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Art for art’s sake: Calls for Hong Kong to get more creative

Hong Kong will see a creative surge as Art Basel comes to town, but there's a push for a more permanent change to the visual landscape of the city better known for its business hustle than its art scene. Asia's largest art fair unveils its first preview Tuesday and has boosted Hong Kong's artistic credentials since it first launched in the city four years ago. A vibrant, wide-ranging "art week"... | Read More

Winners of Trafalgar Square’s Fourth Plinth commission announced

Michael Rakowitz and Heather Phillipson were today announced as the two artists who have won the next commissions for the Fourth Plinth in Trafalgar Square. The designs will be unveiled in 2018 and 2020 respectively, and follow on from the current sculpture Really Good by David Shrigley, a 7m high thumbs up, which will stay on the plinth until March 2018. They were chosen from a shortlist which... | Read More

Kunsthalle Wien opens first institutional presentation of Camille Henrot’s work in Austria

If Wishes Were Horses at Kunsthalle Wien is the first institutional presentation of Camille Henrot’s œuvre in Austria and comprises an entirely new body of work produced for the occasion. The exhibition takes its name from the sixteenth century proverb “If wishes were horses, beggars would ride.” While the expression is typically associated with repressive desire, Henrot... | Read More

Leading London silver dealer Koopman Rare Art reports a strong response

Lewis Smith, Director of Koopman Rare Art, leading London silver dealer said: “We are delighted to report that the positive response and lively atmosphere which was noticeable from the first day of TEFAF Maastricht 2017 continued until the close of play on Sunday March 19.” Exceptional examples of silver by Paul Storr (1771-1844) remain in demand and numerous pieces by this... | Read More

MoMA PS1 and The K11 Art Foundation open first project

The K11 Art Foundation and MoMA PS1 are co-presenting .com/.cn, the first project jointly presented by the two institutions as part of an ongoing research partnership. Co-curated by Klaus Biesenbach and Peter Eleey of MoMA PS1 in New York, com/.cn includes work by Darren Bader, Cao Fei, DIS, Aleksandra Domanovic, Greg Edwards, Li Ming, Liang Wei, Lin Ke, Liu Shiyuan, Miao Ying, Laura Owens,... | Read More

Dual exhibition of work by Adam Ball and Oliver Barratt opens at Encounter Contemporary

Encounter Contemporary presents One and Other, a dual exhibition of work by leading contemporary British artists: painter Adam Ball (1977) and sculptor Oliver Barratt (1962). In their abstract works, both artists meditate on the complex interactions between different forms, drawing attention to points of contact and the animated spaces between. Brought together for the first time, these distinct... | Read More

Exhibition at Ben Brown Fine Arts includes rare examples of ZERO period works by Heinz Mack

Ben Brown Fine Arts presents Heinz Mack: Structures, the revolutionary artist’s second solo show at the Hong Kong gallery. The exhibition includes paintings, works on paper and reliefs ranging from the artist’s renowned ZERO period to the present, examining his lifelong interest in light, colour, form, vibration and sensory perception. The exhibition will run concurrently with Art... | Read More

Vanderbilt University Fine Arts Gallery celebrates the centenary of the Dada movement with exhibition

Recognizing the centenary and far-reaching importance of a pivotal modern art movement, the Vanderbilt University Fine Arts Gallery has partnered with Vanderbilt’s W. T. Bandy Center for Baudelaire and Modern French Studies to present The Dada Effect: An Anti-aesthetic and Its Influence. The exhibition opened March 16. Dada was an artistic and literary movement that took form in New York... | Read More

Vanderbilt University Fine Arts Gallery celebrates the centenary of the Dada movement with exhibition

Recognizing the centenary and far-reaching importance of a pivotal modern art movement, the Vanderbilt University Fine Arts Gallery has partnered with Vanderbilt’s W. T. Bandy Center for Baudelaire and Modern French Studies to present The Dada Effect: An Anti-aesthetic and Its Influence. The exhibition opened March 16. Dada was an artistic and literary movement that took form in New York... | Read More
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