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French Cultural Institutions at the Heart of Globalisation
France’s international art market Based in Paris, Art Media Agency has the privilleged position of being close to some of the city’s most prominent and exciting museums and galleries. It is the posters for these institutions which line the walls of the metro on our way to work, and we are constantly reminded of the city’s diverse and continually evolving art scene. Yet our work focuses on the art world as a very international entity - an outlook which galleries and collectors are increasingly beginning to echo. It is not out of the ordinary for collectors nowadays to travel across the world to galleries and auction houses, and the development of online bidding allows buyers to participate in auctions taking place in countries hundreds of miles away from their own.
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AMA Newsletter 114 2
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French Cultural Institutions at the Heart of Globalisation
A recent explosion in the number of annual art fairs further encourages gallerists, collectors and art enthusiasts to look beyond the art of their home towns. Partnerships between galleries based in different countries contribute to a rich culture of artistic exchange - particularly significant for developing arts scenes such as those in the Middle East, or in rapidly expanding markets such as that in China. So, whilst the notion of a ‘local’ arts scene continues to exist, it is both valuable and enriching for those interested in art to have a more global outlook. Art Media Agency looked at its local galleries, considering the French institutions who move away from their home to take exhibitions across the world. Exporting the gallery, or French galleries go on holiday too As Parisians leave the city to escape August’s overpowering heatwave (la canicule), it seems many of them follow in the footsteps of the city’s art institutions, which are gradually moving from Paris to destinations across the world. Considered to be one of France’s top galleries specialising in contemporary art, Emmanuel Perrotin has two spaces in central Paris, located in the city’s Marais district, and on Rue Louise-Weiss, now considered to be one of the city’s most prominent centres for contemporary art. The art dealer has always had an entrepreneurial spirit, having opened his first gallery at the age of 18 - which he ran from his own apartment. He was also one of the first gallerists in France to tap into the Asian market, opening a space on Hong Kong’s Connaught Road in 2012. Perrotin’s expansion across the world is reflected in the global nature of the artists he represents; the gallerist currently counts MR. (Japan), Bharti Kher (India) and Takashi Murakami (Japan), amongst the 35 artists attached to his gallery. Perrotin has worked with Murakami since the beginning of his career, being the first to show the artist’s works outside Japan in 1994, when he featured pieces by Murakami at New York’s Gramercy International Art Fair. Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin continued its expansion this year, opening its first space in New York at 909 Madison Avenue. Commenting on the decision to expand in an article in Bloomberg, Perrotin stated “New York remains the capital of the art market, and it is key that we are a part of it”. The new gallery adds 4,300 square feet to Perrotin’s existing exhibition space, and is held by the gallerist under a ten-year lease. The space is to be shared with Dominique Levy, a founding partner of New York’s L&M Arts who is to open her own gallery, specialising in post-war and contemporary art. Yet Emmanuel Perrotin is by no means the first gallerist to open branches outside of his French home. Representing an international selection of renowned contemporary artists - which has included Fiona Rei and Lorna Simpson (currently exhibiting at Paris’s Jeu de Paume gallery), Galerie Nathalie Obadia is one of several French galleries which has locations in both Paris and nearby Belgium - a trend predominantly facilitated by the country’s shared language. When it opened in 1993, Paris’s Galerie Nathalie Obadia sought to represent works by a new generation of young French artists, representing Carole Benzaken, Pascal Pinaud, Roland Flexner and Shirley Jaffe. Nathalie Obadia opened its Belgian branch in Brussels in 2008, aiming to use this centre to encourage a link between two of Europe’s major centres for contemporary art. A forthcoming exhibition in Brussels is to feature work by Belgian artist Joris Van de Moortel. Other galleries in France’s capital have followed Perrotin’s approach, moving beyond European cities to open branches in China and the United States.
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AMA Newsletter 114 3
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French Cultural Institutions at the Heart of Globalisation
Paris’s Galerie Pierre M.Dumonteil has been established for around 25 years, and has branches both in the French capital, in Shanghai and in New York. Predominantly representing western artists, the gallery specialises in figurative sculptures from the 20th century, and also focuses on works by artists who focus on the theme of Colonialism. International exchanges on home ground Whilst some of France’s galleries work to establish institutions further afield, others use their base in the city as a window onto the world, focusing on the work of a specific country and specialising in exhibitions dedicated to artists from that region. Art Media Agency interviewed Anthony Phuong last week, whose gallery in Ivry-sur-Seine, on the outskirts of Paris, seeks to bring works by contemporary Chinese artists to a new audience in France. For A2Z, this decision is based on the belief that both artists and the gallery itself can be enriched by a culture of active exchange and discussion. The Phuongs encourage their Chinese and Western artists to meet and discuss their approaches to production, and are focused on creating a dialogue between France and China. A2Z Art also collaborates with art galleries and cultural institutions in China, such as Shanghai’s Zendai Art Museum (China) and the Chengdu’s Blueroof Art Museum. Occupying a more ostentatious position in Paris’s contemporary art gallery scene, Chine Nouvelle the Chinese agency created in 1931 - opened a space measuring 400 square metres in one of the capital’s most prized real estate centres. The gallery aims to act as a ‘platform for cultural exchanges between France and China’, with the institution’s CEO describing Paris as the ‘cultural centre for Europe’ on the occassion of the gallery’s inauguration on 13 June 2013. Situated on the expensive Rue du Faubourg-Saint-Honoré, Chine Nouvelle visibly demonstrates the current success of the Chinese market, at a time when Western institutions of a similar nature are struggling. Speaking in an interview in Le Monde, director Wang Chaowen stated that “Chine Nouvelle is booming thanks to the Chinese market.” The most successful- and unique -French arts exports Some of France’s cultural institutions, however, have escaped the challenges of a struggling Western market, finding Chine Nouvelle’s ‘booming’ success in spite of the toxic effects of a lingering financial crisis. Perhaps one of the most successful commercial artistic exports of the past decade, Carré d’Artistes - which first opened in Aix-en-Provence in 2001- boasts a selection of ten galleries based in France and across the world, and represents around 500 international artists. Carré d’Artistes breaks from the traditional art gallery model, boldly presenting its work with the assured maxim that ‘art is essential to human existence’. The organisation aims to make art accessible to all - regardless of salary or expertise - aiming to ‘democratise contemporary art by breaking away from the traditional codes of the art market’. It’s represented artists are considered equally. New art works are added to branches of Carré d’Artistes every fortnight, and ranging from £59 to £298. The organisation’s website continues this theme of accessibility, offering users the chance to ‘shop online’- an activity which has become commonplace when purchasing clothes, books or music, but which is still tentatively developing in the art world. Another organisation which has seen simlilarly explosive success is Opera Gallery, which first opened in Paris in 1994. Founded by Gilles Dyan, Opera now has eleven spaces situated across the world, in Paris, London, Geneva, Monaco, New York, Miami, Singapore, Venice, Hong Kong, Seoul and Dubai.
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providing ‘a high level of service to understandably demanding artists’. Camilla D’Errico and Sylvain Tremblay. evaluate. Major French exports still to come Yet one of France’s most significant exports is still to come. A statement by founder Gilles Dyan states that the gallery aims to offer artworks of ‘exceedingly high quality’.000 square metres (260. its outlook and spread have become global. which is a dynamic force in the contemporary world’.ambitiously .acting as a microcosm for art movements.with art collectors frequently following close behind. and hopes . The museum is to hold a diverser and internationally-minded collection of major works. including a new branch of the Guggenheim . the Louvre Abu Dhabi is to be located in Abu Dhabi. The gallery has been responsible for finding a number of talented artists in Europe. signed by French Cultural Minister Renaud Donnedieu de Vabres and Sheik Sultan bin Tahnoon Al Nahyan. and Abu Dhabi. the museum hopes to be a ‘universal museum in the Arab world’. Dali. I’m on re ! This document is for the exclusive use of Art Media Agency’s clients.000 sq ft).to ‘represent all regions. Warhol and Chagall. which has become a major centre for international business . acknowledging Abu Dhabi as a ‘crossroad for civilisations’. Designed by French architect Jean Nouvel. David Mach.the Louvre Abu dhabi is to measure approximately 24. UAE. The institution represents the ongoing development of cultural exchange in the region. periods. alongside pieces by emerging artists such as Lori Earley. Planned to be located on the Saadiyat Island Complex .AMA Newsletter 114 4 8 august 2013 French Cultural Institutions at the Heart of Globalisation Opera Gallery exhibits works by both renowned and emerging artists. the greatest museums located in Paris. expected to open in 2015. Veering away from the more rapid purchase culture encouraged by Carré d’Artistes. Asia and America. Braque. A press release on the institution’s website points towards a ‘global vision’. but to create a global artistic vision . the Louvre Abu Dhabi is not seeking to transplant a selection of French artists.artmediaagency. do not distribute. practises and traditions from across the world. Opera Gallery ‘will assess quality and authenticity. www. Though the organisation began in Paris. establishing a ‘long and solid relationship between the Musée du Louvre. care for. including contemporary art and the narrative of art history’. fine arts and decorative arts. exhibiting pieces by established artists including Picasso. and forms part of a thirty-year agreement between the city of Abu Dhabi and the French government. principally for the benefit of the collector’. including archaeology. with construction costs said to be estimated between €38 and €108 million. This latest French export offers an interesting proposal for ‘exported’ galleries and museums. exhibit. buy and sell art. The Louvre Abu Dhabi remains separate from its equivalent in Paris.com .which is to house three other cultural institutions. though the two are linked through a thirty-year branding and training agreement. launching the careers of a new generation of contemporary artists.
we developed our client network and were able to open a second space. It opened doors for us in China. as well as Russia and the rest of Europe. we primarily hope to promote Western – and particularly French – artists internationally. Today. the project’s become a success. The first time we participated in a fair in Shanghai – which was about nine years ago – we noticed that continental China was not an ideal place to develop international fairs. We opened another gallery in New York in November 2012. as well as the rest of Asia. led to Galerie Dumonteil achieving global access. and we were able to make it autonomous. although it is a country whose art we are deeply passionate about. So it all turned out to be a real success? Our gallery in China is truly a great success. hoping to continue the work we first started in France. including the Middle-East and the United States. love of adventure. and the Fine Art Fair in Hong Kong in October. do not distribute. and predominantly working with those who produce sculptures. Our presence allowed us to establish a client network pretty much everywhere in the world. This document is for the exclusive use of Art Media Agency’s clients. promoting French artists in both Shanghai and New York. as we’re a gallery which predominately presents sculptures. and opened our first Chinese gallery in 2005. who shared the secrets of his success. we attend only two fairs a year: in November. and intuitive approach to art. which takes place at the end of March. who died this summer following a long battle with illness. The couple’s passion. What motivated you to open your gallery in China? The opening of our Shanghai gallery comes after several years of participating in art fairs. For Chinese clientele. My wife and I approached our work with an adventurous and enterprising spirit. We established an independent gallery. the logisitical details were also complex. apart from our gallery activities. participating in about nine per year. launching the careers of both figurative artists and artists whose works represent wildlife. the Art Fair of Beijing in May. Art Media Agency spoke to Pierre Dumonteil. We participate in three fairs in Asia: the Contemporary Art Fair in Shanghai in November. Nowadays. while our new space in Sinan Mansions is located in one of the most developed areas of Shanghai. we decided against opening locations in the most expensive districts in case this inhibited the durability of our activities. When we first started our activities. We have also opened a second gallery in Shanghai. a global ambassador for French creation: interview with Pierre Dumonteil Of all the French galleries to open abroad. Today. our gallery in China is autonomous. having participated in around four New York fairs each year over a twenty-year period. our first gallery in Jumen Lu is more like a show-room and office. www.AMA Newsletter 114 5 8 august 2013 Interview… Galerie Dumonteil. In fact. When we only participated in fairs. Could you explain how your gallery has developed over the years? We opened our Parisian gallery in 1982. we participate in an event organised in partnership with the National Union of Antique Dealers. we started looking for a place before even knowing how we would operate a gallery there. we had already begun to exhibit our works at the Art & Antiques fair in Armory. The gallery was opened by Pierre and Dothi Dumonteil.artmediaagency. which we did for about 25 years. having already solidly established ourselves in the city. fairs are too temporary – people in the country want to build lasting relationships. as well as the Armory Contemporary in Piers. Eight years later. the Dumonteil gallery has been one of the most successful. It’s allowed us to have a project in the region which is lasting and developed – it’s wholly different from simply participating in fairs. Before the end of one particular fair. After a few years.com Pierre and Doti Dumonteil photo credit: Dumonteil Gallery .
Another important point is – the adventurous side of our work is very exciting! I started this adventure with my wife over thirty years ago. as well as for sales and transportation. and we make sure that all of our artists sign a contract of exclusivity with us. to maintain this promotional spirit. emerging artists. we need this adrenaline. It’s one of our most prized spaces – a really magnificent gallery. Our relationships with our artists are incredibly strong. when you’re a gallery specialising in sculpture and you start to work with original editions produced by contemporary artists. From their point of view. Just like people who work in theatre. and Pad in Paris. and allow us to establish true. Anyone representing artists must not confine them to a discrete and modest success. there’s an obligation to spread their works. Her assistance was very crucial to the success of our ventures. It’s like a virus. Our gallery is located in Park Avenue. I believe that my fellow French gallerists don’t have the physical or moral drive. We are privileged to have good relationships with our artists. We’ve also stopped participating in the Biennale. we have become accustomed to travelling across the world. with a height of four metres. that this is generally one of the weaknesses with French galleries. I find. Increasing the number of fairs we participate in has increased the number of fairs we take part in: Asia’s autonomy will soon allow us to participate in four fairs in Asia. At the moment. This gives us a certain peace of mind with regard to both the material and human investment we make in our artists. as well as one in Miami. do not distribute. in the heart of New York. Many of them simply don’t have the bilingualism which is absolutely necessary for this activity. Is your decision to open galleries abroad based more on your taste for adventure or economics? Our decision is predominantly based on moral obligation. having hosted exhibitions there for the past 25 years. at numbers 57 and 58. measuring around 140 sqm.AMA Newsletter 114 6 8 august 2013 Interview… Galerie Dumonteil. they can count on a partner who takes care of all of their expenses. we’re actually one of the more underrepresented galleries since we only take part in Masterpiece in London. In terms of our participation in these types of fairs.through luck and determination we were able to find an exceptional space. both for studio space and materials. www. which is held by the National Union of Antique Dealers in February. as well as artists who have gained international renown. long-lasting friendships – our gallery has become a big family.com . Though our galleries are ideal forums in which to promote our artists and new works. Grand Ours Brun Guyot photo credit: Dumonteil Gallery This document is for the exclusive use of Art Media Agency’s clients. We work in the same way there. and the self-sufficieny of our New York gallery has allowed us to become involved in more fairs there. using the space to promote both our young. in fact. which does result in some problems regarding the matter of editions – this is something we work on a lot. while she was working as a model for Yves Saint Laurent -but she had the same love for art as me. The French market can be easily saturated with a dozen artists producing three to four works per year. we already participate in two fairs in New York.artmediaagency. or the means – or they don’t give the means necessary – to promote artists outside of France. It is most likely we will participate in a fourth fair in the United States very soon. to help them conquer the art market. Without intending to cause offence to anyone. So your presence in three of the art world’s major market centres hasn’t forced you to stop participating in fairs? Of course not. a global ambassador for French creation: interview with Pierre Dumonteil You’re also present in New York now? Yes . Apart from that. even if they would be satisfied with doing so. in 1982. far beyond our initial expectations. Most of them are sculptors.
