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Mostra: AFTERMODERNISM. A Perspective on Contemporary Art

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 12 aprile 2019

Roma mercoledì 17 aprile 2019, ore 18.00 (Apertura al pubblico: 18 aprile – 29 giugno 2019
Orari: martedì – sabato, 10.30 – 19.00; domenica e lunedì chiusi) Mucciaccia Contemporary, piazza Borghese 1/A apre al pubblico la mostra Aftermodernism. A Perspective on Contemporary Art. Chapter 1. James Busby – Justin Samson, a cura di Cesare Biasini Selvaggi. Con dieci opere di James Busby (Rock Hill, SC, USA, 1973) e quindici di Justin Samson (Milford, CT, USA, 1979), il progetto espositivo intende presentare in Italia un nuovo gruppo di artisti internazionali (prevalentemente americani o residenti in USA, ma con una discreta presenza anche di europei) riuniti sotto la sigla AFTERMODERNISM, da parte di uno dei più grandi e singolari collezionisti del nostro tempo, Hubert Neumann. Ottantasettenne con una passione smodata per l’arte contemporanea ereditata dal padre Morton, Neumann possiede una raccolta di oltre 2.600 opere (molte delle quali capolavori) del Cubismo, Astrattismo europeo, Scultura d’avanguardia, Espressionismo Astratto americano, Pop Art e Graffitismo, di alcuni dei più importanti artisti del XX secolo. Tra questi Picasso, Léger, Miró, Kandinsky, Kline, Giacometti, Dubuffet, Rauschenberg, Lichtenstein, Haring, Basquiat, Koons, solo per citarne alcuni.
L’unico filo conduttore su cui si basa questa straordinaria collezione è la conoscenza diretta degli artisti. Dotato di un fiuto eccezionale come il padre, Neumann ha continuato a selezionare, all’albore dei loro esordi, artisti che sarebbero poi diventati di fama internazionale.
Negli ultimi anni la sua attenzione di collezionista si è focalizzata su un gruppo di artisti (per lo più generazione anni Settanta, Ottanta e Novanta), attualmente una quarantina in tutto, in cui Neumann ravvisa quella che per lui è una vera e propria nuova corrente artistica su cui investire, definita appunto AFTERMODERNISM, di cui James Busby e Justin Samson sono i primi esponenti a essere presentati in Italia.
Il catalogo in mostra, a cura di Cesare Biasini Selvaggi ed edito per i tipi di Carlo Cambi editore, rappresenta il primo di una serie che sarà dedicata agli artisti di AFTERMODERNISM.

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Post-War and Contemporary Art

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 18 febbraio 2019

London 20th Century at Christie’s’ takes place from 21 February to 7 March 2019. The full range of works in the Post-War and Contemporary Art Auctions will be exhibited at King Street from 2 to 6 March 2018.
Christie’s Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening Auction, part of ‘20th Century at Christie’s’, will be led by David Hockney’s monumental portrait of Henry Geldzahler and Christopher Scott. Created in 1969, it is the third work in the career-defining series of seven double portraits that Hockney executed between 1968 and 1975. The painting, which depicts the legendary New York curator, is a glowing meditation on human and visual relationships and will be presented alongside a group of British artists that range from post-war to present. These include Hurvin Anderson, Peter Doig, Barry Flanagan, Antony Gormley, Damien Hirst, Howard Hodgkin and Bridget Riley.
Post-War European artists will be highlighted by a group of three seminal paintings by Nicolas de Staël. Further artists include Pierre Soulages, Jean Dubuffet, Gerhard Richter and Anselm Kiefer. A focus on ‘Thinking Italian’ presents Lucio Fontana’s Concetto spaziale, Attese (1960, estimate: £2,000,000-3,000,000) and Jannis Kounellis’s Untitled (1960, estimate: £250,000-350,000). A selection of international contemporary painters spanning Europe and America will include Katharina Grosse, Jordan Casteel, Avery Singer and Adrian Ghenie.The Evening Auction will be followed by the second edition of Christie’s Masterpieces of Design and Photography. The Post-War and Contemporary Art Day Auction will be held on 7 March 2019 and will be highlighted by David Hockney’s Henry and Christopher (1973, estimate: £180,000-250,000). Gifted to his friend, Henry Geldzahler, the drawing is a gentle and delicate composition drawn directly from his iconic, large-scale painting Henry Geldzahler and Christopher Scott.A dedicated section titled Artists First will be a focal point for the Day Auction. Since its foundation in 1856, London’s National Portrait Gallery has grown to become the most important and extensive public collection of portraits in the world. Emphasis has traditionally been placed on the individuals represented in a portrait, in other words ‘sitters first’. Offered during ‘20th Century at Christie’s’, Artists First presents a unique opportunity to switch the focus to the artists. The artworks – donated for auction by Tomma Abts, Frank Auerbach, Michael Craig-Martin, Tacita Dean, Julian Opie, Celia Paul, Elizabeth Peyton, Cindy Sherman and Juergen Teller, among others – will celebrate the contemporary artists working across a diverse set of mediums and styles, some of whom are contributing and evolving the very nature of portraiture. Proceeds raised via Artists First will help the Gallery to realise the Inspiring People project, a £35.5 million transformation which will see the gallery’s biggest ever development since the building in St Martin’s Place opened in 1896.
Katharine Arnold, Co-Head, Post-War and Contemporary Art, Europe, Christie’s: “In March, Christie’s will be celebrating the art of painting in its many forms: from Post-War European abstraction to great figurative painting across generations. The season will be led by David Hockney’s masterpiece double portrait, Henry Geldzahler and Christopher Scott, 1969, depicting the legendary New York curator in an intense visual dialogue with the artist and now us, the viewer. Painted just 4 years earlier but in striking technical contrast we will also be offering A Less Realistic Still Life, 1965 from the personal collection of artist Frank Stella. Fellow British artists feature prominently this season including work by Bridget Riley, who just opened her landmark commission at the National Gallery to be followed by her major retrospective in the autumn of 2019, as well as Peter Doig, Howard Hodgkin, Hurvin Anderson and Cecily Brown. These stand beside a triumvirate of important paintings by Nicolas de Staël. We are also featuring paintings from a new generation: Jordan Casteel, Avery Singer and Adrian Ghenie. The National Portrait Gallery will also be celebrated at Christie’s with a dedicated selection of works donated by prominent contemporary artists to help support the Gallery’s Inspiring People campaign; a project of transformation that will invigorate this national treasure at the heart of London.

