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.


Artists Fairs 02-02-2017

February 2 | Nari Ward is awarded Vilcek Prize for Fine Arts

In the context of the immigrant-demonizing policies currently issuing from the White House, the Vilcek Foundation’s award recognizing exceptional immigrant artists seems much needed. Elsewhere in the artworld, Moving Image New York announces the exhibitors for 2017 and Gagosian represents a new artist’s


Galleries People 01-02-2017

February 1 | Saatchi Gallery launches SALON

Today, the Saatchi announces it is opening a commercial subsidiary in London, and Glafira Rosales is not given further jail for her involvement in large-scale art fraud.


Institutions Artists 31-01-2017

January 31 | Glasgow School of Art library is reborn

Grayson Perry and Anish Kapoor turn ashes into art, while the Israel’s participation in the “Creative Europe” project goes up in flames.


Galleries Artists 30-01-2017

January 30 | Alison Jacques and Luhring Augustine now co-represent estate of Lygia Clark

This Monday there is news of Lygia Clark's estate, Sotheby’s invest in “5D” imaging technology, and SmithDavidson expands its international presence.


Institutions Artists 27-01-2017

January 27 | John Akomfrah wins Artes Mundi and gives powerful acceptance speech

New York and London both recognize politically engaged artists: John Akomfrah takes home the Artes Mundi prize and the Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation awards its Art and Social justice grants.


Biennials & Triennials Artists 26-01-2017

January 26 | Christo calls off project in protest against President Trump

Christo abandons his major project in outrage at Donald Trump’s inauguration, and the winners of the Robert Rauschenberg and Merce Cunningham awards are


Biennials & Triennials Artists 25-01-2017

January 25 | Grisha Bruskin, Sasha Pirogova, and the Recycle Group will represent Russia at 2017 Venice Biennale

Russia announces an exciting selection of artists for the Venice Biennale, Blouin Media is having money troubles, and the Whitney welcomes two new assistant curators.


Biennials & Triennials Auction Houses 24-01-2017

January 24 | Polys Peslikas will represent Cyprus at 2017 Venice Biennial

Details of the Cypriot Pavilion are announced, Cuban dissident artist “El Sexto” is released from prison, and Wim Pijbes changes jobs (again).


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