PeopleArtists 01-04-2015

Sandeep Mahal: New Approach to Staging Art

After 10 years as a librarian, Sandeep Mahal became the head of a partnership of a literacy charity called the Reading Agency in 2007. She transformed the way the UK publishing industry works with public libraries, and then was awarded a Clore Fellowship, a cultural leadership program which led her

PeopleInstitutions 01-04-2015

Life as a Medium: Jeffrey Deitch talks to Massimiliano Gioni

To mark the release of a new book, « Live the Art », Jeffrey Deitch sat down on Thursday with the New Museum’s Massimiliano Gioni as part of the New York Public Library’s LIVE from the NYPL series. The two art world heavyweights pondered and reminisced over Deitch’s legendary career to a

Artists 31-03-2015

Art fairs come to Paris

Spring has arrived in Paris, and so has the Semaine du Dessin featuring various events and fairs, running alongside the traditional fair Art Paris, as well as PAD, Paris Art Design. This is what we saw…

FairsPeople 31-03-2015

Banking on Singapore

After a minute’s silence to remember the death of Singapore’s founding father, Lee Kuan Yew, who passed away days previously, the Art Paris conference on “Singapore and the arts” commenced. Lee was Singapore’s First Premier, praised for transforming the state into one of Asia’s

Artists 30-03-2015

José Maria Luna: Welcome to the Pompidou Centre

José Maria Luna, the director of Malaga’s Picasso Foundation, is seeing his responsibilities grow even more. He will be taking over as director of the Russian Art museum of St Petersburg and the Spanish branch of the Pompidou Centre which he inaugurated on March 25 and 28, with Fleur Pellerin

PeopleFairs 30-03-2015

Lorenzo Rudolf: Thoughts on Singapore

This week Art Paris Art Fair’s featured country is Singapore. Inside the Grand Palais the fair promises a selection of work by artists from the region, inviting Singaporean galleries. Yet as has been the case for many years, “the fair we love to hate” is disappointing. Whilst the overall

MediumsFairs 28-03-2015

Today’s drawing market

Drawing fans have been impatiently waiting the month of March for a while now. This year, three Parisian fairs are dedicated solely to the media: historic drawing, modern and contemporary - there is something for everyone. So let’s take a look at today’s drawing

Artists 27-03-2015

What didn't flop at Art Paris

Art lovers, push back the doors of the Grand Palais and discover the latest edition of Art Paris. Yet I warn you, you will not be bowled over by unbridled creativity or the pinnacle of avant-garde creation. The art at this fair is very modest, even if certain surprises pop up here or there, in

Movements 24-03-2015

Ziv Schneider: Taking stolen art to a new dimension

Ziv Schneider is the fresh young founder and curator of a unique museum, the first of its kind. Visitors at the Museum of Stolen Art can admire lost works in a virtual reality, and are accompanied through the galleries with a 3D

Artists 24-03-2015

Xu Bing: a strong whispering voice

Since the 1970s Beijing-based artist Xu Bing has been pushing the envelope. His oeuvre has explored the cultural issues facing his native China since Mao Zedong’s leadership, as well as our understanding of the world at large. Most recently, in New York City’s Cathedral Church of Saint John the

Auction HousesMediums 23-03-2015

Potters rejoice ceramics market on the rise

Few markets have grown at such speed; yet the ceramic and glass market has seen a total overhaul thanks to the contemporary artists who are dusting down the delicate mediums. Collectors too are apparently now more receptive to this long-forgotten discipline. Whilst Old Masters are out of reach for

Auction Houses 22-03-2015

The Big Apple looks East

Every year since 2009, the Asia Week New York Association has assembled an impressive force of galleries, museums, auction houses and cultural institutions to present a vast array of Asian art for sale and exhibition. This past week, collectors, curators, artists and enthusiasts from around the

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