February 2017

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Article date: Thursday, March 2, 2017
Pace Gallery announces its significant plans Pace Gallery, one of the world’s leading international art galleries with locations in New York, Menlo Park, London, Beijing, and Hong Kong, is delighted to announce plans for a major redevelopment of their flagship Chelsea gallery under a long-term agreement with Weinberg Properties.
Article date: Monday, February 27, 2017
Rana Begum to receive Abraaj Group Art Prize at Art Dubai 2017 The Abraaj Group, working as a strategic parter with Art Dubai 2017, is a leading private equity investor, created for operating in the growth markets of Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Middle East, and Turkey and supporting art and innovation, entrepreneurship and the next generation.
Article date: Friday, February 24, 2017
TEFAF MAASTRICHT MARCH 10-19, 2017 The 30th edition of TEFAF Maastricht (10-19 March 2017) welcomes 270 internationally renowned exhibitors to the Fair including five young and recently established dealers to TEFAF Showcase. As the world’s leading fine art and antiques Fair, TEFAF Maastricht provides an unrivalled meeting place for the best dealers in the world, attracting major international private and institutional collectors.
Article date: Monday, February 20, 2017
Stolen paintings by Van Gogh return to the Netherlands From 21 March, two recovered paintings by Van Gogh Seascape at Scheveningen and Congregation Leaving the Reformed Church in Nuenen will resume their place in the Van Gogh museum’s permanent collection. The works are in reasonably good condition and will be displayed in the state in which they were found in Castellammare di Stabia.
Article date: Thursday, February 16, 2017
Premier selection of 291 galleries to show at Art Basel's 48th edition in Basel Art Basel today announced its gallery list for the 48th edition in Basel, Switzerland, taking place from June 15 to June 18, 2017. This year, 291 leading international galleries will present works ranging from the early 20th century to contemporary artists. The Basel show, whose Lead Partner is UBS, will present galleries from 34 countries and six continents.
Article date: Tuesday, February 14, 2017
My Abstract World As soon as we enter the current exhibtion of the me Collectors Room, we immediately find ourselves inside of a picturesque comfort zone. Sofas and seats made of pallets and cushions as well as floor lamps adorn the exhibition space. Between the furniture, piles of catalogues have been draped on Persian rugs. Even catering seems to be provided since retro telephones to order drinks can be found on every sofa table. Art collector Thomas Olbricht creates a domestic atmosphere of a living room, which invites visitors to linger, to inform themselves about art history and to take a break surrounded by art works.
Article date: Saturday, February 11, 2017
Hauser & Wirth Announces Representation of August Sander Hauser & Wirth is pleased to announce its worldwide representation of the Estate of August Sander in collaboration with the artist’s great grandson Julian Sander of Galerie Julian Sander, Cologne.
Article date: Monday, February 6, 2017
‘Mondrianising’ The Hague Over the next few weeks a number of prominent buildings and locations in The Hague will undergo a Mondrian metamorphosis. This is the start of city’s celebration of the theme year ‘Mondrian to Dutch Design’.
Article date: Saturday, February 4, 2017
Photography at India Art Fair 2017 This year Tasveer is proud to announce its participation at the 9th edition of the India Art Fair in New Delhi from 3rd to 5th February 2017, where the gallery will showcase the works of Waswo X. Waswo, Serena Chopra and Rohit Chawla. Also part of the exhibit will be a selection of photographs by Karen Knorr and for the first time in India–Bas Meeuws.
Article date: Wednesday, February 1, 2017
India Art Fair is South Asia’s leading platform for modern and contemporary art The upcoming edition of India Art Fair is scheduled to take place from 2nd to 5th February, 2017 (public hours are on the 3rd - 4th February, 2017: 2 pm - 8 pm and on the 5th February 2017: 11 am - 7 pm). India Art Fair welcomes visitors to experience the largest contemporary art event in the South Asia.
Article date: Wednesday, January 25, 2017
BIENNALE DE LA BICHE - the smallest art biennale in the world For the first edition of Biennale de La Biche, the smallest art biennale in the world, Alex Urso and Maess Anand, the project’s founders and curators, have selected fourteen artists from all over the world.
Article date: Thursday, January 12, 2017
Ken Price, colour and form at Hauser& Wirth London Hauser&Wirth, London is currently presenting the exhibition Ken Price. A Survey of Sculptures and Drawings, 1959-2006, a major retrospective of the American artist including over 180 works. This large-scale show spans both gallery spaces in Mayfair and is a rare opportunity to see Ken Price’s paper—bound works in as much depth as the sculptures themselves, making evident the dialogues established with one another.
Article date: Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Grand Palais renovations force Paris art fairs’ relocation Paris’s iconic Grand Palais building is due to undergo renovations works, which will commence in 2020, and are expected to take two years to complete. The renovations involve a logistical restructuring of tremendous proportions, especially since three of France’s flagship events are traditionally held in its spaces. FIAC, Paris Photo, and La Biennale Paris (formerly Biennale des Antiquaries) all need to find alternative locations for their 2012 and 2022 editions.

