1st August 2013 Report: China Xinhua Gallery, Chen Liqun page 5 Culture shock, Qiu Jie page 9 Data François Morellet page 11 Top Stories page 16 Schools page 18 Museums page 19 Galleries page 22 Artists page 25 Auctions page 26 Interview Dialogue between cultures, Anthony Phuong, page 27 Fairs & festivals page 30
“The Shock of the New”
This month, plans were unveiled for a giant, floating art museum, designed to spread out across the bay of China’s Pingtan Island, towards Taipei. Variously described as a “massive lily pad” and “flying saucer,” the project is designed by the — perhaps appropriately named — MAD architects. Expected to hold around 1,000 Chinese national treasures and modern works, the project received a great deal of media interest, with writers, bloggers and arm-chair architects all offering their opinion on the sprawling island of 130,000 square feet. But what about the art inside this glittering UFO? Whilst impressive — or at least unique — does the project say anything significant about the way we encounter works? According to an attendance survey released in The Art Newspaper in March 2013, traditional museums continue to attract a significant number of visitors each year: last year’s Cindy Sherman exhibition at New York’s Museum of Modern Art attracted 5,700 visitors per day, whilst Hockney’s show at London’s Royal Academy drew daily crowds of 7,512. In January 2013, London’s Tate Modern announced that it had received a record 5.3 million visitors during 2012, up by 9.5% on 2011’s figure.
BMW Tate Live Performance Room Joan Jonas The Shape, the Scent, the Feel of Things, Dia Beacon, New York, 2006
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Yet, whilst some of these exhibitions were held in very established institutions, each is notably “contemporary” in theme. The same survey saw exhibitions of older works struggling to achieve coveted spots in the top ten most-visited galleries. Only Leonardo’s Saint Anne — billed as the artist’s “ultimate masterpiece” — was able to thrust the Louvre into the shortlist, placing the gallery 9th in the top ten most visited art galleries, with 3,985 visitors per day. There is, it would seem, a certain zeal for the contemporary — a delight for the new, unexpected or divisive, which extends to both the architecture of contemporary galleries and the works they house. Art Media Agency succumbed to “The Shock of New” and examined the museums, galleries and projects seeking to change the way we encounter art. “Dazzling Statements” and “Spectacular Wrappers” The beginning of 2013 saw a significant number of new art galleries and museums in cities across the globe, many echoing the same strength of architectural ambition demonstrated by China’s extravagant floating museum. Unveiled in June 2013, Marseille’s Museum of the Civilisations of Europe and the Mediterranean (MuCEM) is a brightly lit cube which stands on the city’s sea front, alongside the ancient Fort St Jean. Designed by architects Rudy Ricciotti and Roland Carta, the building cost €191m to construct, and houses exhibits across two levels, with an underground auditorium seating 400. The institution is home to a permanent collection of nearly one million art works and objects, inherited from the former Musée National des Arts et Traditions Populaires (MNATP — National Museum of Popular Arts and Traditions). The new museum comes at a time when Marseille has been nominated as one of this year’s European Capitals of Culture. Whilst the new structure offers a physical celebration of this title, re-invigorating Marseille’s sea front and the area along the city’s sea wall, it also aims to be the first institution to offer a study of the culture specific to the Mediterranean region. A major exhibition considers the cultures of the Mediterranean basin and its history, and is accompanied by revolving temporary exhibitions, debates, film screenings and lectures. The structure is notable for the diverse range of its exhibitions, and its desire to present contemporary works alongside displays which directly engage with history. This ambition, however, led some critics of the gallery to comment on the “hap hazard” structure of the museum’s displays. Reviewing the museum at the time of its opening in British newspaper The Observer, Rowan Moore described the disorientating experience of passing paintings by Joan Miró to find Franco Zecchin’s mafia-themed photographs of Palermo to a replica of the Rosetta Stone. For Moore, the gallery was a “dazzle of light” which provided a “spectacular wrapper” for an incoherently arranged interior. For others, the opportunity to see such a diverse range of pieces in a single space might be the most thrilling element of the MuCEM. Perhaps this is not a curatorial accident but curatorial honesty, the museum presenting a diverse swathe of works from the region in a manner which recognises and reflects Marseille’s notoriously diverse history and population. Other museums which opened this year have similarly caught the attention of architectural critics, excited by art’s new packaging.
MuCEM, J4, Copyright Lisa Ricciotti
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The Bainbridge Island Museum of Art (BIMA) is Washington’s newest gallery and opened at Winslow on Bainbridge Island in mid-June. Placing a focus on works by local artists from the West Sound and the Olympic Peninsula, the museum is the result of a collaboration between the Island Gateway developers, Coates Design architects and PHC Construction. Its construction costs were covered by a $15.6m capital campaign, which saw significant donations from large numbers of the local population. Like Marseille’s MuCEM, this is a project with a spectacular wrapper, directly engaging with its surroundings. Yet, whilst MuCEM’s architect Ricciotti has created a centre based on the aesthetic experience of a gallery, describing his building as “the rocky bottom of the ocean, lifted up,” BIMA has combined this focus on appearance with a strong environmental awareness. Combining the latest green technologies, the building hopes to be the first art museum to achieve coveted LEED status. Discussing the project in Seattle Magazine, founding board member Cynthia Seers described how this environmental awareness comes from a more general investment in the region itself. BIMA is “not just smaller, but more regional.” It is “less about big productions and famous works than about the excellence of craft and helping newcomers get a foot in the door.” Old Museums get a face lift Some of the year’s most significant “new” arts centres have a familiar face. Subject to a major, ten-year overhaul, Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum reopened to the public in April, following a €375m rebuilding project led by Spanish architects Cruz y Ortiz. The remodelling of the institution was so extensive that only Rembrandt’s famous Night Watch remained in its original location, out of a total of 8,000 objects spread across the museum’s 80 rooms. Whilst the project placed a focus on preserving the institution’s history, by restoring and reinstating many of its 19th century frescoes, it also placed a focus on the role of new technology. New showcases designed and developed by French architect Jean-Michel Wilmotte, who previously produced projects in Paris’s Musée du Louvre and the Musée d’Orsay, are made from ultra-transparent glass, allowing natural light to illuminate works. Other spaces dedicated to art have altered their form to focus still more heavily on technology’s potential to alter the way the public encounters works of art. Whilst the Rijksmuseum’s subtle use of lighting technology came from a desire to uphold the belief, widely held by art historians, that many of the gallery’s finest works were intended to be viewed in natural light, other museums focused more directly on the growing influence which technology has on everyday life. Gallery One, a newly-opened space at the Cleveland Museum of Art, seeks to turn the gallery into an interactive space. Featuring “real works” from the gallery’s permanent collection (including works by Picasso, Rodin, Schreckengost, Panini and Chuck Close), Gallery One offers to visitors the opportunity to “explore these works of art like never before.” The centre features the largest “multi-touch microtile screen” in the United States, which displays over 3,500 objects from the museum’s collection. This project allows visitors to the gallery to shape their own visit. Though they have made it to the museum, it is no longer visitors who must seek out works. This “40-foot collection wall” brings up digital copies on demand. This screen is accompanied by ArtLens, a new app released by the Cleveland Museum of Art. This tool provides over nine hours of “additional multimedia content,” including audio tours of gallery exhibitions, videos and contextual information. Should visitors wish to move away from the screen in Gallery One to physically explore the institution’s collections, the app also provides an interactive map of collections using “indoor triangulation technology.” This virtual approach to physical works follows a growing trend for galleries and museums to make more of their contents available online. With the rise of technology, it seems restrictive to only make works available in their original format in a single gallery, even if this is one of the factors which make artworks compelling. The National Gallery in London has recently joined this movement, streaming guided tours of its most popular exhibitions into cinemas across the United Kingdom.
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Dadaists and Surrealists combined elements of theatre. along with the way in which works are visited.com
. do not distribute.” which took place at London’s Royal Academy in 2012. Conceptual. apps for smartphones and tablet computers allow art enthusiasts to access masterpieces without setting foot in the museum. At the beginning of the 20th century. Whilst some critics objected to seeing works accompanied by subjective commentary. work by Futurists. stating that “It took me a while to realize it’s [the iPad] quite a serious tool you can use. featuring first artistic programmes created purely for live web broadcast. The centres which bring us art – and the art they present — are gradually changing. And whilst such an idea will perhaps always face criticism from gallery purists (or simply those. Whilst the projects at the National Gallery and the Cleveland Museum of Art focused on putting traditional works into digital formats.
www.” Recent projects at Tate have included “Charles Atlas and Collaborators. dance. Already. Re-inventing the Museum Hockney’s works motioned towards the idea that art itself has changed — and is changing.AMA Newsletter 113 4
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In 2011. Tate’s “Tanks” respond to this need. producing works which can — and are intended to be — viewed straight from tablets.” featuring commentaries by broadcasters Mariella Frostrup and Tim Marlow. painting and sculpture. opening up three large oil tanks in Tate’s foundations to be used as a performance space. Well known for his paintings and collages.artmediaagency. but one which nevertheless reinforces the occasional inadequacy of traditional gallery spaces.” The increasing tendency for museum collections to be held online. Leonardo Live saw live transmissions of the gallery’s sold-out exhibition “Leonardo da Vinci : Painter at the Court of Milan.” Other innovations launched by the gallery include the Tate Live performance room. A work by Chris Burden famously saw the artist shot in the arm by a studio assistant — an extreme example. phones and personal computers. film. with a review in British newspaper The Guardian declaring Hockney “an artist who still genuinely matters. the idea of integrating art more seamlessly into our everyday lives.
