Biennials & Triennials Galleries 16-03-2016

March 16 | A Daily Digest of Art News

The first edition of the Lahore Biennial in Pakistan has named Rashid Rana as artistic director. The event has been described by organizers as “the largest contemporary art event” in the country’s


Institutions Artists 15-03-2016

March 15 | A daily digest of art news

It’s over between the Tate and BP, after 26 blissful (read: controversial) years of partnership the petrol giant is to end its financial support of the museum. Over recent years the group Liberate Tate have worked tirelessly in opposition to the partnership. An important moment in the activists’ campaign came when it was revealed that BP had donated only £3.8 million between 1990 and 2006, a sum that many believe the Tate could have done


Galleries 11-03-2016

March 11 | A daily digest of art news

Two hundred and forty staff members are being laid off at Qatar Museums along with considerable budget cuts and expenses


People Institutions 10-03-2016

March 10 | A daily digest of art news

Swiss founding director of Paris’ Chalet Society, Marc-Olivier Wahler, has been named as the new director of the Eli and Edythe Broad Museum at Michigan State


People Institutions 09-03-2016

March 9 | A daily digest of art news

Béatrice Josse has been named the new director of Magasin, the Grenoble-based museum following a unanimous vote by the center’s administrative board. Audrey Azoulay, French Minister for Culture has since validated the


Biennials & Triennials Artists 08-03-2016

March 8 | A Daily Digest of Art News

Philipp Kaiser from Berne, Switzerland — now based in Los Angeles — has been named curator of the Swiss Pavilion at the 2017 Venice Biennale. The Swiss cultural foundation Pro Helvetia has released a statement declaring that “the biennial’s jury based their decision on Philipp Kaiser’s impressive accomplishments as a curator, notably his monographic and thematic exhibitions with both public and private collections which create bridges between Europe and


Galleries Fairs 07-03-2016

March 7 | A daily digest of art news

French Gallerist Emmanuel Perrotin has announced that he is to open a new office—showroom in Seoul on April 28. This comes on the heels of reports that Perrotin is to also soon open a new space in Les Moulins outside of Paris where Galleria Continua currently runs two


Auction Houses Artists 04-03-2016

March 4 | A Daily Digest of Art News

Another one bites the dust. Miety Heiden, Vice President and Head of Contemporary Private Sales for North America at Sotheby’s is leaving the auction house. Heiden has been with Sotheby’s since


Institutions Auction Houses 03-03-2016

March 3 | A Daily Digest of Art News

During a conference at the Kunsthaus de Zurich on Tuesday, the collector and president of the World Jewish Congress, Ronald Lauder, urged Switzerland stop housing works of art linked to Nazi crimes. The American millionaire accused Switzerland of turning a blind eye to the sale and exhibition of works that were either looted or involved in forced sales under the Third


Artists Institutions 02-03-2016

March 2 | A Daily Digest of Art News

A Mumbai court has rejected Chintan Upadhyay’s bail petition. The Indian artist has been in judicial custody since his estranged wife and her lawyer were found dead in December. A post-mortem has revealed that Hema Upadhyay’s cause of death was


Auction Houses Galleries 01-03-2016

March 1 | A Daily Digest of Art News

Bonhams have fired Deputy Chairman of Asia, Magnus Renfrew along with seven other Hong-Kong-based employees in light of the market drop in Asia. Bonhams will keep on a team of 18 employees in Hong Kong despite fierce competition in the region from Christie’s, Sotheby’s and mainland auctioneers China Guardian Auctions Co as well as a tough market


Auction Houses Artists 29-02-2016

February 29 | A daily digest of art news

The wave of departures continues at Sotheby’s, this time it is Chairman Europe, Henry Wyndham, who is leaving the auction house. Following 22 years at the auction house he announced that he was stepping down via an internal


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