PeopleArtists 29-09-2015

Lagos by Marine Tanguy

A collector’s scene is arriving among emerging elites and a growing number of international buyers in Nigeria. Young London-based gallerist Marine Tanguy, who has upcoming exhibitions in Lagos and Port Harcourt, Nigeria entitled “Yellow Sun: The New Contemporaries”, shares her insights into


InstitutionsPeople 24-09-2015

Rediscovering the Belgian art scene

Could Anvers, Belgium, be making a name for itself among the international contemporary art capitals? Often referred to as the little country of great collectors, Belgium has once again proved that it is just that. Maurice Verbaet began collecting in the early 70s and he has just inaugurated his


ArtistsGalleries 23-09-2015

New York’s art season opens with a vengeance

With Labor Day arriving a bit late this year in the US, New York’s fall art season seemed to have arrived hesitantly at first, but ultimately landed with a big bang. As the summer heat held on, galleries and museums across the city opened dozens of exhibitions with great fanfare — and with


ArtistsGalleries 18-09-2015

Berlin: Still poor but sexy

Twelve years after the former mayor of Berlin, Klaus Wowereit, declared his city “poor but sexy”, his portrayal has proven to be emblematic of the Berlin art market. Whilst today more than 20,000 artists have taken up residence on the banks of the river Spree, along with more than 450


ArtistsGalleries 17-09-2015

Shockingly buyable a new chapter for ABC Berlin

ABC truly is like no other. It is the art fair that welcomes the most vast range of medium from the umbrella of contemporary creation, no matter their incumbent size or provocative references in spite of the ultimate commercial aim of the


InstitutionsPeople 10-09-2015

Izolyatsia art center | Raising a flag of hope

Amid the war in eastern Ukraine, the seizure of their premises by separatists of the Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) and the overall instability that permeates their lives, the IZOLYATSIA art foundation is fighting to continue its mission. Luba Mikhailova, founder of the Izolyatsia, talks to H A


ArtistsInstitutions 09-09-2015

Reactions to Kapoor's vandalized Dirty Corner

Anish Kapoor’s Dirty Corner (dubbed Queen’s Vagina) can’t catch a break. First defaced in June just after its installation in the gardens of the Chateau de Versailles, the controversial sculpture has been hitting the headlines again this week after antisemtic slurs were scrawled across the


PeopleInstitutions 08-09-2015

Adrian Cheng to build 17 art malls

At 34, Adrian Cheng is one of the youngest billionaires in the world. But he's not just a billionaire, he has an artistic ambition too: to redefine museums. The $16 billion real estate empire he controls, New World Development, devised the K11 Art Mall where Cheng promotes the artistic scene via


ArtistsGalleries 07-09-2015

How Art International fared in the shadows of the Bienali

Under the blazing sun, Istanbul’s international art fair opened its doors for its third edition under the artistic direction of Stéphane Ackermann. It is a backdrop of national uncertainty regarding politics and economics, yet the crowds flocked to the opening and the following days at the fair.


ArtistsGalleries 05-09-2015

Ouattara Watts: Mystical storyteller

Twenty-two years after his first exhibition, Ivory Coast-born artist Ouattara Watts is back at Boulakia Gallery for his second exhibition. Born in 1957, Ouattara Watts studied at the Ecole de Beaux-Arts in Paris in Jacques Yankel’s studio, before moving to New York in 1988, as advised by friend


ArtistsPeople 02-09-2015

La Vie Moderne: 13th Lyon Biennale

“La Vie Moderne” is the theme for this year’s edition of the Lyon Biennale, running from September 10 through January 3 next year, exploring what made modernity, modernism, and modern masters across history. Three exhibitions will form the


FairsArtists 31-08-2015

Summer ends in Marseille at Art-O-Rama

The inaugural weekend of Art-O-Rama, the fair that feels like vacation — now in its 9th incarnation — has just come to an end. Located at the Friche la Belle de Mai, a former cigarette factory, the event largely caters to local collectors, a host of young, enthusiastic galleries, and those


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