January 2018

Cover Stories

Article date: Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Art, Technology & the Modern Era: An Interview with Lynn Hershman Leeson

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

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

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: Monday, January 29, 2018

The Birth House of Malevich Discovered in Kyiv

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: Friday, January 26, 2018

Shooting from the Hip: An Interview with Neil Jenney

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

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.


Article date: Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Abstraction in Photography: An Elusive Unattainable Absolute. An Interview with Ukrainian Photographer Mikhail Palinchak

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

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 18, 2018

Did Da Vinci and His Workshop Create a Copy of ‘The Last Supper’? An Interview with Doctor Jean-Pierre Isbouts

Did Da Vinci and His Workshop Create a Copy of ‘The Last Supper’?  An Interview with Doctor Jean-Pierre Isbouts

Is it possible that a detailed canvas copy of Da Vinci’s Last Supper, overseen by Da Vinci himself, could have hung, unrecognised on the wall of a remote convent in Belgium for the last 450 years?


Article date: Wednesday, January 17, 2018

“My Two Passions Were Painting, And Working With Wild Animals.” ArtDependence Talks to Sanam Khatibi

“My Two Passions Were Painting, And Working With Wild Animals.” ArtDependence Talks to Sanam Khatibi

Born in Iran and now based in Brussels, Sanam Khatibi embraces a broad range of artistic techniques, from sculpture and embroidery to painting and pencil drawing. Dealing with animal instincts and primal nature, her work contains echoes of Renaissance paintings and contemporary themes of power, gender and dominance.


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

“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.


Article date: Wednesday, January 10, 2018

The Monolith: An Interview with Film Director Angelo J. Guglielmo, Jr., Editor Rosie Walunas and Artist Gwyneth Leech

The Monolith: An Interview with Film Director Angelo J. Guglielmo, Jr., Editor Rosie Walunas and Artist Gwyneth Leech

The Monolith offers a visually striking documentary short about celebrated New York City artist, Gwyneth Leech.


Article date: Thursday, January 4, 2018

M HKA (Antwerp, Belgium) Prepares for the Future

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

Displacing Reality: An Interview with Alex Prager
Article date: Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Displacing Reality: An Interview with Alex Prager


The lines between reality and fiction are effectually merged in Alex Prager’s precise, meticulously-crafted images. In her latest series of theatrical photography, Prager explores notions of artifice and congruence, challenging the audience’s implicit expectations with novel twists on familiar narratives.

Lead Stories

Museum Ludwig Currently Researching Authenticity of Russian Avant-Garde Collection Holdings
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.

Right of Answer from the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam on Ettore Sottsass Exhibition
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.

Ettore Sottsass Estate Comments on Stedelijk Museum Decision to Cancel Sottsass Exhibition
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:

Art of the Year - 1961
Article date: Monday, January 22, 2018

Art of the Year - 1961


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.

Conceptual Artist Jill Magid Has Won the 2017 Calder Prize
Article date: Sunday, January 21, 2018

Conceptual Artist Jill Magid Has Won the 2017 Calder Prize


The Calder Foundation announced that conceptual artist Jill Magid has won the 2017 Calder Prize

At the Innermost Layer
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.

Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam Reacts to Cancellation of Exhibition
Article date: Saturday, January 20, 2018

Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam Reacts to Cancellation of Exhibition


The Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam regrets to announce that the retrospective of Ettore Sottsass (1917-2007), which was planned for this spring, has been cancelled.

Art of the Year - 1960
Article date: Friday, January 19, 2018

Art of the Year - 1960


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.


Downtownbrussels.art  Look Out, Uptown! Here Comes Downtown!
Article date: Friday, January 12, 2018

Downtownbrussels.art Look Out, Uptown! Here Comes Downtown!


Downtown Brussels is a fantastic place to stay. It’s the part of the city northwest of the central axis, up to and including the canal zone. A bit rough, a bit dirty, but very creative and edgy. It is therefore not surprising that more and more contemporary artists, galleries and museums are establishing themselves in the lower city.

Art Cologne Announces Participating Galleries 2018
Article date: Thursday, January 11, 2018

Art Cologne Announces Participating Galleries 2018


200 top international galleries and high-calibre newcomers from 31 countries: the 52th edition of ART COLOGNE (19–22 April 2018) will host a line-up of exhibitors unmatched in the German art market.

Exhibition of New Works by Damien Hirst to Go on Show in State Rooms at Houghton Hall
Article date: Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Exhibition of New Works by Damien Hirst to Go on Show in State Rooms at Houghton Hall


A series of new paintings by Damien Hirst entitled Colour Space will be installed in the State Rooms at Houghton Hall for the exhibition Damien Hirst at Houghton Hall from 25 March – 15 July 2018.

Symbolism In Art

Symbolism in Art: The Pumpkin
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

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

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