August 2017

Cover Stories

Article date: Sunday, August 13, 2017

10 Questions: Declan Jenkins

10 Questions: Declan Jenkins

This autumn British contemporary artist Declan Jenkins is going to show his first solo exhibition, I sing of armoires…, taking place from 6 – 29 September 2017 at Sims Reed Gallery, London. Jenkins, known primarily for his woodcut prints and performative poems, will showcase an exciting new series of a dozen monumental hand-coloured woodcuts.


Article date: Monday, August 7, 2017

Hi, I'm Chota13 from Commune 13 (Medellin)

Hi, I'm Chota13 from Commune 13 (Medellin)

John Alexander, of his artist name Chota13, is a graffiti artist aged 27 years. He wears the unifrom of young people from all over the world: a t-shirt, sports pants and sports shoes. His story could be that of any young man too fast pushed from these sensitive areas that surround world metropolis. His is called Comuna 13, in Medellin, Colombia, antechamber of hell yesterday, now famous for its graffiti gallery in the open air and its escalators.

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Lead Stories

Zaha Hadid Architects wins the Masterplan 2030 competition for the Old City Harbour in Tallinn's Port
Article date: Friday, September 1, 2017

Zaha Hadid Architects wins the Masterplan 2030 competition for the Old City Harbour in Tallinn's Port


The Port of Tallinn launched the competition for ideas for the development plans or Masterplan 2030 for the Old City Harbour in 2016. With the aim of finding a comprehensive, long-term solution to connect the city and its public spaces with the functions of the port, Masterplan 2030 will form the basis for the redevelopment in the port area into an urban space that is both attractive and easy to traverse.

Cosmoscow announces exhibitors for its 5th edition
Article date: Monday, August 28, 2017

Cosmoscow announces exhibitors for its 5th edition


This year Cosmoscow welcomes a record number of galleries (54) from Belgium, Estonia, France, Germany, Georgia, Italy, Norway, Poland, Russia, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and the United States of America, which will exhibit works by more than 150 artists.

Neue Nationalgelerie in Berlin being refurbished
Article date: Thursday, August 24, 2017

Neue Nationalgelerie in Berlin being refurbished


"The refurbishment of the Neue Nationalgalerie is a very detailed process; it includes the refurbishment of all the constructional elements, the restoration of the visible surfaces, the renovation of the building facilities, and an improvement of the service areas." - sais Birgit Jöbstl, Director of Press, Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation.

MoMA Renovation and Expansion Project
Article date: Wednesday, August 23, 2017

MoMA Renovation and Expansion Project


Glenn D. Lowry, Director of The Museum of Modern Art, has recently revealed the completed renovation of the east end of the Museum’s campus and unveiled the full design of a multi-year expansion project, developed by MoMA with architects Diller Scofidio + Renfro in collaboration with Gensler.

Final Portrait - The story of Swiss painter and sculptor Alberto Giacometti
Article date: Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Final Portrait - The story of Swiss painter and sculptor Alberto Giacometti


The storyline of the movie starts with the short trip to Paris in 1964, "when the American writer and art-lover James Lord (Armie Hammer) is asked by his friend, the world-renowned artist Alberto Giacometti (Geoffrey Rush), to sit for a portrait."

Welcome to Instituto de Visión in Bogotá
Article date: Monday, August 21, 2017

Welcome to Instituto de Visión in Bogotá


Since 2014, in the San Felipe neighborhood of Bogotá, a house with a green facade hides a space. Four women, Omayra Alvarado, Maria Willis, Beatriz Lopez and Karen Abre, decided to unite to create the Instituto de Visión.

Reopening of Monnaie de Paris in September 2017
Article date: Thursday, August 17, 2017

Reopening of Monnaie de Paris in September 2017


Monnaie de Paris is reopening after five years creating the 11 Conti-Monnaie de Paris. The France's longest standing institution and the oldest factory in the world now hosts: a new museum entirely dedicated to the heritage and the know-how of the Monnaie de Paris with over 170 000 pieces in its collection; more than 1000m2 of space for temporary exhibitions dedicated to the contemporary art; 2 restaurants, including Guy Savoy’s, nominated Table in the world in 2016; a new shop designed by Philippe Prost.