with our children deciding to join us. www. our way of operating is so personal that I cannot help but fully involve myself in our activities. Today. but our global policy. This document is for the exclusive use of Art Media Agency’s clients. It’s in this way that lasting relationships start – something which requires a lot of investment. What is the position of French galleries in the global art market? Scandalously insufficient. As with most galleries and because of our choice of artists. If that were the case. a global ambassador for French creation: interview with Pierre Dumonteil It was a great adventure that became a family business. which does not allow them to pay off their stock and prevents them from gathering new stocks. is under my sole direction. We delegate some projects to some of our local staff. Is settling abroad absolutely necessary when promoting emerging artists? Absolutely! Today. I respect both.I do all of this in agreement with their beneficiaries. or be overly concerned by our physical presence. there’s a very intimate relationship between our artists. in terms of supervision and management. and my daughter Roxane will take on France and Asia. our only concern would be our profit margin.com . for several reasons. and who seek to create an exclusive relationship with their œuvre. but I want to continue promoting our image and personal taste. and considering the fact that we started this adventure together. in her memory. Yesterday we were two. and they follow your advice. But today. I find it more appealing and interesting to work with artists who speak to me personally. As my wife died fifteen days ago. gallerist who defend an artist’s entire estate. but they lack the desire for adventure. the cost of storing works prevents lots of galleries from succeeding and they do not have enough means to develop their promotional methods. There’s very little – or not much – money available. French galleries only very rarely achieve the necessary level of funds to participate in the art market at an international level. working with editions allows us to be very flexible. whether the artist be living or dead. the link created is significantly stronger than if you had just sold them something whose value had already largely been confirmed via the history of art. I have noticed that there are two categories of gallerists. My son Dorian is in New York. How do you manage your three galleries? First of all. a fact which seems paradoxical. As soon as you propose your personal choice to clients. In order to go abroad. But in our case. since we have the opportunity to renew our stocks more easily. we three have decided to pursue it as far as we can. promoting the work of artists who people have begun to forget. we work with artists who are better known abroad than in France. but which is thanks to our presence at fairs across the world for over 25 years. Their simultaneous strength and weakness is their autonomy.artmediaagency. do not distribute. If we were a gallery belonging to the “second market” and that we were in charge of selling works by artists from this second market. but I identify with only one – that would be. with Ms Yuxin Zheng in Shanghai and Mr Frank Laverdin in New York.AMA Newsletter 114 7 8 august 2013 Interview… Galerie Dumonteil. As far as we are concerned. which is truly a wonderful place. we have to create lasting relationships with our artists. we would not need to develop any permanent spaces abroad. and today I am alone. we have a very competent and efficient staff. as well as our regular work. and I also put a lot of energy into artists who have fallen out of favour. the gallery and collectors. There is also the important issue of French galleries’ accountability. Front of the French Gallery photo crédit: Dumonteil Gallery Then there is this national mentality which means that the French are quick to be satisfied with the fact that they are based in Paris.
It’s also a magnificent way of attracting art lovers the world over to artistic production in French speaking countries. a global ambassador for French creation: interview with Pierre Dumonteil Unfortunately. How do you see things evolving? In general. both in terms of the way we engage with individuals and with regard to our relationship with government support. among the best-known French artists on the international scene. both in terms of the development of our market and the fame of our artists. We have to consider the promotion of our culture as a means of lasting development. We are certainly the country with the least presence on the international market.. but we don’t change our own activities so that we can have a more international presence. as well as a positive form of cultural “imperialism. There are lots of reasons for that. we are only a few French galleries to make this effort.AMA Newsletter 114 8 8 august 2013 Interview… Galerie Dumonteil. as well as administrative departments.artmediaagency. I think that politicians are becoming more aware of the situation. Leopard on Red-Orange Koller photo credit : Dumonteil Gallery This document is for the exclusive use of Art Media Agency’s clients. it is very different for individual companies in my opinion. These means don’t necessarily include grants. www. an attraction which often begins to evolve from the moment people discover our works. but the main reason is that we do not export our artists sufficiently.com . Today. Although it is necessary to give grants for public projects.” We complain a lot about the cultural imperialism of others. but external factors such as the economic crisis and exchange rates could affect this. There are certainly means which French gallerists could use to better equip themselves to conquer the world. do not distribute. Developing both the material and cultural presence which French culture has at an internationally level would no doubt help us to fight against weakness arising from our geopolitical or economic status. it is hard to mention many more artists. besides Pierre Soulages. I think that we are beginning to go in the right direction.
He afterwards attended the Fine Arts schools of Fribourg-en-Brisgau and Karlsruhe. décors and costumes referring to passages from the Old Testament. with a work paying tribute to notable poets such as Paul Celan and Ingeborg Bachmann. photography. Anselm Kiefer received the prestigious Praemium Imperial Prize in Tokyo in 1999. His work includes painting. including a mise en scène. with the same emphasis as Germanism. dirt. www. he studied law. languages and literature. then moved to Paris in 2007. he settled in France in 1993 to work in Barjac. In October 2007. on the history of his country. His works are part of the collections of the world’s largest museums. Before devoting himself to art. and does not hesitate to portray the trauma of the Second World War. Anselm Kiefer is also fascinated by Judaism and has explored the theme of kabbalism in all of his works.AMA Newsletter 105 9 8 August 2013 Anselm Kiefer… Anselm Kiefer was born in 1945 in Donaueschingen. Art Analytics Evolution of the number of exhibition per type Evolution of the number of exhibition per type of venue 60 40 20 0 1977 1979 1981 1983 1985 1987 1989 1991 1993 1995 1997 1999 2001 2003 2005 2007 2009 2011 group shows solo shows 60 40 20 0 1977 1979 1981 1983 1985 1987 1989 1991 1993 1995 1997 1999 2001 2003 2005 2007 2009 2011 gallery museum biennials others This document is for the exclusive use of Art Media Agency’s clients. two sculptures) were added to the collections of the Louvre.com . As he is influenced by the Beuys. the institution called upon Kiefer to create a musical show with the recital Am Anfang. Anselm Kiefer centres his work on the past. including sand. how should an artist belonging to the German tradition portray himself? This reflective work on identity was broadened by a spiritual quest regarding the great myths of mystical kabbalism. Anselm Kiefer inaugurated the Monumenta programme of the Grand Palais in Paris in 2007. including Céline. an esoteric Jewish tradition that is presented as the ‘’Oral and Secret Law’’ of YHWH (God) given to Moses on Mont Sinai. he adds all sorts of materials to his canvases. three of them (Athanor. along with the ‘’Written and Public Law’’ (Torah).artmediaagency. do not distribute. Germany. on the occasion of the 20th anniversary celebrations of the Opéra Bastille. hair and saliva. in the French region of Gard. In 2009. After working in Buchen. and he was chosen as the laureate of the Peace Prize of the German Book Trade for the year 2008. Danaë and Hortusconclusus. namely the Holocaust. chalk. His work is based on a crucial question: after the Holocaust. an 8-metre painting. books and sculptures.
Italy (46). gaining the admiration of the public and artistic institutions. do not distribute. www. and France. his works have been displayed the most often alongside Gerhard Richter. the MoMA .000 500 0 1981 1983 1985 1987 1989 1991 1993 1995 1997 1999 2001 2003 2005 2007 2009 2011 Top publications Repartition of the number of articles by langage The New York Times Corriere della Sera Süddeutsche Zeitung 0 323 271 250 420 7% 10% 12% 29% 38% 500 German French English Spanish Italian others This document is for the exclusive use of Art Media Agency’s clients. Art Analytics Repartition per type of exhibition Repartition per type of venue Repartition per country 19% 2% 26% 37% 28% 81% 69% 7% 8% 20% group shows solo shows gallery events museum others Germany Italy others United States United Kingdom Evolution of the number of articles published on Anselm Kiefer 1. Among the venues that hosted exhibitions on his work the most often are the Anthony d’Offay Gallery (United Kingdom). he has been benefiting from about forty exhibitions per year since the beginning of the 2000s. Anselm Kiefer’s works have been exhibited most regularly in the United States. Joseph Beuys. and White Cube (United Kingdom). his work became popular only in the 2000s.Museum of Modern Art (United States). Georg Baselitz. followed by his homeland Germany (110). with 153 events. Andy Warhol and Sigmar Polke.artmediaagency. In fact.com . the Neue National Galerie (Germany).AMA Newsletter 105 10 8 August 2013 Anselm Kiefer… Although he started producing works in the 1960s. the United Kingdom (38). Moreover. the Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac in Salzburg (Austria).
The artist’s sculptures are sold for $280. with an average price exceeding $235.960 hammer price. While the number of lots offered on sale has been regularly increasing for the past fifteen years.000 and his drawings for about $55.com . his photographs for more than $70.000 hammer price.AMA Newsletter 105 11 8 August 2013 Anselm Kiefer… At auction houses.000. both in terms of price and sale rate.artmediaagency. In November 2012. but this time in New York for $3. Anselm Kiefer has been benefiting from a significant growth for the past five years. www.6m hammer price. Among the works that fetched the most substantial amounts.100. do not distribute.000. In addition.152. they are sold for an average price of $220. the artist’s record was set in February 2007 at Christie’s London.000 on average. all of his mediums have been marked with great success. Anselm Kiefer’s works have amounted to a total turnover of almost $90m. Art Analytics Evolution of the numberof lots Evolution of the revenue Evolution of the averagevalue of lots 60 30 0 1986 1988 1990 1992 1994 1996 1998 2000 2002 2004 2006 2008 2010 2012 $20m $10m $0m 1986 1988 1990 1992 1994 1996 1998 2000 2002 2004 2006 2008 2010 2012 $500k $250k $0k 1986 1988 1990 1992 1994 1996 1998 2000 2002 2004 2006 2008 2010 2012 This document is for the exclusive use of Art Media Agency’s clients. followed by the painting DemUnbekanntenMaler (To the Unknown Painter) (1983). which was purchased in May 2011 at Christie’s as well.000. with the painting LasstTausendblumenblühen! (1999) being sold for $3. the sculpture Eisen-Steig (1986) fetched $1. While his paintings represent 70% of the lots that were offered and 85% of the turnover achieved during public sales.
while his creations have been offered in various countries. and Phillips to a lesser extent. As for the regions where his works have been sold. accounting for a great part of his turnover (83%). Sotheby’s and Christie’s. as well as paintings and sculptures.com . multiples. with the sale of 76% of his lots offered at auction houses. his creativity has allowed him to present drawings.AMA Newsletter 105 12 8 August 2013 Anselm Kiefer… Illustrated by the success of all of Anselm Kiefer’s mediums. The relatively high price of Anselm Kiefer’s works have allowed sales to be organised at the British and American auction houses that have been dominating the market. the United States and the United Kingdom have conducted more than ¾ of his auctions.artmediaagency. Concerning the unsold rate for the works of the artist who has settled in France. it is within the usual average of contemporary artists. www. Art Analytics Repartition per medium of the numberof lots presented as well as revenue Repartition per country of the number of lots presented as well as revenue 6% 15% 5% 4% 8% 12% 10% 43% 47% 85% 34% 6% 46% 70% Painting Sculpture Drawing Multiples Photography United States Germany United Kingdom others 24% 23% 41% 5% 76% 10% 6% 46% 38% 31% sold unsold Sotheby’s Christie’s Phillips others Unsold ratio Repartition per auction house of the number of lots presented at auction as well as revenue This document is for the exclusive use of Art Media Agency’s clients. do not distribute.
on the occasion of an exhibition centred on German post-war art. Gerhard Richter. on the occasion of the exhibition titled ‘’Gegenlicht.artmediaagency.com This document is for the exclusive use of Art Media Agency’s clients.’’ The works of Joseph Beuys. and Candida Höfer are currently exhibited alongside those of Anselm Kiefer at the American museum. Georg Baselitz. Number of presented lots and revenue per creation year 60 $10m 30 $5m 0 1965 1969 1973 1976 1979 lots 1982 1985 1988 1991 1995 1998 2001 2004 2007 $0m turnover Until 19 January 2014. Max Pechstein. Georg Baselitz. Anselm Kiefer’s works are presented alongside those of artists such as Otto Dix. the creations that he produced throughout the past forty years are equally sought after at auction houses. at the Saint Louis Art Museum. Martin Kippenberger. Erich Heckel. The German artist’s works are also presented at another venue. do not distribute. Auction results from Artprice. German Art from the George Economou Collection. George Grosz. For this occasion. although no period of creation has been more valued by buyers. Christian Schad . In fact.AMA Newsletter 105 13 8 August 2013 Anselm Kiefer… 100% 75% 50% 25% 0% 1986 1988 1990 1992 1994 sold 1996 1998 2000 2002 unsold 2004 Art Analytics Evolution of the unsold ratio 2006 2008 2010 2012 The works created in the 1980s by the 68-year-old artist are among the most represented at auction houses. Anselm Kiefer’s work is presented at the State Hermitage Museum in St Petersburg.com . Markus Lüpertz and Neo Rauch. Sigmar Polke. Andreas Gursky. Hilla Becher. until 26 January 2014. www. titled ‘’Postwar German Art in the Collection. Ernst Ludwig Kirchner. Jörg Immendorff.’’ which is centred on the heritage of German expressionism and of new objectivity in post-war and contemporary painting. Jörg Immendorff.
