AwardsArtists 20-06-2017

Awards: Career-boosting rewards or marketing tools?

What distinguishes an established artist from an emerging artist? Good auction results, of course. Top prices are often considered a sign of success — however this premise can now only really apply to a handful of contemporary artists, whose practices have become so intangible or transgressive.

ArtistsFairs 19-06-2017

The Gray Market Weekly

Seven days in the evolving business of fine art. This week, three takes related to Art Basel, the summertime royalty of the art-fair

ArtistsInstitutions 17-06-2017

Interview with Andriu Deplazes | painting as understanding

Today, twenty-four year old Andriu Deplazes is taking a day off from the LISTE art fair to go and play a concert in the Swiss mountains. Yet, it was for his paintings currently on show at LISTE that the recently-graduated artist won the Helvetia Art Prize. Selected by a jury of young curators, who

FairsArtists 16-06-2017

photo basel l The young photography fair aiming for success

For the third year in a row, photo basel has returned to the beautiful setting of Volkshaus Basel, providing a much-needed breath of fresh air, away from the overwhelming chaos and crowds of Art

GalleriesFairs 15-06-2017

Donna Kukama | The past present and future tense of performance

Born in Mafikeng, South Africa, in 1981 Donna Kukama is a multimedia artist, working in video, sound and performance.

FairsArtists 14-06-2017

Twenty two years of LISTE the fair for emerging art

Writing this from one of the corridors on the third floor of the Warteck — the former brewery on the banks of the Rhine that has played host to LISTE since the fair’s second edition in 1998 and where H A P P E N I N G has a little table equipped with a projector and some flyers — is quite an

FairsGalleries 13-06-2017

Rossella Biscotti | Mapping history through art

Born in 1978 in Italy, Rossella Biscotti currently lives and works in Amsterdam. Throughout her career, she has confronted both present and past history by creating works that explore the collective significance of sometimes dramatic, but always poignant events.

ArtistsInstitutions 12-06-2017

The Gray Market Weekly

Seven days in the evolving business of fine art. This week, assessing the merits and misfires of immersive installations... Every Monday Tim Schneider, Director of Research at Kayne Griffin Corcoran Gallery and the brains behind The Gray Market Blog, dissects the most important stories of the

Fairs 10-06-2017

LISTE | The satellite art fair with its own orbit

When Art Basel opened its first edition in 1970, the complex ecosystem of art fairs was non existent. Now, a tangle of alternative events running concurrently is synonymous with any major art fair. Opened in 1996, LISTE was at the forefront of this movement, with a focus on providing a space for

FairsMovements 09-06-2017

Maja Čule | Facing the same direction

Born in Rijeka, Croatia in 1984, Maja Čule lives and works in New York — a place where it’s easy to be confronted with several of the themes she has explored throughout her practice, notably the “Do What You Love” culture she takes issues with in one of her latest

Fairs 09-06-2017

Photo Basel | Stay small stay relevant

When Sven Eisenhut founded Photo Basel three years ago, he wanted to create a new platform for photography enthusiasts amidst the plethora of events running simultaneously in Basel every June, giving life to a fair that was both approachable and highly specialized.

ArtistsGalleries 08-06-2017

Carmen Argote | Architecture of emotions

Born in Mexico in 1981, Carmen Argote is a multidisciplinary artist, whose practice, combining installation, painting, photography and video, explores the delicate and complex notion of

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