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Article date: Thursday, October 21, 2021
Egypt Detains Artificial Artist Ai-Da for Fear of Being a Spy Plot

Designed to create works of art, this charming robot may look harmless enough, but she seems to have caused a diplomatic row.

Article date: Wednesday, October 20, 2021
L.S. Lowry’s ‘The Auction’ to Feature in Sotheby’s November British Art Sale

The artist’s only known painting of an auction room will make its debut in Sotheby’s modern British Art auction this November.

Article date: Tuesday, October 19, 2021
Denver Art Museum Returns Nepalese Sculpture to the People of Nepal

The Denver Art Museum (DAM) has returned an ancient stone sculpture from its collection to the people of Nepal.

Article date: Tuesday, October 19, 2021
Lili Reynaud Dewar is Laureate of the 2021 Prix Marcel Duchamp

Lili Reynaud Dewar is laureate of the 2021 Prix Marcel Duchamp

Article date: Tuesday, October 19, 2021
New Findings on Nazi Era "Forced Sale" Painting Viewed at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Discovered

The Monuments Men Foundation for the Preservation of Art (Foundation), recipient of the National Humanities Medal, presented by the President of the United States for its work honoring the Monuments Men and Women of World War II, has identified a major work of art on view at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (Museum), which it believes rightfully belongs to the heirs of a German Jew, Dr. Max J. Emden.

Article date: Monday, October 18, 2021
Vienna Museums Open OnlyFans Account for Adults Only to Display Nudes

The Austrian capital has found a new site for censorship-free artistic expression: the adults-only platform OnlyFans.

Article date: Monday, October 18, 2021
‘Machu Picchu and the Golden Empires of Peru’ at Boca Raton Museum of Art, Florida

This all-new, immersive museum experience will transport audience to the jewel of the only cradle of civilization in the Southern Hemisphere, the Incan city of Machu Picchu.

Article date: Thursday, October 14, 2021
 Inaugural Recipients of the 2021 Joan Mitchell Fellowship Announced

The inaugural recipients of the new Joan Mitchell Fellowship, which will award annually, 15 artists working in the evolving fields of painting and sculpture with $60,000 has been announced.

Article date: Wednesday, October 13, 2021
The Ghent Altarpiece Reveals its Greatest Secret: The Precise Contribution of Hubert and Jan van Eyck

Interdisciplinary research by the Royal Institute for Cultural Heritage (KIK-IRPA, Brussels) and the University of Antwerp (AXIS Research Group, UA) has lead to a breakthrough in one of the greatest mysteries in art history: the precise contribution of Jan van Eyck and his illustrious elder brother Hubert van Eyck to the creation of the Ghent Altarpiece (1432).

Article date: Wednesday, October 13, 2021
Catherine Nichols is Appointed as the Creative Mediator of Manifesta 14 Prishtina

With the title 'it matters what worlds world worlds: how to tell stories' otherwise Berlin-based Australian arts and literary scholar, Catherine Nichols, has been appointed as the Creative Mediator for the 14th edition of Manifesta.

Article date: Tuesday, October 12, 2021
Artificial Intelligence Reproduces ‘Lost’ Picasso’s ‘Lonesome Crouching Nude’

A painting of a naked woman by Pablo Picasso that has been hidden beneath one of his ‘Blue Period’ masterpieces for more than a century, has been recreated by UCL scientists using a combination of X-rays, AI and 3D-printing.

Article date: Tuesday, October 12, 2021
Twimble, The App for Art Lovers, Collectors and Archivers

Twimble is the answer for art lovers and archivers who struggle with documenting gallery, museum, studio visits and even daily experiences.

Article date: Monday, October 11, 2021
Remember Me. Portraits from Dürer to Sofonisba at Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

This autumn the Remember Me exhibition at the Rijksmuseum presents more than 100 masterpieces by artists such as Memling, Dürer, Holbein, Titian and Veronese. Remember Me is about ambition, desire and loss, and about people who wanted to be remembered.

Article date: Monday, October 11, 2021
Hyundai Commission: Anicka Yi: In Love With The World

Tate Modern has unveiled a major new work by artist Anicka Yi as the renowned Hyundai Commission returns to the gallery.

Article date: Monday, October 11, 2021
Sandra Mujinga is Recipient of the Preis der Nationalgalerie 2021

Sandra Mujinga (born 1989 in Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo), has been announced as the winner of the top art prize in Germany, Preis der Nationalgalerie 2021.

Article date: Friday, October 8, 2021
Art Basel Returns to Miami with Over 250 Galleries from Across the Globe

Reinforcing its position as the premier art fair of the Americas, Art Basel returns for a full-scale, in-person show in Miami Beach this December, with a lineup of over 250 leading galleries from across the globe.

