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
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
Gallerist Meisha Johnson on Building a More Diverse Art Community in Charleston
Gallerist Meisha Johnson on Building a More Diverse Art Community in Charleston
For gallerist Meisha Johnson, Charleston, South Carolina, offers a challenging, unique atmosphere for doing business. Throughout the 19th century, the city served as the nation’s slave trade capital; today, those Confederate legacies persist in both slave-built architecture and local attitudes.
Artsy
Pandemic pushes gallery districts to decentralise
Pandemic pushes gallery districts to decentralise
Dealers are swiftly setting up new spaces in the Hamptons this summer and an increasing number of galleries are taking root in smaller cities
The Art Newspaper
Blue chip artists and dealers benefit from coronavirus relief packages, a federal report reveals
Blue chip artists and dealers benefit from coronavirus relief packages, a federal report reveals
Pace, David Zwirner and Jeff Koons named among the top recipients of US taxpayer-funded forgivable loans, as smaller galleries seek additional aid.
The Art Newspaper
Which Top U.S. Galleries, Museums, and Art Spaces Received Small Business Loans?
Which Top U.S. Galleries, Museums, and Art Spaces Received Small Business Loans?
On Monday, after a period of secrecy, the Trump administration released complete data for the 4.9 million groups that will receive small business loans from the U.S. government as part of its Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). The program has begun to disburse $521 billion in loans, which are intended to help retain more than 50 million workers across the United States.
Art News
Tens of Millions of Dollars in PPP Loans Went to NYC Museums, Art Galleries, and Orgs
Tens of Millions of Dollars in PPP Loans Went to NYC Museums, Art Galleries, and Orgs
David Zwirner, Pace, and Gagosian galleries each received over $2 million in PPP funding, and the Whitney and the Guggenheim Museum each received a loan between $5 and 10 million.
Hyperallergic
5 Must-See Shows from Paris Gallery Weekend
5 Must-See Shows from Paris Gallery Weekend
The seventh edition of Paris Gallery Weekend took place this past weekend, a month and a half later than in previous years due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Sixty participating galleries presenting 72 exhibitions are spread across four neighborhoods or, one could say, three temporalities. Saint-Germain-des-Prés, the Marais, the 8th arrondissement, and Pantin-Romainville symbolically represent the past, present, and future of the Parisian art market.
Artsy
Dealers Remain Committed to Hong Kong Despite the New National Security Law—But They’re Looking for Cheaper Spaces to Rent
Dealers Remain Committed to Hong Kong Despite the New National Security Law—But They’re Looking for Cheaper Spaces to Rent
Some galleries are leaving Hong Kong's Central district in favor of a blooming gallery hub in Wong Chuk Hang.
Artnet
David Zwirner laid off nearly 20 percent of its employees.
David Zwirner laid off nearly 20 percent of its employees.
David Zwirner laid off nearly 20 percent of its workforce across all six of its locations ahead of a projected 30 percent drop in sales by the end of the year due to COVID-19.
Artsy
The Must-See Exhibitions During Paris Gallery Weekend 2020
The Must-See Exhibitions During Paris Gallery Weekend 2020
After three months of closed galleries and museums, exhibitions in the French capital are open again and Oriane Durand picks the best shows to see
Frieze Magazine
What Art Critics Can Learn from Sports Writers
What Art Critics Can Learn from Sports Writers
From the stadium to the gallery, both attempt to invoke a sense of extreme concentration
Frieze Magazine
Projecting 30 Percent Sales Drop, David Zwirner Lays Off Nearly 40 Employees
Projecting 30 Percent Sales Drop, David Zwirner Lays Off Nearly 40 Employees
Having largely avoided cutbacks in the early months of the coronavirus pandemic when its peers like Gagosian and Pace Gallery were furloughing employees, David Zwirner announced widespread layoffs this week that will amount to a nearly 20 percent decrease in the mega-gallery’s workforce.
Art News
New York Galleries Are Gearing Up to Reopen the Week of July 6. But Will Anyone Show Up?
New York Galleries Are Gearing Up to Reopen the Week of July 6. But Will Anyone Show Up?
Appointments, masks, and hand sanitizer will be the new norms.
