Three seminal Banksy works collected by British pop star Robbie Williams in the mid-2000s will highlight a Sotheby’s March sale of 21st-century art in London.
Gagosian has announced the opening of a new gallery in Gstaad, Switzerland, this February. Located along the historic promenade in the heart of the village, the gallery will be inaugurated with an exhibition of works by Damien Hirst opening on February 14.
The contemporary art world celebrates the breadth of creativity in the NFT space with Artsy x Verisart: 22 for 2022, an NFT auction featuring 22 artists for 2022 across the contemporary, digital and street art market.
Several museums are going to give a kind of gym class this week as a protest against the cabinet decision that they must remain closed for the time being.
The organisers of 1-54 Contemporary African Art fair have announced the difficult decision to postpone this year’s edition of 1-54 Marrakech.
The European Fine Art Foundation (TEFAF) has confirmed that the 35th edition of TEFAF Maastricht will take place Saturday, June 25 – Thursday, June 30, 2022 (by invitation only June 24 and until 2PM on June 25) at the MECC in Maastricht.
Tate Liverpool has announced that it is seeking tenders from architects to work with the gallery to achieve a major reimagining of its landmark gallery on Royal Albert Dock Liverpool.
Art Rotterdam will now take place in the spring of this year from 19 to 22 May in the Van Nellefabriek in Rotterdam.
An exhibition by Belgian artist Koen Vanmechelen, presented in the Gallery of Statues and Paintings, from 18 January to 20 March, 2022.
Web-Slinger's iconic black costume sold at Heritage Auctions in Dallas, Texas for $3,360,000 with live bidding opened at $330,000,
The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts has announced the recipients of its Fall 2021 grants. A total of $4.1 million will be awarded to 49 organizations to support the vital work of artists in communities around the country.
The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA) has announced the debut of the Center for Netherlandish Art (CNA), an innovative research center that will promote the study and appreciation of Dutch and Flemish art.
The Dutch king ruled out Thursday using, for now at least, the royal family's "Golden Carriage," one side of which bears a painting that critics say glorifies the Netherlands' colonial past, including its role in the global slave trade.
The Taipei Fine Arts Museum (TFAM) has withdrawn its support for artist Sakuliu Pavavaljung, and will no longer represent Taiwan at the 59th Venice Biennale, following sexual assault allegations.
The Van Gogh Museum has acquired four rare prints by the American artist Mary Cassatt for its collection.
Independent Art Fair has announced the participants for the 13th edition of the fair, taking place at Spring Studios, Tribeca, New York, from May 5 – 8, 2022.
The Musée du Louvre welcomed 2.8 million visitors in 2021, with visitation patterns that greatly differed from previous years: A strong recovery at the end of 2021.
The Laundromat Project has revealed the 2022 cohort of creative practitioners selected to participate in our 17th annual Create Change Artist Development Program.
After a show in Lyon, which was hugely successful with the French public despite the health crisis, with more than 130,000 visitors, Tempora is organizing the exhibition "Antoine de Saint Exupéry.
A London exhibition by the Prince’s foundation showcasing 79 of HRH, the Prince of Wale’s watercolour paintings which represent the largest ever display of the prince’s work and the first full exhibition of his watercolours.
This year, to mark Holocaust Memorial Day on January 27, HRH Prince Charles commissioned portraits of seven Holocaust survivors to be displayed at Buckingham Palace.
Bonhams, the global auction house, has acquired Bukowskis, the leading auction house in the Nordic region. Financial terms are not being disclosed.
One of the most desirable works of modern art in private hands, and among the definitive images of Surrealist art, René Magritte’s L’empire des lumières captures the visual paradox that lies at the heart of the artist’s originality.
Whitechapel Gallery has announced Tracey Emin (b. 1963, UK) to be the 9th artist to receive the prestigious annual Art Icon award. On Tuesday 22 March 2022, the award will be presented at gala celebration hosted by Iwona Blazwick OBE (Director, Whitechapel Gallery).
The Royal Museum of Fine Arts Antwerp (KMSKA) and artistic director Jacqueline Grandjean decided today in mutual consultation to end the collaboration.
The Acropolis Museum received ten fragments of the sculptural decoration of the Parthenon, which were granted by the National Archaeological Museum, following a request made by the Acropolis Museum General Director.
The organisers of the London Art Fair have taken the decision to postpone the 2022 edition of the fair from January 19 – 23 January to April 20- 24, 2022, at the Business Design Centre, Islington due to Covid challenges.
The Hepworth Wakefield is delighted to announce that it has acquired Asymmetric Vessel, 2021 by Kenyan-British potter, Dame Magdalene Odundo through grants from Art Fund, Arts Council England/V&A Purchase Grant Fund, Henry Moore Foundation and The Hepworth’s Collection Circle.
The Institute of Contemporary Arts has appointed Bengi Ünsal as its new director. In March 2022, she will become the first woman to serve as the organisation’s director in 55 years.
Sotheby's has announced the appointment of Jean Qian as Managing Director, China, with immediate effect. Based in Shanghai, Jean will lead the China team to drive Sotheby’s local business expansion as part of the company’s global strategy.
The Royal Academy of Arts will present Francis Bacon: Man and Beast, the first exhibition to chart the development of the artist’s work through the lens of his fascination with animals.
On the occasion of the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), BMW will present its Digital Art Mode and will be the first to bring digital art into vehicles. Internationally renowned Chinese multimedia artist Cao Fei created the Digital Art Mode in the year of the 50th anniversary of BMW Cultural Engagement.
Artist Craig Ruddy, who won the Archibald Prize with his striking portrait of actor David Gulpilil, has died aged 53 after contracting Covid-19.
As the art market grows exponentially in South Korea, the tension between primary and secondary players has heightened with galleries uniting to launch an auction event in late January.
Fondation Beyeler is dedicating the first exhibition of 2022 to one of the most significant artists of the 20th century and an outstanding figure in modern American art, Georgia O'Keeffe.
On January 29, 2022, a major solo Hito Steyerl, ‘I Will Survive’ opens at the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam on January 29, 2022.
Inaugurated in 2010 in the Sully wing of the Musée du Louvre, the ceiling painted by the Artist Cy Twombly and entitled The Ceiling, was subject to a dispute.
Millions: Migrants and Millionaires aboard the Great Liners, 1900–1914 is one of the first exhibitions to examine, side-by-side, the dichotomy between First Class and Third Class passengers aboard ocean liners in the early 20th century.
The Operation Night Watch research team has succeeded in making an extremely detailed photograph of The Night Watch. This 717 gigapixel image is available for viewing on the Rijksmuseum website at rijksmuseum.nl/Nightwatch.
On June 11, 2022 the largest art museum in the Nordic countries will open in Oslo. Called the New National Museum, visitors can experience older and modern art, contemporary art, architecture and design all under one roof and in completely new ways.
Coinciding with the end-of-year festivities, the Centre Pompidou is providing the public with its first “chatbot“, a French and English-language conversational agent designed with artificial intelligence to explore the collection of the Musée national d’art moderne.
American artist Sally Mann has been announced as the winner of the 9th Prix Pictet at a ceremony at London’s Victoria & Albert Museum. She beats 11 others on the shortlist for global sustainability prize.
This winter, in his first collaboration with a major UK gallery, American artist Kehinde Wiley will explore the artistic conventions and canons of the Western landscape tradition – mountainous, coastal, sublime, Romantic and transcendental – through the mediums of film and painting.
The board of the Ron Mandos Young Blood Foundation located in Amsterdam/Rotterdam, the Netherlands has announced and introduced Jacquill G. Basdew (Amsterdam, 1994) as its new executive director.
The Salon du Dessin – a major event in the international art fair calendar and initially programmed for March 23-28, 2022 – has been rescheduled to May 18-23, 2022 at the Palais Brongniart in Paris.
Happiness is in a connection and compassion with others, as a source of hope, empathy, accountability, and authenticity. The real purpose of art is to communicate a feeling. The global experience of the covid 19 pandemic has caused changes in the way society function: working from home, online teaching, meetings on various internet platforms, so establishing interpersonal relationships as "another way(s) of communication" is a challenge.
The American artist Wayne Thiebaud passed away on December 25, 2021 in Sacramento, California at age 101. His daughter Twinka Thiebaud made the announcement on social media.