Article date: Friday, October 8, 2021
UK Rejects UNESCO’s Call to Talk with Greece on the Return of the Parthenon Marbles

The United Kingdom has rejected the UNESCO call to reconsider its position on the Parthenon Marbles and to negotiate with Greece on the return of the cultural treasures.

Article date: Friday, October 8, 2021
Absa L’Atelier 2021 Announces Four Category Winners, Celebrating Diverse Artists Across Africa

Absa in partnership with the South African National Association for the Visual Arts (SANAVA) have announced the four category winners of the prestigious 2021 edition of the Absa L’Atelier.

Article date: Thursday, October 7, 2021
Jacob Kohnstamm Appointed Chair of The Restitutions Committee

Jacob Kohnstamm has been appointed Chair of the Advisory Committee on the Assessment of Restitution Applications for Items of Cultural Value and the Second World War (the Restitutions Committee).

Article date: Thursday, October 7, 2021
Yale Center for British Art Sheds New Light on the Group Portrait of Elihu Yale, His Family and An Enslaved Child

In October 2020 an eighteenth-century painting on display at the Yale Center for British Art was replaced by Titus Kaphar’s Enough About You (2016). What follows is an explanation of why this change was made and a description of the ongoing research into the picture previously titled Elihu Yale; William Cavendish, the second Duke of Devonshire; Lord James Cavendish; Mr. Tunstal; and an Enslaved Servant, referred to here by its accession number, B1970.1.

Article date: Thursday, October 7, 2021
'The Potato Eaters. Mistake or Masterpiece?' at Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam

The exhibition The Potato Eaters. Mistake or Masterpiece? opens at the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam on October 8, 2021.

Article date: Wednesday, October 6, 2021
The Prado is Presenting a Survey of the Artistic Culture of Latin America which reached Spain in the Early Modern Age

Return Journey. Art of the Americas in Spain, recounts a little-known phenomenon: the fact that following the conquest of Latin America and until its independence, more works of art arrived in Spain from that continent than from Flanders or Italy and that the movement of works was not one-directional, from Spain to Latin America, as is generally suggested.

Article date: Wednesday, October 6, 2021
MoMA PS1 Announces 47 Artists and Collectives Featured in Greater New York Opening October 7, 2021

After a year on hiatus due to the pandemic, MoMA PS1 has released the list of artists that will present works at its fifth edition taking place at the “Greater New York” exhibition.

Article date: Wednesday, October 6, 2021
Banksy's 'Love is in the Bin' Returns to Sotheby's London

Banksy’s Love is in the Bin will return to Sotheby’s New Bond Street galleries this October, almost three years to the date since the artwork shredded in this very location in October 5, 2018.

Article date: Tuesday, October 5, 2021
An Exhibition by Leading International Artist, Jenny Saville to be Presented in Florence, Italy

This exhibition will be a unique encounter between the historical and the contemporary, that will invite the public to discover the work of Jenny Saville (b. May 7, 1970, Cambridge) through paintings and drawings from the 1990s through to work made especially for the exhibition.

Article date: Tuesday, October 5, 2021
Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation Elects J. Tomilson Hill to Succeed William L. Mack as Chair of the Board of Trustees

The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation Board of Trustees announces today, effective as of November 1, the election of current Trustee J. Tomilson Hill to Chair of the Guggenheim Board of Trustees, succeeding William L. Mack who is being elected to Chair Emeritus after 16 years of service.

Article date: Monday, October 4, 2021
Infrared Scans Reveal Author of Hidden Graffiti on Edvard Munch’s ‘The Scream’

Following years of speculation, curators at the National Museum of Norway have confirmed that a small and barely visible sentence on Edvard Munch’s The Scream was penned by the artist himself.

Article date: Monday, October 4, 2021
UNESCO Requests the United Kingdom to Revise Its Position on the Parthenon Sculptures

UNESCO has urged the United Kingdom to reconsider its position and enter into a bona fide dialogue with Greece, concerning Greece’s request for the return of the Parthenon Sculptures.

Article date: Monday, October 4, 2021
NEH Awards $87.8 Million for Economic Recovery to Cultural and Educational Institutions

NEH Sustaining the Humanities through the American Rescue Plan (#SHARP) grant awards will preserve humanities jobs and support the reopening and rebuilding of humanities programs.

Article date: Friday, October 1, 2021
Osinachi to Offer First African Artist’s NFT at Christie’s Europe

Osinachi (Prince Jacon Osinachi Igwe), a Nigerian digital artist will be the first African artist to auction non-fungible tokens through Christies and in collaboration with 1-54 African Art Fair.

Article date: Friday, October 1, 2021
Katharina Grosse Elected as Chair of the Board of KUNST-WERKE BERLIN e. V.

KUNST-WERKE BERLIN e. V., the support association of both KW Institute for Contemporary Art and of the Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art, has announced the internationally acclaimed artist Katharina Grosse as chairwoman of the board.

