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Trends in sight

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

The African case, an art market in the making
Njideka Akunyili Crosby, Nwantinti, 2012 | In 1989, not only did the exhibition “Magiciens de la Terre” reverse prejudice but it also predicted an emerging art market. From 2004 to 2007, Africa remix, an itinerant exhibition led by curator Simon Njami, presented the continent’s plurality as […]
Read more » | 31/01/17
The birth of a Contemporary African art market
Chéri Samba, La Destruction du monde par l'hommeContemporary Art | In 1989, Les Magiciens de la terre was presented at the Grandes Halles de la Villette and the Centre Pompidou, triggering a strong polemic in the art world; it was the first time an exhibition welcomed unknown artists from all continents while trying to […]
Read more » | 14/12/16
Urban hacking, when art reveals the city
Mark JenkinsContemporary Art | From counter-power to counter-culture; when the notion of “hacking” is transposed to the city’s public space, the streets become a field of experimentation and potentialities. From an artistic perspective, urban hacking interventions consist of […]
Read more » | 26/11/16
The Gutai movement, through the global market’s perspective
Vue de l'exposition  | In December 1954, in a country still shaken by the trauma of the Second World War, Jiro Yoshihara (1905-1972) founded the Gutai movement around a gathering of roughly fifteen young artists. The movement’s longevity and its members’ plastic proposals […]
Read more » | 12/11/16
Artviatic, online art broker
Portrait Antoine Van de Beuque | The expansion of the online market in the last three years is testament to a profound change in purchasing mindsets and behaviors. The principal online distribution channels are through auctions and the first market sites. The Artviatic website sets […]
Read more » | 27/10/16
FIAC 2016 ramps up its cultural influence
ON THE UP ON THE ABOVE UP ON THE BELOW UP , 2016
Présenté par Marian Goodman Gallery, Paris, New-York & Alfonso Artiaco, Naples. Courtesy of the artist, Marian Goodman Gallery & Alfonso ArtiacoContemporary Art | Under the impetus of director Jennifer Flay, the 2016 FIAC is increasing its cultural influence in Paris through engaging with major contemporary trends, bringing together the marketplace and a “biennial spirit” - creating a space for reflecting on […]
Read more » | 29/09/16
The Switch House twists world cultures
Switch HouseContemporary Art | An old brick power station renovated and redesigned by Herzog & De Meuron on a modest budget, the 2000 opening of Tate Modern was part of a wider political campaign to rehabilitate London’s southern districts. Conceived by the same Bale-based firm on a […]
Read more » | 05/09/16
Ai Weiwei, costly artist-activist
Ai Weiwei | Influential art world figure Ai Weiwei has maintained an ecosystem built around both his artist and media alter-ego identities for years. A study of his works put up for auction between 2006 and 2016 reveals his market value is intimately linked to the […]
Read more » | 15/07/16
Art Basel 2016, market performance results
Art Basel 2016 | Despite 2015’s art market slow-down and a disappointing first semester for London and New York auctions, Art Basel turned its nose up at the current context and once again confirmed its position as world leader. Highly international, the 47th edition […]
Read more » | 28/06/16
Hirst after Hirst
Damien Hirst devant l'une de ses Spot Paintings | For a period of time the most expensive artist on the market, the last several years have seen a decline in YBA leader Damien Hirst’s prices while the number of unsold works in auction has risen. A study dividing the 422 Sotheby’s New York, Hong Kong […]
Read more » | 03/06/16
The online market: a double-digit growth
Artsy sur macbook, iPad et iPhone | Published every year by Hiscox in collaboration with ArtTactic, the Online Art Market Report is one of the most in-depth studies of the online art market. The 2016 edition confirms the sector’s two-figure growth in 2015 and evaluates the legitimacy of […]
Read more » | 25/05/16
The esthetics of excrement
Paul McCarthy, Complex Pile, 2007Contemporary Art | When the artist sticks his nose in poop, he shows us what we don’t want to see, what our body and mind evacuate at least once a day : a humid, hot, odoriferous mass, with a chromatic range spanning yellow to dark brown, reddish to greenish, and of […]
Read more » | 17/05/16
Drawing now, sketching up a brand
Bâche Richelieu - B. Collet - 07.04.2015 | The challenge for a contemporary art fair is to take an event and turn it into a brand, to create continuity, build a network and wield influence within the fair ecosystem. […]
Read more » | 12/05/16
ToiletPaper: from magazine to show-window
Vue de l’exposition Pop-Up SELETTI WEARS TOILETPAPER RUGS COLLECTION, Maurizio Cattelan & Pierpaolo Ferrari à la Galerie Perrotin, ParisArt & Business | The original picture-based publication created by Maurizio Cattelan and Pierpaolo Ferrari in 2010 continues its move toward a mass audience, exploring new formats and proliferating collaborations. […]
Read more » | 25/04/16
Independent Art Fair, an alternative model
View of Independent NYC 2015 | Created in 2010, the Independent Art Fair has spread its alternative take on the standard global art fair from New York to Brussels. Conceived as a hybrid, the fair is as much a space for negotiating as exhibiting. Shirking established codes, the fair […]
Read more » | 15/04/16
Art Basel Cities, from global to local
Sans titre | Art Basel announces the creation and development of a new project, Art Basel Cities, offering its expertise to world cities seeking to put in place internationally relevant art events. Through advising and franchising, the brand leader Art Basel invests […]
Read more » | 14/04/16
Art Cologne, 50th anniversary of the world’s first contemporary art fair
Art Cologne | Excluded from the pool of top tier art fairs in the 2000’s when a highly competitive market emerged, Art Cologne brilliantly continues a process of re-internationalization begun in 2009 by director Daniel Hug. This effective strategy coupled with […]
Read more » | 12/04/16
Korean movement Dansaekhwa recognized on the international market
Park Seo-Bo, Ecriture No.2-80-81 adjugée en novembre 2015 pour $838,633 par Seoul Auction Hong Kong
© Représentants légaux, assignés ou autres | Historical Korean artists engaged in the Dansaekhwa movement – Korean monochrome painting – have only recently provoked the interest of the international market. The result is an explosion in auction prices, the involvement of influential galleries […]
Read more » | 24/03/16
Art Paris Art Fair, the world-fair
Art Paris Art Fair 2016Contemporary Art | Art Paris Art Fair #2016 concludes its cycle honoring Greater Asia with a focus on South Korea. For its 18th year, eight South Korean galleries have been invited to the Grand Palais to enter into a dialogue with twenty or so other represented nations. […]
Read more » | 02/03/16
Adrian Cheng’s Museum Retail Art Malls
Vue de l’installation Love.Sweet. Life de Choi Jeong Hwa à K11 Hong KongArt & Business | Young Chinese entrepreneur, Harvard graduate and former UBS and Goldman Sachs’s executive Adrian Cheng is developing K11, a brand of lifestyle malls in China that include art spaces. He calls his concept the Museum Retail Art Mall and it aims to bring […]
Read more » | 21/02/16
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