Cover Stories

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

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

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

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

Article date: Monday, August 3, 2020
Taiwan Prepares for Art Formosa 2020: Interview with the Fair’s Director

The sixth edition of ART FORMOSA will be held at Eslite Hotel from August 27th to 30th, 2020. There are a total of 30 galleries and 300 artists joining, making this event truly spectacular. The theme of this sixth edition is “URBAN TAIWAN” and will be presented by Taiwanese galleries which promote international urban art and Taiwanese urban artists, including Gin Huang Gallery and CITYMARX.

Lead Stories

Article date: Friday, October 23, 2020
The National Portrait Gallery Presents 'Hold Still'  -  a Unique Collective Portrait of the UK During Lockdown Spearheaded by The Duchess of Cambridge, Patron of the National Portrait Gallery, Hold Still is an ambitious community project to create a unique collective portrait of the UK during lockdown. They invited people of all ages to submit a photographic portrait, taken in a six-week period during May and June, focussed on three core themes – Helpers and Heroes, Your New Normal and Acts of Kindness. Over 31,000 submissions were received from across the country, with entrants ranging from 4 to 75 years-old.
Article date: Friday, October 23, 2020
Deana Lawson Awarded Hugo Boss Prize 2020 Richard Armstrong, Director, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and Foundation, and Yves Müller, CFO and Spokesperson of the Board of HUGO BOSS AG, announced today that Deana Lawson has been awarded the Hugo Boss Prize 2020.
Article date: Thursday, October 22, 2020
Companion Pieces New Photography 2020 at the MoMA Companion Pieces: New Photography 2020 traces conversations between images. Some happen between paired or pendant pictures that rely upon one another to convey a shared message.
Article date: Thursday, October 22, 2020
This is Not a Ball: the First Online Auction to Benefit the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts The pandemic has prevented the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (MMFA) Foundation from organizing its traditional charity events that secure the MMFA's viability. In face of this obstacle, the Foundation has decided to launch This is Not a Ball, its first-ever online philanthropic auction.
Article date: Wednesday, October 21, 2020
Banksy Confirms Nottingham Artwork of Hula-Hooping Girl is His Banksy has confirmed that street art of a girl hula-hooping a bicycle tyre is his handiwork. The elusive graffiti artist confirmed on his Instagram page this morning (Saturday, October 17) that he is behind the new artwork in Nottingham.
Article date: Wednesday, October 21, 2020
Fondazione Prada Presents the Exhibition “Rubber Pencil Devil” Prada presents “Rubber Pencil Devil”, a site-specific intervention by artist Alex Da Corte, with the support of Fondazione Prada. The project will be on view from 13 November 2020 to 24 January 2021 in the premises of Prada Rong Zhai, a 1918 historical residence in Shanghai restored by Prada and reopened in October 2017.
Article date: Tuesday, October 20, 2020
Nazca Lines: New Giant Geoglyph of Feline Discovered in Peru A massive drawing has been found in the legendary Nazca Lines of Peru. With this recent discovery, the enigmatic markings etched into the Peruvian desert are attracting world attention once again.
Article date: Tuesday, October 20, 2020
MAXXI Bulgaria Prize Exhibits its Finalists Giulia Cenci, Tomaso De Luca and Renato Leotta A warning about the future of humanity in Giulia Cenci's zoomorphic sculptures; an ode to freedom and diversity in Tomaso De Luca's video installation; the suspended time of the Sacred Area of Largo Argentina in Renato Leotta's work.
Article date: Monday, October 19, 2020
Humboldt Forum in Berlin Set to Open in Stages from 17 December 2020 The Humboldt Forum in Berlin, the largest cultural development in Europe and the most ambitious in Germany this century, today announced its plans for opening to the public in 2021.
Article date: Sunday, October 18, 2020
Ford Foundation and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Announce Disability Futures Fellows Ford Foundation and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation announced the Disability Futures Fellows, the recipients of an 18-month initiative administered by United States Artists that aims to increase the visibility of disabled creative practitioners across disciplines and geography and elevate their voices individually and collectively.
Article date: Friday, October 16, 2020
Stephane Aquin Named New Director of the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (MMFA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Stéphane Aquin as Director. Mr. Aquin currently holds the position of Chief Curator at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, D.C., which is part of the Smithsonian Institution and is considered the United States' national museum of modern and contemporary art.
Article date: Friday, October 16, 2020
 'Photography's Last Century' at the Met This exhibition will celebrate the remarkable ascendancy of photography in the last century, and Ann Tenenbaum and Thomas H. Lee's magnificent promised gift of over sixty extraordinary photographs in honor of The Met's 150th anniversary in 2020.
