Notes From The End of An Art Market
Notes From The End of An Art Market
William Pym opines that the beginning of an end often heralds a new chapter, in this issue of his column: Standards & Practices.
Artland Magazine – 3 days ago
Gesamtkunstwerk. The Total Work Of Art Through The Ages.
Gesamtkunstwerk. The Total Work Of Art Through The Ages.
This article explores the concept of Gesamtkunstwerk, particularly its application in architecture through the ages.
Artland Magazine – 3 days ago
Wet Paint: Top Galleries Begin Making Layoffs, Basel’s Trois Rois Hotel Is Already Sold Out for September, and More Art-World Gossip
Wet Paint: Top Galleries Begin Making Layoffs, Basel’s Trois Rois Hotel Is Already Sold Out for September, and More Art-World Gossip
Each week, Artnet News brings you Wet Paint, a gossip column of original scoops reported and written by Nate Freeman.
Artnet – 3 days ago
'The real ideological war has just begun and Covid-19 is only the starting point': Ai Weiwei on China's response to the outbreak
'The real ideological war has just begun and Covid-19 is only the starting point': Ai Weiwei on China's response to the outbreak
The Chinese artist and activist reflects on how authoritarian political systems have been able to tackle the crisis more effectively
The Art Newspaper – 3 days ago
Art Films And Films About Art…Whilst You Have the Time
Art Films And Films About Art…Whilst You Have the Time
Discover Artland’s film recommendations for this time of self-isolation.
Artland Magazine – 3 days ago
The Saint Who Stopped an Epidemic Is on Lockdown at the Met
The Saint Who Stopped an Epidemic Is on Lockdown at the Met
He is dapper, beaming with the confidence of youth; he does not have the temperament for sheltering in place. It’s springtime, the year is 1624, and the 25-year-old Anthony van Dyck is sailing south, to Sicily, where he has been invited to paint the island’s Spanish viceroy.
New York Times – 3 days ago
Masterpiece London cancels 2020 June edition as UK cracks down on coronavirus spread
Masterpiece London cancels 2020 June edition as UK cracks down on coronavirus spread
Masterpiece London has cancelled its 2020 edition, scheduled to take place from 24 June to 1 July as the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic continues to disrupt spring and summer art fairs around the world.
The Art Newspaper – 3 days ago
5 Trailblazing Women Architects
5 Trailblazing Women Architects
44% of architecture students are women, but only 3% of these are leading global firms. So why is gender diversity lacking in the sector? Aesthetica pinpoints five groundbreaking architects who have changed the landscape with their pioneering designs.
Aesthetica Magazine – 3 days ago
William Eggleston’s Colorful Photographs of the Everyday Shocked the Art World
William Eggleston’s Colorful Photographs of the Everyday Shocked the Art World
When photographer William Eggleston arrived in Manhattan in 1967, he brought a suitcase filled with color slides and prints taken around the Mississippi Delta. They were scenes of the low-slung homes, blue skies, flat lands, and ordinary people of the American South—all rendered in what would eventually become his iconic high-chroma, saturated hues.
Artsy – 3 days ago
The Formidable Artist Christo Has Always Dreamed of Wrapping the Arc de Triomphe in Fabric. What’s It Like to Have That Dream Come True?
The Formidable Artist Christo Has Always Dreamed of Wrapping the Arc de Triomphe in Fabric. What’s It Like to Have That Dream Come True?
The Bulgarian-born artist Christo Vladimirov Javacheff has spent more than 50 years making spectacular temporary fabric-wrapped monuments that have captivated imaginations the world over. But he says he never thinks about the impact he has on the younger generations of artists. It’s a modest reply from someone whose legacy is as formidable as his: Christo was among the first to abandon the traditional gallery space and take his art to far-flung places ranging from the Australian coastline to the German parliament. He draped curtains across valleys, floated them over islands, and weaved them around bridges—nothing seemed unconquerable.
Artnet – 3 days ago
Stories of Iconic Artworks: Kazimir Malevich’s Black Square
Stories of Iconic Artworks: Kazimir Malevich’s Black Square
Malevich's Black Square is one of the most radical and influential artworks of the 20th century, boasting a reduction of everything to the "zero of form."
Artland Magazine – 3 days ago
After much speculation, Art Basel postponed to September due to coronavirus
After much speculation, Art Basel postponed to September due to coronavirus
In a statement released today, Marc Spiegler, Art Basel's global director, says the fair thanks its galleries for their understanding of the "highly complex decision" to postpone the fair
The Art Newspaper – 4 days ago
He Enjoys Looking for Lost Jewels
He Enjoys Looking for Lost Jewels
Juan Yarur became the youngest member of the Latin American Acquisitions Committee at Tate Modern at the age of 26. His collection was first shown publicly at the Saatchi Gallery and Phillips de Pury, London in 2011, and in Santiago, Chile at the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo (Contemporary Art Museum) in 2013.
