Archive for October 2018

Revisit « The Square »

Artists have been the inspiration for many successful films, whether they are painters like in Van Gogh (1991) by Maurice Pialat or Pollock (2000) by Ed Harris or even musicians as in Last Days (2005) by Gus Van Sant or Anton Corbijn’s Control (2007). The difference between these films and The Square from Ruben Östlund […]

Jeff Koons’ Controversial Tulips Find a Home in Paris

After major public outcry and a fierce battle with the city, Jeff Koons’ controversial Bouquet of Tulips will be housed in Paris. The giant bunch of tulips made of aluminium and stainless steel will be installed on the lawn of the city’s Museum of Fine Arts, near the Champs-Elysees, as per Paris culture minister, Christophe Girard’s announcement. […]

Prada Foundation Celebrates Black Culture with Latest Exhibition

Milan’s Fondazione Prada opened its latest exhibition, The Black Image Corporation, aimed to celebrate Black culture with the archives of vintage photographs dating back to the 1940’s and 50’s. On display from September 20 to January 14, the exhibition archives photographs sourced from the Johnson Publishing Company and focuses on two main photographers; Moneta Sleet […]

Rembrandt’s ‘Night Watch’ To Be Restored in Public (and on Live Stream)

Rembrandt’s famous 1642 painting, The Night Watch, is scheduled to go through a massive restoration process that will cost millions of euros and last several years. Instead of the Rijksmuseum moving it privately to undergo the restoration, they have chosen to keep it in public and perform the process with complete transparency. The museum proclaimed […]

British Museum Fights Back: “not everything here was acquired by looting.”

The British Museum has launched an initiative to counteract the heavy criticism it has been long receiving for housing artifacts looted by imperialists and colonialists and not returning them to their rightful owners. The program will be in the form of monthly talks entitled “Collected Histories”, which many argue is a direct response to art […]

6 Must-see Shows in Paris during FIAC

With FIAC just around the corner (October 18-21), Paris will soon seem to be the art capital of the world, at least for the week. In anticipation of the entire art world congregating in the city for seven coinciding art fairs, plenty of local galleries, museums and institutions have organised incredible exhibitions that are certainly […]

Tear-inducing Exhibition at the Tate Modern Forces Empathy Towards Migrants

The title of Tate Modern’s newest exhibition by Cuban artist Tania Bruguera will be changing everyday for the next six months. Today, it’s 10,144,472. But tomorrow, the number will likely increase. This is because the number reflects the ever-increasing number of displaced migrants and recorded migrant deaths in 2018. Bruguera has taken over Tate Modern’s […]