February 2018

Cover Stories

Article date: Saturday, March 3, 2018
The Art of Ideas: An Interview with Mel Bochner

A leading figure in the development of Conceptual Art, since the 1960’s Mel Bochner has pioneered the presence of ideas, language and philosophy in the visual landscape. From artistic convention to unspoken and coded ideologies, Bochner has questioned the relationships between art, color, words and space to realize how they profoundly affect our worldviews.

Article date: Friday, March 2, 2018
Iranian CAMA Gallery to Open Hub in London: Interview with Co-Founder and Curator Mona Kosheghbal

In 2017, ArtDependence Magazine had an interview with the director of the Museum of Modern Art in Tehran. Interest in the Iranian art scene is growing worldwide, and now the Tehran-based CAMA Gallery is opening a hub in London.

Article date: Thursday, March 1, 2018
A Question in Trivial Pursuit: Which Artist Created a Portrait of Queen Elisabeth II Using 1,000 Teabags?  Answer: Andy Brown

In reading about little-known facts in art, ArtDependence Magazine came across a very interesting artist: Andy Brown. Brown found notoriety when he created a portrait of Queen Elizabeth II by stitching together 1,000 used tea bags. ArtDependence reached out to Andy Brown with questions about this particular work, which Brown was more than happy to answer.

Article date: Tuesday, February 27, 2018
Guiding Perception: An Interview with Michael Snow

Michael Snow is broadly considered one of the most significant experimental filmmakers. Among his renowned films, Wavelength and La Région Centrale are two of the best-known, the former being recognized as a landmark in avant-garde cinema.

Article date: Saturday, February 24, 2018
High Cultural Ambitions in Antwerp: M HKA Will Relocate to New 65,000,000 € Museum

The M HKA director Bart de Baere announced that the museum will relocate to a new place approximately 200 meters from its present location in Antwerp.

Article date: Saturday, February 24, 2018
This is the World of Fugitive Objects of Stefan Löffelhardt - A Round Tour in the Exhibition ‘Fluss’

When one enters the space of Aurel Scheibler in Berlin, where Stefan Löffelhardt will host his next solo show, one is confronted with a world of contrasts, hybrid aesthetics and hidden emotions. Sculptures that are hanging from above the ceiling, abstract drawings on the walls and an installation that wants to break the boundaries of the gallery walls and continue its way beyond.

Article date: Monday, February 19, 2018
“The Future” of Art Will Be Shown at ARCOmadrid - An Interview with the Fair’s Director Carlos Urroz

February 21st-25th, Madrid will become the focus of attention for collectors, galleries, art professional and art lovers from all over the world as it opens its doors to the 37th edition of ARCOmadrid. ArtDependence had a chance to talk to the fair’s director, Carlos Urroz, about the upcoming edition of ARCOmadrid.

Article date: Friday, February 16, 2018
Online Auction Site Catawiki, a Platform That Will Have Impact

The story of Catawiki started in 2008 as a community for collectors. Catawiki was founded by René Schoenmakers, a Dutch comic collector, and Marco Jansen, a Dutch developer. They started off in the attic of Rene’s house in Assen. René is an avid collector of European comic books and wanted to build a great tool to manage his own collection. This gave them the opportunity to build a community by developing a free tool for people with the same needs.

Article date: Wednesday, February 14, 2018
10 Questions: Rosana Antolí

Rosana Antolí (Alcoi, 1981) defines her practice as the “attempt to reveal the choreographies that structure our daily lives”. A prolific artist with an extremely motivated (and motivating) personality, Antolí has developed her career in Spain, Germany and the United Kingdom, including artist residencies in Argentina, Colombia and Switzerland.

Article date: Friday, February 9, 2018
Joseph Kahlil’s Exhibition at the Bonnefantenmuseum

Joseph Kahlil was born in Seattle in 1981, and transferred to Los Angeles in 1999, where he attended Loyola Marymount University, studying television production. After his studies Joseph assisted notable artists for several years, including Arthur Jafa, Terrence Malick, and Doug Aitken.

Article date: Thursday, February 8, 2018
Construction and Deconstruction: An Interview with Amy Sillman

“One thing that is different about painters looking at my work from non-painters, is that painters can see it as relentless and tough,” said Amy Sillman.

