February 2016

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Article date: Thursday, February 18, 2016

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Article date: Saturday, February 27, 2016
In its 22nd Year, The Armory Show is More International than Ever Established in 1994 and held annually on Piers 92 & 94, The Armory Show is New York’s premier international art fair, which will take place March 3-6 this year. In its 22nd year, The Armory Show will host 205 galleries from 36 countries worldwide – the fair’s largest international representation to date.
Article date: Monday, February 22, 2016
Tate Britain announces major David Hockney retrospective in 2017 Tate Britain has announced the world’s most extensive retrospective of the work of David Hockney, opening February 2017. Widely regarded as one of the most successful and recognisable artists of our time, this exhibition will celebrate Hockney’s achievement in painting, drawing, print, photography and video. Following its presentation in London the exhibition, organised in collaboration with the Centre Pompidou and The Metropolitan Museum, will tour internationally to Paris and New York.
Article date: Wednesday, February 17, 2016
The end of Paris Photo Los Angeles and cancelled launch of FIAC Los Angeles Jean-Daniel Compain, Senior Vice President Culture, Luxury & Leisure Division at Reed Exhibitions France: “Despite the impressive mobilization of the city of Los Angeles, its galleries, cultural institutions, and collectors, and notwithstanding its great potential for cultural development, the absence of a mature market in terms of Art Fairs of this scale and scope has driven us to make this difficult decision. We are extremely grateful for the support that we have received since the launch of Paris Photo in Los Angeles, and during the research and development phases of FIAC LA: the city of Los Angeles, its representatives, its institutions, and its cultural players both public and private, have demonstrated invaluable enthusiasm and support in these endeavors."
Article date: Sunday, February 14, 2016
The Serpentine expands its internationally acclaimed programme The Serpentine has announced that, in tandem with the 16th Pavilion, it expands its internationally acclaimed programme of exhibiting architecture in a built form by commissioning four architects to each design a 25sqm Summer House. The four Summer Houses are inspired by the nearby Queen Caroline’s Temple, a classical style summer house, built in 1734 and a stone’s throw from the Serpentine Gallery.
Article date: Friday, February 12, 2016
Premiere of documentary on Robert Mapplethorpe at Berlinale 2016 The Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation and its long-term representative Galerie Thomas Schulte are pleased to inform about a new documentary on the artist, Mapplethorpe: Look at the Pictures, which will premiere this Sunday at the Berlinale Internationale Filmfestspiele.
Article date: Monday, February 8, 2016
Unknown work of Delville discovered Exclusive news for the Royal Library and the Fin-de-Siècle Museum: an until recently unknown artwork of Jean Delville has been (re)discovered in the collections of the Royal Library’s Prints Cabinet. As a privileged partner of the Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, the Library is exhibiting this rare discovery at the Fin-de-Siècle Museum.
Article date: Thursday, February 4, 2016
TEFAF Maastricht to launch two new annual art fairs in New York at Park Avenue Armory in Fall of 2016 and Spring of 2017 TEFAF | Maastricht, the world's foremost fair of art, antiques and design presented annually in Maastricht, Netherlands, has announced that, through a joint venture with New York based Artvest, it will be launching two TEFAF art fairs that will be presented annually in New York at the Park Avenue Armory. The first fair, TEFAF | New York | Fall, will premiere in October 2016 (22-27 October 2016, opening night on Friday 21 October) and focus on art from antiquity to the 20th Century. The second fair, TEFAF | New York | Spring, will premiere in May 2017 (4-9 May 2017, opening night on 3 May) with an emphasis on modern and contemporary art and design.
Article date: Wednesday, February 3, 2016
Helsinki City Museum will open their new flagship museum Helsinki City Museum will open their new flagship museum on 13 May 2016 following an 18 month redevelopment project which has transformed five buildings in the Tori Quarters; a historic part of the city that connects the Senate Square with Market Square on the seafront.
Article date: Wednesday, February 3, 2016
Ellsworth Kelly by Tricia Paik. Published by Phaidon Phaidon’s new publication, “Ellsworth Kelly”, offers a long overdue overview of the artist, his life and his work. We say long overdue because, as author Tricia Paik argues, the work of Ellsworth Kelly has endured chronic miscategorization throughout the years, leading to a delayed public understanding of his contribution to and positioning within the arts. Paik’s conversational tone and eye for intriguing detail takes us through a timeline of Kelly’s life, in which certain key aspects stand out.
Article date: Wednesday, February 3, 2016
TEFAF 2016 is taking place from 11-20 March in Maastricht, The Netherlands. TEFAF Maastricht is widely recognised as the world’s leading art fair, annually attracting major collectors, both private and institutional, from around the globe. In order to satisfy an ever-changing and increasingly demanding market, TEFAF constantly monitors and raises its exacting standards and commitment to quality to engender the kind of excitement and anticipation that sets the international art world alight each March. TEFAF 2016 will take place from 11-20 March at the MECC (Maastricht Exhibition and Congress Centre), Maastricht, The Netherlands.
Article date: Wednesday, February 3, 2016
Art Basel (Basel, Switzerland) has just announced its gallery Art Basel has just announced its gallery list for the 47th edition of the show in Basel, Switzerland, taking place from June 16 to June 19, 2016. This year, 287 leading international galleries will present works ranging from the early 20th century to the most contemporary artists of today. The Basel show, whose Lead Partner is UBS, will present a diverse geographical selection of leading international galleries from 33 countries.
Article date: Tuesday, February 2, 2016
Sun Xun has been selected as the second artist to present the Audemars Piguet Art Commission Audemars Piguet is delighted to announce that Beijing-based artist Sun Xun has been selected as the second artist to present the Audemars Piguet Art Commission. Sun Xun will collaborate with the commission’s guest curator Ruijun Shen and Audemars Piguet on the production of a major new artwork to be unveiled at Art Basel in Miami Beach, in December 2016.
Article date: Thursday, January 28, 2016
Olafur Eliasson  at the palace of Versailles in 2016 Olafur Eliasson is the Palace of Versailles’ guest artist for the summer of 2016. The work of internationally acclaimed visual artist Olafur Eliasson (IS/DK, 1967) investigates perception, movement, embodied experience, and feelings of self. He is best known for striking installations such as the hugely popular The weather project (2003) in the Turbine Hall of Tate Modern, London, which was seen by more than two million people, and The New York City Waterfalls (2008), four large-scale artificial waterfalls which were installed on the shorelines of Manhattan and Brooklyn.
Article date: Monday, January 25, 2016
Frieze New York Returns to Manhattan, marking Frieze’s 25th Anniversary Year The fifth edition of Frieze New York returns to Randall’s Island Park, Manhattan from May 5–8, 2016. In a bespoke structure designed for the experience of art, more than 200 international galleries will bring together the world’s most exciting emerging and established contemporary artists.
Article date: Friday, January 8, 2016
Annette Messager offers intimate intrigue in Calais Consider if you will the bolster, a firm tubular pillow used in continental Europe. Right now some 420 of them flood the atrium of the Musée des beaux arts in Calais. They flow from a balcony to the ground floor, where they puddle in a spotlit maze. Amidst this intimate nest, abject puppets sprawl, and play out dark vignettes. But although there is a story here, the narrative is as private as a locked bedroom.


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