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

Nikolaus S. Barta in an interview with the New York Times

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By SCOTT REYBURN/NYTIMES, SEPT. 15, 2017 ???? At the Paris Biennale, Buyers Want Antiques. Just Not Too Many. PARIS — What is the future of the grand old art and antiques fair? Back in the 1980s and ’90s, prestige events such as Tefaf in Maastricht, the Netherlands, and the Grosvenor House antiques fair in London were the fixtures around which the international collecting calendar revolved. But tastes have changed. The famously stuffy Grosvenor House fair was discontinued in 2009, and now most of … Read More

Violent controversy about (art) censorship through Facebook

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Ex-Sotheby’s Australia chairman writes open letter to Mark Zuckerberg following censorship of his new art auction venture. Next month, newly-launched auction house Fine Art Bourse will host their inaugural auction entitled Erotic, Fetish and Queer art. The content of the auction certainly has raised a few eyebrows, and even faced censorship from Facebook. Continue reading on blouinartinfo.com… → OPEN LETTER TO MARK ZUCKERBERG Dear Mark, On July 28th our auction house Fine Art Bourse went live … Read More

The Art of Art Insurance: A Practical Guide for Artists, Galleries, and Collectors

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By Will Fenstermaker/artspace.com ✪ When Hurricane Sandy hit the east coast in October 2012, one of the most damaged neighborhoods in New York City was Chelsea, the art district along the Hudson River. Flooding on some streets reached five feet, and numerous ground floor galleries suffered severe damage both to the structure of the buildings themselves, and the artworks within. Now, almost five years later, many are still recovering, thanks to skyrocketing insurance premiums and reduced … Read More

The Guardian on Art: Hollywood stars should avoid the canvas.

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Jim Carrey’s art is yet more proof that Hollywood stars should avoid the canvas/by Jonathan Jones. The comic actor’s short film about his paintings is painful viewing, but he’s not the first star who has tried, and failed, to moonlight as an artist. This is not a scientific law, probably, and I cannot suggest what causes the phenomenon, but the most embarrassing and talentless of all celebrities who try their hand at art tend to … Read More

Hong Kong restaurants blur the boundary between dining and art…

If you want to find out what art tastes like, there’s no shortage of masterpieces being served up in Hong Kong. Clara Lindh/CNN. The latest trend to hit the city’s booming restaurant and art scene has gallerists and restaurateurs teaming up to combine elements of gastronomy with visual arts. The result? Diners gain a stronger connection to both the food and the art, say fans. Here are some of the leading Hong Kong restaurants blurring the … Read More