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London’s Vilma Gold to Close

London gallery Vilma Gold has announced that it is closing its doors, and will explore new models of collaboration with its artists, Art News reports.  “The nature of the art world has changed significantly in recent years,” says director and owner Rachel Williams.  “Where a gallery was once centered around a physical space where artists, collectors and curators could... | Read More

Canadian Budget Increases Funding for Arts by $1.8 billion

The Canadian government has increased its arts and culture funding by $1.8 billion, including a sizable commitment to indigenous language programming.  “This investment will be delivered through the second phase of social infrastructure funding,” the budget reads. Read more at Globe and Mail... | Read More

Tate Britain to Remain Open Until Midnight for Final Days of David Hockney Show

To cope with demand for David Hockney’s exhibition at the Tate Britain, the museum will remain open until midnight during the final weekend run in May.  “David is without a doubt one of Britain’s greatest living artists – his impact on art and culture is immeasurable. We anticipate this will be one of the most visited exhibitions in […]... | Read More

Forbes Charts Conflicting Reports for Art Market Health by TEFAF and Art Basel

Forbes takes a look at the contrasting views, and valuations, on the global art market between TEFAF and Art Basel’s annual reports.  Claire McAndrew, who presented her findings at Art Basel last week, noted her figures tracing ann 11% contraction in the market, which contrasted from TEFAF’s report, authored by Rachel Pownall, which showed growth figure […]... | Read More

Rachel Whiteread Interviewed in The Guardian

Rachel Whiteread is interviewed in The Guardian this week, where she critiques the YBA movement for its tacit approval of young artists seeking fame and fortune.  “Artists now live a very different life to the ones we lived,” she says. “We had no expectations, we played hard and worked hard.  Now they expect a career, they expect […]... | Read More

Damien Hirst’s New Show Profiled in The Guardian

The Guardian spotlights Damien Hirst’s new exhibition at the the Palazzo Grassi and the Punta della Dogana in Venice this spring, which opens in April.  The hotly-anticipated show, Treasures from the Wreck of the Unbelievable, has earned early praise, and “taps into a desire for belief, for a connection with the past,” Hirst says. “What’s unknown is how […]... | Read More

Sterling Ruby’s Calvin Klein Collaboration Profiled in NYT

Sterling Ruby’s collaborations with Calvin Klein are featured in New York Times this month, with the artist redesigning the brand’s New York headquarters floor to ceiling with his own works and installations.  “If we’re talking about gender, sexuality, highs, lows, politics — all of those things can be played within the context of this massive corporate […]... | Read More

Sterling Ruby’s Calvin Klein Collaboration Profiled in NYT

Sterling Ruby’s collaborations with Calvin Klein are featured in New York Times this month, with the artist redesigning the brand’s New York headquarters floor to ceiling with his own works and installations.  “If we’re talking about gender, sexuality, highs, lows, politics — all of those things can be played within the context of this massive corporate […]... | Read More

Art Newspaper Spotlights Albers Foundation-Funded Cultural Center in Senegal

The Art Newspaper profiles Thread, an arts and culture hub built in Sinthian, Senegal by the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation and Le Korsa, and funded by the sale of a single painting by the artist in 2014.  “Part of what we always come back to is the notion of minimal means for maximum effect. Josef […]... | Read More

Prado Director Miguel Falomir Profiled in Economist

The Economist profiles Miguel Falomir, the new director of Spain’s Prado Museum, as he begins his work at the helm of the museum this month.  Falomir succeeds Miguel Zugaza, who helped move the Prado forward once it broke ranks with the country’s civil service.  “It was very introverted,” Falomir says of the museum. “Not any more.” Read more at Economist  ... | Read More
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