Archive for September 2019

Replica of Josef Albers’ ‘Manhattan’ looms over commuters once again

Amidst the hustle and bustle of New York train and subway stations, you can find some breathtaking works of art. From the starry sky above the main hall of Grand Central Terminal to the countless artworks dotted around the subway system like hidden jewels, there are plenty of gems to find. At one time, one […]

Artist Olafur Eliasson named as Goodwill Ambassador for climate action

Olafur Eliasson, the Icelandic/Danish artist known for his large-scale works often highlighting environmental issues, was recently appointed the newest Goodwill Ambassador for climate action and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). The position is part of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) who announced Eliasson’s role on September 22nd. Launched in 2016, the UNDP Goodwill Ambassadors […]

‘Music in the Tuileries Gardens’ to travel to Ireland ahead of Brexit

Since about 1959, Music in the Tuileries Gardens, an 1862 painting by Édouard Manet, has traveled back and forth between the National Gallery in London and Dublin’s Hugh Lane gallery as part of a sharing arrangement. Those arrangements were slightly altered in 1993 but the painting has continued making its journey back and forth between […]

‘Boomerang’: an exhibition taking a contemporary look at ancient India

Boomerangs today are most associated with Instagram. The quick videos that play through, rewind, and play through again, on repeat, for just a few seconds. Basically, it’s a video that goes around and comes back around. That concept, of going around and coming around, is also what ‘Boomerang,’ an exhibition by Curaty Ltd. at Mumbai’s […]

Italy and France to loan works by Leonardo da Vinci and Raphael, deal to be signed today

After two years of going back and forth, it seems Italy and France have finally reached an agreement concerning the loans of by of the most well-known Renaissance artists of all time: Leonardo da Vinci and Raphael. Today, the countries are expected to sign an agreement in Paris that will put the will-they-won’t-they dispute behind […]

Untitled, Art 2019 exhibitors list

In its eighth installment, Untitled, Art will hit Miami Beach from December 4th through the 8th. An offshoot of Art Basel Miami, Untitled is an art fair bringing together an array of non-profits, galleries, and artist run organizations in an ‘architecturally designed venue’ setting it apart from other fairs. This year, Untitled, Art will feature […]

Marta Minujín: an artist ahead of her time

I had never heard of Marta Minujín before visiting the New Museum’s exhibition, La Menusuna: Reloaded, whose experimental and surreal qualities at once allured and overwhelmed me with an urge to escape her labyrinth of immersive spaces. When Minujín created the 16-room installation at the Center of Visual Arts of the Instituto Torcuato di Tella […]