GalleriesOnline Sales 25-11-2016

Contemporary artists still living and working in their native Iran

After years of negotiations between Iran, the P5 + 1 (made up of Russia, US, China, France, UK and Germany) and the European Union, an agreement was set up in Vienna in July 2015, guaranteeing the peaceful nature of Iran’s nuclear program in return for a gradual alleviation of economic sanctions

Galleries 23-11-2016

The advent of art & technology may be upon us but Artlogic is where it all started

When looking at the evolution of the art market over the last 15 years, there are two things that stand out. Firstly, that sales price records have been coming thick and fast and secondly that art fairs are now the most dominant cog in the art market machine. But for those who work in galleries

GalleriesArtists 23-11-2016

Fayçal Baghriche The Night of Doubt | Humor Derision Religion and Propaganda

Last spring, Galerie Jérôme Poggi hosted Fayçal Baghriche’s first Parisian solo show, titled “La nuit du doute” (“Night of Doubt”). The artist, who has reflected throughout his career on the creation of collective symbols, has worked with sculpture, photography and film for his first

Artists 21-11-2016

How the underground proved that Lenin was a mushroom — audiovisual actions in Eastern Europe 1968-1994

As hard as it is to believe, in 1991 musician Sergey Kuryokhin and reporter Sergey Sholokhov managed to broadcast on what was then known as “Leningrad Television” a documentary entitled Lenin Was a Mushroom — a highly influential hoax narrating the story of Vladimir Lenin’s alleged

GalleriesArtists 18-11-2016

Adding a quiet voice to a conversation of change in South Africa

President Jacob Zuma stands gazing pensively over his right shoulder, his chest out, stomach in – authoritative and leaderly as it befits South Africa’s citizen number

ArtistsInstitutions 16-11-2016

Abraham Cruzvillegas the matchmaker | Sculpture and performance meet politics

Like a Charlie Chaplinesque conductor, Abraham Cruzvillegas orchestrates the reconstitution of found objects he has gathered from different places around the

AwardsFairs 15-11-2016

Luxembourg Art Week | Small sales and big dramas

As the second edition of the Luxembourg Art Fair opened its doors last week, we learnt that the director of Luxembourg’s national Modern art museum, Enrico Lunghi, is to quit after eight years at the

FairsInstitutions 14-11-2016

‘Habeas Corpus’ or the American Gulag

Happening has recently been tackling the link between art and politics in its most recent series of articles, a discussion which has led to the observation — particularly in the run-up to the American elections — that artists have seemingly distanced themselves from the politicians in the

ArtistsFairs 11-11-2016

The lost art object | 5 photobooks to discover this week

This week, the Parisian art world turns its eyes to photography. As the leading international galleries showcase works by superstar photographers under the glass ceiling of the Grand Palais for Paris Photo, there is no shortage of photography-related events in the French

GalleriesFairs 11-11-2016

Reporting back from ARTBO the internationalisation of Bogota’s art scene

From art fairs and galleries to project spaces, Bogotá’s thriving scene has enabled the capital to establish itself as a key cultural hub in Latin America. As the country goes through a period of political uncertainty, we ask the art community where it’s all going.

ArtistsGalleries 10-11-2016

France: a platform for a conversation on contemporary African art?

Recent cultural events highlighting work originating from the African continent are not lacking in the French capital. Following a cancelled first edition, the contemporary art and design fair AKAA — Also Known As Africa — will take place this weekend at the Carreau du Temple in

ArtistsInstitutions 09-11-2016

Paris Photo 2016 | Where to find the most talented young photographers

The 2016 edition of Paris Photo, the fair’s twentieth and the second organized by duo florence and Christoph Wiesner, brings together more than 1,200 artists, represented by 178 exhibitors

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