Article date: Friday, October 1, 2021
Presumed Lost Drawing by Rubens Returns Home after Four Centuries

The Flemish Community has acquired a drawing by Peter Paul Rubens that was believed to be lost for 307,400 euros.

Article date: Thursday, September 30, 2021
Symbolism of the Sea Shell in Botticelli’s 'The Birth of Venus'

Kitty Jackson takes art lovers and curious minds through the symbolism and meaning of the sea shells used by Sandro Botticelli in his work, 'The Birth of Venus'.

Article date: Thursday, September 30, 2021
Bronze Statue of Scantily-Clad Woman Sparks Rage in Italy

A bronze statue of a scantily-clad woman to honour a 19th Century poem has sparked a sexism row in Italy, with politicians demanding its removal.

Article date: Wednesday, September 29, 2021
Under the Hammer: The Art of Muhammad Ali at Bonhams

Bonhams has announced a forthcoming exhibition sale titled “TCM Presents…It’s A Knockout!” featuring works of the most important sports icons in American history, Muhammad Ali.

Article date: Wednesday, September 29, 2021
The Ambitious Expansion of Prado Museum Receives 36 Million Outside the Budget

The expansion and remodeling of the Prado Museum comes six years late, but it does. It will last until 2024 and will cost 36 million euros to the State divided into annual items.

Article date: Wednesday, September 29, 2021
Turner Prize 2021 Exhibition Opens at Herbert Art Gallery & Museum

The Turner Prize is awarded annually to an artist born, living or working in Britain, for an outstanding exhibition or public presentation of their work anywhere in the world in the previous year.

Article date: Tuesday, September 28, 2021
Magnum Announces New Nominees, Associate and Member at its 74th AGM in Paris

At its 74th Annual General Meeting (AGM), Magnum Photos welcomed two new nominees who will join the collective immediately. This year’s nominees are William Keo (France) and Myriam Boulos, (Lebanon).

Article date: Tuesday, September 28, 2021
The New Museum Announces a Major Award for Sculpture by Women Artists

The New Museum announced today the inauguration of a biennial award for sculpture, made possible through a grant from the Hostetler/Wrigley Foundation.

Article date: Tuesday, September 28, 2021
Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art Announces Kristy Edmunds as Next Director

The Board of Trustees of the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MoCA) announced today that Kristy Edmunds has been appointed as its new director.

Article date: Monday, September 27, 2021
Frans Hals: The Male Portrait at The Wallace Collection, London

In autumn 2021, The Wallace Collection will celebrate Hals’s most famous and beloved, yet still enigmatic, painting ‘The Laughing Cavalier’ (1624).

Article date: Monday, September 27, 2021
Rubens Masterpiece is a Fake, According to Artificial Intelligence Study

Research on artificial intelligence presented a painting by Rubens at the National Gallery in London Samson and Delilah be a fake.

Article date: Monday, September 27, 2021
Lubaina Himid CBE has been Awarded the Robson Orr TenTen Award for 2021

This year, Lubaina Himid CBE has been awarded the Robson Orr TenTen Award 2021 for her work, ‘Old Boat, New Weather’.

Article date: Saturday, September 25, 2021
The Royal Museum of Fine Arts, Antwerp (KMSKA) Reopens September 25, 2022

On 25 September 2022, the Royal Museum of Fine Arts Antwerp (KMSKA) will once again be opening its doors to the public after 10 years of being under renovation.

Article date: Thursday, September 23, 2021
Kerry James Marshall, Elizabeth Alexander to Reimagine Confederate Windows at Washington National Cathedral

Washington National Cathedral has announced that it will replace its former stained-glass windows featuring Confederate iconography, removed in 2017, with racial-justice themed windows created by world-renowned artist Kerry James Marshall.

Article date: Thursday, September 23, 2021
UNESCO Celebrates US Handover of 3,500-year-old Gilgamesh Tablet to Iraq

UNESCO will celebrate a significant victory in the fight against the illicit trafficking of cultural objects when one of the oldest literary works in history is formally handed back to Iraq by the United States of America at a ceremony at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington DC.

Article date: Thursday, September 23, 2021
Shigeru Onishi’s ‘The Possibility of Existence’ at Foam, Amsterdam

In his photographs, Shigeru Onishi attempts to transcend time and space: his photographs present multiple moments brought together in a single image. He disregarded all the rules of the darkroom.

Article date: Wednesday, September 22, 2021
Firstsite Wins £100,000 Prize for 2021 Art Fund Museum of the Year

Colchester's Firstsite art gallery has won the 2021 Art Fund Museum of the Year award for its work during the pandemic and engagement with the local community.

Article date: Wednesday, September 22, 2021
Sotheby's to Offer Record-Breaking $30M+ Frida Kahlo Self-Portrait at Auction this November

This November, Sotheby’s will present Frida Kahlo’s 1949 self-portrait, Diego y yo (Diego and I), the final, fully realized ‘bust’ self-portrait completed before her death in 1954.

