InstitutionsArtists 10-11-2015

Protecting traces a look at contemporary Tunisia

What is known about the contemporary Tunisian art scene? What is left of it following the 2011 revolution that led to the fall of rais Ben


ArtistsPeople 10-11-2015

The F Word

I first met filmmaker Robert Adanto in 2008 at the Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum in Miami Florida, where he had been invited to present his first film, The Rising Tide, a documentary film examining the explosive Chinese contemporary art scene that features Wang Qingsong and Cao Fei, and other


Auction HousesArtists 09-11-2015

Channel Orange (fantastic L.A.)

Outrageous, elusive, open, generous, indefinable — these are the descriptives that René-Julien Praz, curator of “Bloody Red Sun of Fantastic LA”, tonight’s sale at Piasa auction house, employs to describe the West Coast


ArtistsGalleries 08-11-2015

Pieces to look out for at Paris Photo 2015

The 19th edition of Paris Photo, running November 12 through 15 2015 this year will see new directorship. It is Florence Bourgeois and Christoph Wiesner who will take the helm this


FairsPeople 06-11-2015

Street Art: How do artists fund their work?

Crossing the border into galleries, museums and auction houses, “Street Art” has become institutionalized. Some may say that this makes it less subversive… but the work in the streets in general takes precedence and is what really captures the attention of true


MediumsInstitutions 06-11-2015

Performance art: Priceless?

The concept of performance art is, if anything, difficult to grasp. This week saw the opening of the 10th edition of Performa, the New York performance art biennial. An opportunity for H A P P E N I N G to take a look at the origins of the medium, and the future of an ever-evolving


ArtistsInstitutions 03-11-2015

When random encounters lead to remarkable developments: a conversation with Random International

If you are based in London, you will most likely remember The Rain Room: the talked-about art installation of 2012-2013, which enabled visitors to miraculously step into torrential rain without ever getting wet. Or, you might just remember missing it after being discouraged by the longest queue


ArtistsPeople 30-10-2015

The art world's latest start up an Airbnb for artists

You are an artist, but don’t have a studio. You have space at your place, and you love art. David Guez and Anne Roquigny are your guys. The man behind hostanartist.com talks to H A P P E N I N G. The idea is simple: artists’ residencies, in your place. And, all around the world. In exchange for


ArtistsInstitutions 30-10-2015

Pseudomatismos in Mexico. An interview with Rafael Lozano-Hemmer

The biggest contemporary art gallery in Mexico is putting electronic art and technology in the spotlight with an exhibition of one of its most important representatives. Until March 27 2016 Mexican-Canadian artist Rafael Lozano-Hemmer will have his first monographic exhibition at the Museo


ArtistsPeople 29-10-2015

Indian artists take stand against the extreme right wing

More than 300 Indian artists have already signed a petition condemning the increasing violence of extreme right-wing groups against minorities in the country. The website Scroll.in first announced the act of


FairsGalleries 25-10-2015

From Frieze to Fiac now what?

Those who partook in the marathon that was Frieze to Fiac can tell you that “fairtigue” is not a myth. But what else can we conclude from the last two


GalleriesFairs 23-10-2015

FIAC 2015 guided by the mirrors

Since Anish Kapoor’s famous installations draped in glass, mirrors have crept into the contemporary art scene. FIAC’s 42nd edition is no exception, a large range of works on display drawing from self and image


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