Archive for December 2018

What makes a successful gallery?

The financialization of art has led to the emergence of large galleries (those with sales figures over 50 million dollars, who have a 30% profit margin, whose yields are significant). These galleries represent the most successful artists, those whose pieces best match market expectations. But behind the term “market” lies a reality: collectors. Yet, without […]

2019 Young Architects Programme finalists list

The finalists for the Museum of Modern Art and MoMA PS1’s 2019 Young Architects Programme (YAP) have been officially announced. Pedro & Juana, Low Design Office (LOWDO), Oana Stanescu & Akane Moriyama, Matter Design, and TO will compete in the 20th annual YAP. Each finalist will now organize a preliminary proposal for PS1’s outdoor courtyard […]

Charlotte Prodger: 2018 Turner Prize winner

Glasgow-based artist Charlotte Prodger has won this year’s prestigious Turner Prize. On Tuesday, Prodger was presented with the $25,000 prize by author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.The 44-year old’s heart-felt film won over three other film-based installations. The 32-minute-long video titled Bridgit, shot on an iPhone, focused on themes of gender identity, mythology, and her native landscapes. […]

BMA announces new biennial commission focusing on diversity and accessibility

On December 6th, the Baltimore Museum of Art (BMA) announced that an historic endowment gift from Baltimore philanthropists Robert E. Meyerhoff and Rheda Becker will make way for a new major biennial commission. The Robert E. Meyerhoff and Rheda Becker Biennial Commission will be the first named public art commission for the museum. With particular […]

Cubism and dance

Since October 17 the Centre Pompidou has been hosting a historical retrospective devoted to cubism. The historic nature of this event lies in the number of works that have been brought together and the international origin of the loans. Much is known about this visual arts style whose impact has reverberated across all areas of […]

Art forgery is becoming more commonplace

Art authentication needs to become more rigorous to confront the challenge For much of artistic history, forgery has been thought of with a tinge of romanticism. It has also been recognized for its sheer difficulty. Experts, collectors, and other artists aren’t traditionally naïve to the nuances of their craft. Very few have the talent to […]

Pay £2, make a guess, win a Banksy!

In an Instagram post on December 1st, Banksy announced he would be auctioning off one of his sculptures in an unusual way. For a mere £2 ($2.50) donation, anyone can enter to win the sculpture by guessing its weight to the nearest gram or milligram. Oh, and the batteries are included!   The sculpture is […]