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Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening Auction Results

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 8 marzo 2017

post warLondon – The Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening Auction continued the confidence that launched the season, totalling £96,384,000 / $117,781,248 / € 111,034,368, a 65% increase on last February’s equivalent total, with strong sell-through rates of 95% by lot and 98% by value. The top price of the evening was for Peter Doig’s spellbinding snow scene Cobourg 3 + 1 More, which saw determined bidding in the saleroom and on the phone and sold for £12,709,000 / $15,530,398 / €14,640,768. Another highlight Mark Rothko’s No. 1 (1949), realised a price of £10,693,000 / $13,066,846 / €12,318,336 demonstrating that American artists were a particular draw for collectors. This was echoed with Jean-Michel Basquiat’s Self Portrait, from the collection of U2’s Adam Clayton, selling for £2,225,000 / $2,718,950 / €2,563,200, and Basquiat’s Alpha Particles (£3,973,000 / $4,855,006 / €4,576,896, both emphasising international demand for the artist ahead of his first UK retrospective at the Barbican later this year. The appeal of contemporary European masters was demonstrated by Jean Dubuffet’s painting Être et poraître (To Be and to Seem), achieving £10,021,000 / $12,245,662 / €11,544,192, while his work on paper Deux Arabes gesticulant (Two gesticulating Arabs) set a world record at auction for the medium of £1,109,000 / $1,353,198 / €1,277,568. The total to date for 20th Century at Christie’s is £258,313,636 / £318,704,602 / £300,478,142.
“The exceptional sell-through rates of 95% by lot and 98% by value demonstrate that Christie’s is able to anticipate and meet the demands of the market today. The prices achieved for American artists demonstrate that they are a significant force and London is an international platform, with top prices achieved for Carl Andre, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Alexander Calder, Robert Rauschenberg, Mark Rothko and Andy Warhol. Jean Dubuffet was another major highlight selling above estimate. The evening opened with record prices at auction for Wolfgang Tillmans, currently the subject of a celebrated retrospective at Tate Modern, quickly followed by records for Cecily Brown, Njideka Akunyili Crosby, Henry Taylor, Albert Oehlen, Carol Rama and Günther Uecker.” Edmond Francey, Head of Department, Post-War and Contemporary Art, London (photo: post war)

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Christie’s results: 20th Century Results to Date

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 4 marzo 2017

20th-century-resultsLondon – 20th Century at Christie’s opened to high energy in the salerooms resulting in a total to date of £161,929,636 / $200,923,354 / €189,443,774 for the Impressionist & Modern sales that took place at Christie’s from 28 February to 3 March 2017. A world record price at auction was achieved for René Magritte’s La corde sensible, once in the collection of the esteemed art collector and patron Edward James, which sold for £14,441,348 / $17,936,155 / €16,896,378. Works from prestigious collections including the Personal Collection of Barbara Lambrecht, the Heidi Weber Museum Collection, the family of Max Ernst and the Art Institute of Chicago inspired spirited bidding. The Personal Collection of Barbara Lambrecht Sold to Benefit the Rubens Prize Collection in the Museum of Contemporary Art in Siegen was 100% sold and realised a total of £20,112,100 / $24,950,059 / €23,531,157. With outstanding overall sell through rates of 82% by lot and 94% by value, the launch of the 2017 season confirmed that the global market is confident, buoyant, and continually developing with significant participation from Asia. (foto: Christie’s results)

