Galleries Artists 29-08-2016

August 29 | Lisa Cooley Gallery closes its doors

After eight years in New York’s Lower East Side — first at 34 Orchard Street and then at 107 Norfolk St — Lisa Cooley Gallery is closing the doors of its 4,800 square foot

Institutions Auction Houses 26-08-2016

August 26 | The Centre Pompidou receives major donation of contemporary Russian

Vladimir Potanine — Russia’s richest man, with an estimated fortune of $15 billion — has gifted the Centre Pompidou (Paris) with more than 250 works of Contemporary Russian and Soviet

Institutions Artists 19-08-2016

August 19 | The Museums Association defends Tate and BP

The Museums Association has issued an open letter declaring that the Tate’s BP sponsorship is not in breach of their ethics code following a request from the Art Not Oil coalition to look into the

Art Business Fairs 12-08-2016

August 12 | The Artist Pension Trust distributes first collective proceeds since its foundation

The Artist Pension Trust (APT) has announced it has handed back its first returns since its foundation in

Institutions People 04-08-2016

August 4 | Moscow’s Garage Museum announces first offshoot exhibition in St. Petersburg

Moscow’s Garage Museum has announced details of its off-site programming, which will be housed in St Petersburg’s “Pavilion”, a park and temporary exhibition space on New Holland Island, the new hip area of the city, slowly turning in a contemporary arts hub after having been bought by Roman Abramovich, husband to Garage founder Dasha

Artists Galleries 03-08-2016

August 3 | Jeff Wall leaves Marian Goodman for Gagosian

After 25 years at Marian Goodman, photographer Jeff Wall has left the gallery and is now represented by

Biennials & Triennials Mediums 02-08-2016

August 2 | Black British Diaspora Pavilion gets go ahead for Venice 2017

Thanks to a £300,000 fund provided by Arts Council England under the International Showcasing programme, London-based International Curators Forum (ICF) will display works by ten Black British artists at the 2017 Venice Biennale at the “Black British Diaspora

Institutions Artists 01-08-2016

August 1 | Tate ordered to reveal BP sponsorship deal details

The Tate Britain has been ordered by an information tribunal to reveal the amount of money it received from oil giant BP from 2007 to

Auction Houses People 28-07-2016

July 28 | Chinese life insurance company Taikang invests in Sotheby’s

The Chinese life insurance company Taikang Life Insurance Co. will join Sotheby’s roster of shareholders, revealing that it has acquired a 13.5% active stake in the auction house, thus becoming Sotheby’s largest

Institutions Galleries 22-07-2016

July 22 | The Ford Foundation awards $120,000 grant to the MoCAD

The Museum of Contemporary Art of Detroit (MoCAD) has announced that it has received a $120,000 bequest from the Ford

People Artists 21-07-2016

21 July | Art Berlin Contemporary announces 2016 exhibitor list

Art Berlin Contemporary (ABC) has announced its list of participating galleries for its ninth

Movements Artists 20-07-2016

July 20 | The Guerrilla Girls hit Europe

The Guerrilla Girls hit Europe. The collective, founded by seven women artists in New York in 1985, aimed to fight against the sexism and racism inherent to the contemporary art

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