Article date: Wednesday, September 22, 2021
Italian Baroque Busts Worth Over £850,000 at Risk of Leaving the UK

A temporary export bar has been placed on two marble busts of Aristotle and Homer, dating to the early 17th century.

Article date: Tuesday, September 21, 2021
Nominees for the 2021 Marcel Duchamp Prize

The Centre Pompidou is hosting the 21st edition of the Prix Marcel Duchamp and presenting the works and installations of four artists who were nominated for the prize.

Article date: Tuesday, September 21, 2021
John Booth Appointed Chair of the National Gallery’s Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees of the National Gallery have announced the appointment of John Booth as Chair. In the same announcement, David Marks was also reappointed by the Prime Minister as a Trustee of the National Gallery for a term for the next four years.

Article date: Tuesday, September 21, 2021
Marcel Odenbach to be Awarded 2021 Wolfgang Hahn Prize by the Gesellschaft für Moderne Kunst

Marcel Odenbach (*1953 in Cologne) will be awarded the 2021 Wolfgang Hahn Prize by the Gesellschaft für Moderne Kunst on November 16, 2021.

Article date: Monday, September 20, 2021
Sculptor Dr Gindi: The Idiosyncratic Fictionist

Sculptor Dr Gindi is best known for combining high craftsmanship with a subtlety of purpose to create three-dimensional masterpieces. Originally educated as medical doctor, she ponders now as an artist on the finality of decay whilst striving to depict the potential infinity of human existence.

Article date: Monday, September 20, 2021
The Landmark Exhibition, ‘Picasso: Painting the Blue Period’ Opens This October at AGO, Canada

After two years of meticulous planning, the landmark exhibition on Pablo Picasso's early career titled '‘Picasso: Painting the Blue Period’ will open at the Art Gallery of Ontario in October.

Article date: Monday, September 20, 2021
Rijksmuseum Buys Back Major Collection of Meissen Porcelain at Auction

The Rijksmuseum has bought at auction more than half of a significant collection of Meissen porcelain, including two of its highlights: a clock, and a coffee and tea service.

Article date: Friday, September 17, 2021
Of Paint, Pastures and Paddles: CloverMill Artist Residency 2021

Documented events of Gabriel Buttigieg's and Julia Kiryanova's time and creative process at the 2021 CloverMill artist residency by Melita Cameron-Wood.

Article date: Friday, September 17, 2021
Bohomazov in Finland: Hints of Color and Distinct Charms of the North

Nataliya Teramae writes a profile that captures the art and journey of Oleksandr Bohomazov (1880-1930) by focusing on his Finnish trip and how this came to play out in the artist's 'Finnish series'.

Article date: Thursday, September 16, 2021
Peru’s Ancient Treasures to Travel to UK for the First Time in a Major British Museum Exhibition

It has been announced that a landmark loan of ancient objects will travel from Peru to the British Museum for a major new exhibition on the ancient cultures of the South American country.

Article date: Thursday, September 16, 2021
Bert Watteeuw Announced as New Director of the Rubens House, Antwerp

The Rubens House has announced that Bert Watteeuw has been appointed the museum’s new director. Watteeuw is known in international museum circles for his innovative research into Flemish art of the 16th and 17th centuries

Article date: Wednesday, September 15, 2021
Natasja Kensmil Wins 2021 Johannes Vemeer Prize

The Johannes Vermeer Prize 2021 has been awarded to visual artist Natasja Kensmil.

Article date: Wednesday, September 15, 2021
Nadine Dorries Becomes Third Culture Secretary Under Boris Johnson

Nadine Dorries has been announced as the new culture secretary under Boris Johnson’s government.

Article date: Tuesday, September 14, 2021
Jan Fabres’ Statue, ‘De Man Die De Wolken Meet’, Removed from Antwerp Arts Centre, De Singel

An image of the leading Flemish artist Jan Fabre has been removed from the roof of the Antwerp arts centre De Singel, for unclear reasons.

Article date: Tuesday, September 14, 2021
Baltimore Museum of Art Receives Grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to Launch Community Focused Research

The Baltimore Museum of Art (BMA) announced today that it has received $150,000 from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to support a multi-year research and planning project.

Article date: Tuesday, September 14, 2021
Philadelphia Museum of Art to Return Stolen Shield to Czech Republic

The Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Czech Republic’s National Heritage Institute jointly announced today an agreement to return important Italian pageant shield with decoration attributed to Girolamo di Tommaso da Treviso (Italian, 1497-1544) to the Czech Republic.

Article date: Monday, September 13, 2021
Miriam Cahn Wins the 14th Rubens Prize of the City of Siegen

Miriam Cahn will be awarded the 14th Rubens Prize from the City of Siegen in June 2022. Every five years since 1957, the Rubens Prize has been awarded to an artist living in Europe for their complete work focusing on painting and graphic art.