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Christie’s Frieze Week auctions of Post-War and Contemporary Art

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 20 settembre 2016

contemporary-artLondon – This October, Christie’s Frieze Week auctions of Post-War and Contemporary Art will bring together over 200 of the foremost names in the contemporary art world today. The Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening Auction focuses on artists who are the subjects of the most anticipated exhibitions this autumn, including Glenn Brown, David Hockney, Per Kirkeby, Gerald Laing, Thomas Schütte, Henry Taylor, Günther Uecker and Lynette Yiadom-Boakye. Taking place 6 October 2016, The Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening Auction is followed the same evening by the Italian Sale, together with The Leslie Waddington Collection on 4 October and Post-War and Contemporary Art Day Auction on 7 October, they are highlights in one of the most important weeks in the contemporary art-world calendar. Cristian Albu, Specialist, Head of the Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening Auction: ‘This October my aim was to put an emphasis on names that are fresh and relevant to the current art landscape and it is remarkable in the selection the number of artists who are currently the subject of major solo or participating in important group shows across the world. Alongside the Waddington Collection and the Italian Sale we are looking forward to seeing another season at Christie’s of the highest quality works alongside new talent that promises major results.’ (photo: Contemporary Art )

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The importance of staying quiet

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 7 ottobre 2014

Yallay GalleryHong Kong Bringing together a selection of ten artists, The importance of staying quiet explores the use of formal and informal elements that distil the image or form down to its basics. Works from the presentation span over five decades – 1950s to date – featuring prominent modern to significant contemporary practitioners from Pakistan and its diaspora. The selection is not intended to represent the artists’ signature practice but instead looks at specific works produced by them that contribute towards this dialogue. The importance of staying quiet is presented by Yallay Gallery.
Yallay Gallery specialises in contemporary art from Asia (China and South East Asia) and the Middle East. It is among the first galleries in Hong Kong to showcase art from contemporary art scenes all three regions. Founded in January 2013 and situated in the vibrant Wong Chuk Hang district, the programme reflects the renaissance of ancient links between East Asia and the Middle East. The annual curatorially led exhibition series showcases creative talents that are emerging from the area.
Based in Hong Kong since 1993, founder of Yallay Gallery Jean-Marc Decrop has been involved with the first generation of Chinese contemporary artists from 1997. On his vision for the gallery programme he stated that, ‘I strongly believe that China, Indonesia and the Middle East are where new talents are today developing new paradigms. At Yallay Gallery the vision is to showcase the art and artists of these regions, away from the dominating North Atlantic sphere.’

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Post-War and Contemporary Art

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 23 settembre 2014

cyNew York Evening sale and Day sale, 12-13 November 2014. Christie’s is honored to present eleven works from the Cy Twombly Foundation to be sold in the November 2014 Evening and Day sales of Post-War and Contemporary Art in New York. Acquired by Twombly in the 1960s, these works—all by artists represented by the legendary Leo Castelli Gallery—represents two generations of artists all who became established during the 1960s. Highlighting this group are three important drawings by Roy Lichtenstein – all quintessentially Pop – using imagery of everyday objects and advertising from the 1960s. Widely exhibited and documented, all three were most recently shown together at the Morgan Library in Roy Lichtenstein: The Black and White Drawings, 1961-1968 in 2010. The group includes Hot Dog, 1964 one of his largest works on paper, the bold 10₵, 1961 – 1962, and Like New, 1962. Also included is Andy Warhol’s Little Electric Chair, 1964 that Twombly traded directly with the artist, a cerulean blue in stark contrast with the dark silkscreen inks. Also of great importance are two rare early works by Bruce Nauman, including one of only three Light Trap photographs, William T. Wiley or Ray Johnson Trap, 1967 and the sly and conceptual resin sculpture, Device to Hold a Box at a Slight Angle, 1966. Both were included in artist’s first debut solo exhibition in New York at Leo Castelli Gallery, curated by David Whitney.
Laura Paulson, Chairman and International Director for Post-War and Contemporary Art, declared: This extraordinary group of works by Lichtenstein, Nauman, Warhol and Oldenburg represents one of the most creative and rich periods in Post-War American art which emerged in the 1960s. From the haunting and powerful Electric Chair to the beautiful black and white rendering of objects and signs modern life by Roy Lichtenstein, along with the rare conceptual photograph and early sculpture by Bruce Nauman, these works represent friendship and the personal vision of one of the greatest artists of the 20th century.”

