Barta & Partner proud partner of Austrian Pavilion/La Biennale di Venezia 2018

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Barta & Partner partner of Austrian Pavilion at the 16th International Architecture Exhibition — La Biennale di Venezia. Thoughts Form Matter The Austrian contribution Thoughts Form Matter is a plea for the power of architecture as an intellectual analysis of the world and for the freedom to design spaces that are not subject to functional and economic constraints. LAAC, Henke Schreieck and Sagmeister & Walsh are creating a conceptually and materially complex spatial installation which … Read More

Art: A museum in France said that 82 (out of 140!) works are actually fakes

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🎨 A French museum discovered half its collection is forged. A museum in Elne, France, devoted to the art of painter Étienne Terrus said that 82 works from the institution’s collection purportedly by the artist are actually fakes, NPR reported. The forgiers were discovered by an outside curator who noticed that several works attributed to Terrus portrayed buildings that were built decades after the artist’s death in 1922. Anachronisms? “Some of the paintings feature buildings that had not … Read More

The 10 Best Booths at Art Basel in Hong Kong

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The 10 Best Booths at Art Basel in Hong Kong Alexander Forbes/artsy.net The sixth edition of Art Basel in Hong Kong opened on Tuesday with 248 galleries setting up shop for the week in the massive Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, which overlooks Victoria Harbour. With each passing year, as the market in Asia and the sophistication of the audiences are both on the rise, the quality of work dealers bring to this fair increases, as … Read More

Art: Instagram is changing the way we experience art

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???? Here’s how Instagram is changing the way we experience art Businessinsider.com/ADAM SUESS, KYLIE BUDGE, THE CONVERSATION With 800 million users and growing, it was perhaps inevitable that Instagram would shake up the art world. The social photo platform has been accused by the media of fanning a narcissistic selfie culture. But in galleries, research is showing that the negative aspects are far outweighed by the positive. Instagram is changing the way we experience and share our visits … Read More

Art: TEFAF 2018 Maastricht, featuring over 275 prestigious dealers.

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???? TEFAF Maastricht is widely regarded as the world’s premier Fair for fine art, antiques and design. Featuring over 275 prestigious dealers from some 20 countries, TEFAF Maastricht is a showcase for the finest art works currently on the market. The 2018 edition of TEFAF Maastricht runs from March 10 – 18, 2018. Alongside the traditional areas of Old Master paintings, antiques and classical antiquities that cover approximately half of the Fair, you can also find modern … Read More

Art grows, so the need for insurance policies for collectors

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???? As the global art community grows, so does the need for insurance policies for collectors. by Alicja Grzadkowska/insurancebusinessmag.com Growth in art market means insurance opportunities abound. With the rebound in financial markets following the financial crisis in 2009, art sales have likewise taken off. New auction records made by paintings and other works are now a common occurrence, seen recently with the record-breaking sale of Leonardo da Vinci’s Salvator Mundi in December. As the global art … Read More

Art Net: A Long-Lost Klimt Drawing Just Turned Up

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???? Art: A Long-Lost Klimt Drawing Just Turned Up in a Former Museum Secretary’s Cupboard The ex-museum employee described the artwork’s location in her will. A Gustav Klimt drawing that disappeared from an Austrian museum has turned up in the cupboard of a recently deceased former secretary of the institution. The woman, who reportedly took and hid the work years ago, left a will describing the drawing’s location and asking for it to be returned upon her death. … Read More

Art Net: Dalí’s Melting Clock in Melbourne

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???? The Museum of Modern Art’s collection is hitting the road — again. In June 2018, around 200 works, including many of the museum’s best-known objects, will travel to the National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne The show is a wide-ranging display of the museum’s greatest hits, from a 1957 Fender electric guitar to a series of portraits of Marilyn Monroe by Andy Warhol. Works that rarely venture outside MoMA’s galleries will be shown in Australia for the … Read More

Modigliani Paintings: Fakes in Italy

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Modigliani Paintings Declared Fakes in Italy A collection of Modigliani paintings exhibited last spring in Genoa’s Palazzo Ducale, Italy have been declared fake. The 21 paintings, which included reclining nudes in the Italian artist’s inimitable style, may now be destroyed. Experts noted that Modigliani is one of the most copied artists in the world, whose distinctive portraits were characterized by elongated necks, almond eyes, and oval faces. Carlo Pepi, an art expert from Tuscany, raised … Read More

Artnet: Biennale of Sydney opens on March 16

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???? Biennale of Sydney 2018 Gives Sneak Peek of Participating Artists. From Ai Weiwei to Semiconductor, the 21st edition of the event will feature a wide range of artists. Artnet/Amah-Rose Abrams, April Ai Weiwei, Haegue Yang, Eija-Liisa Ahtila, Anya Gallaccio, and Oliver Beer are some of the artists who are participating in the 21st Biennale of Sydney, slated to open to the public on March 16, 2018. Biennale curator Mami Kataoka has revealed a diverse preliminary list of 21 participating … Read More