Cover Stories

Article date: Wednesday, November 11, 2020
Sven Eisenhut, Director of Photo Basel, On 2020 – The Year That Art Fairs Went Virtual

"This time is tough for many of us on all levels – I just make sure to be as compliant as I can be with the rules set by the Swiss federal government. Within our team we try to do as much as possible over video conferences so that we can avoid public transportation".

Article date: Tuesday, November 10, 2020
Twimble, The New App from the Team Behind ArtDependence

The team behind ArtDependence have come together to launch a brand new app that has been made with art lovers in mind. Twimble allows users to take two separate photographs and stitch them together instantly, allowing better record keeping and photo management. Once stitched, the single image is saved for as long as you need it, in your personal images library.

Article date: Monday, November 9, 2020
Taiwan Art Fair ART KAOHSIUNG Set to Go Ahead November 20-22

2020 is cancelled. Again. Or is it? It’s been a hard year for the arts and artists around the world, with closures, delays, confinements and funding loss hitting almost every area of the art world. But there are signs of life and prosperity as the art world begins to do what it does best – get creative.

Article date: Thursday, November 5, 2020
The Picture Is Not at Ease

“The Picture Is Not at Ease” is an exhibition of three artists Chen Ying, Su Yu-Xin and Wang Ziquan, showcasing their creative exploration in the visual fields of painting, video and relief and latest works. The mechanism of drew picture produces new meaning and new space for reading with the profound changes in the world order and daily experience brought by the pandemic.

Article date: Tuesday, November 3, 2020
Do you Twimble? The App That Stitches Photos Together For Better Record Keeping

The new app that allows users to take 2 photographs and instantly stitch them together. Once stitched, the single image is saved for as long as you need it, in your personal images library. You can store up to 50 images at any one time.

Article date: Monday, October 5, 2020
The Aestheticized Interview with Nika Oblak & Primoz Novak (Slovenia)

Nika Oblak & Primoz Novak have been working collectively since 2003. In their art practice they examine contemporary media and capital driven society as they dissect its visual and linguistic structure.

Article date: Monday, September 7, 2020
Powerplay @arebyte Gallery

Powerplay promotes the digital arts scene in Africa and presents work by digital artists who are from or based in Nigeria, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Nairobi and the UK in collaboration with the National Gallery Zimbabwe (NGZ). The exhibition discusses the use of technology in creating a sense of identity and place within a digitised world, addressing gender, politics of borders and migration, dark markets of trade and the juxtaposition of isolation and communities forced out of working within a digital nature.