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Post-War and Contemporary Art

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 12 settembre 2014

donaldNew York Christie’s 20 Rockefeller Plaza, Evening sale Wednesday 12 November 2014 Christie’s is pleased to announce the sale of Donald Judd’s Untitled (Bernstein 93-1) as one of the highlights of the fall auction season. The fifteen foot high sculpture will be included in the Evening Sale of Post-War and Contemporary Art on Wednesday, November 12th. In scale, design, radiance, effect and simplicity, Untitled (Bernstein 93-1) is one of the most important works by the artist to be presented on the market and confirms Donald Judd’s position as a master of Minimalist art. Untitled (Bernstein 93-1) was executed a few months before the artist’s death; this magnificent sculpture, one of the artists large scale stack sculptures, has remained in the same collection since its creation in 1993.
Donald Judd’s Untitled (Bernstein 93-1), is an icon of 20th century sculpture, and one of the artists most important and recognizable works. Judd’s approach to sculpture was truly revolutionary, using industrial materials and pared-down geometric forms that equally stressed the physical structure and the space around it. Resolutely anti-illusionistic, his sculpture used abstraction to explore issues of sensation and perception. Untitled (Bernstein 93-1) is a superb example of Judd’s seminal group of works known as stacks, which he began in 1965, this monumental work is composed of ten rectangular units of brass and colored Plexiglas.
The stack became an important motif to which Judd returned throughout his career, a form that evidently allowed him to explore how different combinations of color and materiality could inform his spatial concepts. In its juxtaposition of rigid form and transparency, Plexiglas blurs the line between the positive space of Judd’s objects and the negative space interspersed in between. Indeed the transparent quality of Plexiglas informs the material object as well as the negative space through its emission of an ethereal glow. Plexiglas was a material that held special resonance for the artist in its ability to embody a multitude of industrial-grade colors. Judd turned to Plexiglas for its spotless luminosity and clear-cut sharpness and for its ability to transmit color without betraying its mode of manufacture. More so than any other material in Judd’s repertoire, because of its ability to become any color and any degree of transparency and opacity, Plexiglas lived up to the artist’s stipulation that material and color should form a single entity, making it a favored material to combine with different metals in his stacks. Preferring to leave the surfaces of his materials unaltered in an effort to present something of their own nature, Plexiglas offered Judd a most effective way to do this, by presenting a colored material that is free of any trace of manual intervention. As explained by Judd, “the piece should never be, as in Abstract Expressionism, a spectacle of its making; it should just be there” (D. Judd, quoted in Donald Judd, exhibition catalogue, Pace Wildenstein, New York, 2004, p. 8). Through the interaction between the strong green radiant color of the Plexiglas coupled with the polished golden brass, Untitled (Bernstein 93-1), is an incredibly complex and nuanced composition in the largest scale format.
Donald Judd is one of the most important and influential artists of the 20th century, whose ideas and work changed the course of modern sculpture. His art is form condensed to its main essence, which he expressed in a reductive language of pristine forms, bold colors, exacting proportions and a precise manipulation of space. Although Judd particularly favored industrial materials – steel, Plexiglas, plywood – the appearance of his sculpture is extremely human, exuding a sense of classical beauty that is brought about by the tactile and personal nature of the work but also by its symmetrical qualities. “I long ago reached an agreement with what I consider the primary condition: art, for myself, and architecture, for everyone, should always be symmetrical except for a good reason,” Judd stated in 1985. In his combining of the artist/craftsman role, and his unwavering focus on space, Judd brings to mind the medieval cathedral builders, steadily creating and occupying space in the most equilibrated of ways. “Space is made by an artist or architect; it is not found and packaged. It is made by thought … Sometimes when they [people] are traveling they enter a cathedral, recognize space, and thank God instead of the architect … Space is so unknown that the only comparison is to the beliefs of the past,” Judd declared in 1993 in what would be his last essay ‘Some Aspects of Color in General and Red and Black in Particular.’ (Capucine Milliot)

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Christie’s art market history

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 15 maggio 2014

ChriestieChristie’s Post-War and Contemporary Art evening sales achieved a combined total of $879,574,000 (£518,948,660/ €642,089,020) with a strong sell-through rate of 98% by value and 95% by lot. The $744.9million total of Tuesday evening’s sale represents the highest total for a single auction in art market history. Bidders from 35 countries competed for an exceptional offering of masterworks by some of the century’s most influential artists: Francis Bacon, Andy Warhol, Barnett Newman, Mark Rothko, Jeff Koons, Christopher Wool and Jean-Michel Basquiat. With a wide range of examples from the collections of Edwin A. and Lindy Bergman, the Estate of Anita Reiner, Phillip Schrager, Frances R. Dittmer, and institutions such as the E.ON Art Collection in Düsseldorf, and The Art Institute of Chicago, collectors competed enthusiastically for works with the best quality and significant provenance. The two evening sales established 26 new world auction records, selling 2 works over $80million, 4 over $50million, 12 over $20 million, 19 over $10 million and 86 over $1 million. 80% of the lots were completely new to the auction market. “Great masterpieces inspire great collectors from every generation” said Brett Gorvy, Chairman and International Head of Post-War and Contemporary Art. “It has been a privilege to present our clients with such a large spectrum of works from important collections this season. The sales so far this week have demonstrated the growing appetite for contemporary art across the global marketplace. From the highest number of visitors to our online space to the 12,500 people visiting our public exhibitions, from the volume of bidders in the sales themselves to the significant number of new artist records set, we are seeing unprecedented momentum in the market as the desire to connect with great art continues to grow.” (Christie’s)