The UK Government has just increased the budget for emergency funding through the Culture Recovery Fund by £30million, to support museums, cinemas, theatres and heritage organisations through the impact of the Omicron variant this winter.
In protest to the illogical decision made by the Belgian Federal government to close only cultural events and activities in order to protect against the Omicron variant, Dirk Vanduffel conveys his thoughts in a short commentary.
Miriam Cahn is asking to buy her art back from the collection of Kunsthaus Zurich after the museum hung more than 200 works from the Bührle Collection, which was purchased using money made by selling arms to the Nazis.
An oil painting that went unsold at an auction in Madrid in April may have been painted by the 16th-century Italian painter Caravaggio.
The Jordaens Van Dyck Panel Paintings Project proudly announces the publication of the second issue of the multidisciplinary open-access Jordaens Van Dyck Journal.
Anselm Reyle is undoubtedly one of the most established contemporary artists. Known primarily for his impressive ‘foil paintings’, Reyle’s recognisable visual language consists of primarily found objects in recontextualised and/or visually altered situations combined with glass and paint.
When artworks feature in works of fiction – be it novels, films, theatre pieces, poems, … – they can serve multiple purposes: they can be mere decoration, they can function as a conversation piece, or they can play an important metaphorical role in the video clip for the song 70 Million by the band Hold Your Horses! many artworks are referenced.
The Gwangju Biennale Foundation appoints Sook-Kyung Lee, Senior Curator of International Art at Tate Modern, as the Artistic Director for the 14th Gwangju Biennale which opens in April 2023.
The V&A East Museum has hit a major construction milestone, topping out in Stratford’s Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. V&A East is part of East Bank and includes the V&A East Storehouse.
From 4 March to 29 May 2022 the Kunsthaus Zürich will be showing the exhibition ‘YOKO ONO. THIS ROOM MOVES AT THE SAME SPEED AS THE CLOUDS’.
The German Lost Art Foundation redesigned the website of the most extensive database worldwide for Nazi-looted art for a more up-to-date appearance and increased user-friendliness.
Due to the retirement of Ms Mechtild Rössler from her post as Director of the Centre on 30 September 2021, UNESCO Director-General Audrey Azoulay launched a call for candidates (internal and external) to replace her. At the end of the process, she selected Lazare Eloundou Assomo.
After ten years at the Royal Collection with the famous drawings kept in Windsor Castle, curator Rosie Razzall will join the Boijmans in January.
Phillips expands its footprint in Asia with spectacular new headquarters in Hong Kong’s West Kowloon Cultural District flanking the newly opened M+.
Lidewij will succeed the outgoing Managing Director, Ann Demeester, as of 1 March, 2022. Ann is leaving the museum to assume the position of Director of the Kunsthaus Zurich.
For the first time in the fair’s history, The Armory Show will bring together three curators with similar fields of curatorial practice, that of Latin American and Latinx art, offering a distinct, unified vision for the fair’s initiatives.
The Israel Museum announced Wednesday the appointment of Denis Weil as its new director.
The European Fine Art Foundation confirms today that the 35th edition of TEFAF Maastricht, originally scheduled for March 12th - 20th 2022, has been postponed amidst mounting concerns around the global volatility of COVID-19.
The 12th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art which is scheduled to take place from June 11 – September 18, 2022 has announced the artistic team for the biennale. They are Ana Teixeira Pinto, Đỗ Tường Linh, Marie Helene Pereira, Noam Segal, and Rasha Salti.
The luxury French fashion house named 10 award-winners working in film, design and the performing arts. Each prize winner received €100,000 ($113,000) to invest in their work.
The heirs of Dutch artist Piet Mondrian claim that a nearly 100-year-old canvas by the De Stijl master currently in the collection of the Philadelphia Museum of Art (PMA) was stolen by the Nazis.
Compelling the attention of the viewer, Adesina's works which could either be rendered in vivid, vibrant colours, or with a gloomy hint, depending on the theme being explored, would most times be figurative.
A new Pantone color whose courageous presence encourages personal inventiveness and creativity.
The Dutch government wants to buy the painting De Vaandeldrager by Rembrandt and “bring it into the public domain for good”.
Frieze Los Angeles has announced its returns on February 17-20, 2022 at a new location, 9900 Wilshire Boulevard in Beverly Hills, adjacent to The Beverly Hilton hotel.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art and descendants of the late Dr. Mortimer Sackler and Dr. Raymond Sackler have announced that seven named exhibition spaces in the Museum will no longer carry the Sackler name.
Aziz Hazara (Afghanistan) is the winner of the Future Generation Art Prize 2021, the 6th edition of the global art prize for artists under 35, established by the Victor Pinchuk Foundation in 2009.
The Institute of Contemporary Art Boston (ICA/Boston) and the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs has announced that Simone Leigh’s exhibition for the U.S. Pavilion at the 59th International Art Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia will be titled Simone Leigh: GRITTIN.
ArtDependence, an online art magazine renowned for providing premium news content and features on contemporary art from around the world, has announced the opening of its first physical concept art store in Antwerp, Belgium.
On display until 30 March 2022 on the façade of the historic Middelheim ‘castle’, is a text-based artwork by US-American artist, Sharon Lockhart.
A previously hidden sketch has been discovered during examinations of Rembrandt’s The Night Watch.This allows us to look over the artist’s shoulder, as it were, and watch as he takes the first steps in the making of a masterpiece.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Studio Museum in Harlem, and Mrs. Donna Van Der Zee jointly announced today the establishment of the James Van Der Zee Archive at The Met, a landmark collaborative initiative to research, conserve, and provide full public access to the remarkable catalogue of photographs by James Van Der Zee (1886–1983).
Noted NFT artist Pak sold nearly $92 million worth of “mass” tokens for his experimental Merge NFT project on Nifty Gateway.
Guyanese-British artist Hew Locke (b.1959, Edinburgh) will be the next artist to undertake the annual Tate Britain Commission, to be unveiled in March 2022.
The Smithsonian’s Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden has successfully completed the public consultation process for the revitalization of its Sculpture Garden.
Lawrence Weiner, an American conceptual artist best known for his public installations featuring poetic words and phrases with graphic accents has died at 79. He passed away December 2, 2021.
When artworks feature in works of fiction – be it novels, films, theatre pieces, poems, – they can serve multiple purposes: they can be mere decorations, function as a conversation piece, or they can play an important metaphorical role. Let’s take a closer look at one specific artwork in the 2003 film titled Mona Lisa Smile.
North Sea Crossings, a new exhibition at the Bodleian Libraries, will trace the long history of Anglo-Dutch relations. The exhibition is a pioneering collaborative project with the University of Bristol and the University of Cambridge.
In the spring of 2023, the Rijksmuseum, the national museum of the Netherlands, will dedicate a retrospective exhibition to the 17th-century master Johannes Vermeer for the first time in its history.
The Turner Prize 2021 has been awarded to Array Collective, it was announced this evening at a ceremony at Coventry Cathedral, in partnership with Tate and Coventry UK City of Culture 2021.
With this largest capital gift in Met history, longtime Trustee and his wife enable the renovation of the Modern Wing, which will be named the Oscar L. Tang and H.M. Agnes Hsu-Tang Wing.
The joint Third and Fourth Editions - launches on 4 December 2021 with the presentation online of videos from the 13 teams selected from the 2021 open call process. This process-based format was developed during the period of the Covid 19 pandemic to work around reduced travel possibilities and to create a new format with a cohort of artists working across a longer duration.
The Board of Directors have taken the difficult decision to postpone Brafa 2022 that was scheduled to take place Sunday 23rd January to Sunday 30th January 2022 at Tour & Taxis in Brussels.
Museum Haus Konstruktiv and Zurich Insurance Group Ltd have announced the 15th winner of the internationally renowned Zurich Art Prize for 2022, and it's been awarded to Canadian-French artist Kapwani Kiwanga.
Fotografiska has announced a global expansion to three new locations — berlin, miami, and shanghai — by herzog & de meuron, rockwell group, and neri&hu respectively. Upon completion of the expansion, fotografiska will become the world’s largest privately owned art museum by multiple measures.
Curated by Massimiliano Gioni, the exhibition provides a unique view into the exceptional career of one of the world’s best-known contemporary artists, whose work bridges Pop, Minimalism and the readymade. This is Koons’ first exhibition in the Gulf region.
