Art Business 14-02-2017

.com is dead, art on the Internet gets organized...

The online editorial platform-cum-artist project/archive, e-flux, recently announced the creation of a new Internet domain pertaining specifically to art-related online resources. ...


Artists Institutions 24-03-2017

“Success does not exist. You have to transcend failure” | Marta Minujin...

Marta Minujin is an avant-garde, rebellious artist, popular in both her native Argentina and internationally. In the 60s, she hung out with Andy Warhol, and later, she was one of the first artists recognized for her happenings, which she began staging in 1966. Today, Minujin is working on the Parthenon of Books, a work conceived in 1983 that she will present at documenta 14, consisting of a parthenon made of 100,000 books, all of which were censored at some point in history. ...


Galleries People 08-03-2017

New gallery models | What if nothing’s changed? ...

Times are hard for both emerging and middle-market galleries. In spite of the rising costs dealers face in order to participate in art fairs, these remain the places where the majority of a gallery's business....


Artists Galleries 29-08-2016

Making it without a gallery: when artists go solo...

In “Living and Sustaining a Creative Life”, a collection of essays by 40 working artists, Sharon Louden claims that “the idea that one needs a gallery to justify one's existence as an artist is, I believe, outdated: the gallery is just one venue through which to share a visual vocabulary with others". ...


Artists People 05-04-2017

Contemporary African art according to African artists...

“African art is a bit like bitcoin: it doesn’t cost a lot” — half-jokes artist Emo de Medeiros when asked by curator Marie-Ann Yemsi whether it is possible — or indeed viable — to define African art. ...


Galleries 24-01-2017

How six Amsterdam galleries are countering international populism with collaborative initiatives...

As the Netherlands prepares for the general elections on March 15, and the far-right Party for Freedom led by Geert Wilders is adding fuel to the fire of populism we’ve been experiencing internationally, six Amsterdam galleries (Annet Gelink Gallery, Ellen de Bruijne Projects, Galerie Fons Welters, Stigter Van Doesburg, tegenboschvanvreden and Martin van Zomeren) have come together for the joint initiative Nieuw Amsterdams Peil (NAP), a collaborative effort denouncing the “fragmentation, individualism, self-interest and fear” currently plaguing international politics. ...


Artists Galleries 07-02-2017

A who’s who of the exhibiting artists at this year’s Venice Biennale ...

On May 13, “Viva Arte Viva” — the exhibition organized by French curator Christine Macel — will open in the Venice Giardini. ...


Artists People 27-04-2016

Palais de Tokyo: curator Daria de Beauvais on Paris’ cutting-edge hub of contemporary art...

Palais de Tokyo curator Daria de Beauvais is used to embarking on ambitious projects. As was the case with Asim Waqif’s 2012 “Bordel Monstre”, Julio Le Parc’s monographic exhibition in 2013, and again with “acquaalta” by Céleste Boursier-Mougenot in 2015; an exhibition within which visitors were able to take boat rides through the artist’s immense installation. ...


Artists Galleries 24-03-2017

How are Poland’s artists subtly undermining the government’s nationalist agenda? ...

When the Polish people elected the right-wing, nationalist Law and Justice party in October 2015, it was clear that change was afoot. However, the exact consequences for the country’s art and culture infrastructures were not immediately obvious....


Fairs Mediums 21-02-2017

Marie-Ann Yemsi to curate the 2017 African photography biennale, "Bamako Encounters"...

Established in 1994, the African Photography Encounters is organized biennially in Bamako, celebrating photography and video produced in Africa. Its next edition, which will take place between December 2, 2017 and January 31, 2018, has recently announced the name of the curator. German-Cameroonian cultural consultant and independent curator Marie-Ann Yemsi has been chosen to succeed Nigerian-born Bisi Silva. ...