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PinchukArtCentre completed the Applications Procedure for the Future Generation Art Prize 2012

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 25 maggio 2012

English: Dnepr river in Kiev

English: Dnepr river in Kiev (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Kiev, Ukraine, The PinchukArtCentre has completed the application procedure for the second edition of the Future Generation Art Prize. Since February 6, 2012, the democratic application procedure has allowed more than 4 000 young artists from all continents, representing 134 countries, to apply. All art works were accepted strictly on-line. Just as in 2010, the most applications come from European artists. The second most active region is Asia. There has been a strong response from South America, Australia, Africa and Oceania, demonstrating how successfully the Prize has extended its global reach, involving artists from all different regions around the world. More than 50% of the artists are younger than 30 years old, and the proportion between male and female artists is almost equal. In total, applicants presented more than 21 000 works including all existing media: painting (5 941), graphics (755), drawing (1 500), installation (3 474), sculpture (2 482), photography (3 152), video (1 832), mixed technique (2 229).In addition, upon the completion of the application procedure for the Future Generation Art Prize, the PinchukArtCentre announces the members of the Selection Committee that will be considering the applications submitted for the competition. They have been chosen by the members of the Jury of the Prize, internationally renowned professionals in contemporary art.
The members of the International Selection Committee are:
Nathalie Bell – Independent Curator and Critic (USA) Proposed by: Massimiliano Gioni;
Suzanne Cotter – Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation Curator for the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi Project (USA) Proposed by: Nancy Spector;
Jacopo Crivelli Visconti – Independent Curator and Writer (Brazil) Proposed by: Agnaldo Farias;
Bjorn Geldhof – Artistic manager of the PinchukArtCentre (Ukraine)Proposed by: Eckhard Schneider;
Sally Lai – Director of Chinese Arts Centre (UK) Proposed by: Carol Yinghua Lu;
Eva Scharrer – Curatorial Researcher and writer for DOCUMENTA (13) (Germany)
Proposed by: Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev;
Polly Staple – Director, Chisenhale Gallery (UK)Proposed by: Hans Ulrich Obrist. The Selection Committee will nominate a final shortlist of twenty artists that will be announced on June, 2012. Ukrainian artist Nikita Kadan, winner of the national PinchukArtCentre Prize 2011, will be added to 20 shortlisted artists, bringing the total number of artists nominated for the Future Generation Art Prize 2012 to 21.
The exhibition of 21 shortlisted artists will open at the PinchukArtCentre on October 27, 2012. The International Jury will come to Kyiv to select and announce the Future Generation Art Prize 2012 winners during the Award Ceremony on December 7, 2012.

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The Other Art Fair

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 17 novembre 2011

Bargehouse,Thursday 24th November 2011 – 5pm – 9pm* Oxo Tower Wharf, London, SE1 9QS Opening Hours: Friday 25th November 2011 – 11am – 7.30pm, Saturday 26th November 2011 – 11am – 6pm, Sunday 27th November 2011 – 11am – 6pmLaunching 25 November at The Bargehouse in South Bank. Sponsored by Club Monaco, the fair is unlike anything else out there because the 100 chosen artists participating will be selling their work directly to the public. The three day fair will also feature a Tom’s Shoes Competition, curated walks, a secret picnic garden and a 99p pop up art shop selling original art works.This autumn, London will see the launch of a new Contemporary art fair to be held at The Bargehouse on the Southbank. Launching this November, The Other Art Fair will provide a unique platform that will allow 100 specially chosen artists to showcase their work to collectors, curators and gallerists on their own terms. This is an exclusive and unique opportunity to see and buy work directly from 100 of the brightest talents in the UK, thus allowing them to keep 100% of the profits, as they will not have to pay gallery commission.
Hundreds of artists applied to the fair before being whittled down to 100 of the most exciting young emerging artists and established independent artists demonstrating the new era in the British art market. The range of contemporary art expertise within our committee is reflected in the widespread styles and genres, from Paul Larricart’s urban spray-paint designs to the haunting landscapes of Emma Kemp. Other highlights will include Tahnee Lonsdale’s allegorical colour abstractions; whilst favourite contemporary art duo Twinkle Troughton and Tinsel Edwards will present their wickedly satirical canvases. As the celebrated contemporary British artist Charming Baker commented, “The Other Art Fair is a wonderful door-opener for some major new talent.’’ His example of operating as an unsigned but highly successful artist is a sign of the changes going on within the London art scene with artists and collectors looking to forge new connections for themselves.(the art fair)