Article date: Wednesday, January 31, 2018
Art, Technology & the Modern Era: An Interview with Lynn Hershman Leeson

“I do not see risks ever,” said Lynn Hershman Leeson. “I only see opportunities and the implications of not taking them, and the need for courage and vision.”

Article date: Monday, January 29, 2018
Interview with Flemish Minister of Culture Sven Gatz

"What we want to implement is a centralization of the collections, using warehouses to safeguard and maintain our collections, so we know at all times where the artworks are at any given time." Sven Gatz, Flemish Minister of Culture

Article date: Monday, January 29, 2018
Etienne Verbist Interview with Frédéric De Senarclens

Frédéric De Senarclens is a gallerist turned technology innovator who is attempting to apply new technological innovations to the world of art. He has founded a number of cutting-edge websites and platforms that allow buyers, sellers and collectors to connect and swap information online. So, what does the art world make of his innovations, and what’s next for the digital maverick?

Article date: Friday, January 26, 2018
Shooting from the Hip: An Interview with Neil Jenney

A lap around Neil Jenney’s sprawling art studio is a trek through history, that of Jenney’s own art and art history more broadly.

Article date: Friday, January 26, 2018
Rhythm, Drawing & Painting: An Interview with Robin Rhode

“I see myself as a DJ alchemist, mixing the beats of Western modernity, youth culture, South Africa and philosophy,” Robin Rhode said as frankly as offhandedly in conversation.

