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Trends in sight

Significant trends in Contemporary Art, Art Market, Art & Business are identified and described.

Corporate residencies, towards a "productive" patronage model
Emmanuel Régent, Le naufrage de l’Espérance (La mer de glace), détail, 2019Art & Business | The PACT (e) program, initiated and designed in 2018 by Sandrina Martins, director of the Carreau du Temple, renews the practice of artist residencies hosted by businesses. In 2019, it translated into the first dedicated biennale, formalized an active […]
Read more » | 22/07/19
Venice Biennale and 2019 Basel Fair: variations on the same theme
Tomás Saraceno, Aero(s)cene, 2019Art Market | International biennials, which traditionally define prospective lines of creation and societal evolutions, are becoming increasingly similar to market places. Conversely, the major fairs, whose primary vocation is trading, navigate cultural waves.
In […]

Read more » | 25/06/19
(RED) Auctions - une vente de charité qui attire les puissants du marché
Larry Gagosian, Theaster Gates, Bono, et David Adjaye lors de The (RED) Auction en collaboration avec Sotheby’s et Gagosian au Moore Building le 5 Decembre 2018 à Miami, FlorideArt Market | (Being Translated) Depuis 2008, Sotheby’s organise (RED) Auctions, une série de ventes caritatives destinées à récolter des fonds pour soutenir des programmes de lutte contre le sida en Afrique. Pour chaque édition, une même ligne directrice. Des […]
Read more » | 11/04/19
Art Paris, The tendencies
Esther Ferrer, ‘‘Mains féministes‘‘ #01, série Le livre des mains, 1977Art Market | In line with current societal mutations, Art Paris has sharpened its local-global identity by following a specific process that allows the encounter of international artistic realities within French and European contexts. The 2019 edition deepens the […]
Read more » | 27/03/19
The House of Ruinart tells its story through art
Collaboration Vik Muniz & Ruinart, 2019Art & Business | Ruinart, the first established House of Champagne, invests almost its entire communication budget in art commissions - giving artists carte blanche - and in the patronage of major art fairs. The House’s story-telling is drawn by masters’ hands […]
Read more » | 26/03/19
Forensic Architecture: extension of the field of architecture
The Architecture of Hellfire Romeo: Drone strike in Miranshah, Pakistan, 2012VIRTUAL•TIMEContemporary Art | Forensic Architecture is an atypical research agency founded in 2011 and based at Goldsmiths College in London. Its founder Eyal Weizman explains that the term forensic is to be understood by getting back to the Latin forensis, « what pertains […]
Read more » | 14/02/19
The Sao Paulo Biennial intertwines cultural visions and generations
Vue générale du Pavillon de la 33e Biennale de Sao PauloContemporary Art | Created in 1951, the 33rd Sao Paulo Biennial, the largest one in South-America, went beyond conventional codes by focusing mainly on the work of seven artists-curators. The edition entitled Afinidades Afetivas (Affective affinities), was curated by […]
Read more » | 28/01/19
What is digital drawing ?
David Hockney, untitled 918 & untitled 922, 2011
iPad drawingVIRTUAL•TIMEContemporary Art | « I was amazed that it was the telephone which can bring back drawing. I thought that was very funny ! » notes David Hockney, who took hold of the iphone and then the ipad for drawing almost as early as they appeared (2007 and 2010), and recovered with […]
Read more » | 12/01/19
How dœs an artist work in virtual reality?
Jeff Koons, Phryne avec Acute Art, œuvre en réalité virtuelle•TIMEContemporary Art | The technological transformations specific to virtual reality open the way for the first artistic experiments. Collaborations between artists and specialized service providers are developing, although the cost of production remains very high. From a […]
Read more » | 14/12/18
Paris Photo 2018 embraces the scope of Fine Arts
David Hockney - Focus Moving, 2018Contemporary Art | Since it established itself at the Grand Palais, Paris Photo has focused on developing every aspect of the photographic medium, assuming its extent with exigency. This vision is bearing fruits nowadays, the “Fine arts” quality of the fair seems to […]
Read more » | 27/11/18
When an event’s marketing manipulates the market and information
L’oeuvre ‘‘Girl with Balloon‘‘ adjugée 1.185.000 € lors de la vente Sotheby’s Londres du 5 octobre 2018Art Market | While Christie’s advertised the “first” artificial intelligence artwork produced by the Obvious collective, Sotheby’s presented a “guaranteed event” with the sale of an artwork by Banksy that “self-destroyed in public”. The issue : the […]
Read more » | 31/10/18
How dœs an artist work with artificial intelligence ?
Vera Molnar, Square Structures,1989VIRTUAL•TIMEContemporary Art | As Christie’s auctioned for the first time (October 2018) a painting created using artificial intelligence by a French collective called Obvious, the magic expression is on every mouth. What is art by artificial intelligence?
Art by artificial […]

