MovementsGalleries 30-04-2015

American collectors: OBAMA wants YOU !

Lately, wealthy art collectors have been saving millions of dollars by using the legendary « 1031 exchange ». The provision refers to a section in the American Internal Revenue Code that allows investors the opportunity to defer federal taxes indefinitely. Yet whilst the provision in the tax

Biennials & TriennialsArtists 29-04-2015

Kenyan government breaks its silence

Finally, after much controversy, the Kenyan government has broken its silence, denouncing the pavilion too.

ArtistsGalleries 27-04-2015

Art Brussels 2015

The 33rd edition of Art Brussels opened its doors on Friday, April 24, presenting 191 galleries from 34 different countries. The fair is divided into two spaces, the first for established galleries, the second for promising young galleries; between the two, a food truck and a stage for outdoor

PeopleArtists 24-04-2015

A Life Artfully Lived Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict

Among the dozens of films debuting at this year’s TriBeCa Film Festival in New York - the festival’s 14th edition - is a new documentary on the life and loves of one of the twentieth century’s most iconic and enigmatic art world

PeopleInstitutions 22-04-2015

Azu Nwagbogu: Thoughts on the African Artists’ Foundation

Located in Lagos, Nigeria, The African Artists’ Foundation is a non-profit organization focused on the promotion, creation and discussion of contemporary African art - within the borders of the continent, and beyond. The Foundation’s director, Azu Nwagbogu, was recently in New York City

Institutions 21-04-2015

Where is the money coming from to fund Britain's creativity?

The National Campaign for the Arts, the United Kingdom’s only independent lobby group representing the arts has recently released its 2015 Arts Index. The report serves as a health assessment of the arts sector, comparing data gathered since 2007. We take a look at the most interesting facts and

InstitutionsPeople 16-04-2015

Indian museums in the thick of it

India’s museums are in a critical condition. Conservation is a case of guess work and is often a dramatic process, with numerous works simply crumbling due to extreme heat and inadequate financial allocations to provide the attention

FairsInstitutions 14-04-2015

Dallas: Hamburger to Highbrow?

If this year’s Dallas Art Fair week was any indication, the city in Texas seems to forging a place for itself on the cultural map. Museum exhibitions, private collections and myriad public art installations, lectures and concerts accompanied the fair in its seventh, and most impressive, year to

MovementsArtists 13-04-2015

João Vilhena: Through the eyes of the artist

Those who have wandered through the rows and aisles of art fairs will recognize the overwhelming feeling of colors and forms fighting for your attention. Last February, after two intense days at ARCO, our vision may have blurred but we discovered João Vilhena whose work makes everything seem that

ArtistsInstitutions 09-04-2015

Lee Bul: Reflections of all kinds

Saint-Etienne’s Museum of Modern and contemporary art opened its new exhibition last month, running until May 17 in tandem with Saint-Etienne’s 9th Edition of the International Design

People 07-04-2015

Y. Bouvier | D. Rybolovlev: Understanding the stakes of the scandal

Yves Bouvier, the world’s largest art transporter with an impeccable reputation, has been accused of fraud by one of the world’s biggest art collectors, the highly mediatized billionaire Dmitry Rybolovlev. If the average Joe is shocked by this commission rate, then the art world is even more

MediumsFairs 03-04-2015

The limits of contemporary drawing

When Kate Mac Farlane, co-director of the Drawing Room, Brett Littman, director of the Drawing Center, Elsy Lahner, curator of the Albertina Museum and Agnès Callu came together last week, they set about trying to expand their audience’s minds on where the limits of drawing lie. For them it

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