Article date: Monday, September 13, 2021
Sung Tieu is the Recipient of the 2021 Frieze Artist Award

Sung Tieu is the recipient of this year's Frieze Artist Award for her work, 'Moving Target Shadow Detection' (2021). Tieu's film will premiere during Frieze Week London in October 2021.

Article date: Monday, September 13, 2021
Art World Goes Green to Support WWF Action on Climate Crisis

As part of its 60th anniversary programme, WWF has joined forces with curatorial practice Artwise to launch Art For Your World, a new movement to engage the art world in raising funds and awareness needed to combat the climate and nature crises.

Article date: Saturday, September 11, 2021
Italy Seizes 500 Fake Francis Bacon Works

Italian authorities on Friday said they had seized 500 works of art suspected of being Francis Bacon counterfeits, along with cash and other valuables worth around three million euros.

Article date: Friday, September 10, 2021
Face to Face with Krijn: The First Dutch Neanderthal Now Has A  Face

In 2009 a fragment of the skull of the first Neanderthal in the Netherlands was presented at the Rijksmuseum van Oudheden (National Museum of Antiquities). That Neanderthal now has a face.

Article date: Friday, September 10, 2021
MOCA Los Angeles’s Klaus Biesenbach Named Director of Berlin’s Neue Nationalgalerie

Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, Klaus Biesenbach, the museum’s artistic director and former director, travels to Berlin to run the Neue Nationalgalerie.

Article date: Friday, September 10, 2021
World’s Best Architects and Designers Are Invited to Renew The Barbican Centre

The City of London Corporation has launched its search for a design team to develop and deliver plans for a major renewal of the Barbican Centre.

Article date: Thursday, September 9, 2021
Chinese Artist Ai Weiwei Says Credit Suisse Is Closing Foundation’s Account

Leading Chinese dissident and artist Ai Weiwei has said he was told by Credit Suisse that his foundation's bank account in Switzerland would be closed over his "criminal record" in China.

Article date: Thursday, September 9, 2021
The Courtauld Gallery, London Reopens November, 2021

The Courtauld Gallery in London will open its doors in November 2021 following the most significant modernisation project in its history, providing a transformed home for one of the UK’s greatest art collections.

Article date: Thursday, September 9, 2021
The Art Basel and UBS Global Art Market Mid-Year Report for 2021

Art Basel and UBS have published ‘Resilience in the Dealer Sector: A Mid-Year Review 2021’, written by renowned cultural economist and Founder of Arts Economics, Dr. Clare McAndrew.

Article date: Wednesday, September 8, 2021
A Statue of Christopher Columbus in Mexico City Will be Replaced by One of an Indigenous Woman

Mexico City officials have said that the statue of Christopher Columbus that was removed last year from its position along Mexico City's main thoroughfare won't be returned to its former spot.

Article date: Wednesday, September 8, 2021
The Rockefeller Center Presents Interactive Installation ‘Emanare’ by Paula Crown

Artist Paula Crown’s interactive piece, EMANARE will be installed at Rockefeller Center from Tuesday September 7 through September 30, 2020.

Article date: Monday, September 6, 2021
Johannes Vermeer’s ‘On Reflection’ at Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister, Dresden, Germany

On September 10, 2021, Johannes Vermeer's “Girl Reading a Letter at an Open Window” one of the world's most famous works from the 'Golden Age' of Dutch painting will be on view at an exhibition at Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister, Dresden.

Article date: Monday, September 6, 2021
Jeff Koons Creates Special Edition of the BMW 8 Series Gran Coupe

Jeff Koons, together with Oliver Zipse, Chairman of the Board of Management, BMW AG, announced that the artist will create a special edition of the M850i xDrive Gran Coupe.

Article date: Sunday, September 5, 2021
Brussels Doctors Hand Out Prescriptions for Museum Visits

The Brussels-City councillor in charge of culture and tourism is working with a Brussels hospital to launch a programme that would see museum visits prescribed by doctors.

Article date: Sunday, September 5, 2021
Lawrence Abu Hamdan’s ‘Dirty Evidence’ at Bonniers Konsthall, Stockholm, Sweden

Showing at Bonniers Konsthall, Stockholm until November 7, 2021, is one of the most expansive exhibitions by Lawrence Abu Hamdan to date, which includes a new series of work alongside pieces by Abu Hamdan that allow for an interrogation of witnessing and testimony.

Article date: Friday, September 3, 2021
MOCA Los Angeles Appoints Johanna Burton as Executive Director to Lead the Museum Alongside Klaus Biesenbach

The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) in Los Angeles has announced the appointment of Johanna Burton as Executive Director to lead the museum in partnership with Klaus Biesenbach, the Maurice Marciano Artistic Director.