Interviews

Article date: Monday, January 30, 2017
The theatre of history Lubaina Himid shows in Oxford and Bristol As an emancipated white male, writing this as Trump takes office, it can only feel that we white males are wrecking everything. Minutes after swearing in, the new US president was telling the motley crowds on Capitol Hill that migrants or foreign nations will have no part in his vision for America’s future. Now he is planning his wall. In the UK, our own government’s liking for foreigners does not even extend to our cross-channel neighbours. And so, unless you are a writer, an artist or perhaps a footballer, it is no time to be a migrant.
Article date: Friday, January 27, 2017
Interview with Anthea Missy, Graffiti & Street Artist Contemporary street artists are not concerned with impressing members of the Academy or approved authorities. Rather, they are interested in revoking many social conventions about art. Contemporary street artists produce their works with the belief that art does not only belong in museums but also on the streets with the people. That is why many of them, such as Banksy, operate under pseudonyms, because vandalizing public property is a crime.
Article date: Monday, January 23, 2017
“The result - is just a top of the iceberg and the rest is a constant monologue you have with yourself” - Ugo Rondinone Ugo Rondinone is a Swiss-born artist now living in New York. Working in a variety of genres, Rondinone is inspired by the inexhaustible energy of nature. In his work one finds fairy forests, installations with fabulous white trees, figures of birds covered with fingerprints, and giant stone totems – part of the last series in his oeuvre. Ugo Rondinone's latest commission, “Miami Mountain” was created for The Bass, Miami Beach's contemporary art museum, which unveiled the installation in November last year. This work has become an indispensable must see in Miami, and a permanent feature on both tourists’ and residents’ selfies. In this interview, Ugo Rondinone talks with Artdependence Magazine about the start of his career, his fears and achievements, and his attitude to contemporary art and social media.
Article date: Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Disruptor & 3D Printing - An Interview with Nick Ervinck "I have always been fascinated by the way art has developed due to new materials and techniques. In search of contemporary sculpture and it’s lack of renewal in response, I look for the interaction between virtual constructions and handmade sculptures. You could describe it as a kind of cross-pollination between the virtual and physical world." - an interview with Nick Ervinck conducted by Etienne Verbist.
Article date: Wednesday, January 11, 2017
"For us, contemporary art is in no way a competition" - an interview with Laura De Jonckheere De Jonckheere gallery has acquired its fame thanks to its specialization in Flemish art from the16th and 17th centuries. The gallery has consistently presented a great collection of works by Old Masters, and its professional examination of the authenticity of old paintings. What do they think about contemporary art, and how do they plan to celebrates the 40th anniversary of their first opening? Laura De Jonckheere, daughter of co-founder Georges De Jonckheere, answers these questions and more in this interview with Artdependence Magazine.
Article date: Wednesday, January 4, 2017
No show for an audience – an interview with Frans van Lent In the dynamic between artist-artwork-audience, the role of the audience is the most passive. We, the spectators, consume the work that the artist has created, but the relationship tends to be very one-sided. We look, we listen, we contemplate, we may even engage, but we rarely influence the art in return, and it’s even rarer still for the audience to personify the artwork. Dutch artist Frans van Lent considers the relationship between performance and spectatorship, in a series of actions that come together under the label of Unnoticed Art.

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

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