The Night Watch Gallery. Opening in 2011. now there are more than 300.” a multi-channel video piece “exploring the intersections of media and dance. Image courtesy of Rijksmuseum
This document is for the exclusive use of Art Media Agency’s clients. Tate stated that “Ambitious and imaginative installations are pushing traditional gallery spaces to their limits. Commenting on the development. the artist himself seemed rather surprised. indicates the possibility of whole new artistic forums springing up in years to come. along with a new trend for artists such as Hockney to produce works destined for digital media alone. many praised the event for making a sell-out show accessible to an audience who would not otherwise have been able to attend. wishing to see the aspects of artworks only visible in the original).” These digital works were presented on canvases — perhaps ironically given their production method — as part of an exhibition titled “David Hockney: The Bigger Picture. understandably. Installation and Performance art demands that the traditional gallery space evolve or adapt. some contemporary artists are entirely escaping this transformation process. Commenting on the transition to this new technology. John Cage and Robert Rauschenberg. with notable proponents being Merce Cunningham. When Tate Modern opened in 2000 there were 86 large-scale installations in the collection. The artist’s move to technology attracted wide-spread attention. 74-year-old artist David Hockney began producing works on an iPad a few years ago. and improving its accessibility might stimulate interest – and vital support – in institutions which work to promote cultural heritage. whilst the 60s saw a rise in Performance Art. Photo credit: Iwan Baan.
based on my experiences and training. I think that I can and I really will do my best to allow Europeans to develop an interest and love for Chinese culture. director of the Xinhua Gallery
On the occasion of the grand opening of the Xinhua Gallery (Chine Nouvelle). and my background enabled me to learn a lot about the country. It is one of the most beautiful countries in the world. geographically speaking. Paris is also at the centre of Western Europe. the gallery has chosen to collaborate with the AFP for our inaugural exhibition. or Xinhua’s agency) abroad. since Paris is a major cultural centre in Europe for Chinese people. This was my third long stay in Paris. I worked in France for three years as a photography journalist. and as Europe is the cultural centre of the world. while I was working at the central office of the Chine Nouvelle press agency. and France is an art country with a pleasant environment. I have already studied business at a major school in Paris. as this is a first commercial trial for the Xinhua press agency (Chine Nouvelle. Managing the Xinhua Gallery as a director in France is a completely new experience for me. as everyone knows. so the UNPD asked to organised a new edition on the theme of energy the following year. even to North Africa. Upon my initiative. wherever I go. because Paris is the leading capital of Europe.AMA Newsletter 113 5
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A new view of China – Interview with Chen Liqun. We chose Paris for various reasons. First of all. Chen Liqun. In Paris. since its establishment 80 years ago. Art Media Agency had a talk with its director. discovering diverse cultures. and I stayed there for one year as a student in Europe. I co-organised an international photography contest with the United Nations Program for Development (UNPD). This is the first time that the AFP and a foreign press agency have established a collaboration. I was accepted at the EU-China Managers Exchange and Training Programme at the ESCP. We decided to open the gallery in Paris. From 2002 to 2005.
www. which allows me to appropriately run a business in France. I became the editor of the photography department when I joined Chine Nouvelle’s press agency’s central office. What is the role of the Xinhua Gallery in the field of arts in China? The Xinhua Gallery was launched in 2010 as a new project that was developed throughout the past few years. And for my professional experiences. since I travelled a lot through different cities. In 2009. My sense of communication and my ability to adapt have allowed me to establish great relationships. That’s also the reason why I cherish my experiences. This event was intended to draw the public’s attention on the fight against poverty. do not distribute.artmediaagency. the Xinhua Gallery can thus expand itself to the whole of Europe. Could you please present your background? I studied literature and linguistics after obtaining my Master’s Degree in World Literature. in order to find out more about the projects of this new Parisian gallery.com
. in terms of culture. In 2011. Why did you choose to settle in Paris at this moment? We chose the location for the Xinhua Gallery after a lot of reflection. Honoré Courtesy of Xinhua Gallery
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Front of Xinhua Gallery Rue du Faubourg St. I also love art. I worked as a photography journalist in Paris. It is also a first for the Xinhua Gallery. As for me.
after discussions. but we are open to all genres of photography. in the fields of politics. besides the images on the theme of politics. We favour photography with all of its genres. the traditions of various countries. including themes surrounding world heritage. including culture. Through the photographs that it will exhibit. which will be an excellent start. but I welcome the presentation of other visual media as well. the economy. As for the content of these exhibitions. In order to do that. We are planning on covering other artistic sectors in time to come. we mainly exhibit photographs. with professionals from China and abroad. The Xinhua Gallery’s project goes from the presentation of photography to other visual media. director of the Xinhua Gallery
Its goal is to show the development and progress of China. who will select the 25 best images for the exhibition. with people eager to attend. we hope to organise better quality exhibitions in the future. Are all the artistic mediums that you will present mainly based on photographic documentaries? As the name of the Xinhua photography gallery suggests. centred on politics while leaving place for different aspects of everyday life. we will focus on all forms and visual productions that will catch our attention. we have established an agreement on the following criteria: each party has to provide 400 snapshots regarding the development of France and China’s 50-year relationship. On the occasion of this collaboration. both artistic and cultural. The Xinhua Gallery is geared to become a major platform for cultural exchanges. culture and social issues. society and celebrities.
This document is for the exclusive use of Art Media Agency’s clients. This exhibition will be more than a simple retrospective. The inaugural exhibition of the gallery will feature snapshots that were taken throughout the past five decades. This will allow us to organise a complete exhibition. sports. the gallery’s goal is to allow the public to discover diverse cultures.
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. Since our inaugural exhibition has drawn great attention from the start.
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What programme have you planned for upcoming exhibitions? All eyes will be on the Xinhua Gallery once it opens. education and the arts. we wanted to choose images reflecting the various aspects of everyday life. do not distribute. How did you choose these images? The photography exhibition titled “50 Years of Friendship between France and China” is the fruit of a collaboration between the Chine Nouvelle press agency and the France-Presse agency (AFP).AMA Newsletter 113 6
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A new view of China – Interview with Chen Liqun. My background in journalism and my predilection obviously influenced my choice for this genre. without leaving aside the great moments of their history. from all artistic sectors and genres as possible.artmediaagency. and to promote a better understanding of different populations. economics. Each party has to designate an exhibition commissioner. we would like to present the best emblematic works of Chinese photography. On that note. we do develop this activity now. and a little tough because it is mainly based on politics. As for photographic documentaries. The choice of photographs that will be exhibited highlights the establishment of the diplomatic relationship between the two countries.
I have a few friends at Magnum. Our mission is to promote photography and Chinese culture on a worldwide level. With great trademarks.artmediaagency. Is the Xinhua Gallery planning on organising big artistic events? I am not an expert on other artistic fields. I contacted him regarding a potential collaboration. There are also new photography festivals that offer exhibition opportunities. We became friends.AMA Newsletter 113 7
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A new view of China – Interview with Chen Liqun. we have received lots of collaborative suggestions from professionals in the art market. We have all the functions and regular activities needed to run a gallery. but on a real dialogue that we are seeking to develop. Is the Xinhua Gallery planning on representing artists? We represent artists in the long term. I had a discussion with them regarding the possibility to organise an exhibition showing the snapshots of these great photographers in regards to China. since the inauguration of the gallery. including fairs dedicated to photography. as well as photographic concepts in France. China is also concerned. This promotion will be done through a collaboration between the two countries.
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Our major exhibitions will be centred on artistic. He has a very interesting project for humanity: ecology. I am interested in the works of Sebastião Salgado. years ago. lots of photographers went to China to create reports. nor on a discourse from China to Europe. Our role regarding the representation of artists will be developed in time to come. in terms of photography. France organises a great number of artistic festivals. Marc Riboud…
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This document is for the exclusive use of Art Media Agency’s clients. Will these projects be organised through the initiative of the Chine Nouvelle agency or of professionals from the two countries? They will be done through the initiative of professionals from both countries. this field is developing at a very fast pace and has a colossal market. Besides Salgado. As far as I’m concerned. We have a project but it has not yet started to become a reality. their reputation and quality need improvement. although these events are numerous in China. Is there a French artist whose works you would like to exhibit? Yes. we will certainly exhibit photographic works. However.com
. a great Brazilian photographer who lives in France. He is very interested. economic and sporting exchanges. His works are fantastic. social. Henri Cartier-Bresson. all great names have become trademarks. In fact. in order to encourage exchanges but also to develop the level of Chinese photography. In China. So my goal is to promote the best European artistic events in China. However. as well as cultural projects between China and France. photographs. we could organise exhibitions or other events in partnership with the Chinese. like Robert Capa. We will develop our gallery according to the circumstances. A gallery’s role is to represent artists. As Europe is equipped with a well-anchored and large platform. while this offer is very much limited in China. with a branch of events or with the creation of a new event based on this genre. do not distribute. the photography market in China is not mature enough and needs improvement. since many professionals want to make themselves known in Europe. In France. So all events will not be based on the initiative of one party.
we are not depending on it to make profits. Which means that we are seeking to be universal. As the gallery only represents a part of the activities of our company. I am convinced that dialogues are the best way to create real communication. do not distribute. The Xinhua Gallery’s main objective is then to promote Chinese culture. The Xinhua Gallery remains a window through which we do not plan on making profits.
