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Signs of change

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

Christie's, entre nouvelles perspectives et incertitudes
Loic GouzerArt Market | (Being Translated) Après une période exceptionnelle en termes de chiffres comme de volume de vente, Christie’s accuse en cette rentrée 2019 des troubles internes majeurs. Dernier en date et non des moindres, la démission annoncée le 18 décembre […]
Read more » 25/01/19
Art Basel Cities Week - Buenos Aires
Barbara Kruger, Untitled (No puedes vivir sin nosotros / You Can’t Live Without Us), lors de “Hopscotch (Rayuela),” pour Art Basel Cities: Buenos Aires, 2018Art Market | (Being Translated) Conclu durant l’été 2016, le partenariat entre la foire Suisse et la capitale Argentine Art Basel Cities : Buenos Aires aborde une nouvelle étape avec la mise en œuvre du premier « Cities Week » , une semaine d’événements […]
Read more » 06/01/19
Art & Charity - The art market’s favorites mingle with the stars
Leonardo DiCaprio remettant le prix Art & Environment Award 2018 à l’artiste Wayne ThiebaudArt Market | Global awareness of the ongoing environmental crisis engages political, creative and media circles. For several years now, celebrities have used their influence to support the environmental cause through foundations and fundraising campaigns. Among […]
Read more » 29/10/18
Art schools: the Artagon project regenerates the emerging artists’ market
Ann Rotaenko, Real weapon, 2018Contemporary Art | For its fourth edition, Artagon IV pursues its international exploration among art schools. The recently founded organization focuses on the emergence of a young generation of international artists by organizing new spaces to showcase them, becoming an […]
Read more » 22/09/18
Prospective, art in the time of blockchain
Cryptocurrency Art GalleryArt Market | Since its appearance in the aftermath of the subprime crisis, the term “blockchain” has triggered an enthusiastic response on a global scale. Initially considered as the basic infrastructure of bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, today its […]
Read more » 17/09/18
Christie's and Sotheby's 2018 half-year results
La collection de Peggy et David Rockefeller, ‘‘19th and 20th Century Art‘‘ - Vente du soir à New York le 8 mai 2018Art Market | The announcement of Christie’s and Sotheby’s respective results for the first semester 2018 has revealed a strong upward trend : + 35% for Christie’s with a sales volume of $4 billion, + 22% for Sotheby’s with a sales volume of $3.5 billion. Although […]
Read more » 09/09/18
The Rockefeller’s collection under Christie’s gavel: a charity sale breaks the market’s records
La collection de Peggy et David Rockefeller, ‘‘The Art of the Americas‘‘ - Vente du soir à New York le 9 mai 2018Art Market | Partnerships between commercial companies and the non-profit sector as well as actors from the art market have become increasingly common. The constant increase of charity art sales during the last decades reflects a market trend. Peggy and David […]
Read more » 31/07/18
Takashi Murakami / Virgil Abloh: from wearable art to exposable fashion
Vue de l’exposition Murakami & Abloh - ‘‘Technicolor 2‘‘ à la Galerie Gagosian ParisArt & Business | Japanese artist Takashi Murakami and American designer Virgil Abloh have crossed their respective brands’ universes and are exposing the works that have resulted from this collaboration at the Larry Gagosian’s gallery. This “star trio” has […]
Read more » 26/07/18
Togo’s Palais de Lomé, joining the cultural trend
Palais de LoméContemporary Art | In Togo, the Palais de Lomé’s renovation project is part of the broader contemporary art movement currently underway in West Africa. The Palace considers itself a favorable location to promote both a creative and social space, in the hope of […]
Read more » 27/06/18
A cultural revolution: the Fondation Cartier at Shanghai’s Power Station of Art
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 | The Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain, one of France’s precursory corporate foundations, is exhibiting in the first Chinese public museum devoted to contemporary art since 2012 : the 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

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