Portraits: The Contemporary Photography Festival (PHIFEST)

By: Gabriela De Marzo From 14 July to 17 July Milan hosts the Contemporary Photography Festival. The festival’s exhibition is dedicated to photographic works by 12 artists who defined “Portraits” through a face, a color, a shape, or a sign. The festival is held in the Navigli, a historic part of Milan. The Navigli comprises two water trails designed by architect and […]

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Meet Pablo Before Picasso

I wish I had the kind of disposable income that allowed me to walk into my favorite galleries and buy the work that I love right off the walls, but let’s get real, that’s just not gonna happen anytime soon. So instead I will rely on the next best (affordable) thing: the internet. Early Work […]

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New In Art: The Accidental Fold

Art curator and former model Saskia de Brauw launches The Accidental Fold at Yvon Lambert Bookshop in Paris. Her art book explores the hidden beauty of lost property, objects dropped or discarded destined to decay and disappear, that have been scanned as archives. A special limited edition of twenty is available on http://www.saskiadebrauw.com

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JEFRË’s ‘Talking Heads’ Questions Corporate Businesses Faceless Workers

JEFRË, born Jefrë Manuel Figueras, has created Talking Heads, a permanent installation featuring six large sculptures in the lobby of SM Prime’s Five Ecom Center Building in Manila, The Philippines. The installation opened in December, 2015.   The six sculptures resemble expressionless human heads. Each head wears a different colored headset. Measuring 6 feet in height and 5 […]

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The ‘Wonderland’ Book By Kristy Mitchell

Upon first inspection the Wonderland book appears to be a beautiful and expensive personal project by photographer Kristy Mitchell.  And it begs the question why someone would place this much time and effort into a project. The highly anticipated limited edition photo book series is over 400 pages with a price range from $90 dollars for […]

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A look Inside The ‘Fairy Tales’ Exhibit In NYC

The Fashion Institute of Technology in New York opens a fresh and wonderful new exhibition called “Story Teller: Fairy Tales Fashion. The show is organized by associate curator Colleen Hill and will spotlight more than 80 objects and garments arranged in a fantastical setting designed by architect Kim Ackert.

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Miami Art Masters Curates A Special Selection For Art Basel

As any art fair regular knows, the mass of traditional booths and dull abstractions of art covered white walls stretching endlessly in all directions, can bring on ennui (if not a bout of jaded disinterest). Three art aficionados and long-time friends decided to do something different at this edition of Art Basel Miami Beach 2015. Benedetta […]

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The Netherlands New Biesbosch Museum Goes Green

The Biesbosch Museum in Werkendam, The Netherlands, is a contemporary art museum dedicated to the documentation of the people and the land in the area. The museum rotates art and photography exhibitions to attract visitors and residents to its cultural events and programs.  Recently the Biesbosch Museum underwent an eight-month renovation project to create a contemporary […]

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Art Basel Miami Beach List of Events

Art Basel Miami Beach looks bigger than ever in 2015, with 267 exhibitors from 32 countries headed to South Beach December 3 through 6 to show off the works of around 4,000 modern and contemporary artists. But the main fair in Miami Beach is just the gravitational center of an ever-spinning universe of satellite fairs, […]

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White Cube Presents ‘Losing the Compass’

  White Cube presents ‘Losing the Compass’, a group exhibition curated by Scott Cameron Weaver and Mathieu Paris at Mason’s Yard in London. This exhibition focuses on the rich symbolism of textiles and their political, social and aesthetic significance through both art and craft practice. Beginning with the metaphorically charged conceptual work of Alighiero e […]

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World’s Leading Artists Exhibit Together In NYC & Paris

New York’s Whitney Museum of Art and the Centre Pompidou in Paris collaborated to present artworks, selected from the noted collection of Thea Westreich Wagner and Ethan Wagner, in celebration of American and European works from the 1960s to the present day. Simply titled, Collected by Thea Westreich Wagner and Ethan Wagner, the exhibition features renowned pieces by, […]

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Ai Weiwei’s ‘Rebar In Gold’ Exhibition Shines A Light On Societal Apathy