The tax credit would apply to individual tax payers who purchase “artefacts. this relic should be returned to New Caledonia. and had not been subjected to official excavations. though Bahaa-Mayahi stated that the two countries had agreed not to further detail regarding this matter. Details of the restitution are still being finalised. Bahaa al-Mayahi. The ICOM also created an emergency ‘Red List’. The law came into effect on 7 August 2013. legal matters… Atai’s skull to be returned to New Caledonia Jean-Marc Ayrault is to restore Atai’s skull to New Caledonia. where it was exhibited in Trocadero’s ‘Musée d’Ethnographie’. the former director of the Art Gallery of Calgary. allowing Ricardo Granada to carry out his digs without difficutly. only 4. It is suggested.000 from the institution. regarding the restitution of a skull taken from the Maori people. To counter the loss which the adoption of such a measure might represent. This document is for the exclusive use of Art Media Agency’s clients.000 pieces from its collection in 2003. or which have been officially recognised as important for cultural heritage will be subject to the law. Problems concerning the destruction of Russian heritage have long attracted the attention of cultural bodies. in response to the situation.artmediaagency. The site was under no official protection. The skull is a symbol of the Kanak Revolution of 1878. which she acquired by making false expenses claims. around 4. The National Museum of Baghdad. Thought to have been stolen until 2011. The objects originate from a Celtic Iberian tribe which established the ancient village of Aratikos. The Art Gallery of Calgary is one of the largest public institutions dedicated to contemporary art in Canada. The decision sees the number of acts considered to be legally reprehensible increase. The event recalls a prior case which took place in France in 2011. during which Atai was decapitated by French colonisers. is currently facing accusations of embezzlement. however. Over the past few years. In a report released by the AFP. she admitted to having taken $100. however. In an interview with police on 24 July 2013. the skull was rediscovered. lost 14. which carried out a census listing all of the objects to be returned. but it is thought that an agreement may be signed at any moment. In 2004. and would not have pursued them had she been aware that she had been committing a crime. who had been carrying out clandestine excavations for 20 years.000 years in age. legal excavation into the sites at Aratikos. based on the similar incentives implemented in the United Kingdom and the Netherlands. Cooper is suspected to have taken a total of $500. according to an article published in Journal des Arts. and it will be returned”. Tax credit seeks to encourage art investments in France 14 members of the French opposition party have presented the draft of a law which. with the restitution expected to take place in September 2014. however. have been seized by authorities in the small Spanish village of Aranda de Moncayo. though stating that she had been unaware that her actions had been fraudulent.000. The promise comes 25 years after the Matignon agreements. The mayor of Aranda de Moncayo has seen the affair as an opportunity to launch an official. before joining the collections of the Musée de l’Homme. US restores artefacts to Iraq The United States is to return around 10. do not distribute. Granada was arrested.appeared at auction. that this measure be implemented only in the case of a transaction equalling or superior to €100. The French government was forced to pass a law enabling the restitution. those behind the law proposed an increase on the tax applicable to the sale of precious metals. Cooper now faces up to two years in prison. These ancient artefacts were taken by an inhabitant of the village Ricardo Granada. The restitution was made possible thanks to the efforts of the University of Cornell. Commenting on the matter. does not explain how works entered the United States in the first place. collectors items. This federal law is based on propositions made by the Department of Cultural Heritage of the City of Moscow. detailing artefacts from the country which are considered to be ‘endangered’.000 artefacts seized in Spain According to an article which appeared in the Journal des Arts.000 of which have been returned. The impact of this. This announcement.000 Iraqi artifacts that are in the United States”. Juridique… 4. and will see substantial fines imposed against anyone who transgresses the legislation for the protection and preservation of cultural heritage.at which point it was reclaimed by Atai representatives. Former art gallery director accused of fraud According to an article published in the Journal des Arts. and a maximum of 80% of the total price paid offered” – the maximum amount of tax credit per year would therefore be 800 euros per year. it does host a selection of exhibitions and educational programmes. Jean-Marc Ayrault stated “The position of the state is clear: yes.000 artefacts to Iraq. jewellery.000 euros. www. Valerie Cooper. would see the implementation of a tax credit system aimed at encouraging French citizens to invest in art.000 objects to Iraq. artefacts. Whilst it does not have a private collection. with some originating from the National Museum of Iraq. The law follows recommendations made in a 2008 report by Bethenod.AMA Newsletter 114 14 8 august 2013 Top Stories… Article of the week… Russia to take greater care of its cultural heritage Russia has adopted a law aimed at aiding authorities who seek to combat the destruction of cultural heritage. near Aranda de Moncayo today. a final decision regarding her case is to be made on 1 November 2013. if passed. after two helmets – of unclear origin. however. is expected to be relatively minor: only buildings which are already classified by the government. News of this move appeared on the website Tout Sur Les Impôts on Wednesday 24 July 2013.000 artefacts. the United States has restored over 1. and antiques. over 2. The skull was then taken to Paris.000.com . which goes against a prior law stating that works housed in French museums must remain part of their collections. as well as the number of fines. within an annual limit of 1. raising the suspicions of experts at The Romano-Germanic Central Museum and causing the Spanish police to begin an investigation. UNESCO created the International Coordination Committee for the Safeguarding of the Cultural Heritage of Iraq. The decision was announced during the French Prime Minister’s recent three-day visit to New Caledonia. the majority of which were stolen during the Iraq war following the fall of Saddam Hussein in 2003. with both national and international associations dedicated to the protection of cultural heritage calling for action. and antiques. the Iraqi Minister of Culture stated: “We have reached an initial agreement… on returning more than 10. The law aims to dissuade individuals and the owners of estates from undertaking actions which might contribute to the destruction of Russian cultural heritage.
but to gain a more comprehensive understanding of the value of the city’s assets as a whole. Christie’s is to assess the collection of the Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA). directed by Igor Zanti. from Autumn 2013 to the end of 2014. France. a diploma and a medal. music. Works by Grünewald’s contemporaries are also housed in the church. the honorary president of the Japan Art Association. Arte Laguna is to take place in Serenissima. An article in The Detroit Free Press explained that.. who own the work.000 works. the mayor of Colmar and the Schongauer society have agreed to relocate Issenheim altarpiece (dating from between 1512 and 1516). because the collection belongs to a trust. Director of publication: Chief editor: Contact: Distribution: Pierre Naquin Antoine Cadeo de Iturbide dropbox@artmediaagency. gender or nationality. on the occasion of a formal ceremony held in Tokyo. with works produced during this period being displayed as part of the KIBLIX 2013 festival. The laureates of the prize are selected for their artistic production.000.AMA Newsletter 114 15 8 august 2013 relocating… New location for Issenheim’s altarpiece The French Ministry of Culture and Communication. which is to be given in a ceremony on Wednesday 17 September 2013.artmediaagency. which will cost $200. as well as a proposition for the project to be created during their residency programme. The residency programme is scheduled to take place during October 2013. The competition has no overall theme. should the city authorities wish to sell works from the museum. Issenheim’s altarpiece represents a combination of some of the finest works of painter Grünewald. Winning entries are to be selected by an international jury of ten members. Photography.com . and is accepting entries until 9 October 2013. architecture. the Japan Art Association also assists young artists on an annual basis.. accompanied by a list of their most significant works.000. which gives artists. according to Kevyn Orr. and art theorists who wish to conduct research which considers both technological and scientific factors in association with art. the institution could take legal action. however. and by Nicolas de Haguenau. Along with this prize. assessment. and each is allowed to enter one or two works to more than one competition category. created in collaboration with design company Riva. City authorities are also assessing the value of the tunnel which links Detroit to Windsor. The museum’s statute states that its collection is the property of Detroit residents. The 8th edition of the International Arte Laguna Priza aims to promote the work of contemporary artists and designers. Simplified joint stock company with a registered capital of €10. and the enrichment they bring to humanity as a whole. The prize is open to all artists. Applicants are requested to produce a short biography. which are presented by Prince Hitachi. and the Vierge au Buisson de Roses. who was responsible for executing the sculpted portions of the piece. science and technology. Those wishing to enter the Riva design competition are asked to design an object to be created from Bricolla wood.000 subscribers This document is for the exclusive use of Art Media Agency’s clients.000. Sculpture and Installation. also held at the Eglise des Dominicains. including: Painting. regardless of age. www. award… Praemium Imperiale prize open for entrants The Praemium Imperiale is a prestigious prize. Applicants are sought from artists. it can only be sold in the case of ongoing bankruptcy. which hails from the Venice region. The winning designer is to be invited to create their work during a ten-day residency at Riva’s workshops. do not distribute. Art Media Agency (AMA) Art Media Agency (AMA) is published by the A&F Markets company. It is to be displayed alongside a piece by Colmar painter Martin Schongaeur. curators and theoretists the opportunity to develop their practice through an interdisciplinary approach. Venice. incorporated in the Company and Trade Register of Paris under the n°530 512 788. whilst the museum undergoes work to extend its current size. members of the cultural sector. Limited company with a registered capital of €40.com is hosted by the OVH company. Slovenia. sculpture.the city’s general attorney has re-iterated that. Winning artists are to receive a prize of €7.000. Each winning artist receives €150. 2 rue Kellermann.com 100. Video and Performance Art. including a self-portrait by Van Gogh and works by Matisse. call for applications… Call for applications for residency at Multimedia Centre KIBLA The Multimedia Centre KIBLA in Maribor. The purpose of this assessment is to not to gage the sale value of the works. The residency programme is supported by the European Union and Soft Control.000. The total prize fund available is €180.000. and Retable de Bergheim by Veit Wagner. The museum houses approximately 60. and Digital and Virtual Art. The residency programme lasts three weeks. Arte Laguna Prize launches new category Organisers of the Art Laguna Prize have announced a new category. F-75021 Paris. The works belonging to the museum are currently not expected to be sold. though it is divided into five sections. their contribution to international art. meaning that it is impossible for its works to be sold – they may. incormporated in the Company and Trade Register of Roubaix-Tourcoing n°424 761 419. Caravage and Degas.000 to an organisation or institution which helps young artists to enter the professional world. The painting is to remain on display at the church for the duration of the museum’s extension. as well as its airport. This year marks the prize’s 25th edition. who produced the work’s panelling.000. by making a contribution of €50. It is thought that the sale of the works would have a considerable effect both on the museum’s economic stability and on Detroit’s image. combining art. artmediaagency. 267 rue Lecourbe. including Retable de Sainte Catherine et de Saint Laurent. Christie’s to valuate collection at Detroit Institute of Arts Over the course of the next 3 months. with permission having been granted by authorities of the city of Colmar and the French State. The work is to be transferred to the Church this autumn. and will have the opportunity to present the finished piece at Milan’s 2014 Salon del Mobile. moving the famous piece from the Musée Unterlinden to the Eglise des Dominicains in Colmar. Ontario. F-59500 Roubaix. theatre and cinema. which rewards artists in the fields of painting. has launched a call for applications for its residency programme. who has been instated the emergency administrator of the region. in a move managed by Schongauer. be exchanged for other works. France.
do not distribute. This year marks the 130th year of the Hotel Windsor. Steven Henry Madoff explained duate in 2016. the director of VCA. new curatorial programme. Founded in 1982 by François Mitterand. having originally opened as the National Gallery School. located on the campus of Sint-Lukas in Brussels.AMA Newsletter 114 16 8 august 2013 Schools… Article of the week… New curators programme at the School Visual of Arts As of September. According to an article published in The Journal des Arts. and open to students who wish to develop careers as artists. are some of the lecturers of this upcoming programme. has launched a final call for applications to candidates wishing to enrol for the MA course in art and design. Henry Madoff.ry and Art School (Propositions for the 21st sual of Arts is to accept applications for its Century).. with both a practical and theoretical approach.artmediaagency. an independent curator. which gives a winning artist $10. young graduates and professionals. a major luxury hotel which ranks amongst The Savoy. Speaking in a press release. According to an article published in Art in The first year of the programme is to gra. Her resignation comes after it was revealed that several of the details on Berlowitz’s CV were falsified. The event is to encompass Windsor Art Award. Leslie Cohen Berlowitz attempted to defend herself by blaming the Academy’s employees. The MA DOC NOMADS is a two-year master’s programme which offers specialist training to those wishing to produce documentaries. is currently on display at Melbourne’s Hotel Windsor. a MFA or a PhD. and Charles Renfro. to be overseen by professors and invited professionals.. nouvelles formations… Works of VCA’s artists exhibited at Hotel Windsor An exhibition featuring works by artists who have studied at the Victoria College of the Arts. Rémy Fenzy holds position as head of ENSP A ministerial decree published in the French Journal Officiel on 1 July 2013. bringing together around thirty students. The Ritz. the Univetsidade Lusófona de Humanidades e Tecnologias in Lisbon. and that a host of professional experiences listed by Berlowitz were made up. VINCI” in Bordeaux Three bodies dedicated to architecture. holding on to a position which he has held since July 2010. lasting one year. Following the revelations. the École Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture et de Paysage de Bordeaux and the school of design Politecnico di Milano. The MA Transmedia course lasts two years. video and sound production. her actions as Director General nevertheless contributed to the development of the Academy. Raffles. He later graduated from the University of Sorbonne.America. before being appointed Director of the Ecole Supérieure d’Arts in Brest. VINDI. states that Rémy Fenzy has once again been appointed Director of the Ecole Nationale Supérieure de la Photographie d’Arles (ENSP). Students are given both theoretical and practical training. The prize is open to all the graduates of the school who obtained either a BFA. Hou Hanru. the former chief editor of Art he would like to start a programme “that News and author of Pop Art: A Critical Histo. Dr Isobel Crombie. in order to enrol for the MA Visual and Audiovisual Arts course. The prize is given by a jury including: photographer Bill Henson. The Établissement d’Enseignement Supérieur d’Art de Bordeaux. a curator at New York’s Drawing Center. The second week is to be focused on the realisation of practical projects. exhibitions. In 2017. VINCI” between 2 and 13 September 2013.000.. “VINI. taught courses in photography. Though she has now lost her credibility in the professional world. the director of the National Gallery of Victoria. art and design have joined together to organise summer workshops on the theme of viniculture. where it is to continue until 5 September 2013. the scandal first began when the Boston Globe published a piece stating that the former Director General’s PhD was non-existent. film. Degrees received from the institution are presented in English by three European institutions: the Sint-Lukas in Brussels. along with visiting companies and professionals. VINDI. before 1 October 2013 for the MA Transmedia course. Singapore. New York’s School of Vi. to be held in Bordeaux. and the New York Plaza. This document is for the exclusive use of Art Media Agency’s clients.com . Paris. or digital design) and fine artists. www. Rémy Fenzy began his career at the French Embassy of Reykjavik. before apologising and admitting the information had been fabricated. designers (in the field of animation. and is focused on research into different medias and design. and before 1 September 2013 for enrolment in the MA DOC NOMADS course. Final call for applications from LUCA School of Arts The LUCA School of Arts.” The event has been used as an occassion to announce a new partnership between two of Melbourne’s largest institutions. Jan Murray stated “This partnership with the Hotel Windsor presents a unique opportunity for our Honours and Graduate students at the VCA to explore the history of the hotel and experiment creatively in a completely new environment. and the University of Theatre and Film Arts in Budapest. that. the University of Melbourne. and Jan Murray. and are given the opportunity to meet with both artists and professionals in the field. Matthew Higgs. are to present “VINI. with professors from each of the participating schools giving talks. Interested candidates should submit their applications before 15 August 2013.. change of position… Gallery director resigns following falsified PhD Leslie Cohen Berlowitz has resigned from her position as Director General of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. MA Visual and Audiovisual Arts is a master’s degree in visual arts. the ENSP offers three-year. a MCA. although various programmes deThe programme will be directed by Steven voted to curators are already in existence.has very much to do with the DNA” of the School Visual of Arts. the VCA is to celebrate its 150th year. call for applications. the director of New York’s White Columns. London. Claire Gilman. The first week of the fortnight-long project is to have a theoretical focus. an associate of architectural firm Diller Scofidio + Renfro.
