July 2017

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Article date: Sunday, August 20, 2017
Michel Villa is watching you

The young artist Michel Villa appropriates them and intervenes them to the painting. With social networks, our relationship with the body and the intimate has changed. The rise of social networks appeared as a fracture, a rupture in our social evolution. Every day, millions of images appear on social networks. We live in a hypersexualized society where we constantly face the representations of the body.

Article date: Thursday, July 13, 2017
Responses to Artdependence Article ‘Kurt Schwitters’ Final Merz Barn Under Threat’

Following the publication of our article ‘Kurt Schwitters’ Final Merz Barn Under Threat’ we received some comments on the content contained within. We post these here for your consideration:

Article date: Thursday, July 6, 2017
Is the Insurance Value of Picasso’s Guernica Close to 3 bln USD?

Every now and then an arts publication will release a top 10 ranking of some form: 10 best booths at an art fair, 10 best paintings at an art fair, 10 best museums, and so on. All of these lists are extremely subjective. They will vary widely according to who is writing them. You can only achieve an objective ranking by using pure data as your listing criteria. Artdependence reached out to Christies and Sothebys to gather information on the most expensive auction lots from September 2016 to June 2017. We used the data to create a list, ranking the top 10 most valuable pieces of art according to pure market value.

Article date: Tuesday, July 4, 2017
Kurt Schwitters’ Final Merz Barn Under Threat

“It is a priceless part of Europe’s modernist cultural and artistic legacy. We are doing our best not to let it be devalued or disrespected, but we need help.” Ian Hunter. Sometimes, as an arts journalist, you read something in the newspapers that fascinates you and compels you to find out more. The Guardian article “Kurt Schwitters’ Merz Barn under threat from property developers" by Hannah Ellis-Petersen was one of those articles for me. How is it possible that Schwitters’ Merz Bern, such an important piece of art history, could be under threat?

Article date: Monday, July 3, 2017
How much do you know about Dansaekhwa?  Hint: It is Korea’s most famous (and profitable) art movement.

If you are not particularly interested in contemporary Asian art the term "Dansaekhwa" (a.k.a Korean Monochrome Paintings or Korean Abstract Paintings) may have well gone under your radar. The popularity (and sales) of Dansaekhwa artist have enjoyed remarkable success in the past few years and in 2016 South Korea became the 10th largest art auction market in the world.

Lead Stories

Article date: Thursday, July 27, 2017
The Musée des Beaux-Arts of Tours presents the first retrospective dedicated to Joseph-Benoît Suvée The Musée des Beaux-Arts of Tours, in France, presents, from 21 October 2017 to 22 January 2018, the first retrospective dedicated to the Flemish Neo-Classical artist Joseph-Benoît Suvée.
Article date: Wednesday, July 26, 2017
Olaf Nicolai has been awarded with Karl Sczuka Prize The artist Olaf Nicolai has been awarded with the international renowned Karl Sczuka Prize for audio drama 2017 for his soundpiece IN THE WOODS THERE IS A BIRD... The work was commissioned by documenta 14 radio program / Every Time A Ear di Soun and by Deutschlandfunk Kultur.
Article date: Friday, July 21, 2017
The Summer Opening of Buckingham Palace The Summer Opening of Buckingham Palace is 22 July - 1 October 2017. Royal Gifts, the special exhibition at the Summer Opening of the Palace in 2017, will tell the story of The Queen’s reign through a wide-ranging display of official gifts presented to Her Majesty during the past 65 years.
Article date: Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Robert Rauschenberg Examines the Art and Tumultuous Politics of the 1964 Venice Biennale in His New Documentary “The film puts in context a moment of optimism and international outreach that seems particularly pertinent at this moment as an illumination of what art makes possible and what soft power can do,” says Amei Wallach, producer and director. “The electrifying footage we shot in Venice this spring will bridge past and present to explore the meaning of art and globalism today.”
Article date: Monday, July 17, 2017
ART STAGE Jakarta, Indonesia's premier international art fair, returns for its second edition ART STAGE Jakarta, Indonesia's premier international art fair, returns for its second edition at Sheraton Grand Jakarta Gandaria City Hotel from 11 to 13 August 2017. As the bridge between the global art world and Southeast Asia's largest and most dynamic contemporary art scene, ART STAGE Jakarta is the world's platform to discover and engage with Indonesia's artists, collectors and galleries. The Fair also offers audiences the most comprehensive and up to date insights into Southeast Asia's fast growing contemporary art scenes.
Article date: Friday, July 14, 2017
Paris Photo announces 149 galleries and 31 publishers for 2017 Paris Photo, the leading international fair dedicated to photography, will be held from 9 to 12 November 2017, at the Grand Palais. With 180 exhibitors, including galleries, publishers and art book dealers, making up the main sector, the 2017 edition will be characterized by an ambitious and original programme, presenting the best of the photographic medium in all of its diversity.
Article date: Monday, July 10, 2017
Eight new sites inscribed on UNESCO’s World Heritage List The World Heritage Committee meeting held in Krakow inscribed cultural sites in Denmark, France, Germany, Iran, Poland, and the Russian Federation, along with one that spans Croatia, Italy and Montenegro.
Article date: Saturday, July 1, 2017
Diamonds and Circles, works in situ, by Daniel Buren A new permanent commission for Tottenham Court Road station in London to open 3 July 2017.
Article date: Friday, June 30, 2017
Rubens House presents David Bowie’s Tintoretto The Rubens House has the privilege of unveiling David Bowie’s Tintoretto. The British rock star owned St Catherine by the Venetian painter Jacopo Tintoretto (1518–1594) for over 30 years. Following Bowie’s death in 2016, his exceptional art collection was auctioned on 10 November that same year at Sotheby’s in London.
Article date: Thursday, June 22, 2017
The Philadelphia Museum of Art Announces Recent Acquisitions The Philadelphia Museum of Art has announced a number of new acquisitions that will significantly enrich its collection. Among the works that have been recently acquired are: a group of contemporary films and videos and Japanese ink paintings mounted as handscrolls, hanging scrolls, and folding screens.
Article date: Wednesday, June 21, 2017
ARTZUID	2017 international sculpture biennial AMSTERDAM	Curator Rudi Fuchs: Mondriaan’s influence on Dutch sculpture! Fifty monumental abstract sculptures by Dutch artists are positioned in Berlage’s Art Deco district in Amsterdam South. The sculpture biennial follows the theme year ‘Mondriaan to Dutch Design – 100 Years of De Stijl’ and shows the influence of the Dutch art movement De Stijl (The Style) on sculpture.
Article date: Sunday, June 18, 2017
The Whitney to receive two key paintings, a Hopper and a Hassam Adam D. Weinberg, the Alice Pratt Brown Director of the Whitney Museum of American Art, had announced that an anonymous donor has promised two major prewar American paintings to the Museum's permanent collection: Edward Hopper's 1932 painting City Roofs and Childe Hassam’s Allied Flags, April 1917, also known as Allied Flags, Union League Club (1917).


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