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
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Barbara Kruger, Untitled (No puedes vivir sin nosotros / You Can’t Live Without Us), lors de “Hopscotch (Rayuela),” pour Art Basel Cities: Buenos Aires, 2018