Archive for December 2018

Ontario gallery uses crowdfunding to fund new acquisition

In a December 4th press release the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) in Toronto cheerfully announced that their crowdfunding effort to acquire Yayoi Kusama’s Infinity Mirror Room – Let’s Survive Forever was an absolute success. ‘Thanks to over 4,700 #InfinityAGO donors’ read the release stating that the AGO successfully raised the necessary funds to purchase […]

Olafur Eliasson installs melting icebergs in the heart of London

Olafur Eliasson’s latest project is quite literally ground-breaking. The Danish-Icelandic artist has extracted 30 blocks of glacial ice from Greenland and placed them all around London where they will be left to melt. The temporary installation is called Ice Watch and it’s meant to act as a visual reminder of the impact of climate change. […]

‘The Condition of Being Here’: a retrospective of Jasper Johns drawings

The Menil Drawing Institute in Houston has recently opened an exhibition of drawings by American artist Jasper Johns celebrating both his dedication as a draftsman and a forthcoming catalogue of the artist’s career. ‘The Condition of Being Here: Drawings by Jasper Johns’ spans the artist’s 60-plus-year career with drawings from as early as 1954 to […]

Lothar Baumgarten (1944-2018)

The German conceptual artist Lothar Baumgarten has passed away in Berlin at the age of 74. The artist’s death was confirmed by his gallery, Marian Goodman, which issued this statement: “… In a career spanning four decades, Lothar drew wide acclaim and respect for a singularly powerful and diverse body of work, from photography to […]

Roberto Longhi: the eye and the verb

What a lucky group of Roman schoolboys there must have been at the start of the 20th century! They were the ones that the lectures currently compiled under the title Brief but true history of Italian painting were addressed.  We dream about the time where the young neighbours’ masterpieces were introduced to an understanding of […]

Charbon : the night that burns

Charbon, which translates into English as coal is, above all, a beautiful thing, a beautiful black thing that shines and burns like the material that bears its name. Charbon is also the name of a book and now a movie. Harmony Coryn, with his group “Black new black” conceived the project in collaboration with the […]

Christine Ay Tjoe’s debut solo show at White Cube

Indonesian artist Christine Ay Tjoe has recently opened an exhibition of new works at White Cube’s Bermondsey gallery. The exhibition, titled ‘Black, kcalB, Black, kcalB’, is her debut solo show since joining the gallery and explores notions of darkness through large-scale paintings and drawings. Concerning the new works and their inspiration, Ay Tjoe has said: […]