Galleries Artists 18-04-2017

April 18 | A new Brussels space for Clearing gallery

One of China’s most respectable institutions for contemporary art is going through a rough patch, whilst London can claim a victory for gender equality in the


Institutions Artists 14-04-2017

April 14 | And the Golden Lion goes to… Carolee Schneemann

A pioneer of the happening, body art and feminist art, Carolee Schneemann will be awarded the Golden Lion at the Venice Biennale. In other news, the New Museum’s newest initiative receives a welcome boost, whilst Geneva’s Art & Public gallery moves from Switzerland to


Fairs Biennials & Triennials 13-04-2017

April 13 | Art Cologne and abc join forces for Art Berlin

This September, Berlin with host a new fair, Art Berlin — a joint venture via Art Cologne and abc (art berlin contemporary). In other news, ArtHamptons 2017 has been cancelled, though New York City’s art scene seems to be thriving with Lower Manhattan Cultural Council placing 100 artists in residency programs, and announcing 140 days of free cultural events. For its part, Carriage Trade Gallery is reopening at a new space.


Artists Galleries 12-04-2017

April 12 | Julian Charrière is now represented by Sean Kelly Gallery

Exciting times for Olafur Eliasson’s protégé, Julian Charrière, as he is picked up by art world powerhouse, Sean Kelly Gallery. MOCA’s ex-director, Jeffrey Deitch, looks to be turning over a leaf and investing in a new LA space, after leaving the museum’s staff and exhibition program in disarray in 2013. Whilst, in other news, Dak’Art’s Contemporary African Art Biennale announces open call for its 2018 edition.


Institutions Biennials & Triennials 11-04-2017

April 11 | Protests far and wide, from Athens to Los Angeles

Artists Against Evictions calls out Documenta 14 for its silence on the recent mass eviction of artists and refugees in Athens. Whilst on the other side of the Atlantic, Hysteric Curators stage a protest against the recent opening at Los Angeles’ MOCA of a retrospective dedicated to Carl Andre — who was charged with the murder of partner Ana Mendieta, the feminist artist-extraordinaire. In other news, Hilton Als wins the Pulitzer Prize for


Biennials & Triennials Institutions 10-04-2017

April 10 | Controversy over Crimea at the inaugural Russian Art Triennial

A month since its inauguration, the Russian Art Triennial, held at Moscow’s Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, is beginning to draw some heavy criticism regarding the inclusion of Crimea in its programming. In other news, 173 fellowships are awarded by John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, whilst Brazil’s SP-Arte draws minimal


Galleries People 07-04-2017

April 7 | Gallery shake-up in Venice, New York and Shanghai

The art world shifts slightly with Victoria Miro opening an outpost in Venice, “gallery of the year” Magda Danysz relocating to a bigger space in traditional Shanghai, and David Zwirner returning to Upper East Side with a new specialist space. In other news, the Baltic states look set to launch first biennale in Latvia in 2018.


Institutions Artists 06-04-2017

April 6 | V&A to open new Photography Centre in London 2018

Australia’s leading contemporary art event reveals an impressive list of participating artist for its 2018 edition, whilst some of the art world’s most talented personalities receive awards they have rightly


Institutions Movements 05-04-2017

April 5 | New York defends the Arts

Yesterday saw protesters in New York take to the streets—objecting to Trump’s proposal to cut National Endowments for the Arts. Meanwhile, internationally renowned American artist, Lorna Simpson, is to be represented worldwide by Hauser &


Artists Galleries 04-04-2017

April 4 | African-American art takes to center stage

With a substantial investment in civil rights’ photographer Louis Draper’s archive signalling NEH is not dead yet, and the abstractionist from Alabama, Jack Whitten, being awarded the Skowhegan Medal for Painting, it’s clear that the contemporary art world is still in the process of re-orientating it’s (tunnel) vision. If anything, the reaction to Dana Schutz’s Open Casket could be read as a response to the new generation of historians and curators who are working to pluck from


Institutions Awards 03-04-2017

April 3 | UK ploughs forward funding the arts in Post-Brexit Britain

With Article 50 triggered last Wednesday, Sky Arts initiates a fund to respond to the implications of one of the most dramatic political shifts in the last decade. Meanwhile, six British curators receive huge sum of £300,000 to help enrich the collections of their respective institutions.


Fairs Artists 31-03-2017

31 March | The Paulo Cunha e Silva Art Prize announces shortlisted artists

In Porto the municipal prize releases an impressive list of artists and curators, whilst elsewhere Art Paris awards its annual prize and 1:54 announced details of its New York


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