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Trends in sight

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

Paris Photo 2018, une ampleur Fine Arts
David Hockney - Focus Moving, 2018Contemporary Art | (Being translated) Depuis son installation au grand Palais, Paris Photo s’attache à développer tous les aspects du médium photographique avec une ampleur et une exigence qui portent aujourd’hui tous leurs fruits. Cette qualité « Fine arts » et […]
Read more » | 27/11/18
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 » | 10/11/18
Quand le marketing de l'événement manipule le marché et l'information
L’oeuvre ‘‘Girl with Balloon‘‘ adjugée 1.185.000 € lors de la vente Sotheby’s Londres du 5 octobre 2018Art Market | (Being translated) Tandis que Christie’s met l’accent sur la « première » œuvre d’intelligence artificielle produite par le collectif Obvious, Sotheby’s sort sa carte « événement garanti » avec une œuvre de Banksy qui apparemment «  […]
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 : les tendances à connaître
Sanja Iveković, REČENICA (The Sentence), 1979Contemporary Art | (Being Translated) Les trois foires majeures qui inaugurent la saison internationale affichent une programmation culturelle qui rejoint un vaste mouvement de réécriture de l’histoire de l’art dans le droit fil des mutations sociétales en […]
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
Luxe, Art, Charité – une synergie si parfaite
Vente aux enchères menée par Alexandre Millon lors de la première édition de recto/verso en 2015Art & Business | (Being translated) En parallèle de leurs activités commerciales, on observe une multiplication des actions philanthropiques associant les marques de luxe à l’art et aux ventes caritatives. Ces actions, ponctuelles ou régulières, répondent à de […]
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
Art Paris Art Fairs 2018: a cartography of cultural scenes
Art Paris Art FairArt Market | The latest Art Paris Art Fair edition encapsulates the global geopolitical and geo-cultural development through a cartography of contemporary artistic scenes. In 2018, the fair has centered around the Swiss scene’s new generation and the rediscovery of […]
Read more » | 15/03/18
Christie’s: the auction market’s leader in 2017
Jussi Pylkkänen durant la vente du Salvator Mundi de Leonardo da Vinci à Christie’s New York en novembre 2017Art Market | After obtaining mixed results in 2016, Christie’s attained total global sales of 6.6 billion dollars in 2017 - a 21% increase in comparison with 2016 (5.4 billion dollars). The year’s sales were driven by important structural changes and exceptional […]
Read more » | 13/02/18
Exposition ’Sous Le Ciel’, Leandro Erlich au Bon Marché Rive GaucheArt & Business | Entertainment or the art of amusement, was born from the consumer society. Nowadays, it is associated with an “egocentric” experience through which emotions lead to the fields of pleasure and desire. Le Bon Marché plays with this concept […]
Read more » | 16/01/18
The online art market, a sector in development
Courtesy of NYPostArt Market | The 5th edition of the Hiscox Online Art Trade Report, which was published by Hiscox in collaboration with ArtTactic, reveals a 2-digit growth in the online sales market, as it did last year. The report is based on the responses of 758 art buyers (up […]
Read more » | 15/01/18
Paris photo: an ecosystem based on inspiration and open to the market
Juana Gomez, Sistema Central, 2015Art Market | The field of photography embraces diverse worlds and markets : from historical and technical photography to documentaries and photo-reportage; also interacting with the fields of fashion, cinema, publishing and art. Twenty years after the pioneering fair […]
Read more » | 29/11/17
Profiling the young generation of Chinese collectors
Grand Opening Celebration at Shanghai K11Art Market | China harbors more than 600 billionaires, every week new economic powers emerge, mainly in Beijing, Hong Kong and Shenzhen. Among them, some young people are standing out by investing in the art market. […]
Read more » | 15/11/17
Prospective trends seen at FIAC 2017
Tomás Saraceno, Stillness in Motion - 35.02, 2017Art Market | Although leading international art fairs are mainly market-oriented, they also convey relevant information on creative trends. As far as the art market is concerned, the International Contemporary Art Fair (FIAC) confirms the concentration of historic […]
Read more » | 25/10/17
Ai Weiwei and his media alter ego
Ai WeiweiArt Market | Since his arrival in Germany in July 2015, artist Ai Weiwei has multiplied his exhibitions and pubIic interventions around the world. For each of his recent projects, the artist has made use of his media alter ego. […]
Read more » | 22/10/17

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