Institutions Artists 27-01-2017

January 27 | John Akomfrah wins Artes Mundi and gives powerful acceptance speech

New York and London both recognize politically engaged artists: John Akomfrah takes home the Artes Mundi prize and the Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation awards its Art and Social justice grants.

Biennials & Triennials Artists 26-01-2017

January 26 | Christo calls off project in protest against President Trump

Christo abandons his major project in outrage at Donald Trump’s inauguration, and the winners of the Robert Rauschenberg and Merce Cunningham awards are

Biennials & Triennials Artists 25-01-2017

January 25 | Grisha Bruskin, Sasha Pirogova, and the Recycle Group will represent Russia at 2017 Venice Biennale

Russia announces an exciting selection of artists for the Venice Biennale, Blouin Media is having money troubles, and the Whitney welcomes two new assistant curators.

Biennials & Triennials Auction Houses 24-01-2017

January 24 | Polys Peslikas will represent Cyprus at 2017 Venice Biennial

Details of the Cypriot Pavilion are announced, Cuban dissident artist “El Sexto” is released from prison, and Wim Pijbes changes jobs (again).

Biennials & Triennials People 23-01-2017

January 23 | Tina Gverović and Marko Tadić to represent Croatia at 2017 Venice Biennale

More details on the Venice Biennale are revealed, there are new faces at the Serpentine and Paula Cooper Gallery, and the Brussels art scene loses a great asset.

Artists Auction Houses 20-01-2017

January 20 | Zurich's Rotwand gallery closes its doors

As another Zurich gallery announces it is closing its doors, the art world’s big names announce exciting news for the coming months, including partnerships, blue-chip sales and new

Online Sales Fairs 19-01-2017

January 19 | New Paddle8 investors to lead buy back of the company

Paddle8 partners with a new investor to attempt a buy back from Auctionata. Meanwhile new curators at Expo Chicago are appointed, and Marianne Boesky expands her reach to Aspen.

Fairs Artists 18-01-2017

January 18 | Survey by London Art Fair shows that dealers are wary of Brexit deal

If London’s art dealers are showing uncertainty as to the outcomes of Brexit, Contemporary Istanbul and the city’s biennial are determined to respond to the country’s political turmoil. Meanwhile, US artists continue to fight against Donald

Fairs Biennials & Triennials 17-01-2017

January 17 | 25 newcomers for the 2017 edition of Independent Brussels

For its second Brussels edition, Independent will welcome an impressive number of new galleries. As for Christie’s, the auction house has announced more details of its upcoming sales in London, whilst the United Arab Emirates have revealed the five artists that will represent the country at the Venice Biennale.

Artists Online Sales 16-01-2017

January 16 | Tania Bruguera detained in Cuba

Artist Tania Bruguera has once again got into a sticky situation with the Cuban authorities, the Ukraine has announced their choice for the Venice Biennale and Auctionata | Paddle 8 might be in financial

Institutions Awards 13-01-2017

January 13 | Former Labour MP to head the Victoria & Albert Museum

New director has been named for the V&A whilst various prizes have been awarded this week to artists across the globe. Plus, a partnership has been announced between Jeffrey Deitch and Uniqlo.

Fairs People 12-01-2017

January 12 | Frieze announces 2017 exhibitor list

Frieze announces its 2017 exhibitors, New York’s High Line gets a permanent public art fixture and businessman Guy Wildenstein escapes criminal conviction.

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