present the full breadth of Muholi’s career to date, from their very first body of work Only Half the Picture, to their on-going series Somnyama Ngonyama.
Article date: Monday, January 20, 2020
“DOMANI: The Art of Tomorrow” Exhibition 2020 Landscapes in Our Age: Scarred and Reborn Half a century has now passed since Japan’s Agency for Cultural Affairs launched its Program of Overseas Study for Upcoming Artists* in 1967 with the aim of nurturing future leaders of the Japanese arts world, by funding young artists to study at relevant institutions in other countries. In the domain of fine art, the “DOMANI: The Art of Tomorrow” exhibition—inaugurated in 1998 and now in its twenty-second year—creates opportunities for artists to present the outcomes of these overseas sojourns.
Article date: Sunday, January 19, 2020
Unique 300 Year Old Scientific Drawings at Risk of Leaving the UK An export bar has been placed on a group of 18th century albums containing what experts claim are amongst the finest examples of botanical drawing in existence. The works, ‘The Natural History of Carolina, Florida and the Bahama Islands’ and ‘A Commonplace Book’ are valued at £2,500,000 and were completed in the mid 1700s. They are at risk of being lost abroad unless a UK buyer can be found.
Article date: Friday, January 17, 2020
Member: Pope.L, 1978–2001 on Show at MoMA Referring to himself as “a fisherman of social absurdity,” Pope.L has developed a body of work that poses provocative questions about a culture consumed with success yet riven by social, racial, and economic conflict. Resisting easy categorization, his career encompasses theatrical performances, street actions, language, painting, video, drawing, installation, and sculpture. Pope.L’s work explores the fraught connection between prosperity and what he calls “have-not-ness.” This tension is heightened by the presentation of these subversive artworks within a major art museum.
Article date: Friday, January 17, 2020
Galleries of the 20th Centuries - New Tour in the  Modern Collections of the Centre Pompidou Once a year, a new sequence of exhibitions-files punctuates the visit of the Centre Pompidou collections, offering a theme-based reinterpretation of the history of 20th century art. From traverses to showcases, from showcases to rooms, these study and research spaces punctuate the visits and shed light on little-known aspects.
Article date: Thursday, January 16, 2020
Stan Douglas to Represent Canada at La Biennale di Venezia in 2021 The National Gallery of Canada announced today that Vancouver-based artist Stan Douglas will represent Canada at the 59th Venice Biennale. Douglas is recognized as one of the country’s most acclaimed contemporary artists whose multidisciplinary works, including films, photographs, and, more recently, theater productions, often reflect on the dynamic potential embedded in pivotal historical moments.
Article date: Thursday, January 16, 2020
Discover the Complete Painted Works and Unique Miniatures of Jan Van Eyck Online Thanks to the VERONA project (Van Eyck Research in OpeN Access) of the Royal Institute for Cultural Heritage (KIK-IRPA), the complete painted works, plus the unique miniatures of Jan Van Eyck, can now be admired online in ultra-high resolution. During the presentation of the European Heritage Awards / Europa Nostra Awards 2019 for Research to the VERONA project, photos and scientific images of several of Jan Van Eyck's top works, plus miniatures from the manuscript Turin-Milan Hours, were added to the website Closer to Van Eyck.
Article date: Wednesday, January 15, 2020
UK Arts Minister Launches Call to Save a Medieval Guide for Hermits Arts Minister Helen Whately has placed an export bar on a 15th century Middle English decorated manuscript designed to act as a guide for those entering the life of a religious hermit.
Article date: Tuesday, January 14, 2020
Hella Jongerius – Breathing Colour National museum of Sweden presents Hella Jongerius’s exhibition Breathing Colour which is a visual installation that features the results of her longstanding research into colour, shape, light and materials.
Article date: Monday, January 13, 2020
'Our World is Burning' Exhibition at the Palais de Tokyo Conceived in Collaboration with the MATHAF The exhibition Our World is Burning offers a fully political view of international contemporary creation seen from the Gulf, where wars and diplomatic tensions have constantly determined the history of the early 21st century.
Article date: Sunday, January 12, 2020
Cecilia Alemani Named Artistic Director of the La Biennale di Venezia Visual Arts Department The Venice Biennale said Friday that it has appointed Cecilia Alemani as the new Director of its Visual Arts Department, making her the first woman to hold the job. As a result the Italian curator, who comes from Milan and is based in New York, has the task of planning and curating the upcoming 59th International Art Exhibition.

Interviews

Article date: Thursday, December 5, 2019
Simon Hewitt on Leonardo da Vinci and The Book of Doom In October Hewitt released his new book, Leonardo da Vinci and The Book of Doom, investigating the subject of Leonardo’s beautiful and haunting portrait of Bianca Sforza known as La Bella Principessa, and comprehensively debunking claims made in 2015 by British artist and convicted forger Shaun Greenhalgh to have produced the work himself.
Article date: Thursday, November 28, 2019
How Does Collector Collaborate with a Museum? Interview with Carolin Scharpff-Striebich "Like any other market, the art market responds to supply and demand at a given time. When is an artist, an artist successful? If they are collected, exhibited, discussed and that is reflected in the price. However, this price should not be confused with the artistic value of a work. However, I am only interested in the market, whether I can afford a work or not".

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: Friday, November 29, 2019
Troy: Myth and Reality The British Museum has just opened a fascinating new exhibition on the legendary city of Troy, and the mythical ten-year war between the Greeks and the Trojans of which Homer and countless other poets sang. It has a wealth of paintings, vases, sculptures, and other artefacts that testify to the enormous influence of the Trojan war both on the Greeks and Romans, and, to a lesser extent, on later Western culture.

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