7 December 2018

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Living Coral Unveiled As Pantone Colour Of The Year 2019

PANTONE 16-1546 Living Coral has been selected as the institution’s colour of the year.

6 December 2018

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Pussy Riot: Russia Ordered To Pay $55,000 For Human Rights Violations

The European Court of Human Rights has ruled against the Russian Government in the case of Punk activist band Pussy Riot, whose members include Nadya Tolokonnikova and Maria Alyokhina.

6 December 2018

Anish Kapoor Lawsuit Victory As NRA Remove Cloud Gate Footage

The Turner Prize-winning artist Sir Anish Kapoor has won his battle to remove footage of his iconic Cloud Gate sculpture in Chicago from a National Rifle Assoc. (NRA) video.

6 December 2018

Olafur Eliasson Ice Watch Installation Highlights Climate Change In London

Olafur Eliasson working in collaboration with leading geologist Minik Rosing, is exhibiting blocks of melting ice, one in front of Tate Modern and another outside Bloomberg’s London headquarters to create the significant artwork, Ice Watch. Ice Watch will serve as a visceral reminder of the impact of climate change.

4 December 2018

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Charlotte Prodger Wins Turner Prize Videodrone-A-Thon 2018

This year’s Turner Prize winner 2018 has been awarded to Charlotte Prodger a Glasgow-based video artist whose work deals with identity and place. She was nominated for her solo exhibition at Bergen Kunsthall.

4 December 2018

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Jerwood Charitable Foundation Announces Twelve Recipients Of £100K Fund

The Jerwood Charitable Foundation has announced the 12 recipients of awards and commissions that will form the 2019 visual arts development and exhibition programme at Jerwood Space, London and on tour nationally. The total value of grants directly awarded to artists is over £100k.

30 November 2018

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Robert Morris Pioneer Of Minimalism Dies Age 87

Robert Morris, who died this week was a highly influential American sculptor, conceptual artist and writer. He was regarded as one of the most prominent theorists of Minimalism along with Donald Judd, but also made significant contributions to the development of performance art, minimalism, land art, the Process Art movement and installation art. Morris born […]

29 November 2018

Historical Vincent van Gogh Photograph Is Actually His Brother Theo

Experts have revealed that a photograph long thought to be of the 13-year-old Vincent van Gogh is actually a portrait of his brother Theo van Gogh, aged 15.

28 November 2018

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Innovative Arts Hub Offers New Venue For Mid-Level Galleries – Georgina Adam

Much has been written recently about the problems of the mid-level gallery, and indeed the roll-call of spaces that have closed in the last three years makes grim reading. While the biggest dealers – such as Zwirner, Gagosian or Hauser & Wirth – continue to extend their global empires, smaller players are struggling. Low foot-fall […]

27 November 2018

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Hauser & Wirth Announce Independent Not For Profit Art Institute

Iwan Wirth, and Manuela Wirth, the Co-Founders of Hauser & Wirth, along with Marc Payot have announced the establishment of Hauser & Wirth Institute, an independent, non-profit private operating foundation dedicated to supporting art historical scholarship and to preserving and advancing the legacies of modern and contemporary artists through enabling greater public access to their […]

21 November 2018

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Nicholas Serota Quits Ben Uri Advisory Panel Over Collection Deaccession

We reported 0n 30th October that the Ben Uri Gallery trustees had decided to de-access around 700 artworks, in order to fund wider plans to include immigrant and refugee artists from all global backgrounds.

20 November 2018

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Paul Hamlyn Foundation Announces Awards To UK Visual Artists And Composers

The Paul Hamlyn Foundation have unveiled the Ten visual artists and composers living and working in the UK who will each receive £60,000 with no strings attached, making this the largest and most flexible award for individual artists in the UK.

20 November 2018

Billion Dollar Week For Christie’s And Sotheby’s As Iconic Works Smash Records

It’s been a week of record-breaking sales for the two leading auction houses Christie’s and Sotheby’s recording billion dollar sales totals and record-breaking prices for artists living and deceased.

19 November 2018

RCA Secret 2018: Postcard Masterpieces Return At £60 A Pop

Once again it’s RCA Secret time where the public is invited to try and spot the named artists from the students in order to acquire a mini-masterpiece at a bargain price.

15 November 2018

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Cerith Wyn Evans Wins The Second Hepworth Prize For Sculpture

Cerith Wyn Evans has won The Hepworth Prize For Sculpture now in its second edition. This year’s shortlisted artists were Michael Dean, Mona Hatoum, Phillip Lai, Magali Reus and Cerith Wyn Evans. Each artist created a new work for display in the exhibition.

