April 2016

Cover Stories

Article date: Friday, April 15, 2016

Dents and Abrasions by John Divola

Dents and Abrasions by John Divola

Eight large works by prolific photographer John Divola command the small space of Gallery Luisotti in Santa Monica, offering a glimpse into what is perhaps one of the artist’s most familiar obsessions – turning abandoned space into abstract works of art via personal intervention. The works compiled in Dents and Abrasions represent individual pieces from prior series created in the first decade of the new millennium that all revisit Divola’s early seminal series Vandalism.


Article date: Thursday, April 14, 2016

From Discovery to Rediscovery at Art Brussels 2016

From Discovery to Rediscovery at Art Brussels 2016

Art Brussels is pleased to announce the Artistic Programme for its 34th edition, which takes place from Friday 22 till Sunday 24 of April in a new location, Tour & Taxis, a spectacular example of industrial architecture built in 1904. The fair brings together 141 galleries from 28 countries, represented in three main sectors: PRIME, DISCOVERY and REDISCOVERY.


Article date: Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Interview with Els Barents, curator for the Belgium & Holland section at the inaugural Dubai Photo Exhibition

Interview with Els Barents, curator for the Belgium & Holland section at the inaugural Dubai Photo Exhibition

One of today’s most outspoken events in proclaiming international contemporary photography as an art medium is the inaugural Dubai Photo Exhibition (16-19 March) organized under the patronage of HIPA (The Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum International Photography Award) and the Crown Prince of Dubai. This interesting and unique event makes it possible to see and compare contemporary photography from different countries selected by invited curators from these countries, those who are considered to have the most acute and impartial view on their local art scene.

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Lead Stories

The Museo Nacional del Prado’s website wins the prestigious Webby Awards prize
Article date: Sunday, May 1, 2016

The Museo Nacional del Prado’s website wins the prestigious Webby Awards prize


The Museo Nacional del Prado’s new website, which benefits from the sponsorship of Telefónica, has been recognised in The Webby Awards (http://webbyawards.com) of the International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences as the best website of any cultural institution at an international level.

SFMOMA Collection and Inaugural Exhibitions
Article date: Friday, April 29, 2016

SFMOMA Collection and Inaugural Exhibitions


SFMOMA is one of the foremost museums of modern and contemporary art, with an exemplary collection of more than 33,000 works of architecture and design, media arts, painting, photography and sculpture, as well as a groundbreaking 100-year partnership to show the Doris and Donald Fisher Collection, one of the world’s greatest private collections of postwar and contemporary art.

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

Lego admits mistake in refusing bulk order for Ai Wei Wei


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

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

Art dealer Perry Rubenstein facing grand theft charges


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

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

JMW Turner to become the face of new £20 note


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

Yana Peel to join Hans Ulrich Obrist at the Serpentine
Article date: Saturday, April 23, 2016

Yana Peel to join Hans Ulrich Obrist at the Serpentine


The Chairman and Trustees of the Serpentine Galleries have announced that Yana Peel, co-finder of Outset Contemporary Art Fund and CEO of Intelligence Squared, has been appointed CEO of the Serpentine Galleries in partnership with Hans Ulrich Obrist as Artistic Director.

Port House in Antwerp designed by Zaha Hadid Architects  to be completed this year
Article date: Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Port House in Antwerp designed by Zaha Hadid Architects to be completed this year


With 36 projects in 21 countries under construction or in detailed design development, Zaha Hadid Architects is committed to continuing this progress. One of the projects to be completed this year is Port House in Antwerp, due date is September 22.

MARK BRADFORD will represent United States at Venice Biennale in 2017
Article date: Tuesday, April 19, 2016

MARK BRADFORD will represent United States at Venice Biennale in 2017


The Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University, in cooperation with the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, is pleased to announce that Mark Bradford, known for his work across media inspiring cross-cultural dialogue on social, political, and economic issues facing underserved urban communities, will be the representative for the United States at La Biennale di Venezia 57th International Art Exhibition.

Exhibition of Contemporary Art at the Mauritshuis Museum
Article date: Monday, April 18, 2016

Exhibition of Contemporary Art at the Mauritshuis Museum


The Mauritshuis in The Hague will reveal another side to its character in the summer of 2016. From June to September 2016 it will host an exhibition which reveals not the fronts of world famous paintings, like Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa, Van Gogh’s Starry Night or Vermeer's The Girl with a Pearl Earring, but their backs.