Artnet
“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
Hauser and Wirth Is the Latest Blue-Chip Gallery to Plan a Hamptons Outpost as the New York Market Moves East
Hauser and Wirth Is the Latest Blue-Chip Gallery to Plan a Hamptons Outpost as the New York Market Moves East
Hauser & Wirth has joined the ranks of blue-chip art dealers opening Eastern Long Island outposts for the summer, revealing plans for a two-story, 5,000-square-foot location on Main Street in Southampton, just a few miles west of new spaces in East Hampton launched by Van de Weghe Fine Art, Skarstedt Gallery, Pace, and Sotheby’s.
Artnet
Two Top U.S. Galleries Take on Sonia Gomes, Brazilian Artist Known for Intricate Fabric Sculptures
Two Top U.S. Galleries Take on Sonia Gomes, Brazilian Artist Known for Intricate Fabric Sculptures
Sonia Gomes, a São Paulo-based artist known for her abstract sculptures made with wire, textiles, and found objects, has joined Pace Gallery and Blum & Poe, which will represent the artist in the United States and Asia. The gallery Mendes Wood DM, which has worked with the artist for over 10 years, will continue representing Gomes.
Art News
Beijing’s art world faces another lockdown amid a surge in COVID-19 cases
Beijing’s art world faces another lockdown amid a surge in COVID-19 cases
A new cluster of COVID-19 cases in Beijing’s Fengtai District has sent some of the city’s art world institutions back into lockdown.
Artsy
Hauser and Wirth Opens Up Its Website to Host an Indie Art Fair That Had to Cancel Its Basel Edition
Hauser and Wirth Opens Up Its Website to Host an Indie Art Fair That Had to Cancel Its Basel Edition
The move is the latest effort by a mega-gallery to host struggling smaller upstarts online—and gain additional eyeballs in the process.
Artnet
Black-Owned Galleries to Support across the United States
Black-Owned Galleries to Support across the United States
The work that Black dealers do is absolutely vital and must be recognized and supported by the art community at large.
Artsy
Chicago-Based Artist Tessa Perutz Paints People as if They Were Lush Landscapes—See Her Otherwordly Work Here
Chicago-Based Artist Tessa Perutz Paints People as if They Were Lush Landscapes—See Her Otherwordly Work 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
'It needs guts': commercial galleries are reopening – why aren't the rest?
'It needs guts': commercial galleries are reopening – why aren't the rest?
The art world is coming back to life. Almost unbelievably, when so much of the UK remains closed, London’s leading commercial galleries all reopen next week. White Cube is to open its Bermondsey space and Mason’s Yard branch, while Gagosian launches three brand new exhibitions across its London venues. Other galleries due to open on 15 June include Cristea Roberts, Hauser & Wirth and Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac.
Guardian
Blue-Chip Galleries Are Fleeing Manhattan to Set Up Shop in the Tony Hamptons. Will It Be More Than a Summer Romance?
Blue-Chip Galleries Are Fleeing Manhattan to Set Up Shop in the Tony Hamptons. Will It Be More Than a Summer Romance?
Several blue-chip galleries, including Pace, dealer Max Levai of Marlborough, Van de Weghe Fine Art, Skarstedt Gallery, and auction house Sotheby’s are opening spaces in East Hampton this summer, hoping to capitalize on what may be the most high-end captive audience of billionaire collectors and connoisseurs gathered in one place in decades.
Artnet
Some London Galleries Prepare to Reopen by Appointment Next Week as the City Lifts Its Ban on Non-Essential Retail Businesses
Some London Galleries Prepare to Reopen by Appointment Next Week as the City Lifts Its Ban on Non-Essential Retail Businesses
After trade associations successfully lobbied the UK government to include art galleries alongside other “non-essential retail” businesses in its plan to ease lockdown restrictions, a dozen central London galleries have announced that they will reopen on June 15.