This convergence of money and the internet leads us to 2021’s word of the year: NFT. An abbreviation that stands for “non-fungible token”, it’s certainly a buzzword we’ve heard over and over again in the past 12 months.
MoMu – Fashion Museum Antwerp, which opened in September 2021, will close its doors once more at the end of January 2022, after the end of the current exhibition programme.
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), in conjunction with the U.S. Department of State, repatriated a trove of stolen artifacts to the Republic of Mali on November 22, 2021.
A large drawing by J.A. Knip was recently donated to Museum Boijmans by retiring senior curator, Albert Elen to enrich the collection which has been under his care for the past nineteen years.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Nigerian National Commission for Museums and Monuments gathered to mark the transfer of three works of art to the Nigerian National Collections.
This large-scale exhibition will debut recent work and include selected highlights from Lubaina Himid’s influential career.
Jasmina Cibic has won the 2021 Film London Jarman Award, it was announced this evening at a special event at Regent Street Cinema.
A 360-degree digital art exhibition about two of the most inspiring and revolutionary artists of the 20th century, arrives in London in Spring 2022.
Can a photograph say something about the world we live in? Max Pinckers (BE, 1988) places photography under the microscope. He explores the boundaries of documentary and reveals its manipulative nature.
Funding will support significant infrastructure updates to modernize 40,000 square feet of existing galleries, create new space for a gallery devoted to the history of Brooklyn, and implement important energy-efficiency upgrades throughout the building.
Remy Jungerman at the Stedelijk Museum entails a major survey of work from the last 15 years. The survey focuses on his artistic output of the last fifteen years and includes new work created specifically for the occasion.
Manege Central Exhibition Hall Presents Serenity and Delight, a large-scale exhibition project. Curated by Semyon Mikhailovsky, rector of the St. Petersburg Academy of Arts, the exhibition runs from November 12 2021 — 30 January 2022.
This winter, in his first collaboration with a major UK gallery, American artist Kehinde Wiley will explore the artistic conventions and canons of the Western landscape tradition – mountainous, coastal, sublime, Romantic and transcendental – through the mediums of film and painting.
The exhibition EURASIA – A Landscape of Mutability seeks to map innovative practices and exchanges that reflect the plurality of cultures, collaborations and conceptions of Eurasia, with all its innovations and frictions.
The Museum of Modern Art announces four new appointments: Sarah Suzuki, Beverly Morgan-Welch, Christy Thompson, and Nisa Mackie.
British Columbia carver James Hart, hereditary chief of the Eagle Clan of the Haida Nation, has won the $100,000 Audain Prize for Visual Art as the province’s most distinguished artist.
Mohamed Khalifa Al Mubarak, chairman of Abu Dhabi’s Department of Culture and Tourism (DCT), announced that the emirate plans to create two new museums in addition to the Frank Gehry–designed Guggenheim Abu Dhabi and the Norman Foster–designed Zayed National Museum.
On the occasion of her solo exhibition REBIRTH at Balthasar Brussels, Kisito Assangni discussed with Stephanie Cime on the process behind what he describes as "stunning works" presented in the show.
Jimmie Durham, artist, performer, essayist, poet and activist considered among the most influential names in contemporary art, has passed away at 81 in Berlin.
Following the recent celebration of its 10-year anniversary, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art looks to the future today with the announcement that Olivia Walton will become the new chairperson of the museum’s board of directors.
When artworks feature in works of fiction – be it novels, films, theatre pieces, poems, … – they can serve multiple purposes: they can be mere decoration, they can function as a conversation piece, or they can play an important metaphorical role. In this series Tamara Beheydt takes a closer look at art in fiction, starting with one of her favourites: the film A Clockwork Orange (1971).
Indonesian artist Timoteus Anggawan Kusno (b.1989, Indonesia) is the winner of the Han Nefkens Foundation - Loop Barcelona Video Art Production Grant 2021, in collaboration with the Fundació Joan Miró, Inside-Out Art Museum, Beijing; MoCA Taipei; ILHAM Gallery, Kuala Lumpur; Centre d'Art Contemporain, Genève and Art Hub Copenhagen.
A self-portrait by Frida Kahlo, an artist known for her raw emotional intensity, sold for $34.9 million at Sotheby’s on Tuesday night, setting an auction benchmark for the most expensive artwork by a Latin American artist.
The highly anticipated sale of The Macklowe Collection realized a total $676.1 million on the strength of fresh-to-market masterpieces by the most important artists of the last 80 years.
Writer and artist Etel Adnan (1925−2021) began painting in the early 1960s. Widely known for her poetry, novels and plays, she moved fluidly between the disciplines of writing and art and was a leading voice of contemporary Arab-American culture.
Valued at £1.5 million, a gold jewelled tiger head, which once adorned the gold-covered throne of Tipu Sultan in the 18th century, is at risk of leaving the country unless a UK buyer can be found.
A Vincent van Gogh landscape seized by the Nazis during the Second World War occupation of France has sold at auction in New York for $US35.9 million ($A49.3 million), a record for a watercolour by the Dutch impressionist.
Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis has said that the Parthenon sculptures in the British Museum should be returned to Athens and called for talks with Britain to achieve that aim.
On November 9, Christie’s welcomed back collectors from around the world for the first time in-person to its Rockefeller Center saleroom, redesigned to present a fully hybrid and immersive global auction experience.
David Prichard’s winning entry is a series of portraits of First Nations women who spent most of their working lives on cattle stations in Far North Queensland.
The National Gallery of Canada has announced Laakkuluk Williamson Bathory, the winner of the 2021 Sobey Art Award. She is best-known for her uaajeerneq performance.
The Night Watch has been removed from its usual position on the wall and placed at the front of the transparent glass chamber.
The National Museum of Gungu suffered a massive fire turning thousands of historic artefacts into ashes.
This research project brings together data that helps us to understand and acknowledge the role that slavery has had in the history of the National Gallery.
The violence that followed the disputed Ivorian presidential election in late 2010 greatly influenced Boua’s work. 'Les Petits Marrakas'.
The American Folk Art Museum (AFAM) announced the promised gift of a sculpture by American artist William Edmondson (1874, Davidson County, Tennessee—1951, Nashville, Tennessee).
Depot Boijmans Van Beuningen is set to open its doors, making the entire internationally renowned art collection of Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen accessible to the public.
A Dutch painting stolen in the largest art heist in communist East Germany and recovered last year may be Rembrandt’s work, according to research and analysis by curators of Schloss Friedenstein in Gotha.
The Han Nefkens Foundation, Mori Art Museum, M+ and Singapore Art Museum – Moving Image Commission 2021 involves the production of a screen-based artwork. Nguyễn Trinh Thi will receive USD $100,000 for the production of a new work, for which she will be given up to eighteen months to complete.
THE UPSHOT OF TRANS-AFFECTIVE SOLIDARITY proposes to explore a new image of humanity capable of valorising solidarity and critical knowledge coming from different contexts and cultures.
Thanks to a generous grant from the Bank of America Art Conservation Project, throughout the summer of 2021 The Swing underwent intricate, sensitive highly skilled conservation and technical analysis for the first time.
The Berlin Biennale has announced the commencement preparations for the 12th edition, along with the appointment of Kader Attia as the curator for the 12th Berlin Biennale which will take place in 2022.
Italy's real estate and art worlds are all a flutter over the news that Rome's Casino di Villa Boncompagni Ludovisi, better known as Villa Aurora, is on the market for almost half a billion euro.
The court in Amsterdam has reassigned the art treasures from Crimea, which were exhibited in 2014 in the Allard Pierson Museum in the capital, to Ukraine in an appeal.
The Minister of Culture, the President of the Republic has appointed Cécile Debray as President of the National Picasso-Paris Museum.
The government has announced that British museums and galleries will receive a £ 850m grant to “bring” cultural hotspots.
Welcoming more than 60 artists and thinkers for its inaugural season, this new French cultural institution in the U.S. is reinventing the traditional French residency model seen in the Villa Medici by hosting residents in 10 major American cities and exploring intersections between culture and the urgent questions of our time.
Frank Bowling (1934 in Bartica, Guyana) is the recipient of the 2022 Wolfgang Hahn Prize. The award ceremony will take place on November 15, 2022, on the eve of Art Cologne 2022.