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

Pergamon Museum lends antiquities to Metropolitan


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

Hauser & Wirth Announces Worldwide Representation of American Painter Jack Whitten
Article date: Saturday, April 16, 2016

Hauser & Wirth Announces Worldwide Representation of American Painter Jack Whitten


Hauser & Wirth is pleased to announce worldwide representation of Jack Whitten, the American abstractionist celebrated for his innovative processes of applying and transfiguring paint in works equally alert to materiality, politics, and metaphysics.

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

New Tate Coming Soon


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

Elmgreen & Dragset Appointed Curators Of The 15th Istanbul Biennial
Article date: Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Elmgreen & Dragset Appointed Curators Of The 15th Istanbul Biennial


Curated by the artist duo Elmgreen & Dragset – the 15th Istanbul Biennial, organised by the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (İKSV) and sponsored by Koç Holding, will take place between 16 September and 12 November 2017. Elmgreen & Dragset (Michael Elmgreen, dr.h.c. and Ingar Dragset, dr.h.c.) are an artist duo who have worked together since 1995.

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

Caravaggio found in French attic


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

New mobile app "Magnus" works like "Shazam for Art”
Article date: Wednesday, April 13, 2016

New mobile app "Magnus" works like "Shazam for Art”


Magnus Resch has officially announced the launch of a new mobile app for the art world. Users take a photo of an artwork and the app returns all details, including prices. For the first time in art history, prices from both galleries and auction houses are made available for free. The app can be downloaded free from the Apple App Store.

Olafur Eliasson invites refugees, migrants, and university students to take part in Green light
Article date: Monday, April 11, 2016

Olafur Eliasson invites refugees, migrants, and university students to take part in Green light


Olafur Eliasson is inviting refugees, migrants, and university students to take part in a workshop at TBA21–Augarten, Vienna, together with the gallery’s regular visitors.

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

Re-discovery of Shakespeare First Folio


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

The Next Rembrandt is unveiled
Article date: Friday, April 8, 2016

The Next Rembrandt is unveiled


The Next Rembrandt has been unveiled in Amsterdam: a 3D printed painting, made solely from data of Rembrandt’s body of work. Thus bringing the Master of Light and Shadow back to life to create one more painting. Only this time, data is the painter, and technology the brush.

Glasgow International 2016 Opens Today
Article date: Thursday, April 7, 2016

Glasgow International 2016 Opens Today


Glasgow International, one of the UK’s largest and most influential festivals for the visual arts, launches its 7th edition tomorrow, 8 April 2016. Over the 18-day Festival, Glasgow International 2016 hosts an ambitious programme of new works, site-specific commissions, new venues, exhibitions and events at over 75 locations across the city of Glasgow.

Manifesta 11: What do I do for money? What does my work do to me at the same time?
Article date: Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Manifesta 11: What do I do for money? What does my work do to me at the same time?


In just over two months, on 11 June, 2016, Manifesta 11 opens its doors in Zurich under the title What People Do for Money: Some Joint Ventures. Preparations for the large international art exhibition are nearing completion: the new productions, that are arising between international artists and Zurich professionals of other professions, are getting more and more concrete. What do I do for money? What does my work do to me at the same time?

The Photography Show presented by AIPAD, April 14-17, 2016
Article date: Sunday, April 3, 2016

The Photography Show presented by AIPAD, April 14-17, 2016


Celebrating its 36th edition, The Photography Show, one of the world’s most highly anticipated annual photography events, will be held April 14-17, 2016, at the Park Avenue Armory in New York. Presented by The Association of International Photography Art Dealers (AIPAD), the fair is the longest-running and foremost exhibition dedicated to the photographic medium.

Hauser & Wirth Announces Worldwide Representation of Lygia Pape
Article date: Friday, April 1, 2016

Hauser & Wirth Announces Worldwide Representation of Lygia Pape


Hauser & Wirth is pleased to announce worldwide exclusive representation of Lygia Pape, the celebrated Brazilian artist central to the Neo-Concrete movement, who pioneered a unique approach to abstraction.

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Museo Jumex (a private art collection based in Mexico City, Mexico) / David Chipperfield. Image © Simon Menges

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