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.
A new art initiative, Art Lodge Gallery, has recently launched a virtual platform to curate and showcase works from reputable and recognized artists around the world. This is a particularly welcome development, especially in these times of the persisting-but-hopefully fading pandemic that has robbed not only the art world but the global economy of substantial progress for the most part of the year.
"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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