EXPO CHICAGO announces participating galleries and off-site exhibition in France
Article date: Friday, August 11, 2017

EXPO CHICAGO announces participating galleries and off-site exhibition in France


EXPO CHICAGO, The International Exposition of Contemporary & Modern Art, has announced the premier list of exhibitors for its sixth annual edition, September 13–17, 2017 at Navy Pier’s Festival Hall (600 E. Grand Ave). Marking its most global edition to date, EXPO CHICAGO welcomes 135 leading galleries representing 25 countries and 58 cities from around the world. EXPO CHICAGO has also unveiled its collaboration with the Palais de Tokyo in Paris, the Institut français and The DuSable Museum of African American History, in partnership with Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the United States. The large-scale off-site exhibition will feature 13 artists who created work for the first U.S. satellite exhibition of Palais de Tokyo.

Five Masterpieces on Three Continents United for the First Time Ever on FB
Article date: Thursday, August 10, 2017

Five Masterpieces on Three Continents United for the First Time Ever on FB


In 1888-89 in the southern French city of Arles, Vincent van Gogh painted a number of versions of what was to become one of the most famous images in the history of art, his Sunflowers. Today these paintings are located in museums across the globe, but they have never been seen together—until now. On August 14, 2017, for the first time, five versions of Van Gogh’s Sunflowers will be presented in a way the artist could never have imagined.

State Tretyakov Gallery will become Cosmoscow’s  2017 museum partner
Article date: Thursday, August 10, 2017

State Tretyakov Gallery will become Cosmoscow’s 2017 museum partner


The 5th edition of Cosmoscow international contemporary art fair will take place within Moscow’s Gostiny Dvor on 8–10 September 2017, supported by strategic partner Credit Suisse and jewelry partner Messika. The State Tretyakov Gallery will be Cosmoscow’s Museum Partner for 2017.

Contemporary Istanbul announces participating galleries
Article date: Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Contemporary Istanbul announces participating galleries


Contemporary Istanbul (CI) is pleased to announce its final exhibitors list for the upcoming 12th edition of the fair. New for 2017 is a revised fair design by the award-winning architects Tabanlıoğlu Architects who will create a city-park.

The Musée des Beaux-Arts of Tours presents the first retrospective dedicated to Joseph-Benoît Suvée
Article date: Thursday, July 27, 2017

The Musée des Beaux-Arts of Tours presents the first retrospective dedicated to Joseph-Benoît Suvée


The Musée des Beaux-Arts of Tours, in France, presents, from 21 October 2017 to 22 January 2018, the first retrospective dedicated to the Flemish Neo-Classical artist Joseph-Benoît Suvée.

Olaf Nicolai has been awarded with Karl Sczuka Prize
Article date: Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Olaf Nicolai has been awarded with Karl Sczuka Prize


The artist Olaf Nicolai has been awarded with the international renowned Karl Sczuka Prize for audio drama 2017 for his soundpiece IN THE WOODS THERE IS A BIRD... The work was commissioned by documenta 14 radio program / Every Time A Ear di Soun and by Deutschlandfunk Kultur.

The Summer Opening of Buckingham Palace
Article date: Friday, July 21, 2017

The Summer Opening of Buckingham Palace


The Summer Opening of Buckingham Palace is 22 July - 1 October 2017. Royal Gifts, the special exhibition at the Summer Opening of the Palace in 2017, will tell the story of The Queen’s reign through a wide-ranging display of official gifts presented to Her Majesty during the past 65 years.

Robert Rauschenberg Examines the Art and Tumultuous Politics of the 1964 Venice Biennale in His New Documentary
Article date: Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Robert Rauschenberg Examines the Art and Tumultuous Politics of the 1964 Venice Biennale in His New Documentary


“The film puts in context a moment of optimism and international outreach that seems particularly pertinent at this moment as an illumination of what art makes possible and what soft power can do,” says Amei Wallach, producer and director. “The electrifying footage we shot in Venice this spring will bridge past and present to explore the meaning of art and globalism today.”

Paris Photo announces 149 galleries and 31 publishers for 2017
Article date: Friday, July 14, 2017

Paris Photo announces 149 galleries and 31 publishers for 2017


Paris Photo, the leading international fair dedicated to photography, will be held from 9 to 12 November 2017, at the Grand Palais. With 180 exhibitors, including galleries, publishers and art book dealers, making up the main sector, the 2017 edition will be characterized by an ambitious and original programme, presenting the best of the photographic medium in all of its diversity.

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

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