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This document is for the exclusive use of Art Media Agency’s clients. Through the photographs that will be exhibited. while highlighting cultures from around the world. is it based on a purely educational approach. On that note. along with their various themes. How does the gallery plan on linking this mission to the promotion of other cultures? The Xinhua Gallery places special emphasis on the promotion of Chinese culture. but it is first of all a company. which comes from our other activities. I will do my best with the Xinhua Gallery. before becoming a business tool. which is a window for the promotion of Chinese culture to people all around the world. in order to facilitate exchanges and refrain from presenting our own discourse. In my opinion.com
. the gallery’s goal will be to allow the public to discover diverse cultures and to promote a better understanding of different populations. in order to better understand China and its culture. And I believe that the Xinhua Gallery will be a major platform for cultural exchanges. director of the Xinhua Gallery
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A new view of China – Interview with Chen Liqun. its goal is to also make profits. We are in fact looking for a balance between art and business. like the broadcasting of Chinese culture and the promotion of tourism in China. or will it develop a business strategy? The gallery is based on an educational approach.artmediaagency.
www. a gallery is first of all a place for cultural exchanges. In essence.
because of a lack of means. I started practicing this medium while I was studying at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Geneva. In order to learn more about his work. these drawings became larger as I wanted to express many more things through them. My choice regarding pencils was is in fact based on my “economical” strategy. In fact. At the start. You work solely with pencils. event though I also work with other mediums today. Could you please present your background? I was born in 1961 in Shanghai. while I was finishing my studies. I further tried to find a solution to these financial constraints. I then went to Geneva.
This document is for the exclusive use of Art Media Agency’s clients. and drawing seemed to be my best asset. my first large-scale work was made in 1993. after the death of Mao. I started improving my work by creating larger productions. I wanted to create large-scale works. linking my desire to create with my means.
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However. Art Media Agency had a talk with Qiu Jie. My works with pencils are then easier to notice. do not distribute. Many years ago. At the age of 17.artmediaagency. China entered into a new era .AMA Newsletter 113 9
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Known for his large-scale pencil drawings. from 13 September to 26 October 2013. which I still admire. but not as a direct means of expression.
www. where I joined the country’s Ecole des Beaux-Arts. I then started to create large drawings. I did all my high school studies during the Cultural Revolution. I afterwards attended the School of Decorative Arts in Shanghai. But little by little. Back in China.com
. where I studied for three years. Could you please explain why you chose this medium? Well. I had already developed a strong basis on realist techniques. Pencil drawings are often considered as a true passion. I was not able to produce big installations. So I have been working with this medium for about twenty years now. Chinese artist Qiu Jie will be presenting his new series at the Art Plural Gallery in Singapore. I only created small drawings. In my third year at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts.
I am not a political artist. in order to create my own language. and I developed a very particular. However. I don’t know why. do not distribute. moving to Europe represents a major step. Among all of your creations. Today. but I also admire Chinese artists. What are your sources of inspiration? I have always loved to tell stories about my personal life. To be honest. everything is created very fast these days. In fact. my personal background had major repercussions on my creations. nostalgia in particular. and I spend a lot of time creating them. since they form a means of expression for my feelings. and I “digest” everything that I see and the feelings that I experience. This series is very important and already includes eight works.artmediaagency.AMA Newsletter 113 10
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How do you describe your art? My work has enabled me to greatly improve my drawing technique. It all greatly affected me. My main concern is nostalgia. Today. I stand out in the artistic sphere. when I draw pedestrians. I am inspired by everything.com
. I had a great desire for new things. is there a particular work that you prefer? I devote myself to all of my works.
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This document is for the exclusive use of Art Media Agency’s clients. My work is based on aesthetical feelings that can sometimes become political. My works are like my children: I can’t favour one over another! In deeper terms. My sources of inspiration can come from anywhere. I pay particular attention to the representation of details. I start remembering my life in the streets. I find it hard to come up with a speciality in contemporary art. as I do a lot of research and meditation. during my personal exhibition at the Art Plural Gallery. because of its history and its compositions. I think that my drawings are in fact quite particular and profound. Obviously. since this feeling is very complex. There are works that are more important and that require more time for their production. for any famous Chinese artist. At the start. it is like a novel. I do enjoy visiting museums and I am moved by the works of all great classical artists. I don’t think that any particular artist has had a special influence on my work. For me. La Neige touches me in that sense. Could you please present your last series? The last series on which I worked is dedicated to street stories. research is very important and has a very special place. from 13 September to 26 October 2013. To me. In fact. I will continue to work in this same direction with my future works. and I discovered another culture that was very different. my work takes much more time. since I think that my background is very atypical. Everything that I experienced are expressed in my drawings.
www. In fact. an atypical work like La Neige is more representative of my practice. although I place all of my creations on the same level. I am mostly touched by aesthetical beauty. very personal work method thanks to this confrontation between two worlds. Otherwise. This series will be present for the first time in Singapore. Then with drawings of this size and this creation process. feelings are all that count in my opinion. I faced a considerable change in the system. there are lots of talks about “political art”: event though my works sometimes have political references. I have been living in Geneva for about 25 years now: I am getting a little old! Then I am very much affected by nostalgia.
Dany Lartigue. Francisco Sobrino and JeanPierre Yvaral. François Morellet started his series Paysages Marines in 1988. Starting from 1971. Matisse Museum in Cateau-Cambrésis. When he returned to Paris. François Arnal. enabling him to exhibit one of his works at the Salon de la Société Nationale des Beaux-arts. StiftungfürKonkreteKunst de Reutlingen in Germany…). with Les Systèmes à Travestir. and the art of light kinetics became the centre of GRAV’s creations. the artist participated in the Venice Biennale. François Morellet invented a new system based on the number π. he produced works with a more Baroque style. Relâches and Free Vol. which led him to begin another series titled Défigurations. Among the encounters that influenced his works were the ones with Philippe Condroyer. with divers light intensities (just as Dan Flavin). Jean-Denis Maillart gave him painting lessons some years later. Joël Stein introduced him to the works of Marcel Duchamp and Piet Mondrian. then at American museums in the 1980s.
www. he was able to host his first personal exhibition in Paris in 1950. Christian Chenard. François Morellet is represented by the Galerie Kamel Mennour. Two years later. the group published a manifesto catalogue for the Maison des Beaux-arts in Paris. There.com
. where he met Almir da Silva Mavignier. He also developed an interest in the works of Raoul Dufy and Amedeo Modigliani. At the beginning of the 1990s. numerous retrospectives and exhibitions on his work were held in Europe (Galerie Nationale du Jeu de Paume in Paris. In the 2000. He also developed an interest in the interplay between art and architecture. François Morellet created the Groupe de Recherche d’Art Visuel (GRAV. In 1962. but the group was dissolved in 1968 after organising several exhibitions. a French Visual Arts Researched Group). After obtaining his high school diploma. Joël Stein. Julio Le Parc. which greatly influenced his artistic practice. In 1970.artmediaagency. along with his close friend Victor Vasarely. As he became known as one of the greatest geometrical abstraction artists of the second half of the 20th century. retrospectives on his works were organised at various European museums.
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François Morellet was born on 30 April 1926 in Cholet. do not distribute. It was then that François Morellet started working with neon.
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. while Germany exhibited his work 28 times. Among the venues that hosted his exhibitions the most often are the Galerie Hervé Bize in Nancy. his works have been exhibited more regularly in his homeland. France.
www. As for the artists whose works have been exhibited the most alongside those of François Morellet. the Galerie M in Bochum. 52 exhibitions were organised in France. While his works benefited from limited exhibitions at the end of the 20th century. Sol LeWitt and Max Bill. with 184 events.artmediaagency. France. passing Germany (160). In total. Moreover. Jesús Rafael Soto. Günther Uecker. the leaders are Josef Albers. Switzerland (44) and the United States (28). and the Galerie Mark Müller. do not distribute. the number of exhibitions devoted to François Morellet has been continually increasing.AMA Newsletter 113 12
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Since the beginning of the 2000s. over forty exhibitions were held annually throughout the past five years.
with about $50.000. François Morellet’s paintings are sold for an average price doubling this amount.artmediaagency.com
.2m. in December 2012 for $234. this average price conceals some major disparities and does not allow the true value of the artist’s creations to be appreciated.AMA Newsletter 113 13
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At auction houses. But the medium that has allowed François Morellet to reach his highest average prices is multimedia.630. François Morellet’s works have achieved a total turnover of nearly $7. followed by the sculpture 4 Panneaux avec 4 Rythmes d’Éclairage Interferon’s (1963).000.
Evolution of the number of lots Evolution of the revenue Evolution of the average value of lots
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This document is for the exclusive use of Art Media Agency’s clients. while the artist’s sculptures are sold for about $15. at Sotheby’s Paris.562. do not distribute. but this time in Paris.000. the artist’s record was set in 2012 at Sotheby’s Amsterdam for the painting titled 2 trames de tirets 0° 90° (1972). Among the works that achieved the largest sums. While the number of his lots offered on auction have considerably increased throughout the past ten years. which was also sold at Sotheby’s. In fact. as in most cases.
www. But. Superposition De 2 Trames De Carrés (Mailles 75mm Et 80mm) Inclinées à 2° Et 178° (1973) was purchased for $227. François Morellet’s popularity is more considerable than ever. with an average price exceeding $17.000. which was sold for about $490. superior to $30.680 hammer price. In 2011.
As for the auction houses where his sales have been conducted.artmediaagency.
www. multiples. which has enabled him to pres ent drawings. they are very diverse. France remains the country where his work has known the most success. as well as multimedia works. more than half of his turnover was achieved there. Sotheby’s Paris in particular. As for the unsold rate of François Morellet’s works. while his creations have been offered in various countries.
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. In regards to the venues where the French artist’s works have been sold. do not distribute. his creativity is expressed through diverse mediums. with the sale of 81% of his lots offered at auction houses.AMA Newsletter 113 14
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Although the artist’s paintings represent nearly 2/3 of his turnover at auction houses. it remains relatively low for the contemporary artist. In fact.
