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
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
Sohrab Mohebbi To Curate 2022 Carnegie International
Sohrab Mohebbi To Curate 2022 Carnegie International
Writer and curator Sohrab Mohebbi has been named curator of the Carnegie International’s 58th edition, set to open in 2022. Mohebbi, who is thirty-nine and grew up in Iran, is the first Western Asian person to helm the contemporary art survey in its 124-year history. Prior to his appointment, he served as curator at SculptureCenter in Queens, New York, and associate curator at the Roy and Edna Disney/CalArts Theater in Los Angeles.
Art Forum
Photographer Ming Smith’s Dreamlike Portraits of Everyday Life From Harlem to Ethiopia Are the Subject of a Tender New Online Show—See Them Here
Photographer Ming Smith’s Dreamlike Portraits of Everyday Life From Harlem to Ethiopia Are the Subject of a Tender New Online Show—See Them Here
As galleries and art institutions around the world begin to reopen, we are spotlighting individual shows—online and IRL—that are worth your attention.
Artnet
Berlin Biennale Reveals Artist List for Postponed 2020 Edition
Berlin Biennale Reveals Artist List for Postponed 2020 Edition
Earlier this year, the Berlin Biennale became one of premier biennials to get postponed because of the ongoing pandemic. With its new dates set for September 5–November 1, the biennial has named the participants in its 11th edition. The event will take place across four venues in the German capital: the KW Institute for Contemporary Art, daadgalerie, the Gropius Bau, and the Biennale’s temporary space ExRotaprint.
Art News
ArtPrize, the Biggest Biennial in the United States, Has Cancelled Its 2020 Edition and Furloughed Its Entire Staff
ArtPrize, the Biggest Biennial in the United States, Has Cancelled Its 2020 Edition and Furloughed Its Entire Staff
The exhibition typically features around 1,500 artists and awards $500,000 in prize money.
Artnet
The 2020 edition of the São Paulo Bienal has been postponed to 2021
The 2020 edition of the São Paulo Bienal has been postponed to 2021
The main exhibition of the 34th edition of the Bienal de São Paulo has been postponed until 2021. Originally scheduled to open in September of this year, the biennial had been postponed by a month due to COVID-19.
Artsy
“Everything Is Going To Be Ok”, Allan McCollum offers comfort and consolation at Galerie Thomas Schulte in Berlin
“Everything Is Going To Be Ok”, Allan McCollum offers comfort and consolation at Galerie Thomas Schulte in Berlin
Allan McCollum’s “Everything Is Going To be Ok”, currently on view at Berlin’s Galerie Thomas Schulte, shares the artist’s conceptual project, derived from his collection of screenshots begun in 2015 as a visual essay about the meaning of closeness and comfort in our society.
Artland Magazine
4 Berlin Exhibitions in Various Formats Post-Lockdown
4 Berlin Exhibitions in Various Formats Post-Lockdown
Discover 4 Berlin exhibitions to visit post-lockdown. From known venues to hidden gems and online shows, there's a great variety on offer.
Artland Magazine
Documenta 15 Artistic Directors ruangrupa Announce Participants
Documenta 15 Artistic Directors ruangrupa Announce Participants
The Indonesian art collective has released further details about the 2022 exhibition, including new ‘lumbung-members’
Art Review
Museums Remain Closed As LA Reopens
Museums Remain Closed As LA Reopens
Museums in Los Angeles remain closed despite the county’s announcement earlier this month that arts institutions would be allowed to reopen as of Friday, June 12.
Art Forum
Korea’s National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art Presents Lee Seung Jio: Advancing Columns
Korea’s National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art Presents Lee Seung Jio: Advancing Columns
MMCA’s retrospective, on view June 18–October 4, showcases 90 works and archives by the pioneering geometric abstractionist.
Hyperallergic
An Exhibition Across Los Angeles Takes on New Meanings in Times of Protest
An Exhibition Across Los Angeles Takes on New Meanings in Times of Protest
Empty of traffic (and not yet full of protesters), the world felt surreal enough with only a global pandemic at the forefront of our minds. Still, even without the knowledge of what was to come, the strangeness of the lack of cars in a city almost defined by them makes an eerily calm setting for the exhibition’s diverse collection of artworks.
Hyperallergic
Beyond the Noise and Chaos: Schlossgute Schwante Is an Art Refuge outside Berlin
Beyond the Noise and Chaos: Schlossgute Schwante Is an Art Refuge outside Berlin
Living with their family and dogs in the 18th-century castle Schlossgut Schwante, northwest of Berlin, Loretta Würtenberger and Daniel Tümpel hope to create a lively environment for art, nature and delight. Therefore, they have dedicated a ten-hectare ground as a sculpture park which is opening its gates to the public this mid-June.
