Highlighting architect Frida Escobedo

For architects, the opportunity to design the Serpentine Gallery Pavilion annual commission is an exciting honour. This year, architect Frida Escobedo made history as the youngest to win the commission. Escobedo, who founded her own practice in Mexico City in 2006, brought elements of her native Mexico to London’s Hyde Park. Escobedo stated that ‘[her] […]

Norman Rockwell’s ‘Four Freedoms’ reimagined

In 1941, President Franklin Roosevelt introduced the idea of the Four Freedoms to the American people in his State of the Union address. While World War II raged on, Franklin gave hope to his country by reminding them that their efforts were fighting for the freedom of speech, the freedom of worship, the freedom from […]

Artist Highlight: Simone Leigh, artists, advocate, and the 2018 Hugo Boss Prize winner

‘I’ve been thinking about the labour of black women, what forms of knowledge they carry, what kinds of labour they are involved in that’s not valued. The strategy of doing things underground, doing things secretly, became necessary, because being public was often lethal.’ This quote from the Guggenheim’s video highlighting the 2018 Hugo Boss Prize […]

AI in the art market: how the sale of an AI painting has made history

An austere man in what could be clerical garb gazes out at the viewer. His coat, shoulders, and hair blend into the dark, yet incomplete background. Exhibited in a beautiful gilded wood frame, the painting feels familiar. Perhaps by a lesser known artist or an incomplete study by a 19th century master. Oh, there’s a […]

Oxford museums train refugees as tour guides and community curators

The award-winning museum project that aims to train Syrian and Iraqi migrants to lead museum tours in Arabic has crossed borders over the UK. Since February of this year, Oxford has adopted this program, officially known as Multaka: Museum as Meeting Point – Refugees as Guides in Berlin Museums to its own institutions. The program […]

Highly Anticipated Salvator Mundi Display is Delayed Indefinitely

The Louvre in Abu Dhabi has announced further delays to the highly anticipated public display of the world’s most expensive painting, Leonardo da Vinci’s Salvator Mundi. This comes at a time of major speculation regarding the piece’s authenticity, with some claims that it was in fact done by a student of Da Vinci and not […]

Jeff Koons’ Controversial Tulips Find a Home in Paris

After major public outcry and a fierce battle with the city, Jeff Koons’ controversial Bouquet of Tulips will be housed in Paris. The giant bunch of tulips made of aluminium and stainless steel will be installed on the lawn of the city’s Museum of Fine Arts, near the Champs-Elysees, as per Paris culture minister, Christophe Girard’s announcement. […]