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Signs of change

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

Révolution culturelle : la Fondation Cartier et le Power Station of Art de Shanghai
Exposition Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain, A Beautiful Elsewhere, présentée du 25 avril au 29 juillet 2018 au Power Station of Art, Shanghai, Chine.Contemporary Art | (Being Translated) La fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain, pionnière des fondations d’entreprises en France, s’expose dans le premier musée public chinois dédié à l’art contemporain depuis 2012 : le Power Station of Art (PSA). […]
Read more » 31/05/18
Artdelivery: a start-up approach at the School of Fine Arts in Nantes Saint-Nazaire
Amélie Labourdette, WARNER BROS, Naissance des fantômes/Cold Cases 11 Diptyque, 2010-2012
Tirage photographique sur dibonArt Market | The School of Fine Arts in Nantes has created a new model which intends to make the school’s art circulate while increasing the artists’ visibility. Artdelivery’s service favors the pollination of art through digital platforms, reversing the local […]
Read more » 12/04/18
The Meurice Prize, an award in line with French creation
Hans Ulrich Obrist - Jc de Castelbajac - Franka HoltmannContemporary Art | At the heart of the French artistic eco-system, several actors among auction houses, galleries and fairs - e.g. Art Paris Art Fair- put the spotlight on the “French spirit” by promoting artists that are on the margin of the mainstream market and […]
Read more » 04/04/18
Lafayette Anticipations, an innovative foundation
Vue de la verrière et toiture du bâtiment du 9 rue du PlâtreContemporary Art | The new foundation is a laboratory that combines spaces for exhibition and production workshops, mixing disciplines and conveying a horizontal concept from its vertical structure. Open to all, the space was dreamt by Guillaume Houzé, conceived by Rem […]
Read more » 24/03/18
Japan, a geocultural hub in the making
Vue de la foire Art Tokyo 2017Art Market | At a time when the global art market is built around several local and regional centers, Japan is developing its cultural policy with measures that aim at positioning its domestic market against the main powers; the United States, Great Britain and China. […]
Read more » 10/02/18
Human Global Flow
Director Ai Weiwei in HUMAN FLOW, an Amazon Studios releaseContemporary Art | With his documentary “Human Flow”, Ai Weiwei delves further into his reflection on the refugee crisis, a subject he has been working on since 2015. By expanding his exploration ground to a global level, he has seized and displayed one of human […]
Read more » 07/02/18
Floating world(s)
David Tudor, Rainforest V - Variation 1, 2015Contemporary Art | The term “floating world” refers to a central concept in Japanese culture that has progressively transcended its religious and pictorial origins, influencing the Western art world. The concept carries an interpretation of post-modern societies […]
Read more » 30/01/18
Trump’s tax reform bill and its domino effect on the international market
Le président des États-Unis Donald Trump lors de la signature de la réforme fiscale américaineArt Market | Signed on 22 December 2017, Trump’s tax legislation reform implies numerous micro- and macrœconomic effects. Although the general repercussions are still difficult to predict, they should also affect the art world. […]
Read more » 10/01/18
The scent, an artistic medium
Helga Griffiths, Migratory Sense, 2017 - Stadtgalerie SaarbrückenContemporary Art | German artist Helga Griffiths presents Crossing, an exhibition that gathers a retrospective set of works at the frontier between art and science, exploring our perception of olfactory experiences. […]
Read more » 05/01/18
Market rediscovery: Pierre Klossowski
Pierre Klossowski, La possession invisible, 1973-1974 adjugée le 10/10/17 par Artcurial pour 156.000 € (est. 18.000 - 25.000 €)Art Market | On October 10th, 2017, during the sale of Paul Lombard’s collection organized by Artcurial, Pierre Klossowski’s work The invisible possession (1973 - 1974) was sold for 156,000 €, seven times higher than its estimates, set between 18,000 and 25,000 […]