Read more » | 15/10/18
Frieze, FIAC, Paris Photo: the trends to know
Sanja Iveković, REČENICA (The Sentence), 1979Contemporary Art | The three major fairs inaugurating the international season feature a cultural program that joins a vast movement of rewriting art history in line with societal changes in the West. We offer an overview of these trends. […]
Read more » | 28/09/18
Data Design, making the invisible intelligible
L’application Architecture of RadioVIRTUAL•TIMEContemporary Art | « Data » - today the term refers to any digitally recorded activity, composed of the computer flows generated by everyone on the Internet. This active memory is invisible. For the past twenty years, data design has been working to make data visible, to […]
Read more » | 13/09/18
Luxury, Art, Charity - a perfect synergy
Vente aux enchères menée par Alexandre Millon lors de la première édition de recto/verso en 2015Art & Business | Concomitantly with their commercial activities, there is a multiplication of philanthropic actions associating luxury brands with art and charity sales. These initiatives, whether they be punctual or regular, are part of real strategies. The reasons for […]
Read more » | 09/09/18
Will virtual reality museums transform the experience of the work of art?
Musée virtuel dslcollectionVIRTUAL•TIMEContemporary Art | The recent years have seen the emergence of virtual reality museums. Private collections are pioneers in this field, seeking a presentation mode that responds to the changes in contemporary society by making them accessible to a wider public. These […]
Read more » | 21/08/18
MoMAR: pirating a Museum through augmented reality
MoMARVIRTUAL•TIMEContemporary Art | In March 2018, the Jackson Pollock room in the New York City Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) was hacked; revealing how augmented reality has extended hacking to physical sites. On the website dedicated to this intervention one can read : “Welcome to […]
Read more » | 27/07/18
Expansion of the art press’s scope
Sans titreArt & Business | The French press specialized in art is currently going through a process of reconfiguration. It evolves in response to the globalization and market complexification phenomenons, which lead to a multiplication of stakeholders, an increasing audience for […]
Read more » | 26/06/18
Market outlook: Adrian Ghenie’s case
L’oeuvre Nickelodeon, 2008 d’Adrian Ghenie vendue 8.993.042$ (est. 1.265.022 - 1.897.533$) par Christie’s Londres le 6 octobre 2016Art Market | Berlin-based Romanian artist Adrian Ghenie, has reached an international dimension in only a matter of years. Ghenie belongs to the generation that lived through Romania’s shift from a dictatorship to a freer society in 1989, after Ceausescu’s […]
Read more » | 29/05/18
Market prospective: Eugène Leroy’s case
L’oeuvre ’’Grand nu assis’’, 1978-1980 adjugée par Artcurial pour 74.352€ (est. 50.000 - 70.000€) le 29 janvier 2008Art Market | Born in 1910, Eugène Leroy has been known since the 1970’s for his enigmatic art, which is characterized by the accumulation and solidification of pictorial materials into several layers. After his death in 2000, his work was progressively left behind […]
Read more » | 30/04/18

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L'oeuvre ''Grand nu assis'', 1978-1980 adjugée par Artcurial pour 74.352€ (est. 50.000 - 70.000€) le 29 janvier 2008