Requests for less than £5m. John Quincy Adams Ward. Commenting on the news. Hadid’s construction consists of a white. nominations… Eléonore de Lacharrière named new President of the Musée Rodin Eléonore de Lacharrière has been named the President of the Musée Rodin’s Administrative Council.999. allowing nearly all of the wing’s collection of 17. lots of items were found near the port of the city of Marseille. and underground gallery devoted to temporary exhibitions. But the educational-centred museum did not have sufficient space to exhibit the collection as a whole.999. Artists with works featured in the section include Emanuel Gottlieb Leutze. and Frederick William MacMonnies. Frederic Remington. He has also worked as a professor and consultant to cultural institutions. however. which has offered to give a grant of just under £5m for its proposed extension. It is expected to open three years after construction begins. which extends from a former gun-powder store. Winslow Homer. The museum thus aims to present the history of Marseille’s port and marina. President of the MAXXI foundation. Three years after its inauguration. with building work expected to start in early 2014. www. including various periods from 600 BC to today. is to see the gallery install its first permanent extension. outdoor pavilion each year. Entitled the “Sackler Gallery”. Sculptors whose works are on view include: Erastus Dow Palmer.300 square feet to the institution’s American Wing. Campbell stated that “The American Wing’s glorious new galleries provide an elegant 21st century home for the Museum’s unparalleled collection of American paintings. Augustus Saint-Gaudens. To date. Expansion… V&A could receive £5m funding for extension project London’s Victoria & Albert Museum has received the first round of approval for a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF). on the occasion of the city’s designation as the European Capital of Culture this year.” The New Galleries for American Paintings. the museum has raised £30m towards the £42m project. Prior to opening. Designed by architect Amanda Levete.AMA Newsletter 114 17 8 august 2013 Museums… Article of the week… Met Museum reaches 1 million visitors in 18 months Thomas P. reopening. and to acquire an international reputation. Daniel Chester French. Sculpture and Decorative Arts” have welcomed over 1 million visitors. the gallery commissions an architect to create a temporary. and John Singer Sargent. New artistic director at MAXXI Giovanna Melandri.. Gilbert Stuart. however. Hou Hanru – an art critic and curator specialising in exhibitions of Chinese art – will take office in September 2013. once known as The Magazine.. The open archaeological site adjacent to the museum will allow it to present its collection of 44 objects and documents. She succeeds Yves Chaisemartin. the museum is still working to raise visitor numbers and boost both its visibility in Italy and further afield. During renovation works in the Bourse district in 1967. which seeks to increase the visibility of culture in deprived areas. Future exhibitions will also feature 3D technology and multimedia works. and has contributed to the organisation of a large number of international exhibitions and biennials. It is hoped that Hou Hanru will contribute to a new period of success and development in MAXXI’s history. can be processed more quickly by the HLF. should reopen on 12 September 2013. The space is scheduled to open in September 2013. who has been the President of the institution’s Administrative Council for six years. This document is for the exclusive use of Art Media Agency’s clients. so the V&A is said to have asked for a grant of £4. After several years of renovation and a 6. the venue is to hold both an exhibition space and restaurant. and the Centre Français des Fonds et Fondations. and have since attracted an average of around 2.artmediaagency.000 visitors a day. Lacharrière is also a member of the Conseil de Fimalac. has announced that Hou Hanru is to take the role of Artistic Director at the Italian national museum.Campbell. according to an article which appeared in The Art Newspaper. the new museum will finally reopen its doors to the public. the Pritzker Prize-winning architect.500-sqm extension. the director and CEO of New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art. and decorative arts. announced that the Museum’s “New Galleries for American Paintings. Frederic Edwin Church. France. do not distribute. Thomas Eakins. however. Hou Hanru lives between Paris and San Francisco.” adding that “all of those who come to see our stellar collection of American art have responded enthusiastically to the new spaces. This transformation is the result of an ambitious restructuring programme launched by the city of Marseille. the galleries underwent major expansion and redevelopment. the new structure is to provide a new entrance. Past roles have included Director General of the Fondation Culture & Diversité (The Foundation for Culture and Diversity). which have been redesigned and reconceived for the first time in 40 years. sinuous canopy. representing approximately 11% of the Museum’s total attendance over this 18-month period. courtyard.com . London’s Serpentine Gallery to expand London’s Serpentine Gallery has announced an expansion project in association with Zaha Hadid. Sculpture and Decorative Arts add over 3. a society which was founded and directed by her father Marc Ladreit de Lacharrière. The project with Hadid. Since opening in 2010.000 works to be displayed as part of a chronological exhibition of American art. A previous proposal for a grant of £8m was rejected in April. Zaha Hadid was the first woman to receive the Pritzker Architecture Prize in 2004. She was also awarded in 2010 and 2011 with the Stirling Prize. as the Heritage Lottery Fund was said to have had received an excess of funding applications. The Musée d’Histoire de Marseille to reopen in September The history museum of Marseille. sculpture. the MAXXI has sought to become one of Italy’s leading contemporary art institutions. Thomas Cole. Located in Kensington Gardens. John Singleton Copley. and is to be responsible for the development of the institution’s collections. following their reopening on 16 January 2012.
Brancusi. this event is the first exhibition of the artist’s works to be held in the Scottish museum. The presentation is centred on the development of the artist’s work. the city where I was born. including “To Hear Yourself as Others Hear You” (South London Gallery. including Daily Life. Jean Tinguely and Sarah Lucas. An international jury of 19 members awarded prizes in nine categories. and celebrates 50 years of production. Mary Kelly. documenting news events. are some rare portraits and nudes by Amedeo Modigliani (1884-1920).481 images. Photographs have been selected from a total of 103. Entitled “Peter Doig: No Foreign Lands”. however I know Edinburgh. Croft looks at the contemporary life of Aborigines From 6 April to 8 September 2013. Though he has been associated with the Conceptualist school.com This document is for the exclusive use of Art Media Agency’s clients. which “Stolen Generation” effects are still currently felt. thus retracing the career of this major artist. For thirty years. where it is to be curated by Stéphane Aquin. The Canadian War Museum is the second of five Canadian venues on the exhibition’s international tour. installation. . The World Press Photo contest was established in the Netherlands in 1955 and is sponsored by Canon. Gerhard Richter. Commenting on the exhibition. to his death in 1920. one of Ono’s major architectural installations. A statement released by the gallery states that the show is to “surprise.666 photographers representing 124 nationalities. Under the artistic direction of curator Catherine Grenier. Croft. performance and film. this exhibition is centred in part on the tradition of portraits. who is also the vice-president of the Centre Pompidou. Dieter Roth. works included in the exhibition at the National Galleries of Scotland are produced in a vivid palette of warm colours. from the time of his arrival in Paris in 1906. Switzerland. Brenda L. and will be on display in the city throughout the course of the exhibition. World Press Photo: 2012 in pictures Ottawa’s Canadian War Museum is currently presenting some of the past year’s most significant pieces of photojournalism. due to an Australian policy that allowed Aboriginal children to be taken away from their parents. The exhibition includes En Trance. Croft is a Gurindji/Malngin/Mudpurra artist who works closely with her family. The exhibition is curated by Lucia Farinati. which are exhibited alongside seventeen works from private collections. Artists to feature in the recordings include: Joseph Beuys. Susan Hiller.” This event features some eighty works issued from the collections of the Centre Pompidou. Nam June Paik. the Pierre Gianadda Foundation in Martigny. as well as the aesthetical revolution of cubism. Brenda L. Most of the time. her friends and her indigenous community. Lawrence Weiner. Mario Merz.AMA Newsletter 114 18 8 august 2013 what’s on… Peter Doig’s work at the National Galleries of Scotland From 3 August to 3 October 2013.artmediaagency.” The exhibition coincides with the artist’s 80th birthday. as part of World Press Photo 13. during which the artist worked in Trinidad and Tobago. do not distribute. which is to be shown for the first time in several years. as well as works by the leading figures of the École de Paris. as well as Swiss and foreign museums. and established Audio Arts magazine in 1977. Large billboards across Copenhagen will feature poetic messages from the artist. Croft’s works are thus centred on the problems encountered by many Aborigines. The exhibition features more than 150 images from 2012.” an exhibition of recorded artists’ voices produced by William Furlong. www. The work explores the notion of constructed conversation and the experience of listening. Brenda L. poetry. created in response to the spaces of the Villa Romana in Florence. the Art Gallery of New South Wales is presenting an exhibition on the work of artist Brenda L. is presenting an exhibition entitled “Modigliani et l’École de Paris. “Speaking to Others” follows Furlong’s previous audio pieces.” a retrospective of the artist’s works which is to be on display until 29 September 2013. Fernand Léger. Doig said “I left Scotland as a child as many of my generation did. Among the paintings to be discovered. an exhibition of award-winning images from the prestigious annual World Press Photo contest. It features works created over the past ten years. through many visits as a child and youth. Sport and Contemporary Issues. Among other artists whose works are exhibited alongside Modigliani’s are Chaïm Soutine. which was greatly promoted by the cosmopolitan artists of the École de Paris. Croft grew up in the suburbs with a white mother and an indigenous father who was taken away from his family at the age of 2. Jacques Lipchitz. and is organised in association with the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. William Furlong was born in 1944. the works that she builds are biographical and inspired by her own personal history. The exhibition is to continue until 28 August 2013. Picasso. Over one hundred works on display were produced across a variety of media including visual art. Tracey Emin. Richard Hamilton. Brenda L. Richard Serra. Richard Wentworth. made by Furlong between 1973 and 2007 as part of his collaborative project Audio Arts. 2003) and Intelligence (Tate Britain. Modigliani and the École de Paris at the Pierre Gianadda Foundation Until 24 November 2013.” Following the show in Scotland. music. challenge and expand our notion of a legendary and extremely vital artistic pioneer. including recent conflicts from around the world. Georges Kars and Ortiz de Zarate. Peter Doig has been creating paintings which seek to redefine the medium. his works express a distinct style. A look at Yoko Ono’s 50-year career Louisiana’s Museum of Modern Art is currently presenting “Yoko Ono Half-a-Wind Show. The show is to run until 30 August 2013. In fact. Several works produced at the beginning of the 1960s include experimental and conceptual works first performed in New York and Japan. the exhibition is to travel to Montreal’s Museum of Fine Arts. Nature. William Furlong talks to prominent contemporary artists Florence’s Villa Romana is currently presenting “Speaking to Others: Who Speaks to Who. in order to create her photographs. The works bring together recordings of the voices of significant contemporary artists. Léopold Survage. Her creations then offer a realistic portrait of the contemporary life of Aborigines. 2000). submitted by 5. To be able to exhibit my paintings in the magnificent rooms of the National Galleries is a great honour. Rachel Whiteread. the National Galleries of Scotland are to present an exhibition of works by Scottish artist Peter Doig. “Speaking to Others” is a newly-commissioned work by the British artist. Audio Arts now represents the most substantial archive of original recordings of contemporary art.
each 36-feet tall. César in Marseille. Forthcoming exhibition of Chinese Painting at London’s V&A From 26 October 2013 to 19 January 2014. at the memorial site of the Camp des Milles in Aix-En-Provence. and New York’s Rockefeller Center. who were sent to Auschwitz to die.” The exhibition is organized by Lisa Phillips.artmediaagency. The exhibition does not intend to retrace the entirety of the artist’s career. . and featured in the 48th Venice Biennale in 1999. and explores the political and artistic ideas which influenced his production. but rather intends to focus on art created at defining moments in Richter’s life. and will be accompanied by The Many Faces of Jonathan Yeo. and Les Empreintes Humaines.com This document is for the exclusive use of Art Media Agency’s clients. Covering five floors of the Museum. with Massimiliano Gioni. with Hirst knowingly acknowledging the image ascribed to him by the art world. institutions.200-year period. London’s Victoria and Albert Museum is to host an exhibition titled “Masterpieces of Chinese Painting 700 – 1900. It is co-curated by Amélie du Passage and Gaël Charbau. paintings and films by Richter (1888-1976). Richter worked as a painter. Hans Richter retrospective at Centre Pompidou-Metz A retrospective of works by Hans Richter is to take place between 28 September 2013 and 24 February 2014 at the Centre Pompidou-Metz. Les Expansions. and currently lives and works in Los Angeles. guided by a computer. will be erected on the roof of the building. who worked during the height of the development of the Avant-Garde movement in the 1910s. 70 pieces will be on display. who mastered both classical and contemporary sculpture techniques. located in the French city of Metz. the director of Toby Devan Lewis. and aims to support the work of emerging talents in the fields of film. “Jonathan Yeo Portaits” is to feature new works by the artist.AMA Newsletter 114 19 8 august 2013 coming soon… “Résidence Secondaire” at MAMO Marseille From 12 October to 2 December 2013. His works have been featured in exhibitions at institutions including Tate. Among them were artists who fled the Nazi regime. Pieces on display include Les Compressions. London’s National Portrait Gallery is to host an exhibition devoted to works by artist Jonathan Yeo. on display in public for the first time. This exhibition examines the intellectual and moral implications of artistic production in this period. to be released in October 2013. whilst Ghost Ship (2005). Between 1939 and July 1942. which is to dramatically alter the visual landscape of Lower Manhattan. wearing a hazmat suit and mask – an outfit which was chosen to echo the tools used by the artist in his creative work. It is the first time that many of the works will be shown alongside one another. in Lorraine. “Extreme Measures” demonstrates Burden’s continued desire to investigate the breaking points of materials. Hirst and Yeo worked together on the piece. as well as the effect which the difficult living conditions of the time had on the works of artists.” The museum bills the event as a “once-in-a-lifetime chance” to see rare surviving works. Max Ernst.” which will be the first major exhibition of the artist’s works in over 25 years. this camp was the first used to trap hundreds of Germans who were considered as enemies and undesirable strangers. Burden’s career spans over 40 years. Chris Burden was born in Boston in 1946. do not distribute. and will demonstrate some of the finest examples of Chinese paintings. Amongst the works on display is a new portrait of artist Damien Hirst. the Audi Talents Awards Programme is to host an exhibition entitled “Résidence Secondaire. The Marseille museum is a fitting location for an exhibition of works by the sculptor. New portraits by Jonathan Yeo at the National Portrait Gallery From 11 September 2013 to 5 January 2014. The exhibition demonstrates the development of Richter’s work over time. Two Small Skyscrapers (Quasi Legal Skyscrapers) (2003/2013). as well as creating his own distinct methods. and has seen him produce works across a variety of media. who grew up alongside the workshops and warehouses of the nearby Belle de Mai. The exhibition is curated by Sarah How gate. the exhibition demonstrates the evolution of styles and subjects in Chinese art. at Musée Cantini Between 13 September 2013 and 5 January 2014. London. who have created pieces especially for the event. the Former Associate Curator. titled “Extreme Measures. New York’s New Museum is to present a survey of works by Chris Burden. Extreme Measures at New York’s New Museum From 2 October 2013 to 12 January 2014. who is depicted sitting in a chair. His show at the New Museum presents pieces which call into question physical and moral limits. women and children. It is to be accompanied by an illustrated catalogue featuring essays by both critics and artists. who chose to base the show around everyday objects. This camp is the only large French internment and deportation camp that is still intact and accessible to the public. The exhibition is to feature works by 20th-century sculptor César Baldaccini. The show is to provide the first major overview of drawings. a 30-foot vessel designed to sail a 400-mile voyage. The show is to be accompanied by a major installation in the grounds of the museum. Ferdinand Springer and Wols – each representing the artists’s continued commitment to artistic production in the face of adversity.000 Jewish men.” The event is to bring together works by the 12 winners of the Contemporary Art and Design Award. the Associate Director and Director of Exhibitions. and as an editor for periodicals. design and art. The show is to feature works created during this period by artists including Hans Bellmer. Religions figure paintings on silk will be accompanied by landscape paintings. from small-scale works by monks and academic figures. Covering a 1. to a 14-metre long scroll painting. is to hang on the side of the museum “like a lifeboat at the ready. which have been gathered from collections across the world. The Audi Talents Awards Programmes began in 2007. and is organised in association with the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. craftsman. www. Marseille’s Musée Cantini is to present an exhibition of works entitled “César à Marseille” curated by Christine Poullain. before becoming a deportation camp for more than 2. which demonstrate the introduction of Western influences. and Jenny Moore. Artistic production at Camp des Milles An exhibition is to take place from 20 September to 15 December 2013. and even himself.
