May 2018

Cover Stories

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.

Article date: Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Previously Undiscovered Rembrandt Painting Comes to Light

A previously unknown painting by Rembrandt has been discovered. The portrait, thought to date from around 1634, features a young man whose identity is unknown. It is possible that the image is one piece of a larger double portrait.

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: Thursday, May 3, 2018
Light & Memory: An Interview with John Zurier

John Zurier’s abstract, nearly monochrome paintings are spare in form and substantial in presence. The true beauty of the works lies in their subtlety. Zurier’s pieces quietly demand that one looks and looks again to see all that is there - past the uniform tones of backdrop, the creases of canvas, the intention of marks and gestures, then pans back to the whole of what is there - to really see it.

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.

Article date: Tuesday, May 1, 2018
Presidential Museums and Libraries: Special Focus on the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum

According to Wikipedia, the definition of a museum is an institution that cares for (conserves) a collection of artifacts and other objects of artistic, cultural, historical, or scientific importance. 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, April 25, 2018
Great Expectations: An Interview with Bridget Donahue

From the moment she introduces herself, Bridget Donahue is genuine and unguarded. Her manner is a stir of warmth, directness and acuity - she is the confidant you would call for honest advice. When an aspiring artist unexpectedly stops by the gallery to meet her, they readily ease into an amiable exchange.

