X

Real estate and contemporary art have replaced gold as the most popular way for the superrich to physically store wealth, Bloomberg reports. Laurence D. Fink, chairman and CEO of BlackRock, the world’s largest asset manager, said at a conference in Singapore that art and apartments are great asset classes for because they’re both less volatile […]

Read More…

Patriarch Kirill I, the leader of Russia’s Eastern Orthodox Church, has a very particular taste in art. He considers contemporary art a sign of the Apocalypse — just like gay marriage and that Pussy Riot “doing the work of Satan!” At an Orthodox festival on Wednesday, Kirill ranted at length about his specialized notions of aesthetics. The Moscow Times reports: According to the patriarch, art […]

Read More…

The word “curator” gets thrown around casually these days… Fortunately, there’s a”Ask a Curator Day.” On September 19th, the general public is being encouraged to ask the curators of numerous international galleries and museums whatever questions they may have for these experts. 85 Museums in 15 countries signed up for #askacurator so far. This is open to ALL […]

Read More…

Artist Sterling Crispin’s newest project uses a quadcopter surveillance drone, but in a fresh and, perhaps, humanizing way. Crispin has tracked the movements of the small drone based on its responses to his movement. The drones eyes were cameras. Its entire intelligence was completely artificial. Then, after gathering its flight information using a simple motion capture system Crispin utilized a 3D […]

Read More…

Renowned Italain sculptor Maurizio Cattelan announced his retirement from contemporary art immediately following his retrospective at the Guggenheim, but he has hardly slowed down production in any way. In addition to collaborating with Italian photographer Pierpaolo Ferrariis on his publication Toilet Paper, the artist has now designed a bold line of  impressive unisex sweatshirts for Milan-based fashion brand MSGM. These designs, […]

Read More…

British-born Tino Sehgal — the artist behind this year’s much talked about manga-inspired piece at the Frieze Art Fair — just won the prestigious Golden Lion at the Venice Bienniale. The award, essentially the equivalent of an artist receiving an Academy Award, is quite an impressive achievement for an artist who not only prohibits the photography of his work, but sells much of his “constructed situations” based solely on verbal contract, leaving […]

Read More…

Avoiding much of art fair season havoc, some of us may found ourselves at Chelsea Waterside Park when for a few hours on May 10th, the park featured a collection of curious, unique 3D-printed objects, each designed by a group of artists. Concurrently, the objects were offered for sale via the Shapeways website, a service that allows customers to upload […]

Read More…

The artist Tino Sehgal is widely known for his one-time social encounters, producing an artwork that only occupies space and time in the process. These works are often referred to by Seghal as “constructed situations” and are not exactly the type of thing you usually see occupying the booths of art fairs. Yet, this year […]

Read More…

Last week, the tech-minded art gallery 319 Scholes opened “#FUTUREMYTH,” a group exhibition featuring artists who explore contemporary mythology within the confines of the art gallery setting. The works in the show thoughtfully embrace the aesthetic of a technology-driven lifestyle, utilizing a slew of iPads, 3D prints as well as a selection of readymade objects. This type […]

Read More…

Don’t let the title fool you. Brooklyn-based artist Will Kurtz’s upcoming exhibition “Another Shit Show” is an ambitious installation. With his knowledge of anatomy and love of dogs, Kurtz’ expressively depicted… dogs. Each sculptural work is created precisely to scale from a combination of discarded newspapers, scraps of wood, and wire. “Another Shit Show,” Will Kurtz, […]

Read More…

Archive.Php