ArtistsInstitutions 31-10-2017

October 31 | EVA International Biennial announces first participating artists

Ireland’s most important art event will welcome big names and more emerging artists. In other news, the British Museum cuts its ties with an Abu Dhabi institution, whilst Jeff Koons has another go at fashion!

EVA International Biennial announces first 21 participating artists

Launched in 1977, EVA International Biennial has announced the first participants to its 2018 edition, taking place from April 14 through July 8 in Limerick.

Tate curator Inti Guerrero selected the following artists: Jaime Ávila (Colombia, 1968), Peju Alatise (Nigeria, 1975), Malala Andrialavidrazana (Madagascar / France, 1971), Patricia Belli (Nicaragua, 1964), Patrizio Di Massimo (Italy / Great Britain, 1983), John Gerrard (Ireland / Austria, 1974), Alejandro González Iñárritu (Mexico / US, 1963), Laurent Grasso (France, 1972), Eileen Gray (Ireland, 1878-1976), Sanja Iveković (Croatia, 1949), Mainie Jellett (Ireland, 1897-1944), Seán Keating (Ireland, 1889-1977), Sam Keogh (Ireland, 1985), Lee Bul (South Korea, 1964), Liu Xiaodong (China, 1963), Isabel Nolan (Ireland, 1974), Juan Pablo Echeverri (Colombia, 1978), Dan Rees (Great Britain, 1982), Beto Shwafaty (Brazil, 1977), Sutthirat Supaparinya (Thailand, 1973) and Trevor Yeung (Hong Kong, 1988). More via Artnews.


Luc Deleu, Construction X, 1994, EVA International



Art Dubai announces 2018 galleries, launches Residents program

The fair's 2018 edition, taking place March 21-24, 2018, at Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai, will welcome 103 galleries hailing from 47 countries — including 25 newcomers — for what will be its biggest edition.

Art Dubai Contemporary will feature 78 galleries, whereas Art Dubai Modern wil welcome 16 exhibitors. For its 2018 edition, the fair will also launch "Residents", a gallery program dedicated to solo presentations from invited galleries whose artists will also take part in a 4 to 8 weeks residency. The program, which will take place in the UAE, ecourages artists to immerse themselves within the local art scene. "Residents" galleries are: 1x1 gallery, (artist Poonam Jaim) Erti Gallery, (artist Tato Akhalkatsishvili) Mariane Ibrahim Gallery, (artist Zohra Opoku) Galerie Kornfeld, (artist Farshad Farzankia) Laktum Gallery, (artist Faris Alosaimi) The Mine, (artist Onishi Yasuaki) Öktem&Aykut, (artist Jennifer Ipekel) Orbital Dago (artist Labadiou Piko) and The Rooster Gallery. (artist Kristina Alisauskaite) More via Art Dubai


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The British Museum cancels partnership with Abu Dhabi’s National Zayed Museum

The London-based institution has announced that it has canceled its loan deal with the Abu Dhabi museum, as works on the Saadiyat Island institution, slated to start in 2013, have not yet begun. Designed by architecture firm Foster + Partners, the NZM would have featured 500 works from the British Museum. Days before the opening of the Louvre Abu Dhabi, the future of the NZM is uncertain. More via The Art Newspaper.


© Foster + Partners




Jeff Koons has another go at fashion

After Jeff Koons' Louis Vuitton collaboration, his work continues to inspire fashion: during an evening organized by the Naked Heart Foundation, founder Natalia Vodianova wore a costume inspired by Koons' Balloon Venus.

Jeff Koons was in fact the artistic director of the fourth edition of the “Fabulous Fund Fair”, which traveled to New York for the first time this year for its partnership with amfAR (Foundation for Aids Research). More via WWD.


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