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Signs of change

Signs of change appearing in global Contemporary art news, the art market, Art & Business.

Art Paris Art Fair à l'heure du Tout-Monde
Namsa Leuba - Thumbs Up, from the series Zulu Kids, 2014 / Représenté par la galerie Art Twenty One (detail)Contemporary Art | La foire de printemps à Paris, Art Paris Art Fair, se démarque de la FIAC en automne, par une approche locale-globale des scènes du monde, avec un esprit de découverte et de brassage. Les galeries européennes côtoient cette année les scènes du […]
Read more » 27/03/17
Manifesto : l'art se conjugue au présent
Julian Rosefeldt. Manifesto, Park Avenue Armory, New York, Décembre 2016 – Janvier 2017Contemporary Art | Manifesto, l’œuvre multi-écran de l’artiste allemand Julian Rosefeldt réactive au présent les manifestes historiques de l’histoire de l’avant garde occidentale au XXe siècle. Il fait apparaître la fraîcheur de leur pertinence au XXIe […]
Read more » 26/03/17
A Maastricht, TEFAF CURATED incruste le marché des anciens
TEFAF 2017 Curated La Grande Horizontale, David Tremlett and Michel VerjuxContemporary Art | Pour la troisième fois TEFAF Maastricht continue à développer TEFAF curated, une ponctuation contemporaine destinée à relier les temps et dynamiser les marchés. […]
Read more » 17/03/17
The Trésor d’Angoulême, Jean-Michel Othoniel’s integral work of art
Jean-Michel Othoniel, Le Trésor de la cathédrale d’Angoulême, vue de la salle dédiée au Merveilleux, 2016.
Une commande publique de la DRAC Nouvelle- AquitaineContemporary Art | Jean-Michel Othoniel has occupied a central position in the contemporary art scene since the 2000s, due to his famous installation in the entrance of the Parisian subway station Palais-Royal ; which was built with Murano glass (his preferred material)  […]
Read more » 14/02/17
Julie Mehretu and Ibrahim El Anatsui’s in the art market’s speculative sphere
Julie Mehretu, Retopistics: A Renegade Excavation (2001), vendue 4.603.750 USD par Christie's New York en 2013 (estimations: 1.400.000 - 1.800.000 USD) | Both eminent figures of the contemporary art scene in Africa, coming from different generations, Julie Mehretu and Ibrahim El Anatsui have incorporated the art market’s speculative sphere by fetching top prices at auction sales. This trend, observed by […]
Read more » 13/02/17
Reflecting on creation - Reflecting on contemporary Africa
Appartement, exposition de Caroline TruccoContemporary Art | The continent’s economic development prospects have triggered a process of reflection around its current potentialities and its future. The dynamic has taken place in a continual back and forth between the African continent and France. […]
Read more » 07/02/17
The Sharjah Biennial broadens its influence
Amal Kenawy Non stop conversation, 2007 Padded satin covers, installation and performance Installation View  Commissioned and Produced by Sharjah Biennial 8Contemporary Art | The Sharjah Biennial, which was created in the United Arab Emirates in 1993, will expand in time and space throughout its 2017 edition. Its curator, Lebanese Christine Tohme, reassesses the biennial’s role with a multidisciplinary program that unfolds […]
Read more » 31/01/17
Web trends : Kader Attia’s notoriety rises
Sans titre | Since he was awarded the Prix Marcel-Duchamp 2016, Kader Attia has become the most visible artist on the web. Of 130.8K mentions recorded from July 1, 2016 to January 20, 2017, 32% refer to the decoration which honors « a French artist or artist residing […]
Read more » 20/01/17
Artcurial’s sale of Michel Fedoroff’s collection boosts the French art market
Daniel Deward & Grégory Gicquel, Mason Massacre, 2008 / estimation: 40.000 - 60.000€ vendu 149.500€, prix record pour une œuvre du duo d’artistesContemporary Art | On 28th November 2016, the auction house Artcurial sold the collection belonging to Michel Fedoroff – a Monaco-based, French collector- revealing an upward trend in the relevance of the French art market. Former CEO of a music production and editing […]
