Liyana: the story of a brave girl created by eSwatini orphans

Liyana is a film that brings together animation, real life, storytelling, and a group of orphans. Potentially the first movie of its kind, the concept behind Liyana was the brainchild of filmmakers Aaron and Amanda Kopp, but the story comes from children in the New Life Homes orphanage in eSwatini (formerly known as Swaziland). The […]

Luxembourg’s Art Credo is Underestimated

Luxembourg is a tiny but rich nation nestled in the middle of Western Europe. Its small population of just over half a million, despite its wealth, has not earned it the designation of an artistic centre in Europe. Not only is the country very small, but its people are ageing, and they are notably conservative in taste. While global […]

Film Review: “The Price of Everything”

The Price of Everything presents a capricious art market that places living artists at the mercy of a few leaders with many followers. The film presents three vignettes that offer glimpses into the reality of the contemporary art market: the collector, the auction house, and the artist. This review illustrates the bittersweet cycle created for […]

Frank Gehry’s twisting aluminium tower for Luma Arles

Frank Gehry’s architectural style is nothing if not unique. Even to the untrained eye, it can be easy to spot a creation by the Canadian-American architect that are dotted around the world. Prague’s Dancing House, the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, and the Bilbao Guggenheim Museum are only a few of the architectural […]

Collective gallery moves into Edinburgh’s Calton Hill

Edinburgh’s City Observatory on Calton Hill is a beloved neoclassical monument making up part of the city’s historic skyline. The observatory, which had fallen into disrepair, has recently gotten a facelift by an unusual source: Collective gallery, a small, non-profit visual arts organization established in 1984. After eight years and receiving the necessary £4.5 million […]

The lineup for the 25th anniversary of The Armory Show is in!

On Monday, The Armory Show released the list of exhibitors for its 25th anniversary show that will take place between the 7th and 10th of March 2019, with a VIP Preview day on the 6th. In total, 33 countries will be represented by 194 galleries. 59 of these will be first-time exhibitors, including A Gentil […]

After walking away from the art world, Carl Pope Jr. headlines the Cleveland Museum of Art’s newest exhibition

Carl Pope Jr. is an unconventional artist from the heart of the Indiana. Although his works have been exhibited by prominent cultural institutions, as well as the Whitney and MOMA owning some of his works, he is simply elusive. With little interest in selling his art, Pope is not represented by a gallery and can […]