Artnet
Painter Thenjiwe Niki Nkosi Captures the Moments Just Before Legendary Black Gymnasts Perform Daring Routines—See Images Here
Painter Thenjiwe Niki Nkosi Captures the Moments Just Before Legendary Black Gymnasts Perform Daring Routines—See Images 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
Artists and Galleries Are Selling Works to Support the Black Lives Matter Movement. Here Are 12 Fundraisers Happening Now
Artists and Galleries Are Selling Works to Support the Black Lives Matter Movement. Here Are 12 Fundraisers Happening Now
As the nation continues to grapple with the death of George Floyd and the realities of systemic racism and police brutality, thousands have donated to bail funds and organizations such as Black Lives Matter. In the art world, several artists and galleries have also begun selling works to benefit various bail funds and organizations that are working to combat racism, from the Minnesota Freedom Fund to the Black Trans Advocacy Coalition.
Artnet
Hong Kong Galleries Are Banding Together to Launch a Mini Art Fair to Help Revive the City’s Struggling Art Market
Hong Kong Galleries Are Banding Together to Launch a Mini Art Fair to Help Revive the City’s Struggling Art Market
Organizers of the event, titled “Unscheduled,” call it a “response to these unprecedented times.” It will operate a lot like a fair, but they’re billing it as “a platform for selling and networking that will present solo exhibitions from [the association’s] gallery members, with a focus on modern and contemporary art that has a connection to Asia.”
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
Online Viewing Rooms Are Creating a Goldmine of User Data on Art Collectors. Here’s How Galleries Are Using It—and How They Could in the Future
Online Viewing Rooms Are Creating a Goldmine of User Data on Art Collectors. Here’s How Galleries Are Using It—and How They Could in the Future
Since the art world’s widespread physical shutdown triggered a flood of online viewing rooms, much of the industry’s attention has been directed toward typical sales reports and heartening progress on price transparency. At this point, we can safely say two things: that business is still being done in the depths of the crisis; and that the average observer has never before had more visibility into the availability of artworks and their costs. These are inherently good things.
Artnet
How Three Art Collectors Have Adapted Their Habits during Quarantine
How Three Art Collectors Have Adapted Their Habits during Quarantine
Typically around this time of year, the New York City art market would be alight following the May auctions at Christie’s, Sotheby’s, and Phillips, which come right after the dash to Randall’s Island for Frieze New York and uptown to TEFAF New York. But of course, 2020 is far from a typical year. This spring, collectors have had to switch out their VIP passes for online log-in credentials as the art market has gone completely digital due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Artsy
Sculptor Ron Mueck Departs Mega-Gallery Hauser & Wirth, Joins Thaddaeus Ropac
Sculptor Ron Mueck Departs Mega-Gallery Hauser & Wirth, Joins Thaddaeus Ropac
After nearly a decade at one of the world’s biggest galleries, the Australian sculptor Ron Mueck is departing for new representation. Mueck and Hauser & Wirth gallery have parted ways, and is now joining the roster of Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, which has locations in London, Paris, and Salzburg. In October, Mueck will have a solo exhibition of work in the gallery’s London space hosted in collaboration with British dealer Anthony d’Offay, who worked with the artist before his gallery closed.
Art News
Art dealers across the US struggling to survive as new report projects a 73% loss in revenue
Art dealers across the US struggling to survive as new report projects a 73% loss in revenue
As numerous organisations attempt to measure the still untold and unfolding financial fallout of coronavirus (Covid-19) within the art world, the Art Dealers Association of America (ADAA) has today released its latest findings, revealing that art galleries across the US project a 73% loss in revenue for the second fiscal quarter.
The Art Newspaper
Somewhere In-Between: Cathrin Hoffmann and Liam Fallon @ Duve Gallery, Berlin
Somewhere In-Between: Cathrin Hoffmann and Liam Fallon @ Duve Gallery, Berlin
Following the lifting of restrictions in most of the European countries, Duve Gallery in Berlin is reintroducing its program with a new exhibition, Somewhere In-Between, a duo show with works by Liam Fallon and Cathrin Hoffmann.
Juxtapoz
Mayors of major US cities urge Congress to provide additional support for the arts and culture sector
Mayors of major US cities urge Congress to provide additional support for the arts and culture sector
As the arts and culture sector in the US continues to face huge economic losses due to the impact of the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, more than 20 mayors of major US cities are urging Congress to provide additional funding and support for the sector in its next relief package.
The Art Newspaper