FairsBiennials & Triennials 17-01-2017

January 17 | 25 newcomers for the 2017 edition of Independent Brussels

For its second Brussels edition, Independent will welcome an impressive number of new galleries. As for Christie’s, the auction house has announced more details of its upcoming sales in London, whilst the United Arab Emirates have revealed the five artists that will represent the country at the Venice Biennale.


Independent Brussels, the European satellite of the New York fair, has announced the list of participating galleries for its 2017 edition, which will take place between April 21 and 23, in parallel to Art Brussels.

Whilst the number of exhibitors remains roughly the same — 65, one more than in 2016 — some 25 galleries are newcomers. Among the participants, hailing from 17 countries, are newcomers Sprüth Magers, (Berlin, London, Los Angeles); Erika Deák Gallery, (Budapest); EXILE, (Berlin); Jan Kaps, (Cologne); Mendes Wood DM, (São Paulo, Brussels); Galerie Pact, (Paris); and Capitain Petzel (Berlin).

The full list of exhibitors is available via Independent Brussels’ official website.


Auction houses

Vanessa Hallett, currently Worldwide Head of Photographs at Phillips, has been promoted to Deputy Chairman, Americas.

Hallett has worked in the company’s photography department since 2005, where she was responsible for introducing emerging photographers to the secondary market and for coordinating historic sales of both contemporary and classic photographers, including the 2015 sale of Helmut Newton’s Women Walking, Paris, which went for $905,000, establishing a new auction record for the artist. Edward Dolman, CEO of Phillips, has commented: “As a Deputy Chairman, Vanessa will be a key member of our global leadership team.”

Francis Outred, Chairman and Head of Post-War and Contemporary Art, Europe, Middle East, Russia and India at Christie’s, has announced via his Instagram account that Mark Rothko’s No. 1, 1949 (estimated at £8-£12 million) will be featured at Christie’s London in March.

Francis Outred's Instagram post.

On February 28, works from the Lambrecht-Schadeberg collection will also be on sale at Christie’s London, including, among others, Berthe Morisot’s Femme en noir (estimated at £600,000-£800,000), Claude Monet’s Les Bords de la Seine au Petit-Gennevilliers (estimated at £2 million-£3 million) and Kees van Dongen’s Les deux Anges (estimated at £400,000-£600,000). Art Market Monitor has more.


Vincent Honoré will curate the 13th Baltic Triennial

London-based writer and curator Vincent Honoré has been appointed as the curator of the 13th edition of the Baltic Triennial, taking place in 2018 in Vilnius, Lithuania.

Honoré, who is also founding director of the nonprofit London space David Roberts Art Foundation, was chosen by a committee made of Kęstutis Kuizinas, the director of the Contemporary Art Centre in Vilnius, Maria Arusoo, director of the Center for Contemporary Arts in Tallinn, and Zane Onckule, program director of the Contemporary Art Center in Riga. His exhibition, titled “Give Up the Ghost”, will explore “definitions and identities through action.” More on Artforum.


Five artists will represent UAE at the 57th Venice Biennale

The UAE Pavilion at the 2015 Venice Biennale. Courtesy the Venice Biennale.


The United Arab Emirates have announced the five artists that will represent the country at the 57th Venice Biennale, running between May 13 and November 26, 2017.

Nujoom Alghanem, Sara Al Haddad, Vikram Divecha, Lantian Xie, and Dr. Mohamed Yousif will work together on an exhibition titled “Rock, Paper, Scissors: Positions in Play”, which will discuss the practice and history of contemporary art in the country. London-based writer and researcher Hammad Nasar will curate the pavilion. A number of cultural institutions from across the country have also been invited to act as ‘interlocutors’ in the organization of the pavilion, among which are the Sharjah Art Foundation, the Art Gallery at NYU Abu Dhabi, Alserkal Avenue, Tashkeel, Maraya Art Centre, and Warehouse421. artnet news has more.


The Artling Pte Ltd has acquired Artshare.com

The Artling Pte Ltd, owner of online art platform theArtling.com has announced that it has acquired Arthsare.com, the first global online platform dedicated to the sale and exhibition of contemporary Chinese art.

The news comes after luxury lifestyle media company Edipresse Media has announced a $2.5 million investment in The Artling Pte Ltd. Alexandre Errera, founder of Artshare.com, will continue to serve as advisor within the company, and has commented that the acquisition has been ideal to “to consolidate and have a unified art market platform in Asia”. Read more on BLOUIN ARTINFO.

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