Ne pas distribuer. he produced his top 3 works. Judy Millar (NZ). as of 13 September 2013 and until 19 October.. Jan van der Ploeg (NL). NuriaFuster (ES). Alan Uglow (GB).. an exhibition on François Morellet’s works titled ‘’schwarz // weiss’’ will be held alongside those of Frank Badur (DE).
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The 87-year-old artist experienced a very intense creation period in the 1970s. At that time. However. the M-Arco fund is presenting a personal and original exhibition on François Morellet’s work.AMA Newsletter 113 15
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Auction results from Artprice. Han Schuil (NL).
www. and his creations pertaining to that period are the most sought after.artmediaagency. AllysonStrafella (US). Among the fifteen works displayed. and Gordon Walters (NZ). Francois Morellet (FR). In addition. at the Box in Marseille. which are also his top sales. Ronald de Bloeme (NL). nine of them are original. RagnaRobertsdottir (IS). Marsha Cottrell (US).
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Until 24 September 2013. 5x3. Mikala Dwyer (AU). very few of his works created from the beginning of the 1980s to today are offered.com
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The John Moores Painting Prize is organised in association with the National Museums Liverpool’s Modern Masters exhibition series part funded by the European Union — the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).000 voucher for photographic materials. Attorneys attached to the case have stated that Glafira is suspected to have sold sixty works of art which buyers were led to believe had been produced by some of the most significant artists of the 20th century. which offered the world some of the first glimpses of the extraordinary American landscape and people.
legal matters. the APT’s collection includes over 10. which will begin on 5 July 2014. all of whom are APT members. the APT’s Institute organises exhibitions and makes works in the collection available online. Participating artists are chosen by a committee and must deposit 20 works of art over a fifteen to twenty-year period. which is organised in association with Paris’s Town Halls. The prize is open to all contemporary artists – regardless of age. They were stolen by Anders Burius. is to present the works of forty photographers. knowingly profiting from the sale of pieces which were fake.000. and artists Lynette Yiadom-Boakye.
www. She is also accused of concealing the turnover produced by the sales of fake works between 2006 and 2008. Artists who wish to participate in the event have been asked to submit their applications before 10 September 2013.000.AMA Newsletter 113 16
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Artist Pension Trust to sell works from its collection The Artist Pension Trust (APT) has announced that it is to sell 5. The prize rewards works produced by painters who are based in the United Kingdom. and Chantal Joffe English painter.600 artists from 75 countries. held at the Liverpool Biennial.artmediaagency.
call for applications…
Applications open for the John Moores Painting Prize Organisers behind the John Moores Painting Prize 2014 have called for applications.The ownership of the artworks is retained by the artists. There is no specific theme which entrants must adhere to. which is to take place in March 2014 at the Arsenal.” Two rare books returned to Sweden The United States has returned two rare books to the National Library of Sweden. These paintings have now been revealed as counterfeits. First held in 1957. Venice.com
. but show depictions of regions in the United States. the APT has indicated a preference for collectors and institutions. The winner is to receive €35. The competition culminates in an exhibition held at the Walker Art Gallery every two years. If found guilty of the charges. This year’s jury consists of Tim Marlow. The prize is organised in partnership with the John Moores Liverpool Exhibition trust. has released a call for applications. committing suicide shortly after the confession. Forty percent of the net proceeds derived from the sale of an artwork will go straight to the artist whose work was sold. including Pollock. which should be submitted by 30 October 2013. Burius admitted to having taken the works in 2004. and. gender or origin — and welcomes applications in a broad range of media. US attorney Preet Bharara stated “The indictment depicts a complete circle of fraud perpetrated by Glafira Rosales – fake paintings sold on behalf of non-existent clients with money deposited in a hidden bank account. The APT seeks to provide long-term financial security to artists who otherwise may not have a retirement plan. The organisation was founded by entrepreneur Moti Shniberg and economist Dan Galai in 2004.000 works. According to an article published in Journal des Arts. with runners up receiving £2. only to end up in the land depicted in their pages more than 300 years ago. were wrongfully taken from the National Library of Sweden. 5. with authorities suggesting that Rosales was entirely aware of their status. During this time. and applications should be submitted online via the fair website. money laundering and the failure to disclose sums of money stored in off-shore bank accounts. the founder of the prize. of those for sale.” The books were part of the collection of 56 rare and unique pieces held at the National Library of Sweden. the John Moores Painting Prize is the UK’s best-known painting competition and is named after Sir John Moores (1896-1993). held in Venice each year.000 of the artist’s works are not intended for auction.000 will be given to a single artist in each of the following categories: Sculpture and Installations. Winners of this year’s edition of the prize are to receive a grant of £25. produced by 1. stating: “These two books. and aims to support artists and to bring to Liverpool the best contemporary painting from across the UK. Participants have the opportunity to win one of three prizes: the winner of the competition’s first prize is to receive €3. Manhattan-based lawyer Preet Bharara commented on the case.
Glafira Rosales under investigation Art trader Glafira Rosales is currently being investigated for suspected tax fraud. Applications open for 8th International Arte Laguna Prize The 8th International Arte Laguna Prize.
This document is for the exclusive use of Art Media Agency’s clients.000 works from its collection. do not distribute. Director of Exhibitions at White Cube. Zeng Fanzhi. Rothko and de Kooning. Photographic Art. after the works were stolen in 1990. with the deadline for submissions being 25 October 2013.
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Applications open for photography fair “La Quatrième Page” “La Quatrième Page” is a fair dedicated to photography. 32 percent will go into a Pool from which all artists will receive a pro-rata share tied to their artwork investments. The prize is to close with an exhibition. The works are part of Sweden’s Royal Collection. 28 percent is retained by APT to cover operational costs. Video Art and Performance. and will receive a €1. which forms a key strand of the Liverpool Biennial. A second prize winner will also receive exhibition space at the fair. while the APT Collection is stored and insured by APT until the work is sold. The prize culminates in a group exhibition featuring works by applicants. whilst prizes of €7. which takes place between 31 October and 5 November 2013. a former library employee who attempted to present the works at an auction in Germany. which is to host the Virtual Art section.500.000 and a stand during the fair. Works given to the trust are held for up to twenty years. Rosales could face up to 59 years in prison. The winner of the third prize is to similarly receive exhibition space during the event. and Virtual and Digital Art. and the Telecom Italia Future Centre. whose works are to be presented in the city’s Espace des Blancs-Manteaux. The event..
who directed the museum’s newspaper Art Ukraine. The event will be accompanied by visits to museums and art performance pieces. Commenting on the event she stated: “You cannot criticize the homeland. with a special display devoted to Brazilian culture. held in front of the 26 July 2013. and will be supported by a touring exhibition. sought to sell the piece and contacted Bozena Nikiel to receive a proof of authenticity for the painting. A car that appeared to be carrying officials was shown plunging into the vat — thought to be a reference to the numerous traffic accidents caused by officials in the country. an Jean Metzinger expert. According to Hans-Martin Hinz.000 museum professionals. Bozena Nikiel said that “no one can make me go against my personal convictions. The two porcelain vases are to be offered at auction.. which resulted in 8 arrests. the president of the ICOM. professional training. The expert. which she is not convinced is by Metzinger. Ingrid Swenson is to work in the Midlands. The vases were originally bequeathed to the Reverend Samuel Edward Valpy Filleul by a Chinese trader. an event which is held in a different country every 3 years. Curator Helen Kaplinsky will undertake research along the East coast of England. who insisted that the work was authentic and should be recognised as such. a painting supposedly created by Metzinger. Rio de Janeiro is to host the 23rd Gene ral Conference of the International Council of Museums (ICOM). I feel that anything said against the homeland is immoral. Three curators are to be assigned to the project. and to discuss the museum’s role in society. which was founded by Natalia Zabolotna. The painting. do not distribute. They had been held at the Reverend’s house.” Zabolotna also claimed that Kuznetsov had diverged in his work from the concept that was previously agreed upon. Laurent Alexandre.
Assessment of England’s regional collections According to an article published in The Art Newspaper. “This is an opportunity to strengthen ICOM’s presence in the region. the current owner of the canvas.artmediaagency. upon returning to China and making his fortune. following a debate surrounding an authentification certificate for Maison Blanche. the woman who accused two police officers and a civilian of beating and raping her last month — a case which prompted protests across the country. and has been understood as an assault on the liberty of expression for artists in the country. and in the South and East of England. Two other members of museum staff resigned in protest: Kateryna Stukalova. London’s Whitechapel Gallery and the Contemporary Art Society have joined to launch a project that explores the impact of private collecting and philanthropy on regional collections across the UK. This project is sponsored by the Arts Council England. the trader send the two vases to the Reverend as a means of thanking him for his rescue. the artist described his shock upon hearing that the work had been destroyed. Presented alongside this group is a figure resembling Iryna Krashkova. where they are expected to reach in excess of £100. The event aims to encourage participants to share their ideas and expériences in the field.AMA Newsletter 113 17
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Rio to host the 23rd General Conference of the ICOM From 10 to 17 August 2013. as well as talks and publications.
. the deputy director of the Mystetskyi Arsenal museum. covering Volodymyr Kuznetsov’s Koliivschina: Judgment Day with black paint because she deemed the work immoral. though this body has denied any affiliation with the event. has refused to issue a certificate for the piece. a mural measuring 11 meters by 5 meters. The event happened the night before a scheduled visit by President Viktor Ianoukovytch’s. In 2005. whom the Reverend had saved from drowning.”