Larrys List – 4 days ago
The Broad - Soul Of A Nation: Art In The Age Of Black Power 1963-1983
The Broad - Soul Of A Nation: Art In The Age Of Black Power 1963-1983
“Soul of a Nation” celebrated the work of more than 60 influential artists made over two revolutionary decades in American history, beginning in 1963 at the height of the civil rights movement.
Independent Collectors – 4 days ago
The Internet Can’t Get Enough of These Images of Masterpieces Devoid of People. Most Surprised by This Development: the Artist Behind Them
The Internet Can’t Get Enough of These Images of Masterpieces Devoid of People. Most Surprised by This Development: the Artist Behind Them
What if art history’s greatest masterpieces were, well, empty? In José Manuel Ballester’s series “Concealed Spaces,” he has created replicas of some of the world’s most famous artworks, exactly as you remember them—except all the people are gone.
Artnet – 4 days ago
What It’s Like to Visit Virtual Galleries as an Art Critic
What It’s Like to Visit Virtual Galleries as an Art Critic
I’ve visited more galleries and museums than I can possibly count. So, what is it like for me, someone who looks at art for his livelihood, to virtually tour these spaces that up until about a week ago I would typically navigate on foot?
Hyperallergic – 4 days ago
Hundreds of Museums Around the World Are Sending Each Other Bouquets of Art Historical Flowers to Spread Love in a Dark Time
Hundreds of Museums Around the World Are Sending Each Other Bouquets of Art Historical Flowers to Spread Love in a Dark Time
Though museums across the country and around the world are closed for the time being, they remain committed to showcasing beautiful works of art, especially those that inspire calm—a trend the Twitterverse recently dubbed #MuseumMomentofZen. But then, yesterday afternoon, a new art museum hashtag began racking up engagement—so much so that it made rank among the day’s most popular trends as a featured Twitter Moment.
Artnet – 4 days ago
The top dealers are increasingly becoming audio and video makers and magazine publishers—is it all still about sales?
The top dealers are increasingly becoming audio and video makers and magazine publishers—is it all still about sales?
"Content is king,” the Microsoft founder Bill Gates famously proclaimed in a 1996 essay about the internet. It has now become a cliché, but for commercial galleries, content in all its myriad forms—in real life and online—is the new frontier.
The Art Newspaper – 4 days ago
Art Industry News: An Instagram Marketplace Where Artists Buy Each Other’s Work Has Generated $10 Million in Under a Week + Other Stories
Art Industry News: An Instagram Marketplace Where Artists Buy Each Other’s Work Has Generated $10 Million in Under a Week + Other Stories
Art Industry News is a daily digest of the most consequential developments coming out of the art world and art market. Here’s what you need to know on this Wednesday, March 25.
Artnet – 5 days ago
Lost (and Found) Artist Series: Gertrude Abercrombie
Lost (and Found) Artist Series: Gertrude Abercrombie
Gertrude Abercrombie was a Surrealist artist who was known as Chicago's "queen of bohemian artists." Her friends included some of the greatest jazz legends.
Artland Magazine – 5 days ago
Here's how to apply for financial aid during the coronavirus pandemic if you're self-employed or a small business in the arts
Here's how to apply for financial aid during the coronavirus pandemic if you're self-employed or a small business in the arts
Artists, galleries and the thousands of self-employed and small companies working in the art world confront economic devastation as events and contracts are cancelled, exhibitions and shops closed. Governments around the world are scrambling to prevent this unprecedented shutdown from decimating their economies. Below is a summary of some key new emergency measures designed to help small companies and freelancers, with links to application procedures. We intend to keep this list updated and welcome information on any additional programmes.
The Art Newspaper – 5 days ago
A Marvelous Exhibition Looks at How Black Artists Have Dissected and Rearranged the History of European Modernism—See It Here
A Marvelous Exhibition Looks at How Black Artists Have Dissected and Rearranged the History of European Modernism—See It Here
“European modernist art has been an important, yet complicated influence on black artists for more than a century. The powerful push and pull of this relationship constitutes a distinct tradition for many African American artists who have mined the narratives of art history, whether to find inspiration, mount a critique, or claim their own space. ‘Riffs and Relations’ examines these cross-cultural conversations and presents the divergent works that reflect these complex dialogues.”
Artnet – 5 days ago
Art Industry News: 30 Top Museums Unite to Stage a Virtual Frida Kahlo Exhibition for a World Under Lockdown + Other Stories
Art Industry News: 30 Top Museums Unite to Stage a Virtual Frida Kahlo Exhibition for a World Under Lockdown + Other Stories
Art Industry News is a daily digest of the most consequential developments coming out of the art world and art market.
Artnet – 5 days ago
Body Issues: Artists’ Maps of the Human Body Reveal Our Desire for Immortality
Body Issues: Artists’ Maps of the Human Body Reveal Our Desire for Immortality
Kamien-Kazhdan’s presentation includes cartographic, scientific, and painterly interpretations of the body. Anatomical drawings sit comfortably alongside historical maps from as far back as the Renaissance. A version of Leonardo da Vinci’s Vitruvian Man (1487) is on view, as well as a 1791 rendering of Britain as an old lady, sitting atop a fish by an unknown artist. Altogether, these objects reveal the very human desire to tether ourselves to forms that will outlast our own bodies—a drive that pervades artmaking itself.