Currently on view until January 9, 2022 at the Musée d'Art Moderne de Paris a unique exhibition showcasing more than 350 works – paintings, photographs, furniture, drawings, textiles – by Anni and Josef Albers, indicative of their artistic development.
Through works of video, sculpture, performance, and installation, Abu Hamdan persistently interrogates the interpretive limits and truth claims of audio information.
The President of the Board of Trustees of the Museo de Arte de Ponce, María Luisa Ferré Rangel, announced today the appointment of Cheryl Hartup as Director of the prestigious cultural institution.
Paris’s Pompidou Center renovations is being pushed until after the 2024 Summer Olympics in Paris.
Considered one of the most important bequests of the past decades, Ulrike Crespo of Frankfurt left more than 90 outstanding paintings and works on paper to the Städel Museum, from which this exhibition has been conceived.
Designed to create works of art, this charming robot may look harmless enough, but she seems to have caused a diplomatic row.
The artist’s only known painting of an auction room will make its debut in Sotheby’s modern British Art auction this November.
The Denver Art Museum (DAM) has returned an ancient stone sculpture from its collection to the people of Nepal.
Lili Reynaud Dewar is laureate of the 2021 Prix Marcel Duchamp
The Monuments Men Foundation for the Preservation of Art (Foundation), recipient of the National Humanities Medal, presented by the President of the United States for its work honoring the Monuments Men and Women of World War II, has identified a major work of art on view at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (Museum), which it believes rightfully belongs to the heirs of a German Jew, Dr. Max J. Emden.
The Austrian capital has found a new site for censorship-free artistic expression: the adults-only platform OnlyFans.
This all-new, immersive museum experience will transport audience to the jewel of the only cradle of civilization in the Southern Hemisphere, the Incan city of Machu Picchu.
The inaugural recipients of the new Joan Mitchell Fellowship, which will award annually, 15 artists working in the evolving fields of painting and sculpture with $60,000 has been announced.
Interdisciplinary research by the Royal Institute for Cultural Heritage (KIK-IRPA, Brussels) and the University of Antwerp (AXIS Research Group, UA) has lead to a breakthrough in one of the greatest mysteries in art history: the precise contribution of Jan van Eyck and his illustrious elder brother Hubert van Eyck to the creation of the Ghent Altarpiece (1432).
With the title 'it matters what worlds world worlds: how to tell stories' otherwise Berlin-based Australian arts and literary scholar, Catherine Nichols, has been appointed as the Creative Mediator for the 14th edition of Manifesta.
A painting of a naked woman by Pablo Picasso that has been hidden beneath one of his ‘Blue Period’ masterpieces for more than a century, has been recreated by UCL scientists using a combination of X-rays, AI and 3D-printing.
Twimble is the answer for art lovers and archivers who struggle with documenting gallery, museum, studio visits and even daily experiences.
This autumn the Remember Me exhibition at the Rijksmuseum presents more than 100 masterpieces by artists such as Memling, Dürer, Holbein, Titian and Veronese. Remember Me is about ambition, desire and loss, and about people who wanted to be remembered.
Tate Modern has unveiled a major new work by artist Anicka Yi as the renowned Hyundai Commission returns to the gallery.
Sandra Mujinga (born 1989 in Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo), has been announced as the winner of the top art prize in Germany, Preis der Nationalgalerie 2021.
Reinforcing its position as the premier art fair of the Americas, Art Basel returns for a full-scale, in-person show in Miami Beach this December, with a lineup of over 250 leading galleries from across the globe.
The United Kingdom has rejected the UNESCO call to reconsider its position on the Parthenon Marbles and to negotiate with Greece on the return of the cultural treasures.
Absa in partnership with the South African National Association for the Visual Arts (SANAVA) have announced the four category winners of the prestigious 2021 edition of the Absa L’Atelier.
Jacob Kohnstamm has been appointed Chair of the Advisory Committee on the Assessment of Restitution Applications for Items of Cultural Value and the Second World War (the Restitutions Committee).
In October 2020 an eighteenth-century painting on display at the Yale Center for British Art was replaced by Titus Kaphar’s Enough About You (2016). What follows is an explanation of why this change was made and a description of the ongoing research into the picture previously titled Elihu Yale; William Cavendish, the second Duke of Devonshire; Lord James Cavendish; Mr. Tunstal; and an Enslaved Servant, referred to here by its accession number, B1970.1.
The exhibition The Potato Eaters. Mistake or Masterpiece? opens at the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam on October 8, 2021.
Return Journey. Art of the Americas in Spain, recounts a little-known phenomenon: the fact that following the conquest of Latin America and until its independence, more works of art arrived in Spain from that continent than from Flanders or Italy and that the movement of works was not one-directional, from Spain to Latin America, as is generally suggested.
After a year on hiatus due to the pandemic, MoMA PS1 has released the list of artists that will present works at its fifth edition taking place at the “Greater New York” exhibition.
Banksy’s Love is in the Bin will return to Sotheby’s New Bond Street galleries this October, almost three years to the date since the artwork shredded in this very location in October 5, 2018.
This exhibition will be a unique encounter between the historical and the contemporary, that will invite the public to discover the work of Jenny Saville (b. May 7, 1970, Cambridge) through paintings and drawings from the 1990s through to work made especially for the exhibition.
The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation Board of Trustees announces today, effective as of November 1, the election of current Trustee J. Tomilson Hill to Chair of the Guggenheim Board of Trustees, succeeding William L. Mack who is being elected to Chair Emeritus after 16 years of service.
Following years of speculation, curators at the National Museum of Norway have confirmed that a small and barely visible sentence on Edvard Munch’s The Scream was penned by the artist himself.
UNESCO has urged the United Kingdom to reconsider its position and enter into a bona fide dialogue with Greece, concerning Greece’s request for the return of the Parthenon Sculptures.
NEH Sustaining the Humanities through the American Rescue Plan (#SHARP) grant awards will preserve humanities jobs and support the reopening and rebuilding of humanities programs.
Osinachi (Prince Jacon Osinachi Igwe), a Nigerian digital artist will be the first African artist to auction non-fungible tokens through Christies and in collaboration with 1-54 African Art Fair.
KUNST-WERKE BERLIN e. V., the support association of both KW Institute for Contemporary Art and of the Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art, has announced the internationally acclaimed artist Katharina Grosse as chairwoman of the board.
The Flemish Community has acquired a drawing by Peter Paul Rubens that was believed to be lost for 307,400 euros.
Kitty Jackson takes art lovers and curious minds through the symbolism and meaning of the sea shells used by Sandro Botticelli in his work, 'The Birth of Venus'.
A bronze statue of a scantily-clad woman to honour a 19th Century poem has sparked a sexism row in Italy, with politicians demanding its removal.
Bonhams has announced a forthcoming exhibition sale titled “TCM Presents…It’s A Knockout!” featuring works of the most important sports icons in American history, Muhammad Ali.
The expansion and remodeling of the Prado Museum comes six years late, but it does. It will last until 2024 and will cost 36 million euros to the State divided into annual items.
The Turner Prize is awarded annually to an artist born, living or working in Britain, for an outstanding exhibition or public presentation of their work anywhere in the world in the previous year.
At its 74th Annual General Meeting (AGM), Magnum Photos welcomed two new nominees who will join the collective immediately. This year’s nominees are William Keo (France) and Myriam Boulos, (Lebanon).
The New Museum announced today the inauguration of a biennial award for sculpture, made possible through a grant from the Hostetler/Wrigley Foundation.
The Board of Trustees of the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MoCA) announced today that Kristy Edmunds has been appointed as its new director.
In autumn 2021, The Wallace Collection will celebrate Hals’s most famous and beloved, yet still enigmatic, painting ‘The Laughing Cavalier’ (1624).
Research on artificial intelligence presented a painting by Rubens at the National Gallery in London Samson and Delilah be a fake.
This year, Lubaina Himid CBE has been awarded the Robson Orr TenTen Award 2021 for her work, ‘Old Boat, New Weather’.
On 25 September 2022, the Royal Museum of Fine Arts Antwerp (KMSKA) will once again be opening its doors to the public after 10 years of being under renovation.
Washington National Cathedral has announced that it will replace its former stained-glass windows featuring Confederate iconography, removed in 2017, with racial-justice themed windows created by world-renowned artist Kerry James Marshall.