Article date: Thursday, October 15, 2020
Sergey Gorshkov Announced as this Year’s Wildlife Photographer of the Year A stunning image capturing a rarely seen Amur tiger behaviour has been announced as the winning image of Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2020.
Article date: Wednesday, October 14, 2020
ICA Announces Simone Leigh as U.S. Representative at the 59th International Art Exhibition of La Biennale Di Venezia 2022 The Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston (ICA), in cooperation with the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, is pleased to announce that Simone Leigh will represent the United States at the 59th International Art Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia in 2022.
Article date: Tuesday, October 13, 2020
Marguerite, an Asian Elephant, Settled among the Sculptures of the Musée d'Orsay Marguerite, an Asian elephant, sometimes nicknamed Parkie, has just temporarily left Museum National d'Histoire to settle among the sculptures of the Musée d'Orsay.
Article date: Tuesday, October 13, 2020
South London Gallery Named as a Winner of Art Fund Museum of the Year 2020 South London Gallery has been announced as a winner of the Art Fund Museum of the Year 2020, the most prestigious museum prize in the world. In a unique edition of the prize and in recognition of the unprecedented challenges that all museums face this year, five winning museums have been named. They will equally share the £200,000 award, a 40% rise over previous years, receiving £40,000 each.
Article date: Tuesday, October 13, 2020
ArtKYOTO will Take Place from December 3 to 6 at Meiji Kotokan Hall, Kyoto National Museum Art Tokyo Association announced that the second edition of artKYOTO will take place from December 3 to 6 at Meiji Kotokan Hall, Kyoto National Museum. Approximately 20 finest galleries and dealers will present artworks from ancient to contemporary.
Article date: Monday, October 12, 2020
Musea Brugge Presents 'Memling Now: Hans Memling in Contemporary Art' This exhibition focuses on the paintings of Hans Memling, one of the most significant painters of the Burgundian Bruges genre. His work inspired a lot of contemporary artists.
Article date: Sunday, October 11, 2020
Artist Frank Bowling Awarded Knighthood in Queen’s Birthday Honours Artist Frank Bowling OBE RA has been given the honour of Knight Bachelor conferred upon him in the Birthday 2020 Honours List by Her Majesty The Queen. The Birthday Honours list recognises the achievements of a wide range of extraordinary people across the United Kingdom.
Article date: Thursday, October 8, 2020
TEFAF Maastricht 2021 in Person Fair Postponed to May 29 - June 6, 2021 During this time of prolonged uncertainty and challenges for people around the world, and, after careful consultation with the TEFAF community, The Executive Committee of The European Fine Art Foundation (TEFAF), has decided to move the dates of TEFAF Maastricht 2021. Traditionally taking place in mid-March, the shortened Maastricht fair will now run in-person from May 31 through June 6, 2021, with preview days on May 29 and 30, 2021.
Article date: Tuesday, October 6, 2020
Tefaf Online Presents a First Look - 298 Masterpieces, 7.000 Years of Art History The European Fine Art Foundation (TEFAF) provides a special glimpse of its anticipated inaugural digital fair, TEFAF Online, running November 1-4, 2020, with two preview days on October 30 and 31, 2020.
Article date: Monday, October 5, 2020
The Rubens House will be Closed from 3 to 9 October 2020 due to Covid-19 Measures The Rubens House will be closed from 3 to 9 October 2020. Several members of staff have tested positive for the Covid-19 virus. The museum has been closed temporarily to ensure the safety of visitors, staff and the collection.
Article date: Monday, October 5, 2020
Harvard Art Museums Receive Significant Gift of German Drawings and Prints The Harvard Art Museums announced an extraordinary gift of nearly 50 works by major figures in postwar German art from the collector Dorette Hildebrand-Staab, a member of the German Friends of the Busch-Reisinger Museum. The works include drawings by Georg Baselitz, Joseph Beuys, Antonius Höckelmann, Jörg Immendorff, Imi Knoebel, Sigmar Polke, and Eugen Schönebeck and others.
Article date: Friday, October 2, 2020
Witte de With Center Changes its Name Kunstinstituut Melly will be the new name of the institution formerly known as Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art. This name has been arrived at through an extensive Renaming Process, involving over 280 participants. It is a name that has been chosen based upon its capacity to maintain accountability, vulnerability, responsiveness, and to ensure that we continue to become a more welcoming and daring cultural institution into the future.
Article date: Thursday, October 1, 2020
Louvre Presents The Body and Soul: Italian Renaissance Sculpture from Donatello to Michelangelo The Body and Soul: Italian Renaissance Sculpture from Donatello to Michelangelo exhibition, co-organized by the Castello Sforzesco in Milan, brings together over 150 artworks. It highlights the main characteristics of the new art style that spread throughout Italy in the second half of the Quattrocento (15th century), culminating in the early 16th century in what contemporary art historian Giorgio Vasari described as the “modern style”—the peak of Renaissance sculpture and Italian art.