Artsy – 5 days ago
#CongressSaveCulture: Metropolitan Museum Advocates $4B in Funding for Museums
#CongressSaveCulture: Metropolitan Museum Advocates $4B in Funding for Museums
This morning, March 24, the Metropolitan Museum in New York supported a request by the American Alliance of Museums (AAM) that Congress direct $4 billion in federal funds to help buoy nonprofit museums during the COVID-19 pandemic. The letter championed museums as foundational not only to national culture but to the economy, as they collectively generate $12 billion in taxes annually and provide 726,000 jobs.
Hyperallergic – 5 days ago
'Remarkably talented': the epic photography of Kenny Rogers
'Remarkably talented': the epic photography of Kenny Rogers
Covering landscapes and portraits, Rogers’ images shift between giddily capturing the larger-than-life personas of such friends as Ray Charles and Dolly Parton, to documenting the natural beauty of America’s vast countryside.
Guardian – 6 days ago
How We Should Reimagine Art’s Mission in the Time of ‘Social Distancing’
How We Should Reimagine Art’s Mission in the Time of ‘Social Distancing’
Passive cultural consumption is going to make us feel disempowered and alienated just when we need to maintain social connection.
Artnet – 6 days ago
Artists Defend Human Dignity in the Face of Institutional Dehumanization
Artists Defend Human Dignity in the Face of Institutional Dehumanization
TUCSON, Arizona — Amidst our sociopolitical environment of hostility, racism, dehumanization, and lack of compassion, there is an ongoing necessity to speak truth to power, to examine its mechanisms of division and domination, and its desperation to maintain the fragile legitimacy of social order.
Hyperallergic – 6 days ago
Editors’ Picks: 10 Things Not to Miss in the Virtual Art World This Week
Editors’ Picks: 10 Things Not to Miss in the Virtual Art World This Week
Each week, we search New York City for the most exciting, and thought-provoking, shows, screenings, and events. In light of the global health situation, we are currently highlighting events and exhibitions available digitally. See our picks from around the world below. (Times are all EST unless otherwise noted.)
Artnet – 6 days ago
Dawn of the Online Biennial Era? The Biennale of Sydney Becomes the First Major International Art Show to Go Virtual
Dawn of the Online Biennial Era? The Biennale of Sydney Becomes the First Major International Art Show to Go Virtual
The Biennale of Sydney has become the first major biennial exhibition to move into the virtual realm as its physical exhibition has been forced to shutter just 10 days after it opened to the public on March 14.
Artnet – 6 days ago
The Gray Market: Why History’s Biggest Work-From-Home Experiment Could Eventually Benefit the Art Market (and Other Insights)
The Gray Market: Why History’s Biggest Work-From-Home Experiment Could Eventually Benefit the Art Market (and Other Insights)
Every Monday morning, Artnet News brings you The Gray Market. The column decodes important stories from the previous week—and offers unparalleled insight into the inner workings of the art industry in the process. This week, looking toward a possible new working-world order…
Artnet – 7 days ago
How to add social value to a private collection?
How to add social value to a private collection?
In his regular dslcollection column, Sylvain Levy challenges the common perception of a private collection, and how it can proactively address alternative notions of value.
Artland Magazine – 9 days ago
Anybody Home? I Went in Search of the Last Places Where New Yorkers Can Still Safely See Art in Person During the Coronavirus Crisis
Anybody Home? I Went in Search of the Last Places Where New Yorkers Can Still Safely See Art in Person During the Coronavirus Crisis
For years, the See Saw iPhone app has been an indispensable tool for gallery goers in New York and other global art cities, with its clean interface allowing users to scroll through a list of exhibitions on view. One section of the app highlights shows that are opening in the coming week, another highlights which are closing. After selecting from the rich buffet of open shows, the user can watch, with joy, as the See Saw map becomes peppered with flags, each one marking the location of the gallery they want to visit.
Artnet – 10 days ago
‘Please Believe These Days Will Pass’: David Hockney, Tomás Saraceno, and Other Famous Artists Share Messages of Hope
‘Please Believe These Days Will Pass’: David Hockney, Tomás Saraceno, and Other Famous Artists Share Messages of Hope
As cities around the world shut down public life and people self-isolate at home to slow the spread of coronavirus, artists are beginning to find their voice in this new scenario. Several first responders have been taking to social media or digital platforms to show solidarity, offer advice, or just provide a message of hope.
Artnet – 10 days ago
Christie’s and Phillips move New York May ‘giga-week’ sales to end of June due to coronavirus
Christie’s and Phillips move New York May ‘giga-week’ sales to end of June due to coronavirus
Due to coronavirus (Covid-19), Christie's and Phillips will scrap their multi-million dollar Impressionist, Modern and contemporary art sales series in New York, due to run in mid-May, in favour of a “consolidated” week of 20th-century sales at the end of June.
The Art Newspaper – 10 days ago