Freedom of expression in critical state for artists in the Ukrain The deputy of Kiev’s Mystetskyi Arsenal Museum has resigned. Commenting on the event in the press. al lowing museum professionals from across Latin America and around the world to dialogue on the future of our field. just as you cannot criticize your mother. however. Bozena Nikiel. the theme of this year’s conference is “Museums (Memory + Creativity) = Social Change”. The director’s behaviour has sparked protest across the country. The court called upon M. and will consider the role of art schools as centres for creative production. The event sparked a protest. has announced her intention to go to Paris’s high court. this is to be the second time that one of its general conferences is held in South America.”
Rare set of Chinese vases discovered According to an article published on the website of The Telegraph . In an interview published by Next Libération. 200-year old Chinese vases have been discovered. where she will consider the placement of art works and “the debates around their perceived and actual value”. showed a flaming nuclear reactor with priests and judges semi-submerged in a vat of red liquid. ICOM was created in 1946. and Alexander Solovyov. presenting an exhibition entitled “Great and Grand” which expresses pride for her country by way of compensation. the trafficking of cultural goods and the preservation of national heritages. It has been suggested that Zabolotna acted following pressure from the Ministry of Culture in advance of the President’s visit. and had passing through several generations following his death in 1931. focusing her study on the South of England. a second Metzinger expert. The pair became friends and. after the institution’s director Natalia Zabolotna’s destroyed one of the museum’s paintings. Research for the project is to be conducted at institutions in the Midlands. however Nikiel appealed against this decision.
research. between 1820 and 1950. whilst Gaia Tedone is to examine the individual’s role “in creating visions for particular collections”. and will consider topics including collaboration between museums. The conference is to take place over 8 days. who was due to inaugurate an exhibition dedicated to Ukraine’s cultural heritage. The vases are thought to havebeenc reated during the Qing Dynasty. Another painting also seemed to have been taken out of the exhibition. Natalia Zabolotna has since then apologised for her actions. a set of rare. going to a Court of Appeals who only re-iterated the instructions which the first court had given. Perazzone..
This document is for the exclusive use of Art Media Agency’s clients.000. A decision given following an intial court hearing demanded that Nikiel release an authenticity certificate to Alexandre. Debate surrounds authenticity of Jean Metzinger painting According to an article published in The Journal des Arts. Bringing together over 2.
Arts Writing newest arts journal from the publi . Ira Wagner and Zack Zoll. and specialises in publications written by academics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. including The Making of the Bibles Moralisées. The MIT press is in its 51st year.” Some of the questions the school intends to ask are: “What are the professional boundaries and competences of a curator? What are his/her author’s rights and professional duties? What are the levels of knowledge and skills that define this new sphere of professional activity? How should this specialised experience be applied and portrayed professionally?” The school was conceived in 2012. Issue 2 is to feature ring the 1970s (Leonhard Lapin). Carol Strohecker formerly directed the University of North Carolina’s multi-campus Center for Design Innovation. Featured ar of its latest issue of ARTMargins . critic and theorist Viktor Misiano. the Harvard University Graduate School of Design.
“Split Seconds” presented by MFA graduates at the Hartford Art School An exhibition entitled “Split Seconds” is to take place between 7 and 12 August 2013 at the Joseloff Gallery. curatorship and conservation. each of whom is recognised for their outstanding research projects and contributions to the humanities and social sciences. The V-A-C Foundation is a non-profit private institution founded in Moscow in 2009.200 students. Connecticut. Michael Dalton II. Mark Steinmetz. Doug Dubois. Directed by contemporary art curator. Stgrohecker is expected to bring valuable knowledge to the RISD. the programme places a strong focus on the contemporary art system in Russia. Felipe Russo. Adam Long.Al-Bahloly. Susan Lipper. theory Mari Laanemets. The Courtauld Institute is considered to be one of the world’s most esteemed centres for the study of art history. Alice Rose George. which has been reprinted five times and translated into four languages. art educator. Dhākira Hurra in Dia Azzawi’s Drawings with this edition placing a special focus on the Massacre of Tel al-Zaatar.artmediaagency.. or scholar. with its attached gallery holding some of Britain’s most valued art.in 20 th Century Egypt . and offers both undergraduate and graduate degrees to around 3. Saleem contributions from scholars. which was awarded the 2002 Gruendler Prize for the best book in medieval studies. as well as Early Christian and Byzantine Art. Ron Jude. Volume 2. Anneka Lenseen. Daniel Claus Reuter. She is to join the institution’s team of professors at the end of the month of August. The School of the Art Institute of Chicago opened in 1866. Nicholas Silberfaden. The three-year course offers a tailor-made approach. being promoted to Reader in 1995 and Professor in 2002. committed to supporting contemporary art in Russia. which the foundation said “has turned the curator into one of the most important and at the same time problematic figures within the Russian cultural context. The MFA includes studio visits and immersive summer residencies at SAIC’s Chicago campus. artists. and will contribute to the ongoing development of its strategies. He became a member of the institute’s academic staff in 1982. She has also taught at the Maryland Institute College of Art.” The programme operates in conjunction with the SAIC’s nationally-ranked graduate fine arts programme. Dorothee Deiss. crafting a programme which is shaped around the interests and talents of participants.
This document is for the exclusive use of Art Media Agency’s clients. focusing on a specific topic each year. writer. an art history professor. Appointment at the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) The RISD has announced the appointment of Dr Carol Strohecker as Vice Provost for Academic Affairs. Dr. titled “Low Residency Master of Fine Arts” (or Low-Res MFA). whether they consider themselves to be either “a contemporary artist.
. theoreticians and critics who are interested in art history and political movements from across the world. John Lowden studied English as an undergraduate at Cambridge. Flight intoTomorrow: and cultural politics in emerging global Rethinking Artistic Practice in Estonia Dumargins. www. Chikara Umihara. before gaining a MA (1977) and PhD (1980) at the Courtauld Institute of Art.com
exhibition. The Hartford Art School’s MFA degree in photography aims to cater to both experienced and individuals and graduates who wish to expand upon their existing experience in the field and obtain an academically recognised qualification.AMA Newsletter 113 18
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MIT announces publication of arts-focused journal The MIT Press has announced the launch war in Middle Eastern art. cu.. Michael Schäfer.” referring to Belgium curator Bart de Baere’s pioneering 1994 exhibition. has been elected fellow of the British Academy. Gerry Johansson and Robert Lyons. Scott Dalton.
Courtauld Institute announces new British Academy Fellow The Courtauld Institute of Art in London has announced that Professor John Lowden. Thomas Weski. and a on the legacy of the 1967 Arab-Israeli translation of the Objective Art manifesto which Leonhard Lapin (Tallinn) wrote in 1975. and runs every July for three weeks. The Persistence of the Image: rators and critics based across the world. Adam Bartos. The theme of last year’s edition for the project was “Doing Exhibitions Politically. Mary Frey.” V-A-C Foundation launches next generation of Russian curators The V-A-C Foundation is currently holding the 2013 edition of its Moscow-based curatorial summer school. The programme is taught by professors Alec Soth. Wiebke Loeper. shing house. The school describes “contemporary debates around Poetics and Visual Arts” as its core concern. Dagmar Kolatschny. do not distribute.” The theme of the second Moscow Curatorial Summer School is “This is the Show and the Show is Many Things. It has an “educational philosophy built upon an interdisciplinary approach to art and design. The show presents works created by 15 MFA graduates including: Morgan Ashcom. Sensation and Perception. Jörg Colberg. and dedicates each year of study to specific categories – Attention. dedicated to art. ARTMargins intends to act as a forum for scholars. featuring works by MFA graduates who have undertaken a thesis in Photography at the Hartford Art School. Geoffrey Ellis. He is the author of ninety academic publications. Rafael D’Alo. With a broad range of professional experience in arts and arts education. Sebastian Collette.
Chicago’s School of the Art Institute opens new MFA programme The School of the Art Institute of Chicago has launched a new programme. The faculty is directed by Gregg Bordowitz. the ticles include: Clare Davies. the Media Lab Europe and the Learning Lab Denmark. The British Academy has elected 42 fellows from 18 universities across the UK.
based in Baltimore. The building covers a total area of 25. and the Centre Français des Fonds et Fondations. education. and will hold exhibition space.AMA Newsletter 113 19
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Crucial moment for the contemporary art department of Île Seguin The conversion of Île Seguin has successfully entered into a significant period in its development. despite our cultural and economic differences. Dietch’s fundraising efforts have enable the MoCA to regain financial stability. and will bring together 12 to 15 directors from museums across Asia.000m2. it is hoped that this project will raise enough funds for the museum to acquire a rainbow-coloured opal.artmediaagency.”
This document is for the exclusive use of Art Media Agency’s clients. The museum is currently hosting the Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize 2013. With François Pinault’s project for the was abandoned in 2005 The construction work should begin in 2014. following a tradition practiced since the beginning of its existence in 1989. She succeeds Yves Chaisemartin. Lacharrière is also a member of the Conseil de Fimalac. and is to continue a campaign intended to raise $100m. government and digital communications.
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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.” The announcement was made by the Museum’s director and CEO. As François Pinault’s project for the site having been abandoned in 2005. the museum is to begin operations later this year. stated that the colloquim was “founded on the premise that. with the building being opened in 2016. Africa and Latin America. which is intended to be more accessible. He is currently remaining his responsibilities until a new Director is found. but rather focusing on experiential projects in Baltimore. and end with a grand opening in 2016. Deitch announced his intention to leave during a board meeting held on 24 July 2013. fundraising. Recordings of these lectures are to be made available online. an exhibition which allows the public to vote for a winning artist.
