July 2016

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Article date: Tuesday, August 2, 2016
Juergen Teller to curate exhibition of works by Robert Mapplethorpe To coincide with what would have been the 70th birthday of the iconic American photographer Robert Mapplethorpe, Alison Jacques Gallery has invited acclaimed UK-based German photographer Juergen Teller to curate an exhibition of Mapplethorpe's work (18 November 2016 – 7 January 2017). Teller's selection will be drawn from the entire archive of the Mapplethorpe Foundation.
Article date: Saturday, July 30, 2016
The Armada Portrait of Elizabeth I saved The Armada Portrait of Elizabeth I – a masterpiece of the English Renaissance once owned by Sir Francis Drake – has been saved, thanks to the generosity of thousands of individuals, grant-making foundations and a major grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF).
Article date: Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Pussy Riot joins International art project Human Rights Tattoo with letter “S” Last weekend Sasha Adler, member of the Russian protest group Pussy Riot, gets one letter of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights tattooed on her rights shoulder. Why? “It's extremely important for people all over the world to know their rights and fight for them.”
Article date: Sunday, July 17, 2016
Dia Art Foundation to Permanently Install Lawrence Weiner's work Dia Art Foundation has announced that Lawrence Weiner's CADMIUM & MUD & TITANIUM & LEAD & FERROUS OXIDE & SO ON . . . (1991) will be hand painted onto the back facade of Dia:Beacon. This newly acquired work will be visible from the back lawn of the building as well as from the Metro-North Railroad trains that pass by the museum.
Article date: Wednesday, July 13, 2016
600 Collins Street awarded planning approval by the Victorian Government Located on the Western boundary of Melbourne’s Central Business District, at the nexus between Collins Street and the Docklands, 600 Collins Street is within an area of the city that is evolving into a new precinct in its own right. Melbourne’s renowned cultural attractions, festivals and community events contribute to the city’s listing as ‘the most liveable city in the world’.
Article date: Monday, July 11, 2016
Emeka Ogboh awarded the 2016 Prize of the Böttcherstraße in Bremen The jury of the Prize of the Böttcherstraße in Bremen announces Emeka Ogboh (nominated by Johan Holten, Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden) as the 2016 winner of the €30,000 prize. The award ceremony will be held on Sunday, 28 August at 11 am in the Kunsthalle Bremen. Works by the prize winner and the other nine nominated artists will remain on view at the Kunsthalle until 18 September 2016.
Article date: Thursday, July 7, 2016
Victoria and Albert Museum wins Art Fund Museum of the Year 2016 London's iconic museum of art and design was announced as the winner of the £100,000 prize by HRH The Duchess of Cambridge at a ceremony at the Natural History Museum.
Article date: Thursday, July 7, 2016
From 2 July to 2 October 2016 Marten & Oopjen will have a place of honour alongside The Night Watch at the Rijksmuseum Early this year the two Rembrandt portraits were bought together by the Netherlands and France, a unique event. From 2 July to 2 October 2016 Marten & Oopjen will have a place of honour alongside The Night Watch. The paintings will then be restored at the Rijksmuseum. Rembrandt painted the marriage portraits of the newly-weds Marten Soolmans and Oopjen Coppit in Amsterdam in 1634, when he was twenty-eight. The portraits, more than two metres high, remained in private hands for almost four centuries.
Article date: Wednesday, July 6, 2016
Artist Cheng Ran Selected for Three-Month Residency and Solo Exhibition, Opening at New Museum October 2016 The New Museum and the K11 Art Foundation (KAF) have announced a new partnership to support a residency and exhibition program for young Chinese artists. One of the most dynamic art institutions at work in Greater China today, KAF has, since 2010, supported a series of artist residencies in China and initiated major new productions by emerging Chinese artists internationally.
Article date: Wednesday, July 6, 2016
“Rainbow LOVE” by Laura Kimpton joins Grand Hyatt San Francisco impressive collection of locally commissioned art Grand Hyatt San Francisco has unveiled “Rainbow LOVE,” a site-specific sculpture by local artist Laura Kimpton. The sculpture is the highlight of a new public courtyard space bordering Grand Hyatt San Francisco. This is the eleventh piece of local art that has been commissioned for Grand Hyatt San Francisco.
Article date: Sunday, July 3, 2016
Museo del Prado announces finalists for architectural redesign Earlier this year, Museo del Prado announced a competition to determine the architectural firm that would be in charge of redesigning the Hall of Realms. The Prado plans to use the reconverted space to explore Spain’s history – focusing on the relationship between Spain and the Americas.
Article date: Friday, June 24, 2016
Brexit Referendum: cultural players comment A referendum with more than 30 million people voting to decide whether the UK should leave or remain in the European Union was held on Thursday 23 June. Leave won by 52% to 48% (51,9% to 48,1% to be precise). The turnout of 71,8% in a UK-wide vote was the highest one since the 1992 general election. Artdependence Magazine tried to contact UK galleries and public figures in cultural sphere to get their reactions on Brexit, however many admit that it is too early to assess the consequences.
Article date: Tuesday, June 21, 2016
Sotheby’s Two Highest Prices Achieved in London in Over Five Years Sotheby’s Impressionist & Modern Evening Sale Sees Two Highest Prices Achieved in London in Over Five Years
Article date: Monday, June 20, 2016
End of Show: Art Basel in Basel closed on Sunday The 47th edition of Art Basel in Basel closed on Sunday, June 19, 2016 amid reports of significant sales across all levels of the market. Art Basel 2016 attracted an attendance of 95,000 across the six show days, demonstrating its position as the central meeting point for the international artworld.
Article date: Monday, June 20, 2016
Magritte Museum: 7 years of international influence 7 years ago, in June 2009, the Magritte Museum opened its doors to the public. Today, over 2 million visitors have contemplated and continue to admire the largest art collection of Magritte in the world. The Museum has contributed to 19 international exhibitions, including in New York, Tokyo and soon also Paris and Frankfurt.

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

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