January 2017

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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.
Article date: Sunday, December 25, 2016
Manifesta 12 in Palermo appointed OMA as Creative Mediator Leoluca Orlando, Mayor of the City of Palermo, Hedwig Fijen, Director of Manifesta, and Ippolito Pestellini Laparelli, partner at OMA, are delighted to announce the Creative Mediator team for the 12th edition of Manifesta, held in Palermo, Italy, 2018.
Article date: Sunday, December 18, 2016
Hockney’s home city dedicates gallery to his work The city of Bradford has announced plans to dedicate a gallery to the work of David Hockney, born there in 1937. The city’s Cartwright Hall will house The David Hockney Gallery, which will include a range of his works, from early sketches to familiar paintings, his latest iPad drawings, plus prints and photographs.
Article date: Friday, December 9, 2016
Baldessari designs 19th vehicle for BMW Art Car Collection The BMW Art Car collection has recently added a new entry – this time, the designer is none other than the great American master of conceptual art, John Baldessari. Since 1975, a total of 17 international artists have been asked to create BMW Art Cars, utilizing as their ‘base’ one of BMW’s contemporary automobiles.
Article date: Thursday, December 8, 2016
Cézanne portraits visit London, Paris, Washington, DC An exhibition focusing on the portrait works of Paul Cézanne is due to make the rounds through London, Paris and Washington DC, starting next year. This exhibition is a collaboration by part of the Musée d’Orsay, the National Portrait Gallery of London, and Washington’s National Gallery of Art, with John Elderfield of the Museum of Modern Art in New York assuming the role of curator.
Article date: Wednesday, December 7, 2016
Science Museum opens a new mathematics gallery, designed by Zaha Hadid Architects On 8 December 2016 the Science Museum will open an inspirational new mathematics gallery, designed by Zaha Hadid Architects.
Article date: Monday, December 5, 2016
Life stories of artworks reveal plenty about their creators Perhaps it is because we do not fully understand art, that writers on the subject have such frequent recourse to accounts of encounters with the artists themselves. It is a genre as old as art history; so when Georgio Vasari chronicled the renaissance it was not painting by painting, but painter by painter.


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.
Article date: Wednesday, December 21, 2016
Building a Temple on the Moon: Interview with Jorge Mañes Rubio "My name is Jorge Mañes Rubio. I’m a Spanish artist based in Amsterdam and I’m currently artist in residence at the European Space Agency. Currently, I’m working on building a temple on the Moon - I would say that this is already quite a nice dream project!" - in interview with Jorge Mañes Rubio, conducted by Etienne Verbist.
Article date: Monday, December 19, 2016
Interview with PEPE FONT DE MORA, director of FOTO COLECTANIA FOUNDATION in Barcelona “There are a lot of institutions in this city, but probably photography hasn’t crystallised in Barcelona to have the importance that it deserves.” - an interview with PEPE FONT DE MORA, director of FOTO COLECTANIA FOUNDATION in Barcelona. When Pepe Font de Mora, director of the Foto Colectania Foundation, describes what he thinks a centre of photography should be, he refers to ideas like collaborating, preserving and adapting to the times. With fifteen years under its belt, the Foundation has positioned itself as one of the reference centres of photography in Barcelona and Spain.

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