ArtistsInstitutions 11-03-2015

Krištof Kintera: “Your Light Is My Life”

When you Google Krištof Kintera’s works, images fill your screen of obscure figures created from lights, some would say angels, others formed with mounds of what appear to be raw potatoes, still with their skins, hooked up to electrical wires. Christmas baubles representing a demon of growth,

PeopleFairs 11-03-2015

Little detour via Delhi

Delhi celebrates a week of overlapping artistic events across the town. With India Art Fair’s 7th edition (January 29 - February 1) drawing to a close, the desertion of many foreign galleries becomes apparent with the exception of the unyielding Baudoin

ArtistsInstitutions 10-03-2015

Chintan Upadhyay: Between Culture and Time

For Chintan Upadhyay's first exhibition in Istanbul at the Zorlu Center, we met with the Indian artist who gave us an insight into his work and his most recent exhibition.

People 10-03-2015

UKIP education policy forgets about art

Nigel Farage of UKIP has been proudly telling media sources across the UK, “I’m pleased to say that we would scrap tuition fees for students studying science, technology, engineering, maths, or medical degrees.” Against a backdrop of loose-lipped party members talking about “Bongo Bongo

ArtistsFairs 05-03-2015

New York’s Armory Week Round Up

Once again thousands of collectors, gallerists, curators, artists and the occasional celebrity descended on New York this past week for its annual showing of fairs and special exhibitions. Leading the pack was the 17th edition of the Armory Show, presented at Piers 92 and 94 on Manhattan’s west

InstitutionsPeople 04-03-2015

Rem Koolhaas's Garage Museum

During an interview with the Wall Street Journal last January, Dasha Zhukova declared "I think within a decade, [Moscow] could be as important an art center as New York or

People 03-03-2015

Frans Broersen: Drawing North Korea out of isolation?

“Hidden Treasures of North Korea Revealed” arrived in Goyang until March 6, treating South Korean residents to unseen paintings by their Northern counterpart. But these aren’t carefully orchestrated photo ops released by Kim Jong-un. Dutch investor Frans Broersen scoured North Korea for his

FairsArtists 03-03-2015

H A P P E N I N G takes a look at the Armory Show 2015

H A P P E N I N G was in the Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood last night to attend the much-anticipated opening of the Armory Show 2015. For its 17th edition, the fair welcomed 199 galleries to its expansive space on Piers 92 & 94 overlooking the Hudson

FairsPeople 03-03-2015

Outsider Art Fair: Welcoming all outsiders

This year’s Outsider Art Fair, its 23rd edition in New York, opened this past Thursday on West 22nd Street in Chelsea. Described by its director Andrew Eldin as representing the “largest and most internationally diverse array of galleries and dealers” in the event’s history, this iteration

GalleriesFairs 03-03-2015

ARCO the crowd pleaser

When ARCO closed its doors on Sunday everybody seemed pretty content. “We had a very successful start to the week, that always puts you in a good mood for the entire fair!” exclaims Bo Bjerggaard of the eponymous Copenhagen-based gallery. The figures speak for themselves, this year saw 10% more

FairsGalleries 02-03-2015

Christopher Grimes moving on the art fair model

“We used to do Miami Basel, but that just turned into this huge party….” I’m talking with Christopher Grimes, Director of Christopher Grimes Gallery, Los Angeles at ARCO Madrid. For him art fairs are a necessary evil, “unfortunately, and I do mean this, it [art fair participation] has

ArtistsPeople 27-02-2015

Franz Erhard Walther: Art set in motion

After many decades of practicing the same artistic approach, Franz Erhard Walther is emerging from the shadows. The complexity of his work is finally revealed, fascinating the audience with his unique yet unclassifiable style. It is by his own admission that this difficulty to assimilate to a

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