On Friday at The Armory Show, a panel of art insiders gave their thoughts on the future of the market to a packed house. Moderator Kelly Crow of the Wall Street Journal was joined by auctioneer Simon de Pury, art advisor Todd Levin, collector Alain Servais, CEO of Athena Art Finance Andrea Danese, and gallerist Dominique Lévy of Lévy Gorvy. Read more
In 2016’s turbulent social and political climate, the exhibitions that resonated did not shy away from the fraught issues of our times. Informed by the insights of Artsy’s editors, and bolstered by data from UBS’s art news app Planet Art, the curators of these shows emerged as making the most impact on the institutional landscape this year. Presented here in no specific order, these curators created shows that reflected the nuances of human experience in today’s world, expanded the parameters of art, or engaged in revisionist histories, redressing systemic biases and enabling us to see past and present art practices anew. Many of those on the list also put the artist first, empowering creatives to do what they do best—helping us to see our realities, and each other, more clearly. Read more
In Hong Kong, buildings rise and fall daily in a jungle of bamboo scaffolding. Many are torn down and replaced within only 30 years of their construction. With the exception of the colorful high rises that light up the sky along Victoria Harbour, the architecture of Asia’s commercial center is defined by utilitarian shades of gray and beige. In reaction to their drab surroundings, a core group of local and international street artists have been making their marks on Hong Kong. Read more
The much-anticipated third edition of the Kochi- Muziris Biennale is poised to address the fundamental conundrum.
‘What is Contemporary art?’ is not a question easily answered. It’s an even tougher one to ask. Yet, it is what Sudarshan Shetty will attempt to address with his first curatorial venture, the third edition of the Kochi-Muziris Biennale opening on December 12.
In his vision statement, the artist says he drew inspiration from India’s historic designation as the “land of the seven rivers.” For him, it is the rivers that led to the premise: “What does it mean to be together in time—to be contemporary?”
Independent curators and academics Sam Bardaouil and Till Fellrath – appointed Guest Curators on the Selection Committee of Art Dubai Contemporary – will support the long-term Committee members Isabelle van den Eynde (Gallery Isabelle van den Eynde, Dubai), Ursula Krinzinger (Galerie Krinzinger, Vienna), Glenn Scott Wright (Victoria Miro, London) and Andrée Sfeir-Semler (Sfeir-Semler, Hamburg / Beirut) with the gallery selection process for Art Dubai 2017.
The co-founders of the independent curatorial platform Art Reoriented were recently appointed as chairmen of the Montblanc Cultural Foundation and are also currently working on an exhibition featuring a surrealist Cairo-based arts collective. Read more
Legendary sculptor Antony Gormley riffs on space and the human form. His works explore the interior space we feel within our own bodies — and the exterior space we feel around us, knowing that we are just dots in space and time.
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