Read more » 15/12/16
AKAA draws attention to African contemporary art
Extrait de la performance Contemporary Art | In line with the London 1 : 54 Contemporary African Art Fair, the first edition of the Parisian fair AKAA – Also Known as Africa – confirms the establishment of a new market trend covering the pluralities of contemporary Africa. Since the exhibition […]
Read more » 14/12/16
Sotheby’s auction raises Harry Bertoia’s position in the art market
Harry Bertoia, Untitled (Monumental Bush), welded bronze, circa 1970 | American artist and designer Harry Bertoia - who became famous for his iconic piece ‘Diamond Chair’ created in 1952 - is developing a growing interest in the secondary market. The trend has been confirmed by the success of Sotheby’s November 2016 […]
Read more » 13/12/16
Prada gœs beyond the limits of Time
Past Forward, Allison Williams LookbackArt & Business | In line with its involvement in the world of visual arts and cinema, the luxury brand Prada commissioned the Oscar-winning American filmmaker David O. Russell to direct a short film in collaboration with the brand. Russell evokes Hollywood’s sublime […]
Read more » 28/11/16
Early Work at Orsay: an encounter between generations
Early Work au Musée d’OrsayContemporary Art | A year after its foundation, Early Work has become an important actor in the promotion of emerging young artists; providing a bridge that eases the passage between art school and the first steps towards visibility as an artist. […]
Read more » 16/11/16
PROVOKE at the Bal – the instinct for real reactivated
Taki Kōji, photograph from Provoke 3, 1969.Contemporary Art | With three groundbreaking issues between 1968 and 1969, PROVOKE review contested dominant photography’s power of representation, creating a breach in the Japanese artistic sphere. […]
Read more » 25/10/16
Wim Delvoye in Iran
Studio Wim DelvoyeContemporary Art | After the rejection of his proposal for a sculpture park in Belgium, the Flemish artist Wim Delvoye has chosen Iran as the location for a new art center. In 2013, he bought five palaces in the historic center of Kashan, southeast of Teheran, and has […]
Read more » 09/10/16
Art Basel Cities - Buenos Aires
25e édition de la Foire arteBA | Art Basel Cities, the new field of activity for the Swiss faire that consists in bringing its expertise and the Art Basel label to cities looking to structure their artistic scene and attract international attention, has announced a partnership with […]
Read more » 06/10/16
Murakami: from the empire of signs to the influence of signs
Takashi MURAKAMIContemporary Art | Takashi Murakami’s exhibition “Learning the Magic Of The Painting” at Emmanuel Perrotin calls to mind Roland Barthes’ work “Empire of Signs” reflecting on his travels in Japan. […]
Read more » 28/09/16
Sheila Hicks Rediscovered
Sheila Hicks, Si j’étais de laine, vous m’accepteriez ?, exhibition view, galerie frank elbaz, Paris, 2016 Photo: Raphael Fanelli | Born in Nebraska in 1934, Sheila Hicks is an American artist and tutelary figure of the Fiber Art movement of the 60s and 70s. A contemporary re-reading of art history has led to a recent market rediscovery of the artist and her work. […]
Read more » 19/09/16
Venice Architecture Biennale takes a primordial turn
Manifesto Biennale di Venezia 2016Contemporary Art | Under the directorship of the Chilean architect Alejandro Aravena, the 15th Venice Biennale of architecture reflects on profound global transformations. […]
Read more » 14/07/16
An allegory of excessive empires, Huang Yong Ping’s Monumenta
Huang Yong Ping, Empires - Monumenta 2016, Grand Palais, ParisContemporary Art | For Monumenta, the Chinese artist Huang Young Ping has created an installation highlighting the notion of empires – plural – in the form of a monumental allegory. […]
Read more » 23/05/16
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Huang Yong Ping, Empires - Monumenta 2016, Grand Palais, Paris