Archive for February 2019

Two weeks before it opens The Armory Show is forced to move piers

Just over two weeks before the Armory Show’s 25th edition is meant to start, MMPI, the supervising organization of the fair got news that now art fair wants to get. According to Nicole Berry, director of the fair, on February 20th, New York City’s Economic Development Corporation (EDC) informed them that ‘significant portions of Pier […]

Dutch foundation helping terminally ill individuals experience Rembrandt one last time

Only a couple of weeks into its run, ‘All the Rembrandts’ at Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum has attracted a number of guests, but some of those guests are extraordinary. Through an incredible Dutch organization, terminally ill people have requested to visit the museum at a higher rate to see the exhibition as their dying wish. Founded in […]

UBS is Fined $4.2 Billion in French Tax-Evasion Case

UBS, the Swiss investment bank and financial services firm, better known as the main Art Basel partner, has been fined 4.2 billion for aiding some of its French clients evade taxes. The fine was enforced by a court in Paris that found UBS guilty of tax fraud and laundering proceeds as well as illicit solicitation […]

Ai Weiwei’s segment pulled from ‘Berlin, I Love You’

In 2015, Chinese artist Ai Weiwei, who is now based in Berlin, worked remotely directing a portion of Berlin, I Love You, an anthology style film. When the movie was released in the US recently, though, there was something missing: every bit of Ai’s segment. When Ai began working on his contribution to the Cities […]

The Art of Repair

In 1969, in her the Manifesto for Maintenance Art, the artist Mierle Laderman Ukeles wrote, “The sourball of every revolution: after the revolution, who’s going to pick up the garbage on Monday morning?”  The manifesto was rooted in her experience as a mother, and balancing the work of childcare with her work as a visual […]

How LGBTQ tours are changing the game from the V&A to the Polar Museum

In 2015, London’s Victoria & Albert Museum (V&A) introduced a new tour to their line-up of free guided tours featuring their displayed collection: the LGBTQ tour. On the last Saturday of each month, guests are invited to join one of the tours emphasizing the V&A’s relationship with artists and patrons represented in the museum that have […]

Vasarely, from every angle

Until May 6th Le Centre Pompidou is hosting a major retrospective called Victor Vasarely the sharing of shapes 1907 – 1996. This exhibit covers the artist’s entire career in chronological order. The exhibit’s curators Michel Gauthier and Arnauld Pierre have chosen to approach his work in all its aspects, simultaneously showing paintings, sculptures and architectural […]