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Sharon Louden claims that “the idea that one needs a gallery to justify one's existence as an artist is, I believe, outdated: the gallery is just one venue through which to share a visual vocabulary with others". ...


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. ...


Artists 23-05-2017

Maja Smrekar and Lisa Buttinger awarded the Prix Ars Electronica 2017...

Established in 1987, the Prix Ars Electronica, (AEC) at the crossroads of art, technology and society, has recognized artists hailing from Congo, Belgium, Germany, Canada, Ireland, Slovenia and Austria this year, with artists Maja Smrekar and Lisa Buttinger taking home the top prizes in their categories....


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 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. ...


Artists Galleries 04-10-2017

At 1:54, a young(er) generation of artists takes the spotlight...

Over the past five years, 1:54 has made a name for itself for being several things at once: a platform for so-called Contemporary African Art and its booming market, a champion of emerging galleries and artists, but also one of the few critically engaging fairs, offering authoritative perspectives on the questions surrounding the production and consumption of art produced by artists from the continent and its diaspora. ...


People Online Sales 06-01-2016

Artsy Welcomes LVMH...

Almost 15 years after Bernard Arnault’s sale of Phillips auctioneers at a considerable loss, just three years after the initial acquisition, the French millionaire is reinvesting in the art world with a stake in Artsy thanks to LVMH’s merger with Catterton....


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....