Article date: Friday, September 3, 2021
Banksy’s ‘Love is in The Bin’ to Return to Sotheby’s October Sales

Banksy’s Love is in the Bin will return to Sotheby’s New Bond Street galleries this October, almost three years to the date since the artwork shredded in this very location on 5 October 2018.

Article date: Thursday, September 2, 2021
Maarten Vanden Eynde’s ‘Digging Up The Future’ at Museum Muzee, Ostend

On September 4, 2021, a solo exhibition by Maarten Vanden Eynde will open at Museum Muzee in Ostend, Belgium.

Article date: Wednesday, September 1, 2021
The Metropolitan Museum of Art to Unveil Powerful Ancient Maya Stone Monuments from the Republic of Guatemala

The Metropolitan Museum of Art has announced the unveiling of a new installation of two eighth-century Maya stone monuments, known as stelae, in its iconic Great Hall on September 2, 2021.

Article date: Wednesday, September 1, 2021
The Holburne Museum Presents New Works by Artists and Their Children in ‘My Kid Could’ve Done That!’

The Holburne Museum, Bath, is staging an exhibition of brand-new work by fifteen contemporary artists and their children, which invites art lovers to determine just who created the work on display.

Article date: Monday, August 30, 2021
Amsterdam to Restitute Kandinsky Painting to Jewish Family Following Public Outcry

Amsterdam has said its city-owned museum should return a Wassily Kandinsky painting acquired from a Jewish family under duress, during the Holocaust.

Article date: Monday, August 30, 2021
Hartwig Art Foundation in Talks with Amsterdam for a New Museum for Contemporary Art

The Hartwig Art Foundation is in talks with the City of Amsterdam about a new museum for contemporary art in Amsterdam. The final decision on this matter lies with the City Council of Amsterdam, which will meet and decide on the matter in mid-September.

Article date: Monday, August 30, 2021
Restored 17th Century William van Haecht Painting on Display at Rubens House in Antwerp

Following its restoration, ‘The Gallery of Cornelis van der Geest’ has returned to the Rubens House in Antwerp. The original paint layer has been exposed again, revealing details that have remained hidden for many years.

Article date: Friday, August 27, 2021
Agence France-Presse (AFP) Launches First Photo Auction Titled 'The Analogue Years'

AFP is launching its first-ever auction with some 200 photos from its analogue photography collection, offering a rare opportunity to buy unique prints capturing important historic moments.

Article date: Friday, August 27, 2021
TEFAF Museum Restoration Fund and Amgueddfa Cymru - National Museum Wales to Restore Priceless Manet Painting

With TEFAF’s funding, National Museum Wales will restore Édouard Manet’s (1832-1883) Portrait de Monsieur Jules Dejouy, 1879, a piece the museum attained in 2019 after more than ninety years in the same private family collection.

Article date: Friday, August 27, 2021
Four Museums Jointly Purchase Works by Patricia Kaersenhout

Four museums join forces to give underrepresented heroines of resistance a place in Dutch art institutions. The monumental installation ‘Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner Too?’ (2017-2019/20/21) by Patricia Kaersenhout (1966, NL) was purchased .

Article date: Thursday, August 26, 2021
The Soft Beauty of the Rain: A Profile on Laurens Legiers

Tamara Beheydt writes on the art and technique of Laurens Legiers works.

Article date: Thursday, August 26, 2021
Restoration of Vermeer’s ‘Girl Reading a Letter at an Open Window’ Completed

After a full restoration, and for the first time in over two and a half centuries, Johannes Vermeer’s well-known and loved painting ‘Girl Reading a Letter at an Open Window’ has been returned to its original condition when it left the artist’s studio.

Article date: Thursday, August 26, 2021
CHART Announces the Full Programme for its 2021 Edition in Copenhagen

CHART, the leading Nordic event for contemporary art, unveils the full programme for its 2021 edition which will take place at Kunsthal Charlottenborg in Copenhagen from August 26 - 29 2021.

Article date: Sunday, August 22, 2021
Rediscovered Drawings by Young Gainsborough to be Exhibited Across England and Ireland for the First Time

Twenty-five landscape drawings reattributed to Thomas Gainsborough (1727–88) will go on display for the first time in an exhibition in England and Ireland.

Article date: Saturday, August 21, 2021
Celebration of Art and Football Arrives in Tottenham

Tottenham host amazing modern art exhibition featuring 'The Longest Ball in the World'.

Article date: Thursday, August 19, 2021
Nona Arts Centre Appoints Auguste Orts as Curator of the Tenth Edition of Contour Biennale

Nona arts centre has appointed the Brussels production and distribution platform Auguste Orts as curator of the tenth edition of Contour Biennale.

Article date: Wednesday, August 18, 2021
The Armory Show New York Returns in September with 212 Exhibitors

On September 9, The Armory Show ~ New York’s Art Fair ~ returns with 212 exhibitors from 37 countries for its 27th edition.

