Archive for August 2019

Tate Modern edges out British Museum for top attendance spot

Drum roll, please… Recently, Visit England, a tourism organization, released the findings of their survey assessing what museums were most popular in 2018. The report found that Tate Modern saw an increase of four percent in attendance allowing it to overtake the British Museum as the most visited museum last year. Tate Modern is one […]

UK places export bans on works by Turner and Monet

The UK has recently placed export bans on two major works of art, one sold for millions of pounds and another is worth millions, in the hopes of keeping them both in the country. The Dark Rigi by JMW Turner Painted in 1842, the watercolour by Turner is the last painting of a series the […]

Ironic issues of censorship at the Aichi Triennale

Just days after the Aichi Triennale opened on August 1st in Nagoya, Japan, it was hit with issues of censorship, ironically concerning a small exhibition about censorship. Within the 2019 edition of the Triennale, ‘After “Freedom of Expression?”’ was a mini-show that exhibited works dealing with the rough history of censored artworks in Japan. Among […]

Picasso, the great Mediterranean

There’s no doubt that Picasso was a Mediterranean in his soul: the colours and themes of his work were a response to the call of the South, and the painter’s highly publicized biography does not overlook his preference for the sunny shores, especially since the master didn’t mind being photographed, robust and practically naked, at […]

Dan Flavin’s light

“Light cannot be considered an objective phenomenon, but that is precisely how I see it”. Dan Flavin, born in New York in 1933, was a minimalist artist known for creating neon structures that interacted with surrounding space. After studying for the priesthood in Brooklyn between 1947 and 1952, he joined the United States Air Force […]

teamLab’s digital art museum: record for most visited in the world

While some traditional art museums grapple with incorporating technology, new art spaces are becoming synonymous with the digital world. A year ago, teamLab, an enigmatic art collective based in Tokyo, created the first permanent art museum for digital works. Their immersive installations are multisensorial, allowing visitors to experience saturated rice paddies or to become a […]

Check-in to an Edward Hopper painting at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

In April, the Louvre announced that they would be giving away a night stay inside the museum. In partnership with Airbnb, a couple of lucky guests would get a once-in-a-lifetime experience staying inside one of the world’s most popular institutions. But, what if you could stay inside a painting? Raising the bar to the next […]