March 2017

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Article date: Sunday, March 26, 2017
"I work a lot with text in many different forms" - An Interview with Tim Etchells

What is your favourite medium? Tim Etchells: "Language - spoken/written, as drawing and as sculpture. Or performance. Or the combination of the two."

Lead Stories

Article date: Tuesday, April 4, 2017
Caravaggio’s Last Two Paintings to be exhibited at The Met These two extraordinary paintings have not been reunited since a 2004 exhibition in London and Naples devoted to Caravaggio's late work.
Article date: Monday, April 3, 2017
SP-Arte opens this week Transformed into the São Paulo International Art Festival, SP-Arte reaches its 13th edition promoting a citywide programme that includes museums, galleries and cultural spaces, consolidating a dynamic platform for cultural and artistic exchanges between curators, collectors, artists, galleries, works and admirers of art and design.
Article date: Friday, March 31, 2017
Edinburgh Art Festival announces details of its 14th edition Edinburgh Art Festival (EAF), the largest annual festival of visual art in the UK, is delighted to announce details of its 14th edition, including partner exhibitions and pop-up events by contemporary and modern artists from the UK and beyond. This year, as Edinburgh celebrates its 70th anniversary as a Festival City, EAF and partners will present over 45 exhibitions across more than 35 venues.
Article date: Thursday, March 30, 2017
Art Paris Art Fair is open today From today to 2nd April 2017, the 19th edition of the Art Paris Art Fair will play host to 139 modern and contemporary art galleries at the Grand Palais. Open to all forms of artistic expression including design, Art Paris Art Fair provides an overview of art from the post-war years to the current day with a theme-based approach that emphasises discovery. This edition puts African art under the spotlight and features monographic exhibitions in the Solo Show section and up-and-coming artists in Promesses (Promises).
Article date: Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Symbolism in Art: The Lilly American photographer Robert Mapplethorpe is known for his provocative images and controversial subject matter. Having been born in suburban USA, a place he said was “a good place to come from and a good place to leave”, he lived in New York at the infamous Chelsea Hotel with singer Patti Smith. His work became popular in the mid 70s and he produced hundreds of photographs documenting what he called “the unexpected”.
Article date: Friday, March 24, 2017
Sir Michael Craig-Martin unveils new installation in Hong Kong The most vibrant week in Hong Kong’s Art Month began with the unveiling of Sir Michael Craig-Martin’s installation Bright Idea.
Article date: Thursday, March 23, 2017
The third Hyundai Commission transforms the Tate's Turbine Hall The Tate's Turbine Hall is transformed once again in the major series of annual commissions by renowned international artists. In October 2017, the Hyundai Commission will be undertaken by SUPERFLEX, known for their interests in unifying urban spaces and commenting on society with authenticity through art.
Article date: Thursday, March 23, 2017
Art Jameel partners with The Metropolitan Museum of Art Art Jameel, a non-profit organisation that supports arts, education and heritage in the Middle East, has recently announced a number of initiatives designed to enrich the thriving cultural scene in the region and beyond. Art Jameel’s partnership with The Met continues the organisation’s core mandate to raise the profile of contemporary Middle Eastern artists and increase international dialogue.
Article date: Wednesday, March 22, 2017
The Art Basel and UBS Global Art Market Report Art Basel and UBS today launched the first Art Basel and UBS Global Art Market Report. The Art Market 2017 analyzes today's international art market. Written by renowned cultural economist Dr Clare McAndrew, Founder of Arts Economics, the report covers macro-economic trends within the industry, spanning the dealer and auction markets as well as the online sphere.
Article date: Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Art Dubai Modern 2017: highlights The fourth edition of Art Dubai Modern presents museum-quality works by masters from the Middle-East, South Asia and Africa, whose work has been influential throughout the 20th century. The section will present 15 galleries with solo or two-artist exhibits.
