December 2015

Cover Stories

Article date: Tuesday, December 1, 2015
Kimsooja 'To Breathe' in Centre Pompidou Metz - "My work has always been a response to violence and inhumanity"

Visiting an exhibition preview can impede an uninhibited view at the art at hand, but in the event of a large-scale installation that opens to the invitees at a specific time, it can also have a magical shine, as if you enter and explore a shrine together. However, this heightened sense of wonder can only partly explain why I was overwhelmed by a wave of goose flesh, even before I fully set foot in Kimsooja’s latest installation. That is the impact her art can have.

Article date: Monday, November 30, 2015
10 Questions: Toshio Shibata

My personality and temperament are quite average, I think, but I am always aware of the unique world I can create.

Article date: Monday, November 30, 2015
The Power of the Artist - an interview with Alun Williams and Anne Barrault

Upon investigation, the work of Alun Williams can be said to question the phrase: “a rose by any other name…” Rather, it comes closer to Gertrude Stein’s famous sentence: “a rose is a rose is a rose”, by which she meant that using the name of something is enough to call to mind everything that an object or character represents.

Article date: Friday, November 27, 2015
Carmignac Photojournalism Award: A retrospective

The Fondation Carmignac presented last 18th November at the Saatchi Gallery a retrospective exhibition of the Carmignac Photojournalism Award, showing for the first time a selection of the awarded projects since its creation in 2009. With the aim of bringing awareness to issues that may have been forgotten or underrepresented in mainstream news media, this award offers an artistic approach to photojournalism and a platform for it to be displayed both in an exhibition space and in a publication.

Lead Stories

Article date: Saturday, December 19, 2015
Nancy Spector Appointed Deputy Director and Chief Curator of the Brooklyn Museum The Brooklyn Museum is pleased to announce the appointment of Nancy Spector as Deputy Director and Chief Curator. Spector joins the Museum after having served for more than 29 years at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York. She comes to the Brooklyn Museum as the first senior staff member hired by Anne Pasternak following her recent appointment as the Museum’s Shelby White and Leon Levy Director.
Article date: Friday, December 18, 2015
The Address of Vermeer’s 'The Little Street' Discovered New research in the archives has made it possible to pinpoint the exact location of Johannes Vermeer’s world-famous 'The Little Street'. Frans Grijzenhout, Professor of Art History at the University of Amsterdam, consulted seventeenth-century records that had never before been used for this purpose and clearly indicate the site of 'The Little Street' in Delft.
Article date: Wednesday, December 16, 2015
SOTHEBY’S on Apple TV Sotheby’s Becomes First Major Auction House To Launch An App On The New Apple TV. Sotheby’s has developed and launched an App that is now available on the New Apple TV device via the tvOS operating system. The Sotheby’s App is available to users in eighty countries and offers an array of ways to go inside the world of art and luxury via the platform that has been dubbed ‘the future of TV.’
Article date: Saturday, December 12, 2015
An Expanded and Transformed San Francisco Museum of Modern Art to Open in May 2016 The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) has recently announced that a thoroughly transformed SFMOMA will open to the public on Saturday, May 14, 2016, offering nearly three times the previous exhibition space, featuring 260 works from the Fisher Collection, a first showing of more than 600 artworks promised to the museum, the debut of the new Pritzker Center for Photography and an outward-looking architectural design that weaves the museum into the city as never before.
Article date: Saturday, December 12, 2015
PinchukArtCentre (Kyiv, Ukraine) awarded its 4th edition Prize to the winners December 11, 2015, PinchukArtCentre (Kyiv, Ukraine) awarded the Winners of the 4th edition of the PinchukArtCentre Prize. The PinchukArtCentre Prize is a biannual prize for the best Ukrainian artists up to 35, starting from 2009. It is the first private award in Ukraine, aimed at developing a new generation of young Ukrainian artists.
Article date: Tuesday, December 8, 2015
Event Horizon by Antony Gormley is on view in Hong Kong British artist Antony Gormley chooses Hong Kong to install Event Horizon, the internationally acclaimed public art project. First shown in London in 2007, followed by Rotterdam, New York, São Paulo and Rio di Janeiro, the project is now on view in Hong Kong. Event Horizon in Hong Kong is presented by British Council Hong Kong.
Article date: Monday, December 7, 2015
Rain Room Following the weekend of the November 13th Paris tragedy I was looking to escape my sadness through an immersion into art and its transformational powers. I thought I might find this by visiting the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) to see Random International’s Rain Room exhibition.
Article date: Sunday, December 6, 2015
The Munch Museum announces the inaugural winner of The Edvard Munch Art Award The Munch Museum is pleased to announce that Camille Henrot has been named the inaugural winner of The Edvard Munch Art Award. Henrot was revealed as the winner of the prize at a cocktail reception co-hosted by the Royal Norwegian General Consulate of New York and the Office of Contemporary Art Norway at The Shelborne Wyndham Grand South Beach. An award ceremony will be held in her honor on Munch’s birthday, December 12th, in Oslo, Norway.
Article date: Tuesday, December 1, 2015
Kunsthaus Zürich digitizes Dada collection. Results online in 2016 The Kunsthaus Zürich holds around 700 historic Dada documents and artworks: paintings, sculptures, photographs, works on paper, letters, notes, books, magazines, flyers, posters and manuscripts. To mark 100 years of the Dada movement, all the documents and works on paper are being digitized, and in some cases restored, to make them accessible to a global audience.
Article date: Saturday, November 28, 2015
"I would define good art as art that shakes our comfort zone" - interview with Noah Horowitz, Art Basel Miami In August 2015, North America’s most comprehensive international contemporary art fair - Art Basel - announced the appointment of Noah Horowitz to the new position of Director of The Americas. The news regarding the appointment of the Armory director to take over the leadership of Art Basel Miami, less than six months prior to its next edition, stirred up the already restless art scene. Noah Horowitz talks with Artdependence Magazine about his own preferences in art, the sources for his inspirations, and the art market’s adaptation to change.
Article date: Friday, November 27, 2015
The HUGO BOSS ASIA ART Award 2015 Larys Frogier, Director of the Rockbund Art Museum (RAM), and Marc Le Mat, Managing Director of HUGO BOSS CHINA RETAIL CO. LTD, announced today that Maria Taniguchi has been awarded the HUGO BOSS ASIA ART Award for Emerging Asian Artists 2015.
Article date: Tuesday, November 24, 2015
Swimming with the sirens: Mikhail Karikis talks about SeaWomen Jeju is a blackened island off the coast of Korea, an exotic upsurge of volcanic rock which in 2007 was named a World Heritage Site, thanks to its mysterious geology. It was here Greek/British artist Mikhail Karikis first heard the cry of the haenyeo. “I heard a very high-pitched sound coming from the sea. At first I thought it was a bird call or maybe seals,” he tells me via phone. “I asked my friend to stop the car and I saw a pod of black figures in the water.”


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