June 2016

Cover Stories

Article date: Saturday, May 14, 2016
“For me, art is an immersion” – an interview with Clara Feder, founder of the “Dreamchain” project

“What is my place in the world? What have I accomplished so far, and how can I improve things around me?” All of us, from time to time, ask ourselves such questions. Clara Feder, a transmedia artist with a focus on photography and participatory projects, decided to turn these questions into the focus of one of her research projects: “Dreamchain”. The concept of “Dreamchain” is to invite women from the art world to answer the most present and pressing question of all times: “How can we build a better world?”

Article date: Tuesday, May 10, 2016
“Art is meant to be about transformation and bronze transforms rubbish into art” - an interview with Keith Coventry

If there is an artist that has managed to address drug addiction, junk food, prostitution and racism in the framework of the Modernist aesthetics and bring it to major galleries, it’s Keith Coventry. Committed to approaching London’s most rooted social issues since the early eighties, he is well known for being one of the founding members of City Racing. The space was run by John Burgess, Matt Hale, Paul Noble, Peter Owen and Coventry between 1988 and 1998 and is considered one of the most remarkable artist-led galleries from the 90s. ... We met Keith Coventry to talk about his recent work, his sources of inspiration and about a time in London when it was possible to run an artist-led space on an exhibition budget of just £100.

