Tag: Contemporary

Art Industry News: The Frick Will Hang Queer Contemporary Artists Alongside Old Masters at the Breuer Building + Other Stories

Art Industry News is a daily digest of the most consequential developments coming out of the art world and art market. Here’s what you need to know on this Tuesday, September 29. NEED-TO-READ Two of the Earliest Portraits of African Men Go on View Together – Albrecht Dürer’s 1508 sketch, which was discovered in his workshop when he died, and Jan Mostaert’s portrait, which dates ...

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London’s Tiwani Contemporary to Open Space in Nigeria Next Year – ARTnews.com

To mark the 10th anniversary of its founding, London’s Tiwani Contemporary, which has established itself as one of the most influential enterprises showcasing the work of African and African diaspora artists, will open a new location in Lagos, Nigeria, in February 2022. Tiwani’s Lagos expansion will open in a custom-built 2,000-square-foot space on the city’s Victoria Island, near galleries like Art Twenty One and ...

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Sotheby’s Adds New Contemporary Art Evening Sale to Calendar – ARTnews.com

Ahead of its main New York sales in November, Sotheby’s is moving to restructure its modern and contemporary art evening sales once again. On Tuesday, the auction house announced that it will do away with the previous format of its marquee sales, and instead now divide its offerings of modern and contemporary art among three evening sales, with one of them devoted specifically to ...

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Contemporary Art Saw $2.7 B. in Sales This Past Year – ARTnews.com

The contemporary art market raked in a record-breaking $2.7 billion in sales between June 2020 and June 2021, according to Artprice’s annual report. This incredible bump follows the relative implosion of the art market during the first half of 2020, when gallery sales dipped 36 percent following the early stages of the pandemic, according to a study.  According to the report, the pandemic-era switch ...

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San Francisco will greet a new Institute of Contemporary Art

Alison Gass, the incoming director of the Institute of Contemporary Art San Francisco Ulysses Ortega; Courtesy of the ICA San Francisco Planners today announced the founding of the Institute of Contemporary Art San Francisco (ICA SF), a non-collecting museum that will seek to champion local artists and attract international creative names to the Bay Area. The goal is to open to the public with ...

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Janet Kraynak’s Contemporary Art and the Digitization of Everyday Life – ARTnews.com

In Contemporary Art and the Digitization of Everyday Life (UC Press, 2020), Janet Kraynak paints a grim picture of a world where the imperatives of surveillance capitalism have preempted democratic ideals. Thanks to social media, the public sphere has been replaced with emotional outbursts and opportunities for consumption. Museums have followed suit, relinquishing their mission to enlighten and challenge the public and offering mere ...

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Contemporary Caribbean Art Presented by 516 Arts

August 31st, 2021 at 02:30 pm Curated by Arden Sherman, with Marie Vickels and Katie Hood Morgan, 516 ARTS’ new exhibit Dust and Specks on the Sea presents approaches to the subject matter, materials and processes that address contemporary practices by various artists of the Caribbean region. This helps create a globalized space encompassing an art world that puts pressure on who is at ...

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UCCA Center for Contemporary Art Expands to Chengdu, Shopping Mall

Beijing’s UCCA Center for Contemporary Art has announced that it will open a branch in the Sichuan province capital of Chengdu in 2024, The Art Newspaper reports, and that it will inaugurate a cobranded exhibition space in a Beijing shopping mall late this year. The Chengdu location will be the museum’s fourth: In addition to its original venue in Beijing, the museum operates outposts ...

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One of Uruguay’s Most Prominent Artists Is Funding and Building the Country’s First Contemporary Art Museum

Pablo Atchugarry, one of Uruguay’s leading contemporary artists, is planning to open the nation’s first contemporary art museum in the resort town of Punta del Este. Dubbed the Museo Arte Contemporâneo Atchugarry, the project is an outgrowth of Fundación Pablo Atchugarry, which the artist founded 15 years ago to promote the visual arts in Uruguay. The foundation has since grown to include an auditorium, galleries, an ...

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