Article date: Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Africa - guest of honour at Art Paris Art Fair, 30.03 to 2.04.2017 From 30th March to 2nd April 2017, the 19th edition of the Art Paris Art Fair will play host to 139 modern and contemporary art galleries at the Grand Palais. Open to all forms of artistic expression including design, Art Paris Art Fair provides an overview of art from the post-war years to the current day with a theme-based approach that emphasises discovery. This edition puts African art under the spotlight and features monographic exhibitions in the Solo Show section and up-and-coming artists in Promesses (Promises).
Article date: Saturday, March 11, 2017
Patrick Moore named director of The Andy Warhol Museum Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh, a collection of four distinctive museums: Carnegie Museum of Art, Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Carnegie Science Center, and The Andy Warhol Museum, announced on March 10 that Patrick Moore has been named director of The Andy Warhol Museum.
Article date: Saturday, March 11, 2017
TEFAF: The biggest fair on global level where you can buy Museum Quality TEFAF Maastricht is a meeting point for more than 270 leading art and antiques dealers from 20 countries and some 73,000 private and professional collectors and other art lovers from all over the world. Alongside the traditional areas of Old Master paintings, antiques and classical antiquities that cover approximately half of the fair, there is also modern and contemporary art, photographs, jewellery, 20th century design and works on paper.
Article date: Friday, March 10, 2017
Art Dubai Contemporary 2017: highlights Art Dubai Contemporary as part of Art Dubai 2017 (15-18.03.17) is extraordinarily diverse. The 2017 fair features 79 galleries from 41 countries, from the world’s most influential galleries to dynamic young art spaces.
Article date: Thursday, March 2, 2017
Pace Gallery announces its significant plans Pace Gallery, one of the world’s leading international art galleries with locations in New York, Menlo Park, London, Beijing, and Hong Kong, is delighted to announce plans for a major redevelopment of their flagship Chelsea gallery under a long-term agreement with Weinberg Properties.
Article date: Monday, February 27, 2017
Rana Begum to receive Abraaj Group Art Prize at Art Dubai 2017 The Abraaj Group, working as a strategic parter with Art Dubai 2017, is a leading private equity investor, created for operating in the growth markets of Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Middle East, and Turkey and supporting art and innovation, entrepreneurship and the next generation.
Article date: Friday, February 24, 2017
TEFAF MAASTRICHT MARCH 10-19, 2017 The 30th edition of TEFAF Maastricht (10-19 March 2017) welcomes 270 internationally renowned exhibitors to the Fair including five young and recently established dealers to TEFAF Showcase. As the world’s leading fine art and antiques Fair, TEFAF Maastricht provides an unrivalled meeting place for the best dealers in the world, attracting major international private and institutional collectors.
Article date: Monday, February 20, 2017
Stolen paintings by Van Gogh return to the Netherlands From 21 March, two recovered paintings by Van Gogh Seascape at Scheveningen and Congregation Leaving the Reformed Church in Nuenen will resume their place in the Van Gogh museum’s permanent collection. The works are in reasonably good condition and will be displayed in the state in which they were found in Castellammare di Stabia.
Article date: Thursday, February 16, 2017
Premier selection of 291 galleries to show at Art Basel's 48th edition in Basel Art Basel today announced its gallery list for the 48th edition in Basel, Switzerland, taking place from June 15 to June 18, 2017. This year, 291 leading international galleries will present works ranging from the early 20th century to contemporary artists. The Basel show, whose Lead Partner is UBS, will present galleries from 34 countries and six continents.
Article date: Tuesday, February 14, 2017
My Abstract World As soon as we enter the current exhibtion of the me Collectors Room, we immediately find ourselves inside of a picturesque comfort zone. Sofas and seats made of pallets and cushions as well as floor lamps adorn the exhibition space. Between the furniture, piles of catalogues have been draped on Persian rugs. Even catering seems to be provided since retro telephones to order drinks can be found on every sofa table. Art collector Thomas Olbricht creates a domestic atmosphere of a living room, which invites visitors to linger, to inform themselves about art history and to take a break surrounded by art works.


