Art BusinessBiennials & Triennials 07-08-2017

August 7 | Artlogic is expanding to the US

One of the heavyweights of the art and tech industry is expanding to the US, a British artist is subtly protesting the country’s political situation, whilst Dana Schutz has someone backing her...


Artlogic looks to the US

The London-based art technology firm has just announced that a series of US clients is entering its roster.

With Marian Goodman, Gagosian, Paul Kasmin, Elizabeth Dee, the Marciano Art Foundation and Jackson Fine Art as its clients, Artlogic has now formalized is expansion in the US. Launched in 1989, Artlogic works with hundreds of galleries, artists and collectors, providing them with digital services including database and website solutions. Read more on Artdaily.

 

Stuart Semple’s back at it again!

Stuart Semple's 'England'.

 

After a color war with Anish Kapoor — which resulted in him creating a series of pigments accessible to anyone except the fellow artist — Stuart Semple is now selling bags of earth called ‘England’ to anyone, except Theresa May.

In a more or less subtle political statement, the bags of earth sold by Semple are going at £9.99. They contain ‘pure, high-grade England’ in a time when ‘the proliferation of overseas investors, coastal erosion, gentrification, a government on a mission to sell it off — England is an extremely limited stock.’ ‘England’ is available here.

Read an interview with artist Stuart Semple here.

 

National Academy of Arts members pen letter in support of Dana Schutz

In response to an open letter signed by a number of artists and activists from the Boston area in protest of Dana Schutz’s current show at Boston’s ICA,  some 70 members of the National Academy of Arts — including Marina Abramović, Cindy Sherman, Ed Ruscha, and Dread Scott — have responded with an open letter of their own, supporting Dana Schutz and her Boston show.

The letter reads: “It is of the utmost importance to us that artists not perpetrate upon each other the same kind of intolerance and tyranny that we criticize in others. We support the ICA-Boston and its decision to exhibit the works of Dana Schutz, and to maintain programming that fosters conversations between people with different points of view, especially given our current political climate of intolerance.” ARTnews has more.

 

HR

Walker Art Center COO and deputy director David Galligan has announced he is resigning from his roles and he will stay at the institution as a consultant.

Galligan’s tenure at the Minneapolis museum dates back to 1985, when he joined the institution, becoming its COO in 1996 until 2002. He returned in 2013 to oversee the expansion of the Walker Art Center and the renovation of Minneapolis Sculpture Garden. Galligan was also responsible for developing online arts education programs, diversifying the museum’s financial support and balancing its budget. More via Minneapolis Star Tribune.

On this side of the pond, the Liverpool biennial has announced that it is adding five new members to its board of trustees: May Calil, Chris Evans, Jonathan Falkingham, Sandeep Parmar, and Anna Valle will join chair Kathleen Soriano, and current trustees Juan Cruz, Roland Hill, Paul Hyland, Judith Nesbitt, John Shield, and Tony Wilson. More details via Artforum.

 

Via The Liverpool Biennial.

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