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 […]

3 November 2010

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Kengo Kuma To Design V&A Museum Dundee

The Japanese architectural firm Kengo Kuma & Associates have been chosen to design a new museum in Dundee. The project, sponsored by the V&A, was put to tender by an international competition. Which included  The six shortlisted firms, chosen from more than 120 entries by firms around the globe. 1) Sutherland Hussey Architects, of Edinburgh […]

1 November 2010

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New Serpentine Gallery Building For 2012

The Serpentine Gallery along with the Royal Parks have agreed to a contract for a new venue in Kensington Gardens. This will work along side the already existing Serpentine building. It is rumored that Zaha Hadid, winner of this year’s Riba Stirling prize is to renovate the existing ‘Magazine’ building to create a new and […]

1 November 2010

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RCA SECRET 2010

COLLECT A PIECE OF ART HISTORY FOR JUST £45 It’s November again and this means it’s time for the RCA Secret annual contemporary art exhibition. This sale consisting of around 2,500 original postcard-sized artworks, made and donated by professional artists, designers and illustrators, plus up-and-coming students and alumni from the Royal College of Art.  The […]

28 October 2010

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Peckham Space OPEN – Call for Artworks

Peckham Space is pleased to announce its first OPEN exhibition and calls for artworks. This will be a unique exhibition that will showcase artworks that have a connection to Peckham. The exhibition will take place from 7 – 18 December 2010 at Peckham Space’s new venue on Peckham Square, London SE15. This is an exceptional […]

28 October 2010

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Photo Miami Cancelled For 2010

One of the most popular art shows during Art Basel Miami has been cancelled this year, a month shy of their press preview, on November 30. Photo Miami 2010, which was due to take place in the first week of December, has been cancelled the organiser’s press representatives have announced. Last year, in spite of […]

27 October 2010

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Is A Warhol ‘Soup Can’ Worth 30-50 Million Dollars?

Bid Here….  In the 48 years since it was executed Big Campbell’s Soup Can with Can Opener (Vegetable) has only had three private owners. The New York collectors, Burton and Emily Tremaine bought the painting directly from Warhol’s Factory in 1962 and sold it, in the late 1970s to Ted Ashley, the former chairman of […]

27 October 2010

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Sylvia Sleigh Feminist Artist Dies at 94

Sylvia Sleigh, the British-born artist known for her provocative portraits has died of complications from a stroke at her home in Manhattan,she was 94. Her painting often compared to Alice Neel used the  male nude as a vehicle in poses traditionally reserved for  the female figure. She derived her inspiration from Ingres, Velázquez and Titian. […]