ArtistsFairs 26-02-2015

Icaro Zorbar: Mixtape nostalgia

Amongst the aisles of galleries at ARCO, one gallery stands out. Casa Reigner Gallery spotlights Icaro Zorbar’s compelling installation. H A P P E N I N G spoke with the Colombian artist who unveils his intriguing fan-motored


ArtistsPeople 25-02-2015

Ralph Gibson: Black on White nothing more nothing less

Last month we met with Ralph Gibson in Montreal who was preparing his solo-show at the Samuel Lallouz Gallery, here he discusses his projects, his inspirations, past, present and


FairsArtists 25-02-2015

Welcome to ARCO

When ARCO opened its doors this morning, gallerists were still bossing about handlers, adding the final touches to their stands. Collectors seemed unperturbed, distracted by champagne, pastries and crayfish sandwiches. Yet as the morning pushed on, the aisles filled up and the artworks took their


Galleries 21-02-2015

A second art space for Pearl Lam in Hong Kong

It seems Pearl Lam’s empire is expanding at a rate of knots across Asia. Already boasting four galleries in all of Asia’s hotspots - Hong Kong, Singapore and two in Shanghai – the reigning art market mogul is opening a second space in the Pearl of the


Artists 16-02-2015

Artists call for cultural boycott on Israel

On February 13, The Guardian published an open letter signed by over 100 artists calling for a cultural boycott of


People 15-02-2015

Art as an asset

Art as an asset, or the concept of art and compliance implicate not just artists and gallerists but lawyers and insurers, like AXA Art. Art has become recognized as a viable alternative asset, and a variety of solutions responding to the risks, roles and opportunities linked to investments in art


ArtistsPeople 05-02-2015

Will Picasso drown in a flooded market?

All is not yet forgiven. It has been 14 years since Marina Picasso published her book revealing her famous grandfather to be cold and distant.


PeopleInstitutions 02-02-2015

Claire Hsu: A meeting with the founder of Asia Art Archive

Claire Hsu is co-founder and executive director of Asia Art Archive (AAA), an independent not-for-profit organization initiated in 2000 in response to the urgent need to document and make accessible the multiple recent histories of art in the


FairsArtists 30-01-2015

Unwind at ArtGenève

The term “art fair” and ArtGeneve do not quite add up. ArtGenève has become ever-distanced from the traditional agenda of the


PeopleArtists 29-01-2015

Wang Jianlin on a Western (art) conquest

Chinese collectors are more present than ever on the international art scene. Wang Jianlin, head of the DalianWanda Group, was China’s second richest man in 2014 with a fortune of $18


Auction HousesPeople 26-01-2015

Christie's sales down 5% in 2015

The auction house announced their sales results for 2015 on January 26. Notably, sales fell by 5% compared to 2014. Patricia Barbizet, Christie's Chief Executive Officer said "Last year saw continued strength in the art market and showed that there is breadth of demand across geographies,


Artists 26-01-2015

Mons’ Identity Crisis - Inauguration of the European Capital of Culture 2015

Mons was perhaps an unlikely candidate for the title of European Capital of Culture 2015. Few people are aware of its location or even its existence. Britain remembers Mons for the First World


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