Dirk Vanduffel

Dirk Vanduffel, Belgium (co-founder, co-editor)
Dirk defines the overall policy of ArtDependence Magazine, in addition to conducting interviews. He specializes in valuation and auctioning.

Articles (94)

Artdependence On The Map:  Where Our Readers Reside
Article date: Sunday, October 29, 2017

Artdependence On The Map: Where Our Readers Reside

Artdependence magazine has been online for 3 fantastic years. We’ve also sent 156 newsletters (one every week). Perhaps the most humbling statistic - our magazine is now being read online in 195 countries! It’s great to be part of a global community of art lovers.

Jeannie Motherwell: Her Art Stands by Itself
Article date: Thursday, October 26, 2017

Jeannie Motherwell: Her Art Stands by Itself

Born and raised in New York city, Jeannie Motherwell was surrounded by creativity from her earliest years. Both her father, Robert Motherwell, and her stepmother, Helen Frankenthaler, were hugely respected abstract expressionist painters whose work is still displayed around the world today. They have both taken their place in the history books for post-war art. As the daughter of two artistic icons, how do you find your own path and message in the art world? Jeannie Motherwell has managed to do both.

More scrutiny to be imposed on The Stedelijk Museum by the City of Amsterdam
Article date: Wednesday, October 25, 2017

More scrutiny to be imposed on The Stedelijk Museum by the City of Amsterdam

As a follow up to the article by Kitty Jackson on Artdependence, we now present you with some exclusive information on the case of the assignment of a new director. The museum board has decided to appoint Jan Willem Sieburgh as the new ad interim business director. He will replace Ferdinand Grapperhaus who will take his role as Dutch Minister of Justice.

 Art Basel in Miami Beach 2017
Article date: Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Art Basel in Miami Beach 2017

Now in its 16th edition, Art Basel in Miami Beach is the premier art show in the Americas, with more than half of the participating galleries having exhibition spaces in the region. Alongside a robust roster of returning galleries, the 2017 edition of the show features 20 galleries who are participating in the Miami Beach show for the first time.

To Vlaanderen with love: Joseph Beuys, Gerhard Richter and Ai Weiwei exhibitions to open in Belgium in October
Article date: Monday, October 9, 2017

To Vlaanderen with love: Joseph Beuys, Gerhard Richter and Ai Weiwei exhibitions to open in Belgium in October

An interesting phenomenon is taking place in Belgium this month (October 2017). Three major art institutions across the country are launching exciting new exhibitions. M HKA in Antwerp will feature an exhibition from Joseph Beuys titled Greetings from the Eurasian. It is the first major exhibition of Beuys work since the 80s. Also in Antwerp, FOMU are preparing to open a solo exhibition from Ai Weiwei, the first of its kind in Belgium. Finally, in Ghent S.M.A.K will become the first museum in Belgium to exhibit work by Gerhard Richter since 1976. Artdependence caught up with Directors from all three institutions to find out more about their thoughts on the triplet of shows.

10 most expensive paintings sold this week
Article date: Friday, October 6, 2017

10 most expensive paintings sold this week

We thought it would be interesting to publish a list of the 10 most expensive paintings sold at Christie's, Sotheby's and Philips contemporary evening auctions (we can only compare paintings with paintings to avoid confusion). We then converted this to the price paid per sq cm in order to see how this would impact the rankings.

Art on the border: Where Europe and Asia Collide
Article date: Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Art on the border: Where Europe and Asia Collide

Opened in 2013, the ZARYA Centre for Contemporary Art is located in Vladivostok, a city occasionally described as Russia’s answer to San Francisco. The city is located in the far Eastern enclave of Russian soil, set apart from other major Russian cities and geographically closer to Japan, China and Korea. The museum represents a unique insight into the colliding worlds of art on different continents and across different cultures. Artdependence caught up with Alisa Bagdonaite, chief curator at the museum to find out more.

“Interesting finds do happen” - Tatiana Goryaeva, Director of the Russian State Archive of Literature and Art
Article date: Thursday, September 28, 2017

“Interesting finds do happen” - Tatiana Goryaeva, Director of the Russian State Archive of Literature and Art

The Russian State Archive of Literature and Arts, known as the ‘Archive of Muses’, is Russia’s largest stored collection of materials relating to the history of national literature, music, theatre, cinema, fine art and architecture. Artdependence Magazine had an opportunity to talk to Tatiana Goryaeva, the director of the Russian State Archive of Literature and Art in order to find out more about the inner life of the Archive and the findings, which are a great pleasure for researchers and collectors and anyone interested in Russian arts.

"Our first photo fair we want to devote to Ukraine and Ukrainian photography" - organizers talk about Photo Kyiv
Article date: Monday, September 25, 2017

"Our first photo fair we want to devote to Ukraine and Ukrainian photography" - organizers talk about Photo Kyiv

For the first time in Kyiv at one of the central venues, Complex "Toronto-Kyiv", from 2nd till 5th November 2017 Photo Kyiv, an international art fair dedicated to photography, will take place. This event is unique in its essence and content. It requires courage and unswerving belief in photography from its organizers to emphasize photography on the Ukrainian developing contemporary art market and dedicate a whole fair to it. Even if photography has not yet found its place on the art scene in Ukraine, it will necessarily find its viewer and buyer in the near future, according to Photo Kyiv’s team. One of the main sectors of the Photo Kyiv fair will be dedicated to the exhibition of well-known Ukrainian artists, including such names as Bratkov, Savadov, Marushchenko, Dondyuk and many other outstanding photographers. Unbelievably as it may sound, but these artists have never been gathered before on one exhibition.

The Missing Rembrandt: Theft at the Gardner Museum
Article date: Tuesday, September 12, 2017

The Missing Rembrandt: Theft at the Gardner Museum

On March 18th, 1990, several important paintings were stolen from the Gardner Museum in Boston. The collection included paintings by masters including Vermeer and Rembrandt. Shock over the loss of the works reverberated through the cultural community around the world. Since that day, there has been a continuing worldwide search for the missing pieces, but the crime has still not been solved.

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Roman Pyatkovka, “VELVET SADNESS”, (1996), photograph glued on velvet passe-partout (paper).

Roman Pyatkovka, “VELVET SADNESS”, (1996), photograph glued on velvet passe-partout (paper).

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