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The Other Art Fair

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 4 novembre 2011

London 25 November at the Bargehouse in London’s South Bank.This autumn, London will see the launch of a new and unique Contemporary art fair to be held at The Bargehouse on Southbank. Beginning on 25 November, The Other Art Fair will provide a platform unlike any other for artists, collectors and gallerists to connect directly.A carefully selected array of 100 emerging artists has been chosen to display works and sell them directly to the public. The fair aims to give emerging artists, as yet unrepresented, an exclusive opportunity to promote their work and ideas. As the artists will gain all the proceeds from the sales they make, collectors are being encouraged to come to the fair prepared to negotiate. It will provide them with the chance to gain insight into their purchases, as they will be able to discuss the meaning and creative process of the works with the artists.Hundreds of artists applied to participate in the fair via the website before being whittled down to 100 of the most exciting new and unsigned artists. Works on sale will range from urban designs in spray-paint by Paul Larricart to the haunting seascapes of Emma Kemp. Other highlights will include sculptures by Ting Tong Chang, constructed from reclaimed materials such as shopping trolleys; whilst Twinkle Troughton will present her wickedly satirical canvases. The art on display at The Other Art Fair has been chosen by a committee with a widespread expertise in contemporary art. Ranging from writers and curators, to journalists and artists, their combined experience of dealing with artists and collectors is sure to help maximise this opportunity for emerging talent to gain recognition. Charming Baker commented that “The Other Art Fair is a wonderful door-opener for some major new talent.’’ His example of operating as an unsigned but highly successful artist will act as an inspiration for artists and collectors looking to forge new connections for themselves.http://www.theotherartfair.com/

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Contemporary art is buoyant

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 21 febbraio 2011

London – Phillips de Pury & Company’s February Contemporary Art sales realize £9,764,563 /$15,828,357  in  total selling 83% by value and 78% by lot.  “We are delighted to have set multiple auction records during sales that have proven that the market for  contemporary art is buoyant. Phillips de Pury & Company continues to break new ground with strong results  achieved for young contemporary artists.” Peter Sumner, Head of Sales, London, Philips de Pury & Company.  “The day sale saw a number of fantastic results for some of today’s best young artists. The auction showed
a  strong demand for very contemporary works within the secondary market. “ George O’ Dell, Head of  Contemporary Art Day Sale.

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The Road to Contemporary Art

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 23 maggio 2010

Roma 25 – 30 maggio 2010 dalle ore 18.00  Complesso Monumentale Santo Spirito in Sassia  Borgo Santo Spirito 1 Vernissage della mostra Accademia delle Accademie, a cura di Shara Wasserman Accademia delle Accademie evento collaterale della Fiera di arte contemporanea Apertura 26-30 maggio 2010 ore 10-19. The Road to Contemporary Art,  riunisce gli artisti residenti presso le Accademie e gli Istituti di Cultura stranieri a Roma.  per illustrare al pubblico visitatore l’importante ruolo svolto da queste istituzioni culturali nella Capitale, e di offrire un’ulteriore elemento nella definizione del contemporaneo a Roma.  Partecipano:  Terry Adkins, Abigail Child, Stephen Westfall, Luca Nostri, American Academy in Rome; Santiago Morilla, Amaya Bombìn, Avelino Sala , Francisco Villar Vázquez / Jaime Conde-Salazar , José Cabrera Betancort , Juan Fabuel , María Vallina, Yolanda del Amo  Real Academia de España  en Roma;   Marius Purice , Paul Timofei , Monica Timofei  Accademia di Romania in Roma; Renaud Auguste-Dormeuil, Romain Bernini, Maïder Fortuné  Académie de France à Roma Villa Medici; Angela Marzullo, Esteban Pagés, Hadrien Dussoix, Gian Michelle Grob  Istituto Svizzero di Roma; Sabine Pleyel  Forum Austriaco di Cultura Roma; Celia Hempton, Darren Murray, Helen L. Sturgess, Joanna Bryniarska , Lothar Götz, William Gharraie The British School at Rome; Charlotte Troldahl, Mette Borup Kristensen, Marie-Louise Kristensen, Anita Viola Nielsen  Accademia di Danimarca in Roma; Christian Costa  Istituto Polacco di Roma

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Modern contemporary art from Istanbul

