FairsBiennials & Triennials 27-03-2017

The Gray Market Weekly

This week, stories that tested the industry's faith in some long-beloved

ArtistsInstitutions 24-03-2017

“Success does not exist. You have to transcend failure” | Marta Minujin

Marta Minujin is an avant-garde, rebellious artist, popular in both her native Argentina and internationally. In the 60s, she hung out with Andy Warhol, and later, she was one of the first artists recognized for her happenings, which she began staging in 1966. Today, Minujin is working on the

GalleriesArtists 24-03-2017

How are Poland’s artists subtly undermining the government’s nationalist agenda?

When the Polish people elected the right-wing, nationalist Law and Justice party in October 2015, it was clear that change was afoot. However, the exact consequences for the country’s art and culture infrastructures were not immediately

ArtistsMovements 23-03-2017

Taking the Arts into her own hands | Meet Ingrid LaFleur

The artist running for Mayor of Detroit. Ingrid LaFleur’s step into politics is unprecedented.

Fairs 20-03-2017

Four exhibitions to visit in Hong Kong when you're bored of Basel

Running from March 23 through 25 Hong Kong will host the fifth edition of Art Basel HK. Such an event is emblematic of the globalisation of the art market, with 242 galleries hailing from 34 countries, it is a truly international fair; once inside you could easily be in Miami, Hong Kong or

InstitutionsArtists 20-03-2017

The Gray Market Weekly

This week, stories that continued unflattering trends in unadvertised

GalleriesArtists 17-03-2017

Olaf Breuning | a "love-hate relationship" with contemporary art

“I wish I could be a painter and I wish I could be a writer.” Despite having worked with a plethora of mediums — including drawing, sculpture, photography, film and installation — during his 18-year long career, artist Olaf Breuning is still pining for more.

FairsArtists 16-03-2017

Art Dubai the “glocal” art fair

With 270 artists hailing from 70 countries, Art Dubai, which welcomed 94 exhibiting galleries for its 11th edition, has never offered so much variety, despite big European and American names being among the most notable absences this year. In spite of this, countries such as Algeria, Peru and

InstitutionsFairs 15-03-2017

UAE plows ahead with legions of construction projects in an aim to highlight arts and culture

On the opening of the 11th edition of Art Dubai, the Emirati artistic scene remains a mixed

InstitutionsArtists 15-03-2017

The fluctuations of the Russian avant garde under the spotlight

“I would underline two major challenges for young artists in Russia,” says Kirill Garshin, a Russian artist born in 1990, “Firstly, there is a level of misreading and rejection of contemporary art by the majority of people in Russia. The reason for this is probably due to an underdeveloped

Institutions 15-03-2017

Frac Dunkirk: a living relationship with art in Northern France

Though the building and framework are sublime, the FRAC Nord Pas de Calais has for some years now given the impression of being somewhat lost, fumbling in the dark. But things look set to change for the institution based in northern France, a region rapidly emerging as the second most important

FairsPeople 14-03-2017

In Maastricht changes are made thanks to YIA

Is 2017 the year of change for TEFAF? The most significant element undoubtedly would be the departure of Clare McAndrew, who since 2008 has authored the famous report published each year at TEFAF. Clare McAndrew has been replaced by Rachel A.J. Pownall. As for the rest, little

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