All posts in contemporary art

Frye Art Museum acquires four contemporary works through partnership with Seattle Art Fair

For the last year, the Frye Art Museum in Seattle has teamed up with the Seattle Art Fair (SAF) to expand the museum’s 1,500 work-strong collection. In July, the museum announced that the SAF had renewed that partnership, thus fulfilling the two-year agreement the organizations committed to in 2018. With the partnership, the SAF awarded […]

Mark Beasley named curatorial director of Pace Live

Mark Beasley, former curator of media and performance art at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, has been named the Pace Gallery’s curatorial director of their new Pace Live programme. Pace Live is an interdisciplinary programme that will bring together music, film, dance, conservation, and of course, performance. It will be a part of Pace’s […]

Mitchell Tyler’s photo of Beyoncé acquired by Smithsonian

You might already be familiar with the cover of Vogue’s September issue from last year… Beyoncé leans against a Grecian-style column clad in a gold, sequined Valentino gown before a gold background. Resting her head in her hands, the singer and icon gazes out at the viewer wearing a stunning gold starburst style headpiece. The […]

Jean Pigozzi gifts 45 works by African artists to MoMA

When the Museum of Modern Art closed for renovations on June 15th, it said that its reopening in October would boast a massive rehang of their permanent collection to tell the story of the Modern and contemporary art in a new light. Just a month into its closure, the museum has received a gift that […]

25 artists that have defined contemporary art

David Breslin, director of the Whitney Museum of American Art’s collection; Martha Rosler, American conceptual artist; Kelly Taxter, the Jewish Museum’s curator of contemporary art; Rirkrit Tiravanija, a Thai conceptual artist; and Torey Thornton, an American artist recently all got together. Why? To come up with their list of 25 artworks that they believe have […]

Olafur Eliasson heads back to Tate Modern with extensive survey

In 2003, Olafur Eliasson wowed Tate Modern visitors with his Turbine Hall installation The weather project (2003). Beginning July 11th, he’ll assuredly wow more guests with what Tate Modern is calling ‘an unmissable exhibition.’ Titled ‘Olafur Eliasson: in real life,’ the solo exhibition will be a comprehensive look at the artists body of work as […]

Brooklyn Museum director ‘didn’t see the appeal’ of KAWS at first, but now they’re holding a survey of KAWS works in 2021

Artist Brian Donnelly, better known as KAWS, hasn’t always been welcomed into the art world. His caricatured style, bold use of colour, and fluidity between mainstream art, street art, and fashion is something that most museums don’t look for in artists. However, that’s significantly changing for the artist who’s become one of today’s most sought-after […]