Article date: Thursday, October 1, 2020
Dame Vivien Duffield's Doundation Steps in with  £ 2,5 M to Safeguard Cultural Learning at 66 Organisations Across the UK The Clore Duffield Foundation, chaired by Dame Vivien Duffield, today announced a rescue package of £2,551,371 to 66 cultural organisations across the UK to support their learning and community work during the pandemic.
Article date: Wednesday, September 30, 2020
Sotheby’s To Offer A Rare Biblical Masterpiece By Rembrandt Van Rijn Sotheby’s announced that an extraordinary and rare biblical scene by Dutch Golden Age master Rembrandt van Rijn will be a highlight of our annual New York Masters Week sale series in January 2021.
Article date: Tuesday, September 29, 2020
Armenia's Yerevan Biennial Statement on Crisis in Nagorno-Karabakh Following the embargoed press announcement of Yerevan Biennial's digital launch, The Time Complex, here you can find a statement from Artistic Director and Curator of Yerevan Biennial Art Foundation, Lorenzo Fusi, addressing on behalf of the entire team the current crisis in the Nagorno-Karabakh
Article date: Tuesday, September 29, 2020
Photo London Digital will Show up in October Photo London presents the first international photography fair online, Photo London Digital. The Fair which will run from 7–18 October 2020, with two preview days on 5 and 6 October.
Article date: Monday, September 28, 2020
Phillips’ September Photographs Sale Achieves £2.7 Million Setting Nine New Auction Records 'Active bidding online and by telephone from a global audience across 28 countries led to strong results overall. The 12th edition of ULTIMATE, which was 92% sold, set four world auction records, including cover lot by Zanele Muholi whose first major UK survey is opening at Tate in November. The Marie & David Cooper Collection was 98% sold and saw world auction records for Mario Testino and Richard Avedon’s iconic 1959 portrait of Brigitte Bardot'.
Article date: Monday, September 28, 2020
MAMCO Geneva Presents Kristin Oppenheim's Exhibition Visitors entering the sound installation of seven musical sequences by Kristin Oppenheim (*1959) find themselves at the heart of the medium of song. The a cappella voice retains the essence of the original song: a short melody and one or two phrases. The artist appeals to the individual and collective memory by featuring a familiar tune, played on a loop.
Article date: Friday, September 25, 2020
ARCOmadrid has been Rescheduled for Next July ARCOmadrid has been rescheduled for next July to ensure the strongest international presence possible. Ensuring safety and international mobility will be the priorities of a special edition timed to coincide with the 40th anniversary.
Article date: Friday, September 25, 2020
Whitney Extends 'Agnes Pelton: Desert Transcendentalist' Exhibition through November Discover visionary symbolism in the American Southwest in Whitney's 'Agnes Pelton: Desert Transcendentalist', extended through November, 1.
Article date: Thursday, September 24, 2020
Depot Boijmans Van Beuningen Finishes Construction in Preparation for Museum’s Big Move Depot Boijmans Van Beuningen, the first publicly accessible art depot in the world designed by MVRDV, has finished construction. Located in Rotterdam’s Museumpark, the depot features a new type of experience for museum visitors: a sturdy engine room where the complete collection of 151,000 objects is made accessible to the public.
Article date: Wednesday, September 23, 2020
The Courtauld Announces Acquisition of a Rare Manuscript by Paul Gauguin The Courtauld has acquired one of the most significant artists manuscripts ever to enter a UK public collection – a unique and richly illustrated text by the highly influential French Post-Impressionist artist Paul Gauguin.
Article date: Tuesday, September 22, 2020
Mellon Foundation Launches New Art Museum Futures Fund to Distribute Tens of Millions to Art Museums Nationwide As Cultural Institutions Face Financial Challenges and Potentially Permanent Closures, Mellon’s Art Museum Futures Fund Will Support Midsized Art Museums with $24 Million in Emergency Grants to Help Them Navigate the Challenges Posed by the Pandemic
Article date: Tuesday, September 22, 2020
Royal Museums of Fine Arts in Belgium Present 'Be Modern: From Klee to Tuymans' The exhibition BE MODERN focuses on the RMFAB's collection of modern and contemporary art, gathering renowned Belgian and international artists. A selection of 150 paintings, sculptures, works on paper, installations and moving images depicts the modern history of visual arts.
Article date: Monday, September 21, 2020
Last Chance to Visit 'Herbert Brandl Exposed to Painting. The Past Twenty Years' at Austrian Belvedere With his large-format imagery, Herbert Brandl ranks alongside the most successful contemporary painters in Austria. Landscape as a subject has always been dominant in his work, which alternates between painterly abstraction and objectivity. Since the turn of the new millennium, Brandl’s passion for the monumentality of mountainscapes has become increasingly apparent.
Article date: Monday, September 21, 2020