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 13 novembre 2009

bedriBerlin-Mitte until 17/1/2010 Pariser Platz 4,  Akademie der Künste Curated by Çetin Güzelhan (lead curator), Beral Madra, Levent Çalוkoğlu and Johannes Odenthal  Part of celebrations to mark 20 years of twin-town relations between Berlin and Istanbul.  A project organised by the city of Istanbul and the Academy of Arts in partnership with Kulturprojekte Berlin.  In a series of exhibitions entitled “Istanbul Next Wave. Simultaneity – Parallels – Opposites” Berlin’s Academy of Arts presents contemporary art from Istanbul. This joint project organised by the city of Istanbul and the Academy of Arts is dedicated to the Istanbul art scene, currently one of the most innovative in the world, and is composed of three exhibitions mounted in the Martin-Gropius-Bau and on the Academy’s Hanseatenweg and Pariser Platz premises.  The exhibition in the Martin-Gropius-Bau is composed almost entirely of works from the Istanbul Modern Museum and traces the evolution of contemporary Turkish art from the beginning of the 20th century to the present day. The display at Pariser Platz takes as its theme the crucial role of women artists in the development of Istanbul art. Common to all 17 artists, whose work covers three decades and generations, are their political engagement and the urge to provoke. The exhibition in the Academy’s building in Hanseatenweg focuses on six Turkish artists who have taken up critical positions, especially with respect to social and political power structures and violence.  Curators of “Istanbul Next Wave” are Çetin Güzelhan (lead curator), Beral Madra, Levent Çalוkoğlu and Johannes Odenthal. Concerts, conferences and tours will be organised to coincide with the exhibitions. A comprehensive catalogue is also being published by Steidl Verlag. Image: Bedri Baykam (*1957).

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Expo: Palestine at Venice

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 2 maggio 2009

palestineVenezia June 7 until September 30, 2009 Convento Ss. Cosma & Damiano, Campo S.Cosmo, Giudecca Palanca,  Open daily from 10:00 am until 6:00 pm (closed Mondays, except June 8) Artists: Taysir Batniji Shadi HabibAllah Sandi Hilal and Alessandro Petti Emily Jacir Jawad Al Malhi Khalil Rabah Curator: Salwa Mikdadi Commissioner: Vittorio Urbani. Palestine c/o Venice is the first participation of contemporary art from Palestine at this major international art event. The seven participating artists, commissioned to create new art works, were chosen for their outstanding commitment to their art as well as their ability to bridge local and global themes. To insure that Palestinian communities join in celebrating this inaugural exhibition, six Palestinian art institutions in Jerusalem and the West Bank will exhibit duplicates of the works that will be inaugurated simultaneously in Venice. The Venice Biennale, started in 1895, is the world’s oldest and most prestigious exhibition of international contemporary art.  The Biennial National pavilions are official state representation and collateral events are organized by institutions. There are 29 permanent national pavilions situated in Giardini, and the rest are distributed across Venice. Most collateral events are situated in historical Venetian buildings, such as the venue that hosts the Palestinian exhibition, a Monastery built in 1492 by Benedictine Nuns on Giudecca Island. The Monastery, SS. Cosma e Damiano, later passed on to the Dominicans until 1807 when the nuns moved to San Zaccaria and the building and the nearby church were transferred to civilian administration. In the 2007 edition of the Venice Biennale there were thirty-four collateral events spread around Venice attracting 650,000 visitors and the event was covered by accredited press that reached a record number of 5,691. (photo Palestine)

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Expo: Luc Tuymans Against The Day

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 22 aprile 2009

lucBrussels Opening Wednesday 22/04 6-10pm Avenue Van volxem, 354 WIELS – Contemporary Art Center.This first solo show of Luc Tuymans in Brussels presents, in world premiere, twenty new paintings which he created especially for Wiels. The works can be seen as the third and last part of a triptych that began with the series Les Revenants about the power of the Jesuit Order and continued with Forever. The Management of Magic, about the Disney phenomenon. In this new series, Tuymans continues his work focusing on television-reality shows, which manipulated images and illusions he examines through his painting practice. Project supported by: SG Private Banking, Le Plaza Hotel Wiels is an international laboratory for the creation and the diffusion of contemporary art. Focusing on visual arts, but granting a particular attention to the crossings and interactions with other disciplines, the centre wishes to present contemporary art in all its diversity and to offer a permanent dialogue with the developments and the most recent debates of the art world. (Image: Against The Day)

