Pioneering legacy- Remembering Girish Karnad

On June 10th, revered Indian playwright, actor, and director Girish Karnad passed away. Leaving behind a monumental legacy as a pioneering artist of the 60s and onwards, Karnad has been lionized extensively in his death. Theatre and Bollywood fans have been expressing their grief as well as their gratefulness to the late artists, Indian politician […]

‘Hilma af Klint’ retrospective break attendance record

The Hilma af Klint: Paintings for the Future exhibition, which began on October 12th, at the Guggenheim Museum in New York has been a wildly popular show and now, the numbers are proving it. A few days before the exhibition wrapped up on April 23rd, the museum announced that Hilma af Klint had broken the […]

Agnès Varda remembered at the Cannes Film Festival

The official poster of this year’s Cannes film festival will be a photograph of Agnès Varda, the pioneering French film director, photographer and artist, considered by many the “mother of the French New Wave” film movement in the 1950s and 1960s, who passed away on March 29 at the age of 90. The photograph of […]

Romamor: Anne and Patrick Poirier return to the Villa Medici

Through 5 May 2019, “Romamor,” the first personal exhibition in Italy by the French artist duo Anne and Patrick Poirier, is being held at the French Academy in Rome Villa Medici. Their creative symbiosis crystallized at the Villa more than fifty years ago – a combination of sculpture, architecture and archaeology that explores history and ancient civilizations through the […]

Colour pioneer Luigi Ghirri’s “The Map and the Territory”

“My aim is not to make PHOTOGRAPHS, but rather CHARTS and MAPS that might at the same time constitute photographs,” Luigi Ghirri wrote in his 1973 essay Fotografie del periodo iniziale. The exhibition “The Map and the Territory,” previously on display at the Museum Folkwang and the Reina Sofía in Madrid, currently at Paris’ Jeu […]

Researchers may have determined that the Monna Vanna was drawn by Leonardo da Vinci

In 2017, the Condé Museum, just north of Paris in the palace of Chantilly, sent the Monna Vanna to the Louvre to begin testing. Their hopes were to discover if the drawing, which bears a striking resemblance to the Mona Lisa (so much so that its nickname is the ‘nude Mona Lisa’), was created by […]

New LA gallery seeks to do good and give back

Over the weekend, a new gallery in Los Angeles opened its doors with an agenda to do well and give back. On March 2nd, the Brannan Mason Gallery welcomed viewers to its new 4,500-square-foot gallery space in LA’s art district. In addition to highlighting and supporting contemporary artists, the gallery will also focus on positive […]