Lead Stories

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.
Article date: Tuesday, May 29, 2018
Lost Masterpiece by Antonio Canova Appears at Auction Now, on 4 July in London, Sotheby’s will offer one of the few autograph works by Canova ever to come to auction. Long thought lost, the Bust of Peace has not been seen in public for over 200 years since it was shown for the first time at the Royal Academy summer exhibition of 1817.
Article date: Monday, May 28, 2018
Art of the Year - 1974 Harold Wilson, Ruskin Spear, Oil on canvas, 1974 - Art of the Year
Article date: Monday, May 28, 2018
The Association of Art Museum Directors (AAMD) Imposes Sanctions on the Berkshire Museum and the La Salle University Art Museum This follows the decision made by each institution to use the proceeds from recent art sales to support operating budgets or expansion initiatives, a decision that violates one of the core principles of art museums.
Article date: Friday, May 25, 2018
Nicolaus Schafhausen Will Leave the Kunsthalle Wien in 2019 "Advanced experiments in the arts are increasingly constrained by the resurgence of nationalist politics in Austria" Nicolaus Schafhausen. The Director of the Kunsthalle Wien, Nicolaus Schafhausen, has reached an agreement with the City of Vienna for the early dissolution of his contract. Schafhausen has been Director of the Kunsthalle Wien since 2012.
Article date: Friday, May 25, 2018
Rijksmuseum Receives Core Collection Erwin Olaf The Dutch photographer Erwin Olaf this week donated to the Rijksmuseum his core collection, the fully representative range of work spanning his entire career. The Rijksmuseum will be the recipient of a total of 500 objects, comprising prints, portfolios, videos, magazines, books and posters.
Article date: Friday, May 25, 2018
Royal Mail Celebrates the Milestone 250th Anniversary of the Royal Academy of Arts with Special Stamps Royal Mail revealed images of six stamps being issued to mark the 250th anniversary of the world renowned Royal Academy of Arts (RA).
Article date: Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Warhol’s Interview Magazine Closes After 50 Years Andy Warhol’s legendary fashion and art publication, Interview Magazine, will close its doors after 50 years as a beacon of New York pop and fashion culture. The magazine was founded by Warhol in 1969 and has been covering cutting edge lifestyle movements ever since.
Article date: Monday, May 21, 2018
Art of the Year - 1973 The 1970’s art world showed the continued influence of movements from the 1960’s such as Minimalism, Post-Minimalism and Performance Art. The Red Ceiling, William Eggleston, Dye transfer print - Art of the Year - 1973.
Article date: Sunday, May 20, 2018
Breaking Point. Searching for Change: Triennale der Photographie Hamburg [ENTER], [HOME], [CONTROL] and [SPACE]: one click of a keyboard command and portentous decisions are made, helping to change the world! – or filling it with more data garbage ...
Article date: Saturday, May 19, 2018
The Female Gaze – On Body, Love and Sex II The format of the exhibition is small in comparison to the high ceilings and spacious rooms of the Haus, but yet compact as the Studio fit seven women artists with an overall of eight works.
Article date: Friday, May 18, 2018
15 World Auction Records Established on Sotheby's Sale of Contemporary Art “This has to have been a record night for records. In an auction-room that was buzzing with energy, we established no fewer than 15 benchmarks, from artists working in the first few decades of the 20th century to those telling new stories today."
Article date: Friday, May 18, 2018
Luke Willis Thompson Wins the Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize 2018 New Zealand artist Luke Willis Thompson has won the Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize 2018 at London’s Photographers’ Gallery for autoportrait, a filmic portrait of Diamond Reynolds.
Article date: Wednesday, May 16, 2018
New Commission by Gary Hill and ARCOlisboa After-Party at MAAT In preparation for a busy Summer, MAAT joins forces with ARCOLisboa and the impetus that the third edition of this lively art fair brings to Lisbon’s art scene and its internationalisation. ARCOlisboa 2018 takes place between May 17-20 at Cordoaria Nacional, just a few meters away from MAAT’s new building.
Article date: Wednesday, May 16, 2018
New Commission by Gary Hill and ARCOlisboa After-Party at MAAT In preparation for a busy Summer, MAAT joins forces with ARCOLisboa and the impetus that the third edition of this lively art fair brings to Lisbon’s art scene and its internationalisation. ARCOlisboa 2018 takes place between May 17-20 at Cordoaria Nacional, just a few meters away from MAAT’s new building.
Article date: Wednesday, May 16, 2018
The Viennese Gallerist Georg Kargl Dies at the Age of 62 The Viennese gallerist Georg Kargl died Tuesday at the Vienna AKH at the age of 62, as announced by the gallery Georg Kargl Fine Arts, founded in 1998.
Article date: Tuesday, May 15, 2018
At $157.2 Million, Modigliani's Nude Is the Most Expensive Painting Ever Sold at Sotheby's Nu couché is not only the largest work from Amedeo Modigliani's career and his greatest nude, it is now the most valuable work ever sold at Sothebys—selling for $157 million in the 14 May Impressionist & Modern Evening Sale. Nu couché was acquired by its previous owner at auction in 2003 for $26.9 million.
Article date: Monday, May 14, 2018
Art of the Year - 1972 The 1970’s art world showed the continued influence of movements from the 1960’s such as Minimalism, Post-Minimalism and Performance Art. Art of the Year - 1972 - Self Portrait Facing Death, Pablo Picasso.
Article date: Monday, May 14, 2018
Magic Realism - Art in Weimar Germany: 1919 - 1933 This summer, Tate Modern will explore the art of the Weimar Republic (1919-33) in a year-long, free display, drawing upon the rich holdings of The George Economou Collection.
Article date: Saturday, May 12, 2018
The Museum of Modern Art Appoints Rob Giampietro as Director of Design The Museum of Modern Art announces the appointment of Rob Giampietro as its new Director of Design.
Article date: Friday, May 11, 2018
Yvette Coppersmith Wins 2018 Archibald Prize Five-time Archibald Prize finalist Yvette Coppersmith has won the 2018 Archibald Prize and $100,000 for her work Self-portrait after George Lambert. Himself a winner of the 1927 Archibald Prize, Lambert is one of Coppersmith’s favourite Australian artists.
Article date: Friday, May 11, 2018
Major Installation Joins New Works on Display Across Tate Modern This Summer Tate Modern unveiled a large-scale animatronic installation in the Tanks, Colored sculpture by American artist Jordan Wolfson. The work features a menacing puppet over 7 feet tall, which is lifted, pulled, dragged and dropped to the floor by mechanised chains attached to each limb.
Article date: Tuesday, May 8, 2018
Bronzechain – The New Hallmark for Bronze with Blockchain Technology Unveiled A pioneering hallmark for bronze sculpture, ‘Bronzechain’ has launched by DACS, in partnership with Verisart, the blockchain certification platform for the arts. The first bronze works to be hallmarked are by sculptor Maurice Blik, whose solo exhibition took place at Bowman Sculpture, London (13 April – 4 May 2018).
Article date: Monday, May 7, 2018
Art of the Year - 1971 The 1970’s art world showed the continued influence of movements from the 1960’s such as Minimalism, Post-Minimalism and Performance Art. Art of the Year - 1971 - The Sphere, Fritz Koenig, Bronze sculpture.
Article date: Monday, May 7, 2018
Diversity in the Arts: Why Are the Working Classes Still Underrepresented? A new report, published in the UK on April 16th, claims that the working class are still dramatically under-represented in most areas of the arts including film, broadcast, publishing and performance.
Article date: Tuesday, May 1, 2018
Joel Silver Becomes Second Art Investor to Accuse Jeff Koons Gallery Following a report in April that Jeff Koons and the New York Gagosian Gallery were facing legal action over non-delivery of works, a second, almost identical lawsuit has been filed by Die Hard and Matrix Producer Joel Silver.
Article date: Monday, April 30, 2018
Pompidou Centre Houses Major Avant-Garde Exhibition The Pompidou Centre in Paris houses the largest museum for modern art in Europe. This spring they are showcasing The Russian Avant-Garde in Vitebsk (1918-1922), with a focus on three of the period’s best known artists: Marc Chagall, El Lissitzky and Kasimir Malevich.
Article date: Monday, April 30, 2018
Art of the Year - 1970 The 1970’s art world showed the continued influence of movements from the 1960’s such as Minimalism, Post-Minimalism and Performance Art. Spiral Jetty, Robert Smithson, Sculpture, 1970.
Article date: Sunday, April 29, 2018
Art and Science Unite to Serve Ethiopian Farmers - Project by Koen Vanmechelen Scientists and government officials, who are committed to developing healthy, productive chickens for Ethiopian farmers and consumers, joined forces with an artist dedicated to developing biocultural diversity, to launch “Incubated Worlds,” a unique combination of art and science that aims to improve nutrition and incomes in East Africa with disease-resistant, climate-resilient poultry.
Article date: Saturday, April 28, 2018
Exhibition of Munch Original at Avinor Oslo Airport For the very first time, the Munch Museum is displaying an original work outside the museum. It's the travellers at Oslo Airport who will be able to enjoy this experience for the next ten years.
Article date: Friday, April 27, 2018
Turner Prize 2018 Shortlist Announced Tate Britain announced the four artists who have been shortlisted for the Turner Prize 2018: Forensic Architecture, Naeem Mohaiemen, Charlotte Prodger and Luke Willis Thompson. An exhibition of work by the shortlisted artists will be staged at Tate Britain from 25 September 2018 to 6 January 2019.
Article date: Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Jeff Koons Faces Legal Action over Non-Delivery of Sculptures In a new legal case, a prominent New York collector and patron is going up against two of the New York art worlds best-known names with a 53 page legal complaint.