Article date: Wednesday, August 18, 2021
A Collector’s Guide to NFT Art (Non-Fungible Tokens)

What is NFT art? All you should know about it as a collector or art enthusiast unfamiliar with this new craze emerging on the global art scene.

Article date: Monday, August 16, 2021
Norway's New Edvard Munch Museum Opens in October 2021

Set to become one of Oslo’s biggest tourist attractions, the Munch Museum will finally open its doors at its new Oslo waterfront location on October 22, 2021 with an exhibition by British artist Tracey Emin, for whom Munch was a major influence.

Article date: Monday, August 16, 2021
Santa Barbara Museum of Art Celebrates Grand Opening After Major Renovation

Following a six-year $50 million renovation project, and the marking of its 80th anniversary, the Santa Barbara Museum of Art has been reopened.

Article date: Saturday, August 14, 2021
Rockefeller Center Presents SHARE A New Monumental Sculpture by KAWS

Rockefeller Center has on display, a new outdoor commission ‘SHARE’, a sculpture by KAWS at Rockefeller Center’s Center Plaza through October 2021.

Article date: Saturday, August 14, 2021
Dürer Was Here: A Journey Becomes Legend at the Suermondt-Ludwig Museum, Germany

The Suermondt Ludwig Museum Germany, invites visitors to explore Dürer's world with its grand exhibition, "Dürer was here. A journey becomes legend“ which runs until October 24, 2021.

Article date: Friday, August 13, 2021
Rediscovered Hokusai Drawings Goes on Display for the First Time at the British Museum

This Autumn, over 100 newly rediscovered drawings by Japanese artist, Katsushika Hokusai (1760–1849) will go on public display for the very first time at the British Museum.

Article date: Thursday, August 12, 2021
MGM Resorts and Sotheby’s Collaborate on Special Auction of Picasso’s Works from the MGM Collection

Coinciding with Pablo Picasso’s 140th birthday this October, MGM Resorts and Sotheby’s will present a special, first-of-its-kind marquee Evening Sale of masterworks by the iconic artist from the MGM Resorts Fine Art Collection.

Article date: Wednesday, August 11, 2021
Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam Acquires Works from Surinamese School

The Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam has acquired works by four artists featured in the exhibition Surinamese School. The purchases enrich the collection with fresh perspectives and place canonical art history within a broader context.

Article date: Wednesday, August 11, 2021
Stefan Kalmár, Steps Down as Director of the Institute of Contemporary Arts London After Five Years

Stefan Kalmár is stepping down as Director of the ICA after five years leading the organisation. During his tenure Stefan Kalmár reconnected the ICA to its progressive roots, transforming the organisation into a powerhouse for innovative contemporary arts, thought and discourse.

Article date: Monday, August 9, 2021
New 'Banksy' Artwork Found at Great Yarmouth Model Village

Another piece of street art possibly created by secretive graffiti artist Banksy has appeared in East Anglia.

Article date: Monday, August 9, 2021
Art Gallery of New South Wales: First Look at Transformed Civic Space in Sydney

The Art Gallery has released a first look at the design for the new forecourt by internationally renowned landscape architect Kathryn Gustafson and Seattle firm GGN ahead of the commencement of construction works.

Article date: Thursday, August 5, 2021
Street Artist JR, Unveils Optical Illusion Work on Rome’s Façade of the Farnese Palace

In July, renowned street artist JR unveiled the monumental work to be done on façade of the Farnese Palace in Italy, in Rome. This spectacular trompe-l'oeil of over 600 m², entitled Punto di Fuga (= vanishing point) displays on the palisades of Piazza Farnese and on a scaffolding structure.

Article date: Thursday, August 5, 2021
UniCredit Halts Plans to Sell Bank’s Art Masterpieces, Launches New Strategy on Art and Culture

UniCredit SpA is halting the planned sale of some works of art from a collection dating as far back as the Renaissance, marking the reversal by new Chief Executive Officer Andrea Orcel.

Article date: Wednesday, August 4, 2021
MakersPlace Announces $30M Series A to Enable a Vibrant Future for Digital Creativity

Three years after the launched into the art space, MakersPlace raises $30 Million to further digital creativity.

Article date: Wednesday, August 4, 2021
Art Basel Announces Exhibitors for its 2021 Edition in Basel, Stages Return of its Physical Fair to its Swiss Show

Art Basel has announced list of exhibitors taking part in the 2021 edition of the fair in Basel. Featuring 272 leading galleries from across the globe, the exhibitors will present the highest quality of works across all media, from rare and historical masterpieces to new works by today’s emerging artistic voices.

