5 December 2010

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Desperate Attempt to Disguise Coalition’s Inherent Philistinism?

Have we have been grossly deceived? Are the recent and ongoing catastrophic blows to the Arts Sector masking the nature of our wonderful government’s philanthropy?   Obviously we are all focussing far too much on the Coalition’s systematic and pervasive deconstruction of the Arts sector and the benefits it brings, rather than the government’s capacity […]

4 December 2010

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The Turner Prize 2010 Bookmakers Odds – Fancy a Flutter

Which artist will take home the controversial Turner Prize? It is an interesting concept to reduce this coveted prize to numbers.The Turner Prize is awarded to new artists with an aim to celebrate younger talent and to focus attention on new developments in the visual arts in Britain. The shortlist of four Artists representing the […]

3 December 2010

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Government Art Collection On View At Whitechapel

The Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg, Prime Minister’s wife Samantha Cameron, Lord Mandelson and the British Ambassador to Moscow are among the high profile figures to select work for the first ever public exhibition of the Government Art Collection, opening at the Whitechapel Gallery on 3rd June 2011. Highlights from the Collection will be shown in […]

3 December 2010

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Back to the ‘900s: Inauguration of the Twentieth Century museum in Milan

  Milan 3rd of December 2010 – A new museum in the main city square and a historical event as well.  To celebrate Néo the international e-Magazine is dedicating a special issue in December to the Twentieth Century and in particular to the Twentieth Century museum that will be inaugurated in Milan on the 6th […]

3 December 2010

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Deutsche Börse Photography Prize shortlist announced

The Photographers Gallery have announced the shortlist for the annual Deutsche Börse Photography Prize. The award honours a living photographer for their significant contribution to photography over the last year. Now in its 15th year, The Photographers’ Gallery’s annual prize of £30,000 is open to any nationality and awarded for the most significant contribution to […]

29 November 2010

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Picasso Hoard Discovered in Garage

271 undocumented works by Pablo Picasso estimated to be worth at least €60 million (£50 million) have been discovered in the South of France. Pierre Le Guennec, a retired French electrician and his wife have revealed the paintings drawings and prints, which had been stored in a garage for over 30 years. The former security […]

29 November 2010

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BFI Takes Over UK Film Council funding Role

  The BFI (British Film Institute) is set to take over the funding role previously managed by the UK Film Council. It was controversially removed in July with the abolition of the body. The new responsibilities will start in April 2011 and the BFI will also distribute lottery money to filmmakers based in the UK. […]

29 November 2010

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Turner Prize Goes To Londonderry In 2013

The 2013 Turner Prize is to be hosted in Londonderry Northern Ireland as part of its city of culture celebrations. The UK City of Culture also stands to host The Booker and the Brits. The three-month-long Turner Prize exhibition will highlight the 5 shortlisted artists, and culminate with the prize giving ceremony announcing the winner. […]

29 November 2010

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LED is on its way: Milan’s International light festival

What is the shape of light? This is the leading question in the new issue of néo the international e-magazine which is dedicated to the theme of light in all its nuances. Nuances like LED at the International light festival.   Starting from the 4th of December until the 10th of January 2011, Milano will […]

26 November 2010

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Lord Chadlington Appointed New Chairman of LAPADA

“LAPADA The Association of Art & Antiques Dealers has announced the appointment of Lord Chadlington as their new Chairman.  The founder of PR giant Shandwick, Lord Chadlington is currently Chief Executive of Huntsworth plc, the international public relations and healthcare communications company, a former Director of Halifax plc, and was made a Life Peer in […]

25 November 2010

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Portrait of a New York Artist: Darrell U. Black

by Hans D. Pflug Actually, he became my friend even before I had met him face to face. It was during a vernissage at the Frankfurt Airport, where a flight captain had arranged an exhibition of impressive photos of clouds and sunlight, viewed from his cockpit. In the background, I heard a Homeric laughter. It […]

23 November 2010

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Government Encourages Museums to Sell off Some Family Treasures

Does the new Coalition Government want Museums to sell off some of the family treasures? In late October, Culture Minister Ed Vaizey was asked by the Museum journal, Should cash strapped Museums be allowed to sell from collections, in order to stay open? and as repugnant as it sounds to all of us insiders, the […]

22 November 2010

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marcelle Hanselaar at Millennium

‘Marcelle Hanselaar is a Rotterdam-born figurative painter who, since 1981 has been based in a studio near Victoria where the sculptor Hubert Beavis made the celebrated statue of Sir Thomas More on Chelsea Embankment. She studied fashion drawing in the Hague during the early 1960s but discontinued the course to become an artists model and […]

22 November 2010

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The stuff of nightmares

The Cornishman, Thursday 28 October 2010     SUDDENLY coming face to face with the unclothed female figures by the Dutch -born artist Marcelle Hanselaar in her exhibition Biting the Bullet being held in the Millennium Gallery, St Ives, is a shock. Paintings that make you re-think what you may have always thought about nude […]

22 November 2010

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Whitney Biennial Choses Curators

The seventy-sixth Whitney Biennial in 2012 will be co-curated by Independent curator Jay Sanders and the Whitney’s Elisabeth Sussman. The series of annual and biennial exhibitions was inaugurated in 1932 by Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney and has continued to be a fixture of important international art events for the last 80 years. The signature survey of […]

21 November 2010

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Leading UK Museum Director Resigns

Sir Mark Jones, The Victoria & Albert Museum director, is leaving his job to become Master of St Cross College Oxford,the London museum made the announcement on Friday. The former director of the National Museums of Scotland was knighted in the 2010 New Year’s honours list for services to the arts and has been the […]

20 November 2010

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Banksy Favorite For Oscar 2011

