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Exhibition at Pera Museum encourages visitors to appreciate time

Pera Museum is presenting its new exhibition “The Time Needs Changing”. The exhibition questions our geo-politically controlled notions of time through artists Cao Fei, Nilbar Güreş and Raqs Media Collective, whose works present alternative approaches to linear perception of time, which is strictly enforced by the power structures under which we live. The exhibition is on view... | Read More

Cancer, chaos, tragedy… French film legend Trintignant reaches for poetry

He is 88, has cancer and has had to endure the rock star who killed his daughter attempt a very public comeback earlier this year. Now Jean-Louis Trintignant, the French acting legend who at 83 had critics fighting back the tears at his performance in the Oscar-winning "Amour", is quietly staring down the odds yet again. With theatres and museums in Paris shuttered last weekend by the "yellow... | Read More

Arthur Jafa debuts new work in major solo exhibition and film series

Two years ago, the artist and filmmaker Arthur Jafa debuted the seven-minute video installation Love Is The Message, The Message Is Death, a transcendent portrait of African American experience assembled from found sources and footage he shot that was presented internationally to wide acclaim. Now, the UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive presents a new exhibition of Jafa’s work,... | Read More

Exhibition at Galerie Miranda presents two different bodies of work taken in the same city by artists of two generations

This exhibition takes its title from the first French publication of the Kertész Polaroid series: A ma fenêtre (Editions Herscher, 1981) and presents two different bodies of work taken in the same city by artists of two generations: André Kertész and Arne Svenson. New York city, 1979: aged 84, André Kertész was emotionally and physically exhausted after the recent death of his beloved wife... | Read More

Christie’s France Asian Art sale achieves €7.1M

The Asian Art sale totaled €7,175,000 selling 87% by value, a result far above the presale estimate. The top lot of the sale was an important Thangka representing the Mandala of Vajravarahi which sold for €607,500 against a presale estimate of €400,000-600,000. This piece was part of the exceptional collection of Lionel and Danielle Fournier which 74 lots realised a great total... | Read More

American Art & Pennsylvania Impressionists tops $3.2 million

The second Sunday in December saw Freeman’s winter auction of American Art & Pennsylvania Impressionists. Bidders crowded the first-floor gallery, filling every available seat and standing around the perimeter for the duration of the sale. Chairman Alasdair Nichol presided at the rostrum, taking bids from the phones, online and the room, for the nearly 160-lot auction. The sale totaled... | Read More

Exhibition of new works by Chiharu Shiota on view at Blain│Southern

Blain|Southern London is presenting Me Somewhere Else, an exhibition of new works by Chiharu Shiota. The artist’s first exhibition at the London gallery, Me Somewhere Else includes one of Shiota’s site-specific installations, sculpture and works on canvas. Based in Berlin, Shiota (b. 1972, Osaka, Japan) is best known for her immersive installations, such as The Key in the Hand, with... | Read More

Star Wars designs achieve top lot at Bonhams; World record for Judas Priest guitar

A sketchbook showing the original hand-drawn costume designs for key characters in Star Wars - including Darth Vader, Chewbacca and the Stormtroopers - sold for an impressive £125,000 at Bonhams, New Bond Street, on Tuesday 11 December 2018. The sketchbook was part of the 73-lot sale: Designing an Empire: The John Mollo Archive, and in the collection belonging to the family of John Mollo, the... | Read More

Exhibition at Sean Kelly features two new ‘solid-light’ installations by Anthony McCall

Sean Kelly announces Split Second, Anthony McCall’s sixth solo exhibition with the gallery. Occupying the entire space, the exhibition features two new ‘solid-light’ installations, McCall’s seminal horizontal work Doubling Back, 2003, and a curated selection of black and white photographs, a number of which will be exhibited in the US for the first time. Anthony McCall is... | Read More

Saint Louis Art Museum acquires ‘Sunburst in the Riesengebirge’ by Caspar David Friedrich

The Saint Louis Art Museum has acquired “Sunburst in the Riesengebirge,” a landscape painting by the German Romantic painter Caspar David Friedrich. The museum purchased the painting today (Dec. 12) at auction at Sotheby’s in London for a total price of $2.75 million, including buyer’s premium. The painting will be on view in early 2019. Paintings by Friedrich seldom come... | Read More
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