Article date: Wednesday, August 4, 2021
The Power of My Hands’: A Group Exhibition Featuring 16 Women Artists from Africa in Paris

Currently showing at Paris Musées until August 22, 2021, ‘The Power of My Hands’ is a group exhibition featuring 16 women artists from English and Portuguese speaking countries from Africa and its diaspora.

Article date: Tuesday, August 3, 2021
Historical Photograph Confirms Exact Location of Van Gogh’s Last Painting, ‘Tree Roots’

A recently uncovered historical photograph confirms the exact location of Van Gogh's last painting, the French Institut Van Gogh revealed.

Article date: Tuesday, August 3, 2021
Timothy Rub, Director of The Museum of Art Announces Plans to Retire

Timothy Rub, the George D. Widener director and chief executive officer at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, announced that he plans to retire in early 2022 after 13 years of service.

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 www.documenta-platform6.de, 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: Monday, September 20, 2021
Christie's Announces Fall Sales of Photographs, Prints and Multiples from the Metropolitan Museum of Art Christie’s announces it has been entrusted to sell a selection of photographs, prints and multiples from The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Article date: Thursday, September 16, 2021
Christie’s Appoints Natasha Le Bel Global Head of Communications Christie’s has announced the appointment of Natasha Le Bel as Global Head of Communications.
Article date: Thursday, September 16, 2021
Nasher Sculpture Center Announces Nairy Baghramian as Winner of the 2022 Nasher Prize The Nasher Sculpture Center announces Nairy Baghramian as the recipient of the 2022 Nasher Prize.
Article date: Thursday, September 9, 2021
Smithsonian Commemorates 9/11 20th Anniversary as an Evolving Legacy The Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History is presenting “September 11: An Evolving Legacy” to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the attacks and to continue fulfilling its congressionally designated responsibilities to document the events of that day and the aftermath.
Article date: Wednesday, September 8, 2021
Venice City Celebrates the Completion of the Rialto Bridge Venice is celebrating the completion and full restoration of its Rialto Bridge. As part of the celebration, renowned tenor singer Andrea Bocelli, sang an opera atop the gem of Renaissance art spanning the Grand Canal.
Article date: Thursday, September 2, 2021
The Metropolitan Museum of Art Announces Transformative New Insights into 18th-Century Painting by Jacques-Louis David after Discovering Underlying Composition The Metropolitan Museum of Art has announced extraordinary new insights into Jacques-Louis David’s 1788 portrait of Antoine Laurent Lavoisier and Marie-Anne Lavoisier—a landmark of European painting and a cornerstone of The Met collection—following nearly three years of in-depth analysis.
Article date: Thursday, September 2, 2021
The Work of Ukrainian Artist Nikita Kadan to be Part of the Collection of Centre Pompidou in Paris The Centre Pompidou has accepted a proposal to donate, in favor of the Collection of the Musée national d'art moderne, the following significant work Nikita Kadan ‘Pedestal. Practice of Exclusion’ (2009-2011), which was in a private collection.
Article date: Wednesday, September 1, 2021
Marianne Berenhaut’s ‘endroit, anvers’ Opens at M KHA, Antwerp This September Berenhaut’s forthcoming exhibition titled ‘endroit, anvers’ opens September 11, 2021 at M KHA in Antwerp, until January 2022.
Article date: Wednesday, August 18, 2021
The Naked Room Gallery to Represent Ukraine at the 59th Venice Biennale The Naked Room gallery will represent Ukraine at the 59th Venice Biennale with the art project Fountain of Exhaustion. High Water which was selected by ranked-choice voting.
Article date: Saturday, August 14, 2021
Tate Announces Exhibition Highlights for 2022 Tate has announced highlights of its 2022 exhibitions across the country. The programme will offer fresh perspectives on key figures, movements and subjects in art history, as well showcasing some of the world’s most innovative contemporary artists.
Article date: Wednesday, August 4, 2021
25 Artists and Cultural Workers Announce their Disaffiliation from Zabludowicz Art Projects and the Zabludowicz Art Trust Twenty-five cultural workers announced their divestment and disaffiliation from Zabludowicz Art Projects, the Zabludowicz Art Trust and its affiliated platforms (including Zabludowicz Collection, Daata Editions, Daata Fair and Times Square Space Gallery), as part of the Boycott Zabludowicz Campaign.
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.

Interviews

Article date: Monday, September 20, 2021
Sculptor Dr Gindi: The Idiosyncratic Fictionist     Sculptor Dr Gindi is best known for combining high craftsmanship with a subtlety of purpose to create three-dimensional masterpieces. Originally educated as medical doctor, she ponders now as an artist on the finality of decay whilst striving to depict the potential infinity of human existence.
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 30, 2021
Symbolism of the Sea Shell in Botticelli’s 'The Birth of Venus' Kitty Jackson takes art lovers and curious minds through the symbolism and meaning of the sea shells used by Sandro Botticelli in his work, 'The Birth of Venus'.
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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