Archive for October 2018

Whimsical, functional, sustainable: Henning Larsen rethinks Hong Kong’s French International School

In 2015 the plans for Hong Kong’s extension of the French International School (FIS) campus were revealed. Designed by Henning Larsen architects, the new, 19,600-square meter complex was completed recently in September. The facade of the building, located in the city’s Tseung Kwan O district, bears a grid of 627 multi-colored, kaleidoscope-like ceramic tiles offering […]

Oxford museums train refugees as tour guides and community curators

The award-winning museum project that aims to train Syrian and Iraqi migrants to lead museum tours in Arabic has crossed borders over the UK. Since February of this year, Oxford has adopted this program, officially known as Multaka: Museum as Meeting Point – Refugees as Guides in Berlin Museums to its own institutions. The program […]

Works from the Klapper Collection expected to bring in more than $50 million at auction

Christie’s is set to offer 20 artworks from the collection of Herbert and Adele Klapper in November and December. Medical student turned entrepreneur, Herbert Klapper was born in Brooklyn to a sewing machine salesman in 1926. When World War II hit, he was forced to end his studies in medicine to enlist in the United […]

AI-produced Portrait Sells at Christie’s for 40 Times its Estimate

As the first “AI-produced” work of art to sell at auction, the Portrait of Edmond de Belamy made history last week for selling at 40 times its estimate. The portrait, which looks like a blurry and unfinished old masters painting, was expected to bring $7,000-10,000 at Christie’s New York, but after about seven minutes of […]

The 2018 Turner Prize: time-consuming, but rewarding, intense, yet beautiful

The 2018 Turner Prize exhibitions at Tate Britain are not for the faint of heart. This year’s nominees are Naeem Mohaiemen, Forensic Architecture, Charlotte Prodger, and Luke Willis Thompson. Their exhibitions consist more or less exclusively of film works and are unapologetic for that. This means to see the exhibition in its entirety can take […]

Painting stolen in 1989 recently sold for £62,500 but remains in limbo

On 11 July 2018, the auctioneer’s gavel fell selling the ‘recently rediscovered’ Emma Sandys 1874 painting for £62,500 (estimated at £20,000 to £30,000) in Christie’s Victorian Pre-Raphaelite and British Impressionist Art sale. This sale, however, would not prove to be an easy or quick process for neither the anonymous buyer, seller, or auction house. The […]

Wes Anderson and Juman Malouf’s debut exhibition at the invitation of Vienna’s Kunsthistorisches Museum

In 2012, Vienna’s Kunsthistorisches Museum began a series that would invite international artists into the museum’s archives to curate unique exhibitions. Thus far, American pop artist Ed Ruscha, who curated the inaugural exhibition in 2012, and potter Edmund de Waal, invited in 2016, have had the exciting, yet potentially overwhelming opportunity. 2018 will bring an […]