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Article date: Sunday, July 4, 2021
Documenta 15 to Commence as Planned in 2022

The Supervisory Board and shareholders of documenta und Museum Fridericianum gGmbH has decided that documenta fifteen can take place in Kassel as planned from June 18 to September 25, 2022.

Article date: Friday, July 2, 2021
12 Botanical Gardens Around the World to Host Augmented Reality Artworks by Ai Weiwei, El Anatsui, and Other Artists

This fall, a group of artworks by Ai Weiwei, El Anatsui, and other contemporary artists will simultaneously go on view in a dozen different gardens worldwide.

Article date: Thursday, July 1, 2021
Dordrechts Museum Receives Turner Painting on Long Term Loan

The Dordrechts Museum has been enriched by a new acquisition - an exceptional and unique painting by the English landscape painter J.M.W. Turner (1775-1851).

Article date: Thursday, July 1, 2021
‘CLOSE-UP’ An Exhibition of Works by Prominent Women Artists Opens at Fondation Beyeler in September

The exhibition CLOSE-UP, which will open at the Fondation Beyeler this September, will present works by nine women artists occupying prominent positions within the history of modern art from 1870 to the present day.

Article date: Thursday, July 1, 2021
The Courtauld to Present the First Exhibition on Van Gogh’s Self-Portraits in London

The first exhibition devoted to Vincent van Gogh’s self-portraits across his entire career will take place at The Courtauld Gallery from 3 February – 8 May 2022.

Article date: Wednesday, June 30, 2021
Konrad Klapheck’s ‘Venus Ex Machina’ at Museum MORE, in The Netherlands

This summer, Museum MORE is hosting a large-scale retrospective of the work of Konrad Klapheck (born 1935, Düsseldorf).

Article date: Wednesday, June 30, 2021
Huntington to Lend Its Iconic "Blue Boy" to the National Gallery, London

One hundred years after Henry E. Huntington purchased Thomas Gainsborough’s masterpiece, The Blue Boy (ca. 1770) from the Duke of Westminster, and it set sail from England for its new home in the United States, the iconic portrait will go back on view at the National Gallery in London.

Article date: Tuesday, June 29, 2021
James Cuno Retires as President and CEO of the J. Paul Getty Trust

International arts leader and scholar James Cuno announced plans to retire from his post as the president and CEO of the J. Paul Getty Trust, after a decade at the helm of affairs.

Article date: Tuesday, June 29, 2021
Kabelo Malatsie is the New Director of Kunsthalle Bern

The Kunsthalle Bern has announced the appointment of Kabelo Malatsie (b.1987, Mphakane, South Africa) as its new director. She will take up her new position in April 2022, succeeding the current director, Valérie Knoll.

Article date: Tuesday, June 29, 2021
Greek Police Recover Picasso, Mondrian Works Stolen in 2012

The Greek Police has managed to locate two stolen paintings of extreme importance, the “Head of a woman” by Pablo Picasso and Piet Mondrian’s “Mill”.

Article date: Monday, June 28, 2021
Unseen Amsterdam Announces Participants for its 2021 Edition

Unseen presents a strong international selection of exhibitors for the upcoming edition, which takes place from September 16 – 19, 2021 at culture park Westergas in Amsterdam.

Article date: Monday, June 28, 2021
Museum Folkwang Presents ‘The Fall’ by Tobias Zielony in Essen, Germany

Museum Folkwang, Germany, is presenting the first major overview exhibition of the work of Tobias Zielony from June 25—September 26, 2021 titled ‘The Fall’.

Article date: Monday, June 28, 2021
Art Expositions LLC Launches New Annual Fair 'EDITIONS Chicago – The Print, Photography & Art Book Fair'

Art Expositions LLC, the parent company of EXPO CHICAGO led by Tony Karman, has announced the launch of a new art fair, ‘EDITIONS Chicago – The Print, Photography & Art Book Fair’, debuting September 23 – 26, 2021 at Navy Pier.

Article date: Monday, June 28, 2021
Famous Belgian Artist Jan Fabre to Face Trial for Sexual Harassment

Belgian choreographer Jan Fabre, one of Europe's most celebrated and controversial artists, has been referred to a Belgian criminal court on charges of sexual harassment in the workplace.

Article date: Sunday, June 27, 2021
Antwerp Auction House Bernaerts Presents a Solo Artist Auction Titled 'Traject' by Karim Osmani

From June 24 - July 25, 2021, Bernaerts Gallery is hosting an exhibition-auction titled 'Traject' by designer-artist Karim Osmani.

Article date: Saturday, June 26, 2021
‘Jeff Koons Mucem - Works from the Pinault Collection’

The exhibition “Jeff Koons Mucem. Works from the Pinault Collection”, conceived in close collaboration with the American artist, is on view in Marseille, France.

Article date: Thursday, June 24, 2021
Royal Academy London Apologizes to Jess de Wahls

The Royal Academy of Arts has apologised to an artist whose work was removed from its gift shop after it branded her views transphobic on social media, calling its initial decision a “betrayal” of its commitment to freedom of speech.

Article date: Thursday, June 24, 2021
Emerging Artists & Giants of the 20th Century Soar at Phillips’ Evening Sale

The sales record for the 20th Century Sales at Phillips New York which took place June 23, 2021 are in, featuring new records set for Cinga Samson, Avery Singer, Vija Celmins, Titus Kaphar, and Julie Curtiss.

Article date: Wednesday, June 23, 2021
Film London Jarman Award Announces Shortlist for its 2021 Edition

The prestigious Jarman Award prize has announced shortlist for its 2021 film award of £10,000, in celebration of UK’s foremost artists filmmakers.

Article date: Tuesday, June 22, 2021
National Gallery of Art Receives Photograph Collection from Stephen G. Stein

The National Gallery of Art announced that Stephen G. Stein has given the museum a superb collection of 161 photographs that includes some of the most admired artists in the history of photography.

Article date: Sunday, June 20, 2021
Moderna Museet Presents First Retrospective Exhibition of British Artist Lynette Yiadom-Boakye in Stockholm, Sweden

Moderna Museet in collaboration with Tate Britain, will on July 3, 2021 present the first major retrospective exhibition of the British artist and writer Lynette Yiadom-Boakye titled ‘Fly in League with The Night’ in Stockholm, Sweden.

Article date: Saturday, June 19, 2021
German Police Appeal for Information After 17th Century Paintings Found in Skip

The Cologne police are looking for the owner of two oil paintings found by a 64-year-old man in a garbage container.

Article date: Friday, June 18, 2021
Getty Museum Acquires Pastel by Adélaïde Labille-Guiard

The J. Paul Getty Museum has acquired the greatest pastel by Adélaïde Labille-Guiard, one of the leading women artists in 18th-century Europe.

Article date: Thursday, June 17, 2021
Vincent Geyskens at Museum M Leuven in Belgium

Vincent plays with these expectations of images and painting: what do images mean to us, what role do surfaces and paint play in how we read and analyse an image, what links do we make with images we encounter in our everyday life?

Article date: Thursday, June 17, 2021
Floral Street First Fragrance Partner of the Van Gogh Museum

The independent, sustainable British brand Floral Street is the first fragrance partner of the Van Gogh Museum. Through their creativity, dedication and in celebration of the works of Vincent van Gogh, they will excite and engage audiences globally in appreciation of fine art and fine fragrance.