making art and politics connected. is the government: a lot of their money comes from the state itself. and to share the subject of my work. which sought to celebrate Ukranian cultural heritage. for example. Their main sponsor. a respected Ukrainian curator and deputy director of Mystetskyi Arsenal. How bad is the situation in the Ukraine? Is there any freedom for artists working in the region? It feels like Ukraine was just a very quiet place – that people are asleep. The question is. chief Editor of Art Ukraine journal have filed for resignation following the incident. and found I was forbidden to enter. the museum’s exhibition was linked to the ‘Baptism of Kievan Rus’. and she had walked around my work and looked at it. and thought about this situation. director of the Mystetskyi Arsenal Museum. I have been using the web to speak out. what prompted Zabolotna to do what she did? Five days before the eve of the opening. Natalya Zabolotna had forbidden me from going near my work -I was unable to enter the Arsenal after having spent five days working there. Were you shocked about what happened to your painting in the Ukraine? Sure. The Arsenale has to work hard to seek funding. the day before the opening of the exhibition. and is always on the look out for potential sponsors. For the past week. Oleksandr Soloviev. It was around this time that people began to tell me she had painted the work in black. and saw involvement from many people. they became linked. The Arsenale is this big institution whose management is closely affiliated with politics (with the government. in the afternoon between 3 and 4 pm. I had told curator Alexander Solovyov that I would come in the middle of the day to finish the work I came at the agreed time. however.AMA Newsletter 114 20 8 august 2013 Interview… “Judgement Day” for freedom of artistic expression On 25 July 2013. do not distribute. Entitled Koliyivshchyna: Judgement Day. Natalia Zabolotna. www. the Arsenale was connected to Euro 2012 – you could say it was ‘Arsenale Euro 2012’. Firstly. but I realised that I could use the Internet as a way of communicating. Usually I speak through my work.com . but I think I make art as a response to the unhealthy situation there is currently in the Ukraine.artmediaagency. and with power). the work was to be presented as part of an exhibition called “Great and Grand”. created surprise and outrage when she destroyed a painting – on display in the gallery – by artist Volodymyr Kuznetsov. Art Media Agency spoke to Volodymyr Kuznetsov. The managers of the museum also try to look for money elsewhere however. This time. A lot of people have said that I create my works for personal reasons. Although the exhibition at the museum and this celebration were originally separate. Like many other arts institutions. I was shocked. So I said ‘ok’. Natalia Zabolotna – the director of the museum – has often worked alongside larger city-wide events and celebrations as a means of gaining sponsorship. and Kateryna Stukalova. knowing that the Ukrainian President was visiting the next day. photo credit Volodymyr Kuznetsov This document is for the exclusive use of Art Media Agency’s clients. It’s also raised questions about censorship and self-censorship. A year ago. I had been working in the museum. I heard that the director and curator of The Arsenale. So. I sought to enter the museum to finish my work.
The work which was destroyed was painted directly on to a temporary wall. it is based on the people’s uprising – known as Koliyivshschna. I decided to connect my work to the experience of Ukrainians today. They liked my ideas. There are laws like this in France and Germany. I think she decided to take this step herself as she thought they wouldn’t like it. do not distribute. www. which houses a lot of icons and sacred objects.com . Thirdly. With regards to the fact that the work was covered in black paint. The second component was a connection to the existing works in the museum. And they received my ideas positively – they knew it would be bloody – like another of my works held in Poland. if it was yet to find a buyer. Do you think that is because your work was a controversial work? Was it meant to be a political work? People at the museum asked me to make a work somehow connected to Koliyivshchyna. I decided to connect my work to the traditional subject – Koliyivshchyna – a Judgement day. where nobody can be made accountable for having destroyed a work of art. refering to the things which appear in the pages of newspapers. yes.which took place in 1768 – I’ve made some works focusing on this before. And then some friends started to suggest that perhaps – because the exhibition was linked to the Baptism of Kievan Rus – people might not be able to take it. And perhaps this was someone from the government – but Natalia Zabolotna is also a government worker. and invited me to make something for the Arsenale. but there is nothing like this in the Ukraine.we have no proper law which goes against this. It looks at the strong suppression incited by power. as one of religion’s traditional topics. She holds the position of Director as a government figure. The work has three components. which could have protected my rights.had someone told her to destroy it? It’s difficult to say – perhaps someone saw the work and said that people won’t like it. I’ve made two works on it before which are held in museums in Kiev and in Warsaw. I decided to connect it to the judgement day. examining hell and fire. And I explained this concept to museum organisers. calling it Koliyivshchyna: Judgement Day. and was to be dismantled in September.artmediaagency. at the end of the exhibition.AMA Newsletter 114 21 8 august 2013 Interview… “Judgement Day” for freedom of artistic expression Did you hear this from people in the gallery? I hear it from people in the offices at the Arsenale museum. photo credit Volodymyr Kuznetsov Do you think Natalia Zabolotna herself wanted to destroy the work or do you think she was working on behalf of the government. and she knew that they could take position of Director away from her. This document is for the exclusive use of Art Media Agency’s clients.
What inspires you to produce works? Is it politics? I used my work to connect different influences – they might be historical. It’s to do with how you survive and what you’re connected to in life. etc. But for now. That is. you are going to incite provocation. there are some people who aren’t surprised about what has happened – who have said that. was the fact that I photograph my work at the end of every day. it’s picking mushrooms maybe. this political situation is perhaps louder than this. contexts or resources. It’s not the politics of the government. “now” is all that matters. the air – the experience of life. for you. photo credit Volodymyr Kuznetsov This document is for the exclusive use of Art Media Agency’s clients. I can’t explain very deeply how I produce my works – I use different materials. of course. by destroying your work. Yes – and I think what Zabolotna didn’t bank on. Not all of my works are dedicated to the government. going to the mountains or to the sea.com . whilst remembering your former experiences. I am also planning on producing something for the Graphic Biennale in Ljubljana. but I always talk about what is going on at the moment. What are the projects youre working on at the moment? I’m currently planning to create a work in one city in in Italy. Maybe we could say “Now is everything” – that the present moment is always the most important.that. text-based or come from publications. The work. it’s real life – in the family. but I had also planned to show a representation of Paradise. lots of images of the work existed. But this is a possibility which I told the people at the Arsenale of. if you make a work for a government building. www. a work entitled VIP car I want to devote this to politics during periods of conflict and to Bosnia and Herzigovina which got rid of its arms. and it was Zabolotna who decided not to show this to those who were above her in hierarchy – it was a form of self-censorship on her part. without giving me the possibility of showing paradise. Do you not feel that. do not distribute.artmediaagency. but which remains in power. My influences could come from anywhere. by the way was unfinished – it was a half-created work. of course. So even after it was destroyed. I had also thought of including a portion of text in this work. I’d so far represented hell. which is something I have done in previous images. It’s sort of a joke at the moment – I can say Zabolotna destroyed hell.but I often try to deal with the current situation. Do you think that is what art should do? Not just that -it should also be connected to sensories of life – it’s connected to the smells. or from my personal experiences. Zabolotna actually made it more visible? Suddenly the scandal went across the Internet. about real life.AMA Newsletter 114 22 8 august 2013 Interview… “Judgement Day” for freedom of artistic expression Do you feel that you have freedom as an artist in the Ukraine? Yes. yes. though very few details are confirmed so far. you might say. but Koliyivshchyna was. and lots of people saw the work – perhaps more than would ever have seen if had it not have been destroyed.
have tried to diminsh the role these policemen played in the event. www. as long as it’s not violent. do not distribute. I also wanted to focus on the Chernobyl veterans on hunger strike over benefit cuts the elderly and issues surrounding their pensions. by the way. pussy riot and gender equality. like everyone else. migrant-workers.com . What do you think about Pussy Riot? I think. photo credit Volodymyr Kuznetsov This document is for the exclusive use of Art Media Agency’s clients. one has the right to express oneself.AMA Newsletter 114 23 8 august 2013 Interview… “Judgement Day” for freedom of artistic expression The work is also associated with the rape of Iryna Krashkova by two police officers – the government now.artmediaagency.
This will not be the first presentation of this performance. similarly on loan from a private Belgian collection. and is to feature works by Bauermeister and Jakob Mattner. and Invited to the Wedding by Hubertus Van Hove (1814-1864). the show is to take place in Berlin between 14 September to 12 November 2013. Mapplethorpe was one of the first artists to be represented by Ropac. the only canvas painted in white with the use of a sponge. Cy Twombly. the work is displayed in a kitchen built by the artist. “30 Years” is to be on display from 25 July to 28 August at Salzburg’s Villa Kast and Halle. whose pieces are to be on display at Villa Kast’s space from 30 August to 28 October 2013. Today the gallery has two spaces in Paris and two in Salzburg. which was created for a private residence in Milan but has not been exhibited in the United States to this day. Yves Klein and Cy Twombly became similar. The anniversary exhibition is to be followed by a show of works by Robert Mapplethorpe. and has exhibited internationally.… Thaddaeus Ropac turns 30 Salzburg’s Thaddaeus Ropac gallery is currently presenting an exhibition commemorating its 30 th year. Monique au Chapeau and Soprano Singer Modjesko by Kees Van Dongen (1877-1968). will be visible alongside Untitled (IKB 100) (1956). opening… Dominique Lévy opens a new gallery Gallery owner Dominique Levy has announced the opening of a new venue space in New York. Dominique Lévy will present the first public performance of Monotone-Silence Symphony at the Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church. It is to be accompanied by a talk hosted by each of the artists. has revealed details of on loan from a private Dutch collection. entitled Lili at the Opera. which initially represented the artist but recently closed down. The exhibition is to be on display at the Halle space until 25 July. and plans to organise an exhibition in association with the gallery in celebration of the occassion. collaboration… Mary Bauermeister and 401contemporary to collaborate Berlin-based gallery 401contemporary is to represent artist Mary Bauermeister. Entitled “Resonanzen”.” Her first exhibition at the Zach Feuer Gallery should take place in the autumn of 2014. and her works have been exhibited several times at the Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery. The exhibition is to feature works by the gallery’s represented artists. Elaine Reichek will also benefit from a solo exhibition at the Jewish Museum in autumn.. in absolute silence. on 18 September 2013. The artist is soon to celebrate her 80 th birthday. having been recently sold. artist Elaine Reichek has joined the Zach Feuer Gallery. with the help of his assistant director. Seventy musicians and singers will thus hold one single note for about twenty minutes. This event will be curated by Dominique Lévy. we may mention the installation titled Soffitto (1949) by Fontana. representation… The Zach Feuer Gallery now representing Elaine Reichek According to The Observer. many of which are on loan from their current owners. time this year. alongside a chopping board. do not distribute. on the occasion of Anthropométries de l’Époque Bleue at the Galerie d’Art Contemporain in Paris. Elaine Reichek was born in 1943. the Great in the Small and the Small in the Small . Thaddaeus Ropac opened in Salzbourg in 1983. Among the works that will be exhibited. some of the works it is to present at the The Visitors by Alfred Stevens (1923fair. participating in from a private Dutch collection.” The exhibition attempts to explore the similarities between the temporality of the processes of the creation of artworks which were used by the three great artists of the 20 th century. on loan from a private Belgian ing by Jean-Gabriel Domergue (1889collection. This document is for the exclusive use of Art Media Agency’s clients. from a private Dutch collection. www. The exhibition allows the gallery to highlight the periods during which the works of Lucio Fontana. Bauermeister was born in Frankfurt in 1934. Untitled Sponge Relief (RE 23) (1957) by Klein. as it was featured on the night of 9 March 1960. anniversary. Ropac is currently exhibiting a specially commissioned ‘word sculpture’ by Austrian artist Erwin Wurm. In addition. issued (1883-1955). She practices conceptual art and is particularly interested in fashion design and tapestry.. Entitled The Small in the Great. and will be entitled “Audible Presence: Lucio Fontana. a tribute to Yves Klein’s famous blue. the Great in the Great. from a private Belgian collection. on Madison Avenue. Its inaugural exhibition will be visible from 18 September to 16 November 2013. The gallery is to feature: a paint1906). Jennifer G. a bag of food and a pair of high heels.artmediaagency. sounds and silence. In parallel with this exhibition. They will then freeze for twenty additional minutes. titled “A Post colonial Kinderhood revisited. Yves Klein. The Village by Maurice Utrillo 1962). and the sonorous experiences of music. The Bay Fine Arts Asia Hong Kong for the first of Naples by Jean Dufy (1888-1964). both in terms of conception and form. The show is organised by French artist Isabelle Huppert.AMA Newsletter 114 24 8 august 2013 Galleries… Article of the week… Boon Gallery unveils masterpieces to be presented at Fine Arts Asia 2013 Brussel’s Boon Gallery. She participated in the Whitney Biennial in 2012.com . Buonocore.
