Is the Affordable Art Fair no different than Frieze or other big fairs? Affordable Art Fair has versions all over the world - from Melbourne to Stockholm and New York. Why is the scene growing you think, why is there a need?
“May you live in interesting times” is the title of this year’s Venice Biennale, chosen by the director of this edition Ralph Rugoff. And times are always quite interesting when looking at the 58th edition of the world’s oldest international art exhibition.
We saw new work by artist Sandeep Mukherjee during Berlin's Gallery Week while in Charlottenburg at the Kornfeld Gallery's project space. Molting the Fractured, 68 Projects, Berlin, 9 September - 4 November.
The Online art market sales are up despite slowing global art market. Online art market sales reached an estimated $3.75 billion in 2016, up 15% from 2015. This gives the online art market an 8.4% share of the overall art market, up from 7.4% in 2015.
February at the Dusseldorf Art Akademie where I was talent spotting this weekend! It was fabulous to walk through the same corridors of such masters in contemporary art who are so well known today, internationally as well as throughout Germany.
Gauguin’s ‘Le Café de nuit’ (1888), painted shortly after Van Gogh’s version of the same scene on show at the Louis Vuitton Foundation in Paris as part of the exciting exhibition of modern masters from the Russian collection of Sergei Shchukin.
Placing artworks within an interior setting enhances both the room, and also the presentation of the actual work of art. Where to place the work, which works to place near each other, how to position them correctly - these are all considerations that contribute to the overall effect.
The famous post-World War II art movement in America that put New York on the map in the 1940s and 50s, and the first style of painting to outshine Paris. It's the subject of a major exhibition at the Royal Academy in London at the moment.
The Berlin Art Weekend took place on 29 April to 1 May this year and offered as much interesting contemporary art as expected. We went to the weekend on Friday and in the evening attended the artist talk at the Deutsche Bank Kunsthalle where their artist of the year, Basim Magdy, was in conversation with the curator. The artist, who was born in Egypt in 1977 and now lives in Basel and Cairo, uses the future as an opportunity to take a critical look at the present.
We received a work of art direct from the artist's studio in Beijing this morning! It was carefully packed up by the artist himself. Shi Guowei works with black and white photography and then hand colours in ink.
Why do collectors buy art? Some collectors say they experience a gut reaction, a rush of excitement and a feeling that the work has to be obtained at all costs. Instinct is a good indicator about whether to buy the work or not.