April 2018

Cover Stories

Article date: Wednesday, May 2, 2018
An Interview with VOLTA Artistic Director Amanda Coulson

VOLTA, Basel's art fair for new international positions, debuted in 2005 as a collaboration between dealers and friends. The aim was to secure a platform for international galleries beyond young art stalwart Liste and market heavyweight Art Basel.

Article date: Tuesday, May 1, 2018
Presidential Museums and Libraries: Special Focus on the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum

According to Wikipedia, the definition of a museum is an institution that cares for (conserves) a collection of artifacts and other objects of artistic, cultural, historical, or scientific importance. ArtDependence Magazine has collaborated with some of the most renowned Presidential Museums and Libraries in the United States to learn about how they conserve and collect artifacts and objects of historical and scientific importance for research and public presentation.

Article date: Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Great Expectations: An Interview with Bridget Donahue

From the moment she introduces herself, Bridget Donahue is genuine and unguarded. Her manner is a stir of warmth, directness and acuity - she is the confidant you would call for honest advice. When an aspiring artist unexpectedly stops by the gallery to meet her, they readily ease into an amiable exchange.

Article date: Saturday, April 21, 2018
Statelessness, Collapse and Transformation in Richard Stone’s Work – An Interview with the Artist

Richard Stone is a multi-disciplinary artist whose practice transcends both painting and sculpture and has also included installation and performance. He works between London and Pietrasanta, the centuries old home of Italian marble carving, where it is believed that Michelangelo travelled from Florence to buy the marble for David.

Article date: Thursday, April 19, 2018
Art Brussels 50 Years – An Interview with Fair Director Anne Vierstraete

Anne Vierstraete: "Art Brussels is proud to have played a pivotal role in the Brussels’ burgeoning art scene, which has developed over its 50 years."

Article date: Thursday, April 19, 2018
Island of Stability  - Interview with Eric Smith – President and CEO, Redwood Media Group

Eric Smith: "Our annual fine art destination will once again offer Three Shows Within One Venue at the heart of Midtown Manhattan, across 135,000 square feet of uninterrupted convention space within Pier 94."

Article date: Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Empowering Users with Gamification and Crowdsourcing – Interview with USEUM Founder Foteini Valeonti

"I am Foteini Valeonti and I am the Founder of USEUM. USEUM.org is a realisation of Malraux’s “museum without walls” - as he first envisioned it in his book Le musée imaginaire (1965) - exhibiting 85,000 artworks from nearly 2,000 contemporary artists and hundreds of museums around the world all under one virtual roof."

Article date: Tuesday, April 17, 2018
Insider's Guide to Art Cologne 2018: High Quality and High Level of Internationality

The upcoming ART COLOGNE (19 - 22 April) offers utmost quality at all levels from modern through postwar to contemporary art.

Article date: Monday, April 16, 2018
The Spaces in Between: An Interview with Silvia Bächli

When the Barbier-Mueller Museum offered Swiss artist Silvia Bächli the opportunity to curate its next exhibition, she conceived of the experience as a creative occasion for dialogue between the museum’s artifacts and her drawings.

Article date: Wednesday, April 4, 2018
Intention & Ephemerality: An Interview with Bradley Eros

Spend five minutes speaking with Eros and you are convinced that he is one of those rare individuals, so consummately creative and interested in the farthest reaches of the arts, it is nearly impossible to imagine him as anything other than an artist. Working in film, video, collage and performance, Eros has created a name for himself as a boundary-breaker across mediums since the 1980s.

Article date: Sunday, April 1, 2018
"I like art that makes you think." An Interview with Semеn Kantor, Director of Museum of Odessa Modern Art

The Museum of Odessa Modern Art sets a goal to preserve artefacts of Odessa non-official art from the last decades of the Soviet power as well as new Odessa art during its origin and development stages in modern Ukraine.

