Fairs Institutions 30-06-2017

June 30 | Details revealed for 21st edition of Paris Photo

In its 21st edition, Paris Photo remains the biggest international event dedicated to photography, with its 2017 edition welcoming a 20% of new galleries and reinventing itself with new sections and projects. In other news, TEFAF’s art market report is now available online, whilst contemporary art sales in London deliver impressive

Institutions Auction Houses 29-06-2017

June 29 | Jonas Dahlberg’s “wound” project abandoned

The much anticipated memorial project, Memory Wound, by Swedish artist Jonas Dahlberg has been abandoned by the Norwegian government due to prolonged complications and environmental hazards. In other news, New York’s MoMA receives $50 million donation from the Steven & Alexandra Cohen Foundation, as it pushes forward with expansion

Movements Awards 28-06-2017

June 28 | The Derek Jarman Award announces 2017 finalists

One of the most prestigious prizes for artists working with film has announced the shortlisted artists for its 2017 edition. Elsewhere, Paris’ Palais de Tokyo reveals more details on its first ever US offshoot exhibition, curated by Katell

Awards Artists 27-06-2017

June 27 | Postcolonial South African photographer wins Henri Cartier-Bresson Award

With a career spanning three decades, Guy Tillim’s catalogue of photographs documents scrupulously the transformation of Africa — drawing on the paradoxes and contradictions of the colonial and postcolonial years. Awarded by the Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson, Tillim will continue to expand upon his Museum of the Revolution project. In other news, a six hundred-piece strong art collection is to take shape in Bavaria, by way of Susanne

Awards Institutions 26-06-2017

June 26 | Photographer documenting conflict in Syria awarded Prix Elysée

Artist Matthias Bruggmann takes home the second edition of the Prix Elysée, established by the Musée de l’Elysée in partnership with Parmigiani Fleurier. Meanwhile, the Art Gallery of Ontario has become the second largest holder of Diane Arbus’ works in the world with the purchase of 522 prints via the Fraenkel

Auction Houses Artists 23-06-2017

June 23 | 2017 Arts and Ethics award goes to Sheba Chhachhi

The Prix Thun, in its second edition, has announced photographer, women’s rights activist, writer, filmmaker and installation artist, Sheba Chhachhi, as its 2017 laureate. In other news, the proposed bill for the American Art Revival Act is to go to before congress — it marks an attempt to cut student loan debt for arts professionals who are giving back to the public arts sphere.

Institutions Biennials & Triennials 22-06-2017

June 22 | Institute for documenta cements future prospects

As London loses yet another gallery, Sotheby’s continues to deliver impressive results in the British capital, smashing artist’s records multiple times in only one night. Elsewhere, Kassel prepares to welcome the documenta Institute, whose program begins to be

Galleries People 21-06-2017

June 21 | ‘It is not fun anymore’

Lower East Side gallery Envoy Enterprises will close this summer, but not without dishing out some strong words to the art world on their way out. The gallery’s owner Jimi Dams has released a damning, but poignant letter — confronting the art world’s growing relationship with consumerism and obsession with profit-making, and marketing.

Artists Fairs 20-06-2017

June 20 | Theft at the Skulptur Projekte

In a show of remarkable equanimity, Ei Arakawa has begun work on a replacement for the “painting” stolen at Skulptur Projekte Münster last week. In other news, André Saraiva a.k.a. ANDRÉ joins the Magda Danysz Gallery and The Sunday Painter - one of the most interesting galleries in London - is

Artists Institutions 19-06-2017

June 19 | Diaspora artist Khadija Saye confirmed victim of Grenfell Tower fire in London

As the death toll continues to rise, it has been officially confirmed that the 24-year-old London-based artist Khadija Saye, currently on show at Venice in the Diaspora Pavilion, was among the victims. In other news, the four German recipients of the 2018 Villa Romana Fellowship have been announced in

Institutions People 16-06-2017

June 16 | Getty’s contemporary American photography collection expands

Los Angeles’ Getty Museum receives yet another huge donation from film industry mogul Bruce Berman, as NEA prepare to shut down operations. They won’t be going quietly however, handing out $82 million in grants in their last 2017

Artists Institutions 15-06-2017

June 15 | London’s ICA strives for success

It seems that the Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA) in London is swelling its ranks, after the appointment of new director Stefan Kalmár in January. The past six months have seen the institute grow sizably — with three new heads of departments and now the election of Wolfgang Tillmans, Delya Allakhverdova and Maria Sukkar to the ICA council.

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