August 2016

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Article date: Thursday, September 1, 2016

Cosmoscow is carving its own place within the international arts calendar

Cosmoscow is carving its own place within the international arts calendar

This year, the fourth edition of Cosmoscow is taking place from the 9th to the 11th of September in Moscow’s Gostiny Dvor. Russia’s only international arts fair counts with the participation of 40 national and foreign galleries, showing carefully selected work by more than 100 contemporary artists.

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The City of Marseille to Host Manifesta 13 in 2020
Article date: Monday, August 29, 2016

The City of Marseille to Host Manifesta 13 in 2020


On August 26, 2016 at a press conference, the Mayor of Marseille, Jean-Claude Gaudin, and the Director of Manifesta, Hedwig Fijen, were thrilled to announce that the French city of Marseille has been selected to host the 13th edition of Manifesta, the European Biennial of Contemporary Art.

Frieze London 2016
Article date: Sunday, August 28, 2016

Frieze London 2016


Taking place a week earlier this year, Frieze London and Frieze Masters will run from 6–9 October 2016, with a new Preview Day on Wednesday 5 October. This year’s fair brings together more than 160 of the world’s leading galleries and will debut a new gallery section, The Nineties.

V&A acquires the Tommy Cooper Collection
Article date: Friday, August 26, 2016

V&A acquires the Tommy Cooper Collection


The Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) is delighted to announce the acquisition of the Tommy Cooper Collection – the largest collection of its kind tracing the life and legacy of the much-loved British comedian Tommy Cooper (1921 - 1984). The acquisition strengthens the Museum’s collections documenting key figures in British comedy.

A new immersive artwork to travel along the River Thames in London
Article date: Monday, August 15, 2016

A new immersive artwork to travel along the River Thames in London


Fluxland is a new interactive artwork, sound piece and space for debate by French artist Cyril de Commarque, coming to London in September 2016. A 25-metre long former freight boat mounted with a mirrored polyhedron sculptural form, Fluxland will navigate along the Thames on a series of journeys over the course of the month, as a travelling visual and sound installation.

Opening in Lisbon: New Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology
Article date: Saturday, August 13, 2016

Opening in Lisbon: New Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology


Designed by British architect Amanda Levete, MAAT - Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology will open on the Tagus River in Belém, Lisbon, on 5 October 2016 and will explore contemporary culture through visual arts, new media, architecture, technology and science. With its unique heritage, a growing collection of Portuguese art and an innovative exhibition programme, MAAT will be a cultural space of discovery, critical thinking and international dialogue.

New documentary about Ed Ruscha
Article date: Monday, August 8, 2016

New documentary about Ed Ruscha


Ed Ruscha: Buildings and Words is a short-length documentary, commissioned by MOCA, about Ruscha’s extraordinary body of work.​ The film is written and directed by Felipe Lima and narrated by Owen Wilson.

EGON SCHIELE - DEATH AND THE MAIDEN to be released in October
Article date: Thursday, August 4, 2016

EGON SCHIELE - DEATH AND THE MAIDEN to be released in October


EGON SCHIELE - DEATH AND THE MAIDEN, a historical dramma by Dieter Berner (2016), produced by Novotny & Novotny Filmproduktion and Amour Fou Luxembourg in co-production with Ulrich Seidl Filmproduktion to be released in October 2016.

Juergen Teller to curate exhibition of works by Robert Mapplethorpe
Article date: Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Juergen Teller to curate exhibition of works by Robert Mapplethorpe


To coincide with what would have been the 70th birthday of the iconic American photographer Robert Mapplethorpe, Alison Jacques Gallery has invited acclaimed UK-based German photographer Juergen Teller to curate an exhibition of Mapplethorpe's work (18 November 2016 – 7 January 2017). Teller's selection will be drawn from the entire archive of the Mapplethorpe Foundation.

The Armada Portrait of Elizabeth I saved
Article date: Saturday, July 30, 2016

The Armada Portrait of Elizabeth I saved


The Armada Portrait of Elizabeth I – a masterpiece of the English Renaissance once owned by Sir Francis Drake – has been saved, thanks to the generosity of thousands of individuals, grant-making foundations and a major grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF).

Pussy Riot joins International art project Human Rights Tattoo with letter “S”
Article date: Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Pussy Riot joins International art project Human Rights Tattoo with letter “S”


Last weekend Sasha Adler, member of the Russian protest group Pussy Riot, gets one letter of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights tattooed on her rights shoulder. Why? “It's extremely important for people all over the world to know their rights and fight for them.”

Symbolism in Art

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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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