July 2018

Cover Stories

Article date: Monday, July 30, 2018
"I Like When Materials and Shapes React, Speak and Exist." - An Interview with Lucia Bru

Sculpture is one of Lucia Bru’s creative activities, where she questions our knowledge and perception of materials such as stone, glass, cement. In the artist's hands, they turn into objects of a deceptive appearance: made from cold and invulnerable matter and turned into unexpectedly delicate, tender, enticing and fragile forms.

Article date: Saturday, July 28, 2018
Art-Philosophy Student Sells Soul, Literally

Back in Michelangelo’s day an artist might find a wealthy patron to support both their profession and their finances; with the invention of the crowdsourcing website Patreon artists can now ask fans to support their work through tiered donations or a subscription-based service...

Article date: Thursday, July 26, 2018
A Double Meditative Paradise under One Roof:  Congo Tales Meets Gerhard Richter in Barberini Museum, Potsdam

This time I was positively surprised by the two exhibitions which are now on show under one roof, occupying the vast, high-ceilinged galleries of the museum: The Tales of Congo. Stories from Mbomo and Gerhard Richter.

Article date: Monday, July 23, 2018
Xenos-Akram Kahn

Influential rasping live music accompanies beautiful, soft and strong movements that are grand, clear and emphasised, allowing one to reflect upon the fragility of human being and its immense cruelty.

Article date: Monday, July 23, 2018
Illustrator Jim Kay on Bringing the World of Harry Potter to Life

Fans of the series will be familiar with the illustrated Harry Potter books. Jim Kay is the man behind the images and ArtDependence had the opportunity to catch up with him to find out more about how he brought the series to life in visual images.

Article date: Sunday, July 22, 2018
Presidential Museums and Libraries: Special Focus on the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library

ArtDependence Magazine has collaborated with some of the most renowned Presidential Museums and Libraries in the United States to learn about how they conserve and collect artifacts and objects of historical and scientific importance for research and public presentation.

Article date: Friday, July 13, 2018
Fascinated Abandoned Locations - Philippe van Wolputte

Philippe van Wolputte’s installations, interventions and collages show or suggest possibilities for abandoned, neglected locations which have an important function in the memory and the social landscape of a city, and in a way possess a beauty of their own.

Article date: Wednesday, July 11, 2018
An interview with rainmakers: RANDOM INTERNATIONAL

RANDOM INTERNATIONAL was founded in 2005 by Hannes Koch and Florian Ortkrass. They invite their public to engage and participate with highly technological and experimental artworks. The studio today consists of a wider team of more than 20 based in London and Berlin.

Article date: Monday, July 9, 2018
´69 Positions´ by Mette Ingvartsen

Starting from quotations of relevant art historians and choreographers of the ’60 in the USA, Mette Ingvartsen arrives to the present days reconsidering the importance of interactive, collaborative, participatory choreographies.

Article date: Sunday, July 8, 2018
Preparing for Darkness, Dystopian Realities and Desolations: Interview with Berlin-based Curator Uwe Goldenstein

Uwe Goldenstein, curator and founder of the Berlin-based gallery and network SELECTED ARTISTS: “Probably there was a lack of melancholy in museums and that’s the reason for the success.”

Article date: Thursday, July 5, 2018
A Voice from the Border

Brazilian artist Jota Mombaça –who identifies as gender fluid- uses their writings and performances to describe how the art world is a space they run across because their “body” is not authorized to inhabit it.

Article date: Tuesday, July 3, 2018
The Art World’s Introspection: A Conversation with the curators of the X Berlin Biennale

The biennale of chief curator Gabi Ngcobo and her team –Nomaduma Rosa Masilela, Serubiri Moses, Thiago de Paula Souza and Yvette Mutumba- wasn’t built to be didactic, or to present art as a possible savior of todays society.

Article date: Monday, July 2, 2018
The Aestheticized Interview with Video Artist Tom Skipp

Tom Skipp is British video artist, translator and exhibition curator living in Madrid, Spain. He studied at the Arts Educational School in the Barbican, London and at Warwick University.

Article date: Wednesday, June 27, 2018
10 Questions: Ewa Axelrad

Ewa Axelrad’s works have rather a distinct quality; simultaneously managing to attract and discomfort the viewer. Whilst realising that one is confronted with ideas that will likely cause unease, there is something in the material and formality of the works that compels the viewer to keep staring.

