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. ...


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....


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. ...


Artists Institutions 22-02-2017

Color Wars | Stuart Semple discusses feud with Anish Kapoor, pigments and politics ...

Who knew a row over colors could get so heated? But this is precisely what happened last November, when Dorset-based artist Stuart Semple spoke out against Anish Kapoor’s acquisition of exclusive artistic rights to the world’s blackest substance. ...


Artists Galleries 01-03-2017

Four New York exhibitions remind us that art is a powerful means of resistance...

This week, New York readies itself for one of the most exciting weekends in the city’s art calendar. No less than 10 fairs will run parallel to the fair, and there will be something for every taste. But for those who are still hungry for art shows, or who prefer smaller gallery spaces to the commercial feasts of art fairs, we have picked a few exhibitions to see in New York this week. ...


Fairs 13-02-2017

Mexico's flourishing art fairs prove the art scene is borderless...

If Zona Maco is now 14 years old, and has gone from strength to strength, quickly becoming Latin America’s biggest art fair in terms of visitor numbers, then like many fairs around the world it has a little brother. Material Art Fair is in its fourth edition, and this year it fits comfortably into this more affordable, smaller scale, less commercial bracket, and feels more self-confident and established than in previous years too. It’s in the same building as last year, in Expo Reforma, but now it’s on the ground and first floor, rather than on the sixth floor which gave last year’s ed...