Biennials & TriennialsPeople 07-04-2017

Documenta 14 | Athens the transitory city host to transformative art

As the curtain is lifted at the immense Athens Concert Hall s, the curators, their teams, and of course the exhibiting artists of this year’s Documenta are revealed in a somewhat dramatic fashion. They observe us — the first visitors to the 14th edition of the event — observing them.

ArtistsPeople 05-04-2017

Contemporary African art according to African artists

“African art is a bit like bitcoin: it doesn’t cost a lot” — half-jokes artist Emo de Medeiros when asked by curator Marie-Ann Yemsi whether it is possible — or indeed viable — to define African art.

GalleriesFairs 03-04-2017

Four exhibitions to catch in São Paulo this month

This week São Paulo welcomes the 12th edition of SP-Arte. Running from April 6 through 9, the fair will see more than 120 international galleries descend on the city that has become the centre of Latin America’s art scene over the last decade. Mega-gallery White Cube might have packed up

Auction HousesPeople 03-04-2017

The Gray Market Weekly

Seven days in the evolving business of fine art — This week, a set of fresh reminders about familiar

FairsGalleries 31-03-2017

Milan finds its footing in the contemporary art world

Things are changing in Milan. Slowly, but surely. Whilst there is still some work to be done, the city can now finally call itself a leading hub for contemporary art.

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.

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