Galleries People 14-06-2017

June 14 | Movement in museums around the world

As Sydney’s premier Art Gallery of New South Wales receives a staggering $244 million grant from the state government to expand and evolve onto the world stage, New York’s The Met continues to reorganise its internal structure in the hope of bringing the institution back to


Awards Fairs 13-06-2017

June 13 | Swiss Art takes center stage

As Swiss art fairs unfold across Switzerland this week, with Art Basel, LISTE and Photo Basel drawing in the art fair crowd, the 2017 Swiss Art Award ceremonies taking place today and tomorrow ensure all eyes are on Switzerland this week.


Artists Institutions 12-06-2017

June 12 | Art for Justice

A philanthropist sells a Roy Lichtenstein painting for a record price and a good cause. Elsewhere, Thaddaeus Ropac and Lisson gallery are now representing the Rosenquist and the Leon Polk Smith estates,


Artists Awards 09-06-2017

June 9 | Awards far and wide...

As Art Basel announce Astha Butail as winner of the BMW Art Journey Award, Maeve Brennan and Imran Perretta are named winners of the upcoming 2018 Jerwood/FVU Awards. Meanwhile, estate of the late Italian conceptual artist Piero Manzoni is to be acquired by Hauser &


People Institutions 08-06-2017

June 8 | Prep for upcoming fairs gets well underway

The upcoming edition of New York’s 2018 Armory Show looks set to focus on contemporary curatorial discourses, whilst PULSE Art Fair take on Katelijne De Backer as new director of the Miami fair.


Awards Artists 07-06-2017

June 7 | Women dominate Canada’s 2017 Sobey Art Award shortlist

Despite the general consensus that women (especially those of colour) are underrepresented in the art market, the Sobey Art Award has triumphed women in the arts with a shortlist comprised of four out of five female artists. In other news, Christie’s looks likely to break records with the charity auctioning of the Rockefeller estate, which comes just months after the air to the Rockefeller dynasty passes away at the age of


Institutions Galleries 06-06-2017

June 6 | Artist Pope.L takes home the Whitney Biennial’s Bucksbaum Award

In today’s news, Pope.L’s meat-filled installation at the Whitney Biennial grants him a prestigious prize. Just outside New York, the Hamptons lose yet another fair, whilst Tate Britain undergoes a major


Institutions Artists 02-06-2017

June 2 | Louise Blouin to turn employees into contract freelance workers

After reports surfacing that Blouin’s media empire is experiencing financial woes, a total company restructure will see its entire workforce fired and requested to re-apply on freelance contracts. Though they hope to up their workforce numbers because of it — this is a risky move for the company, and might see employees work less hours with unstable pay. In other news, Google update art search engines, and it’s rumoured drag-king artist Diane Torr has passed away.


Artists People 01-06-2017

June 1 | Disappearing art work draws attention to disappearing refugees at Documenta 14

Despite a particularly undermining response from artist Roger Bernat, whose sculpture was stolen from the Documenta 14 exhibition by LGBTQI+ Refugees GR activist group, the event has drawn attention to the exhibition’s use of refugees as casual workers on the project and the large number of asylum seekers disappearing — deported to neighbouring countries, trafficked, exploited and neglected.


Fairs Artists 31-05-2017

May 31 | Exciting details revealed for Prospect New Orleans and Contemporary Istanbul

Contemporary Istanbul draws in 22 new participating galleries, whilst California-born artist Kara Walker looks set to create a new large-scale installation for this year’s Prospect New Orleans — if it is anything like her last public work, it’s sure to draw


Galleries Artists 30-05-2017

May 30 | Parisian African art museum abandons permanent space

Despite the growing market excitement surrounding contemporary African art, it seems that art museums such as Paris’ Musée Dapper, long dedicated to the field, are experiencing a slump. In other news, French-Chinese artist Zao Wou-ki sets records in Hong Kong, and Tracy Emin makes a dig at those “male


Artists Institutions 29-05-2017

May 29 | Tate 2018

Exciting news coming from the Tate! Joan Jones and Anni Albers to feature in two solo shows in 2018 at the Tate Modern, whilst Tate Britain debuts All Too Human, which will feature London-based artists from the second half of the 20th century, including Lucian Freud and Francis Bacon. Meanwhile, there's trouble in Italy with courts making an unprecedented decision to halt the appointment of five museum directors. It seems Skype calls aren’t substantial enough to secure such prestigious


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