Larrys List
2020 ArtPrize Exhibition Canceled Over COVID-19 Concerns
2020 ArtPrize Exhibition Canceled Over COVID-19 Concerns
ArtPrize, the organization behind the biennial art exhibition and competition in Grand Rapids, Michigan, announced today the cancelation of its 2020 event set to open in September, citing challenges posed by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Concerns over the difficulty of travel and both artist and visitor attendance; uncertainty over venues and gathering restrictions; and other unknowns related to safety, health, and planning prompted the decision.
Hyperallergic
Aesthetica Art Prize: A Look Back
Aesthetica Art Prize: A Look Back
The Aesthetica Art Prize exhibition is an annual celebration of works that redefine the parameters of contemporary art. We look back across the years at the captivating shows hosted by York Art Gallery – an historic space which showcases 600 years of art year-round. The long-term partnership is an essential platform for starting conversations and highlighting the best in new talent.
Aesthetica Magazine
An Urgent Performance From Patrisse Cullors, a Founder of Black Lives Matter
An Urgent Performance From Patrisse Cullors, a Founder of Black Lives Matter
“What role does collective prayer have and how can it inspire our healing?” This is the driving question behind Patrisse Cullors’s upcoming performance this Saturday, June 13. It is the inaugural event of Pride at the Fowler Museum.
Hyperallergic
Manifesta 13 in France Goes Forward with Summer Biennial Plans Amid Pandemic, Reveals Artist List
Manifesta 13 in France Goes Forward with Summer Biennial Plans Amid Pandemic, Reveals Artist List
The list of major biennials that have postponed their 2020 editions because of the coronavirus pandemic is long. The ranks currently include the Venice Architecture Biennale in Italy, the Berlin Biennale, the Gwangju Biennale in South Korea, Made in L.A., the Dak’Art Biennale of Contemporary Art in Senegal, the Riga International Biennial of Contemporary Art in Latvia, and the Prospect New Orleans triennial. But one biennial set to take place in France is plowing forward, with plans to launch this year’s edition later this summer.
Art News
Here Is an Up-to-Date Guide to the Constantly Changing Art Biennial Calendar for 2020 and Beyond
Here Is an Up-to-Date Guide to the Constantly Changing Art Biennial Calendar for 2020 and Beyond
Many of the world’s most important visual art events take place every two or three years, so shifting an entire calendar cycle means jostling with other events already scheduled. As we explore in a new feature on these challenges, biennale organizers who are shuffling dates must at the same time contend with novel uncertainties regarding travel, shipping, and large crowds.
Artnet
In the Era of Social Distancing, Biennial Organizers Face Unprecedented Challenges—and ‘a Car Crash of Cultural Events’ in 2021
In the Era of Social Distancing, Biennial Organizers Face Unprecedented Challenges—and ‘a Car Crash of Cultural Events’ in 2021
Following a wave of postponements due to the public-heath situation, it seems that 2021 may give 2017 a run for its money. There are at least 20 major biennials—more biennials than months—so far scheduled for next year, many of which were originally due to take place in 2020.
Artnet
Art Industry News: The Met’s Director Apologized to Glenn Ligon for Using His Art to Address the Protests Without Permission + Other Stories
Art Industry News: The Met’s Director Apologized to Glenn Ligon for Using His Art to Address the Protests Without Permission + 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 Monday, June 8.
Artnet
How COVID-19 Has Thrown Museum Exhibition Planning into Disarray
How COVID-19 Has Thrown Museum Exhibition Planning into Disarray
Museum exhibitions take an exceptional amount of planning—from curatorial conception to filling out loan forms and insurance, to shipping, hanging, and displaying works. Getting a show on a museum’s calendar is no simple feat, let alone getting it on the gallery walls. So what happens when a global pandemic puts exhibitions and their scheduling on an indefinite pause?
Artsy
Riga’s Riboca biennial defies Covid-19 by transforming into an arthouse feature film
Riga’s Riboca biennial defies Covid-19 by transforming into an arthouse feature film
Art biennials across the world have made the decision to postpone or cancel altogether in 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The 13th edition of the roving Manifesta biennial, which had been due to open last month, has tentatively announced it is to open at the end of August, while the Venice Biennale will now skip a year to 2022. Smaller biennials, like Glasgow International, chose to display work entirely online. But none have attempted to use their commissioned work to create an arthouse feature film.
The Art Newspaper
Must London always win? National Gallery of Scotland cancels Titian show for all the wrong reasons
Must London always win? National Gallery of Scotland cancels Titian show for all the wrong reasons
Of all the art exhibitions forced to close by the pandemic, only a few provoked any significant outpouring of anguish from art lovers. Titian: Love, Desire, Death—closed after only three days at the National Gallery (NG) in London—was one of them. News that the exhibition was to be re-opened and extended was therefore greeted with acclaim. The dates have not been confirmed yet, but the general commitment that the show would one day re-open was a welcome sign that things just might one day return to normal.