UNESCO will celebrate a significant victory in the fight against the illicit trafficking of cultural objects when one of the oldest literary works in history is formally handed back to Iraq by the United States of America at a ceremony at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington DC.
In his photographs, Shigeru Onishi attempts to transcend time and space: his photographs present multiple moments brought together in a single image. He disregarded all the rules of the darkroom.
Colchester's Firstsite art gallery has won the 2021 Art Fund Museum of the Year award for its work during the pandemic and engagement with the local community.
This November, Sotheby’s will present Frida Kahlo’s 1949 self-portrait, Diego y yo (Diego and I), the final, fully realized ‘bust’ self-portrait completed before her death in 1954.
A temporary export bar has been placed on two marble busts of Aristotle and Homer, dating to the early 17th century.
The Centre Pompidou is hosting the 21st edition of the Prix Marcel Duchamp and presenting the works and installations of four artists who were nominated for the prize.
The Board of Trustees of the National Gallery have announced the appointment of John Booth as Chair. In the same announcement, David Marks was also reappointed by the Prime Minister as a Trustee of the National Gallery for a term for the next four years.
Marcel Odenbach (*1953 in Cologne) will be awarded the 2021 Wolfgang Hahn Prize by the Gesellschaft für Moderne Kunst on November 16, 2021.
Sculptor Dr Gindi is best known for combining high craftsmanship with a subtlety of purpose to create three-dimensional masterpieces. Originally educated as medical doctor, she ponders now as an artist on the finality of decay whilst striving to depict the potential infinity of human existence.
After two years of meticulous planning, the landmark exhibition on Pablo Picasso's early career titled '‘Picasso: Painting the Blue Period’ will open at the Art Gallery of Ontario in October.
The Rijksmuseum has bought at auction more than half of a significant collection of Meissen porcelain, including two of its highlights: a clock, and a coffee and tea service.
Documented events of Gabriel Buttigieg's and Julia Kiryanova's time and creative process at the 2021 CloverMill artist residency by Melita Cameron-Wood.
Nataliya Teramae writes a profile that captures the art and journey of Oleksandr Bohomazov (1880-1930) by focusing on his Finnish trip and how this came to play out in the artist's 'Finnish series'.
It has been announced that a landmark loan of ancient objects will travel from Peru to the British Museum for a major new exhibition on the ancient cultures of the South American country.
The Rubens House has announced that Bert Watteeuw has been appointed the museum’s new director. Watteeuw is known in international museum circles for his innovative research into Flemish art of the 16th and 17th centuries
The Johannes Vermeer Prize 2021 has been awarded to visual artist Natasja Kensmil.
Nadine Dorries has been announced as the new culture secretary under Boris Johnson’s government.
An image of the leading Flemish artist Jan Fabre has been removed from the roof of the Antwerp arts centre De Singel, for unclear reasons.
The Baltimore Museum of Art (BMA) announced today that it has received $150,000 from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to support a multi-year research and planning project.
The Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Czech Republic’s National Heritage Institute jointly announced today an agreement to return important Italian pageant shield with decoration attributed to Girolamo di Tommaso da Treviso (Italian, 1497-1544) to the Czech Republic.
Miriam Cahn will be awarded the 14th Rubens Prize from the City of Siegen in June 2022. Every five years since 1957, the Rubens Prize has been awarded to an artist living in Europe for their complete work focusing on painting and graphic art.
Sung Tieu is the recipient of this year's Frieze Artist Award for her work, 'Moving Target Shadow Detection' (2021). Tieu's film will premiere during Frieze Week London in October 2021.
As part of its 60th anniversary programme, WWF has joined forces with curatorial practice Artwise to launch Art For Your World, a new movement to engage the art world in raising funds and awareness needed to combat the climate and nature crises.
Italian authorities on Friday said they had seized 500 works of art suspected of being Francis Bacon counterfeits, along with cash and other valuables worth around three million euros.
In 2009 a fragment of the skull of the first Neanderthal in the Netherlands was presented at the Rijksmuseum van Oudheden (National Museum of Antiquities). That Neanderthal now has a face.
Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, Klaus Biesenbach, the museum’s artistic director and former director, travels to Berlin to run the Neue Nationalgalerie.
The City of London Corporation has launched its search for a design team to develop and deliver plans for a major renewal of the Barbican Centre.
Leading Chinese dissident and artist Ai Weiwei has said he was told by Credit Suisse that his foundation's bank account in Switzerland would be closed over his "criminal record" in China.
The Courtauld Gallery in London will open its doors in November 2021 following the most significant modernisation project in its history, providing a transformed home for one of the UK’s greatest art collections.
Art Basel and UBS have published ‘Resilience in the Dealer Sector: A Mid-Year Review 2021’, written by renowned cultural economist and Founder of Arts Economics, Dr. Clare McAndrew.
Mexico City officials have said that the statue of Christopher Columbus that was removed last year from its position along Mexico City's main thoroughfare won't be returned to its former spot.
Artist Paula Crown’s interactive piece, EMANARE will be installed at Rockefeller Center from Tuesday September 7 through September 30, 2020.
On September 10, 2021, Johannes Vermeer's “Girl Reading a Letter at an Open Window” one of the world's most famous works from the 'Golden Age' of Dutch painting will be on view at an exhibition at Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister, Dresden.
Jeff Koons, together with Oliver Zipse, Chairman of the Board of Management, BMW AG, announced that the artist will create a special edition of the M850i xDrive Gran Coupe.
The Brussels-City councillor in charge of culture and tourism is working with a Brussels hospital to launch a programme that would see museum visits prescribed by doctors.
Showing at Bonniers Konsthall, Stockholm until November 7, 2021, is one of the most expansive exhibitions by Lawrence Abu Hamdan to date, which includes a new series of work alongside pieces by Abu Hamdan that allow for an interrogation of witnessing and testimony.
The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) in Los Angeles has announced the appointment of Johanna Burton as Executive Director to lead the museum in partnership with Klaus Biesenbach, the Maurice Marciano Artistic Director.
Banksy’s Love is in the Bin will return to Sotheby’s New Bond Street galleries this October, almost three years to the date since the artwork shredded in this very location on 5 October 2018.
On September 4, 2021, a solo exhibition by Maarten Vanden Eynde will open at Museum Muzee in Ostend, Belgium.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art has announced the unveiling of a new installation of two eighth-century Maya stone monuments, known as stelae, in its iconic Great Hall on September 2, 2021.
The Holburne Museum, Bath, is staging an exhibition of brand-new work by fifteen contemporary artists and their children, which invites art lovers to determine just who created the work on display.
Amsterdam has said its city-owned museum should return a Wassily Kandinsky painting acquired from a Jewish family under duress, during the Holocaust.
The Hartwig Art Foundation is in talks with the City of Amsterdam about a new museum for contemporary art in Amsterdam. The final decision on this matter lies with the City Council of Amsterdam, which will meet and decide on the matter in mid-September.
Following its restoration, ‘The Gallery of Cornelis van der Geest’ has returned to the Rubens House in Antwerp. The original paint layer has been exposed again, revealing details that have remained hidden for many years.
AFP is launching its first-ever auction with some 200 photos from its analogue photography collection, offering a rare opportunity to buy unique prints capturing important historic moments.
With TEFAF’s funding, National Museum Wales will restore Édouard Manet’s (1832-1883) Portrait de Monsieur Jules Dejouy, 1879, a piece the museum attained in 2019 after more than ninety years in the same private family collection.
Four museums join forces to give underrepresented heroines of resistance a place in Dutch art institutions. The monumental installation ‘Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner Too?’ (2017-2019/20/21) by Patricia Kaersenhout (1966, NL) was purchased .
Tamara Beheydt writes on the art and technique of Laurens Legiers works.
After a full restoration, and for the first time in over two and a half centuries, Johannes Vermeer’s well-known and loved painting ‘Girl Reading a Letter at an Open Window’ has been returned to its original condition when it left the artist’s studio.
CHART, the leading Nordic event for contemporary art, unveils the full programme for its 2021 edition which will take place at Kunsthal Charlottenborg in Copenhagen from August 26 - 29 2021.
Twenty-five landscape drawings reattributed to Thomas Gainsborough (1727–88) will go on display for the first time in an exhibition in England and Ireland.
Tottenham host amazing modern art exhibition featuring 'The Longest Ball in the World'.