Article date: Thursday, June 17, 2021
Centre Pompidou to Open its first North American Outpost in Jersey City

One of France's best-known art institutions, the Centre Pompidou, has chosen Jersey City as the site of its first North American outpost. Set to open in 2024, the satellite museum will host exhibitions drawn from the Paris institution's 120,000-strong collection of modern and contemporary art.

Article date: Wednesday, June 16, 2021
Smithsonian “FUTURES” To Unveil Five New Commissions by Leading Contemporary Artists

Visitors can see alternate future worlds as imagined by Beatriz Cortez, Nettrice Gaskins, Soo Sunny Park, Devan Shimoyama, and Tamiko Thiel and /p in their Smithsonian Debuts.

Article date: Wednesday, June 16, 2021
Mackenzie Scott Gives Away 2.7 Billion to 286 Teams Empowering Voices the World Needs to Hear

Mackenzie Scott announced through her blog on medium, her decision to give funds to 286 teams who empower voices the world needs to hear.

Article date: Tuesday, June 15, 2021
M HKA Presents Shilpa Gupta’s  Survey Exhibition Titled ‘Today Will End’ in Antwerp

M HKA presents the first mid-career survey exhibition of artworks by artist Gupta, bringing together many of her key works for the first time in Antwerp.

Article date: Tuesday, June 15, 2021
Sir Tim Berners-Lee to Auction the Source Code for the World Wide Web as an NFT

This month, Sotheby’s will be auctioning the source code for the World Wide Web, Sir Tim Berners-Lee’s original time stamped files, signed by him, as an NFT in what will be Sotheby's first digital-born artefact to come to auction.

Article date: Monday, June 14, 2021
Lost Painting by Sir Winston Churchill to be Offered by Phillips at its June 20th Century and Contemporary Art Evening Sale

An extraordinary emblem of the celebrated friendship between British Prime Minister Sir Winston Churchill and Greek shipping magnate Aristotle Onassis, The Moat, Breccles will be offered in Phillips’ 20th Century and Contemporary Art Evening, this June.

Article date: Monday, June 14, 2021
Christo and Jeanne-Claude’s L’arc de Triomphe, Wrapped (Project for Paris, Place de  l'Étoile-Charles de Gaulle)

L'Arc de Triomphe, Wrapped (Project for Paris, Place de l'Étoile-Charles de Gaulle), a temporary work of art, will be on view for 16 days, from September 18 to October 3, 2021.

Article date: Saturday, June 12, 2021
Photo London Returns to Somerset House for its Sixth Edition

Photo London returns to Somerset House for its sixth edition from 8–12 September 2021. Building on last year’s success, the second edition of Photo London Digital will run concurrently with the physical fair thus providing an opportunity to participate for exhibitors unable to attend in person.

Article date: Friday, June 11, 2021
The Art of Being Timothy Spall

Timothy Spall is an actor famous for his roles in several films and television series including a 2014 eponymous film 'Mr Turner', which laid the groundwork for his foray into painting, eventually culminating into a formal exhibition opening soon.

Article date: Friday, June 11, 2021
Norbert MIddelkoop Appointed as New Conservator Of Ancient Art At The Frans Hals Museum, Netherlands

Norbert MIddelkoop has been appointed as the new conservator of Ancient Art at The Frans Hals Museum, Netherlands. This comes as an exciting and welcome news following his professional trajectory over the years.

Article date: Thursday, June 10, 2021
Venice Biennale Announces ‘The Milk of Dreams’ as the Title of its 59th Edition in 2022

The President of La Biennale di Venezia, Roberto Cicutto, and the Curator of the 59th International Art Exhibition, Cecilia Alemani have announced the title and theme of the Biennale Arte 2022, which will take place from April 23 to 27 November 2022.

Article date: Wednesday, June 9, 2021
Royal Museum of Fine Arts Antwerp Explores Rubens’ Study Heads Collections for Research

Dr Nico Van Hout, Head of Collections Research at the Royal Museum of Fine Arts Antwerp (KMSKA) explores the varied use of heads by Rubens and his assistants in Study Heads.

Article date: Wednesday, June 9, 2021
Triodos Bank Extends Support for Cultural and Creative Sectors with EU Backing

Triodos Bank and the European Investment Fund (EIF) have signed a guarantee agreement to support SMEs with a specific focus on, films and media productions, art schools, music festivals, theatres and music production.

Article date: Tuesday, June 8, 2021
Micha Patiniott: A Pleasant Discovery at Art Brussels Online Viewing Room

The work of Dutch painter Micha Patiniott (Amsterdam, 1972) are a well-kept secret. Over the past decade, after landing his first museum solo show in 2010, Patiniott has steadily refined his highly personal take on contemporary figuration, averse to trends.

Article date: Monday, May 31, 2021
A Bernini Masterpiece Thought Lost Becomes A Symbol of Transience in an Era of Contagion

A marble skull from the pre-1800 Skulpturensammlung maintained by Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden (SKD) has now been attributed to the famous sculptor Gian Lorenzo Bernini (1598–1680).

Article date: Monday, May 31, 2021
Bienal de São Paulo Announces Artist List for its 34th Edition

The Fundação Bienal de São Paulo has announced the complete list of artists participating in the 34th Bienal – Faz Escuro mas eu canto [Though it’s dark, still I sing], consisting of 91 names (including two duos and one artist collective) from 39 countries.

Article date: Sunday, May 30, 2021
Musée de l’Armée (The French Army Museum) in Paris Presents a Commemorative Exhibition on Napoleon

Echoing the commemorations of the bicentenary of the death of the Emperor, Napoleon, the musée de l’Armée is presenting, for the first time in its history, a contemporary art tour at the Invalides.

Article date: Friday, May 28, 2021
The UK National Trust Seeks New Chair

The National Trust has announced that its Council has started the process to appoint a new Chair following its current Chairman Tim Parker’s decision to step down after almost seven years of service.

Article date: Friday, May 28, 2021
Kathrin Longhurst Awarded 2021 Archibald Packing Room Prize for Kate Ceberano Portrait

The Art Gallery of New South Wales’ head packer Brett Cuthbertson and his packing room team have awarded the 30th annual Archibald Packing Room Prize to Kathrin Longhurst for her portrait of the celebrated Australian singer and songwriter Kate Ceberano.

Article date: Wednesday, May 26, 2021
Louvre Appoints its First Female President in its 228 Year History

The French presidency has appointed Laurence des Cars, the current director of the Musée d’Orsay in Paris, to head the world’s largest museum from September 1, 2021.

Article date: Tuesday, May 25, 2021
Landmark Exhibition, ‘Slavery’, Opens at Rijksmuseum Amsterdam

Rijksmuseum, the national museum of arts and history of the Netherlands, opens its first ever major exhibition dedicated to the subject of slavery.

Article date: Monday, May 24, 2021
Museum der Moderne Presents a Major Retrospective by Yinka Shonibare CBE Titled 'End of Empire' in Salzburg, Austria

Opened May 22, 2021 at the Museum der Moderne, 'End of Empire', is an exhibition by one of the most prominent and celebrated artist in the UK, Yinka Shonibare.

Article date: Monday, May 24, 2021
Sixteen New Member Dealers from Across the United States Join the Art Dealers Association of America

The Art Dealers Association of America (ADAA) has announced the addition of 16 new members from across the country, one of the largest new member classes in the Association’s history.