Article date: Friday, March 30, 2018
The New Art Economy – Art Paris Art Fair

"My name is Guillaume Piens and I am the director of Art Paris Art Fair, a modern and contemporary spring art fair that will be taking place at the Grand Palais in Paris from April 5th – 8th. Art has always been a part of my life..."

Article date: Thursday, March 29, 2018
84 Male Figures, Poised to Jump from London Rooftop

On Monday March 26th, Londoners woke up to the haunting site of 84 life-sized sculptures of adult men, perching precariously on the edge of a rooftop on the cities South Bank Promenade.

Article date: Thursday, March 29, 2018
Flemish Government Seeking 2,313 Missing Works of Art

The Flemish Audit Office provided an expose in the Flemish Parliament today regarding 2,313 works of art that are currently unaccounted for.

Article date: Tuesday, March 27, 2018
People Who Will Have Impact: Dr Alessia Zorloni

Art & Wealth Management: Managing private art collections - the first book dedicated exclusively to the financial and managerial aspects of collecting art.

Article date: Wednesday, March 14, 2018
Introduction of VR at The Zabludowicz Collection - An Interview with Maitreyi Maheshwari

Known for its innovative approach and for championing new movements in art (as well as being very supportive of young talent) The Zabludowicz Collection in London is set to present Virtual Reality (VR) works in a dedicated environment named 360: Virtual Reality Room, which will be open throughout 2018.

Article date: Monday, March 12, 2018
Malevich as a Professor of the Kiev Bauhaus

We all know Kazimir Malevich as an artist, art theorist and philosopher. But we don’t know so much about him as a teacher or even professor. Yet, surprisingly, this was his main activity for at least 12 years. In the numerous research articles and papers on Malevich, you’re unlikely to find one on his pedagogical oeuvre.