Lead Stories

Article date: Thursday, August 2, 2018
Cancellation of the Exhibition "Joan Jonas: A Pioneer of Video and Performance" Due to the difficult financial situation created by past management mistakes, Haus der Kunst is forced to cancel the exhibition on Joan Jonas planned for Autumn 2018.
Article date: Thursday, August 2, 2018
80 Years’ War. The Birth of the Netherlands This year is the 450th anniversary of the outbreak of the Eighty Years’ War, and to mark the event the Rijksmuseum is holding an exhibition entitled '80 Years’ War. The Birth of the Netherlands'.
Article date: Wednesday, August 1, 2018
MOCA Board of Trustees Appoints Klaus Biesenbach as Next Director Following a wide-ranging international search, the Board of Trustees of The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, yesterday voted to appoint the internationally acclaimed museum director Klaus Biesenbach as MOCA’s next director.
Article date: Monday, July 30, 2018
When Surrealism Met a Surreal Reality In the International Surrealist Exhibition of 1940 –a milestone in Mexico’s art history- artists like Antonio Ruiz and Frida Kahlo were framed as the country’s representatives of the avant-garde movement. Yet the world-view they portrayed was radically different.
Article date: Thursday, July 26, 2018
Open Call for the Design of the New M HKA in Antwerp The Flemish Minister for Culture, Sven Gat, together with the city of Antwerp will commence procedures to construct a new building that will house the Antwerp Museum of Contemporary Art (M HKA).
Article date: Wednesday, July 25, 2018
The Cleveland Museum of Art Announces Establishment of Center for Chinese Paintings Conservation The Cleveland Museum of Art (CMA) has collected exceptional Chinese paintings since its earliest days and has one of the most distinguished collections in the West.
Article date: Tuesday, July 24, 2018
Christie’s Continues to Lead Art Market Sales up 26% to Almost £3 Billion Continued global demand, audience engagement with the diversity of collecting categories and the historic Rockefeller sales helped drive a 26% rise in Christie’s overall sales to almost £3bn ($4bn, up 35%) compared to £2.35bn in the first half of 2017.
Article date: Tuesday, July 24, 2018
Pierre Bonnard: The Colour of Memory In January 2019 Tate Modern will stage the UK’s first major Pierre Bonnard exhibition in 20 years, showing the work of this innovative and much-loved French painter in a new light.
Article date: Tuesday, July 24, 2018
New Museum Appoints V. Mitch McEwen as Curator of Ideascity and Announces Next Cities Lisa Phillips, Toby Devan Lewis Director, and Karen Wong, Deputy Director of the New Museum, cofounders of IdeasCity, today announced the appointment of V. Mitch McEwen as Curator of IdeasCity, the institution’s high-profile, multi-pronged initiative that explores the future of cities with culture as a driving force.
Article date: Sunday, July 22, 2018
Open Letter from Visit Flanders to Mark Zuckerberg about Rubens’ Breasts Indecent. This the word used to describe the breast, buttocks and cherubs of Peter Paul Rubens. Not by us, but by you.
Article date: Friday, July 20, 2018
Da Vinci's Salvator Mundi Will Be Exhibited from September Salvator Mundi by Leonardo da Vinci will be unveiled to the public at Louvre Abu Dhabi on September 18, 2018.
Article date: Friday, July 20, 2018
Trump-Putin TIME Magazine Cover The artist behind the cover, Nancy Burson, said she hopes it causes readers to reflect on the similarities between the two leaders.
Article date: Wednesday, July 18, 2018
Works of Bill Viola and Michelangelo Will Be Shown in Joint Exhibition at the Royal Academy In January 2019, RA brings together two artists – born centuries apart – who explore the same universal themes with works of transcendent beauty and raw emotional power.
Article date: Tuesday, July 17, 2018
The Recipients of the 30th PRAEMIUM IMPERIALE Last week the names of the five new Praemium Imperiale Laureates were announced in London, New York, Paris, Rome, Berlin and Tokyo. The 5 recipients are as follows...
Article date: Tuesday, July 17, 2018
Biennale Arte 2019: May You Live in Interesting Times The President of La Biennale di Venezia, Paolo Baratta, and the curator of the 58th International Art Exhibition, Ralph Rugoff, met the press yesterday at Ca’Giustinian to launch the Biennale Arte 2019, which will take place from May 11th to November 24th 2019 (Preview May 8th, 9th and 10th) at the Giardini and the Arsenale, as well as around other venues in Venice.
Article date: Saturday, July 14, 2018
Fondation Louis Vuitton Programme. Summer 2018 - Spring 2019 From opposite ends of the 20th century, from Europe – Vienna – to America – New York, the lives and works of Egon Schiele and Jean-Michel Basquiat are fascinating for their fleetingness and their intensity.
Article date: Friday, July 13, 2018
A New Record For Any Book Illustration A new auction record was set for any book illustration, when the original map of Winnie-the-Pooh’s Hundred Acre Wood by E.H. Shepard sold for £430,000.
Article date: Friday, July 13, 2018
Tomás Saraceno Seizes Entire Palais de Tokyo for Carte Blanche Palais de Tokyo invites Tomás Saraceno to take over the entirety of the 13,000 m2 of its exhibition spaces in Autumn 2018, for the fourth edition of its Cartes Blanches.
Article date: Wednesday, July 11, 2018