. The new site will also include an area devoted to music. a cinema and a centre for digital projects. pedestrians… The Contemporary lost that over the last 20 years. and we look forward to welcoming our colleagues to the Met next spring. and thanked the director for the unconditional commitment shown over the past three years. taking place on 30 July 2013. institutions and their leaders have much to learn from each other. and is headed by Maria Bell and David Johnson. According to an article published in Arts in America. and which will allow users to access a new application for tablets and smartphones. having acquired a building permit for “R4”. simply “The Contemporary”. programs.” South Australian Museum launches website Adelaide’s South Australian Museum has announced the re-launch of its website. who is to discusss the pioneering work of Australian anthropoligist Ursula McConnel. Jeffrey Deitch’s colleagues honoured his decision. do not distribute. which is home to Renault’s former factories – closed around 20 years ago. Thomas P. it is our responsibility to encourage a dialogue that can benefit museums worldwide. A varied programme will discuss issues including curatorial research. The Global Museum Leaders Colloquium has been designed specifically to address a broad range of museum management issues. in a move intended to “broaden dialogue on Museum Management among International Museum Directors. for civilians. who commented: “The Met was founded as an international museum 143 years ago. this represents crucial progress for the region. collections management. howe ver. including the Sprigg Lecture Series. www. The museum has also launched a fundraising campaign through its website. who are assisted by Joel Wachs. The centre is to be designed by architect Jean Nouvel. Haggag stated “We’re trying to stray away from taking over a venue. gallery and sales areas. closed last year following the board’s request that its Director resign. one that reinforces their relevance and encourages their appropriate stewardship.com
The Contemporary Museum re-opens in Baltimore The Contemporary Museum. who leaves after spending 3 years in the role. and gaining a new Director and board. Jeffrey Deitch to leave Los Angeles’s MoCA The board of directors for the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art (MoCA) has announced the departure of Museum Director Jeffrey Deitch. considered to be one of the country’s most beautiful precious stones.Campbell. under the guide of new director Deana Haggag. who is the only new member of the museum’s staff. a society which was founded and directed by her father Marc Ladreit de Lacharrière.” The colloquium is to take place between 7 and 18 April 2014. Past roles have included Director General of the Fondation Culture & Diversité (The Foundation for Culture and Diversity). a new centre dedicated to contemporary art. and this global approach is now reflected in our collections.
The Metropolitan Museum announces a Global Colloquim for Spring 2014 The Metropolitan Museum has announced that it is to launch a “Global Museum Leaders Colloquim” in spring 2014. who has been the President of the institution’s Administrative Council for six years. removing “Museum” from its name to become. A committee has been established to find a new director. and workshops for artist’s and craftsmen. a museum analyst and writer on arts institutions. The Museum is to celebrate the launch with a selection of events. András Szántó. Commenting on the opening. Given the breadth and depth of our holdings. The institution is to continue its tradition of presenting temporary exhibitions in public venues. along with a talk by Professor Peter Sutton. which is scheduled to end in the autumn. conservation. Construction is expected to begin in 2014. Now. according to an article which appeared in The Art Newspaper. and audience. the institution has re-opened. which seeks to increase the visibility of culture in deprived areas.
Joel Yuen. and is supported by Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen (IFA). at the School of Art and Design at Northern Michigan University. The large-scale retrospective is the first of its kind to be held in Korea.000 to 12. as well as a film installation which aims to reflect the experience of creating art in artificial light underground. It also celebrates the connection between the Botín family and the discovery of the Altamira cave in 1879. and the British Museum. in Gateshead. The jury that selected the participants was composed of Hans Ulrich Obrist (Co-Director. exhibited as part of a show organised by the Hermès Foundation. as an independent figure who is capable of escaping predefined institutional codes. considering film. This exhibition represents a rare opportunity for visitors to observe all of these works together. do not distribute. and the evolution of her practice.” the exhibition is to run until 3 November.” The exhibition follows the theme of the highly successful show “Ice Age Art: Survival of the Modern Mind. C Rower. Ancient art confronts contemporary production at the Botin Foundation The Botín Foundation is currently hosting an exhibition titled “Art in the Age of Altamira. going on the gain a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1924. titled “Calder. She received a teaching qualification frol Northern State Normal School in 1906.” Rare sculptures and drawings of humans and animals from 22. the Museum of Modern Art. Matisse. as well as architecture. She received several awards for her designs. and Paris’s Centre Pompidou. and the Whitney Museum.000 of the artist’s paintings.
. who engaged with design. Shows will be on display until 9 September 2013. it has no permanent collection. which is currently on long-term loan to the museum. Zaki Razak.000 years ago are to be presented alongside modern works by artists including Miró. New York). and a new work commissioned especially for BALTIC. literature. Guggenheim Museum. The Samsung Museum of Art opened in central Seoul in 2003. providing instead a constantly changing calendar of exhibitions and events. Colette Barbier (Director. Volunteers and students from the NMU continue to photograph and catalogue her collection. Hecht and Pasmore. 400 paintings are displayed on the museum’s website. 1987) and Cartel de Kunst. Jens Hoffmann (Co-Director. The pieces on display are on loan from some of the world’s most significant collections of the artist’s works. who has sought to produce a display which examines the “histories of art and humanity. and is accompanied by documentaries and experimental films featuring the artist. and houses a collection of traditional and contemporary Korean artworks. as well as the National Gallery of Art in Washington. selected by a jury for over 500 applicants. The exhibition includes a range of his works. exhibited by the Singapore Art Museum. Kitty Kraus. Alain Reinaudo (Institut français). the Solomon R. and which was held at the British Museum earlier this year. Vida Lautner (1885-1978) was an artist often described as a modern Renaissance figure.” situated in both the museum’s building itself and in around 30 galleries across Paris. FRAC Ile-de-France). and features works from across the artist’s career. Serpentine Gallery). architecture. Fondation d’entreprise Ricard). Titled “ONE-Time Pad. The exhibition is organised by the MMK Museum für Moderne Kunst Frankfurt am Main.AMA Newsletter 113 20
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Nouvelles Vagues at the Palais de Tokyo Paris’s Palais de Tokyo is currently hosting a series of 53 exhibitions. Thomas Scheibitz began to develop “a new form of conceptual painting” (BALTIC) whilst studying at Dresden’s School of Art. www. The exhibition is to feature 200 pieces created by the artist during the last 5 years.” Running until 29 September 2013. and was the subject of several exhibitions at institutions including the Detroit Institute of Art. the Botín Foundation is a family-run initiative which aims to “mitigate the needs and promote the social development” of Cantabria. including those held at New York’s Calder Foundation. and Randy Chan. Zhanna Kadyrova. During the 1920s and 30s. Fabienne Leclerc (Comité professionnel des galeries d’art). Focusing on contemporary art. which is regularly updated according to the progress of its archival work. the President of the Calder Foundation in New York. the Senior Curator of Leeum at the Samsung Museum of Art. and Hyunsun. Xavier Franceschi (Director. Jewish Museum. and is housed in an industrial building on the south bank of the River Tyne.” adding that “the ability to make art was and is crucial to human survival. The event seeks to place a focus on the importance of the curator. music and advertising. Lee Wen. Santander. These references are joined by excerpts from historical sources. Massimiliano Gioni (Associate Director and Curator.com
This document is for the exclusive use of Art Media Agency’s clients. The exhibition is curated by Jill Cook. the DeVos Art Museum has been working in collaboration with the Lautner family to create a catalogue featuring over 1. and the conventions of academic or market-focused institutions. and refers to the coded nature of Sheibitz’s production.” which is to run until 20 October 2013.artmediaagency. Simon Boudvin. including Renaissance paintings and medieval engravings. The exhibition presents several hundred works on paper. exhibited as part of an exhibition by Ana Mendoza Aldana (Guatemala. 21 curators and groups of curators have produced exhibitions for Nouvelles Vagues. The exhibition is jointly curated by Alexander S. London. including Oliver Beer. New Museum). Calder (1898-1976) is renowned for his invention of the mobile. Lautner produces works which were heavily influenced by her travels and her desire to explore. which made movement an integral part of his formerly static sculpture. the show is a collaborative effort between the Fundacíon Botín. collectively titled “Nouvelles Vagues. including paintings. The BALTIC gallery was founded ten years ago. she was an active member of New York’s fast-developing Greenwich Village. painting and sculpture. the Deputy Keeper of the Department of Prehistory and Europe at the British Museum. and is to open a new space dedicated to art exhibitions in the summer of 2014. For the past two years. The event comprises works by a huge number of contemporary artists. which illustrate the increasing influence of Modernism and Abstraction in the artist’s works. Born in 1968 in Radeberg. drawings and works on paper.” which combined ancient and modern works. Hugo Pernet. considered to be impossible to crack if used correctly. It hosts art exhibitions and concerts. Vida Lautner at DeVos Art Museum An exhibition entitled “Vida Lautner: Works on Paper” is currently on show at Michigan’s DeVos Art Museum. Jean-Hubert Martin (Independent Curator). Gabriele Chiari. music. Code breaking at BALTIC Gateshead’s BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art is currently hosting an exhibition on new and recent works by Thomas Scheibitz. The title “ONETime Pad” takes its name from a method of encryption used to transmit secret messages. history. Created in 1964 by Marcelino Botín Sanz de Sautuola and his wife Carmen Yllera. Jean de Loisy (President of the Palais de Tokyo) and the curators of the Palais de Tokyo. A press release given by the institution states that “the exhibition reveals that the concepts and techniques used have changed little through time. from jewellery to monumental sculptures. Alexander Calder at the Samsung Museum of Art The Samsung Museum of Art is currently presenting a retrospective exhibition on the works of Alexander Calder. sculptures. His pieces draw upon a variety of themes and motifs from everyday and popular culture.