Lead Stories

Article date: Tuesday, May 1, 2018
Joel Silver Becomes Second Art Investor to Accuse Jeff Koons Gallery Following a report in April that Jeff Koons and the New York Gagosian Gallery were facing legal action over non-delivery of works, a second, almost identical lawsuit has been filed by Die Hard and Matrix Producer Joel Silver.
Article date: Monday, April 30, 2018
Art of the Year - 1970 The 1970’s art world showed the continued influence of movements from the 1960’s such as Minimalism, Post-Minimalism and Performance Art. Spiral Jetty, Robert Smithson, Sculpture, 1970.
Article date: Monday, April 30, 2018
Pompidou Centre Houses Major Avant-Garde Exhibition The Pompidou Centre in Paris houses the largest museum for modern art in Europe. This spring they are showcasing The Russian Avant-Garde in Vitebsk (1918-1922), with a focus on three of the period’s best known artists: Marc Chagall, El Lissitzky and Kasimir Malevich.
Article date: Sunday, April 29, 2018
Art and Science Unite to Serve Ethiopian Farmers - Project by Koen Vanmechelen Scientists and government officials, who are committed to developing healthy, productive chickens for Ethiopian farmers and consumers, joined forces with an artist dedicated to developing biocultural diversity, to launch “Incubated Worlds,” a unique combination of art and science that aims to improve nutrition and incomes in East Africa with disease-resistant, climate-resilient poultry.
Article date: Saturday, April 28, 2018
Exhibition of Munch Original at Avinor Oslo Airport For the very first time, the Munch Museum is displaying an original work outside the museum. It's the travellers at Oslo Airport who will be able to enjoy this experience for the next ten years.
Article date: Friday, April 27, 2018
Turner Prize 2018 Shortlist Announced Tate Britain announced the four artists who have been shortlisted for the Turner Prize 2018: Forensic Architecture, Naeem Mohaiemen, Charlotte Prodger and Luke Willis Thompson. An exhibition of work by the shortlisted artists will be staged at Tate Britain from 25 September 2018 to 6 January 2019.
Article date: Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Live Restoration: Rogier van der Weyden Unveiled Beginning June 14, 2018, The Lamentation of Christ (c.1460-1464) by Rogier van der Weyden will be restored in a specially built studio in the exhibition space of the Mauritshuis. The Lamentation is the oldest painting in the Mauritshuis and the only work by the Flemish master in a Dutch museum.
Article date: Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Jeff Koons Faces Legal Action over Non-Delivery of Sculptures In a new legal case, a prominent New York collector and patron is going up against two of the New York art worlds best-known names with a 53 page legal complaint.
Article date: Monday, April 23, 2018
Dutch Museum Report: Gap Between the Blockbuster Museums and Smaller Museums Grows Every year, a report from the Dutch Council for the Arts is published. It details some of the sectors biggest flaws and gives some recommendations for future improvements. The report is well thought out and researched and includes opinions from a wide cross section of people throughout the sector.
Article date: Saturday, April 21, 2018
Artefacts with Significant Cultural Value Stolen from Museum of East Asian Art In the early hours of Tuesday 17 April 2018, four masked men entered the Museum of East Asian Art, on Bennett St, Bath. They took a number of jade and gold artefacts and left in a dark coloured SUV. Over 40 objects were stolen and three were damaged.
Article date: Thursday, April 19, 2018
Rubens House Welcomes Restored Self-Portrait and Gets Ready for “Antwerp Baroque 2018. Rubens inspires” Rubens’s restored Self-Portrait is back in the Rubens House in Antwerp after an absence of more than a year. Rubens returns our gaze, with a blush on his cheeks and sensuous red lips. For many centuries, these details were concealed by multiple layers of paint. But today Rubens looks remarkably refreshed again.
Article date: Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Art Cologne, The Oldest European Artfair, Opens its Doors for the 52nd Time Art Cologne opens its doors for the 52nd time this week with the 9th edition since Daniel Hug became Director of the fair. ArtDependence had the opportunity to sit down with Mr. Hug for about an hour despite his busy schedule the day before the official opening.
Article date: Tuesday, April 17, 2018
Jerry Saltz Wins the Pulitzer Prize for Criticism The 2018 Pulitzer Prize winners in 14 journalism and seven letters, drama and music categories were announced on Monday, April 16 at 3 p.m. Eastern.
Article date: Tuesday, April 17, 2018
Haegue Yang Wins Wolfgang Hahn Prize Today the Gesellschaft für Moderne Kunst am Museum Ludwig recognized Haegue Yang for her extraordinary body of work with the Wolfgang Hahn Prize.
Article date: Sunday, April 15, 2018
Propaganda Posters : Pour Le Drapeau and Country ArtDependence has curated a selection of these propaganda posters from around the world.
Article date: Sunday, April 15, 2018
Art of the Year - 1969 The 1960’s was one of the most important decades in 20th-century art. Three Studies of Lucian Freud, Francis Bacon, Painting, 1969.
Article date: Saturday, April 14, 2018
Art Available to Everyone by Keith Haring 99 Cents Fine Art is pleased to announce the installation of a significant section from the Keith Haring mural, Untitled (FDR NY), 1984, at their temporary location, 167 Canal Street.
Article date: Friday, April 13, 2018
Stolen Art Returned: Chagall Oil Painting Recovered Nearly 30 Years After Heist Nearly 30 years after an elderly New York couple’s 1911 painting by Marc Chagall was stolen from their Manhattan home, the modernist oil-on-canvas work is being returned to the family’s estate.
Article date: Thursday, April 12, 2018
23 Years of Liste Fair - Still Young and Fresh Since its inception in 1996, LISTE has developed into one of the most important fairs for mostly new, but also to some extent a middle generation of galleries.
Article date: Wednesday, April 11, 2018
Max Hollein Named Next Director of The Metropolitan Museum of Art The Metropolitan Museum of Art announced yesterday that Max Hollein has been elected its next Director.
Article date: Wednesday, April 11, 2018
Christo Will Create Temporary Sculpture in Hyde Park, London Christo will create a temporary sculpture in Hyde Park, London, titled The Mastaba (Project for London, Hyde Park, Serpentine Lake).
Article date: Monday, April 9, 2018
Rare Rubens Portrait at Risk of Leaving the UK Arts Minister Michael Ellis has placed a temporary export bar on a painting by Sir Peter Paul Rubens to provide an opportunity to keep it in the country.
Article date: Monday, April 9, 2018
Art of the Year - 1968 The 1960’s was one of the most important decades in 20th-century art. The navigator's hope I, Joan Miro, Painting, 1968.
Article date: Sunday, April 8, 2018
Jeff Koons' Gazing Ball is Damaged in Nieuwe Kerk As reported by the Dutch newspaper Het Parool, Jeff Koons' Gazing Ball artwork was seriously damaged on its last day in Nieuwe Kerk, Amsterdam.
Article date: Friday, April 6, 2018
Auction Lot of the Month When he was living in a cottage in Rodin’s garden and serving as private secretary to the sculptor, the poet Rainer Maria Rilke (1875–1926) discovered Hokusai.
Article date: Thursday, April 5, 2018
Anselm Kiefer: Symbolism of the Forest “Germans want to forget [the past] and start a new thing all the time, but only by going into the past can you go into the future.” Anselm Kiefer.
Article date: Wednesday, April 4, 2018
Art of the Year - 1967 The 1960’s was one of the most important decades in 20th-century art. Styles and movements that arose during this time include Pop Art, Op Art, Minimalism, Conceptual Art, Performance Art and Arte Povera among countless other styles and movements.
Article date: Tuesday, April 3, 2018
Digital Graffiti Festival Announces 2018 Finalists The projection art festival will feature original digital artworks from artists around the world on May 18-20, 2018.
Article date: Saturday, March 31, 2018
Lionel Barber Appointed Chair of Tate It is announced that Tate Trustees have appointed Lionel Barber to be Chairman of the Board of Trustees.
Article date: Thursday, March 29, 2018
Art of the Year - 1966 The 1960’s was one of the most important decades in 20th-century art. Among the Pop artists who emerged in the early 1960s, none is more noted or synonymous with the movement than Warhol himself.
Article date: Thursday, March 22, 2018
Shortlist Announced for Second The Hepworth Prize for Sculpture On Thursday 22 March, The Hepworth Wakefield announced the five artists nominated for the second The Hepworth Prize for Sculpture.
Article date: Tuesday, March 20, 2018
Art Paris Art Fair Celebrates its 20th Anniversary with Switzerland as Guest of Honour 2018 marks the 20th anniversary of Art Paris Art Fair. Since its foundation in 1999, the fair has established itself as Paris’ leading modern and contemporary spring art event.