Article date: Monday, April 3, 2017
The Internet of Beings - An Interview with Martine-Nicole Rojina Martine-Nicole Rojina: "I believe in the tradition of mastery. I thrive for a holistic upgrade of perception, awareness and knowledge and dig deep into all elements involved to master the alchemical system. In the inside, as on the outside. As above, so below."
Article date: Thursday, March 30, 2017
“The thing is real. Ed Ruscha did create a mysterious art piece…” - Gregoire Gensollen on ‘Where is Rocky II?’ Gregoire Gensollen has a host of major Hollywood titles under his belt, but his latest film production, ‘Where is Rocky II?’ (2016) takes him in a new direction. A documentary, a comedy and a mystery, all rolled in to one, the film documents the 10-year hunt for a mysterious ‘fake rock’ - a piece of art created by American artist Ed Ruscha in 1979 and deposited in an unknown location somewhere in the vast Californian desert.
Article date: Friday, March 24, 2017
“Art is created by the free human being and not the artist” - an interview with José Yaque The work of José Yaque is life affirming. Standing in front of his huge canvas paintings we glimpse a vision of that infinite freedom, so rare and so precious, that allows an artist to create their work with an open heart and soul. Whatever José Yaque creates, the influence of nature always permeates his work. It manifests in a variety of forms, but there is a recurring theme around the interpretation of natural resources and phenomena. With artful mastery he manages to depict rocks, soil, water, seamlessly combining abstraction and figurative forms.
Article date: Sunday, March 19, 2017
"My paintings are constructed forms that shift between light and dark..." - an interview with Liam Everett During a January visit to Paris I had the unexpected pleasure of visiting the Kamel Mennour Gallery to view an exhibition of the works of Liam Everett. The gallery's warm hospitality combined with Liam's fantastic work made the entire experience unforgettable.
Article date: Tuesday, March 14, 2017
10 Questions: Gordon Cheung Gordon Cheung is of Hong Kong origin and born in London 1975 where he lives and works. Cheung’s multi-media art capture the hallucinations between the virtual and actual realities of a globalised world oscillating between Utopia and Dystopia. Spray paint, oil, acrylic, pastels, stock listings and ink collide in his works to form epic techno-sublime vistas.
Article date: Thursday, March 9, 2017
Platforms Which Will Have Impact - Maecenas Discover a New Way to Invest in Fine Art Marcelo Garcia Casil: "We are a start-up company looking to disrupt the art finance industry. Our online platform removes intermediaries like auction houses and art dealers by creating an open and fair marketplace where investors can reach out to art owners directly in a secure and reliable way."
Article date: Monday, March 6, 2017
Curators Who Will Have Impact – An Interview with Mark Coeckelbergh "I’m a philosopher thinking about new technologies, what they mean for our lives and how they may change society. In my work I connect with artists and curators, since I think artistic research can help to bring in different forms of knowledge and experience to discuss these questions. I'm a professor at the University of Vienna, but I also connect to many people outside academia, in the worlds of technology and art." - Mark Coeckelbergh
Article date: Monday, January 30, 2017
The theatre of history Lubaina Himid shows in Oxford and Bristol As an emancipated white male, writing this as Trump takes office, it can only feel that we white males are wrecking everything. Minutes after swearing in, the new US president was telling the motley crowds on Capitol Hill that migrants or foreign nations will have no part in his vision for America’s future. Now he is planning his wall. In the UK, our own government’s liking for foreigners does not even extend to our cross-channel neighbours. And so, unless you are a writer, an artist or perhaps a footballer, it is no time to be a migrant.
Article date: Friday, January 27, 2017
Interview with Anthea Missy, Graffiti & Street Artist Contemporary street artists are not concerned with impressing members of the Academy or approved authorities. Rather, they are interested in revoking many social conventions about art. Contemporary street artists produce their works with the belief that art does not only belong in museums but also on the streets with the people. That is why many of them, such as Banksy, operate under pseudonyms, because vandalizing public property is a crime.
Article date: Monday, January 23, 2017
“The result - is just a top of the iceberg and the rest is a constant monologue you have with yourself” - Ugo Rondinone Ugo Rondinone is a Swiss-born artist now living in New York. Working in a variety of genres, Rondinone is inspired by the inexhaustible energy of nature. In his work one finds fairy forests, installations with fabulous white trees, figures of birds covered with fingerprints, and giant stone totems – part of the last series in his oeuvre. Ugo Rondinone's latest commission, “Miami Mountain” was created for The Bass, Miami Beach's contemporary art museum, which unveiled the installation in November last year. This work has become an indispensable must see in Miami, and a permanent feature on both tourists’ and residents’ selfies. In this interview, Ugo Rondinone talks with Artdependence Magazine about the start of his career, his fears and achievements, and his attitude to contemporary art and social media.
Article date: Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Disruptor & 3D Printing - An Interview with Nick Ervinck "I have always been fascinated by the way art has developed due to new materials and techniques. In search of contemporary sculpture and it’s lack of renewal in response, I look for the interaction between virtual constructions and handmade sculptures. You could describe it as a kind of cross-pollination between the virtual and physical world." - an interview with Nick Ervinck conducted by Etienne Verbist.

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