Introducing TEFAF Online: an Inaugural Digital Fair Experience Featuring One Single Masterwork per Gallery The European Fine Art Foundation (TEFAF), whose fairs champion museum-quality art from across the ages, is delighted to announce the launch of its new digital platform, TEFAF Online. Accelerated in response to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, this digital marketplace will host its inaugural fair November 1-4, 2020, with two preview days on October 30 and 31, 2020.
Article date: Sunday, September 20, 2020
A Large-Scale Exhibition of the Ccclaimed Constructivist Naum Gabo at Tate  Modern This one-way route through Tate St Ives guides you through the gallery, with breathtaking views out to Porthmeor beach. You will have the opportunity to see theModern Art and St Ives displays alongside the Naum Gabo: Constructions for Real Life exhibition.
Article date: Friday, September 18, 2020
The Zurich Art Prize 2020 Goes to Amalia Pica In 2020, the Zurich Art Prize, awarded annually by Museum Haus Konstruktiv and Zurich Insurance Group Ltd, goes to Amalia Pica (b. in 1978 in Neuquén, lives and works in London). This Argentinian artist is the thirteenth winner of the internationally renowned award. The prize is endowed with CHF 100,000, of which CHF 20,000 go to the respective winner and the other CHF 80,000 are used for the production of a solo exhibition at Museum Haus Konstruktiv.
Article date: Friday, September 18, 2020
Fotografiska Opens in Berlin 2022 Fotografiska will open a fourth museum in 2022. The museum will house 5,500 square meters in the historic Kunsthaus Tacheles building in Berlin. The architects Herzog & de Meuron have been assigned to carry out a modern renovation. The opening is expected in late 2022.
Article date: Friday, September 18, 2020
Legato Motaung Wins the Emergence Art Prize 2020 The Emergence Art Prize announced Legato Motaung as the winner of its 2020 Edition. ⁠⁠ Lerato Motaung (b. 1991, Katlehong, Germiston) is a visual artist based in Johannesburg, South Africa. Following his training in drawing at the Johannesburg Art Gallery in 2008, and in sculpture at the Katlehong Art Center in 2009, he received his Diploma in Fine Arts in 2015 from the Tshwane University of Technology in Pretoria.
Article date: Wednesday, September 16, 2020
FIAC Announces the Cancellation of its 2020 Edition It is with great disappointment that FIAC announces the cancellation of its 2020 edition, initially scheduled at the Grand Palais from October 22nd to 25th. This decision is the result of numerous and constant discussions between the organizers and its exhibitors, collectors, visitors and partners these past weeks.
Article date: Wednesday, September 16, 2020
Mohamed Bourouissa Wins the Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize 2020 Mohamed Bourouissa (b.1978) was announced as the 2020 winner of the prestigious £30,000 prize via a special online presentation hosted by The Photographers’ Gallery.
Article date: Monday, September 14, 2020
Last Chance to See: Dorothea Lange Words & Pictures at MoMA Toward the end of her life, Dorothea Lange (1895–1965) reflected, “All photographs—not only those that are so called 'documentary’...can be fortified by words.” Lange paid sharp attention to the human condition, conveying stories of everyday life through her photographs and the voices they drew in. Dorothea Lange: Words & Pictures brings iconic works from the collection together with less seen photographs, from her landmark photobook An American Exodus to projects on criminal justice reform.
Article date: Sunday, September 13, 2020
Another Van Gogh Painting Joins the Noord Brabants Museum Collection Het Noordbrabants Museum has once again expanded its ever-growing collection of works by Vincent van Gogh. The museum recently acquired an 1885 portrait of a woman from the Nuenen area via Christie’s London. The purchase was funded by the BankGiro Lottery, private individuals, and companies.

Interviews

Article date: Tuesday, July 28, 2020
CUMEDIAE - Supporting Creativity In the Wake of the Global Pandemic "The creative industries are special industries in that they exist between different worlds. Two worlds that need to communicate one with each other for any creative idea to be turned into a sustainable project: on the one side, the world of those with the passion of creativity; and on the other, the world of those with some knowledge about funding, management and the legal framework".

Symbolism in Art

Article date: Monday, August 3, 2020
Symbolism of the Citron in Eva, Satan and the Citron “The idea was to reference the ‘forbidden fruit’” says Eyckermans. “In the original version of the bible it was described as a citron. In most parts of Europe, citrons were still unknown and the translation called it an apple. In some medieval paintings you can see Eve holding a citron.”
Article date: Wednesday, July 29, 2020
Interview with Olga Karika – Medieval Symbolism as the Freedom of Thoughts "I find a lot of inspiration in the works by Old Masters, especially the European artists of the 16th and 17th Century. These works appear perfect for their time. Their value lies in their splendour and in a special mixture of symbols for the viewer. In order to emphasize and convey the idea of my paintings, I use symbols".

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