Nona arts centre has appointed the Brussels production and distribution platform Auguste Orts as curator of the tenth edition of Contour Biennale.
On September 9, The Armory Show ~ New York’s Art Fair ~ returns with 212 exhibitors from 37 countries for its 27th edition.
What is NFT art? All you should know about it as a collector or art enthusiast unfamiliar with this new craze emerging on the global art scene.
Set to become one of Oslo’s biggest tourist attractions, the Munch Museum will finally open its doors at its new Oslo waterfront location on October 22, 2021 with an exhibition by British artist Tracey Emin, for whom Munch was a major influence.
Following a six-year $50 million renovation project, and the marking of its 80th anniversary, the Santa Barbara Museum of Art has been reopened.
Rockefeller Center has on display, a new outdoor commission ‘SHARE’, a sculpture by KAWS at Rockefeller Center’s Center Plaza through October 2021.
The Suermondt Ludwig Museum Germany, invites visitors to explore Dürer's world with its grand exhibition, "Dürer was here. A journey becomes legend“ which runs until October 24, 2021.
This Autumn, over 100 newly rediscovered drawings by Japanese artist, Katsushika Hokusai (1760–1849) will go on public display for the very first time at the British Museum.
Coinciding with Pablo Picasso’s 140th birthday this October, MGM Resorts and Sotheby’s will present a special, first-of-its-kind marquee Evening Sale of masterworks by the iconic artist from the MGM Resorts Fine Art Collection.
The Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam has acquired works by four artists featured in the exhibition Surinamese School. The purchases enrich the collection with fresh perspectives and place canonical art history within a broader context.
Stefan Kalmár is stepping down as Director of the ICA after five years leading the organisation. During his tenure Stefan Kalmár reconnected the ICA to its progressive roots, transforming the organisation into a powerhouse for innovative contemporary arts, thought and discourse.
Another piece of street art possibly created by secretive graffiti artist Banksy has appeared in East Anglia.
The Art Gallery has released a first look at the design for the new forecourt by internationally renowned landscape architect Kathryn Gustafson and Seattle firm GGN ahead of the commencement of construction works.
In July, renowned street artist JR unveiled the monumental work to be done on façade of the Farnese Palace in Italy, in Rome. This spectacular trompe-l'oeil of over 600 m², entitled Punto di Fuga (= vanishing point) displays on the palisades of Piazza Farnese and on a scaffolding structure.
UniCredit SpA is halting the planned sale of some works of art from a collection dating as far back as the Renaissance, marking the reversal by new Chief Executive Officer Andrea Orcel.
Three years after the launched into the art space, MakersPlace raises $30 Million to further digital creativity.
Art Basel has announced list of exhibitors taking part in the 2021 edition of the fair in Basel. Featuring 272 leading galleries from across the globe, the exhibitors will present the highest quality of works across all media, from rare and historical masterpieces to new works by today’s emerging artistic voices.
Currently showing at Paris Musées until August 22, 2021, ‘The Power of My Hands’ is a group exhibition featuring 16 women artists from English and Portuguese speaking countries from Africa and its diaspora.
A recently uncovered historical photograph confirms the exact location of Van Gogh's last painting, the French Institut Van Gogh revealed.
Timothy Rub, the George D. Widener director and chief executive officer at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, announced that he plans to retire in early 2022 after 13 years of service.
The Supervisory Board and shareholders of documenta und Museum Fridericianum gGmbH has decided that documenta fifteen can take place in Kassel as planned from June 18 to September 25, 2022.
This fall, a group of artworks by Ai Weiwei, El Anatsui, and other contemporary artists will simultaneously go on view in a dozen different gardens worldwide.
The Dordrechts Museum has been enriched by a new acquisition - an exceptional and unique painting by the English landscape painter J.M.W. Turner (1775-1851).
The exhibition CLOSE-UP, which will open at the Fondation Beyeler this September, will present works by nine women artists occupying prominent positions within the history of modern art from 1870 to the present day.
The first exhibition devoted to Vincent van Gogh’s self-portraits across his entire career will take place at The Courtauld Gallery from 3 February – 8 May 2022.
This summer, Museum MORE is hosting a large-scale retrospective of the work of Konrad Klapheck (born 1935, Düsseldorf).
One hundred years after Henry E. Huntington purchased Thomas Gainsborough’s masterpiece, The Blue Boy (ca. 1770) from the Duke of Westminster, and it set sail from England for its new home in the United States, the iconic portrait will go back on view at the National Gallery in London.
International arts leader and scholar James Cuno announced plans to retire from his post as the president and CEO of the J. Paul Getty Trust, after a decade at the helm of affairs.
The Kunsthalle Bern has announced the appointment of Kabelo Malatsie (b.1987, Mphakane, South Africa) as its new director. She will take up her new position in April 2022, succeeding the current director, Valérie Knoll.
The Greek Police has managed to locate two stolen paintings of extreme importance, the “Head of a woman” by Pablo Picasso and Piet Mondrian’s “Mill”.
Unseen presents a strong international selection of exhibitors for the upcoming edition, which takes place from September 16 – 19, 2021 at culture park Westergas in Amsterdam.
Museum Folkwang, Germany, is presenting the first major overview exhibition of the work of Tobias Zielony from June 25—September 26, 2021 titled ‘The Fall’.
Art Expositions LLC, the parent company of EXPO CHICAGO led by Tony Karman, has announced the launch of a new art fair, ‘EDITIONS Chicago – The Print, Photography & Art Book Fair’, debuting September 23 – 26, 2021 at Navy Pier.
Belgian choreographer Jan Fabre, one of Europe's most celebrated and controversial artists, has been referred to a Belgian criminal court on charges of sexual harassment in the workplace.
From June 24 - July 25, 2021, Bernaerts Gallery is hosting an exhibition-auction titled 'Traject' by designer-artist Karim Osmani.
The exhibition “Jeff Koons Mucem. Works from the Pinault Collection”, conceived in close collaboration with the American artist, is on view in Marseille, France.
The Royal Academy of Arts has apologised to an artist whose work was removed from its gift shop after it branded her views transphobic on social media, calling its initial decision a “betrayal” of its commitment to freedom of speech.
The sales record for the 20th Century Sales at Phillips New York which took place June 23, 2021 are in, featuring new records set for Cinga Samson, Avery Singer, Vija Celmins, Titus Kaphar, and Julie Curtiss.
The prestigious Jarman Award prize has announced shortlist for its 2021 film award of £10,000, in celebration of UK’s foremost artists filmmakers.
The National Gallery of Art announced that Stephen G. Stein has given the museum a superb collection of 161 photographs that includes some of the most admired artists in the history of photography.
Moderna Museet in collaboration with Tate Britain, will on July 3, 2021 present the first major retrospective exhibition of the British artist and writer Lynette Yiadom-Boakye titled ‘Fly in League with The Night’ in Stockholm, Sweden.
The Cologne police are looking for the owner of two oil paintings found by a 64-year-old man in a garbage container.
The J. Paul Getty Museum has acquired the greatest pastel by Adélaïde Labille-Guiard, one of the leading women artists in 18th-century Europe.
Vincent plays with these expectations of images and painting: what do images mean to us, what role do surfaces and paint play in how we read and analyse an image, what links do we make with images we encounter in our everyday life?
The independent, sustainable British brand Floral Street is the first fragrance partner of the Van Gogh Museum. Through their creativity, dedication and in celebration of the works of Vincent van Gogh, they will excite and engage audiences globally in appreciation of fine art and fine fragrance.
One of France's best-known art institutions, the Centre Pompidou, has chosen Jersey City as the site of its first North American outpost. Set to open in 2024, the satellite museum will host exhibitions drawn from the Paris institution's 120,000-strong collection of modern and contemporary art.
Visitors can see alternate future worlds as imagined by Beatriz Cortez, Nettrice Gaskins, Soo Sunny Park, Devan Shimoyama, and Tamiko Thiel and /p in their Smithsonian Debuts.
Mackenzie Scott announced through her blog on medium, her decision to give funds to 286 teams who empower voices the world needs to hear.
M HKA presents the first mid-career survey exhibition of artworks by artist Gupta, bringing together many of her key works for the first time in Antwerp.
This month, Sotheby’s will be auctioning the source code for the World Wide Web, Sir Tim Berners-Lee’s original time stamped files, signed by him, as an NFT in what will be Sotheby's first digital-born artefact to come to auction.