AMA Newsletter 114 25 8 august 2013 what’s on… Ian Barry’s motorcycles and falcons at Michael Kohn Los Angeles’s Michael Kohn Gallery is currently hosting “The White. and graduated from the Musashino Art University’s college of design. . Moreover. Pop Art. the event started on 6 August and will continue until 29 September 2013. The work focuses on pieces shown in the exhibition. his works began to play an important role for the introduction of Pop Art and psychedelic culture in Japan. She afterwards studied alongside Hassel Smith at the California School of Fine Art. and at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. where he studied alongside Josef Albers. sculptures and photographs. and the Smithsonian American Art Museum.” and featuring the latest works of Japanese artist Keiichi Tanaami.com This document is for the exclusive use of Art Media Agency’s clients. which were made with recovered or transformed materials. Ted Larsen was born in the United States in 1964. The Black. the International Center of Photography. Since 1965. do not distribute. Muriel Cayet’s adventures at the Galerie d’art uNo From 4 August to 1 September 2013 Quebec’s Galerie d’art uNo is to host an exhibition of works by artist and art therapist Muriel Cayet entitled “Périples” – referring to a long trek or exploratory trip. Two works from Barry’s earlier Falcon series. and his work continues to influence generations of artists throughout the world. and over eighty solo exhibitions have been devoted to him at American galleries and museums. including the MoMA. published by Fruitmarket Gallery with text by Professor Briony Fer. The exhibition is to be accompanied by a new book. Starting from the 1960s. namely the MoMa in New York. at the Piva Center for the Arts in Missouri. in particular abstract expressionism. Ian Barry was born in Santa Cruz. the Centre Pompidou in Paris. and the OCT Museum. at the Albuquerque Museum. www. Muriel Cayet has been the subject of exhibitions across the world. It represents several of the renowned artists who were involved in these important movements of art history. David Richard Gallery is presenting an exhibition on the work of artist Lilly Fenichel. Her works are featured in private collections internationally. at the Amarillo Museum of Art. or the Krasel Art Center. A piece titled The White engages with Barry’s ongoing interest in symbolism. with some traces of colours such as purple. She studied at Paris’s Ecole du Louvre and. a way to organise ideas of structure. The David Richard Gallery specialises in post-war art. Titled “High Contrast”. the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs. the Museum für Gegenwart in Berlin. his works are part of the collections of more than 25 public institutions and museums around the world. His works have been exhibited at a number of museums and galleries internationally. Op Art. Bruce Davidson photographs at the Howard Greenberg Gallery An exhibition devoted to works by Bruce Davidson is to be held at New York’s Howard Greenberg Gallery between 7 June and 31 August 2013. Solo exhibition for Keiichi Tanaami at the Mizuma Gallery Titled “Birth and Death Bridge. California. minimalism and conceptualism. illustrating the artist’s personal experiences with death. Keiichi Tanaami was born in Tokyo in 1936. Illinois. placing a special focus on The Eye of Go. “High Contrast” allows visitors to discover Lilly Fenichel’s new series of expressionist and abstract paintings. The artist mainly uses black paint on white backgrounds. amber and diluted red. and is to present 15 abstract and semi-abstract works. Lilly Fenichel’s contrast painting at the David Richard Gallery From 2 August to 7 September 2013.artmediaagency. The artist has not limited his work to a particular medium or genre. the event titled “Some Assembly Required” will continue until 7 September 2013. It features recent metallic structures. organisation and perspective – migrates onto other work. and has participated in several group exhibitions in Canada. This is to be the second solo exhibition of the French artist’s works to be held in Québec. Tanaami’s works have been widely exhibited across all continents. “Thinking in Circles” at the Fruitmarket Gallery From 1 August to 18 October 2013. The Museum of Modern Art in New York is currently presenting a solo exhibition on the works created by the artist towards the end of his career. The artist is considered to be a pioneer and icon. “Thinking in circles” takes the artist’s painting The Eye of Go as its starting point. Washington. became a member of the Académie Internationale des Beaux-Arts du Québec (Quebec’s International Academy of Fine Arts). since he has passed the limits recognised for graphic design and has experimented a variety of mediums. The artist has been awarded by the Surdna Foundation and the Pollock Krasner Foundation. which contributed to his fascination with motorcycles. as well as those of his close friends and relatives. recurring in other paintings. the Edward F. Edinburgh’s Fruitmarket Gallery is to present an exhibition of works by artist Gabriel Orozco. New York. considering how the circular geometric motif of this painting – part of a way of thinking for Orozco. in 1973. Keiichi Tanaami is an important member of post-war Japanese art. this event is the second solo show of the artist to be presented at the gallery. Through his mural constructions. as black emerges on one side as a wave that disturbs the serenity of the compositions. power and speed. who is also curating the exhibition.” an exhibition of original motorcycles and other new works by Ian Barry. Her compositions are asymmetrical. at numerous museums and institutions. Twelve sharp and bright acrylic paintings are thus presented. namely at the New Mexico Museum of Art in Santa Fe. Lilly Flenichel graduated from the Chouinard Art Institute in Los Angeles. the artist explores the tensions between painting and sculpture. referring both to minimalism and Op Art. His works are included in several museum collections. in 2007.” the show is to feature pieces resulting from a collaboration between the artist and art historian and writer Professor Briony Fer. Entitled “Thinking in circles. These works were created with oil painting on a smooth synthetic polypropylene surface. titled The Kestrel and The Black. He met Henri Cartier-Bresson during his military service in Paris. His works have been internationally exhibited. such as the New Mexico Museum of Art. Davidson graduated from the Rochester Institute of Technology and Yale University. such as experimental animation films. Entitled “Time of Change”. The Kestrel. the show features photographs by the artist who was born in 1933 in Oak Park. The artist currently lives and works in Hollywood. He studied architecture and engineering. painting and sculpture. are to be displayed alongside new pieces. including those of the Singapore Art Museum. The show is to continue until 31 August 2013. with motorcycles used as the medium through which to explore these ideas. Albee Foundation. Ted Larsen’s works at the David Richard Gallery Started on 2 August.
Pétrovich’s work focuses upon notions of ambiguity and limitation. The artist was directly affected by the scandal. An accompanying conference. and of the PROVENDI Laboratory. Ai Weiwei‘s focus on political and social subjects has lead him to become one of China’s best-known artist.” the show is to feature both paintings and drawings by the artist. from 12 to 15 September 2013. reflecting the artist’s spontaneous approach to production. the White Project gallery in Paris will be presenting the works of artist Nicolas Momein. The exhibition follows the publication of Plisnier’s book “Le Primitivisme dans la Photographie – L’Impact des Arts Extra-Européens sur la Modernité Photographique de 1918 à nos Jours” (Trocadéro. Entitled “Baby Formula”. the Claire Gastaud gallery is to present an exhibition of works by Françoise Pétrovitch. of the Art Department of the City. and has been the subject of several exhibitions and publications. drawings and sculptures since 1990. photography’s relationship to the genre is rarely considered. Mandie O’Connell. The photographer is known for his clear compositions and his intense use of colour. He graduated from ESAD (French College for Art and Design) in 2011. Each piece examines the potentially blurred distinction between painting and drawing.800 boxes of baby formula. factory workers and farmers. From 1918 to Present Day). “Stand Still and Promises” at L’Atelier – Kunst(spiel)raum in Berlin From 15 September to 5 October 2013. to be held on 14 September 2013. This exhibition is organised with the support of the Town Hall of Paris.com Promises. The exhibition aims to highlight the influence which non-European art has on photography. who were each invited to collaborate with a guest for the occassion. . the Vallois Gallery is to present an exhibition entitled “Le Choix de Valentine Plisnier” (Valentine Plisnier’s choice). but found a more assured direction towards the end of Bourgeois’s life. with his son only 4 years old at the time. In fact. located in Saint-Etienne. Nicolas Momein was born in 1980. Leila Peacock and Antoine Renard.” The show is to feature works by all of the gallery’s represented artists. www. from 10 September to 10 November 2013.artmediaagency. the influence of so-called ‘primitive’ art. Nicolas Puyjalon. L’Atelier – Kunst(spiel)raum has centred its activities around collaborations with an international selection of artists and curators. and at the IAC in Villeurbanne on the occasion of RENDEZ-VOUS 13 Jeune Création Internationale. Entitled “Françoise PETROVITCH. Françoise Pétrovitch lives and works in Cachan. Nicolas Malclès Sanuy. Her style developed over the course of her career. The artist will also be present at the Docks Art Fair. as part of Parcours des Mondes. produced between 1930 and the present day. when her research into psychoanalysis began to influence her production. and also from HEAD (Swiss College for Art and Design) in Geneva in 2012. is to be hosted by Valentine Plisnier and Christophe Flubacher. representing the artist’s preferred medium. 62 Rue Mazarine. Fifty One Fine Art Photography is to present “Eye Witness”. the Fruitmarket Gallery is to present “I Give Everything Away” an exhibition of works by Louise Bourgeois. whose works are often associated with the Surrealist movement. The exhibition is to be held at the same time as a major exhibition devoted to Bourgeois’s works: “A Woman Without Secrets” is to be held at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art between 26 October 2013 and 18 May 2014. Steve McCurry’s “Eye Witness” at Fifty One Fine Art Photography From 6 September to 23 November 2013. McCurry works for esteemed press agency Magnum. Plisnier’s show presents approximately 30 works. The exhibition is the first time that works by all of the gallery’s artists will be shown at the same time. which was on the cover of the National Geographic Magazine in 1985. These pieces will be displayed alongside two large works on paper entitled When Did This Happen (2007) and I Give Everything Away (2010). and will take place at the Alcazar. The show is to feature the artist’s Insomnia Drawings (1994-1995). and the effect each has upon everyday life. The artists represented by Kunst(spiel)raum are: Benjamin Laurent Aman. These prints are to be displayed alonside an installation measuring 80 square metres.AMA Newsletter 114 26 8 august 2013 coming soon… Françoise Pétrovitch’s works exhibited at Claire Gastaud From 27 September to 16 November 2013. continuing to produce striking portraits which focus on the human condition. For the past two years. Photography and primitivism: Valentine Plisnier’s choice From 10 to 30 September 2013. the Michael Janssen gallery in Singapore will present an exhibition on the works of Chinese artist Ai Weiwei. who is inspired by the practices of craftsmen. The show is to be accompanied by a second exhibition held between 10 and15 September 2013. approaching sleep. composed of over 1. an exhibition of works by Steve McCurry. Louise Bourgeois (1991-2010) is a French artist. and is perhaps best known for his work The Afghan Girl. and who studied alongisde Fernand Léger in the 1930s. Clémence de La Tour du Pin. 2012) (“Primitivism in Photography – The Impact of Non-European Art on Photographic Modernity. Works presented at Michael Janssen include a series of prints featuring extracts from his tweets concerning the health scandal. Paris. “Sacré Géranium” at White Project From 12 September to 31 October 2013. The event thus features the sculptures of the artist. do not distribute. at the Atelier des Testeurs Chalet Society from 25 to 29 September. created whilst Bourgeois was semi-conscious. Her works invite viewers to draw their own interpretations. Since then. Laura Gozlan. Daniela Huerta. The exhibition is to feature around 15 drawings. Renata Har. examining. using twitter to spread news of events to a wider audience. He is considered to be one of the best contemporary photographers. with the power of the artist’s practice lying in the universality of her subject. This document is for the exclusive use of Art Media Agency’s clients. the artist develops economical works and bases his practice on repurposed processes and materials. in particular. which explore the association between genres. L’Atelier – Kunst(spiel)raum in Berlin is to present an exhibition entitled “Stand Still and New works by Ai Weiwei in Singapore From 24 August to 6 October 2013. She has been producing paintings. Whilst the idea that “primitive” art has had a profound influence upon more contemporary artists and sculptors has been widely considered. These pieces are produced without sketches or prior planning. created near the time of the artist’s death. the event makes a direct reference to the contaminated milk scandal which hit China in 2008. McCurry has continue to travel the world and produce photographs. He now lives and works in Saint-Etienne and Geneva. It is to focus upon notions of durability and temporality. Giving everything away at Edinburgh’s Fruitmarket Gallery From 26 October 2013 to 23 February 2014.
film. produced predominantly using Kodachrome and Ektachrome techniques. California. Entitled Projet Hermès.000. Erwitt’s most recognisable works include the infamous portrait of Marilyn Monroe. Conceptual. He graduated from the University of Palermo with a degree in Art History. New York. Los Angeles-based artist Mark Bradford is to create a temporary exhibition for the house of collector Eloisa Haudenschild. was recently screened on fifteen of the largest digital advertising boards in Times Square. though an official annoucement is yet to be released. Giuseppe Basile was born in 1942. and is variously associated with Contemporary. built for the 2008 Olympic Games. which was on display for one day only on 3 August 2013.AMA Newsletter 114 27 8 august 2013 Artists… Article of the week… Photographs by Elliott Erwitt to feature in new publication The works of famous photographer Elliott Erwitt are to be presented in a new book. 4 are said to exceed $10.” Projet Hermès is the largest installation created by Mark Bradford to date Jack Goldstein’s work screened in Times Square A video created by artist Jack Goldstein in 1978. with news of the project being spread by arts sites including GalleristNY. and that an official statement is expected to be released shortly. Details of the project were revealed via a press release given by Times Square Arts. He was also part of the Pontifical Commission for the Cultural Heritage of the Church. construction. death… Italian restorer Giuseppe Basile has died According to an article published by Journal des Arts. including that of performance art. Fidel Castro and John F. the work was on display in the house.. The information was released by a consultant at Jean Nouvel’s architecture practice. Jean Nouvel explained that Chinese authorities were finalising details of the project. Bradford stated that the black line represented “the limit between folly and reason. who had a penchant for works beginning with the letter K. The video was screened just before midnight on 1 August 2013. generally creatives. He has been the subject of several publications and a number of exhibitions worldwide. and form part of collections in some of the world’s most esteemed cultural institutions. Goldstein was born in Montreal. programming… Temporary installation by Mark Bradford According to an article published on the website of The Art Newspaper.861 in donations. lectures.. dance. Canada on 27 September 1945 and died on 14 March 2003 in San Bernadino. Speaking on the project in an interview with the Journal des Arts. He graduated from the California Institute of the Arts. it was under his direction that Giotto’s frescoes from the Scrovegni de Padoue chapel were restored. Entitled Kolor. The book is also to feature colour photographs of important historic moments from the 20th century. as well as Leonard de Vinci’s Last Supper. who lived and worked in Italy. and of the Pontifical Commission for Sacred Archaeology. do not distribute. Erwitt began to produce films in 1970. He later became the director of Magnum Photos. His works have been exhibited at several museums and galleries.” This document is for the exclusive use of Art Media Agency’s clients. Kickstarter allows users.000.artmediaagency. and Minimalist art. Jean Nouvel to design China’s National Museum The French architect is to design the National Museum of China (NAMOC). believing them to be more memorable than others. science. His work is currently on display as part of an exhibition at New York’s Jewish museum. between love and hatred. Marina Abramovic turns to Kickstarter to fund arts institute Marina Abramovic is currently using website Kickstarter to raise funds for a centre to be named the “Marina Abramovic Institute. and will be located next to the ‘Bird’s Nest’ stadium. the book gives a subtle tribute to George Eastman. Other architects originally considered for the project included Franck Gehry and Zaha Hadid. and other forms that may develop in the future. MAI will provide an educational space to host workshops. Kennedy. residencies. He worked as a photojournalist. holding down a white dress which is blown by the draft from an air vent. with 727 people having donated to the cause. the founder of Kodak. having committed suicide. music.com . entitled The Jump.” or MAI. the work was created specifically for the house. following a recommendation made by Robert Capa. In 1987. and research. theater. The museum is be constructed in partnership with the Beijing Institute of Architecture Design. and was particularly known for his photographs depicting postwar Paris. with which he began to be associated with in 1995. The celebrated photographed bequeathed all of his works to the state through two donations – one made in 1983 and the other in 1989.. Consisting of a black line which ran across the house’s interior. Visitors to the site can view these proposals.. Giuseppe Basile has died at the age of 71 following a prolonged illness. holding the position on numerous occassions. A description of the project’s “Mission” on Kickstarter states: “Marina Abramovic Institute is dedicated to the presentation and preservation of long durational work. as well as portraits of Che Guevara. Willy Ronis(1910-2009) was a French photographer whose works have been compared to those of Robert Doisneau. and spirituality. Abramovic’s project has received $127. according to an article published in online architecture magazine Dezeen. Elliott Erwitt joined photography agency Magnum in 1953. in Pekin. published by teNeueus. out of a goal of $600. MAI will foster collaboration between art. opera. before being destoryed. and choose to donate money to those they wish to be realised. purchased by Eloisa Haudenschild four years ago. At the time of writing. fundraising. technology. His conservation and restoration work is considered to have greatly contributed towards the preservation of Italy’s cultural heritage. to present a proposal for a project which requires funding to be realised. he began directing the Intervention Service for Artistic and Historical Goods at the Central Institute for Restoration. www. which is expected to be available from September 2013. The publication is to include a selection of colour photographs. Discussing the piece. The French State becomes the universal legatee of Willy Ronis A decree released by the French Minister of Culture and Communication on 31 July 2013 announced that the French State has accepted to become the sole owner of works by artist Willy Ronis. Brassaï and Edouard Boubat. Basile was an art historian and a renowned art conserver. bringing these fields into conversation with long durational work. Of these donations.