Lead Stories

Article date: Thursday, November 26, 2020
Darwin's Missing Notebooks at the University of Cambridge Cambridge University Library has announced a public appeal for help in locating two missing notebooks, one of which contains Charles Darwin’s iconic 1837 ‘Tree of Life’ sketch, pictured below.
Article date: Thursday, November 26, 2020
Met Opera Streams Nightly Online During this extraordinary and difficult time, the Met hopes to brighten the lives of its audience members even while its stage is dark. Each day, a different encore presentation from the company’s Live in HD series is being made available for free streaming on the Met website, with each performance available for a period of 23 hours, from 7:30 p.m. EDT until 6:30 p.m. the following day.
Article date: Wednesday, November 25, 2020
Philips Commits to Supporting the Rijksmuseum for Further Five Years Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA), a global leader in health technology, and the Rijksmuseum, the Netherlands’ national museum of art and history, today announced they are extending their existing twenty-year collaboration for a further five years. This means Philips will remain closely involved with the museum as a project founder and innovation partner until at least 2026.
Article date: Tuesday, November 24, 2020
MoMA Presents Online Exhibition 'Surrealist Women' Explore Surrealism’s creative attraction for women artists and its revolutionary potential then and now. Read poems inspired by Frida Kahlo and Meret Oppenheim, play your own Surrealist game, learn how one woman helped MoMA save artist refugees during World War II, and much more.
Article date: Tuesday, November 24, 2020
Mondrian and De Stijl at Museo Reina Sofia, Madrid The show brings together examples of the work of Mondrian and his fellow artists. The accompanying catalog will shed new light on the way Mondrian looked for ways of presenting his work that would elucidate its meaning and allow onlookers to discover a clear, meaningful relationship both to it and, by extension, to the world that surrounds it.
Article date: Monday, November 23, 2020
The 6th Edition of Jimei × Arles International Photo Festival will Take Place in Xiamen from November 27, 2020 to January 3, 2021 The festival will have two main sites within the Jimei District, Xiamen this year: Three Shadows Xiamen Photography Art Centre and Xiamen Jimei Citizen Square Exhibition Hall.
Article date: Friday, November 20, 2020
BelgianArtPrize 2021 awarded to Els Dietvorst The BelgianArtPrize is a biennial Award for Contemporary Art open to Belgian and international artists residing in Belgium and to all art disciplines. Since its conception in 1950, the BelgianArtPrize is more than just a prize. It aims at emphasizing the artistic relevance, innovative insights, diverse artistic practice and distinctive visual language developed by an artist at a specific time and within a specific context.
Article date: Thursday, November 19, 2020
Gropius Bau Presents Yayoi Kusama: A Retrospective Yayoi Kusama is one of the most important artists of our time. From 19 March to 1 August 2021, the Gropius Bau will stage the first major retrospective of Kusama’s work in Germany, providing an overview of the key periods in her oeuvre, which spans more than 70 years, and highlighting the significance of her art in Europe – and Germany in particular.
Article date: Wednesday, November 18, 2020
American Museums Losing Millions, Job Losses Mount as COVID-19 Cases Surge The American Alliance of Museums (AAM), the only organization representing the entire scope of the museum community, today reported museums are losing millions while operating on slim reserves, leaving about one-third of all institutions at risk of permanent closure. As we’re witnessing increases in COVID-19 cases across the country and the potential for re-closures looming, museum directors fear that their institutions will not be able to recover from another lockdown as over half have less than six months of financial savings remaining, the new survey finds.
Article date: Wednesday, November 18, 2020
In 2021, the Zurich Art Prize Goes to Sonia Kacem The Museum Haus Konstruktiv and Zurich Insurance Group Ltd announce the 14th winner of the internationally renowned Zurich Art Prize: In 2021, this art award goes to Swiss-Tunisian artist Sonia Kacem (b. 1985 in Geneva, lives and works in Amsterdam). The prize is endowed with CHF 100,000, comprising a CHF 80,000 budget for the production of a solo exhibition and CHF 20,000 in prize money.
Article date: Tuesday, November 17, 2020
Art Basel shifts Hong Kong fair from March to May 2021 Art Basel today postponed its Hong Kong fair, which was scheduled to take place in March 2021, to May 2021 in response to the ongoing impact of the global pandemic including travel restrictions.
Article date: Tuesday, November 17, 2020
The Rijksmuseum Presents its New Website The Rijksmuseum’s award-winning website has been totally revamped. Besides the new style and visual language, the Rijksmuseum is launching an all-new platform called Stories. This is the hub for all the stories taking place in the museum and behind the scenes.
Article date: Monday, November 16, 2020
CIMAM Awards Three Contemporary Art Professionals for the StayHome Curatorial Online Residency Grants, Funded by OCA – Office for Contemporary Art Norway Monday 16th November, Barcelona – Susanne Hætta, author, artist and photographer, Vadsø, Nicole Rafiki, artists and curator, Oslo, and Inger Emilie Solheim, artist, writer, and curator, Tromsø, are the selected candidates to take part in CIMAM’s StayHome Curatorial Online Residency generously financed by OCA – Office for Contemporary Art Norway.
Article date: Tuesday, November 10, 2020
The Met Presents 'Pictures, Revisited' A deep dive into The Met's rich collection of contemporary photography, Pictures, Revisited reassesses the legacy of visual appropriation at the Museum and beyond. The images in this show are snipped from magazines, staged, or copied outright from other artworks.
Article date: Thursday, November 5, 2020
Karel van Mander Prize Awarded to a Member of Boijmans’ Team: At the Forefront of Art Historical Research Sandra Kisters, Head of Collections and Research at Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, has won the prestigious Karel van Mander Prize 2020, for her publication about the perception and representation of artists.
Article date: Monday, November 2, 2020
2020 Art Quadriennale, Titled FUORI, is Now open to Public Until 17 January 2021, the FUORI 2020 Art Quadriennale, curated by Sarah Cosulich and Stefano Collicelli Cagol, organized by Fondazione La Quadriennale di Roma, chaired by Umberto Croppi, and Azienda Speciale Palaexpo, chaired by Cesare Pietroiusti, is open to the public at Palazzo delle Esposizioni in Rome.
Article date: Monday, November 2, 2020
MoMA Presents Degree Zero Drawing at Midcentury “Zero means ‘nothing,’” wrote the Japanese artist Saburo Murakami in 1953, “start with nothing, completely original, no artificial meaning.” Bringing together approximately 80 works on paper from MoMA’s collection, Degree Zero: Drawing at Midcentury illuminates how artists used drawing to forge a new visual language in the aftermath of World War II.
Article date: Monday, October 26, 2020
Toronto Biennial Of Art 2021 Announces Preliminary List Of Artists The Toronto Biennial of Art announces an initial selection of Canadian and international artists for the second edition of the city-wide event on view September 25 through December 5, 2021.
Article date: Monday, October 26, 2020
UK Grants £75 Million for Iconic Arts Venues and Cultural Organisations from Culture Recovery Fund 35 of the country’s leading cultural organisations and venues will be the first to receive grants between £1 and £3 million from the Government’s £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund, Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden has announced.
Article date: Friday, October 23, 2020
The National Portrait Gallery Presents 'Hold Still'  -  a Unique Collective Portrait of the UK During Lockdown Spearheaded by The Duchess of Cambridge, Patron of the National Portrait Gallery, Hold Still is an ambitious community project to create a unique collective portrait of the UK during lockdown. They invited people of all ages to submit a photographic portrait, taken in a six-week period during May and June, focussed on three core themes – Helpers and Heroes, Your New Normal and Acts of Kindness. Over 31,000 submissions were received from across the country, with entrants ranging from 4 to 75 years-old.
Article date: Friday, October 23, 2020
Deana Lawson Awarded Hugo Boss Prize 2020 Richard Armstrong, Director, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and Foundation, and Yves Müller, CFO and Spokesperson of the Board of HUGO BOSS AG, announced today that Deana Lawson has been awarded the Hugo Boss Prize 2020.
Article date: Thursday, October 22, 2020
Companion Pieces New Photography 2020 at the MoMA Companion Pieces: New Photography 2020 traces conversations between images. Some happen between paired or pendant pictures that rely upon one another to convey a shared message.