It has been reported that Exit Through the Gift Shop, the Banksy documentary that was released earlier this year is now seen as a strong contender for the award for best documentary. The film has already been nominated for a BAFTA, named documentary of the year by the Online Film Critics Society and was runner […]

19 November 2010

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A virtual tour of creativity with Neo

Do you have a pile of t-shirts in your drawer that are all exactly the same? Do you want to see what artists from all over the world managed to do?  Just click on www.tourism.milan.it  choose and vote for the best t-shirt which were designed by young artists who participated in the international contest IdeaMi […]

18 November 2010

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Cindy Sherman Becomes Honorary Member The Royal Academy of Arts

Photographer Cindy Sherman, has been invited by The Royal Academy Of Arts in London, to become an honourary member. This rare token has been given to only a handful of elite American and international Artists, in the last century. Sherman was born in Glen Ridge, New Jersey in 1954. She studied art at Buffalo State […]

16 November 2010

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Eight UK Museums Lose Government Funding

The DCMS, as part of its four-year business plan, has announced that it will no longer fund eight Museums that it currently sponsors. It will scrap national funding of “museums that should be the responsibility of local communities”. This affects eight non-national museums: the Design Museum, the Geffrye Museum, the Horniman Museum and Gardens, the […]

15 November 2010

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Neville Gabie Appointed Artist In Residence For 2012 Olympics

Artist Neville Gabie  has been appointed by the  ODE (Olympic Delivery Authority) as  the Artist in residence for the 2012 Olympic park, in East London. The Authority will work alongside the park’s diverse communities in order to create a memorable cultural experience. A similar honour was awarded to Chinese dissident Artist, Ai Weiwei for the […]

13 November 2010

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£53 Million “Pinner” Chinese Vase Sets Record

An auction record was set this week for a piece of Chinese art, when a 16 inch high ceramic vase decorated with 4 circular cartouches, each masterfully carved and enameled with carp (a symbol of plenty) beneath a primrose yellow trumpet neck sold through the small suburban auction room, Bainbridges in Ruislip, Middlesex UK. The […]

12 November 2010

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Birth of the Innocents

In May of this year, I had the opportunity to use the Grade II listed building of the Hornsey War Memorial in Crouch End, North London, for a ‘site specific’ sculpture installation. The exhibition was open for one weekend only, as a part of the annual Crouch End Open Studios. I was in attendance at […]

12 November 2010

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Drawing ‘Moving Visions’

The music is flowing around the cathedral. Excitement and rhythm tug at the tourists, pulling them to the North Transept. I check I have everything in place. Paper secure on the easel, sharpener, rubber, charcoal, pastels in reach. People shuffle past, whispering and waving to friends. They take their seats and turn their heads to look […]

11 November 2010

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Christie’s Record Breaking Contemporary Art Sale

Auction News     The highest total for a Post-War and Contemporary Art sale was achieved yesterday when Christie’s New York led by an exceptional group of works from Roy Lichtenstein, Andy Warhol, Jeff Koons, and Gerhard Richter pushed prices even higher into the art world stratosphere. A total of $272,873,000/£169,181,260 /€199,197,290, selling 93% by lot and […]

11 November 2010

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Wu Ming and Chinese Art Informel

The painter Wu Ming strikes a bridge between the ancient Chinese and the Western Informel painting traditions. Representative for her works are the series “Soul of Nature” and “Polymorph”. “Soul of Nature” is a series of small-scale oil on paper paintings and encompasses meanwhile more than 150 works. In these paintings Wu Ming seeks to […]

10 November 2010

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Jack Levine Social Realist Painter Dies

Jack Levine the American Social Realist Painter has died, he was 95. Levine was born in Boston on January 3, 1915 and grew up on the rough, teeming streets of Boston’s South End, a predominantly Irish area of town.In the depths of the Depression, his mother made lunches for the bootleggers in the neighbourhood. Jack’s […]

9 November 2010

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Stuart Cary Welch Collection Of Islamic and Indian Art Offered By Sotheby’s

Sotheby’s has announced today the sale of works from the personal collection of Indian and Islamic Art acquired by the late American academic, Stuart Cary Welch. This renowned collector pioneered this area of art collecting as early as 1952. He was also a curator, scholar and gifted teacher. His contribution for over half a century […]

8 November 2010

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Chitra Ramanathan – Book publication featuring biography

Chitra Ramanathan’s biography and image from her extensive body of work are featured in a recently released book title “International Contemporary Artists vol 1 at amazon.com  by Lemonidou Eve (Author), Eve Lemonidou (Editor) and Olga Antoniadou (Editor)   Publisher: In. Co. Artists BooksUS: 9 Columbus Avenue, NYC, NY 10024, US EU: Athens Towers, 2-4 Messogion Av. Athens 115 […]

8 November 2010

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Museums Denied Access To Private Donations By Treasury

The British Museum and the National Gallery are finding it difficult to access over £50m given by private donors because of changes to Treasury regulations implemented under the last government. The scale of the problem is widespread, as the reserves for all national museums total over £285m. The museums have not openly admitted that a […]

6 November 2010

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Artist Ai Weiwei Under House Arrest

Ai Weiwei The Chinese Artist responsible for the Sunflower seed installation, this years Unilever sponsored exhibit in the Turbine Hall at Tate Modern, has been placed under house arrest in his residence in Beijing. It was reported on Sunday afternoon that three men in plainclothes in a minivan with no license plates was blocking the […]

4 November 2010

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Arts Council England To Cut 100 Organisations

More than 100 smaller organisations are likely to lose their Arts Council funding. The announcement follows the government’s decision to slash funding for the arts by 29.6% as part of the comprehensive spending review. Tate,V&A, British Museum, ICA, National Gallery as well as the The Royal Opera House and Royal Ballet are among the organisations […]