Cover Stories

Article date: Thursday, November 15, 2018
The Technics of a Master of Arts

Renaissance artists turned the canvas into a mirror of reality. To properly portray it they had to overcome the statics of their medium. Leonardo da Vinci relied on mystery, and his worldview naturally filled his paintings with motion.

Article date: Monday, November 12, 2018
Nederlands Dans Theater 2 at Berliner Festspiele

The evening dedicated to Nederlands Dans Theater 2 at Berliner Festspiele included mutual comfort by Edward Clug, Sad Case and Subtle Dust by Sol León & Paul Lightfoot, and Wir sagen uns Dunkles by Marco Goecke. 2018 marks the 40th anniversary of the second company to NDT. Originally brought to life with the purpose of feeding the first company with young talent, NDT 2 was founded in 1978.

Article date: Friday, November 9, 2018
Roman Lipski  - How Art Meets Artificial Intelligence-AI

"My project Unfinished is the first true partnership between a painter and artificial intelligence. At the core of the project is a neural network that was fed with my paintings. The system analysed all facets of my art and learned how to generate an infinite number of unique images. The images supplied me with new compositions, perspectives, and themes".

Article date: Thursday, November 8, 2018
“Parallel World” in K Photobook by Eamonn Doyle

“It’s a world that sits alongside our visual and conscious reality, a world we direct many of our unanswered questions to. It’s just a different way of looking at the world, but an approach that seems more and more absent in modernity. It’s not a world that exists separate to our material experience, but one that runs parallel to it, often manifesting itself as sudden flashes of wonder and amazement".

Article date: Monday, November 5, 2018
The Aestheticized Interview with  Ezra Wube, Ethiopia

"I believe there is a natural educational aspect of art. Creativity provides plural ways to problem solve. It also establishes curiosity as a quintessential practice that makes us human, the urge to take risks or leap into the unknown and adapt".

Article date: Thursday, November 1, 2018
The World According to Leonardo

To celebrate the anniversary of his death, ArtDependence will write a series of stories aimed at understanding the worldview of the man considered to be history’s greatest artist and one of its brightest minds. Only in the process of grasping his vision of the universe we begin to understand how he managed to almost recreate the mystery of life in his paintings; conceive of objects way beyond the technical capacities of his time like knight robots, parachutes, and self-propelling carts; and compile an encyclopedia of knowledge that reflects on the various dimensions of existence.

Article date: Tuesday, October 30, 2018
Recipes for Art Books of Julius Wiedemann, Senior Editor for Design and Pop Culture at Taschen Publishing House

“Art exists because simply living is not enough. Taschen books are a display of the expansion of what is generally considered to be art. Art can be much more than simply a painting or a sculpture. Art is in food, and illustration, in tattoo and interior design, in architecture, and so on and so forth".

Article date: Monday, October 29, 2018
The New Art Economy: Interview with Julien Radcliffe, CEO of the Art Loss Register

"The future is the antithesis of art; which should be the improvement of mankind, if it is the subject of and subject to crime. The Art Loss Register has been very active in helping to preserve antiquities in their source countries and to prevent the destruction of art. It is not well known that at least 20% of high value pictures have been stolen, destroyed or badly damaged. Criminals hide them to use in a trial as part of plea bargains and then either pass away or find they are too hot to hold".

