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)

PAMM's hurricane-proof building reopens Thursday
Article date: Tuesday, September 12, 2017

PAMM's hurricane-proof building reopens Thursday

Following Hurricane Irma, that hit the Florida Keys on Sunday last week as a Category 4 storm Artdependence Magazine reached out to Alexa Ferra, Associate Director of Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) Marketing and Communications department for a comment.

Yes, the work looks sterile - an interview with Wesley Meuris
Article date: Friday, August 25, 2017

Yes, the work looks sterile - an interview with Wesley Meuris

Wesley Meuris is a Belgian sculptor and installation artist. Having studied sculpture at Sint Lukas School of Arts in Antwerp, he began exhibiting large-scale sculptures that explore the ways we classify and explore the world around us. His latest exhibition at the Annie Gentils Gallery opens in September.

Neue Nationalgelerie in Berlin being refurbished
Article date: Thursday, August 24, 2017

Neue Nationalgelerie in Berlin being refurbished

"The refurbishment of the Neue Nationalgalerie is a very detailed process; it includes the refurbishment of all the constructional elements, the restoration of the visible surfaces, the renovation of the building facilities, and an improvement of the service areas." - sais Birgit Jöbstl, Director of Press, Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation.

“The beginning of the 21st century is a great time for the world’s autodidacts.” An interview with Peter Shear
Article date: Tuesday, August 15, 2017

“The beginning of the 21st century is a great time for the world’s autodidacts.” An interview with Peter Shear

Sitting down to read an article in Vulture by Jerry Salz titled ‘The Art World Needs a Jolt. The Electricity Is Coming From Some Surprising Places’ I was struck by one particular line. It fascinated me. Salz writes “Now come the small geometric abstractions of Peter Shear who combines personal geometries, Andrew Masullo and Raoul De Keyser. Bookmark this artist.”

Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art Talk Exclusively to Artdependence Magazine
Article date: Thursday, August 10, 2017

Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art Talk Exclusively to Artdependence Magazine

TMOCA is a fascinating museum in the heart of Tehran. It is thought to own one of the most important collections of art in the Middle East, although relatively little is known about the works that are currently in the collection. The museum is currently working towards showing their pieces outside of Iran - a generous offer that is unlikely to prove easy to manifest. Artdependence are very proud to have been offered the opportunity to speak to senior staff members at the Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art.

This is how the song, California Calling by the Beach Boys starts...
Article date: Monday, July 17, 2017

This is how the song, California Calling by the Beach Boys starts...

Alex Israel is without doubt a Californian artist. His location is inextricable from his work. In his work you can see the Californian sun, the optimism and the vibrant colors. Over the last few years he has gained attention from critics around the world, both for his pastel-color panel paintings and his acclaimed TV show ‘As it Lays’. His multimedia work is deeply entrenched in the experience of being born and raised in L.A.

Matisse in the Studio - exhibition "revealing how the collection was essential to Matisse’s creative process"
Article date: Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Matisse in the Studio - exhibition "revealing how the collection was essential to Matisse’s creative process"

"I have worked all my life before the same objects… The object is an actor. A good actor can have a part in ten different plays; an object can play a role in ten different pictures." Henri Matisse, 1951

Is the Insurance Value of Picasso’s Guernica Close to 3 bln USD?
Article date: Thursday, July 6, 2017

Is the Insurance Value of Picasso’s Guernica Close to 3 bln USD?

Every now and then an arts publication will release a top 10 ranking of some form: 10 best booths at an art fair, 10 best paintings at an art fair, 10 best museums, and so on. All of these lists are extremely subjective. They will vary widely according to who is writing them. You can only achieve an objective ranking by using pure data as your listing criteria. Artdependence reached out to Christies and Sothebys to gather information on the most expensive auction lots from September 2016 to June 2017. We used the data to create a list, ranking the top 10 most valuable pieces of art according to pure market value.

“We are building a small transportable accelerator that will make PIXE analysis widely accessible” Maurizio Vretenar
Article date: Wednesday, May 17, 2017

“We are building a small transportable accelerator that will make PIXE analysis widely accessible” Maurizio Vretenar

Proton Induced X-ray Emission (PIXE) is routinely used in the art world to help date and authenticate works. Up until now, it has come at a high cost and required the use of bulky particle accelerator equipment that cannot be moved outside of the laboratory.

"I work a lot with text in many different forms" - An Interview with Tim Etchells
Article date: Sunday, March 26, 2017

"I work a lot with text in many different forms" - An Interview with Tim Etchells

What is your favourite medium? Tim Etchells: "Language - spoken/written, as drawing and as sculpture. Or performance. Or the combination of the two."

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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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