Interviews

Article date: Saturday, March 3, 2018
The Art of Ideas: An Interview with Mel Bochner A leading figure in the development of Conceptual Art, since the 1960’s Mel Bochner has pioneered the presence of ideas, language and philosophy in the visual landscape. From artistic convention to unspoken and coded ideologies, Bochner has questioned the relationships between art, color, words and space to realize how they profoundly affect our worldviews.
Article date: Friday, March 2, 2018
Iranian CAMA Gallery to Open Hub in London: Interview with Co-Founder and Curator Mona Kosheghbal In 2017, ArtDependence Magazine had an interview with the director of the Museum of Modern Art in Tehran. Interest in the Iranian art scene is growing worldwide, and now the Tehran-based CAMA Gallery is opening a hub in London.

Symbolism in Art

Article date: Tuesday, March 6, 2018
Symbolism in Art: Malevich’s Black Cross A Russian painter and Philosopher, Malevich is credited as the founder of the Suprematist movement, an avant-garde movement that has had a significant and lasting impact on modern art.
Article date: Wednesday, February 14, 2018
Symbolism in Art: Anish Kapoor – Mirrors Mirrors have always taken a prominent and symbolic role in myth and fairytale. Narcissus fell in love with his own reflection in the mirror of a still lake, whilst the wicked stepmother would ask her mirror to flatter her with her famous line ‘mirror, mirror on the wall…”

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

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

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