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Invasion of Sound

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 19 aprile 2009

Warsaw until 2nd August 2009, Zacheta National Gallery of Art  Pl. Malachowskiego 3  Poland. Over the past several years, the international art scene has seen a  plethora of events attesting to a growing preoccupation with the  place of music in contemporary art.  Invasion of Sound proposes a reading of the esthetic relationship  between the visual arts and music as relating to culture, rather to  cultures. Such an approach can encompass the whole of music and, at  the same time, art in its entirety. To be precise, the exhibition  pays particular heed to the points of friction between different  musical genres, between different esthetic universes, between  different cultures. In other words, Invasion of Sound aims to reveal  how certain musical contexts of particular works disclose a critical  distancing with the cultural, social, historic or political norms  that the work addresses.  The tenacity of a carefree melody in the memory of those who have experienced exile, the improbable cross-pollination of a Baroque  ensemble and a country orchestra, the harmony of a choir in the  context of social suffering, the force of rock music or of a brass  band interpreted as the history of a people, the melody of a flute as  far-away echo of a revolution…. Taking forms ranging from  brass-bands to symphonic orchestra, from street music to the score of road movies, from chamber orchestra to free Jazz, the genres are  called on and merge in this proverbial voyage where singular works  conjugate very different states of consciousness, and in which  sonorous confrontations reveal attentions forgotten by and to the  family of man. Artists participating in the exhibition: Marina Abramovic, Francis  Alÿs, Miroslaw Balka, Dominique Blais, Andrzej Bienkowski, Libia  Catstro & Ólafur Ólafsson, Jeremy Deller, Latifa Echakhch, Rodney Graham, Amy Granat & Drew Heitzler, Graham Gussin, Matthew Day  Jackson, Krzysztof Knittel, Peter Kogler, Katarzyna Kozyra, Robert  Kusmirowski, Piotr Lutynski, Christian Marclay, Céleste  Boursier-Mougenot, Ana Prvacki, Mark Raidpere, Anri Sala, Wilhelm Sasnal, Denis Savary, Jacek Sempolinski, Tomasz Tatarczyk, Pawel  Mykietyn, Caecilia Tripp, Su-Mei Tse, Artur Zmijewski.  curators: Agnieszka Morawinska, Francois Quintin  cooperation: Anna Tomczak  The exhibition is supported by The Ministry of Culture and National  Heritage of the Republic of Poland. http://www.zacheta.art.pl

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Rencontres Internationales

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 16 aprile 2009

rencontresMadrid, April 16 – 25  Tabacalera – future National Centre for Visual Arts  Reina Sofia National Museum  CA2M Centro de Arte Dos de May  the Spanish Cinematheque  Auditorium of the Ministry of Culture. Following on from Paris in November and preceding Berlin in July, the 18th Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin/Madrid, now in its third year in Madrid, will once again create a space for discovery and thought between new cinema and contemporary art at several prestigious locations of Madrid’s art scene: the Reina Sofia National Museum, the auditorium at the Ministry of Culture, the CA2M Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo, the Spanish Cinematheque, and the Tabacalera – future National Centre for Visual Arts.  Singular in Europe due to the triangle formed between three of Europe’s main capitals, the Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin/Madrid offer a rare insight into the numerous existing contemporary audio-visual practices. Cutting-edge cinema and documentaries, video art, multimedia installations, the Rencontres Internationales’ programme is the result of an extensive research process (from around 6500 submissions) inviting certain artists, key figures in the world of cinema and contemporary art. In the presence of 150 artists and directors from all over the world, this year’s festival offers an unprecedented international programme of 200 works from Spain, France, Germany, and 60 other countries, and brings together internationally-recognised artists and directors alongside young artists and directors presented in Madrid for the first time. Highlights include various film premie’res (over 30 screenings), an exhibition, and a series of round-table debates. (image rencontres)

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Rencontres internationales Paris/Berlin/Madrid

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 12 aprile 2009

Madrid, April 16 – 25  Tabacalera – future National Centre for Visual Arts  Reina Sofia National Museum CA2M Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo  the Spanish Cinematheque  Auditorium of the Ministry of Culture. Following on from Paris in November and preceding Berlin in July, the  18th Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin/Madrid, now in its third  year in Madrid, will once again create a space for discovery and  thought between new cinema and contemporary art at several  prestigious locations of Madrid’s art scene: the Reina Sofia National  Museum, the auditorium at the Ministry of Culture, the CA2M Centro de  Arte Dos de Mayo, the Spanish Cinematheque, and the Tabacalera –  future National Centre for Visual Arts.  Singular in Europe due to the triangle formed between three of Europe’s main capitals, the Rencontres Internationales  Paris/Berlin/Madrid offer a rare insight into the numerous existing  contemporary audio-visual practices. Cutting-edge cinema and documentaries, video art, multimedia installations, the Rencontres Internationales’ programme is the result of an extensive research process (from around 6500 submissions) inviting certain artists, key  figures in the world of cinema and contemporary art. In the presence  of 150 artists and directors from all over the world, this year’s  festival offers an unprecedented international programme of 200 works  from Spain, France, Germany, and 60 other countries, and brings  together internationally-recognised artists and directors alongside young artists and directors presented in Madrid for the first time. Highlights include various film premières (over 30 screenings), an  exhibition, and a series of round-table debates.

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