14 November 2018

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Michel Comte Multimedia Arctic Installation Commissioned By Wavelength Foundation

Responding to an international call to the global arts and culture community, acclaimed artist and photographer Michel Comte will be the first high-profile artist to join a new environmentally focused initiative created by Wavelength Foundation. 

12 November 2018

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Major Keith Haring Exhibition For Tate Liverpool In June 2019

Looks like Tate Liverpool has once again trumped (if that word is still acceptable) Tate Modern or in fact all of the major London Galleries by mounting the first serious show of the late great graffiti artist Keith Haring (1958–1990).

12 November 2018

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Paris Photo Closes 22nd Edition With Robust Sales And Optimism 

Paris Photo, the well established fair dedicated to the photographic medium, closed the doors to its 22nd edition on Sunday 11 November

10 November 2018

Living War Memorial Artist-led Campaign Save Avenue Of Trees

An Artist-led campaign to save a street dubbed the ‘Living War Memorial’ has resulted in a dramatic victory for a community stirred into art-activism

9 November 2018

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Jeff Koons Loses Second French Plagiarism Case

The American artist Jeff Koons has been found guilty of copying an idea from an advertisement used by the French clothing chain Naf Naf.

8 November 2018

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Chris Dercon To Head Up Grand Palais and Musée du Luxembourg

The former Director of Tate Modern, Chris Dercon has been appointed President of the French government cultural body, Réunion des musées nationaux-Grand Palais (Rmn-GP).

7 November 2018

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Deutsche Börse Photography Prize 2019 Announce Shortlist

The Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation  has announced the four artists shortlisted for this major prize and the nominees are: Laia Abril, Susan Meiselas, Arwed Messmer and Mark Ruwedel.

6 November 2018

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Sally Tallant Moves To Queens Museum NY As New Executive Director

The Board of Queens Museum in New York has announced the appointment of Sally Tallant as its new Executive Director. She will take up her appointment in Spring 2019.

5 November 2018

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Spectacular Jean Nouvel Designed National Museum Qatar To Open In March

Qatar Museums have announced the opening dates for the National Museum of Qatar (NMoQ), housed within a spectacular new building designed by architect Jean Nouvel, will open to the public on March 28, 2019,

4 November 2018

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EMPIRE 2 Project Moves To Paris – Jude Cowan Montague

As one of the participants in the globe-trotting EMPIRE 2 project, exhibiting the moving image on a world tour, I came to Paris for the project’s opening at Le100Ecs, an artist centre at 100 Rue de Charenton.

31 October 2018

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 Nazi-Looted Degas: Investigators Seek Information From Art Dealer Mathias F. Hans

An important pastel by Edgar Degas looted by the Nazis in Paris in 1940 ‘Portrait of Gabrielle Diot’, 1890, owned by the renowned art dealer Paul Rosenberg is sought by the family for restitution.

30 October 2018

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Alt Power 100 Artlyst 2018 – Celebrating Artists And Art Professionals

The Alt Power 100 Artlyst 2018, now in its 8th edition is a celebration of artists and art professionals who have made a difference in 2018.

30 October 2018

Ben Uri Gallery Sells Off Collection To Fund Global Immigrant Artist Expansion

The Ben Uri Gallery and Museum, known internationally for its extensive collection of Jewish immigrant art is to sell off part of its permanent collection to fund wider plans to include immigrant and refugee artists from all global backgrounds.

28 October 2018

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Gillian Wearing Exhibition Celebrating Her Parliament Square Millicent Fawcett Statue Announced

Courage Calls to Courage Everywhere, an exhibition documenting the creation of Turner Prize-winning artist Gillian Wearing’s recently- unveiled statue of Suffragist leader Millicent Fawcett, situated in Parliament Square, London.

27 October 2018

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William Hunter: Anatomy of the Modern Museum – Clare Henry 

Celebrating the tercentenary of Glasgow University Hunterian founder, Dr. William Hunter obviously calls for a significant exhibition. This impressive memorable display, immaculately presented, is organised by the Hunterian Art Gallery in collaboration with Yale’s Centre for British Art where it travels next Spring. 

26 October 2018

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Jeff Koons Ashmolean Exhibition Announced For Spring 2019

Jeff Koons (b. 1955) will have a major exhibition to be held at the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, in spring 2019.