November 2016

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Albert Pinya: The Time is Now
Article date: Monday, November 7, 2016

Albert Pinya: The Time is Now


Do you know Albert Pinya? If you don’t recognize this name, you’re going to want to pay attention. Pinya is one of the most celebrated members of the new generation of Spanish painters, born in the 1980s. Above all, his work is characterized by its constant questioning of morality and human behavior. Combining elements that are equally tragic, absurd, grotesque, decadent, ridiculous and irreverent, which are linked at times to an ironic vision, which is comical in other times, or a little naïve in other occasions or even gruesome sometimes, Pinya works to take us all a step closer to the here and now.

"Gathering of the Famous" by Anita Yan Wong
Article date: Sunday, November 6, 2016

"Gathering of the Famous" by Anita Yan Wong


There have always been strong undeniable connections between politics and art, especially in those moments in history when politics becomes the center of public interests. By being extremely sensitive to all kinds of changes, artists transform the anxiety and tension in society into poignant and meditative art works. Prof. Anita Yan Wong (international artist, educator and thinker), answers our 10 question interview with reflections on her artistic drive, and an artistic life well-lived.

Curator Stefano Collicelli Cagol asks: What is Experimental? At Artissima
Article date: Friday, November 4, 2016

Curator Stefano Collicelli Cagol asks: What is Experimental? At Artissima


Art fairs are unifying: they bring together artworks, and they bring together people. The benefits of attending an art fair, therefore, extend to a social and educational experience. Artissima, in particular, places a lot of emphasis on the connectivity of art world participants and art lovers. Ever in search for innovative initiatives, and in the interest of asking the important questions, Artissima this year included a series of talks, titled What is Experimental. These talks are being led by Stefano Collicelli Cagol, currently curator for Norway’s Trondheim kunstmuseum.

Chert Gallery returns to Artissima as ChertLüdde
Article date: Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Chert Gallery returns to Artissima as ChertLüdde


For an art fair like Artissima, it is important to include a healthy dose of both newcomers and seasoned players alike. After the breakthrough years, the challenge for seasoned players is to keep up with the level of presentation that the public has come to expect, whilst, of course, also keeping things fresh, interesting, and in some ways, unpredictable.

Galeria Madragoa: From Lisboa to Artissima
Article date: Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Galeria Madragoa: From Lisboa to Artissima


An important element of all art fairs is the attention to new players – artists and galleries who are forming part of the fair circuit for the first time. As Artissima approaches, we were curious to know more about these newcomers, and so we reached out to Lisbon’s Galeria Madragoa, a gallery with a double presence at this year’s edition of the fair.

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Art Basel in Miami is open!
Article date: Thursday, December 1, 2016

Art Basel in Miami is open!


In the American show, 267 leading galleries from North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia and Africa show significant works from the masters of Modern and contemporary art, as well the new generation of emerging stars. Paintings, sculptures, installations, photographs, films, and editioned works of the highest quality are on display in the main exhibition hall. Ambitious large‐scale artworks, films and performances become part of the city's outdoor landscape at nearby Collins Park and SoundScape Park.

Creative proposals unveiled for lighting London’s Bridges
Article date: Saturday, November 26, 2016

Creative proposals unveiled for lighting London’s Bridges


Proposals by six international teams, representing seventy-three artists, architects, designers, planners and engineers from Asia, Europe, North America and South America were unveiled in the Illuminated River Exhibition, a free exhibition running until 29 November at the Royal Festival Hall.

Venice international experimental art festival | out of borders - last days to submit
Article date: Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Venice international experimental art festival | out of borders - last days to submit


It’s LIQUID Group, in collaboration with Palazzo Ca’ Zanardi, is selecting all interesting photo, painting, design/architecture projects, video-art, installation/sculpture and performance art works to include in the next exhibition: VENICE INTERNATIONAL EXPERIMENTAL ART FESTIVAL | OUT OF BORDERS that will be hosted in Venice, at Palazzo Ca’ Zanardi, from December 16, 2016 to January 16, 2017.

