PeopleArtists 07-06-2015

The power of the sea: Asia’s island nations make a splash at the Venice Biennale

Across this year’s Venice Biennale, pavilions and palazzos are filled with artworks trying to express and explain our existence in what Paolo Baratto calls “an age of anxiety”. Simon Denny for New Zealand explores surveillance and “secret power” whilst Patricia Cronin pays homage to the


InstitutionsPeople 06-06-2015

Marie-Cécile Zinsou: Celebrating art in Africa

On June 6 2005, the Zinsou Foundation opened its doors in Cotonou in the Republic of Benin, West Africa, founder Marie-Cécile Zinsou explained, “art of today is Africa’s most beautiful metaphor of tomorrow”, adding that “nothing is more urgent than making it visible.” Ever since, the


ArtistsPeople 04-06-2015

David Walsh and MONA: Tasmania’s most eccentric collector

He is attracted to controversy, and he likes to provoke, and when he sells off artwork from his collection it doesn't go unnoticed. On June 30 at Christie's, David Walsh is to present Chris Ofili's Holy Virgin Mary (1996) which he acquired from Charles Saatchi himself; Great Deeds Against the Dead


Auction HousesArtists 03-06-2015

Turkish auction house Beyaz Art unveil lots of upcoming landmark sale

On June 6, Istanbul-based auction house Beyaz Auctions will sell the greatest names in Turkish Modern and contemporary


GalleriesArtists 27-05-2015

CHOICES: 2nd edition

The second edition of CHOICES, Collectors Weekend is almost upon us, taking place from May 29 to


ArtistsGalleries 26-05-2015

What you might have missed in London

Whilst London-based fledgling fairs Art 15 and Photo London took center stage this week in the British capital, alongside, a whole host of off-site programming, exhibitions and new galleries were just begging to be


PeopleBiennials & Triennials 26-05-2015

10 things Georgina Adam thinks you might not know about the art market

As part of Art 15’s extensive talks program, Georgina Adam, editor-at-large of The Art Newspaper, led the discussion “10 Things You Didn’t Know About…The Art Market Today” in order to shed some light on the confusing corners of this mysterious market for some of the fair’s less-seasoned


FairsGalleries 22-05-2015

Art 15

At Art 15, as with so many contemporary middle-market fairs, Asian artists and galleries seem to be quite dominant. Among a varied selection of works, there are a few pieces that manage to stand out from the general sea of uncertain art lacking innovation. One gets the feeling that there are


FairsArtists 20-05-2015

Photo London: Tentatively ambitious

Should Paris Photo be worried? Up until now the Parisian fair, with its (questionably successful) recently-launched Californian outpost, has not faced much competition. Yet this week sees Photo London position itself as a real


ArtistsFairs 19-05-2015

Fresh off the Frieze ferry

With “over 190 of the world’s leading contemporary galleries” in participation this year, Frieze New York made a splash once again. The “innovative structural design” constructed temporarily on New York’s Randall’s Island welcomed galleries from the four corners of the globe in what


Galleries 18-05-2015

Art Dealers: a business in figures


ArtistsMovements 17-05-2015

Art Cologne : Deutsche Qualität

Art Cologne opened its doors on April 16 hosting a total of 209 galleries. This well-settled fair has put on a faultless display and has proudly lived up to all expectations of its visitors, most of them coming from the DACH region. The first floor hosts Modern and Post-War work, the second


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