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‘Running in Place and Sometimes Walking’: Theresa Chromati’s New York solo debut

In just a few weeks, New York’s Kravets Wehby Gallery will welcome artist Theresa Chromati and her exhibition ‘Running in Place and Sometimes Walking: At Times I Feel Loved and Paralyzed.’ Through her debut solo exhibition in New York, Chromati hones in on the ‘duality of a black woman as she travels through space and […]

National Portrait Gallery announces shortlist for 2019 BP Portrait Award

This week London’s National Portrait Gallery (NPG) announced the four artists shortlisted in the running for the 2019 BP Portrait Award. Emma Hopkins for her painting Sophie and Carla, Massimiliano Pironti for Quo Vadis?, Carl-Martin Sandvold for The Crown, and Charlie Schaffer for Imara in her Winter Coat were selected out of 2,538 portrait entries […]

2019 Turner Prize shortlisted artists

Earlier today, the shortlist for the 2019 Turner Prize was announced. This year the four artists competing for the prestigious award are Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Helen Cammock, Oscar Murillo, and Tai Shani. Following the 2018 Turner Prize, which ended up focusing solely on video installations, this year’s cohort, who are all under 50, will feel […]

Nadim Karam brings one of his newest works to Venice

How often do you engage in meaningful conversation? Or, do you find yourself more and more stuck in a rut it seems of a pseudo conversation, where everyone is talking but nothing is really hitting home. Does it feel like the dialogue you have with others or hear going on around you are surface level […]

Roman Stańczak’s ‘Flight’ reverses the norm for the Polish Pavilion at the 2019 Venice Biennale

Roman Stańczak, a sculptor commissioned to present in this year’s Polish Pavilion, is bringing the unexpected to the Venice Biennale through his large-scale project called Flight. The exhibition was curated by Łukasz Mojsak and Łukasz Ronduda and organized by the Zachęta National Gallery of Art. The sculpture, as the name alludes to, utilizes an airplane […]

Expressionist or minimalist? Ad Reinhardt’s painting

In 1963, John Crosby drew a three-panelled comic strip for the New York Herald Tribune. The first panel, split horizontally with the top half in grey and bottom half in white, is accompanied by a caption that reads “Marc Rothko has lowered the blinds”. The second panel below, entirely white but also divided in two […]

Edward Hopper’s ‘Shakespeare at Dusk’ to hit the auction block

That time of year thou mayst in me behold When yellow leaves, or none, or few, do hang  Upon those boughs which shake against the cold,  Bare ruined choirs, where late the sweet birds sang.  In me thou see’st the twilight of such day As after sunset fadeth in the west Which by and by […]