Our Curatorial Team Takes A Deeper Look At Some Of The Fair’s Insightful Presentations
Our Curatorial Team Takes A Deeper Look At Some Of The Fair’s Insightful Presentations
Have you paid a VR visit to the iconic Miami Beach fair tent yet? We investigate some of the poignant, insightful and ingenious presentations on display.
Artland Magazine
William Pym’s Standards & Practices Vol.8: Palace Intrigue
William Pym’s Standards & Practices Vol.8: Palace Intrigue
The shake ups of the modern art world drive the industry narratives. Gavin Brown’s closure was the bombshell of this season, but his iconclastic brilliance will pass into lore.
Artland Magazine
Where Should Art History Go in the Future? As Survey Courses Change, the Past Evolves
Where Should Art History Go in the Future? As Survey Courses Change, the Past Evolves
Curricular changes rarely make headlines even in the confines of a college town, but after Yale University’s art history department announced plans to revamp its introductory survey courses with global offerings less focused on Europe and the United States, the news prompted a national outcry.
Art News
Picasso Mural Removed From Oslo’s Y-block Despite International Protest
Picasso Mural Removed From Oslo’s Y-block Despite International Protest
Despite objections around the world from preservationists, politicians, prominent curators, and tens of thousands of petition-signers, the Norwegian government has detached the concrete mural by Pablo Picasso that has adorned a building in Oslo’s downtown Regjeringskvartalet quarter for fifty years.
Art Forum
Galleries and Fairs Are Turning to Virtual Reality to Connect with Collectors
Galleries and Fairs Are Turning to Virtual Reality to Connect with Collectors
In the months since COVID-19 shut down most traditional in-person avenues for viewing and purchasing art, virtual reality (VR)—along with its associated forms of extended (XR) and alternate reality (AR)—has become increasingly prevalent not just as a medium for creation, but also as a tool for conducting business.
Artsy
Banksy donated a triptych to a Sotheby’s auction to raise funds for a Bethlehem hospital
Banksy donated a triptych to a Sotheby’s auction to raise funds for a Bethlehem hospital
The elusive artist Banksy has donated a triptych to Sotheby’s “Rembrandt to Richter” auction, set to take place tomorrow evening in London, with proceeds going toward raising money for a hospital in Bethlehem.
Artsy
George Washington, Town Destroyer
George Washington, Town Destroyer
It’s time to reckon with a US founding father who waged genocidal warfare against Indigenous nations
Frieze Magazine
Dan Flavin – Pioneer of Minimalism Through Light
Dan Flavin – Pioneer of Minimalism Through Light
American minimalist artist Dan Flavin dedicated most of his artistic career to pursuing the artistic possibilities of fluorescent light.
Artland Magazine
Narrated By Contemporary Art: The Darkness Of The Fairytale Reimagined
Narrated By Contemporary Art: The Darkness Of The Fairytale Reimagined
Often gruesome in their original versions, fairy tales have an inherently dark side, which has been reinvented by a number of artists.
Artland Magazine
The Harmony of Form and Function: Frank Lloyd Wright’s Organic Architecture
The Harmony of Form and Function: Frank Lloyd Wright’s Organic Architecture
Discover one of the most groundbreaking architectural philosophies in modern times and the man behind it.
Artland Magazine
The Winners of the 2020 iPhone Photography Awards Prove You Don’t Need Fancy Gear to Take Great Pictures
The Winners of the 2020 iPhone Photography Awards Prove You Don’t Need Fancy Gear to Take Great Pictures
The 13th edition of the prize competition brought in thousands of submissions from around the world.
Artnet
‘Art Is Fed by Experiences’: Watch Artist Leonardo Drew Explain How His Worldwide Travels Inform His Work
‘Art Is Fed by Experiences’: Watch Artist Leonardo Drew Explain How His Worldwide Travels Inform His Work
Artist Leonardo Drew thought he had to be inside his studio to connect with his materials. Then he began to travel.
Artnet
Statues are lies, selfies in bronze – and you can't bring history to life with a dead art
Statues are lies, selfies in bronze – and you can't bring history to life with a dead art
Why are we obsessed with putting up statues of new heroes to replace old villains like Edward Colston? Reducing history to celebrity culture won’t help anyone understand the full scale and horror of slavery
Guardian
Perelman Revealed as Seller of Miro, Matisse Valued at $53 M. Coming to Sotheby’s.
Perelman Revealed as Seller of Miro, Matisse Valued at $53 M. Coming to Sotheby’s.
New York billionaire, Ronald Perelman is liquidating a portion of his art collection according to Bloomberg amidst reported plans to restructure his investment porfolio.
Art Market Monitor
4,500 People Sign Open Letter Urging Mexican President to Step in as Art World Struggles
4,500 People Sign Open Letter Urging Mexican President to Step in as Art World Struggles
The letter urges the government to redirect millions in funds currently dedicated to converting Mexico’s largest park into a cultural center designed by artist Gabriel Orozco.
Hyperallergic
12 Artists On: The Financial Crisis
12 Artists On: The Financial Crisis
As the pandemic continues to derail the global economy, artists share works that reflect on uncertainty, capitalism and racial injustice.
New York Times
A New Study Suggests the Real Cause of Renaissance Master Raphael’s Death Was a Disease Similar to the Coronavirus
A New Study Suggests the Real Cause of Renaissance Master Raphael’s Death Was a Disease Similar to the Coronavirus
It was long believed—wrongly—that the artist died of syphilis. In fact, the true cause of Raphael's death is more complicated.