Lead Stories

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.
Article date: Monday, June 20, 2016
Casting Down Falsehood by Truth, a show featuring works of contemporary art from the AGIVERONA Collection As of Saturday 25 June, some of Siena's finest historic buildings are opening to the public as part of the exhibition entitled Che il vero possa confutare il falso - Casting Down Falsehood by Truth, a show featuring works of contemporary art from the AGIVERONA Collection, curated by Luigi Fassi and Alberto Salvadori.
Article date: Sunday, June 19, 2016
V&A announces partnership with State Tretyakov Gallery and Vogue Russia The V&A has announced a major three-way partnership between the State Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow and Vogue Russia. The collaboration, which builds on the V&A’s ongoing relationship in and with Russia, will see the partners collectively develop and curate a major new exhibition.
Article date: Saturday, June 18, 2016
Impressions from Art Basel 2016 Despite the lackluster figures during this spring’s auction season, Art Basel secured several big sales since day one, cementing (once and for all?) its reputation as the world’s primary art fair. Evidently, many collectors have been saving their bucks for Basel – and, of course, all galleries save their best for Basel.
Article date: Saturday, June 18, 2016
Art Basel 2016: Anna Oppermann In order to understand the picture’s composition, we need to imagine its beginnings as a still life of drawings, tulips and photographs on the pink sheet, which the artist photographed, then printed onto photo canvas and finally colourised. All the other image canvases of this “ensemble” – as Anna Oppermann calls her compilations of images, texts and things – were created in the same way.
Article date: Friday, June 17, 2016
Art Basel today, through the eyes of Artdependence. Part 2 Since 1970, Art Basel’s goal has been to connect the world's premier galleries and their patrons, as well serving as a meeting point for the international art world. Now, over forty years later, its three fairs - in Basel, Hong Kong and Miami Beach rank as the premier shows of their kind, presenting 20th and 21st century art with a strong curatorial perspective.
Article date: Friday, June 17, 2016
Art Basel 2016: Anish Kapoor Anish Kapoor had long been eager to work with crystal, drawn by the fascination of its fragility and unpredictability. Two years ago, in London, a creative venture was born from his meeting with Silvio Denz, Chairman and CEO of LALIQUE. Assisted by Galleria Massimo Minini, Anish Kapoor was able to explore working with crystal, a medium that was new to him. The shape he lent to this magical material, the work we see today, measures 1.3 metres across, curve upon curve. Sleek, languid and extremely delicate, it is like a jewel, balanced in the middle of an imposing slab of marble.
Article date: Thursday, June 16, 2016
Art Basel today, through the eyes of Artdependence. Part 1 Much has been posted about Art Basel 2016 recently, including rain photos and fair's highlights. Here is our selection of Must See booths and works. Once again, 286 premier galleries to show at Art Basel's 47th edition. The show presents a diverse geographical selection of leading international galleries from 33 countries
Article date: Wednesday, June 15, 2016
FEAGA awards 2016 The Federation of European Art Galleries Association ( F.E.A.G.A. ) represents the political interests of over 2000 modern and contemporary art galleries in the EU and Switzerland. Therefore FEAGA is active in the european policy in Brussels, lobbying for issues such as the reduced cultural VAT rate. FEAGA also started an initiative to broaden public interest in the profession of galleries and created the first European Gallery Award. The award ceremony takes place annually in the context of the art fair ART BASEL.
Article date: Monday, June 13, 2016
In anticipation of Art Basel 2016: Hans Op de Beeck With the immersive monumental installations The Collector's House, Hans Op de Beeck aims to fully maximise the viewer’s experience. The viewer enters a strange Gesamtkunstwerk; a black and white neoclassical evocation of a private room, a place that is a cross between a Wunderkammer-like lounge with grand piano, an art library and a museum drawing room.
Article date: Monday, June 13, 2016
In anticipation of Art Basel 2016: Tracey Emin Since 1995 Emin has produced neon artworks based on her own handwriting to express her inner thoughts in a confessional tone. Emin’s use of neon is inspired by her childhood memories of the neon illuminations in the English seaside town of Margate where she grew up.
Article date: Friday, June 10, 2016
Fleming and Gates Named 2016 Harman-Eisner Artists in Residence at Aspen Institute The Aspen Institute Arts Program is pleased to announce that soprano and musical ambassador Renée Fleming and artist and activist Theaster Gates will serve as its 2016 Harman-Eisner Artists in Residence. In this role, Fleming and Gates will participate at the Aspen Ideas Festival (June 26 – July 2) and engage in Institute activities throughout the year in New York, Washington, DC, and elsewhere.
Article date: Thursday, June 9, 2016
Moco Museum brings Banksy to the streets of Amsterdam Banksy: Laugh Now, an exhibition organised by Moco Museum Amsterdam is taking place until July 3, 2016. The exhibition contains around 50 original works by Street Art legend Banksy. For the first time in history there is a Banksy exhibition in a museum.
Article date: Monday, June 6, 2016
NPR Photographer, David Gilkey Killed In Afghanistan David Gilkey, an NPR photojournalist who chronicled pain and beauty in war and conflict, was killed in Afghanistan on Sunday along with NPR's Afghan interpreter Zabihullah Tamanna.
Article date: Sunday, June 5, 2016
Trevor Paglen wins the Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize 2016 Trevor Paglen has been awarded the Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize 2016 in London on Thursday night at a special ceremony in the Photographers’ Gallery. The annual award comes with a prize money of 30,000 GBP and recognizes a photographer who has made an important contribution to contemporary photography in Europe in the previous twelve months.
Article date: Saturday, June 4, 2016
WILLIAM EGGLESTON is now exclusively represented by DAVID ZWIRNER As stated by David Zwirner, “We are honored to welcome William Eggleston to the gallery. One of the most important artists of our time, his painterly understanding of color and unmatched eye continue to exert an indisputable influence on visual culture.”
Article date: Saturday, June 4, 2016
Christie’s to sell The Private Collection of President and Mrs. Ronald Reagan Christie's announces it has been entrusted with the sale of The Private Collection of President and Mrs. Ronald Reagan, the celebrated 40th President and First Lady of the United States. This landmark auction is slated for September 2016 to coincide with Christie’s Americana Week sales series in New York.
Article date: Wednesday, June 1, 2016
Fear of content at Berlin Biennale Berlin Biennale (4 June - 18 September 2016), held every other year, the Berlin Biennale turns various locations in the city into galleries for contemporary art. Fear of content is one of the main themes at this year Berlin Biennale and it opens op for a significant debate regarding the state of mind of the world today as well as the role of art in the society.
Article date: Tuesday, May 31, 2016
Extending Tate Modern: a modest proposal As they put the finishing touches to the museum’s £260 million extension, you might be forgiven for the following heresy: Tate Modern would be better if they made it smaller rather than larger. At the latest estimates, the gallery draws 5.7 million visitors each year. It was designed to accommodate less than half that number. So clearly there is a numerical need for more space, and there is a well founded belief that if you build such things as this, they will come. If six million people want to visit Bankside each year for the express purpose of looking at art, who could possibly object?
Article date: Monday, May 30, 2016
Famous artist JR makes the pyramid of the Louvre disappear Invited by the "world's largest museum", JR chooses one of its symbols, the pyramid of the Louvre, to make it disappear thanks to a surprising anamorphosis.


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