The Art Newspaper
Editors’ Picks: 10 Events For Your Virtual Art Calendar This Week, From a Thesis Show on ‘Mars’ to a Talk With a Hand-Sanitizer Artist
Editors’ Picks: 10 Events For Your Virtual Art Calendar This Week, From a Thesis Show on ‘Mars’ to a Talk With a Hand-Sanitizer Artist
Each week, we search New York City for the most exciting and thought-provoking shows, screenings, and events. In light of the global health crisis, 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
Here Are the 10 Best Places in the World to See Street Art, From George Town in Malaysia to Bushwick in Brooklyn
Here Are the 10 Best Places in the World to See Street Art, From George Town in Malaysia to Bushwick in Brooklyn
Street art, of course, has had a controversial and rapidly evolving history. Once considered mere criminal vandalism, street art later found an eager audience in the downtown New York art scene of the 1980s. More recently, street artists have been coveted by auction houses for creating high-price auction lots. Now it may be poised for another transformation: into the safest and most socially responsible art form around.
Artnet
Eduardo Paolozzi’s ‘Health Warning for an Uncreative and Thriftless Society’
Eduardo Paolozzi’s ‘Health Warning for an Uncreative and Thriftless Society’
This show, featuring sculptures, suites of prints and an early animation (dating from 1963 to 1975), testifies to the complexity and formal cohesion of Paolozzi’s output. Paolozzi once described his work as a ‘health warning for an uncreative and thriftless society’, and much here implies that the relationship between man and machine is irrevocably tipping in a doomed direction.
Art Review
In Hong Kong, a Quiet City Sees Art in the Streets and Protests on Pause
In Hong Kong, a Quiet City Sees Art in the Streets and Protests on Pause
While many parts of the world have been locked down in an attempt to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus, and the use of face masks has been recommended only just recently in certain places, “Portraits from Behind,” the recent solo exhibition at Gallery Exit of the artist Chow Chun-fai’s oil paintings, reminded us that face masks have been an element of daily life in Hong Kong for nearly a year.
Art News
Magazine Shop Awards Directory Advertise About  The Space Between
Magazine Shop Awards Directory Advertise About The Space Between
In light of the pandemic, how have the notion of portals changed in our wider consciousness? To what world do we hope to be enter, or re-enter? Have the doors between our homes and the outside world transformed from wood and metal into something inherently like the fictional portals of our imagination?
Aesthetica Magazine
X-appeal: millennial collectors open private museum in Beijing
X-appeal: millennial collectors open private museum in Beijing
China’s nationwide lockdown to contain the coronavirus pandemic pushed the launch of Beijing’s private X Museum, founded by the young collectors Michael Xufu Huang and Teresa Tse, from March to 30 May. The delay had a financial impact as “some brands have cancelled their sponsorship”, Huang says, but he appreciates that it also “gave us time to do more”. The museum teased its opening show with an interactive online exhibition conceived as “complementary to our physical space”.
The Art Newspaper
Aesthetica Magazine Shop Awards Directory Advertise About  The Virtual Stage
Aesthetica Magazine Shop Awards Directory Advertise About The Virtual Stage
In Continuity, an exhibition which was planned to open at Asian Art Museum, San Francisco, earlier this month, Tokyo art collective teamLab would have invited visitors to enter a small, dark space – a seemingly empty room. As they stood still for a few moments, audiences might have begun to notice colourful butterflies spilling out onto the walls, travelling across flat screens and over ceilings. Suddenly, the entire space would have been brimming with digitally rendered creatures. When audiences tried to touch them – willed by autonomy and interaction – they would drift lifelessly onto the floor.
Aesthetica Magazine
Art Industry News: Salvagers Get the Go-Ahead to Attempt a Recovery of the Titanic’s Priceless Telegraph Machine That Sent the Ship’s Final Pleas for Help + Other Stories
Art Industry News: Salvagers Get the Go-Ahead to Attempt a Recovery of the Titanic’s Priceless Telegraph Machine That Sent the Ship’s Final Pleas for Help + 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 Monday, May 25.
Artnet
Artist Thomas Schütte’s Striking Sculptures of Contorted Faces Are the Focus of a Dreamlike Show in Berlin—See It Here
Artist Thomas Schütte’s Striking Sculptures of Contorted Faces Are the Focus of a Dreamlike Show in Berlin—See It Here
As galleries around the world begin to slowly reopen, we are focusing on exhibitions at spaces that are now receiving public visitors. Check out this show at a newly reopened gallery below.
Artnet
A Former London Gallerist Is Helping Artists Make Some Extra Money by Selling Tickets to Personalized Digital Studio Visits
A Former London Gallerist Is Helping Artists Make Some Extra Money by Selling Tickets to Personalized Digital Studio Visits
A new digital platform is promising to connect artists with the wider art world through customized digital studio visits. StudioVisit, which launched on May 29, is hosting tailored events with artists, ranging from traditional studio walkthroughs, to seminars and performances⁠. To participate, artists create custom experiences for individuals or groups.
Artnet