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September 29 | “We Dream Under the Same Sky”, exhibition to raise funds to help refugees raises €2 million

In Paris, galleries, artists and art dealers have come together to raise funds in favor of refugees. Elsewhere, two US institutions are the winner of the first Sotheby’s Prize, whereas Almine Rech announces an important representation.

“We Dream Under the Same Sky” raises €2 million in favor of refugees

The sale of works featured during “We Dream Under the Same Sky”, an exhibition held at Paris’ Palais de Tokyo and organized by Julie Boukobza, Chantal Crousel, Blanche de Lestrange, Niklas Svennung and Marine Van Schoonbeek to raise funds and awareness on the situation of refugees, has raised a staggering €2 million. The sale was organized by Christie’s and held at Azzedine Alaïa Gallery. Among the top lots — donated by the artists and their galleries — were: Wade Guyton, Untitled, (2016) Glenn Ligon, Stranger Study #29, (2017) Gabriel Orozco, Fleurs Fantôme 64, (2015) Mona Hatoum, Afghan (red and orange), (2008) and Ugo Rondinone, Ersterseptemberzweitausendundelf. (2011) The funds will go to five associations supporting refugees: Migreurop, Anafé, la Cimade, the Centre Primo Levi and Thot.


Laure Prouvost, This pineapple flls sea sick from all the travels it has done (2016) 




And The Sotheby's Prize goes to…

The MCA Chicago and the Nasher Musuem of Art at Duke University are the winners of the first edition of the Sotheby’s prize, launched “to support and encourage museums to break new ground”, rewarding “curatorial excellence”. The $250,000 cash prize will be divided between the two institutions, which will use the money to fund their proposed exhibitions: “Pop América, 1965-1975” at the Nasher and “Many Tongues: Art, Language, and Revolution in the Middle East and South Asia” at the MCA Chicago. Allan Schwartzman, chairman of the fine art division at Sotheby’s has said that “expensive, they take longer to organize, and they are hard to fund” — in addition, both exhibitions were cited for exploring underrepresented areas of art history. Read more on artnet news.


(L): Hugo Rivera Scott’s Pop América (1968). Courtesy of the Nasher Museum of Art and Sotheby’s. (R): Huguette Caland’s Self Portrait (Bribes de Corps) (1973). Courtesy of the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago and Sotheby’s.




Pompeii to build contemporary art collection

Massimo Osanna, general director of the Pompeii archaeological site, has announced plans to build a collection of contemporary art, inviting artists to create sculptural works incorporating archaeological fragments from the ancient Roman site. On November 18, Roman artifacts from the site will go on show at Naples’ Museo d’Arte Contemporanea Donnaregina (Madre) alongside archaelogical-inspired works by Laure Prouvost, Jimmie Durham, Adrian Villar Rojas and Mark Dion. More via The Art Newspaper.


Olla for boiling food with lapilli from the eruption of Mount Vesuvius, 1st cent. AD. Pompeii, House of Lollius Synhodus (I 11,5). Courtesy Parco Archeologico di Pompei. Photo © Amedeo Benestante.




Kim Tschang-Yeul joins Almine Rech gallery

The gallery (with spaces in London, Paris, Brussels and New York) has announced that it now represents the Korean painter, born in 1929. A graduate of the College of Fine Arts at Seoul National University, Tschang-Yeul moved to New York in the 60s, before subsequently settling in Paris in 1969, where he nurtured his signature motif: the drop of water. At the crossroads of lyrical abstraction, Pop Art and Chinese calligraphy, Tschang-Yeul’s works are amongst the most significant examples of contemporary Korean art. Almine Rech will feature one of the artist’s work at their FIAC booth, and a solo show will open in New York in March 2018.


Left: Portrait of Kim Tschang-Yeul - Right: Kim Tschang-Yeul, Water drops, 2003 - Sand and oil on wood - 195 x 130 cm - 76 3/4 x 51 1/8 inches / Courtesy of the Artist and Almine Rech Gallery




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