Article date: Monday, May 24, 2021
Julien Creuzet, Kelvin Kyung Kun Park and Alice Wang are Nominees for BMW Art Journey 2021

The shortlisted artists for the 2021 edition of BMW Art Journey are Julien Creuzet, Kelvin Kyung Kun Park and Alice Wang. These artists have been invited to develop the proposal for their ideal journey, with the winner to be announced in late June 2021.

Article date: Sunday, May 23, 2021
Lord Hall Resigns as National Gallery Chairman

Ex-BBC director general Lord Hall has resigned as National Gallery chairman amid the uproar after an inquiry into Panorama's Princess Diana interview.

Article date: Sunday, May 23, 2021
The Obama Portraits Travel to Five Cities in the United States

The Obama Portraits Tour, organized by the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery, will travel to five cities across the U.S. from June 2021 through May 2022.

Article date: Friday, May 21, 2021
New York Collector Discovers Long-Lost van Gogh Masterpiece

The art collector and luminary who founded the New York Academy of Art with Andy Warhol in 1979 says he’s rediscovered a long-lost Vincent van Gogh masterpiece at an obscure country auction.

Article date: Friday, May 21, 2021
TEFAF Maastricht Cancels Physical Fair, Retains Online Presentation for 2021 Edition

After careful consideration of current global circumstances, The European Fine Art Foundation (TEFAF) has made the decision to cancel the in-person component of TEFAF Maastricht 2021, originally slated for September 11 - 19, 2021.

Article date: Friday, May 21, 2021
1-54 New York Presents Textile Art for its 2021 Physical Exhibition

For its physical exhibition, 1-54 New York explores a characteristic presentation featuring only female artists working with textiles. Installed at Christie’s Rockefeller Plaza in New York, the exhibition titled 'Knotted Ties'.

Article date: Wednesday, May 19, 2021
Kraszna-Krausz Foundation Announces Winners of the 2021 Kraszna-Krausz Awards

The Kraszna-Krausz Foundation has announced the winners of the 2021 Kraszna-Krausz Photography and Moving Image Book Awards. The winning titles have been chosen as exemplary demonstrations of originality and excellence in the fields of moving image and photography book publishing, from the past year.

Article date: Wednesday, May 19, 2021
Magnum Photos Announces Reopening of its London Gallery and Expansion into Paris

Today, CEO Caitlin Hughes announced Magnum’s new location in Paris which will feature a ground floor gallery, its expansion through an online curated-programme of exhibitions and new fine prints selections on its website, the reopening of its London gallery for the newly-launched London Gallery Weekend with a Herbert List exhibition, future new visual identity components and e-activations.

Article date: Wednesday, May 19, 2021
Galleries Association of Korea Partners with FRIEZE on a Global Art Fair Starting in 2022

Beginning in the coming year, Galleries Association of Korea is pleased to announce a long-term partnership with FRIEZE. Through this collaboration, FRIEZE will introduce a new international art fair to run alongside KIAF ART SEOUL from September 2022.

Article date: Monday, May 17, 2021
The Royal Academy London Presents Tracey Emin/Edvard Munch: The Loneliness of the Soul Supported by Pyotr Aven, Art Fund, Viking, Xavier Hufkens, White Cube and Galleria Lorcan O’Neil Roma

The Royal Academy of Arts will present a landmark exhibition bringing together for the first time the work of acclaimed British artist Tracey Emin RA (b.1963) and the Norwegian Expressionist Edvard Munch (1863-1944), two internationally renowned artists born 100 years apart.

Article date: Saturday, May 15, 2021
The National Gallery Takes Van Huysum’s 'Flowers in a Terracotta Vase' to Six Locations in the UK

Following the positive response to Artemisia Visits (2019), the National Gallery has announced another travel exhibition titled 'Jan van Huysum Visits'.

Article date: Saturday, May 15, 2021
National Gallery of Art Appoints E. Carmen Ramos as New Chief Curatorial and Conservation Officer

The National Gallery of Art announced the appointment of E. Carmen Ramos as the new Chief Curatorial and Conservation Officer. Rasmos is the first female and person of colour taking up the role.

Article date: Friday, May 14, 2021
Claude Monet’s $70.4 Million Water Lilies Painting Leads Sotheby's Marquee Evening Sales in New York

On May 12, 2021, Claude Monet’s $70.4 Million Water Lilies Painting was the leading sale at Sotheby's Marquee Evening Sales in New York which sold a total of $600 million.

Article date: Wednesday, May 12, 2021
Black Obsidian Sound System Collective Respond to Their Nomination for the 2021 Turner Prize

London -based collective B.O.S.S, calls out Tate for their exploitative practice, and are demanding the right to thrive in conditions that are nurturing and supportive.

Article date: Wednesday, May 12, 2021
Christie’s Inaugural 21st Century Evening Auction Records USD $210.5M in Sales

A sales breakdown of Christie's highly-anticipated inaugural 21st Century Evening Auction which took place May 11, 2021. Christie’s inaugural 21st Century Evening.

Article date: Tuesday, May 11, 2021
Leonardo Da Vinci’s ‘Head of a Bear’ to be Offered at Christie’s London in July

'Head of Bear' is one of only 8 drawings by Leonardo da Vinci known to be in private hands outside the Royal Collection and the Devonshire Collections at Chatsworth.

Article date: Sunday, May 9, 2021
Winners of the European Museum of the Year Awards for 2020 and 2021 Announced

The European Museum Forum has announced the winners of the European Museum of the Year Awards for 2020 and 2021. The winners in different categories under the EMYA scheme were presented at the online ceremony on 6 May 2021, bringing together members of the EMYA community including candidates, partners and friends.

Article date: Sunday, May 9, 2021
Phillips to Accept Cryptocurrency for a Physical Artwork for the First Time

Phillips Auction House to Accept Cryptocurrency for Banksy’s ‘Laugh Now Panel A’ in the 20th Century & Contemporary Art Evening Sale in Collaboration with Poly Auction

Article date: Friday, May 7, 2021
Art for India: A Call for Assistance in the Surging Covid-19 Cases in India via Mission Oxygen

Art For India is an online print sale to raise urgent funds for India’s COVID-19 relief, supporting Mission Oxygen. Renowned artists from India, the diaspora and friends have united around this urgent cause, donating some of their most loved and striking imagery.

Article date: Friday, May 7, 2021
Five Art Collectives Shortlisted for the Turner Prize

Array Collective, Black Obsidian Sound System, Cooking Sections, Gentle/Radical, and Project Art Works have been shortlisted for the 2021 Turner Prize.

Article date: Thursday, May 6, 2021
Fondazione Prada Presents Simon Fujiwara’s “Who the Bær” in Milan

"Who the Bær" is an exhibition by Japanese artist, Simon Fujiwara presented by Fondazione Prada. Opened April 29, the exhibition is slated to be on view until Spetember 27, 2021.

Article date: Thursday, May 6, 2021
The Royal Academy of Arts Announces Yinka Shonibare RA Coordinator of the 253rd Summer Exhibition Committee

Renowned British-Nigerian artist Yinka Shonibare RA will co-ordinate the 253rd Summer Exhibition in 2021. The Summer Exhibition Committee members are Royal Academicians Tony Bevan, Vanessa Jackson, Mali Morris, Humphrey Ocean, Eva Rothschild, Bob and Roberta Smith and Emma Stibbon. David Adjaye will curate the Architecture Gallery.

