Article date: Wednesday, May 3, 2017
Dutch city receives sculpture of Anish Kapoor
This September, the Dutch contemporary art institution, Museum De Pont, will be given a sculpture by Anish Kapoor in celebration of the museum’s 25th anniversary. The gift is a joint project with the City of Tilburg, local companies and individuals, Brabant C, Museum De Pont and the artist. Tilburg will be the first Dutch city to house a Kapoor sculpture in a public space.
Article date: Tuesday, May 2, 2017
Art Basel's Unlimited presents 76 premier works
This year's edition of Unlimited will consist of 76 large-scale projects, presented by galleries participating in the fair. Curated for the sixth consecutive year by Gianni Jetzer, curator-at-large at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington D.C., the sector will feature a wide range of presentations, from historically significant pieces to the latest contemporary works.
Article date: Monday, May 1, 2017
Symbolism in Art: The Pillow
Contemporary Chinese surrealist painter and sculptor Zhang Xiaogang was born in Southern China in 1958. Often seen as Avant-Garde, Xiaogang’s artistic life has witnessed several important moments in China’s history, many of which are explored within his work. Perhaps the most defining brush with the political regime occurred during the early stages of Xiaogang’s life when he was brutally separated from his parents during the Cultural Revolution. They were sent to one of Mao’s notorious ‘study camps’, leaving him and his siblings behind.
Article date: Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Three new appointments at Kunstmuseum Basel
The Kunstmuseum Basel has made appointments for three positions: Daniel Kurjaković is the new curator of programs, Anita Haldemann will head the Kupferstichkabinett (Department of Prints and Drawings), and Ariane Mensger becomes curator in the Kupferstichkabinett.
Article date: Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Amicable Resolution to Moretti vs Zwirner Claim
Artdependence can reveal that a legal case between art dealer David Zwirner and Old Master dealer Fabrizio Moretti has now been settled amicably. The $6 million case revolved around a work of sculpture from artist Jeff Koons.
Article date: Friday, April 14, 2017
Art Brussels announces its 35th edition in April 2017
Art Brussels is pleased to announce the participants of its 35th edition in 2017, which brings together 144 galleries from 28 countries in three main sections. Art Brussels’ International and Discovery Committees have selected a total of 34 newcomers.
Article date: Thursday, April 6, 2017
Symbolism in Art: Red
In Matisse’s Music, created in 1910 to be hung in the staircase of a Moscow mansion, we see one of the artist’s last compositions of the human figure. It was created to be hung alongside a second, preceding painting titled Dance. The two works are colouristically linked, portraying red figures contrasted against a blue and green background.
Article date: Wednesday, April 5, 2017
V&A announces plans for new Photography Centre
Today, the Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) announces the expansion of its vast collection of historic and contemporary photography with the transfer of the Royal Photographic Society (RPS) collection from the Science Museum Group. The addition of over 270,000 photographs, 26,000 publications and 6,000 pieces of camera-related equipment reinforces the V&A’s position as one of the most important photography collections in the world.
Article date: Wednesday, April 5, 2017
The Art History Festival to take place 2-4 June 2017 in the town of Fontainebleau
The 7th edition of the Festival de l’histoire de l’art will take place from Friday, June 2nd to Sunday, June 4th, 2017, in the town of Fontainebleau, in the park, at the château and on several sites in and around the city.
Article date: Tuesday, April 4, 2017
Caravaggio’s Last Two Paintings to be exhibited at The Met
These two extraordinary paintings have not been reunited since a 2004 exhibition in London and Naples devoted to Caravaggio's late work.
Article date: Monday, April 3, 2017
SP-Arte opens this week
Transformed into the São Paulo International Art Festival, SP-Arte reaches its 13th edition promoting a citywide programme that includes museums, galleries and cultural spaces, consolidating a dynamic platform for cultural and artistic exchanges between curators, collectors, artists, galleries, works and admirers of art and design.
Article date: Friday, March 31, 2017
Edinburgh Art Festival announces details of its 14th edition
Edinburgh Art Festival (EAF), the largest annual festival of visual art in the UK, is delighted to announce details of its 14th edition, including partner exhibitions and pop-up events by contemporary and modern artists from the UK and beyond. This year, as Edinburgh celebrates its 70th anniversary as a Festival City, EAF and partners will present over 45 exhibitions across more than 35 venues.
Article date: Thursday, March 30, 2017
Art Paris Art Fair is open today
From today to 2nd April 2017, the 19th edition of the Art Paris Art Fair will play host to 139 modern and contemporary art galleries at the Grand Palais. Open to all forms of artistic expression including design, Art Paris Art Fair provides an overview of art from the post-war years to the current day with a theme-based approach that emphasises discovery. This edition puts African art under the spotlight and features monographic exhibitions in the Solo Show section and up-and-coming artists in Promesses (Promises).
Article date: Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Symbolism in Art: The Lilly
American photographer Robert Mapplethorpe is known for his provocative images and controversial subject matter. Having been born in suburban USA, a place he said was “a good place to come from and a good place to leave”, he lived in New York at the infamous Chelsea Hotel with singer Patti Smith. His work became popular in the mid 70s and he produced hundreds of photographs documenting what he called “the unexpected”.
Article date: Friday, March 24, 2017
Sir Michael Craig-Martin unveils new installation in Hong Kong
The most vibrant week in Hong Kong’s Art Month began with the unveiling of Sir Michael Craig-Martin’s installation Bright Idea.
Article date: Thursday, March 23, 2017
The third Hyundai Commission transforms the Tate's Turbine Hall
The Tate's Turbine Hall is transformed once again in the major series of annual commissions by renowned international artists. In October 2017, the Hyundai Commission will be undertaken by SUPERFLEX, known for their interests in unifying urban spaces and commenting on society with authenticity through art.
Article date: Thursday, March 23, 2017
Art Jameel partners with The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Art Jameel, a non-profit organisation that supports arts, education and heritage in the Middle East, has recently announced a number of initiatives designed to enrich the thriving cultural scene in the region and beyond. Art Jameel’s partnership with The Met continues the organisation’s core mandate to raise the profile of contemporary Middle Eastern artists and increase international dialogue.
Article date: Tuesday, February 14, 2017
My Abstract World
As soon as we enter the current exhibtion of the me Collectors Room, we immediately find ourselves inside of a picturesque comfort zone. Sofas and seats made of pallets and cushions as well as floor lamps adorn the exhibition space. Between the furniture, piles of catalogues have been draped on Persian rugs. Even catering seems to be provided since retro telephones to order drinks can be found on every sofa table. Art collector Thomas Olbricht creates a domestic atmosphere of a living room, which invites visitors to linger, to inform themselves about art history and to take a break surrounded by art works.