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
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 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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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).
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
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
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).
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.
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.
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,
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Jeff Koons (b. 1955) will have a major exhibition to be held at the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, in spring 2019.
Christie’s NY will be offering a large Richard Diebenkorn, Ocean Park series painting from 1985 on November 15.