Archive for November 2019

Phil Collins and Eva & Franco Mattes- the intimacy of medias

The Phi Foundation in Montreal has just celebrated the opening of two concurrent exhibits, consisting of the works of Phil Collins and Eva & Franco Mattes. Two vastly different collections housed in adjacent buildings, both present to us visions of our relationship with two of the most prevalent media we interact with daily: music and […]

‘A Tale of Two Women Painters’: an exhibition highlighting women artists long forgotten

On the whole, art history has favoured white, male, European men. Studies in recent years prove time and time again this harsh reality that has been well-known by minority artists and art historians. However, an exhibition at the Prado Museum in Madrid that recently opened is working to correct a portion of history to highlight […]

National Portrait Gallery to close for three years for renovations

On June 29th next year, the National Portrait Gallery (NPG) in London will close for the evening, but it won’t reopen the next morning. For three years, the museum, located just behind the National Gallery, will remain shuttered as it undergoes an expansive, £35.5 million revamp. So, if you’ve been meaning to stop by, make […]

Doris Salcedo wins first $1 million Nomura Art Award

On the evening of October 31st, artist Doris Salcedo became the first to receive what is now the world’s largest contemporary art prize: the Nomura Art Award. The award, which will be given annually, was announced earlier this year in March and is backed by a financial holding company based in Tokyo. The grand prize […]

Artworks by Monet and Basquiat included in $700 million settlement between US Justice Department and Jho Low

As of last week, Low Taek Jho, the now disgraced Malaysian financier and art collector better known as Jho Low, will be required to hand over $700 million worth of assets to the US Department of Justice. Low’s forfeit of assets is part of a settlement agreement reached by the US Department of Justice in […]

Nam June Paik at Tate Modern: How the ‘Father of Video Art’ came to be

Nam June Paik’s ‘TV garden’ can seem like a dystopian nightmare. A dark room filled with TV’s nestled within a sea of living house plants, all seemingly glaring at you. The digital and natural worlds collide, and upon a closer look, they are brought together in a very purposeful way. Nam June Paik is an […]

Visitors can now see the Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel like never before…if you’ve got money to spend

Navigating your way around the highlights of the Vatican are not for the faint of heart…or those who can’t stand a crowd. Each day, around 30,000 people (totalling up to about six million per year) mill through the halls of the Vatican Museum to take in all the treasures it holds. Seeing the Sistine Chapel […]