Article date: Thursday, June 18, 2020
Mami Kataoka, President of CIMAM, Talks About the Potential Long Term Impact of Covid-19 "Together with our very experienced and engaged Board members, we are very much looking forward to further developing CIMAM’s network and leadership role in promoting good practices in the modern and contemporary art museum profession".
Article date: Wednesday, June 10, 2020
Italian Artist Annalù Boeretto – A View From Inside the Pandemic "My creations are always metamorphic forms, imaginary architectures created through the assembly and alchemy of synthetic resins, papers and materials removed from Nature such as bark and roots".

Symbolism in Art

Article date: Friday, December 13, 2019
The Symbolism of The Baby in Keith Haring’s Work Perhaps one of the most recognizable image from Haring’s work, the radiant baby is a simple outline of a baby or person crawling on the floor on their hands and knees with lines emanating from them. Haring himself has commented that for him this baby represents youthful innocence, purity and goodness.
Article date: Wednesday, November 6, 2019
Symbolism of the Earring in the Girl with a Pearl Earring As far as historical records show, Vermeer did not leave Delft for any significant amount of time. Could this girl with her pearl earring and far away stare represent Vermeer himself, confined by the canvas and by the art itself, but dreaming and longing for far distant lands and adventures?

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The stage act, 2019  - V Yves Velter

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