June 2018

Cover Stories

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
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 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.

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.

Article date: Wednesday, June 6, 2018
Cutting Paper Portraits of Strangers: from Subway to Classroom

The title Lu gives himself – “master paper portrait cutter” – is one he carried for five decades. This 63-year-old Chinese art teacher also knows carving, sculpting and calligraphy. “Arts are intertwined,” Lu says in Mandarin.

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.

Article date: Thursday, May 24, 2018
Interview with Alexander Tuteleers – Founder & CEO of ArtAssistant

"As the world at large becomes increasingly digitized, so is the art market. As such, it’s an area which is currently going through a tipping point, one which provides immense opportunities."

Article date: Wednesday, May 23, 2018
The Picasso Museum Welcomes Diego Giacometti: Interview with Curator François Dareau

Currently, the collection includes more than 5000 works and tens of thousands of archival documents dedicated to the Picasso’s work. Amongst this impressive showcase is a range of furniture created specifically for the 1985 opening of the museum by Diego Giacometti.

Article date: Monday, May 21, 2018
Media Art in the Information Society: An Interview with Media Artists Christa Sommerer and Laurent Mignonneau

"We are media artists and professors of Interface Cultures at the University of Art and Design in Linz, Austria. We develop interactive art installations that allow participants to get involved in art works."

Article date: Thursday, May 17, 2018
The Burgeoning Museum Scene of Antwerp: An Interview with Luk Lemmens, Deputy of Culture

Recently, the list of cultural initiatives in Antwerp is almost endless. ArtDependence spoke with Luk Lemmens to explore the momentum behind the many recent cultural advancements in Antwerp.