statesmen and soldiers considered to be significant members of her court. A broad cross-section of Elizabethan citizens are also represented. which has 360 views of Manhattan from high above Union Square. Travel through Canada During summer and autumn. Wilcox: In the Air. Anne and curator Joel Ehrenkranz. from 14 September to 8 December 2013. businessmen. and which will then travel to Musée Héritage Museum in St Albert. The exhibition is to place a strong focus on personal stories.” featuring a panoramic film installation which is to fill the institution’s second floor. before moving to the Red Deer Museum and Art Gallery from 25 November 2013 to 16 February 2014. Displays focus on the symbolic value of currency in pre-Hispanic Colombia. An exhibition entitled “1812” is to be held at St Catharines Museum in Ontario. until 25 August. is to focus on two themes. This show will then travel to the Arthur Child Heritage Museum in Ontario. whilst The Musée Abénakis in Quebec is offering “Estampes Inuites… Inspiration Japonaise” (Inuit Engravings…Japanese Inspiration) until 14 October. Other significant exhibitions in the series include “Coup de Patins: La Passion Canadienne Pour le Patinage” (“The Love of Ice Skating: The Canadian Passion for Ice Skating”) which is to run until 11 August. Titled “Elizabeth I & Her People. do not distribute. on display in Paris for the first time. and its association with spiritual practices. drawn from the Museodel Oro in Bogotá. she was responsible for creating new industries.artmediaagency.com
This document is for the exclusive use of Art Media Agency’s clients. It is organised by Chrissie Iles. through works which depict butchers. from small-scale works by monks and academic figures. as well as the British Museum’s own collections. takes place at the Grand Palais from 24 to 27 October 2013. During her time on the throne. highlighting those things that have held my attention and captured my imagination. which is held at the Conciergerie. to a 14-metre long scroll painting. Felix Gonzalez-Torres and Yoko Ono. painting and installations. Montréal’s Musée du Château Ramezay is to present “Heart and Soul: Quebec Folk Art” until 3 November 2013. contributing to a growth in the middle classes and encouraging the development of a remarkable literary culture. the exhibition demonstrates the evolution of styles and subjects in Chinese art. The Reach Gallery Museum Abbotsford in British Columbia is to host “The Navy. memory. is to feature 50 works from the French businessman’s collection. examining physical confinement which is the result of exterior forces. Entitled ‘Triple Locked: Works from the Pinault Collection’. The show is to display some of the objects excavated from Lake Guatavita in the early 20th century including ceramics and stone necklaces. which is curated by Caroline Bourgeois. as well as a film and a video series devoted to ways artists have viewed the cityscape of New York. writers and artists. the Canadian Museum of Civilization and the Canadian War Museum are send permanent exhibitions to cities across the country. association and information. that is launching its annual international exhibition for the 59th time. Revisiting the notion of “cinema in the round” which was popularised in the 19th century. The event is organised by El banco de la Répública. personal servants. An exhibition entitled “Expedition: Arctic” is to be on display from 12 August to 2 November at British Columbia’s Nanaimo Museum.J. Paintings will be joined by jewellery. Elizabeth I to reign again at London’s National Portrait Gallery From 10 October 2013 to 5 January 2014.” The exhibition also features related pieces selected by Wilcox from the Museum’s permanent collection.” The museum bills the event as a “once-in-a-lifetime chance” to see rare surviving works. which have been gathered from collections across the world.AMA Newsletter 113 21
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The Pinault Collection on display in Paris An exhibition held in Paris from 21 October 2013 to 6 January 2014 is to present works from the personal collection of major French collector François Pinault. British Columbia and Manitoba. and will present portraits not only of Elizabeth I.200 year period. goldsmiths. Shot from the artist’s studio. Covering a 1. myth. Commenting on the work. 70 pieces will be on display. The exhibition will be presented alongside FIAC. The British Museum will show over 300 objects. Alberta. clothing. A Century in Art” from 26 September 2013 to 5 January 2014. Quebec. Alberta from 3 September to 3 November 2013. books and coins of the period. “In the Air” presents fantastical narratives set in New York. Columbian heritage exhibited at the British Museum An exhibition entitled “Beyond El Dorado: power and gold in ancient Colombia” is to take place London’s British Museum from 17 October to 23 March 2014. www. the exhibition. and will demonstrate some of the finest examples of Chinese paintings. The artist’s work considers personal narrative and the construction of history. they represent photography. New York’s Whitney Museum is to present an exhibition titled “From T. which demonstrate the introduction of Western influences. Wilcox stated: “I like my film and video work to appear as the visible record of my own journey through our saturated mediated age. Religions figure paintings on silk will be accompanied by landscape paintings.” the show will explore the monarch’s 40-year reign through the lives and portraiture of her people. Wilcox employs state-of-the-art technology to produce an immersive cinematic environment. It is the first time that many of the works will be shown alongside one another. London’s Victoria and Albert Museum is to host an exhibition titled “Masterpieces of Chinese Painting 700-1900. Forthcoming Exhibition of Chinese Painting at London’s V&A From 26 October 2013 to 19 January 2014. that is celebrating its anniversary by focusing on the following theme: “90 años cuidando el patrimonio de los colombianos. The exhibition. including works by Morgan Fisher. but also of the explorers. and a sense of personal confinement resulting from a relationship with the self. the National Portrait Gallery in London is to present an exhibition featuring portraits of Queen Elizabeth I. moving to the Peterborough Museum and Archives in Ontario. Created by 22 different artists. including including Ontario. Panoramic film installation fills floor of Whitney Museum From 19 September 2013 to 9 February 2014. with Wilson ever-conscious of history’s construction in the present — from a conglomeration of fact.” It is the 205th event organised abroad by the institution. where it will be on display until 18 August 2013.
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Report on City Factory Gallery’s Partitions Conference A symposium held at Derry’s City Facto. which has seen gallerists gradually moving out of central districts into areas of downtown San Francisco. before obtaining her MFA from Bard College in 1995. Angela Dufresne. which specialises in contemporary art. Mary Conlon. William Kentridge. where it rapidly expanded. Director of Modern Languages. in the heart of the Greenwich Village in New York. Paul Sullival. Literature and Latin American Studies at the University of Miami. the Director The conversations which took place of the Ormston House Gallery in Limerick. Over the past 12 years. who first established a gallery in the area in 2012. Gallerists Catharine Clark. and has been the subject of exhibitions at institutions including the Museum of Fine Arts. which considered the process of clude: John Byrne. She graduated from the School of Visual Arts in 1979. Vera Iliatova. Jake Longstreth. His works were featured in a group exhibition at the Royal Academy in 2011. New York. Joe Pflieger. 2014 will mark the 40 th anniversary of Spacex. the 18th Carré d’Artistes gallery opened in New York. Bridget Riley. The Art Institute of Chicago. do not distribute. but lives and works in the United Kingdom. Eyal Weizman. Rowe is to be joined by the Gasser Grunert space.
Amy Sillman and Phillip King join Thomas Dane Amy Sillman was born in 1956 in Detroit. so I signed the lease immediately.” adding that “the new space is in a really good location. Mark Schubert and Ann Toebbe. as well as artists Mark O’Kelly. Rowe said that her Chelsea lease was up. Created in 2011. which it seeks to promote across the world. it has exhibited works by artists including Richard Long.
mooving. simultaneously presenting their inaugural exhibitions.” The new gallery is to open with a group exhibition by artists Larissa Bates. and lives and works in New York. which feature pieces by prominent British sculptors from the 20th century. with whom he assisted sculptor Henry Moore. the gallery specialises in contemporary art. The new institutions continue a growing trend in the city. Monya Rowe joins several other major galleries in the district.. which is to move to number 33 Orchard Street this September. and events are also expected to be held at the CCA Wattis Institute of Contemporary Arts and Steven Wolf Fine Arts. during the event were recorded. becoming the first of the institution’s centres in the city. from the Univerto be presented as part of an exhibition sity of Marseille.com
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This document is for the exclusive use of Art Media Agency’s clients.artmediaagency. the gallery has represented works by 500 artists. offered at affordable prices. which follows the event. Professor Stephen Wright. She first exhibited her work at New York’s Brent Sikkema Gallery in 2000. to move to a new ground floor space at 34 Orchard Street. Francesco Manacorda.
Monya Rowe moves to Lower East Side New York’s Monya Rowe Gallery is to leave its current space on the second floor of Chelsea’s West 22 nd Street. including Miguel Abreu and Untitled. in the city’s L ower East Side. Static Gallery. Applications for the position of director may be submitted until 2 Spetember 2013.Figures who participated in the event inrators. and Aislinn O’Donnel. The Museum of Modern Art. Shaun Gladwell and Geoffrey Farmer. architect and Director of Static Gallery. four new contemporary galleries situated in San Francisco’s Potrero Hill district will open. Sigi Sigurdsson. and are lecturers Anna Dezeuze. which is sponsored by the Arts Council England and the Exeter City Council. New York. Since its creation. four prices”. Ms. and is frequently cited as a contemporary to artist Anthony Caro. The gallery was founded by a small group of artists who sought to inject contempora ry art into the region. Katherin Waugh. the Co-Director of the constructing an exhibition.to be accompanied by an extensive pubry Gallery saw Liverpool’s Static Gallery lication featuring a commentary on the and Derry’s Void Gallery collaborate to ideas exchanged. the timing was right. Frederic Pradeau. writer. If offers art enthusiasts a rare and unique ability to purchase unique works at accessible prices. After opening a branch in São Paulo in November 2012.
