Galleries People 07-04-2017

April 7 | Gallery shake-up in Venice, New York and Shanghai

The art world shifts slightly with Victoria Miro opening an outpost in Venice, “gallery of the year” Magda Danysz relocating to a bigger space in traditional Shanghai, and David Zwirner returning to Upper East Side with a new specialist space. In other news, the Baltic states look set to launch first biennale in Latvia in 2018.

Institutions Artists 06-04-2017

April 6 | V&A to open new Photography Centre in London 2018

Australia’s leading contemporary art event reveals an impressive list of participating artist for its 2018 edition, whilst some of the art world’s most talented personalities receive awards they have rightly

Institutions Movements 05-04-2017

April 5 | New York defends the Arts

Yesterday saw protesters in New York take to the streets—objecting to Trump’s proposal to cut National Endowments for the Arts. Meanwhile, internationally renowned American artist, Lorna Simpson, is to be represented worldwide by Hauser &

Artists Galleries 04-04-2017

April 4 | African-American art takes to center stage

With a substantial investment in civil rights’ photographer Louis Draper’s archive signalling NEH is not dead yet, and the abstractionist from Alabama, Jack Whitten, being awarded the Skowhegan Medal for Painting, it’s clear that the contemporary art world is still in the process of re-orientating it’s (tunnel) vision. If anything, the reaction to Dana Schutz’s Open Casket could be read as a response to the new generation of historians and curators who are working to pluck from

Institutions Awards 03-04-2017

April 3 | UK ploughs forward funding the arts in Post-Brexit Britain

With Article 50 triggered last Wednesday, Sky Arts initiates a fund to respond to the implications of one of the most dramatic political shifts in the last decade. Meanwhile, six British curators receive huge sum of £300,000 to help enrich the collections of their respective institutions.

Fairs Artists 31-03-2017

31 March | The Paulo Cunha e Silva Art Prize announces shortlisted artists

In Porto the municipal prize releases an impressive list of artists and curators, whilst elsewhere Art Paris awards its annual prize and 1:54 announced details of its New York

Awards Institutions 30-03-2017

March 30 | Britain’s Turner Prize changes the rules

In today’s news, the art world business runs as smoothly as usual, except for the Centre Pompidou, whose 40th anniversary dinner party was postponed due to strike action.

Artists Institutions 29-03-2017

March 29 | Sir Nicholas Serota defends arts education & launches Durham Commission

“Icons of Modern Art. The Shchukin collection” at the Fondation Louis Vuitton will go down in history as the most popular exhibition of 2017, but what about 2016? The Art Newspaper has revealed the blockbuster shows of last year. Elsewhere, Nicholas Serota’s priority as the new chair of the Arts Council England is to defend arts education.

People Institutions 28-03-2017

March 28 | MA in Middle Eastern contemporary arts to launch at Birmingham City University

Despite a number of galleries having closed up shop in New York, the art world’s big names continue to invest in bigger and sleeker spaces. The Western world is also continuing to open up to Middle East and Indian art, despite a global political shift toward populism.

Galleries Institutions 27-03-2017

March 27 | South London Gallery invests in Peckham community enterprise

New hires across multiple institutes sees the Northern American art world slowly refreshing its vision. Whilst across the pond South London Gallery is making advances having raised £3.3m in funds for its new space at the former Peckham Road Fire

Art Business Institutions 24-03-2017

March 24 | The art world is still far from gender equality

Despite an increase in the number of female museum directors worldwide, the gender gap persists, especially when it comes to money. Elsewhere, two Polish artists might risk incarceration, whilst documenta continues to reveal more details about its upcoming

Institutions Biennials & Triennials 23-03-2017

March 23 | Financial worries for Documenta

Documenta is in two weeks, and it is the time for the organizers to make their demands heard. In other news, Lionel Sabatté has won the 2017 Drawing Now Prize at the fair in Paris, as Sophie Calle embarks on a 25-year project at the age of 63.

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