18 May 2020
A studio in St Ives, Cornwall used by Dame Barbara Hepworth has been given Grade II-listed status.
Photo London has relocated to Gray’s Inn Gardens for new Frieze Week Autumn dates (7–11 October with a preview on the evening of 6 October). This move away from Somerset House is likely because it would clash with The African Art Fair already booked for the October dates.
14 May 2020
Daata has launched a new public platform for galleries to showcase and sell video art online via the Daata website.
Following Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s announcement on Sunday, the next stage in easing the COVID-19 lockdown could include the reopening of Museums and Galleries. This would be possible as soon as 1st June.
The largest and most detailed ever photograph of Rembrandt’s masterpiece The Night Watch has been unveiled on The Rijksmuseum’s website. The 44.8-gigapixel image will allow visitors to zoom in on individual brushstrokes and even particles of pigment in the painting.
Banksy has just lent a picture to the Southampton General Hospital. It will remain of view in a foyer near their emergency department on the third floor until the autumn but will then go to auction to raise funds for the National Health Service. Very generous of him.
In light of global health concerns regarding COVID-19 (coronavirus) and following advice and restrictions from local, national, international and health authorities, Frieze NY 2020 has moved from Randall’s Island Park to a laptop near you.
Cathie Pilkington RA has been elected as the new Keeper of the Royal Academy. She was elected as a Royal Academician in 2014 and served as Professor of Sculpture from 2015-19.
The Turner Prize-winning British artist Damien Hirst has collaborated with Snapchat on a new augmented reality experience that allows users to create their own versions of the artist’s celebrated Spin paintings using the Snapchat camera.
Germano Celant (1940-2020) the Italian art historian, critic and curator who coined the term ” Arte Povera ” (poor art) in 1967 has died from complications due to the COVID19 virus, age 80.
The Brooklyn-based Art Collective MSCHF has purchased a £25k Damien Hirst spot print and cut out the dots.
The 2020 Serpentine Pavilion designed by the Johannesburg-based practice Counterspace will not be built this year because of the COVID19 crisis.
Sue Davies, who founded The Photographers’ Gallery in London’s Covent Garden in 1971 has died age 87.
In its Future Menorca Space Using New HWVR Technology Hauser & Wirth have announced their first VR exhibition in the new space. The exhibition features works by Louise Bourgeois, Mark Bradford, Charles Gaines, Ellen Gallagher, Jenny Holzer, Roni Horn, Luchita Hurtado, Mike Kelley, Glenn Ligon, Damon McCarthy, Paul McCarthy, Bruce Nauman, Lorna Simpson and Lawrence Weiner.
The three artists to be shortlisted for the annual BP Portrait Award 2020 have been announced. The exhibition will open virtually on Tuesday 5 May while the National Portrait Gallery, London is temporarily closed due to the current Coronavirus pandemic.
The highly anticipated Philadelphia Museum of Art solo exhibition by the Irish/American artist Sean Scully has been postponed. The announcement was made today 20/04/2020.
The Turner Prize-winning British artist Damien Hirst has created a new rainbow work to show support for the National Health Service (NHS) in the current Coronavirus crisis.
Salvador Dalí was an enigma, perhaps never more so than in his engagement with religion. An exhibition currently touring the US demonstrates the divided and dualistic nature of that relationship. ‘Salvador Dalí’s Stairway to Heaven
The Health Secretary Matt Hancock has briefed the nation on COVID19 in front of a painting by YBA artist Damien Hirst. The painting chosen from the Government Art Collection is in-situ in the cabinet minister’s office.
The Danish Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson has announced a new Earth Day project in association with the Serpentine Galleries.
Who would have thought early February when Art Basel Hong Kong was cancelled that the coronavirus crisis was going to spread like lighting to everywhere else on the planet
An emergency appeal has been launched by the Charleston Trust, the keepers of the Bloomsbury Group’s country retreat Charleston. The Trust is looking to raise £400,000 for staffing, upkeep and essential repairs, resulting from loss of funds due to the COVID19 crisis.
The Paul Hamlyn Foundation has created a £20m emergency fund and will this year split its £1m visual artists and composers’ awards amongst EVERY eligible entrant.