Signs of change

Signs of change appearing in global Contemporary art news, the art market, Art & Business.

ATA Atlas: discovering other territories of contemporary art
Capture d’écran de l’Atlas ATA - Site : le 19/04/21Contemporary Art | Thanks to this mapping of visual arts initiatives, the Fraap offers a major tool to identify cultural actors and create collective dynamics on all French territories. […]
Read more » 22/04/21
Les ventes online de Banksy font carton plein
(À gauche) Girl with Balloon - Colour AP (DARK PINK), 2004 vendue 375.000£ (est. 300 - 500.000£)
(À droite) Girl with Balloon, 2004 adjugée 106.250£ (est. 40 – 60.000£)Art Market | (Being Translated) Dans un contexte pandémique, Banksy ne connait pas la crise. En l’espace de sept mois, trois ventes aux enchères online organisées chez Christie’s et Sotheby’s sont exclusivement consacrées à la star du street-art ; les deux […]
Read more » 21/04/20
Mirabaud, a Swiss bank, an "out of the box" sponsorship
Emilie Ding, How High You Can Count, Geneva Lux 2017Art & Business | The patronage of large banks and investment funds is widely spreading through the creation of contemporary art collections, foundations and prizes : Société Générale, Neuflize, HSBC, UBS, Carmignac... The Geneva-based Swiss banking group Mirabaud […]
Read more » 04/11/19
Designers Activists
Kengo Kuma, Bamboo Ring, 2019Contemporary Art | Last Friday, young people across the globe marched to declare Climate Emergency; thousands of colorful banners filled the streets of London. Echoing Greta Thunberg’s speech, this year’s Brompton Design District theme is Nature/Nurture […]
Read more » 27/09/19
Leonardo da Vinci and transgenderism
Atelier de Léonard de Vinci, La Joconde nue (détails)
Chantilly, musée Condé, DE-32Contemporary Art | In the context of Leonardo da Vinci’s 500th birthday, the exhibition La Joconde nue at the Condé de Chantilly Museum presents the public with the emblematic life-size bust portrait of a stripped woman in the same posture as Mona Lisa, sporting the same […]
Read more » 04/07/19
Paradigm shift at Sotheby’s
Patrick DrahiArt Market | Patrick Drahi’s acquisition of Sotheby’s in June 2019 marks a new era in the history of the auction house founded in 1744, in London. In a globalized context, with markets that increasingly respond to geopolitical lines, Sotheby’s joins a […]
Read more » 27/06/19
Damien Hirst: To be or not to be an artist
Damien Hirst avec l’une de ses nouvelles oeuvres ‘‘Veil Paintings‘‘ à la Galerie Gagosian à Beverly HillsArt Market | Damien Hirst’s current strategy contrasts with the one that earned him a reputation for being the “terrible child” of British art when he started out. From being over exposed in the media during the 2000s through a series of memorable appearances […]
Read more » 30/04/19
“Young art critics” organize themselves into a confederation
YACI - Young Art Critic InternationalContemporary Art | The art scene’s globalization, the market’s pressure and the development of the internet, have profoundly marked art criticism and weakened its scope. The “Young art critics” collective, constituted in 2015 and composed of around fifteen members […]
Read more » 25/03/19
Christie’s: new perspectives and uncertainties
Loic GouzerArt Market | After reaching exceptional sales in terms of revenues and volume in the past years, Christie’s entered 2019 amid major internal turmoil. The latest change - and one of the most significant ones - is the resignation of Loic Gouzer announced on December […]
Read more » 25/01/19
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 | Confirmed during the summer of 2016, the partnership between the Swiss fair and the Argentinian capital “Art Basel Cities : Buenos Aires” enters a new phase with the implementation of the first “Cities Week”, which includes a series of events […]
Read more » 06/01/19
Art & Charity - The art market’s favorites mingle with the stars
Leonardo DiCaprio remettant le prix Art & Environment Award 2018 à l’artiste Wayne ThiebaudArt Market | Global awareness of the ongoing environmental crisis engages political, creative and media circles. For several years now, celebrities have used their influence to support the environmental cause through foundations and fundraising campaigns. Among […]