Lead Stories

Article date: Sunday, March 4, 2018
Is the Mona Lisa Set to Start Travelling? After 500 years in Paris, the Mona Lisa may be set to leave the city on a rare tour.
Article date: Saturday, March 3, 2018
Jan Vercruysse Dies at Age 69 With a career that spanned over four decades, Jan Vercruysse was considered one of Europe’s most influential conceptual artists.
Article date: Friday, March 2, 2018
The Armory Show 2018 Highlights The 24th edition of The Armory Show will open with a VIP Preview Day on Wednesday, March 7; the fair will be open to the public March 8–11
Article date: Thursday, March 1, 2018
Fondazione Prada Announces the Opening of Torre Fondazione Prada announces the opening to the public of Torre on 20 April 2018.
Article date: Tuesday, February 27, 2018
The UK’s First Ever Exhibition of Graphic Design from North Korea On 23 February House of Illustration opened the first ever UK exhibition of graphic design from North Korea.
Article date: Tuesday, February 27, 2018
New In-depth Research into Vermeer’s Girl with a Pearl Earring Starts with Macro-XRF Scan at the Mauritshuis Over the next few days, Vermeer’s painting Girl with a Pearl Earring (c. 1665) will be scanned millimetre by millimetre.
Article date: Monday, February 26, 2018
The Full Restoration and Refurbishment of the Grand Palais In 2021, a century after its creation, the Grand Palais will embark on a new chapter in its story, with major restoration and refurbishment work.
Article date: Monday, February 26, 2018
American Artist Eric Fischl Will Be Giving Away Free Posters Depicting President Trump As a Clown American artist Eric Fischl is giving away free posters depicting President Trump as a clown as a new exhibition of his work opens at Skarstedt gallery in London this Thursday, 1 March 2018.
Article date: Saturday, February 24, 2018
ARCOmadrid Fair Director Carlos Urroz Does Not Support IFEMA Decision on Santiago Sierra Withdrawal IFEMA has issued the following statements regarding the withdrawal of work by artist Santiago Sierra, which ARCOmadrid fair director Carlos Urroz does not support.
Article date: Friday, February 23, 2018
The Essential Duchamp to Tour Japan, Korea, and Australia in 2018-2019 Most comprehensive exhibition on Marcel Duchamp to be presented in Asia commemorates the 50th anniversary of the artist’s death.
Article date: Thursday, February 22, 2018
Tania Bruguera to Undertake 2018 Hyundai Commission for the Turbine Hall Tate Modern and Hyundai Motor announced that Tania Bruguera will create the next annual Hyundai Commission. Best known for her politically-engaged projects and activism, Bruguera makes work that addresses institutional power, borders and migration.
Article date: Thursday, February 22, 2018
Update on Authenticity of Works and Future Exhibitions at MSK Ghent For independent verification of this statement, ArtDependence contacted the press office of the Gemäldegalerie.
Article date: Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Two Groundbreaking Reports Reinforce the Value of Museums The American Alliance of Museums (AAM), the only organization representing the entire scope of the museum community, released two groundbreaking reports revealing indisputable evidence that museums contribute more to the United States economy than previously thought and have widespread public support that transcends political affiliations and geographic locations.
Article date: Sunday, February 18, 2018
Tate Britain Announces Major Van Gogh Exhibition for 2019 Tate Britain announced that it will open a major exhibition about Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890) in March 2019.
Article date: Saturday, February 17, 2018
Prominent Figures of the Art World Launch Ad in Dutch Paper Het Parool: Call Ruf Back Prominent figures of the international art world launched a page-long ad in the Dutch paper, willing Beatrix Ruf back to the Stedelijk Museum.
Article date: Friday, February 16, 2018
The Blanton Museum of Art Unveils Monumental Building Designed by Ellsworth Kelly In January 2015, the renowned American artist Ellsworth Kelly gifted to the Blanton Museum of Art the design concept for his most monumental work, a 2,715-square-foot stone building with luminous colored glass windows, a totemic wood sculpture, and fourteen black and white marble panels.
Article date: Thursday, February 15, 2018
Art Paris Art Fair Celebrates Its 20th Anniversary 2018 marks the 20th anniversary of Art Paris Art Fair. Since its foundation in 1999, the fair has established itself as Paris’ leading modern and contemporary spring art event. The 2018 edition will play host to 142 galleries from 23 different countries providing an overview of European art from the post-war years to the current day, while leaving room for the new horizons of international creation from Latin America, Africa, Asia and the Middle East.
Article date: Wednesday, February 14, 2018
Symbolism in Art: Anish Kapoor – Mirrors Mirrors have always taken a prominent and symbolic role in myth and fairytale. Narcissus fell in love with his own reflection in the mirror of a still lake, whilst the wicked stepmother would ask her mirror to flatter her with her famous line ‘mirror, mirror on the wall…”
Article date: Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Art of the Year - 1963 The 1960’s was one of the most important decades in 20th-century art. Styles and movements that arose during this time include Pop Art, Op Art, Minimalism, Conceptual Art, Performance Art and Arte Povera among countless other styles and movements.
Article date: Tuesday, February 13, 2018
The Kunstmuseum Basel Celebrates 50 Years of The Picasso Story The Kunstmuseum in Basel is the proud home of several original Picasso artworks, but the story of how the museum came to possess the pieces is perhaps even more interesting than the works themselves.
Article date: Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Art Institute of Chicago Announced Acquisition of Marcel Duchamp’s Readymade Bottle Rack The Art Institute of Chicago announced today a collection-changing acquisition of Marcel Duchamp’s boundary breaking readymade Bottle Rack (1914/59). Signed by Duchamp in 1960 for its owner—a young Robert Rauschenberg—this ever-provocative and still astonishing work has a deep connection to two significant artists who radically challenged and redefined our notions of “art” and changed the course of art history.
Article date: Friday, February 9, 2018
Serpentine Pavilion 2018 Designed by Frida Escobedo Architect Frida Escobedo, celebrated for dynamic projects that reactivate urban space, has been commissioned to design the Serpentine Pavilion 2018.
Article date: Thursday, February 8, 2018
Art Rotterdam: A Special Focus on Projection & Video Art The nineteenth edition of Art Rotterdam is located in the iconic Van Nellefabriek from Thursday, 8 February to Sunday, 11 February.
Article date: Wednesday, February 7, 2018
Jamie Fobert Architects Appointed to Transform The National Portrait Gallery The National Portrait Gallery has appointed Jamie Fobert Architects to lead its £35.5m transformation following an international selection process.
Article date: Tuesday, February 6, 2018
Sources Around MSK Ghent Museum Explain What Really Happened with Russian Avant-Garde Presentation As many will have read and seen, the allegations made against the MSK and its presentation of the Russian avant-garde art from the Dieleghem Foundation within the permanent collection have taken on large proportions with claims backed until now with little verifiable evidence. Why has the attack on the MSK Ghent museum been disproportionate, and why is the reaction of the art market nervous?
Article date: Tuesday, February 6, 2018
Art of the Year - 1962 The 1960’s was one of the most important decades in 20th-century art. Styles and movements that arose during this time include Pop Art, Op Art, Minimalism, Conceptual Art, Performance Art and Arte Povera among countless other styles and movements.
Article date: Sunday, February 4, 2018
Damien Hirst Opening Up on Instagram Damien Hirst’s Instagram has shown a noticeably different tone since January 9, one that is more open and personal.
Article date: Friday, February 2, 2018
Addendum: Art Under Attack Vol.2: Art Resilience & the Responsibility to Protect Athens, 2018: On January 9, ArtDependence had warned of the very sad and perilous momentum building up in the capital of Greece, Athens, and its beautiful Riviera. It warned of a risk posed to art, reason, openness, freedom of expression, tolerance and acceptance.
Article date: Thursday, February 1, 2018
Symbolism in Art: The Cow Damien Hirst is a central figure in contemporary art. One of the wealthiest living artists, his work divides opinions and he has become synonymous with shock value an displays of dead or decaying animal corpses.
Article date: Wednesday, January 31, 2018
Museum Ludwig Currently Researching Authenticity of Russian Avant-Garde Collection Holdings International attention has come to the fact that much avant-garde art being shown in museums around the world is of questionable authenticity.
Article date: Monday, January 29, 2018
The Birth House of Malevich Discovered in Kyiv Kazimir Malevich is one of the key figures in avant-garde art. His life and oeuvre has been researched in detail and dozens of books about him are published every year all over the globe. However, it seems that there are still lagoons to be filled and mysteries to be solved. Like the one of his birth house.
Article date: Thursday, January 25, 2018
Right of Answer from the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam on Ettore Sottsass Exhibition Pursuant to the statement issued yesterday by Barbara Radice and Ernest Mourmans, heirs to Ettore Sottsass Estate, the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam has issued a right of answer comment.
Article date: Tuesday, January 23, 2018
Ettore Sottsass Estate Comments on Stedelijk Museum Decision to Cancel Sottsass Exhibition Mrs. Barbara Radice, widow of Ettore Sottsass and Mr. Ernest Mourmans, design manufacturer and close friend of Ettore Sottsass have issued the following statement on the Stedelijk Museum's decision to cancel the Ettore Sottsass exhibition:
Article date: Saturday, January 20, 2018
At the Innermost Layer Friends of the fine arts in Brussels had the opportunity to enjoy a beautiful opening this Thursday at the Bernier-Eliades Gallery , unveiling the new solo exhibition of Kostas Sahpazis, a contemporary Greek sculptor.
Article date: Thursday, January 4, 2018
M HKA (Antwerp, Belgium) Prepares for the Future The M HKA Museum of Contemporary Art in Antwerp has installed a new board and is also overseen by Museum Director Bart De Baere and Museum President Herman De Bode.