Interviews

Article date: Saturday, April 21, 2018
Statelessness, Collapse and Transformation in Richard Stone’s Work – An Interview with the Artist Richard Stone is a multi-disciplinary artist whose practice transcends both painting and sculpture and has also included installation and performance. He works between London and Pietrasanta, the centuries old home of Italian marble carving, where it is believed that Michelangelo travelled from Florence to buy the marble for David.
Article date: Monday, April 16, 2018
The Spaces in Between: An Interview with Silvia Bächli When the Barbier-Mueller Museum offered Swiss artist Silvia Bächli the opportunity to curate its next exhibition, she conceived of the experience as a creative occasion for dialogue between the museum’s artifacts and her drawings.

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: Tuesday, March 6, 2018
Symbolism in Art: Malevich’s Black Cross A Russian painter and Philosopher, Malevich is credited as the founder of the Suprematist movement, an avant-garde movement that has had a significant and lasting impact on modern art.
Article date: Wednesday, February 14, 2018
Symbolism in Art: Anish Kapoor – Mirrors Mirrors have always taken a prominent and symbolic role in myth and fairytale. Narcissus fell in love with his own reflection in the mirror of a still lake, whilst the wicked stepmother would ask her mirror to flatter her with her famous line ‘mirror, mirror on the wall…”

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Museo Jumex (a private art collection based in Mexico City, Mexico) / David Chipperfield. Image © Simon Menges

Museo Jumex (a private art collection based in Mexico City, Mexico) / David Chipperfield. Image © Simon Menges

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