Fairs Biennials & Triennials 23-08-2017

23 August | documenta 14 engenders further controversy

documenta is almost drawing to a close, but the event has — yet again — caused a stir. Elsewhere, the post-war German artist Karl Otto Götz has passed away, whilst New York will welcome a new street art


Fairs Artists 22-08-2017

22 August | Kassel city councillor brings art into his far-right discourse

As August is drawing to a close and the art world is starting to get back to business, however comments from one politician in Kassel have shaken many. Elsewhere in the news, Cattelan’s golden toilets are to leave the Guggenheim, while NADA Miami Beach announces its participants.


Fairs People 21-08-2017

August 21 | President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities quit

As the world reels from the US president’s reaction to the Charlottesville protests, the national committee on Arts and Humanities quit in defiance. In other news, the India Art Fair gets a new director, whilst the Ullens Center in Beijing faces censorship during a major solo show, and London’s National Portrait Gallery is bequeathed a collection of portraits of black British personalities.


Institutions 18-08-2017

August 18 | Culture driving the Californian economy

A new study measuring the impact of art and culture in San Francisco has been released, whilst the Tate Modern invites visitors to participate in the creation of


Fairs Galleries 17-08-2017

17 August | Artist Peju Alatise awarded the FNB Art Prize

Three weeks before the inauguration of the Joburg Art Fair, the event has announced that artist Peju Alatise will be awarded the FNB Art Prize, while gallery Luhring Augustine announce a new artist and the Outsider Art Fair is to return to Paris. Young Italian artist Chiara Fumai has died age


Artists Biennials & Triennials 16-08-2017

16 August | Youngest member of the feminist collective iQhiya has died

The South African artist collective announced the sad news via social media, elsewhere in the news, the Turkish photographer Yusuf Sevinçli is now represented by a gallery in Istanbul and the David Roberts Art Foundation is leaving London for


Fairs Mediums 14-08-2017

14 August | Swedish Photography Museum expands to London

The UK Capital, which has hosted the renowned fair Photo London since 2015, is to soon welcome a new museum dedicated to the medium. Elsewhere in the news, a new online sales platform is to be launched while artist Martha Rosler wins (another)


Fairs 11-08-2017

11 August | New York art fair NADA relocates

In an art world that is becoming more competitive by the minute, the New York art fair NADA gets closer to its colleagues.


Institutions 10-08-2017

August 10 | Open access collection marks success for the Met

Following an announcement made last February regarding the digitization of 375,000 HD images of its artworks, the Met in New York has completed the task, while in London the first artists to exhibit at the Battersea Power Station have been selected.


Institutions Artists 09-08-2017

August 9 | MoMA to auction off 400 photographs

The New York institution, whose permanent collection includes 25,000 photographs, has decided to get rid of 400 pieces. Elsewhere the Tito Prize has announced its 2017 winner, whilst conflict is brewing among museums in


Artists Auction Houses 08-08-2017

August 8 | Montreal Biennale in financial crisis

While Montreal is facing financial troubles that threaten its future, Christie’s is to sell one of the most emblematic photos of the 20th century. In more somber news, one of Lebanon’s most prolific photographers has died.


Art Business Biennials & Triennials 07-08-2017

August 7 | Artlogic is expanding to the US

One of the heavyweights of the art and tech industry is expanding to the US, a British artist is subtly protesting the country’s political situation, whilst Dana Schutz has someone backing


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