Interviews

Article date: Wednesday, January 24, 2018
Abstraction in Photography: An Elusive Unattainable Absolute. An Interview with Ukrainian Photographer Mikhail Palinchak Mikhail Palinchak (born 1985 in Uzhgorod, Ukraine) is well-known street, reportage and documentary photographer residing and working in Kiev. Palinchak has created work in a wide range of different regions across the Ukraine, narrating a modern history of his country through personal observations.
Article date: Monday, January 22, 2018
Fully Automated Networks Making Art Across the Financial World and Systems of Belief in the Work of Fabio Lattanzi Antinori Fabio Lattanzi Antinori: I am an artist working in a range of mediums from sculpture, print, sound, text to interactive installations. My work lies at the intersection of different disciplines, that is why I often collaborate with other artists, thinkers, designers, engineers, scientists and researchers.
Article date: Thursday, January 11, 2018
“I Shoot All Classes and I Am Fascinated by Everyone in Their Environment. I Am Very Democratic.”  An Interview with Martin Parr Martin Parr is one of the most recognizable documentary photographers of our time. His work can be accurately determined by the richness and brightness of colors and the “distant eye” angle, which has the power to make you laugh and cry, all at the same time.

Symbolism in Art

Article date: Friday, January 5, 2018
Symbolism in Art: The Pumpkin “I would confront the spirit of the pumpkin, forgetting everything else and concentrating my mind entirely on the form before me…I spent as much as a month facing a single pumpkin.” Yayoi Kusama.

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

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