Lead Stories

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: 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
Two Reasons to Make Visiting Art Mandatory - And They Happen to Be in Antwerp Five Car Stud by Edward Kienholz and Diasporalia by Koen Theys are installations with a social background on view in Antwerp.
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: Friday, June 29, 2018
The Image Revisited: Luc Tuymans in Conversation with Gottfried Boehm, T.J. Clark & Hans M. De Wolf What emerges, along with a fascinating discussion on the work of artists such as El Greco, Cézanne, Goya, de la Tour, Titian, Courbet, Mantegna, Hopper, Newman and Richter amongst others, is an insight into Tuymans’ own creative process, and how the great art of the past inspired and motivated him.
Article date: Friday, June 29, 2018
Art of the Year - 1978 Untitled (for you Leo, in long respect and affection), Dan Flavin, Fluorescent lights and metal fixtures - Art of the Year 1978.
Article date: Wednesday, June 27, 2018
Most Valuable Lucian Freud Sold in London - £22.5 Million at Sotheby's One of Lucian Freud’s last great nudes, Portrait on a White Cover sold yesterday in Sotheby’s London’s saleroom for £22.5million / $29.8 million, making it the most valuable painting by the artist ever sold in London.
Article date: Wednesday, June 27, 2018
One of the Largest Exhibitions of Contemporary Art from China Presented in North America “Art and China after 1989 brings together a dynamic group of two generations of artists who were active during a transformative period within the history of China and Chinese art.
Article date: Monday, June 18, 2018
Art of the Year - 1977 Art of the Year - 1977 - The Red Tapes is considered Acconci's masterwork, a three-part epic that is one of the major compositions in video.
Article date: Saturday, June 16, 2018
Scotland in Shock After Fire at Glasgow School of Art A major fire started in the Mackintosh Building around 11.15pm last night, Friday 15 June 2018. The incident is still ongoing and the site is currently under control of the Scottish Fire and Rescue Services (SFRS).
Article date: Thursday, June 14, 2018
The Early Picasso. Blue and Rose Period - Cultural Highlight in 2019 This upcoming exhibition, the most ambitious ever staged by the Fondation Beyeler, is devoted to the paintings and sculptures of the young Pablo Picasso from the so-called Blue and Rose periods, between 1901 and 1906.
Article date: Monday, June 11, 2018
Art of the Year - 1976 The 1970’s art world showed the continued influence of movements from the 1960’s such as Minimalism, Post-Minimalism and Performance Art. Triptych, Francis Bacon, Painting, 1976.
Article date: Monday, June 11, 2018
Wexner Center Announces Artist Residency Awards for 2018–19 The Wexner Center for the Arts at The Ohio State University announces its Wexner Center Artist Residency Award recipients for 2018–19.
Article date: Monday, June 11, 2018
The 23rd Edition of LISTE - Art Fair Basel The world´s most well-established and enduring promotion- and discoverer fair for galleries of the young and middle generation.
Article date: Friday, June 8, 2018
The First Press Release for the Museum of Modern Art in New York The initial press release for the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), dating back to August 1929, begins: "The belief that New York needs a Museum of Modern Art scarcely requires apology.”
Article date: Wednesday, June 6, 2018
The Whitney Receives a Remarkable Gift of Works by Lichtenstein The Museum and the Roy Lichtenstein Foundation have forged an agreement that will bring the two organizations into a close and ongoing partnership and will make the Whitney a locus for Lichtenstein scholarship with the creation of the Roy Lichtenstein Study Collection.
Article date: Wednesday, June 6, 2018
Brooklyn Museum Announces 96 Recent Acquisitions by Female Artists In conjunction with A Year of Yes: Reimagining Feminism at the Brooklyn Museum, marking the 10th anniversary of the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art, the Museum welcomed 96 works by female artists into the Sackler Center and Contemporary Art collections.
Article date: Tuesday, June 5, 2018
Art Basel's Online Catalog is Now Live Ahead of the 49th edition of Art Basel: browse this year's artists from Beuys and Basquiat to boundary-breaking emerging talent in the latest volume of Online Catalog.
Article date: Monday, June 4, 2018
Art of the Year - 1975 Feminist Art, Land Art and Photorealism also became increasingly prevalent during this era, largely due to evolutions in the broader social and political climates. The President, Fernando Botero, Portrait, 1975.
Article date: Monday, June 4, 2018
Ida O’Keeffe: Escaping Georgia’s Shadow The Dallas Museum of Art announced the first ever solo museum exhibition of works by Ida Ten Eyck O’Keeffe and the most comprehensive survey of the artist’s work to date. Ida O’Keeffe: Escaping Georgia’s Shadow will bring together approximately 40 paintings, watercolors, prints, and drawings for the first time.
Article date: Saturday, June 2, 2018
SFMOMA Announces Major Leadership Transition on Its Board of Trustees The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) announced a major leadership transition on its Board of Trustees.
Article date: Saturday, June 2, 2018
Hauser & Wirth Announces Exclusive Representation of the Estate Günther Förg Hauser & Wirth is pleased to announce its worldwide exclusive representation of the Estate Günther Förg (1952 – 2013), whose retrospective ‘Gunther Förg: A Fragile Beauty’ is currently on view at The Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam through 14 October 2018 and will travel to Dallas Museum of Art in the fall.
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: Thursday, May 31, 2018
New Ancient Drawings Discovered in Southern Peru This week Peru’s Ministry of Culture announced new discoveries in the Palpa province of lines that were drawn in the sand some 500 years before the Nasca culture even existed.

Interviews

Article date: Thursday, May 10, 2018
Presidential Museums and Libraries: Special Focus on the George W. Bush 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, May 2, 2018
An Interview with VOLTA Artistic Director Amanda Coulson VOLTA, Basel's art fair for new international positions, debuted in 2005 as a collaboration between dealers and friends. The aim was to secure a platform for international galleries beyond young art stalwart Liste and market heavyweight Art Basel.

Symbolism in Art

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.
Article date: Thursday, April 5, 2018
Anselm Kiefer: Symbolism of the Forest “Germans want to forget [the past] and start a new thing all the time, but only by going into the past can you go into the future.” Anselm Kiefer.

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Pablo Picasso (1881-1973), Femme au béret orange et au col de fourrure (Marie‐Thérèse), executed 4 December 1937. Oil on canvas. 24⅛ x 18⅛ in (61.2 x 46.1 cm)

Pablo Picasso (1881-1973), Femme au béret orange et au col de fourrure (Marie‐Thérèse), executed 4 December 1937. Oil on canvas. 24⅛ x 18⅛ in (61.2 x 46.1 cm)

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