Article date: Thursday, May 6, 2021
Pablo Picasso’s "Guernica" Recreated in Chocolate in Madrid, Spain

Chocolatiers hailing from the Basque Country in Spain recreated the famous painting 'Guernica' that was created by renowned artist, Pablo Picasso to celebrate their heritage.

Article date: Tuesday, May 4, 2021
Bourse De Commerce - Pinault Collection to Open in Paris May 22, 2021

The Bourse de Commerce, a new site in Paris where works from the Collection Pinault are displayed and dedicated to contemporary art opens May 22, 2021.

Article date: Tuesday, May 4, 2021
Following Conservation Treatment, 'The Triumph of Silenus' is Discovered to be a Nicolas Poussin Original

‘The Triumph of Silenus’ was one of the first paintings to enter the National Gallery Collection in 1824. Once considered autograph, that is by the hand of Nicolas Poussin (1594–1665), the painting has long been plagued by questions of authenticity.

Article date: Monday, May 3, 2021
Documenta Archiv Launches Platform6 in Honor of Renowned Late Curator Okwui Enwezor

The documenta archiv presents the virtual *Platform6 *in honor of Okwui Enwezor via the link, which went live April 29, 2021.

Article date: Monday, May 3, 2021
Glasgow International Announces Programme for 2021 Edition

Glasgow International, the largest festival for contemporary visual art in Scotland, has announced details of its ninth edition taking place across the city from 11 – 27 June 2021.

Article date: Monday, May 3, 2021
Italian Culture Ministry Announces Renovation of Rome's Colosseum for New High-tech Arena Floor

The ancient Roman Colosseum is once again going to have a floor thanks to a new, hi-tech project announced by the culture ministry on Sunday.

Article date: Saturday, May 1, 2021
Eli Broad, Los Angeles Philanthropist for Arts and Education Passes Away at 87

Philanthropist and entrepreneur Eli Broad, who is the only person to found two Fortune 500 companies in different industries and who co-founded with his wife Edye the contemporary art museum, The Broad, has passed away.

Article date: Saturday, May 1, 2021
David Hockney’s Digital Artwork Commissioned by CIRCA is on View in London, New York, Seoul, and Tokyo

This May, Outdoor Screens Around The World Unite to Present Hockney’s Animated Sunrise on London’s Iconic Piccadilly Lights, Over 70 Billboards in New York’s Times Square, The Largest LED Screen in Seoul and The Largest 3-Paneled LED Display in Japan.

Article date: Saturday, April 24, 2021
The Academy of Motion Picture Unveils Campaign Art for 93rd Edition of the Oscars

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has revealed the campaign art for the 93rd Oscars. The 2021 campaign illustrates this year’s tagline, “Bring Your Movie Love,” celebrating our global appreciation for the power of film to foster connection, to educate, and to inspire us to tell our own stories.

Article date: Saturday, April 24, 2021
Getty Embarks on International Project to Study Soviet-Era Plastics

The Getty Conservation Institute (GCI) has partnered with Die Neue Sammlung - The Design Museum in Munich, the Wende Museum of the Cold War in Los Angeles and the Cologne Institute of Conservation Sciences to launch German Democratic Plastics in Design, a project looking at how Soviet-era plastics were made and valued.

Article date: Saturday, April 24, 2021
Jan II Borman's Iconic Saint George Altarpiece Returns to Art & History Museum in Brussels

After three years of research and restoration, Jan II Borman's iconic Saint George Altarpiece (1493) resides resplendently once again in the Art & History Museum in Brussels.

Article date: Saturday, April 24, 2021
Rencontres de Bamako Announces Curatorial Team for 2021 Edition

Organizers of Rencontres de Bamako (Bamako Encounters), the biennial dedicated to African photography and video, have announced the curatorial team for the 13th edition.

Article date: Tuesday, April 20, 2021
Netherland-Based Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Presents an Online Exhibition Titled “The Breakdown Economy”

'The Breakdown Economy' is an online exhibition exploring the concept of an alternative economy that breaks with the fossil-fuel age. It explores the transition from the fossil-fuel economy to a bio-based economy through the eyes of two design studios and an artist’s studio: Studio Klarenbeek & Dros, Koehorst in ‘t Veld and Atelier Van Lieshout.

Article date: Monday, April 19, 2021
"The Body Electric": A Dual Exhibition of Works by Erwin Osen and Egon Schiele in Vienna, Austria

Egon Schiele’s images of newborns and recently discovered drawings by his friend Erwin Osen are on show at Leopold Museum in Vienna, Austria.

Article date: Saturday, April 17, 2021
Vivian Suter Wins 2021 Swiss Grand Award for Art / Prix Meret Oppenheim

Swiss-Argentine artist Vivian Suter is one of three recipients of this year’s Swiss Grand Award for Art/Prix Meret Oppenheim. Also honoured are architect Georges Descombes and the curator Esther Eppstein.

Article date: Saturday, April 17, 2021
Neo Matloga Wins 2021 ABN AMRO Art Prize

Neo Matloga has been announced as the winner of the tenth edition of the ABN AMRO Art Award. The prize includes an exhibition of his work later this year at Hermitage Amsterdam.

Article date: Saturday, April 17, 2021
1975 Painting by Robert Colescott's George Washington Carver to Highlight Sotheby’s May Contemporary Art Evening Auction in New York

Robert Colescott's George Washington Carver Crossing the Delaware: Page from an American History Textbook, painted in 1975, comes to the Sotheby's auction this May in New York as a highlight of the Contemporary Art Evening Auction.

Article date: Thursday, April 15, 2021
Denise Gardner Appointed as Chairperson, Board of Trustees Art Institute Chicago

The Art Institute of Chicago announced the election of Denise Gardner as the organization’s new chairperson of the Board of Trustees, succeeding Robert M. Levy as the leader of the governing body of both the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) and the Art Institute of Chicago museum.

Article date: Thursday, April 15, 2021
The World’s Biggest Banksy Rat Mural to be Auctioned in the Netherlands

The ‘White House Rat’, also known as “The World's Biggest Banksy”, has been delivered to Hessink’s International Fine Art Auctioneers this week, at their famous location in Zwolle at the ‘Koperen Hoogte’ along the A28

Article date: Thursday, April 15, 2021
Craig Easton Wins 2021 Sony World Photography Awards for his Series, “Bank Top”

The Photographer of the Year title and accompanying $25,000 (USD) cash prize and a range of Sony’s digital imaging kit is awarded to the esteemed documentarian Craig Easton (United Kingdom) for his series Bank Top.

Article date: Wednesday, April 14, 2021
New Report from UNESCO on Museums Points to Options for the Future

UNESCO has published a report providing a provisional assessment of the situation of 104,000 museums in the face of COVID-19, based on data provided by 87 Member States in an online survey conducted last March. The report confirms museums’ vulnerability one year into the pandemic.

Article date: Tuesday, April 13, 2021
Google Doodle to Mark 151st Anniversary of The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Founding

The 151st anniversary of the founding of The Metropolitan Museum of Art will be celebrated with a custom Google Doodle, the creative treatment of the Google logo featured on the search engine’s homepage.

Article date: Monday, April 12, 2021
Piet Mondrian’s Modern Masterpiece in Christie’s 20th Century Evening Sale in New York

Christie’s has announced the inclusion of Piet Mondrian’s Composition: No. II, with Yellow, Red and Blue, 1927 in its upcoming, newly-introduced 20th Century Evening Sale at Christie’s New York on May 11, 2021 (estimate on request; in the region of US$25M). The painting is a rare and exceptional example of the artist’s revolutionary abstract aesthetic, made during a pivotal time in his career.

