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Signs of change

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

Le Japon, place géoculturelle en devenir
Vue de la foire Art Tokyo 2017Art Market | (Being translated) À l’heure où le marché de l’art global se structure autour de multiples places locales et régionales, le Japon précise sa politique culturelle par des mesures visant à développer son marché domestique et se positionner face […]
Read more » 10/02/18
Human Global Flow
Director Ai Weiwei in HUMAN FLOW, an Amazon Studios releaseContemporary Art | (Being translated) À travers le documentaire “Human Flow”, l’artiste Ai Weiwei poursuit sa réflexion sur la crise des réfugiés qu’il mène depuis 2015. En élargissant son champ d’exploration à l’échelle de la planète, il s’approprie […]
Read more » 07/02/18
Floating World(s)
David Tudor, Rainforest V - Variation 1, 2015Contemporary Art | (Being translated) La notion de monde flottant, concept majeur de la culture japonaise, transcende peu à peu ses origines religieuses et picturales pour influencer l’imaginaire occidental. Il exprime tantôt une lecture des sociétés post-modernes et […]
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 : Afrique laboratoire de la mondialité
Malala Andrialavidrazana, Figures 1889, Planisferio, 2015Contemporary Art | (Being Translated) Penser L’Afrique contemporaine, c’est penser la pluralité de l’immense continent à travers des valeurs communes, c’est l’envisager comme un laboratoire de la mondialité. La seconde édition de AKAA, la jeune foire dédiée […]
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
Koons/Vuitton bag: a new co-branding scheme
Masters les grands maîtres, 2017, Jeff Koons X Louis VuittonArt & Business | Vuitton’s new line of bags Masters was designed by artist Jeff Koons, who appropriated the principle of museum-derived products and amplified it through four levels of co-branding in an unprecedented collaboration proposal. […]
Read more » 14/05/17
Hôtel Grand Amour : ''in bed with Claude Rutault''
Vue de la Chambre 105 par Claude Rutault à l’Hôtel Grand Amour, 2017 ʺà vous de jouerʺArt & Business | Following the trend set by hotels that are searching for synergies with the art world, regardless of their rating, the Grand Amour Hotel asked Claude Rutault to conceive an art installation in one of its rooms, offering a whole new experience : the […]
Read more » 26/04/17
Auctionata, a leading online market, shuts its doors
Le studio de ventes aux enchères de AuctionataArt Market | The closure of the online start-up Auctionata, which was confirmed on 1 March 2017, questions the current situation of the online art market. Although nowadays this sector is known for reaching higher annual growth rates than expected, it has not yet […]
Read more » 17/04/17
Carol Rama, a market revelation
Carol Rama, Bricolage, 1967, vendue 213.480,65 euros chez Christie’s Londres le 07/03/2017Art Market | Italian painter Carol Rama, who passed away in 2015 at the age of 97, has recently captured the international market’s attention. In march 2017, two of the artist’s pieces achieved sales records at Christie’s and Sotheby’s, while her work has […]
Read more » 29/03/17

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Carol Rama, Bricolage, 1967, vendue 213.480,65 euros chez Christie’s Londres le 07/03/2017