An extraordinary emblem of the celebrated friendship between British Prime Minister Sir Winston Churchill and Greek shipping magnate Aristotle Onassis, The Moat, Breccles will be offered in Phillips’ 20th Century and Contemporary Art Evening, this June.
L'Arc de Triomphe, Wrapped (Project for Paris, Place de l'Étoile-Charles de Gaulle), a temporary work of art, will be on view for 16 days, from September 18 to October 3, 2021.
Photo London returns to Somerset House for its sixth edition from 8–12 September 2021. Building on last year’s success, the second edition of Photo London Digital will run concurrently with the physical fair thus providing an opportunity to participate for exhibitors unable to attend in person.
Timothy Spall is an actor famous for his roles in several films and television series including a 2014 eponymous film 'Mr Turner', which laid the groundwork for his foray into painting, eventually culminating into a formal exhibition opening soon.
Norbert MIddelkoop has been appointed as the new conservator of Ancient Art at The Frans Hals Museum, Netherlands. This comes as an exciting and welcome news following his professional trajectory over the years.
The President of La Biennale di Venezia, Roberto Cicutto, and the Curator of the 59th International Art Exhibition, Cecilia Alemani have announced the title and theme of the Biennale Arte 2022, which will take place from April 23 to 27 November 2022.
Dr Nico Van Hout, Head of Collections Research at the Royal Museum of Fine Arts Antwerp (KMSKA) explores the varied use of heads by Rubens and his assistants in Study Heads.
Triodos Bank and the European Investment Fund (EIF) have signed a guarantee agreement to support SMEs with a specific focus on, films and media productions, art schools, music festivals, theatres and music production.
The work of Dutch painter Micha Patiniott (Amsterdam, 1972) are a well-kept secret. Over the past decade, after landing his first museum solo show in 2010, Patiniott has steadily refined his highly personal take on contemporary figuration, averse to trends.
A marble skull from the pre-1800 Skulpturensammlung maintained by Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden (SKD) has now been attributed to the famous sculptor Gian Lorenzo Bernini (1598–1680).
The Fundação Bienal de São Paulo has announced the complete list of artists participating in the 34th Bienal – Faz Escuro mas eu canto [Though it’s dark, still I sing], consisting of 91 names (including two duos and one artist collective) from 39 countries.
Echoing the commemorations of the bicentenary of the death of the Emperor, Napoleon, the musée de l’Armée is presenting, for the first time in its history, a contemporary art tour at the Invalides.
The National Trust has announced that its Council has started the process to appoint a new Chair following its current Chairman Tim Parker’s decision to step down after almost seven years of service.
The Art Gallery of New South Wales’ head packer Brett Cuthbertson and his packing room team have awarded the 30th annual Archibald Packing Room Prize to Kathrin Longhurst for her portrait of the celebrated Australian singer and songwriter Kate Ceberano.
The French presidency has appointed Laurence des Cars, the current director of the Musée d’Orsay in Paris, to head the world’s largest museum from September 1, 2021.
Rijksmuseum, the national museum of arts and history of the Netherlands, opens its first ever major exhibition dedicated to the subject of slavery.
Opened May 22, 2021 at the Museum der Moderne, 'End of Empire', is an exhibition by one of the most prominent and celebrated artist in the UK, Yinka Shonibare.
The Art Dealers Association of America (ADAA) has announced the addition of 16 new members from across the country, one of the largest new member classes in the Association’s history.
The shortlisted artists for the 2021 edition of BMW Art Journey are Julien Creuzet, Kelvin Kyung Kun Park and Alice Wang. These artists have been invited to develop the proposal for their ideal journey, with the winner to be announced in late June 2021.
Ex-BBC director general Lord Hall has resigned as National Gallery chairman amid the uproar after an inquiry into Panorama's Princess Diana interview.
The Obama Portraits Tour, organized by the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery, will travel to five cities across the U.S. from June 2021 through May 2022.
The art collector and luminary who founded the New York Academy of Art with Andy Warhol in 1979 says he’s rediscovered a long-lost Vincent van Gogh masterpiece at an obscure country auction.
After careful consideration of current global circumstances, The European Fine Art Foundation (TEFAF) has made the decision to cancel the in-person component of TEFAF Maastricht 2021, originally slated for September 11 - 19, 2021.
For its physical exhibition, 1-54 New York explores a characteristic presentation featuring only female artists working with textiles. Installed at Christie’s Rockefeller Plaza in New York, the exhibition titled 'Knotted Ties'.
The Kraszna-Krausz Foundation has announced the winners of the 2021 Kraszna-Krausz Photography and Moving Image Book Awards. The winning titles have been chosen as exemplary demonstrations of originality and excellence in the fields of moving image and photography book publishing, from the past year.
Today, CEO Caitlin Hughes announced Magnum’s new location in Paris which will feature a ground floor gallery, its expansion through an online curated-programme of exhibitions and new fine prints selections on its website, the reopening of its London gallery for the newly-launched London Gallery Weekend with a Herbert List exhibition, future new visual identity components and e-activations.
Beginning in the coming year, Galleries Association of Korea is pleased to announce a long-term partnership with FRIEZE. Through this collaboration, FRIEZE will introduce a new international art fair to run alongside KIAF ART SEOUL from September 2022.
The Royal Academy of Arts will present a landmark exhibition bringing together for the first time the work of acclaimed British artist Tracey Emin RA (b.1963) and the Norwegian Expressionist Edvard Munch (1863-1944), two internationally renowned artists born 100 years apart.
Following the positive response to Artemisia Visits (2019), the National Gallery has announced another travel exhibition titled 'Jan van Huysum Visits'.
The National Gallery of Art announced the appointment of E. Carmen Ramos as the new Chief Curatorial and Conservation Officer. Rasmos is the first female and person of colour taking up the role.
On May 12, 2021, Claude Monet’s $70.4 Million Water Lilies Painting was the leading sale at Sotheby's Marquee Evening Sales in New York which sold a total of $600 million.
London -based collective B.O.S.S, calls out Tate for their exploitative practice, and are demanding the right to thrive in conditions that are nurturing and supportive.
A sales breakdown of Christie's highly-anticipated inaugural 21st Century Evening Auction which took place May 11, 2021. Christie’s inaugural 21st Century Evening.
'Head of Bear' is one of only 8 drawings by Leonardo da Vinci known to be in private hands outside the Royal Collection and the Devonshire Collections at Chatsworth.
The European Museum Forum has announced the winners of the European Museum of the Year Awards for 2020 and 2021. The winners in different categories under the EMYA scheme were presented at the online ceremony on 6 May 2021, bringing together members of the EMYA community including candidates, partners and friends.
Phillips Auction House to Accept Cryptocurrency for Banksy’s ‘Laugh Now Panel A’ in the 20th Century & Contemporary Art Evening Sale in Collaboration with Poly Auction
Art For India is an online print sale to raise urgent funds for India’s COVID-19 relief, supporting Mission Oxygen. Renowned artists from India, the diaspora and friends have united around this urgent cause, donating some of their most loved and striking imagery.
Array Collective, Black Obsidian Sound System, Cooking Sections, Gentle/Radical, and Project Art Works have been shortlisted for the 2021 Turner Prize.
"Who the Bær" is an exhibition by Japanese artist, Simon Fujiwara presented by Fondazione Prada. Opened April 29, the exhibition is slated to be on view until Spetember 27, 2021.
Renowned British-Nigerian artist Yinka Shonibare RA will co-ordinate the 253rd Summer Exhibition in 2021. The Summer Exhibition Committee members are Royal Academicians Tony Bevan, Vanessa Jackson, Mali Morris, Humphrey Ocean, Eva Rothschild, Bob and Roberta Smith and Emma Stibbon. David Adjaye will curate the Architecture Gallery.
Chocolatiers hailing from the Basque Country in Spain recreated the famous painting 'Guernica' that was created by renowned artist, Pablo Picasso to celebrate their heritage.
The Bourse de Commerce, a new site in Paris where works from the Collection Pinault are displayed and dedicated to contemporary art opens May 22, 2021.
‘The Triumph of Silenus’ was one of the first paintings to enter the National Gallery Collection in 1824. Once considered autograph, that is by the hand of Nicolas Poussin (1594–1665), the painting has long been plagued by questions of authenticity.