Read more » 29/10/18
Art schools: the Artagon project regenerates the emerging artists’ market
Ann Rotaenko, Real weapon, 2018Contemporary Art | For its fourth edition, Artagon IV pursues its international exploration among art schools. The recently founded organization focuses on the emergence of a young generation of international artists by organizing new spaces to showcase them, becoming an […]
Read more » 22/09/18
Prospective, art in the time of blockchain
Cryptocurrency Art GalleryArt Market | Since its appearance in the aftermath of the subprime crisis, the term “blockchain” has triggered an enthusiastic response on a global scale. Initially considered as the basic infrastructure of bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, today its […]
Read more » 17/09/18
Christie's and Sotheby's 2018 half-year results
La collection de Peggy et David Rockefeller, ‘‘19th and 20th Century Art‘‘ - Vente du soir à New York le 8 mai 2018Art Market | The announcement of Christie’s and Sotheby’s respective results for the first semester 2018 has revealed a strong upward trend : + 35% for Christie’s with a sales volume of $4 billion, + 22% for Sotheby’s with a sales volume of $3.5 billion. Although […]
Read more » 09/09/18
The Rockefeller’s collection under Christie’s gavel: a charity sale breaks the market’s records
La collection de Peggy et David Rockefeller, ‘‘The Art of the Americas‘‘ - Vente du soir à New York le 9 mai 2018Art Market | Partnerships between commercial companies and the non-profit sector as well as actors from the art market have become increasingly common. The constant increase of charity art sales during the last decades reflects a market trend. Peggy and David […]
Read more » 31/07/18
Takashi Murakami / Virgil Abloh: from wearable art to exposable fashion
Vue de l’exposition Murakami & Abloh - ‘‘Technicolor 2‘‘ à la Galerie Gagosian ParisArt & Business | Japanese artist Takashi Murakami and American designer Virgil Abloh have crossed their respective brands’ universes and are exposing the works that have resulted from this collaboration at the Larry Gagosian’s gallery. This “star trio” has […]
Read more » 26/07/18
Togo’s Palais de Lomé, joining the cultural trend
Palais de LoméContemporary Art | In Togo, the Palais de Lomé’s renovation project is part of the broader contemporary art movement currently underway in West Africa. The Palace considers itself a favorable location to promote both a creative and social space, in the hope of […]
Read more » 27/06/18
A cultural revolution: the Fondation Cartier at Shanghai’s Power Station of Art
Exposition Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain, A Beautiful Elsewhere, présentée du 25 avril au 29 juillet 2018 au Power Station of Art, Shanghai, Chine.Contemporary Art | The Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain, one of France’s precursory corporate foundations, is exhibiting in the first Chinese public museum devoted to contemporary art since 2012 : the Power Station of Art (PSA). […]
Read more » 31/05/18
Artdelivery: a start-up approach at the School of Fine Arts in Nantes Saint-Nazaire
Amélie Labourdette, WARNER BROS, Naissance des fantômes/Cold Cases 11 Diptyque, 2010-2012
Tirage photographique sur dibonArt Market | The School of Fine Arts in Nantes has created a new model which intends to make the school’s art circulate while increasing the artists’ visibility. Artdelivery’s service favors the pollination of art through digital platforms, reversing the local […]
Read more » 12/04/18
The Meurice Prize, an award in line with French creation
Hans Ulrich Obrist - Jc de Castelbajac - Franka HoltmannContemporary Art | At the heart of the French artistic eco-system, several actors among auction houses, galleries and fairs - e.g. Art Paris Art Fair- put the spotlight on the “French spirit” by promoting artists that are on the margin of the mainstream market and […]
Read more » 04/04/18
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