Article date: Monday, April 12, 2021
A New Giant Christ Sculpture Taller than the Famous Rio de Janeiro, is Being Built in Brazil

A giant new statue of Christ, that is going to be higher than the iconic Christ the Redeemer statue that overlooks Rio de Janeiro, is being constructed in southern Brazil. A head and outstretched arm were added this week to the statue, which has been under construction since 2019 in the city of Encantado, in the state of Rio Grande do Sul.

Article date: Friday, April 9, 2021
Auction of Possible Caravaggio Painting Blocked by Spanish Government

The Spanish government has blocked the auction of a 17th-century oil painting in Madrid on suspicion that it may actually be a lost masterpiece by Renaissance artist Caravaggio

Article date: Thursday, April 8, 2021
An Artichoke Project Presents Women Making History Exhibition in London

Women Making History is a new exhibition bringing together more than 100 extraordinary banners made by artists and women’s groups across the UK for PROCESSIONS. Artists include Claudette Johnson, Sarah Maple, Sadie Williams and Vivienne Westwood. Emblazoned with the concerns of women across the UK, the banners highlight the ongoing struggle to achieve gender equality.

Article date: Wednesday, April 7, 2021
Pablo Picasso's “Femme assise près d’une fenêtre (Marie-Thérèse)” to Highlight Christie’s May 20th Century Evening Sale in New York

On 11 May, Christie’s newly introduced 20th Century Evening Sale in New York will be highlighted by Pablo Picasso’s Femme assise près d’une fenêtre (Marie-Thérèse), 30 October 1932 (estimate in the region of $55 million).

Article date: Wednesday, April 7, 2021
The Bayeux Tapestry Loan to the UK on Hold Due to Poor Condition Report

The loan of the famed Bayeux Tapestry by the UK from France may not come to pass after a condition report revealed damage to the artwork. The Museums Journal reports that the 230-foot-long work has been found to be in poor condition, with stains and holes among the issues needing attention and repair.

Article date: Sunday, April 4, 2021
The Musée du Louvre Launches Online Collection Database and More

For the first time ever, Louvre museum brings together all of its artworks in one place with a new and improved website, that is more user-friendly, attractive and immersive.

Article date: Friday, April 2, 2021
Droit de Réponse (Right of Reply) to Simon Hewitt's Article on ArtDependence by Jean-Charles Méthiaz

Artdependence has received the following communication from Mr Jean-Charles Méthiaz concerning Simon Hewitt’s article, requesting we publish it as a Droit de Réponse (‘Right of Reply’). Artdependence fully respects Freedom of Speech and we are therefore happy to publish Mr Méthiaz’s reaction in full:

Article date: Friday, April 2, 2021
Museum Hermitage Amsterdam Starts Fundraising Campaign to Ensure its Survival

The Hermitage Amsterdam museum launched a fundraising campaign to raise money for the museum which has come into financial hardship because of the corona crisis, and enable it to remain open in the future.

Article date: Friday, March 26, 2021
Scraping The Dirt Off The ‘Crime Of The Century’

Described as the ‘Crime of the Century’, a series of paintings, all with a common source, have been sold for millions as Old Master masterpieces before being controversially downgraded to the status of modern fakes.

Article date: Sunday, March 21, 2021
Preis der Nationalgalerie Releases Shortlist for 2021

Lamin Fofana, Calla Henkel & Max Pitegoff, Sandra Mujinga and Sung Tieu are the nominees for the 2021 Preis der Nationalgalerie.

Article date: Sunday, March 21, 2021
Robbrecht and Daem Architects Designs New Rubens-inspired Reception Building for the Rubens House in Antwerp

Robbrecht and Daem Architects have designed a new Rubens-inspired reception building for the Rubens House. Located on Hopland, it will stand discreetly and to one side of Rubens’ celebrated sight-line from the portico to the garden pavilion.

Article date: Sunday, March 21, 2021
Anne Lacaton and Jean-Philippe Vassal Receive the 2021 Pritzker Architecture Prize

Anne Lacaton and Jean-Philippe Vassal, of France, have been awarded the 2021 Pritzker Architecture Prize Laureates, announced Tom Pritzker, Chairman of The Hyatt Foundation, which sponsors the award that is known internationally as architecture’s highest honor.

Article date: Friday, March 19, 2021
Ten Thousand Things: A Dual Exhibition by Miriam Cahn and Claudia Martínez Garay at Sifang Art Museum

Now on view at Sifang Museum, China, "Ten Thousand Things" is the first major two-person exhibition by Swiss artist Miriam Cahn and Peruvian artist Claudia Martínez Garay in China.

Article date: Friday, March 19, 2021
400-Year-Old Rubens Masterpiece Unveiled After Restoration Work by National Gallery

A detailed account of how two of Rubens masterpieces were not only restored but reunited after more than 200 years apart by the National Gallery.

Article date: Tuesday, March 9, 2021
Rare Van Gogh Masterpiece Emerges to Debut in Sotheby’s Paris Auction This March

Masterpiece by Vincent van Gogh emerges after a century in the same private collection to make auction debut in Paris this March.

Article date: Tuesday, March 9, 2021
Art Basel Postpones Basel Show from June to September 2021

Art Basel has announced the postponement of its Basel show from June to September, due to the ongoing impact of pandemic and worldwide travel restrictions.

Article date: Sunday, March 7, 2021
The Mosul Cultural Museum in Iraq is Being Rebuilt

Six years after Daesh attack, the Mosul Cultural Museum is being rehabilitated through the commitment of Iraqi authorities and an international heritage consortium.

Article date: Sunday, March 7, 2021
Christie’s Announces Two New Appointments in Key Administrative Roles

Christie’s has appointed Bonnie Brennan, President, Christie's Americas and Jennifer Zatorski, Global Managing Director, CEO Office.

Article date: Thursday, February 25, 2021
Update: Sony World Photography Awards Competition 2021

Shortlisted finalists for 2021 Sony World Photography Awards announced

Article date: Friday, January 8, 2021
Hassan Sharif: I Am The Single Work Artist

The travelling exhibition Hassan Sharif: I Am The Single Work Artist is the largest and most comprehensive survey of Sharif’s work to date and his first major retrospective show in Europe.

Article date: Tuesday, December 22, 2020
Art Lodge Gallery Launches Online Platform

A new art initiative, Art Lodge Gallery, has recently launched a virtual platform to curate and showcase works from reputable and recognized artists around the world. This is a particularly welcome development, especially in these times of the persisting-but-hopefully fading pandemic that has robbed not only the art world but the global economy of substantial progress for the most part of the year.

Article date: Monday, December 7, 2020
The Aestheticized Interview with Angelina Voskopoulou (Greece)

"In the few past months of isolation while all kind of performances and concerts were canceled, a public dialogue opened around the support of artists in Athens, Greece. Artists have found themselves again unprotected and full dependent on government decisions and lack of state care for the arts".

Article date: Thursday, December 3, 2020
Interview with John Bulmer, a British Pioneer of Colour Photography: a Good Picture Needs to Grab You in the Gut

'Perhaps it was the influence of Cartier-Bresson, but I’d always been attracted to pictures that included people in their environment. My work as a news photographer had probably encouraged me to go in closer and get to the heart of the matter'.

