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BRIC announces first recipients of the Colene Brown Art Prize

Just a few weeks ago, BRIC, the Brooklyn-based ‘arts media house’ focusing on education, incubating ideas, and presenting art and cultural programmes, announced that they would be offering a new, unrestricted grant. Entitled the Colene Brown Art Prize, the grant would distribute a combined total of $100,000 to 10 visual artists based in New York […]

‘Utopian Imagination’: exploring the future at the Ford Foundation Gallery

Having opened in March of this year, New York’s Ford Foundation Gallery has recently kicked off ‘Utopian Imagination,’ an exhibition which will round out the gallery’s first year of shows. Having opened on September 17th, the exhibition takes a look at what the future could hold for us…if we heed the warnings of life today […]

Slava’s Snowshow returning to Broadway- the magic of clown

Clowns occupy a strange space in the minds of western audiences. Especially in North America, clowns more oft than not get pigeonholed into the roles of comedically unfunny or disturbingly evil in their roles for modern media (the upcoming feature Joker reminding us a clown is one of the most iconic villains of all time); […]

At 82, architect Álvaro Siza is getting his chance to build in NYC

New York is known for its impressive skyline boasting buildings by architects that have contributed significantly to the field. Now, the city is getting yet another high-rise condo building by one of the world’s celebrated architects: Álvaro Siza. Now 86, Siza’s contribution won’t include fantastical elements or unusual features, instead, his design will get to […]

Swizz Beatz and Alicia Keys plan to wake up sleepy New York town with new arts and music centre

An old industrial park on Route 31 in Macedon, New York isn’t the place you’d expect to see turned into an arts facility but that’s exactly what Alicia Keys, the Grammy-winning singer and songwriter, and her husband and producer Kasseem Dean, better known Swizz Beatz, thought when they saw the building. The power couple had […]

Artist Gary Simmons joins Mike Kelley Foundation

At the end of July, the Mike Kelley Foundation for the Arts announced that artist Gary Simmons will join their board of directors. Born in New York in 1964, Simmons now lives and works in Los Angeles. He will serve as the newest board member alongside John C. Welchman (chair of the board), Stephanie Barron, […]

Yann Kebbi: from New York to Douarnenez

Douarnenez, situated on the edge of a marvellous bay off the coast of Brittany and even at the end of earth, finis terrae, has been attracting artists for quite some time. Many painters ventured there to try to capture the infinite nuances of an incomparable landscape, energetically brought to life by a once-thriving fishing port […]