Artnet
Winners of Sovereign Asian Art Prize 2020 announced
Winners of Sovereign Asian Art Prize 2020 announced
Australian artist Alex Seton has been awarded the grand prize for his sculpture which depicts a boat engine made of marble
Art Review
Taste-Making Dealer Gavin Brown Will Join Gladstone Gallery as a Partner, Ending the Decades-Long Run of His Rebel Art ‘Enterprise’
Taste-Making Dealer Gavin Brown Will Join Gladstone Gallery as a Partner, Ending the Decades-Long Run of His Rebel Art ‘Enterprise’
Brown will bring a number of his artists and his Roman outpost to Gladstone, effectively creating a new mega-gallery overnight.
Artnet
The Other Federico Fellini: The Great Director’s Drawings
The Other Federico Fellini: The Great Director’s Drawings
Fellini, one of the greatest film directors of our time, saw film as the child of painting. His drawings reveal his colourful vision.
Artland Magazine
Art Basel Organizer’s Board Warns Holders to Accept Murdoch Deal
Art Basel Organizer’s Board Warns Holders to Accept Murdoch Deal
The board of Art Basel organizer MCH Group AG warned investors to accept a rescue package that includes an injection of capital from the younger son of billionaire Rupert Murdoch, or risk running out of time.
Bloomberg
In a Time of Crisis, Is Art Essential?
In a Time of Crisis, Is Art Essential?
T’s 2020 summer art issue coincides with a breakdown of the status quo, both in the art world and the real one. Not for nothing, we’ve titled it “True Believers.”
New York Times
As Curated Sales Reign, Christie’s Pairs Old and New in ‘Remastered’ Auction
As Curated Sales Reign, Christie’s Pairs Old and New in ‘Remastered’ Auction
As Curated Sales Reign, Christie’s Pairs Old and New in ‘Remastered’ Auction
Art Market Monitor
Plans to Reopen NYC Museums to Be Postponed, Cuomo Says
Plans to Reopen NYC Museums to Be Postponed, Cuomo Says
The governor cited the federal government’s inaction, the virus’s spread in other states, and the possibility of a second wave as reasons to hold off on opening certain businesses as the city enters Phase IV.
Hyperallergic
Artland Interviews Jeff Lawson, Founder of UNTITLED, ART
Artland Interviews Jeff Lawson, Founder of UNTITLED, ART
As the world's first virtual reality art fair approaches, Artland Interviews Jeff Lawson, Founder and CEO of UNTITLED, ART
Artland Magazine
Tania Bruguera’s Most Famous Works: How the Artist Has Challenged Oppressive Forces with Incisive Performances
Tania Bruguera’s Most Famous Works: How the Artist Has Challenged Oppressive Forces with Incisive Performances
A guide to the most famous works of political performance art by artist and activist Tania Bruguera.
Art News
California Man Sentenced in $6 M. Art Forgery Operation Involving Fake Warhol, Basquiat Works
California Man Sentenced in $6 M. Art Forgery Operation Involving Fake Warhol, Basquiat Works
A Hollywood man has been sentenced for attempting to sell forged works by artists including Andy Warhol and Keith Haring.
Art News
Agents Of Change: Net Art. How The World Wide Web Created A New Medium For Contemporary Art
Agents Of Change: Net Art. How The World Wide Web Created A New Medium For Contemporary Art
Can browsers, software, code, websites, and images randomly found on the internet be art?
Artland Magazine
How Artists Are Trying to Solve the World’s Problems
How Artists Are Trying to Solve the World’s Problems
A cohort of 30 artists have received funding to find creative solutions to 21st-century problems like surveillance, digital inequality and inherited trauma.
New York Times
Farty paintings and getting sozzled on gin: a seriously silly history of art and comedy colliding
Farty paintings and getting sozzled on gin: a seriously silly history of art and comedy colliding
Can comedy ever be art? From the crucifixion in puppet form to Vic Reeves on dada, we celebrate the daftness that can ensue when one spills over into the other
Guardian
Collector’s Eye: They Built a World-Class Collection of Black Artists’ Work. Who Are They Acquiring Now?
Collector’s Eye: They Built a World-Class Collection of Black Artists’ Work. Who Are They Acquiring Now?
Denise and Gary Gardner, who built one of the preeminent collections of Black artists, are adding works by Lorna Simpson, Bethany Collins and Candida Alvarez.
Wall Street Journal
The Venice Biennale Is Staging an Introspective Archival Exhibition This Summer About How Major Events in History Shaped Its Legacy
The Venice Biennale Is Staging an Introspective Archival Exhibition This Summer About How Major Events in History Shaped Its Legacy
Each director from La Biennale's six artistic departments has come together to curate an archival show about the 125-year-old festival.
Artnet
Marc Quinn sculpture of Black Lives Matter activist replaces statue to slave trader Edward Colston in Bristol
Marc Quinn sculpture of Black Lives Matter activist replaces statue to slave trader Edward Colston in Bristol
Installed overnight, the work depicts local resident Jen Reid who was photographed on the site when the monument was toppled last month.
The Art Newspaper
Banksy creates mask-themed work on London Underground
Banksy creates mask-themed work on London Underground
Coronavirus-inspired stencils on tube train feature rats with surgical face masks and hand sanitiser.
Guardian