Article date: Tuesday, December 1, 2020
Interview with Belgian Artist Johan Gelper

For Johan Gelper, drawing is a way of thinking, a way of giving physical dimensions to his ideas. The drawings are a study of organic growth and probe the boundary between 'intuitive' drawing and 'construction'.

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".

Lead Stories

Article date: Thursday, July 1, 2021
Philippines Names Representative at the 59th Venice Art Biennale “All of us present, This is our gathering/Andi taku e sana, Amung taku di sana” exhibition curated by Yael Buencamino Borromeo and Arvin Jason Flores will be the country’s official representation at the prestigious event.
Article date: Thursday, July 1, 2021
New York Historical Society to Expand its Home to Build The American LGBTQ+ Museum Louise Mirrer, president and CEO of the New-York Historical Society has announced that the institution will expand its building on Central Park West, for itself and for The American LGBTQ+ Museum, New York’s first museum dedicated to LGBTQ+ history and culture.
Article date: Wednesday, June 30, 2021
Acute Art, The Shed and High Line Art to Present Outdoor Augmented Reality Exhibition This Summer Acute Art, The Shed and High Line Art are pleased to announce The Looking Glass, a free outdoor exhibition comprising seventeen augmented reality (AR) artworks staged on and around The Shed’s plaza and on the High Line, July 3 through August 29, 2021.
Article date: Wednesday, June 30, 2021
Portugal's Millionaire Art Collector Joe Berardo Detained Over Fraud Allegations According to a report in Reuters, Portuguese art collector Joe Berardo, who was once one of the country’s richest men and showcased major works by Miró and Mondrian in his own museum, has been detained by the police on Tuesday in an investigation of money laundering and fraud.
Article date: Monday, June 28, 2021
Laurent Le Bon Appointed President of the Centre Pompidou Emmanuel Macron, the President of the France has appointed Laurent Le Bon as new President of the Paris Centre Pompidou. Laurent Le Bon will take up his duties on July 19th 2021.
Article date: Monday, June 28, 2021
George Osborne Is the New Chair of British Museum The Board of Trustees of the British Museum are pleased to announce the appointment of their new Chair, George Osborne.
Article date: Monday, June 28, 2021
The Museo Nacional del Prado Adds a Picasso Donated by the Arango Montull family to Their Collection The Royal Board of Trustees of the Prado Museum in its annual meeting approved the deposit and exhibition of Buste de Femme 43, by Pablo Picasso from 1943. The painting is a donation to American Friends of the Prado Museum from the Aramont Art Collection of the Arango Montull family.
Article date: Sunday, June 27, 2021
Manifesta 14 Introduces First Urban Interventions of CRA-Carlo Ratti Associati in Prishtina, Kosovo The first symbolic urban interventions created in Prishtina, Kosovo by the renowned design and innovation bureau CRA-Carlo Ratti Associati have been revealed. In March 2021, CRA was selected to conduct Manifesta 14’s urban vision of Prishtina.
Article date: Wednesday, June 23, 2021
For the First Time in 300 Years Rembrandt’s ‘Night Watch’ is Complete Again Visitors to the Rijksmuseum can now enjoy The Night Watch in its original form, for the first time in 300 years.
Article date: Monday, June 21, 2021
Eurojust Assists to Return Stolen Archaeological Collection Found in Belgium, to Italy An ancient and rare collection of almost 800 Apulian archaeological artefacts and pieces of pottery has been returned to Italy from Belgium, with crucial support from Eurojust.
Article date: Saturday, June 19, 2021
Angela Su to Represent Hong Kong at the 59th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia Angela Su has been selected as the feature artist for Hong Kong’s participation in the 59th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia, curated by Freya Chou.
Article date: Friday, June 18, 2021
Artes Mundi 9 Unanimously Award the Prize to all Six Artists Shortlisted The jury for the UK’s largest international contemporary art prize Artes Mundi 9, has unanimously decided to award the prize to all six artists shortlisted this year.
Article date: Wednesday, June 16, 2021
INTERPOL Launches ID-Art App to Enable Protection of Cultural Heritage INTERPOL has launched an app that will help identify stolen cultural property, reduce illicit trafficking, and increase the chances of recovering stolen works and artefacts.
Article date: Wednesday, June 16, 2021
The Laureates of the Friends of S.M.A.K. Prize From 112 submitted portfolios, the international jury of the Friends of S.M.A.K. Prize chose three laureates: Jimena Chávez Delion, Mark Grootes and Angyvir Padilla.
Article date: Saturday, June 12, 2021
Polestar 1 is the First Car that can be Purchased with Art Artists and art collectors are now able to buy a Polestar 1 with art. Swedish automaker Polestar is known for exploring new ways of operating in the car industry. The brand now introduces an additional way of buying its halo electric performance hybrid before it reaches end of production later this year.
Article date: Thursday, June 10, 2021
The Metropolitan Museum New York to Return Three Works of Art to the Nigerian National Collections The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Nigerian National Commission for Museums and Monuments (NCMM) announced today the return of three works of art to the Nigerian National Collections: two 16th-century brass plaques created at the Court of Benin, and a brass head produced in Ife around the 14th century.
Article date: Friday, May 28, 2021
Tesla Welcomes Graffiti Art Samples for Giga Berlin Tesla has asked artists to submit graffiti art samples to cover Gigafactory Berlin recently via its official Twitter account. The EV automaker plans to cover Giga Berlin’s concrete walls with graffiti art.
Article date: Tuesday, May 25, 2021
Artist Arjan Pregl’s Statement on the Cancellation of an Art Exhibition by the Slovenian Government The Slovenian government has canceled an exhibition of Slovenian artists in Brussels at the European parliament. One of the artists, Arjan Pragl, shares his thoughts on this.
Article date: Monday, May 24, 2021
2020 Wolfgang Hahn Prize: Betye Saar Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the award ceremony and presentation for Betye Saar have been postponed to early summer 2021.
Article date: Monday, May 24, 2021
6 Artists Shortlisted for Trafalgar Square’s Fourth Plinth Revealed Six of the world’s most exciting contemporary artists from America, Germany, Ghana, Mexico and the UK present their ideas for the next Fourth Plinth commissions in 2022 and 2024.
Article date: Thursday, May 20, 2021
The Parlour Paintings: Working During the Lockdowns by Clive Head Clive Head writes about his experience creating the works during the lockdown, which are on view in a new exhibition showing in London.
Article date: Wednesday, May 19, 2021
In Solidarity: CIMAM Shares Open Letter from Colombian Cultural Workers  CIMAM - International Committee for Museums and Collections of Modern Art – have openly lent their support to Colombian cultural workers in their stance against repression by the Columbian State.
Article date: Thursday, May 13, 2021
Creatives on Creativity: A Book by Steve Brouwers in Conversation with 44 Creatives Steve Brouwers' new book entails insightful conversations around the worlds and works of 44 creative masterminds including George Lois, Erik Kessels, John Stezaker, Stefan Sagmeister and Harry Gruyaert, that will inspire anyone interested in the elusive concept of creativity.
Article date: Wednesday, May 12, 2021
Lucas Museum Acquires Judith F. Baca’s ‘The History of California’ Archive The Lucas Museum of Narrative Art, currently under construction in Exposition Park, has announced its acquisition of the archive related to the artist Judith F. Baca’s monumental mural The History of California (1976–84), popularly known as The Great Wall of Los Angeles.
Article date: Sunday, May 9, 2021
Van Gogh Museum Amsterdam Presents Digital Works of Jan Robert Leegte in “Compressed Landscapes” Currently showing at the Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam are works from Dutch artist Jan Robert Leegte’s website series “Compressed Landscapes”. Fully accessible to the public, the series – comprising five works inspired by Vincent van Gogh – is the ideal form of 'lockdown art'.
Article date: Sunday, May 9, 2021
17th Edition of Istanbul Biennial Rescheduled to 2022 The Istanbul Biennial announces that the exhibitions of the 17th Istanbul Biennial initially planned for September 2021 have been rescheduled and will now be held between 17 September and 20 November 2022.
Article date: Friday, May 7, 2021
Nationalmuseum Stockholm Acquires Købke’s Portrait of Carl von Nutzhorn Nationalmuseum has acquired a portrait drawing of the two-year-old Carl von Nutzhorn, created by the Danish Golden Age artist Christen Købke in July 1830.
Article date: Tuesday, May 4, 2021
 Shortlisted Carribean Artists to Design the National Windrush Monument at Waterloo Station in the UK Announced The Windrush Monument will be a permanent tribute to a generation of arrivals from the Caribbean to Britain – from the arrival of MV Empire Windrush in 1948 and in the decades that followed.
Article date: Tuesday, April 27, 2021
The Museo Nacional del Prado in Madrid, Launches Virtual Tour in Spanish and English With Gigapixel Second Canvas technology which offers the maximum image quality currently available for a virtual tour, virtual visitors can now explore the rooms of the exhibition Mythological Passions, an event that is benefiting from the sole sponsorship of Fundación BBVA.
Article date: Monday, April 26, 2021
Women Artists Exhibit Works in the Rijksmuseum Gallery of Honour for the First Time For the first time in history, the Rijksmuseum is exhibiting work by women artists in the Gallery of Honour.
Article date: Monday, April 26, 2021
Norwegian Art Patron and Philanthropist Hans Rasmus Astrup Passes Away Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art in Oslo has announced the passing away of Hans Rasmus Astrup on April 23, 2021. He was 82.
Article date: Wednesday, April 21, 2021
Manhattan D.A.’s Office Returns 33 Antiquities to Afghanistan Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance, Jr. today announced the return of 33 antiquities valued at approximately $1.8 million to the people of Afghanistan during a repatriation ceremony.
Article date: Tuesday, April 20, 2021