the work. The auction is to include works by artists including Isa Genzken. She will definitely strengthen MacDougall’s expertise in this area. who is responsible for the removing No Ball Games and who will organise the sale of the piece. again. The house organises two sales each year during Russian art week in June and December.. which are to end on 29 August 2013. This is the second time that a work by the artist has been removed from its original location in order to be auctioned. and a number of auction records have been established. Whilst this may allow some buyers to acquire works at exceptionally low costs. novelty… New Banksy work on sale A new work by street artist Banksy has been lifted from the wall upon which it originally sat. friends and contemporaries.000 (CAD).5m. the National Galleries of Scotland are to present an exhibition of portraits by Man Ray. Adams added that the nature of the sale would give public institutions the opportunity to acquire works. According to Philippa Adams. publication… New catalogue of works by Pablo Picasso now available at Sotheby’s Paris From 22 June to 22 September 2013.000 and $7. www. In the same auction. The Russian art market has seen significant development since 2009. has announced that Olga Vaigatcheva is to join their team as the Director of Russian art. the total annual amount raised by the sale of Russian art has exceeded £20m. entitled Peggy’s Cove. The three sales are as follows: ‘Important Works by W. Remarkably. with four works selling above £1m. This document is for the exclusive use of Art Media Agency’s clients. The exhibition is to include over 100 works created between 1916 and 1968. gallery owner Charles Saatchi is to sell 50 sculptures and installation pieces as part of an auction at Christie’s London. Slave Labour was removed from its original setting by Sincura Group in June 2013. She previously occupied a similar position at Sotheby’s.com . by Lucassie Ikkidluak. estimated between $4.AMA Newsletter 114 28 8 august 2013 Auctions… Article of the week… Frederick Remington painting sold for $5. which offer major works by 19 thcentury to 21stcentury artists. estimated between $12. and considers the artist’s association with Dadaism and Surrealism. stated: “Olga is one of the best known and most respected professionals in the Russian art market. Catherine MacDougall. during a sale held by Cœur d’Alene Art Auction. it is hoped. Notable works featured in the auction include a watercolour by W.” Without reserve prices. artist Frederick Remington has sold his work Conjuring Back the Buffalo for $5. nomination. Charles Saatchi sells works without reserve prices According to an article published by British newspaper The Guardian. both our London and Moscow offices are delighted to provide her with their full support. Phillips. individual sellers. and First Snow – Lake Letourneau. Rockwell is known for his works representing the Boy Scouts of America. The new Director speaks Chinese. and it is hoped that she will be able to develop the Russian art market in China. who separated the work into three parts. and is to be offered for sale in Spring 2014. According to an article published by the Journal des Arts.000 (CAD). do not distribute. Olga Vaigatcheva joins MacDougall Auction house MacDougall.artmediaagency. Auction house Heffel to host 3 online sales Canadian auction house Heffel is currently hosting 3 online sales. and from the School of Oriental and African Studies at the University of London. estimated between $5.6m. It is the Sincura Group. it is a potentially risky move for artists whose works are included in the sale. the sale has “absolutely nothing to do with the divorce” between Charles Saatchi and Nigella Lawson. the Senior Director of the Saatchi Gallery in London. A total of 600 buyers participated in the sale.000 and $7. will also prevent the need for exhibition entrance fees. including Lee Miller and Kiki de Montparnasse -Man Ray’s two muses.J. which saw 300 works sold for a total of $28. the sale is to go ahead without reserve prices – a move requested by Saatchi – representing the first sale of this kind to be held at the auction house since 1970. Entitled “Man Ray Portraits”. and is to be the first major retrospective of the artist’s works to held at the museum. All proceeds from the sale are to support the gallery’s educational programmes. the Director of the auction house. a two-sided oil painting entitled Fall Landscape / The Bridge.000 and $16. Portraits on display feature the artist’s lovers. whose popularity could be influenced by the results. the works could sell for any amount. which specialises in Russian art. Icons and the Fabergé department. ‘Fine Canadian Art’ and ‘Fine Canadian and International Art’. Both events have prompted controversy. Berlinde de Bruyckere.” Olga Vaigatcheva was born in St Petersburg and graduated from the St Petersburg State University. representing a boy scout alongside George Washington and Abraham Lincoln.as well as Pablo Picasso and Salvador Dali. Founded in 2004. to be held on 17 October 2013. a soapstone work entitled Musk Ox. an oil on canvas work by Henri Leopold Masson. adding “it’s really important to open things up and give museums a chance to have a crack at acquiring these works – they need to be enjoyed and shown.000 (CAD). by Henrietta Mabel May.. Created in 1940. raising questions about the ownership of publicly-located street art.6m during a Western art auction According to The Oregonian.2m. David Altmejd and Tracey Emin.000 and $6.J.Philipps’. from Sotheby’s Institute of Art. A forthcoming sale will be organised on 27 November 2013. and has also illustrated a number of magazines and calendars. a painting by Norman Rockwell fetched $4. the show is held in association with National Gallery of London. the work examines the notion of patriotism.000 (CAD). MacDougall is one of the few auction houses which specialises in Russian art. Over the past three years. estimated between $5. and. Both Remington and Rockwell’s works were purchased by private. entitled No Ball Games was removed from its wall by the owners of the property.
as well as literary correspondence from the 18th century. before travelling to Melbourne between 16-19 August. and letters written by scriptwriter and film maker Billy Wilder.com This document is for the exclusive use of Art Media Agency’s clients. Though some of the pieces from his collection were featured in an exhibition in Pau in 1984. Gasworks and Christie’s collaborate for charity Gasworks. sphinxes. gargoyles. said: “This year’s event is special because each designer has personally selected furniture and decorative objects from the Showhouse rooms to be sold through LiveAuctioneers. as part of a sale entitled “Souvenirs d’une Pionnière de la Photographie” (Souvenirs of a Photography Pioneer). include handwritten letters. Luna Park (circa 1940). The coin in question includes an equivalent quantity of precious metals than that of Napoleon’s 20 francs. estimated between $4. Renata Lucas and Daniel Sinsel. estimated between $4.000 and $16. the majority of his works remain to be discovered.AMA Newsletter 114 29 8 august 2013 coming soon… Louis Barthou’s collection on sale at Tajan On 18 September 2013. Works on offer include Kiewa Valley Landscape (1936-1937). organised in partnership with auction house Christie’s. The sale is to feature 169 photographs given to the famous Parisian gallery owner by acquaintances. The collection was assembled by Georges-Joseph Demotte and Andrée Macé. Some of the lots on offer include Gothic doors. The auction is to be organised with assistance from experts Marie de la Chevardière and Roland de l’Espée. Goshka Macuga. on sale. dated 1880. auction house Bonhams is to offer a rare $4 Stella Coiled Hair Cameo. do not distribute. created at the beginning of the artist’s career. I know how important Southampton Hospital is to our area. estimated between €20. Gaillard was the first person to open a gallery dedicated to photography in Paris.100. which have been donated by contemporary artists who have formerly collaborated with Gasworks. Among the 425 copies that were produced. Proceeds from the sale are to go towards Southampton Hospital.artmediaagency. Woman in a Blue Room (circa 1939). which were used throughout the whole of Europe. It was during this period that she first began to print pieces.000. Being a resident of the Hamptons. This piece is now estimated between $1m and $1. hundreds of visitors attend this event to see the latest trends in interior design. which was located on Rue du Pont Louis Philippe. windows.000 and $11. A second section of the auction is to feature letters sent between political and royal figures. as dictated by some of the field’s most prominent designers. Julian R. Hampton Designer Showhouse. Traditional Home Magazine. The project was abandoned. as well as 16 residency programmes open to artists from across the world. the gallery had presented exhibitions featuring works by photographers including Henri Cartier-Bresson and André Kertesz. with part of the proceeds benefiting Southampton Hospital. to take place on 14 November 2013. but closed its doors this year.400 and $7. with all of the funds raised going towards the renovation of Gasworks’ current building. statues and architectural ornaments. Abstract Study 1938.” Works from Sir Sidney Nolan’s estate on sale at Bonhams On 20 August 2013. Agathe Gaillard’s interest in photography developed in the 1960s. Lots on offer are to include photographs by Manuel Alvarez Bravo.600 and $5. Jean-Claude Renard to auction Demotte-Andrée Macé’s collection On 23 September 2013. which is to feature pieces from the collection of Demotte-Andrée Macé. arches. . Produced briefly between 1879 and 1880. dating from the medieval era to the beginning of the 20th century. sculptures and installations. has announced that it is to undertake a charity sale.000. estimated between $3. and Entwined Heads (1940). The gallery first opened in 1975. at a time when the medium was considerably less popular than it is today. and a selection of America’s foremost Interior Designers. Icare Tent and Eyes. Ellison. estimated between S11. the coin was made for the Latin Monetary Union (LMU). Rare coin at high price On 23 September 2013. including a document confirming the purchase of copyright for Maurice Ravel’s famous Boléro. as well as the work of promising young artists such as Hervé Guibert. London-based artists. Figure and Sea (circa 1940). auction house Jean-Claude Renard is to hold a sale at Hôtel Drouot. a non-profit organisation aimed at promoting contemporary visual art. vases and bas-reliefs. The auction is to feature around 300 items.100. Works include photographs. estimated between $8.300.5m.000 and €30.600 and $5. Over the course of its lifetime. The organisation hosts four exhibitions annually. but some coins had already been created. estimated between $3. as well as a rare portfolio of works published by Lee Friedlander in 1974. which have been produced by contemporary artists including Chris Ofili. which are currently being presented as part of the 2013 edition of Hampton Designer Showhouse. www. Gasworks provides workshops for emerging.600 and $5.400 and $7. Each year. The works are to be featured in a presale exhibition in Sydney from 9-11 August. presenting works by photographers who grew to be renowned. The sale will also include more contemporary pieces.000. Bonhams in Melbourne is to present works from the estate of Sir Sidney Nolan (1917-1992).300. Tent Abstract (circa 1939). the President of LiveAuctioneers.300. The sale is to take place on 19 October. including sculptures. The auction is to feature fourteen Post-War and Contemporary works. launching a series of postcards entitled “Les Chefs d’Œuvre de la Photographie” (The Masterpieces of Photography). Charity auction in aid of New York’s Southampton Hospital An online auction is to be held on 26 August 2013 as part of a collaboration between LiveAuctioneers. paintings. estimated between $3. Christie’s to auction Agathe Gaillard collection Christie’s Paris has announced that it is auction pieces from the personal collection of Agathe Gaillard. auction house Tajan is to host a sale of manuscripts and ancient books. political tracts and historical and literary tomes. a close friend of Gaillard. which will include pieces from the collection of Louis Barthou. the one on sale is in the best condition. Pieces from the French politician’s collection which dates from the 3rd Republic. The auction is to offer 200 works.
I now work as the security advisor for all museums in France. coming under the general management of patrimony. We examine the entire structure of the museum. which includes things like how to prevent and fight fires. Working with both the Office Central de Lutte Contre le Trafic des Biens Culturels (OCBC) (the French office against the trafficking of cultural goods). including historical monuments (such as churches and cathedrals). and implement preventative strategies. If ever private museums present pieces which are particularly important to French national heritage. Last year. and together we’re in charge of museum security. It’s remarkable that there are only two organisations in the whole world dedicated to the trafficking of cultural goods (the OCBC and its Italian counterpart). who undertakes the same work for churches and cathedrals. This task has now been incoporated into another department’s work. our security work had two major components. do not distribute. This form of trafficking. It’s absolutely essential that we visit the venue itself to understand its security systems. which represents the third most-trafficked sector in the world. but also the museum’s exterior spaces. Security also incorporates the notion of safety. We receive requests to go to museums either from institutions themselves. Because it’s not possible for just my colleague and I to undertake all of these visits. their work focuses on security. We also work with police training units and magistrates in order to increase their awareness of the issues surrounding the trafficking of cultural goods. Our work consists of producing security reports.AMA Newsletter 114 30 8 august 2013 Interview… Securing the Museum Interview with Captain Guy Tubiana Museum security is a serious business in France. and quite organically I began working with the French Ministry of Culture. and the second focused on France’s museums. Like us. who looks after archeological pieces and manages the records. Captain Guy Tubiana is an integral part of this endeavour. The first was focused upon the security of architectural and heritage sites. We try to improve the security across the whole institution. www. we based our assessments on facility reports. and undertake a lot of my work in collaboration with the country’s Directors for Museums. we travel to the venue itself in order to make security recommendations on-site. I often work with museum directors to assess the conditions in which exhibitions are to be held. because of the surprises our visits throw up. where an organisation devoted entirely to the security of the country’s museums and cultural institutions has existed for 25 years. For cases like this. which primarily lies in the prevention of thefts themselves and in interrupting planned thefts before they happen. When it was first created. This represents a small portion of our activities. but we came to the conclusion that these documents were insufficient. For some time now. we have been working with an engineer whose attached to the culture sector. I request to visit exhibition sites and suggest whether the chosen venues are suitable. we also work with them. but only if our security considerations are taken into account. in France and further afield. and the French Ministry of Culture. This document is for the exclusive use of Art Media Agency’s clients. Another important part of this security work lies in training. So my role sees me act as an intermediary between these two bodies. Initially. My work is predominantly focused on security. along with my colleague. created on-site. To improve matters in this area. and only involves cases where large French exhibitions are required to travel to different countries. and look at their existing security structures before suggesting ways to improve them. Some of our work is carried out abroad. with the role having been established after a theft at the Musée Marmottan-Monet. we work with the head officers of Paris’s fire services. Art Media Agency met with Tubiana to gain an insight into the issues currently affecting arts security. We examine these institutions. our opinions are generally positive.com . What does your role with the OCBC consist of? I’m a a liason officer at the OCBC. but on fire as a particular aspect of this field. I have a colleague who is responsible for historical monuments. it’s a very complex part of what we do. looking at the storage space for their collections. for all of the museums in France. it’s something I’ve been doing for almost 25 years now. This is something I’ve really focused upon improving. This represents a major part of our work. A second part of our work focuses on temporary exhibitions. is actually rarely given the consideration it merits. Of course.artmediaagency. the Ministry of Culture decided to employ an assistant to help me in my work I recruited Captain Buffin. or from bodies such as DRAC. We offer traineeships to all members of the Ministry of Culture who wish to increase their knowledge of the sector.