Read more » 16/12/17
Art X Lagos: cultural “africapitalism”
Olalekan Jeyifous - Makoko Canal LagosArt Market | The contemporary art market is gaining ground in Africa. The success of the second edition of ART X confirms the growing interest in African visual arts and the presence of a burgeoning community of buyers. […]
Read more » 05/12/17
AKAA: Africa as a field of observation for mondialité
Malala Andrialavidrazana, Figures 1889, Planisferio, 2015Contemporary Art | To think about contemporary Africa is to reflect on the extensive continent’s plurality through common values, apprehending it as a field of observation for mondialité or worldliness. AKAA (Also Known as Africa), a young fair dedicated to the African […]
Read more » 30/11/17
Salvator Mundi: Christie’s develops its marketing for the exceptional
Déroulement de la vente Post-War & Contemporary Art de Christie’s le 15 novembre 2017Art Market | During its Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening Sale, which took place on 15 November 2017, Christie’s obtained one of its best historical results with the sale of Leonardo da Vinci’s Salvator Mundi, among other contemporary and historical Western […]
Read more » 25/11/17
When artists encounter the olfactory sense
Chambres à part 13 - Marc Quinn, The Vortex of Desire, 2011, Ed. 4_5Contemporary Art | Artists have taken hold of the structure of the immaterial medium that is the olfactory system. […]
Read more » 20/10/17
Market and Mondiality at the Galleria Continua
Premier plan : Kader Attia - Le grand miroir du monde, 2017
Second plan : Leila Alaoui - Les Marocains, 2010-2014Art Market | Since 2008, Galleria Continua hosts an event/fair that brings together galleries from around the world in its site Les Moulins, one hour from Paris. The Galleria’s 2017 edition took place at the same time as the FIAC; it was presented at CENTQUATRE’s […]
Read more » 27/09/17
Documenta #14: a focus on militant activism
Cecilia Vicuña, Quipu Mapocho (2016), performance, Llolleo, ChiliContemporary Art | Five years after Documenta’s 13th edition Collapse and Recovery, which was directed by Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev; Adam Szymczyk prolongs the former director’s vision while adding a militant orientation. Under his direction, Documenta 14 (2017)  […]
Read more » 26/09/17
FRIEZE and FIAC: What is new?
Michael Craig-Martin, Wheelbarrow (red) (2013), New Art Centre / Gagosian 
Frieze Sculpture 2017Art Market | While alternative and specialized fairs are rapidly gaining influence, FRIEZE and FIAC inaugurate a tight schedule of international art fairs in October. Both fairs provide cultural programs with a relevant presence of emerging young contemporary artists […]
Read more » 13/09/17
Damien Hirst at the Pinault Foundation: a market revitalization
Damien Hirst, The Void (2000) vendue 5,85 millions de dollars chez Phillips New York le 18/05/2017Art Market | Following a severe decline in Hirst’s prices and an increase of unsold works between 2008 and 2014, since 1 January 2016 Christie’s and Sotheby’s auction results in Hong Kong, New York, London and Paris have improved. This can be interpreted as a […]
Read more » 28/06/17
The Damien Hirst effect at the Pinault Foundation in 2017
Damien Hirst, with “Demon with Bowl (Exhibition Enlargement)” from his new show, “Treasures From the Wreck of the Unbelievable,” at the Palazzo Grassi in VeniceArt & Business | Damien Hirst has taken over the Pinault Foundation’s Palazzo Grassi and Punta della Dogana with his exhibition Treasures From The Wreck of the Unbelievable. Although the artist has deliberately reduced his presence on the international scene, the event […]
Read more » 27/06/17
Exposition Mondialité, Manthia Diawara, Edouard Glissant, One World in RelationContemporary Art | Curators Hans Ulrich Obrist and Asad Raza have conceived Mondialité, an exhibition that differentiates itself from the current effervescence around contemporary African art at the Boghossian Foundation’s Villa Empain. Through the concept of […]
Read more » 23/05/17

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Exposition Mondialité, Manthia Diawara, Edouard Glissant, One World in Relation