People Artists 20-02-2017

February 20 | “He Will Not Divide Us” moves to New Mexico

After having attracted alt-right saboteurs, and having cost him an arrest before being shut down, Shia LaBeouf’s performance ““He Will Not Divide Us” has now found a new home in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Elsewhere, the art world runs more or less smoothly, with new appointments on the one hand, and business as usual for Sotheby’s on the

Artists Galleries 17-02-2017

February 17 | Arte Povera master Jannis Kounellis has passed away

Today, the art world celebrates the life and work of Jannis Kounellis, who passed away yesterday. In other news, the Essl Collection has at last found a new home and Paul Kasmin takes his first steps in the digital

Institutions People 16-02-2017

February 16 | Nancy Spector to return to the Guggenheim

In today’s news, renowned curator Nancy Spector returns home to New York’s Guggenheim after a year-long hiatus, whilst US museums continue to take stands against Donald

Artists Online Sales 15-02-2017

February 15 | Who are the newcomers at Art Basel 2017?

Art Basel has revealed its long awaited exhibitors list! Elsewhere in art world today there are some surprises: the Chapman brothers leave their longtime London gallery, and Donald Trump appoints an art historian to the National Security Council.

Institutions Biennials & Triennials 14-02-2017

February 14 | Stuart Semple creates “better black” in ongoing war with Anish Kapoor

Semple's latest “fuck you” to Kapoor is a new, publicly available black paint. In other news, the “Made in LA” biennial curators are announced and rare Picasso works go up for

Galleries Institutions 13-02-2017

February 13 | Maureen Paley to open new space in Hove, England

This week, both Maureen Paley gallery and Toronto's Museum of Contemporary Art announce plans to expand with new exhibition

Auction Houses Artists 10-02-2017

February 10 | Christie’s to open new location in Beverly Hills

Despite seeing a drop in sales in 2016, Christie’s continues to think big, with the announcement of a new location in Beverly Hills, whilst Hauser & Wirth now represents one of the leading German photographers of the 20th

People Institutions 09-02-2017

February 9 | Oprah cashes in with sale of $150 million Klimt

One of the world’s richest celebrities just got even richer, artists and art institutions continue their resistance against the Trump administration, and Rachel Whiteread receives a well-earned honour.

Biennials & Triennials Artists 08-02-2017

February 8 | BIENALSUR announces shortlisted projects

While BIENALSUR releases an exciting shortlist of artists projects and Hans Haacke is given a respected award, elsewhere in the artworld the news is more macabre… the trial continues for the Indian artist suspected of having his wife murdered and her corpse dumped in a sewer.

Artists Fairs 07-02-2017

February 7 | Tracey Emin donates money to refugee scholarship program

It’s been a philanthropic week for the art world so far: yesterday, Anish Kapoor announced he will donate $1 million worth of prize money to help refugees, and today news comes of Tracey Emin funding a scholarship for a Syrian refugee and NADA art fair donating money from ticket sales to the American Civil Liberties

Fairs Artists 06-02-2017

February 6 | Dallas Art Fair reveals exhibitor list for 2017

Details are announced of art fairs in Dallas, Sao Paulo and New York, and Anish Kapoor shows his support for refugees by donating $1 million worth of prize money.

Awards People 03-02-2017

February 3 | Finalists announced for 2017 Prix Marcel Duchamp

In Paris, the selection of finalists for this year’s Prix Marcel Duchamp displays a trend: the shortlisted artists are older each year. The Prix SAIMA, on the other hand, has been awarded to young, up-and-coming artist Fethi Sahraoui.

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