however. Have you noticed any increase in the number of thefts since the start of the economic crisis? No. Well. It’s already worked very well in England and is beginning to be used more and more in France. I’ll often travel to the site of the event and help museum directors to assess the institution’s structure. Security involves. With regard to day-time security risks. to the CEPOL (European Police College). I have suggested to other European countries – during conferences and. windows. there’s no other body like this anywhere else in the world – I’ve never heard of a similar organisation in other countries. which ends with either a positive or negative opinion on the museum’s security state. who provide helpful suggestions. very few thefts occur in public museums. for example. At night. It’s a role which obviously requires a considerable degree of expertise and experience. www. to avoid the same thing happening again. not only the structural elements of a building (doors. We also consider the fact that visitors of museums come into very close proximity to the works on display. and who could work with different Ministers of Culture. and last year. more recently. I’ve never encountered any problems. In Paris.com . Around 65 million people visit museums in France every year. which allow us to mark those responsible for the crime. at that the institutions consequently have very different needs depending on whether it’s day or night. they very much do. My colleague in charge of historical monuments has seen a lot of thefts of raw materials. security bars) and its technological aspects (security cameras and alarms). do not distribute. Do you have any influence in the way security systems are structured? Specialised firms do come to see us on quite a regular basis. In reality. the situation is obviously very different. since beginning. Do your recommendations have any implications for an institution’s insurance policy? Yes. The problem with working in this way. The essence of our work is the prevention of incidences.artmediaagency. This consists of a written report which we write. marking the perpetrator and making it easy to identify him or her after the crime has taken place. During the day. particularly metals. it could well be that this reduction is directly linked to our activities. we try to keep up with the latest advances in security technology – for some time now. not for museums in France. We’re very much a preventative service. but also the human side. These reports are necessarily pragmatic. their security needs don’t greatly differ from those of other sites. with the public buzzing around priceless objects. and which could really contribute to the fight against the trafficking of cultural goods. A lot of it has to do with how we present out work – we don’t describes ourselves as inspectors but advisors. we offer a great amount of advice to institutions regarding the recruitment of security personnel. This is a tactic which is extremely dissuasive. Has your work been understood and well received during your time abroad? Yes. for example. because of this it can sometimes be very hard to determine whether we’ve been effective. but is something which is hugely important.AMA Newsletter 114 31 8 august 2013 Interview… Securing the Museum Interview with Captain Guy Tubiana As well as this. and a list of recommended preventative actions. Is the work you do particular to France? Should it be considered as one of the country’s specialities? To my knowledge. which is absolutely essential to its success. DNA vaporisers are hugely effective tools. I have been advocating the use of opaque smoke machines. that it would be beneficial to employ people who worked to improve museum security and prevent thefts. Apart from that. as we try to avoid excessive costs for the museum. In the case of a theft. This document is for the exclusive use of Art Media Agency’s clients. which similarly works with its Ministry of Culture. It’s also important to keep in mind that only around ten of these works are on top works which are found to be missing after museum inventories have been drawn up (which consider works over a longer period of time). is that it’s often difficult to measure the efficacity of the measures we put into place. which allow an entire section of an institution to be enveloped in a heavy mist. which allow museums to dispense with insurance entirely. only 22 thefts were reported. we provide a lot of insurance exemption documents. in order to develop their equipment. as a lot of our work is done in the preparatory stages of an exhibition. The historical monuments sector has certainly seen an increase in thefts. But figures on art crime have been low for several years now. although we always bear in mind the very important fact that art works are unique and irreplaceable. It decisively proves that a suspect has committed a crime.
AMA Newsletter 114 32 8 august 2013 Fairs & festivals… Article of the week… Dak’Art Biennial 2014 announces its programme Dak’Art 2014. Jessica Mensch Vancouver. ON. The National Collection is to present a collection of works belonging to the State of Senegal.000 and $15. directed by Stephen Dupont. NS. Abdelkader the programme of its eleventh edition. BC / Los Angeles. ON. the Palazzo features a retrospective of works by self-taught artist Carlo Zinelli. and these works will become part of the RBC corporate’s art collection. and cultural diversity.” an official collateral event of this year’s Venice Biennale. Damani and Ugochukwu-Smooth C. after Sandra Chipchase. QC. as well as works by Dupont himself. Yuri Kozyrev. PARIS LA DÉFENSE enlivening the largest business district in Europe 40 GALLERIES Paris La Défense Contemporary Art Fair GENERAL PUBLIC & BUSINESSES OFF SITE PRIVATE AND CORPORATE FOUNDATION EVENING CORPORATE EVENTS ART TALKS sponsorship… RBC to sponsor Art Toronto once again For the 8th consecutive year. Dupont stated that many of the photographers “have risked their lives [to get their photographs]” and added that “Nachtwey is one of the most famous documentary photographers in the world. Organisers behind the event stated that this decision follows “popular demand. using and further afield.000 in recognition of the 15th anniversary. do not distribute.com . Sean Weisgerber Saskatoon. ON. offering visibility and financial support to those at the beginning of their careers. The National Winner and two Honourable Mentions will each receive a purchase prize of $25. The exhibition runs at the same time as a show titled “The Museum of Everything” at London’s Hayward Gallery. has announced nounced that Elise Atangana. Nathaniel Hurtubise Montreal. RBC Wealth Management is to once again return as Presenting Sponsor of Art Toronto. Colleen Heslin Vancouver.” what’s on… Venice’s “Museum of Everything” extends exhibition dates “Il Palazzo di Everything. which won the World Press Award. on the Dak’Art Campus. QC. Additionally. Neil Harrison Toronto. Scott Everingham Toronto. Adam Gunn Halifax.art-oclock.Organisers of the event plan to focus on tists and art theorists working both in Africa film. has extended its opening until 18 August. Bacabar Mbaye Diop. www. Rachelle Sawatsky Vancouver.fair is also to present the results of a symposium dedicated to African sculpture. The fair aims to promote the works of ar. its Ge.000 respectively. 2014 in Dakar.000 in prize money.artmediaagency. Nzewi which is to take place from 9 May to 8 June would be responsible for directing and curating the event. NS.” with the Palazzo having welcomed 30. www. Ashley Gilbertson. deemed that they were not “in keeping with the values of the event. Jennifer Carvalho Toronto. the chief executive of public arts festival Vivid Sydney. BC. scarred by the tribal violence of the 1990s. September 19-21. Colin Muir Dorward Ottawa. Laura Findlay Guelph. believing that those who had elected to do so had failed to realised the calibre of photographers featured in Reportage. to take place between 16 and 31 October 2013 at the Village of Arts. NY. Situated in Serra dei Giardini. Now in its 15th year. This year’s finalists have been announced as: Jessica Bell Vancouver. Francesco Zizola and David Burnet. CA. The event featured works by prominent documentary photographers. and was to include pieces by Daniel Berehulak. the event as an opportunity to bring toDuring a press conference on 3 July 2013 gether artists from across the world. the Biennial dedicated to neral Secretary.000 visitors to date. 2013 2 ND EDITION CNIT. censorship… World’s leading photographers censored A number of images taken by some of the world’s leading photographers have faced censorship. This project explores the relationship between art and the environment. ON. to run until 26 August 2013. Senegal. which awards a total of $115. Speaking in an official statement. SK. BC. ON.” The images were to form part of an associated festival titled “Reportage” (25 May – 13 June). Brendan Flanagan Montreal.com This document is for the exclusive use of Art Media Agency’s clients. the competition aims to nurture and support promising emerging artists. the other 12 finalists will each be awarded $5. BC / Brooklyn. Paula Bronstein. Dupont and several other organisers behind the event were confused by Chipchase’s decision to remove around half of the show’s 35 pieces from the display. Art Toronto is to incorporate the RBC Canadian Painting Competition. Chipchase stated that “Vivid Sydney is a family-friendly event. anContemporary African Art. Tim Page. science. encouraging collaborations between artists and students.” Removed images included Andrew Quilty’s photograph of fire-ravaged bushland and James Nacthwey’s photograph of a young Rwandan man. The with the Nationale gallery in Dakar. and Aaron Weldon Halifax. BC / New York. NY. According to a report in The Art Newspaper. Brian Kokoska Vancouver.
designed by Andreas Angelidakis. as part of Random Acts. Galleries participating in Paris Photo announced Paris Photo – the first fair in the world dedicated to photography.” as well as the third edition of the “Paris Photo — Aperture Foundation Photo Book Awards”. It will also see the winner of the Visa d’Or prize announced – an award which recognises four photographers working in the following categories: Visa d’Or News. CHEIM & READ New York. is to take place between 31 August and 15 September. is to be awarded to artist Peter Imre and architect Tamás Màté. Ending on 20 October. textiles and tapestries. “Gamerz” is to open at the Ecole Supérieure d’Art of Aixen-Provence. The fair is held annually in two locations: in Paris’s Grand Palais in November. This year is the 17th edition of the fair.com This document is for the exclusive use of Art Media Agency’s clients.AMA Newsletter 114 33 8 august 2013 coming soon… 23rd Winter Fine Art & Antique Fair Olympia The 23 rd Winter Fine Art & Antique Fair Olympia is to take place between 4 and 10 November 2013. in 2014. photo and press agencies. as well as debates and discussions. closing with a musical performance by Jeff Mills. Programme for Frieze London announced The organisers behind the annual Frieze London have announced further details of the programme’s contents. Lighting. as part of Marseille-Provence 2013. antique furniture. devoted to multimedia games and their function in the field of contemporary art. KLEMM’S Berlin. this year. Visa d’Or Magazine and Prix de la Ville de Perpignan Rémi Ochlik. sculpture and photography. Lili Reynaud-Dewar and Josef Strau. all of which are hosted by the Frieze Foundation. 24 galleries are participating in the event for the first time including: 303 New York. The films will be shown both at the fair and through the UK’s Channel 4. ROLF ART Buenos Aires.” “Recent Acquisitions” and “Open Book. who will work before the fair opens to ensure the quality and authenticity of the goods presented for sale. Frieze Music is to present a performance by singer and performer Meredith Monk. Joao Silva. ESPAIVISOR Valence. including collectors and interior designers. A site-specific commission for the fair’s “family space” is to be created by Angelo Plessas. TASVEER Bangalore. This is the 3rd edition of the Asia Contemporary Art Show. The event is to take place at the Vasarely Foundation. the recipient of the 2013 Emdash Award is Pilvi Takala. co-comissioned by the Frieze Foundation and the Liverpool Biennial. GRAFIKA LA ESTAMPA Mexico. image editors. founded in 1996 – is to take place from 14 to 17 November 2013 at Paris’s Grand Palais. BENDANA|PINEL Paris. and is to present more than 2. Frieze Film is to include artist’s films by Petra Cortright. and glass.000 visitors. it will feature works by around 50 international artists whose works will be exhibited across the city’s cultural venues. fine art and prints. at the end of April. Exhibited artists include Don McCullin. Programme for forthcoming E-topie festival released The E-topie festival is to be held between 10 October to 10 November 2013 in Aix-en-Provence. and attracted over 8. rugs. Goran Tomasevic. GLAZ Moscow. E-topie is a platform dedicated to the promotion of innovative art projects which merge art with new developments in technology. which bring a large number of collectors and visitors to the capital. photographers.artmediaagency. The festival presents a host of exhibitions held across Perpignan. Asian and Islamic carpets. which will be curated by Nicola Lees this year. The fair is to feature 135 exhibitors. with the organisation ’Seconde Nature’ hosting exhibitions centred on the theme of “Chroniques de Mondes” (Chronicles of Worlds). Rivane Neuenschwander. the Emdash Award. limited editions. M2F Créations is to present “Gamerz”. The fair features stands presenting jewellery. BOUROUINA Berlin. This Autumn’s fair coincides with China’s Golden Week holidays and Sotheby’s Fall auctions. and follows the event’s success as the most influential satellite event after Art Basel in May this year. Patricia Lennox-Boyd. is also to participate in the event. They will also be presented at EMPAC. and is to feature 75 galleries from Asia and around the world. MUMMERY + SCHNELLE London. CHARIM Vienna. Phil Moore and Pascal Maitre. PARTICULIERE Paris. raising more than HK $18m. ceramics. including the Susini gallery. RHONA HOFFMAN Chicago. Japanese artist Ryoji Ikeda is to present a performance piece on the same day. Los Angeles. which is to feature 126 galleries.000 journalists. E-topie is to end on 10 November. the international festival for photojournalism. 20th century furniture. MICHAEL WERNER Cologne. CARLOS CARVALHO Lisbon.000 new works on show and for sale. as well as talks and debates. METRO PICTURES New York. Art Deco. a laboratory specialising in digital imagery. The prize rewards artists who create pieces in public spaces and. On 11 October. The show is to take place at Hong Kong’s JW Marriott Hotel. Jérôme Sessini. Peter Gidal. Several events are to take place during the course of the festival. www. This space will host projects by Gerry Bibby.000 collectors and art buyers. THADDAEUS ROPAC Paris and VASARI Buenos Aires. and in Paramount Studios. SUSANNE ZANDER Cologne. Troy. NAILYA ALEXANDER New York. IVORYPRESS Madrid. The event is to comprise sections titled Frieze Projects. . The spring edition of Asia Art Contemporary was held in May. Oraib Toukan and Erika Vogt. Ken Okiishi. and will feature exhibitions including “Private Collection. Details of Asia Contemporary Art announced The next edition of the bi-annual Asia Contemporary Art Show is to take place in Hong Kong between 3 and 6 October. BEN BROWN London. Each piece for sale is to be checked by a team of over 100 experts. silver. Arcade PACA. decorative items. The annual event brings together around 3. 25th edition of Perpignan’s “Visa Pour l’Image” The 25 th edition of Visa Pour l’Image de Perpignan. and Bois de l’Aune. POLKA Paris. Last year’s addition attracted over 23. Frieze Music and Frieze Film. Organisers have announced that Frieze Projects is to take place in a single dedicated space within the fair. and Hexalab. As previously announced. do not distribute. to be held at the Vasarely Foundation. which is to begin on 10 October with the Victor Vasarely prize. with a focus on original works.
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