Museum de Fundatie and Richard Semmel’s "Christ and the Samaritan Woman at the Well" The museum will pay the sum of €200,000 to the heirs as full compensation for the Nazi persecution-related loss of the painting. The painting will remain part of the collection of Museum de Fundatie, and the heirs will henceforth recognize the Museum’s right of ownership.
Article date: Tuesday, April 20, 2021
Wildfire Tears Down University of Cape Town Library of Antiquities On Sunday morning, the University of Cape Town Libraries was burnt down by a wild fire that started near the memorial to colonial leader Cecil Rhodes.
Article date: Saturday, April 17, 2021
HARQUITECTES and Christ & Gantenbein Win Competition to Extend MACBA in Barcelona A jury of 21 experts has chosen the ‘Gallery’ proposal by the architecture studio UTE Harquitectes and Christ & Gantenbein for the MACBA extension.
Article date: Friday, April 9, 2021
Shortlist Prix de Rome Visual Arts 2021 Announced The international jury of the Prix de Rome has selected four artists for the shortlist of the Prix de Rome Visual Arts 2021. The nominees are: Mercedes Azpilicueta, Alexis Blake, Silvia Martes and Coralie Vogelaar.
Article date: Friday, April 9, 2021
Egyptologist Zahi Hawass Discovers Lost ‘Golden’ City in Luxor Egypt’s Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities has announced that an Egyptian mission under the supervision of Egyptologist Dr. Zahi Hawass discovered a city – dubbed the Rise of Aten – which had been under the sands for 3,000 years, dating back to the reign of Amenhotep III.
Article date: Thursday, April 8, 2021
Expansion of Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art to be Designed by Safdie Architects Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art today revealed plans for an expansion that will increase the size of the current facilities by 50 percent. Adding nearly 100,000 square feet to the 200,000-square-foot facility, the expansion will allow the museum to showcase its growing collection and welcome more visitors to experience the power of art, in an inclusive environment.
Article date: Wednesday, April 7, 2021
Teylers Museum Discovers Two Drawings by Bernini A major discovery in the collection of Teylers Museum: two of its 17-century drawings prove to be the work of Giovanni Lorenzo Bernini (1598–1680), the best known artist of the Italian Baroque. After comprehensive research, it was concluded that Allegory of the Holy Blood of Christ and A Child with his Guardian Angel can both be attributed to the master.
Article date: Wednesday, April 7, 2021
Art Brussels WEEK Announces New Dates for its 2021 Edition Art Brussels 2021 appears in a newly adapted format: during the Art Brussels WEEK, both off- and online gallery shows will be available to the public. The shows will be on display in various gallery spaces in a number of cities, and on the Art Brussels Online Viewing Room hosted by Artsy.
Article date: Wednesday, April 7, 2021
Montreal Museum of Fine Arts Announces Eunice Bélidor Curator of its Quebec and Canadian Contemporary Art Department The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (MMFA) has announced the appointment of Eunice Bélidor as the Gail and Stephen A. Jarislowsky Curator of Quebec and Canadian Contemporary Art (1945 till date).
Article date: Friday, April 2, 2021
Eye Art and Film Prize Announces Winner of its 2021 Edition Karrabing Film Collective has been announced the winner of the 2021 prize. To highlight and celebrate this prize, in 2022 the Eye Film museum will host an exhibition featuring the work of the Karrabing Film Collective together with the winners of the previous two years: Meriem Bennani (2019) and Kahlil Joseph (2020).
Article date: Thursday, April 1, 2021
Can the Art World Take a Joke? For centuries, April Fool’s Day has been celebrated on the first day of the month, a frivolous, unofficial holiday filled with practical jokes and pranks. During these heavy times, we could all use some lightheartedness, so we are taking this opportunity to highlight memorable pranks that have been played on the art world.
Article date: Sunday, March 28, 2021
India Art Fair Announces Jaya Asokan as its New Director India Art Fair (IAF) has announced Jaya Asokan as its new Fair Director. Asokan, formerly the Deputy Fair Director and Director of Exhibitor Relations, is taking over from Jagdip Jagpal who, after three highly successful editions, is stepping down to pursue newer avenues within the arts.
Article date: Sunday, March 28, 2021
“Home Stories, 100 Years, 20 Interiors” Opens in Design Museum, Gent Now showing at The Design Museum Gent, is a design exhibition titled “Home Stories, 100 Years, 20 Interiors”. Works on view are from renowned artists and designers such as Verner Panton, Finn Juhl, Lina Bo Bardi, Assemble, Andy Warhol, Cecil Beaton and Elsie de Wolfe.
Article date: Friday, March 26, 2021
Theo van Doesburg’s Last Surviving Model Acquired for the National Collection Het Nieuwe Instituut has acquired a model of an interior by Theo van Doesburg for the National Collection for Dutch Architecture and Urban Planning. It is a design for one of the most important architectural projects of De Stijl: the cinema-cum-dance hall in the Aubette building in Strasbourg (1928).
Article date: Tuesday, December 29, 2020
Ghosts from the Recent Past at IMMA, Dublin This exhibition explores how urgencies of the recent past continue to inhabit the present. Framed by key political events of the past 40 years the exhibition presents artworks from the IMMA Collection from the 1980s onwards.
Article date: Tuesday, December 29, 2020
Last Chance to Visit 'Ian Berry: Living Apart/Water Worldwide' at Leica Gallery London The British photographer Ian Berry recorded government regulations aspect of South African society and the resulting racial tensions, social difficulties and unnatural way that people, who could co-exist happily, were commanded to spend their lives Living Apart, hence the title of his nationally exhibited body of work and sell-out book was born.
Article date: Tuesday, December 22, 2020
Catherine Meurisse - Life in drawing at the Centre Pompidou In collaboration with the International Comics Festival of Angouleme, the Public Information Library (Bpi) is presenting an exhibition devoted to Catherine Meurisse. As an artist, caricaturist, illustrator, screen writer and reporter, Catherine Meurisse is a prolific artist. Like Claire Bretécher and Riad Sattouf, she captures the world in action.
Article date: Monday, December 21, 2020
Last Month to See Elena Luksch-Makowsky's Exhibition in Belvedere The rediscovery of the women artists of Viennese Modernism began in early 2019 with the City of Women exhibition at the Lower Belvedere. In 2020, the Belvedere continues this trajectory by dedicating an IN-SIGHT exhibition to Elena Luksch-Makowsky, one of the central protagonists of this period.
Article date: Friday, December 18, 2020
FOAM Presents an Online Exhibition Celebrating the Works of Young Artists Shaping the Future of Photography Foam presents the exhibition Foam Talent 2020 with works from a new generation of visual artists. The exhibition Foam Talent | Digital is a new multi-media platform that showcases artist projects supported by audio, video and effects.
Article date: Friday, December 18, 2020
Bienal de Arte Paiz Reveals the Exhibition Proposal Composed of 40 artists and Two Special Projects for its 22nd edition, Lost. In Between. Together The Paiz Foundation for Art and Culture announced initial details for the 22 Bienal de Arte Paiz, which will take place in three locations in Guatemala City and four locations in Antigua Guatemala. The Biennial will feature 40 artists in its central exhibition and two special individual exhibition projects on Guatemalan artist Aníbal López and Chilean artist Paz Errázuriz.
Article date: Thursday, December 17, 2020
The Museum Watch Committee of CIMAM is Concerned about Ecosystem of the Mexican Museums The Museum Watch Committee of CIMAM - International Committee for Museums and Collections of Modern Art - is concerned about the situation of the public museums in Mexico, and fears that the country's current government has lost sight of the duty of care it has for the cultural institutions that it inherited while it plans for ambitious new developments.
Article date: Wednesday, December 16, 2020
Albertina Presents 'My Generation' the Jablonka Collection The Jablonka Collection is one of the most high-profile collections of US and German art of the 1980s. It encompasses works by important artists with whom Rafael Jablonka has worked, showing and collecting their works for years. Over decades, it has been his principle to consistently acquire several works from various creative phases of each artist.
Article date: Wednesday, December 16, 2020
Philip Tinari to Curate the First Ad-Diriyah Biennale in the Kingdom of Saudi ArabiaPhilip Tinari To Curate The First Ad-Diriyah Biennale In The Kingdom Of Saudi Arabia The Thunaiyat Ad-Diriyah Foundation announced that Saudi Arabia’s first art biennale will be curated by Philip Tinari, the director and chief executive of UCCA Center for Contemporary Art, China’s leading contemporary art institution. The biennale curatorial team also includes Wejdan Reda, curator and founder of Sahaba Art Consultancy; Shixuan Luan, curator at UCCA; and Neil Zhang, assistant curator.
Article date: Monday, December 14, 2020
Manifesta 16th Edition of the Biennial will Take Place in Germany’s Ruhr Area On the 27th of November 2020 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, the Manifesta Board examined the most convincing applications for future editions of the European Nomadic Biennial. The Bids submitted by the City of Barcelona and the Ruhr Area (Ruhrgebiet), Germany were of such high quality that the Board asked for a commitment from both cities - Barcelona for 2024 and the Ruhr Area for 2026.
Article date: Thursday, December 10, 2020
Six Centuries of Maritime Masterpieces, Final Boijmans Next Door Event in the Maritime Museum Rotterdam Boijmans weighs anchor in the ‘Maritime, where the two Rotterdam art collections come together in a new exhibition Maritime Masterpieces, the eleventh and final Boijmans Next Door show. Discover the unknown maritime world behind acclaimed works of art from Bosch to Van de Velde the Elder and other artists from the sixteenth century to the twenty-first.
Article date: Friday, March 13, 2020
Art Brussels Announces New Dates for 2020 Edition Due to the unprecedented situation regarding COVID-19, the growing concern over public health and the resulting force majeure event, Art Brussels - with the agreement of their international gallery committee - has decided to cancel the April edition of the fair and reschedule the dates. Art Brussels 2020 will now take place from Thursday 25 to Sunday 28 June 2020.