World-renowned Chinese artist and activist, Ai Weiwei, partners with Elisabetta Cipriani Gallery in London to showcase his latest work titled “Rebar in Gold.” Rebar in Gold takes root in Ai Weiwei’s investigation into the devastating 2008 Wenchuan earthquake in Sichuan Province, China, which killed approximately 70,000 people. Ai’s concern focused on the distressing number of children who […]

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Basquiat’s ‘Grillo’ Part Of The Louis Vuitton Foundation

The Foundation Louis Vuitton in Paris adds iconic pieces to it’s permanent collection through it’s third exhibition at the newly-inaugurated space, designed by architect Frank Gerhy. Titled ‘Pop & Music/ Sound’, the exhibition examines “popism” on consumer society through artists works like John-Michel Basquiat, Gilbert & George, Andy Warhol, Richard Prince and Philippe Pareno among others. Opened on 3 June […]

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Alina Szapocznikow On Exhibition In New York

The personal is profound, especially in the face of Szapocznikow’s radically deformed figurative sculptures, informed by a childhood steeped in horror within German concentration camps, created in an aesthetic that is strangely voluptuous and tender.

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Art Basel Miami Beach 2015 Film Series Announced

Art Basel in Miami Beach presents artworks from across the globe. Over 250 of the world’s leading galleries participate, drawing over 70,000 visitors each year. The exhibition is broken out by Sectors including Galleries, Public Artworks and Film. This years Film sector is organized in association with David Gryn, Director of Daata Editions, and London’s Artprojx. […]

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Art Basel Miami Beach 2015 Reveals The Artists For Its Public Sector

On December 2 in Miami Beach, Florida, a night of performances and the unveiling of 27 large-scale public artworks will mark the opening of the Art Basel Miami Beach Public sector, curated by Nicholas Baume, director and chief curator of New York’s Public Art Fund. Located just outside the Bass Museum, the outdoor exhibition will feature works from […]

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Hugo Boss’ 2nd Edition Of The Asia Art Award

The Hugo Boss Asia Art Award began in 2013 to honor notable, contemporary art, by emerging Asian artists. This year marks the second edition of the biennale award, and marks a fundamental change to the process.  The brand extended its focus internationally working with an independent panel of directors and curators in Asia chosen for their understanding of cultural contexts and […]

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Beauty In The Brutish: Edgeland | Dnalegde Explores Rural London

‘Edgeland | Dnalegde’ exhibition, curated by Ben Rivers, examines the overlooked fringes of the urban London landscape. Edgeland is a journey of exploration into housing estates built post WWII in London. Most of the sites photographed are perceived as “brutalist”, but in the eyes of the photographer the architecture provides the perfect foundation for light to intercept […]

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Art That Inspired A City: Laura Kimpton’s DREAM Sculpture

A 54-foot long metal sculpture by artist Laura Kimpton was recently unveiled in Arlington, Texas.  Titled “DREAM” the large scale art work is a part of a word series originally shown at the famed Burning Man, an annual event that attracts thousands to the Black Rock desert in Nevada, USA. Each year Burning Man erects a temporary city […]

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Turin’s Artissima Art Fair Launches Its 22nd Edition

Next month Artissima, the International Fair of Contemporary Art in Turin, opens its 22nd edition to the public. Directed for the fourth time by Sarah Cosulich Canarutto, Artissima will feature 207 galleries from 31 countries and is set to award over €50,000 in cash prizes to artists. Held November 6–8, the Artissima International Fair of Contemporary […]

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“In the Light”: Celebrity Portraits & Hollywood Glamour

Famed photographer and filmmaker, Vincent Peters, will exhibit at the prestigious Galerie 206 in Berlin in late November 2015.  The exhibition, a curated capsule collection of images, features 15 celebrity portraits in the theme of old Hollywood. The show will include black and white portraits of fashion and film celebrities such as Charlize Theron, Monica Belluci, John […]

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Anthea Hamilton Lichen! Libido! Chastity!

Lichen! Libido! Chastity! is Hamilton’s first solo exhibition in the United States and in it she explores cultural appropriation. “The show is about responding to the Center’s architecture and the industrial space,” she says. “It was a call and response to the building.”

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