Lead Stories

Article date: Friday, November 16, 2018
Hockney’s Pool Sells for €80 M, a Record for a Living Artist (Pricier Then a New Contemporary Museum in Antwerp) David Hockney’s Portrait of an Artist (Pool with Two Figures), painted in 1972, realises $90.3 million — a world record price for a living artist — as 20th Century season total passes the $1 billion mark
Article date: Friday, November 16, 2018
Cerith Wyn Evans wins The Hepworth Prize for Sculpture 2018 The £30,000 prize, which recognises a British or UK-based artist of any age, at any stage in their career, who has made a significant contribution to the development of contemporary sculpture, was presented by The Hepworth Wakefield’s chair, Alice Rawsthorn OBE.
Article date: Thursday, November 15, 2018
Auction Records: Artists who Live to See Their Success Does the pervasive image of the impoverished and struggling artist endure in today’s hot contemporary art market? Anyone who has studied or discussed Art History is familiar with the starving artist trope – the idea of the artist who is rejected by his or her contemporaries, only to rise to fame posthumously.
Article date: Thursday, November 15, 2018
One of The World’s Rarest Chinese Paintings to Lead Christie’s Hong Kong Autumn Sale 2018 Hong Kong – Christie’s launched one of the world’s rarest Chinese paintings by Su Shi (1037-1101) – the pre-eminent scholar of the Song Dynasty and one of the most important figures in Chinese history.
Article date: Wednesday, November 14, 2018
Edward Hopper’s “Chop Suey” Sold for $91.9 Million at Christie’s Sale of Ebsworth Estate New world auction records set for Edward Hopper, Willem de Kooning and many other artists in An American Place: The Barney A. Ebsworth Collection Evening Sale, which totals $317.8 million in New York.
Article date: Wednesday, November 14, 2018
‘ARTnews’ and ‘Art in America’ Are Bought by Penske Media, Owner of ‘Rolling Stone’ and ‘Variety’ In a surprise move finalized in the midst of a heated New York auction week, Penske Media Corporation announced it will acquire Art Media Holdings, LLC, the publishing company that includes ARTnews, Art in America, The Magazine ANTIQUES, and MODERN Magazine. Financial details of the acquisition were not disclosed.
Article date: Tuesday, November 13, 2018
Tate Presents First UK Keith Haring Show Tate Liverpool presents the first major exhibition in the UK of American artist Keith Haring (1958–1990). Keith Haring, 14 June – 10 November 2019, brings together more than 85 works exploring a broad range of the artist’s practice including large-scale drawings and paintings, most of which have never been seen in the UK.
Article date: Tuesday, November 13, 2018
Fondazione Prada Presents “The Black Image Corporation” Fondazione Prada presents “The Black Image Corporation”, an exhibition conceived by Theaster Gates, until 14 January 2019 at the Osservatorio venue in Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, Milan. The project explores the fundamental legacy of Johnson Publishing Company archives, which feature more than 4 million images and have contributed to shape the aesthetic and cultural languages of the contemporary African American identity.
Article date: Monday, November 12, 2018
Center for Curatorial Leadership Announces 2019 Fellows The Center for Curatorial Leadership (CCL) has selected twelve curators for participation in the 2019 class of its annual Fellowship. Following the organization’s most competitive review process to date, the cohort chosen for the program will convene from January through May 2019.
Article date: Sunday, November 11, 2018
MAAT’s Video Room Series Opened with Dinah Freeman & Justin Lowe The last round of exhibition opened at MAAT in 2018 coincides with the Lisbon Web Summit and includes three major shows and a pop-up event, as well as the launch of MAAT’s Video Room exhibition series on expanded video.
Article date: Saturday, November 10, 2018
Paul Smith’s Five Words on Art The legendary fashion designer gives Tate an insight into his world, summing up five artworks that connect to his life and work. "I think looking through a viewfinder really helped me look and see, rather than just look. A friend of mine recently said to me, 'You walk down the road seeing fifty things. I just see three."
Article date: Friday, November 9, 2018
Feast for the Eyes, The Story of Food in Photography at FOAM The extensive exhibition, Feast for the Eyes, explores the most important figures and movements in food photography. From the banality of the diner-breakfast special of Stephen Shore to the allegorical still life of Laura Letinsky, from Roger Fenton's extensive nineteenth-century displays of food to the cookbooks of the sixties.
Article date: Friday, November 9, 2018
The 12th Shanghai Biennale: ​Proregress —Art in an Age of Historical Ambivalence Given the centrality that the development of China and Chinese cultural production has in defining the complexity of our current world, the Shanghai Biennale appears as an ideal place to show both the role of contemporary art as a critical sensibility of the dialectic of emancipation and power. The Shanghai Biennale will present contemporary artworks that embody an epoch that defies any idealized narrative.
Article date: Friday, November 9, 2018
French Court Finds Jeff Koons Guilty of Plagiarism A French court on Thursday ruled that celebrity US artist Jeff Koons copied an idea from an advertisement used by a French clothing chain, fining him along with the museum which exhibited the contested work. Franck Davidovici, a French advertising executive, had sued Koons for plagiarism over Koons' "Fait d'Hiver" from 1988, which shows a pig standing over a woman lying on her back, her arms sprawled behind her head.
Article date: Friday, November 9, 2018
Announcing the Winners of the 2018 PhotoBook Awards Paris Photo and Aperture Foundation are pleased to announce the winners of the 2018 edition of the Paris Photo–Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Awards, celebrating the photobook’s contribution to the evolving narrative of photography. “The choices we made reflect the chaotic and changing world in which we are living,” said final juror Hervé Digne.