Contemporary Venice 2016: call for submissions
Article date: Friday, November 18, 2016

Contemporary Venice 2016: call for submissions


It’s LIQUID Group, in collaboration with VALORIZZAZIONI CULTURALI | ART-EVENTS, is selecting all interesting architectural projects, photos, paintings, video art, installations/sculptures and performance art works to include in the next event: CONTEMPORARY VENICE – It’s LIQUID International Art Show, international exhibition of architecture, photography, painting, video art, installation and performance art, will be held in Venice, in the prestigious Palazzo Flangini, from December 15, 2016 to January 15, 2017.

20 years of Apple’s design in a newly released book
Article date: Thursday, November 17, 2016

20 years of Apple’s design in a newly released book


Apple has announced the release of a new hardbound book chronicling 20 years of Apple’s design, expressed through 450 photographs of past and current Apple products. “Designed by Apple in California,” which covers products from 1998’s iMac to 2015’s Apple Pencil, also documents the materials and techniques used by Apple’s design team over two decades of innovation.

Museum Receives Gift of Five Sculptures from Cy Twombly Foundation
Article date: Friday, November 4, 2016

Museum Receives Gift of Five Sculptures from Cy Twombly Foundation


The Philadelphia Museum of Art announced yesterday the acquisition of five major sculptures by Cy Twombly, one of the foremost American artists of the 20th century. This generous gift of the Cy Twombly Foundation will make these works, which were initially selected for exhibition at the Museum in 2011 by the artist himself, a permanent part of the Museum’s collection.

Contemporary Istanbul’s 11th  edition opened this week
Article date: Friday, November 4, 2016

Contemporary Istanbul’s 11th edition opened this week


Contemporary Istanbul’s 11th edition opened this week (3 - 6 November 2016) bringing together 70 leading and emerging galleries from over 24 cities across 20 countries and showing 1,500 artworks by 520 artists. This year the fair is pleased to announce several innovations.

The Fifth Edition of the Singapore Biennale 2016 Opens End October
Article date: Tuesday, October 25, 2016

The Fifth Edition of the Singapore Biennale 2016 Opens End October


The Singapore Biennale 2016, one of Asia's most exciting contemporary visual art exhibitions opens to the public on 27 October 2016 and runs until 26 February 2017. Titled An Atlas of Mirrors, this Biennale features works by 63 artists and art collectives from 19 countries and territories across Southeast Asia, East and South Asia.

The 11th edition of Contemporary Istanbul is on its way
Article date: Saturday, October 22, 2016

The 11th edition of Contemporary Istanbul is on its way


The 11th edition of Contemporary Istanbul (3 - 6 November 2016) brings together leading contemporary art galleries from Turkey and around the world, giving a regional and international focus to the dynamic contemporary art scene that has developed in Istanbul in recent decades. With a distinct character as a place to discover and rediscover significant artists, CI will spread over the 13,600 m2 spaces of Lütfi Kırdar ICEC Rumeli Hall and Istanbul Congress Center.

Returning to Artissima
Article date: Monday, October 17, 2016

Returning to Artissima


As the dates for Artissima draw close, we are pleased to confirm our participation within this year’s edition of Torino's International Contemporary Art Fair. As last year, Artdependence will be taking part within #ArtissimaLive

Hundreds of artworks from the personal collection of David Bowie revealed as “Bowie/Collector” catalogue goes online
Article date: Sunday, October 9, 2016

Hundreds of artworks from the personal collection of David Bowie revealed as “Bowie/Collector” catalogue goes online


While a small selection of highlights from David Bowie’s personal art collection was unveiled this summer, now for the first time, the full scope of “Bowie/Collector” is revealed.

 "The Music Lesson" by Johannes Vermeer Returns to the Netherlands for First Time in Twenty Years
Article date: Tuesday, September 27, 2016

"The Music Lesson" by Johannes Vermeer Returns to the Netherlands for First Time in Twenty Years


"The Music Lesson" by Johannes Vermeer Returns to the Netherlands for First Time in Twenty Years. The Mauritshuis to Show Masterpiece in its Exhibition At Home in Holland.

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

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