Acute Art Announces Daniel Birnbaum as New Director Acute Art is delighted to announce that Daniel Birnbaum will be joining its growing team as Director. Birnbaum, who currently holds the position of Director at Moderna Museet in Stockholm, will move to London where the company is based, and take up his position at the end of the year.
Article date: Wednesday, July 11, 2018
Thousands of Unseen Photographs by Andy Warhol Are Being Made Available to the Public The Andy Warhol Foundation will release tens of thousands of the artist’s previously unseen photographs for the first time, including intimate images of the artist’s celebrity friends and lovers.
Article date: Wednesday, July 11, 2018
Art of the Year - 1979 The Dinner Party, Judy Chicago, Mixed media, 1979 - Art of the Year.
Article date: Monday, July 9, 2018
Rijksmuseum Launches Escape Game This summer, the Rijksmuseum is launching its very own escape game in which players have to recover a secret formula that’s been stolen from a centuries-old book. Players will need to find the clues hidden among the 8,747 art treasures on display throughout the grand museum building.
Article date: Sunday, July 8, 2018
Monuments Marking the Geographical Centres of the Earth’s Continents The holiday season has begun and we’d like to share with you these images of monuments erected at the geographical centre points of each continent.
Article date: Friday, July 6, 2018
Met Museum Sets New Attendance Record with More Than 7.35 Million Visitors The Metropolitan Museum of Art announced that it welcomed more than 7.35 million visitors to its three locations—The Met Fifth Avenue, The Met Cloisters, and The Met Breuer—in the fiscal year that ended on June 30 (FY18).
Article date: Friday, July 6, 2018
Tate St Ives wins Art Fund Museum of the Year 2018 Tate St Ives has been announced as Art Fund Museum of the Year 2018, the largest and most prestigious museum prize in the world.
Article date: Thursday, July 5, 2018
The Hepworth Wakefield Announces Plans for Art Fund Museum of the Year 2017 Prize Money The Hepworth Wakefield announces that it will use its £100,000 Art Fund Museum of the Year 2017 prize money to acquire a significant contemporary sculpture for Wakefield’s art collection
Article date: Wednesday, July 4, 2018
SFMOMA Announces Its Exhibition Schedule The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) announced its compelling schedule of exhibitions opening at the museum this fall and winter.
Article date: Wednesday, July 4, 2018
Tate Announces 2019 Exhibition Highlights Tate announced highlights of its 2019 exhibitions for all four Tate galleries in London, Liverpool and St Ives.
Article date: Tuesday, July 3, 2018
Sites from Kenya, Oman and Saudi Arabia Inscribed on UNESCO World Heritage List The World Heritage Committee, meeting in Manama since 24 June under the chair of Shaikha Haya Bint Rashed al-Khalifa of Bahrain, inscribed three cultural sites on the World Heritage List.
Article date: Monday, July 2, 2018
The A.M. Qattan Foundation Opens its New Cultural Centre in Palestine The A.M. Qattan Foundation opened its new cultural centre in Ramallah, Palestine on Thursday 28 June 2018. The centre will house a number of public spaces for its various projects and activities, as well as its support services and administration.
Article date: Friday, June 29, 2018
Patricia Waller - Innocent The work is dedicated to children exposed to mistreatments and traumas. Different forms of emotional and physical violence, hunger, displacement, abandonment, children- soldiers, rape, sexual abuse and slavery, disfiguration and death are just some of the aspects of children ́s realities all over the world.
Article date: Monday, June 18, 2018
Major Discovery in van Eyck's Ghent Altarpiece, Adoration of the Mystic Lamb The Ghent Altarpiece, Adoration of the Mystic Lamb is a large and complex 15th-century polyptych from St. Bavo's Cathedral in Ghent, Belgium. The work is attributed to Early Flemish painters, brothers Hubert and Jan van Eyck.

Interviews

Article date: Wednesday, June 27, 2018
Presidential Museums and Libraries: Special Focus on the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library and Museum ArtDependence Magazine has collaborated with some of the most renowned Presidential Museums and Libraries in the United States to learn about how they conserve and collect artifacts and objects of historical and scientific importance for research and public presentation.
Article date: Wednesday, June 6, 2018
The Language of Art: An Interview with Joseph Kosuth A foremost pioneer in Conceptual and Installation art, Joseph Kosuth is well-noted for the language-based artworks and appropriation techniques defining his oeuvre since the 1960s. Throughout his career, Kosuth’s practice has centered on the role of language and meaning within art.

Symbolism in Art

Article date: Thursday, May 31, 2018
Symbolism in Art: Jeff Koons’ Balloon Dogs Jeff Koons’ reproduction balloon animals are amongst some of his most recognisable pieces. Usually rendered in a mirror-finished stainless steel in a variety of colours, the works reflect an element of childhood play and disposable culture but in a definitive, substantial form.
Article date: Saturday, May 5, 2018
Symbolism in Art: Tracey Emin’s Beds Contemporary English artist Tracey Emin (born 1963) is known for producing work that includes raw autobiography and elements of confession art. She uses a combination of found items, photography, film, sculpture and painting.

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