Article date: Thursday, November 8, 2018
Introducing Art and China after 1989: Opening This Weekend Art and China after 1989 is a fresh interpretative survey of Chinese experimental art that presents the work of some 60 artists and collectives who lived both in China and abroad in the turbulent decades between the 1989 crackdown on the student protest movement in Tiananmen Square, and the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
Article date: Wednesday, November 7, 2018
Dmitry Rybolovlev, Seller of Leonardo Da Vinci’s Salvator Mundi, Held by Police in Corruption Probe AS Monaco owner Dmitry Rybolovlev claims art dealer Yves Bouvier has cheated him out of $1 billion over a 10-year period. He was detained by police for questioning on Tuesday as part of an investigation into corruption and influence peddling. Le Monde report that the Russian tycoons luxury home La Belle Epoque had also been raided by police.
Article date: Wednesday, November 7, 2018
National Museum of Qatar to Open on March 28, 2019, Expressing the Pride of Doha's Diverse  Community Qatar Museums announced that the National Museum of Qatar (NMoQ), housed within a spectacular new building designed by architect Jean Nouvel, will open to the public on March 28, 2019, under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani.
Article date: Tuesday, November 6, 2018
CIMAM Registers Its Deep Concern at the Treatment of Catherine de Zegher  In its capacity as the international association for Museums and Collections of Modern and Contemporary art, and as an affiliate of ICOM, CIMAM wishes to register its deep concern at the treatment of Catherine de Zegher in her capacity as Director of the Museum of Fine Arts (MSK) in Ghent.
Article date: Tuesday, November 6, 2018
Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize 2019 Shortlisted Four Artists The four artists shortlisted for the Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize 2019 are Laia Abril, Susan Meiselas, Arwed Messmer and Mark Ruwedel. The winner of the £30,000 prize will be announced at a special award ceremony held at The Photographers’ Gallery on 16 May 2019.
Article date: Monday, November 5, 2018
Andy Warhol— From A to B and  Back Again at Whitney Museum of American Art This is the largest monographic exhibition, November 12, 2018–March 31, 2019, to date at the Whitney's new location, with more than 350 works of art, many assembled together for the first time.
Article date: Sunday, November 4, 2018
Art Basels’ Owner, MCH Group Reveals Plan for the Future The MCH Group is charting the course for the necessary stabilisation of the company and a profound transformation required to meet the fundamental changes coming about in the exhibition and event industry. In addition to the savings measures already introduced, the group will be taking further steps to reduce costs, focus its strategic initiatives and investments, and streamline its organisation.
Article date: Sunday, November 4, 2018
 Imperial War Museums Welcomes Support From Roman Abramovich and Chelsea Football Club for New Holocaust Galleries Imperial War Museums has a vital role to play in addressing misconceptions about the Second World War and the Holocaust and the relationship between them. The galleries will draw heavily upon the individual personal stories from IWM’s collections to present a vivid narrative that reflects the realities of the Second World War, the Holocaust and the way in which they shaped the world
Article date: Saturday, November 3, 2018
£5 Million ‘Bust of Peace’ Sculpture Given Export Bar by Arts Minister An original work by one of the greatest 19th century sculptors is at risk of being exported from the UK unless a buyer can be found to match the asking price of £5.3 million. The white marble ‘Bust of Peace’, made by Antonio Canova (1757-1822) has been blocked from export by Michael Ellis, Minister for Arts, Heritage and Tourism, to provide an opportunity to keep it in the country.
Article date: Thursday, October 4, 2018
The City of Chicago is Selling a Kerry James Marshall Painting to Fund Public Art in Underserved Communities Mayor Rahm Emanuel joined Chicago Public Library (CPL) Commissioner Brian Bannon and Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events Commissioner (DCASE) Mark Kelly at the Legler Branch Library to announce its transformation into a regional library for the west side. Funding for the transformation of the Legler branch and the public art fund will be supported by the sale of Knowledge & Wonder by renowned artist Kerry James Marshall.

Interviews

Article date: Monday, November 5, 2018
The Aestheticized Interview with  Ezra Wube, Ethiopia "I believe there is a natural educational aspect of art. Creativity provides plural ways to problem solve. It also establishes curiosity as a quintessential practice that makes us human, the urge to take risks or leap into the unknown and adapt".
Article date: Tuesday, October 30, 2018
Recipes for Art Books of Julius Wiedemann, Senior Editor for Design and Pop Culture at Taschen Publishing House “Art exists because simply living is not enough. Taschen books are a display of the expansion of what is generally considered to be art. Art can be much more than simply a painting or a sculpture. Art is in food, and illustration, in tattoo and interior design, in architecture, and so on and so forth".

Symbolism in Art

Article date: Friday, January 5, 2018
Symbolism in Art: The Pumpkin “I would confront the spirit of the pumpkin, forgetting everything else and concentrating my mind entirely on the form before me…I spent as much as a month facing a single pumpkin.” Yayoi Kusama.
Article date: Friday, December 22, 2017
Symbolism: The Colour Green English orientalist painter John Frederick Lewis (1805-1876) developed a fascination with the Near East and took pains to represent the sights and the people he encountered in the region in an honest and positive light.

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