GalleriesPeople 20-03-2015

Marta Kołakowska: Putting Poland on the map

When Marta Kołakowska founded Galeria Leto in Warsaw in 2007, the local gallery scene was sparse and Polish artists were largely underrepresented. Leading the way with a small group of other young Polish galleries, they began forging a path for their artists and the local contemporary art scene,


PeopleArtists 16-03-2015

Cécile Fakhoury: About African Contemporary art

It’s been two and a half years since Cécile Fakhoury’s leap to the Ivory Coast. “When I decided to open a contemporary art gallery in Abidjan, lots of people said it wouldn’t work”, she remembers. And yet today, the day before the opening of sculptor Jems Robert Koko Bi’s exhibition,


InstitutionsAuction Houses 15-03-2015

Endangered species in the Asian auction room

Whilst Asian Art Week is underway in New York, running from March 13 to 21, H A P P E N I N G takes a look at a sensitive area of this domaine, the ivory trade and its legal


FairsArtists 14-03-2015

Cream of the crop at TEFAF 2015

Following Thursday’s TEFAF preview, the H A P P E N I N G team gives you a little tour of this year’s


FairsPeople 11-03-2015

TEFAF Report 2015:

Art and economics once again come together during TEFAF, the embodiment of the art market. Whilst the fair in Maastricht unites the best of the old, modern and contemporary, economist Dr. Clare McAndrew has coincided the presentation of her annual market report, the art economics


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


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