Maria Martens Serrano

Maria Martens Serrano, Netherlands (senior writer)
Maria Martens Serrano is a Dutch-Salvadoran writer. She studied under a liberal arts program at University College Utrecht, going on to graduate with an MSc in Sociology from the University of Amsterdam. Exploring a broad range of interests, Maria previously worked with a news website and a human rights NGO, before becoming involved with several art fairs in the Netherlands. She now writes on topics of arts and culture. In early 2015 Maria joined the team of Artdependence Magazine as editor and contributor.

Articles (42)

Impressions from Art Basel 2016
Article date: Saturday, June 18, 2016

Impressions from Art Basel 2016

Despite the lackluster figures during this spring’s auction season, Art Basel secured several big sales since day one, cementing (once and for all?) its reputation as the world’s primary art fair. Evidently, many collectors have been saving their bucks for Basel – and, of course, all galleries save their best for Basel.

Mourning Marisol
Article date: Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Mourning Marisol

Artist Marisol Escobar passed away on April 30th at the age of 85. An artist whose breakthrough show was described as “remarkable”, Marisol experienced an instant recognition that is afforded to few. Nonetheless, she carefully weighed her engagement with the world of art, remaining equally captivating and elusive.

Lego admits mistake in refusing bulk order for Ai Wei Wei
Article date: Friday, April 29, 2016

Lego admits mistake in refusing bulk order for Ai Wei Wei

Lego has released a statement claiming that their refusal to sell a bulk order to artist Ai Wei Wei was an ‘internal mistake’.

Art dealer Perry Rubenstein facing grand theft charges
Article date: Monday, April 25, 2016

Art dealer Perry Rubenstein facing grand theft charges

The charges against Rubenstein involve several cases in which prosecutors claim he misinformed clients over the selling price of artworks, or claimed no knowledge on the whereabouts of the amounts paid.

JMW Turner to become the face of new £20 note
Article date: Saturday, April 23, 2016

JMW Turner to become the face of new £20 note

Romanticist landscape painter JMW Turner has been chosen to be the face of the new £20 note, which will enter circulation in 2020. Turner has been chosen from over 500 possibilities, which included Francis Bacon and Alexander McQueen.

Guggenheim Museum plans to install genuine gold toilet
Article date: Thursday, April 21, 2016

Guggenheim Museum plans to install genuine gold toilet

Mauricio Cattelan has proposed to create a toilet made from real gold – 18 karats, to be precise – and the Guggenheim has eagerly agreed to install this sculpture in the museum.

Pergamon Museum lends antiquities to Metropolitan
Article date: Monday, April 18, 2016

Pergamon Museum lends antiquities to Metropolitan

The exhibition Pergamon and the Hellenistic Kingdoms of the Ancient World opens on this day in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The show, which wouldn’t have been possible if not for a loan of 73 unique pieces from the Pergamon Museum in Berlin, runs until July 17.

New Tate Coming Soon
Article date: Friday, April 15, 2016

New Tate Coming Soon

The new extension of the Tate Modern is due to open this coming June, following years of planning and anticipation.

Caravaggio found in French attic
Article date: Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Caravaggio found in French attic

In a recent wave of re-discovery, a painting believed to be by Caravaggio has been found in a dusty attic in France.

Re-discovery of Shakespeare First Folio
Article date: Monday, April 11, 2016

Re-discovery of Shakespeare First Folio

An original copy of William Shakespeare’s First Folio has been discovered in a Scottish island. Published in 1623, seven years after the playwright’s death, this was the first attempt to compile Shakespeare’s works into one publication.

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Roman Pyatkovka, “VELVET SADNESS”, (1996), photograph glued on velvet passe-partout (paper).

Roman Pyatkovka, “VELVET SADNESS”, (1996), photograph glued on velvet passe-partout (paper).

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