The documenta archiv presents the virtual *Platform6 *in honor of Okwui Enwezor via the link www.documenta-platform6.de, which went live April 29, 2021.
Glasgow International, the largest festival for contemporary visual art in Scotland, has announced details of its ninth edition taking place across the city from 11 – 27 June 2021.
The ancient Roman Colosseum is once again going to have a floor thanks to a new, hi-tech project announced by the culture ministry on Sunday.
Philanthropist and entrepreneur Eli Broad, who is the only person to found two Fortune 500 companies in different industries and who co-founded with his wife Edye the contemporary art museum, The Broad, has passed away.
This May, Outdoor Screens Around The World Unite to Present Hockney’s Animated Sunrise on London’s Iconic Piccadilly Lights, Over 70 Billboards in New York’s Times Square, The Largest LED Screen in Seoul and The Largest 3-Paneled LED Display in Japan.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has revealed the campaign art for the 93rd Oscars. The 2021 campaign illustrates this year’s tagline, “Bring Your Movie Love,” celebrating our global appreciation for the power of film to foster connection, to educate, and to inspire us to tell our own stories.
The Getty Conservation Institute (GCI) has partnered with Die Neue Sammlung - The Design Museum in Munich, the Wende Museum of the Cold War in Los Angeles and the Cologne Institute of Conservation Sciences to launch German Democratic Plastics in Design, a project looking at how Soviet-era plastics were made and valued.
After three years of research and restoration, Jan II Borman's iconic Saint George Altarpiece (1493) resides resplendently once again in the Art & History Museum in Brussels.
Organizers of Rencontres de Bamako (Bamako Encounters), the biennial dedicated to African photography and video, have announced the curatorial team for the 13th edition.
'The Breakdown Economy' is an online exhibition exploring the concept of an alternative economy that breaks with the fossil-fuel age. It explores the transition from the fossil-fuel economy to a bio-based economy through the eyes of two design studios and an artist’s studio: Studio Klarenbeek & Dros, Koehorst in ‘t Veld and Atelier Van Lieshout.
Egon Schiele’s images of newborns and recently discovered drawings by his friend Erwin Osen are on show at Leopold Museum in Vienna, Austria.
Swiss-Argentine artist Vivian Suter is one of three recipients of this year’s Swiss Grand Award for Art/Prix Meret Oppenheim. Also honoured are architect Georges Descombes and the curator Esther Eppstein.
Neo Matloga has been announced as the winner of the tenth edition of the ABN AMRO Art Award. The prize includes an exhibition of his work later this year at Hermitage Amsterdam.
Robert Colescott's George Washington Carver Crossing the Delaware: Page from an American History Textbook, painted in 1975, comes to the Sotheby's auction this May in New York as a highlight of the Contemporary Art Evening Auction.
The Art Institute of Chicago announced the election of Denise Gardner as the organization’s new chairperson of the Board of Trustees, succeeding Robert M. Levy as the leader of the governing body of both the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) and the Art Institute of Chicago museum.
The ‘White House Rat’, also known as “The World's Biggest Banksy”, has been delivered to Hessink’s International Fine Art Auctioneers this week, at their famous location in Zwolle at the ‘Koperen Hoogte’ along the A28
The Photographer of the Year title and accompanying $25,000 (USD) cash prize and a range of Sony’s digital imaging kit is awarded to the esteemed documentarian Craig Easton (United Kingdom) for his series Bank Top.
UNESCO has published a report providing a provisional assessment of the situation of 104,000 museums in the face of COVID-19, based on data provided by 87 Member States in an online survey conducted last March. The report confirms museums’ vulnerability one year into the pandemic.
The 151st anniversary of the founding of The Metropolitan Museum of Art will be celebrated with a custom Google Doodle, the creative treatment of the Google logo featured on the search engine’s homepage.
Christie’s has announced the inclusion of Piet Mondrian’s Composition: No. II, with Yellow, Red and Blue, 1927 in its upcoming, newly-introduced 20th Century Evening Sale at Christie’s New York on May 11, 2021 (estimate on request; in the region of US$25M). The painting is a rare and exceptional example of the artist’s revolutionary abstract aesthetic, made during a pivotal time in his career.
A giant new statue of Christ, that is going to be higher than the iconic Christ the Redeemer statue that overlooks Rio de Janeiro, is being constructed in southern Brazil. A head and outstretched arm were added this week to the statue, which has been under construction since 2019 in the city of Encantado, in the state of Rio Grande do Sul.
The Spanish government has blocked the auction of a 17th-century oil painting in Madrid on suspicion that it may actually be a lost masterpiece by Renaissance artist Caravaggio
Women Making History is a new exhibition bringing together more than 100 extraordinary banners made by artists and women’s groups across the UK for PROCESSIONS. Artists include Claudette Johnson, Sarah Maple, Sadie Williams and Vivienne Westwood. Emblazoned with the concerns of women across the UK, the banners highlight the ongoing struggle to achieve gender equality.
On 11 May, Christie’s newly introduced 20th Century Evening Sale in New York will be highlighted by Pablo Picasso’s Femme assise près d’une fenêtre (Marie-Thérèse), 30 October 1932 (estimate in the region of $55 million).
The loan of the famed Bayeux Tapestry by the UK from France may not come to pass after a condition report revealed damage to the artwork. The Museums Journal reports that the 230-foot-long work has been found to be in poor condition, with stains and holes among the issues needing attention and repair.
For the first time ever, Louvre museum brings together all of its artworks in one place with a new and improved website, that is more user-friendly, attractive and immersive.
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The Hermitage Amsterdam museum launched a fundraising campaign to raise money for the museum which has come into financial hardship because of the corona crisis, and enable it to remain open in the future.
Described as the ‘Crime of the Century’, a series of paintings, all with a common source, have been sold for millions as Old Master masterpieces before being controversially downgraded to the status of modern fakes.
Lamin Fofana, Calla Henkel & Max Pitegoff, Sandra Mujinga and Sung Tieu are the nominees for the 2021 Preis der Nationalgalerie.
Robbrecht and Daem Architects have designed a new Rubens-inspired reception building for the Rubens House. Located on Hopland, it will stand discreetly and to one side of Rubens’ celebrated sight-line from the portico to the garden pavilion.
Anne Lacaton and Jean-Philippe Vassal, of France, have been awarded the 2021 Pritzker Architecture Prize Laureates, announced Tom Pritzker, Chairman of The Hyatt Foundation, which sponsors the award that is known internationally as architecture’s highest honor.
Now on view at Sifang Museum, China, "Ten Thousand Things" is the first major two-person exhibition by Swiss artist Miriam Cahn and Peruvian artist Claudia Martínez Garay in China.
A detailed account of how two of Rubens masterpieces were not only restored but reunited after more than 200 years apart by the National Gallery.
Masterpiece by Vincent van Gogh emerges after a century in the same private collection to make auction debut in Paris this March.
Art Basel has announced the postponement of its Basel show from June to September, due to the ongoing impact of pandemic and worldwide travel restrictions.
Six years after Daesh attack, the Mosul Cultural Museum is being rehabilitated through the commitment of Iraqi authorities and an international heritage consortium.
Christie’s has appointed Bonnie Brennan, President, Christie's Americas and Jennifer Zatorski, Global Managing Director, CEO Office.
Shortlisted finalists for 2021 Sony World Photography Awards announced
The travelling exhibition Hassan Sharif: I Am The Single Work Artist is the largest and most comprehensive survey of Sharif’s work to date and his first major retrospective show in Europe.
"In the few past months of isolation while all kind of performances and concerts were canceled, a public dialogue opened around the support of artists in Athens, Greece. Artists have found themselves again unprotected and full dependent on government decisions and lack of state care for the arts".
'Perhaps it was the influence of Cartier-Bresson, but I’d always been attracted to pictures that included people in their environment. My work as a news photographer had probably encouraged me to go in closer and get to the heart of the matter'.
For Johan Gelper, drawing is a way of thinking, a way of giving physical dimensions to his ideas. The drawings are a study of organic growth and probe the boundary between 'intuitive' drawing and 'construction'.
"This time is tough for many of us on all levels – I just make sure to be as compliant as I can be with the rules set by the Swiss federal government. Within our team we try to do as much as possible over video conferences so that we can avoid public transportation".
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