Article date: Friday, June 11, 2021
The Art of Being Timothy Spall Timothy Spall is an actor famous for his roles in several films and television series including a 2014 eponymous film 'Mr Turner', which laid the groundwork for his foray into painting, eventually culminating into a formal exhibition opening soon.
Article date: Monday, June 7, 2021
The Aestheticized Interview with Eugene Ankomah (Ghana/UK) Eugene Ankomah is a visual artist, mentor and personality who is both known for his many innovative but unpredictable styles of art, as much as for his ever changing self created “Art Persona’s”, evolving fashion sense and for his ground breaking public art installations designed to create greater cohesion within the context of knife crime.
Article date: Sunday, May 23, 2021
Interview with The Gallery Climate Coalition Dirk Vanduffel, Managing Editor of ArtDependence had a conversation with The Gallery Climate Coalition (GCC), on how they are reaching art institutions based on their core objectives, which is, facilitating a greener and more sustainable art world.
Article date: Thursday, May 20, 2021
Interview with Flemish Minister President and Minister of Culture Jan Jambon On Navigating the Flemish Cultural Landscape During the Pandemic Dirk Vanduffel of ArtDependence had a conversation with Flemish Minister President and Minister of Culture, Jan Jambon, on how he navigates the Flemish cultural landscape through the ongoing pandemic period.
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: Tuesday, May 5, 2020
Artist Bilal Bahir on The Magic Carpet That Brought His Work from Baghdad to Belgium "I discover the poetic relation between old pages who have own their history and my imagery. Often, the story’s I draw are related to the text on the page. I like to interlace two tales related to the past together. The past is my source of inspiration, like the ancient drawings of the Abssy time in the 13th century, old fairy tales from east and west, and old mythologies".

Symbolism in Art

Article date: Thursday, September 5, 2019
Symbolism in Art: The Bull in Picasso’s Guernica Picasso was once quoted as saying ‘If all the ways I have been along were marked on a map and joined with a line, it might represent a minotaur’. Certainly, the magnificent minotaur was certainly one of Picasso’s most persistent obsessions, as was it’s less fantasistic cousin, the bull. The bull and the bullfighter are repeated images in Picasso’s work, seeming to speak to his Spanish roots.
Article date: Thursday, January 3, 2019
Symbolism of the Pitchfork in Grant Wood’s American Gothic American artist Grant DeVoloson Wood, usually known as Grant Wood, is best known for his work depicting images of the American Midwest. The painting that made him famous is his depiction of an Iowan famer and his stern-looking daughter, standing rigid in front of the gothic window of their white, wooden home.

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