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Spacex looking for new director Exeter’s Spacex Gallery. produce a programme for artists and cu. Carré d’Artistes motto is “four formats. before moving to other countries. and The Whitney Museum of American Art. The openings are to be accompanied by events in neighbouring cultural institutions: Southern Exposure is to celebrate its 39th anniversary. Gillian Wearing. The intitiative began in France. Phillip King was born in 1934 in Tunis. Boston. Michigan. Natasha Bowdoin. Speaking in an e-mail to The Observer.
Carré d’Artistes moves to Greenwich Village Carré d’Artistes opened its doors on 6 July 2013. Four new galleries in Potrero Hill On 7 September 2013. and that she wanted to “increase the visibility of the gallery by moving to the ground floor. Jack Fischer and Geroge Lawson are to join Todd Hosfelt. is currently looking for a new director to replace Nicola Hood. He predominantly produces sculptures. an Architect.
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. The gallery presents works from the artist’s Park Avenue sculpture series. Sara VanDerBeek and Shannon Ebner. The exhibition features works by 6 artists currently living and working in São Paulo. do not distribute.” a major new installation. composed of steel pipes. Merging fact and fiction. the Museum of Contemporary Art in Tokyo. alongside works by artists based in New York and Los Angeles. Marcius Galan. They live and work in London. London. nuclear projects and socialist notions of Utopia. or able. Michael Fried. Roberto Winter. Sir Anthony Caro was born in Surrey. Trevor Paglen. beams. Seiichi Furuya.com
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A trip to the moon at Proyectos Monclova An exhibition entitled “A Trip to the Moon” is currently being held at Mexico’s Proyectos Monclova gallery. Commissioned to produce his works by the GDR. Noël Burch. French artist Laurent Grasso is to present a video animation entitled Psychokinesis (2008). The project was cancelled for financial reasons. Lines and Realignments at Simon Lee London Simon Lee is currently presenting “In Lines and Realignments. S. in 1924. which is to continue until 2 August 2013. KP Brehmer. The Sum of all Evil at White Cube Hong Kong White Cube’s Hong Kong gallery is currently presenting “The Sum of all Evil.K. accompanied by a documentation by Brazilian conceptual artist Cildo Meireles. the National Center of Contemporary Art.” a group exhibition curated by Luiza Teixeira de Freitas and Thom O’Nions. and the gestures. including Matt Keegan. Ghent. staged images displays and spaces it shaped. Simon Lee brings together works which echo this original piece’s notion of suspended action. “Double Bound Economies” is curated by Estelle Blaschke. it’s me (2010-2011). which focuses on the simple process of generating fake images. This is to be the first exhibition of the British artists’ work to be held in China. a soviet city built towards the end of the 1970s in what is now the Ukraine. features images of Pripyat. The exhibition is accompanied by a fully illustrated catalogue with an essay by art critic and historian. which is to run until 31 August 2013. Nicolas Robbio. Olaf Nicolai and the Otolith Group. Double Bound Economies at Thomas Fischer Berlin’s Thomas Fischer gallery is currently presenting an exhibition titled “Double Bound Economies.” Jake Chapman was born in 1966 in Cheltenham. Describing their practice in a conversation with Sarah Kent. and features works by local artists including Zarouhie Abdalian. or beliefs based in fiction. works in the exhibition present shared concerns. Transmissions at Altman Siegel Altman Siegel is currently presenting a group exhibition of works by an international selection of artists. Artists featured in the show include: Adriano Costa. Moscow. yet Caro used his designs as starting points for works in the exhibition. André Komatsu. including the potential for language to dissolve to the abstract. England. Entitled “Transmissions.A. Bundeskunsthalle. and exhibit a dynamism and sense of ground-parallel speed. “Double Bound Economies” considers socialism’s proclamations of internationalism as a starting point. and the creation of form from processes. Armin Linke and Doreen Mende. Caro’s Park Avenue series at Gagosian London Gagosian’s Britannia Street Gallery is currently presenting an exhibition of works by Anthony Caro. and is to feature “Hell. The exhibition focuses on an archive of photos from East Germany. Artists with works featured in the show respond to the landing of Apollo 11 in 1969 and the Georges Méliès film A Trip to the Moon (1902). The exhibition features new works and responses to the archive by Tekle Belete. His work has been exhibited across the world. or which appear to be on the cusp of transformation or change. and Tate Britain in London. demonstrate the influence of the radical constructivism by which they are inspired as much as a more pure awareness of form. created between 1967 and 1990 by freelance photographer Reinhard Mende. and Roisin Byrne’s It’s not you. and Carla Zaccagnini. which see the artists continue an examination of their ongoing interest in these including the Cold War. and “how and whether we are allowed. as well as a group of single dioramas and a new series of reworked paintings.Hareng Saur: Ensor and Contemporary Art. Jake Chapman stated: “We’re making work that contradicts the idea that art is inherently good and based on idealism. the exhibition places challenges visitors to separate scientific fact from presumptions.” The duo’s works frequently examine cultural and historical stereotypes. Cildo Meireles. Kunstverein Hamburg. This is the second show to be held at the gallery this summer. Atomgrad. and have exhibited internationally at institutions including Tate Britain. which took place in Rio de Janeiro in 1979 as a twenty-four-hour performance event. Featuring works responding to factual and imagined représentations of space travel. disks and agricultural tools.” to run until 3 August 2013. Sculptures which hang in the centre of the gallery include Altogether (2010). The pieces were created by Caro during the planning process of an enormous public sculpture envisioned for a busy thoroughfare in New York City. Altman Spiegel was established four years ago by Claudia Altman-Siegel.M. Nature Abhors a Vacuum (2010-2012). and which provided a home for workers affected by Chernobyl. Dinos Chapman in 1962 in London. Mende’s exhibited images include depictions of the trade fair in Leipzig. Bonn. the show is to continue until 17 August 2013. Though diverse.” an exhibition of works by Jake & Dinos Chapman. and the British Museum.” the show is to run at the San Francisco-based gallery until 31 August 2013. Pieces in the show draw upon Meireles’s work “O Sermão da Montanha: Fiat Lux” (The Sermon on the Mount: Let There Be Light). Allan Sekula. to run until 23 August 2013. www. A series of photographs. The Wilson sisters at 303 Gallery An exhibition of works by The Wilson sisters is currently on display at New York’s 303 Gallery. frequently paradoxical repercussions of the movement. and lives and works in London. at institutions including Tate Modern in London. Also included in the exhibition are Pérez Córdova’s How to use reverse psychology with pictures (2012-2013). Nate Boyce and Liam Everett. the Museum of Modern Art in New York.
whilst nevertheless preserving the historical elements of the Franco-Chinese artist’s production and his characteristic style. Pissarro. The gallery encourages participation from international curators.com is hosted by the OVH company. seeing him move away from the darker. the two years Van Gogh spent in the city formed a significant portion of the artist’s career. The exhibition at Thaddeus Ropac is to be accompanied by a catalogue containing texts by Henri Loyrette and Robert Fleck.
Art Media Agency (AMA) Art Media Agency (AMA) is published by the A&F Markets company. replacing the soldier’s faces with those of 108 young women. The period marked a significant transition in the artist’s style. including works by Monet. many of which have been drawn from private collections. and also endeavours to host group shows which focus on work by emerging artists from South East Asia. Ernesto Ballesteros drawings at Bendana-Pinel From 7 September to 12 October 2013. Nourry hails from France. France. These works are accompanied by pieces which the artist would have encountered at the time. played out across the rooms of Thaddaeus Ropac. expressive practice. With a career that spanned no more than ten years. 2 rue Kellermann. France. and have careers which have spanned approximately thirty years. The exhibition at Magda Danysz is to feature 108 sculptures created from images of the Terracotta Warriors in Xi’an China. following traditional techniques. at the Magda Danysz Gallery in Shanghai. “Help!” sees Pei-Ming create works which combine this awareness of current affairs with traditional painterly techniques. Post-War and Contemporary artists.000. Wang Keping and John Young. and a further exhibition space in 2013.
www. Yan Pei-Ming graduated from the Ecole Nationale des Beaux-Arts in Dijon. Limited company with a registered capital of €40. but the status of its lines as records of the artist’s movement upon the paper. Amitava Dhar and Sunil De at Aakriti Art An exhibition entitled “Strokes Of Soulful Thoughts. 10 Chancery Lane opened its first branch in the art district of Chai Wan in the autumn of 2006. Her work replicates the Chinese Terracotta Warriors. particularly those from Cambodia and Vietnam. the Bendana-Pinel gallery is to present “Cinco Dibujos” an exhibition devoted to the work artist Ernesto Ballesteros. Both artists produce works which engage with abstract traditions. F-75021 Paris. Each of the artist’s produce oïl and arcylic works on canvas. Hong Kong. beauty and spirituality with paradoxical notions of agony and considerations of time. to a bright. combining expressions of love. Thaddaeus Ropac is to present an exhibition of works by artist Yan Pei-Ming. do not distribute. during which the artist lived and worked in the city.AMA Newsletter 113 24
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Van Gogh at Eykyn Maclean in Paris Between 26 September and 29 November. Display of Paintings by Amitava Dhar & Sunil De” is to be held at Calcutta’s Aakriti Gallery between 5 and 31 August. London’s Eykyn Maclean is to present an exhibition titled “Van Gogh in Paris. specialising in museum-calibre works by key Impressionist. Yan Pei-Ming’s works exhibited at Thaddaeus Ropac From 21 October to 23 November 2013. The exhibition is presented as a series of scenes from a film. This army of 108 near-identical girls aims to question the idea of artificial reproduction. and will feature newly-created paintings and watercolours. who has been drawing profusely since 2006. though they generally take at least two months to reach completion. multiplying the speed at which each stroke was formed by the time it took to produce the work. Amitava Dhar and Sunil De are two of India’s best known contemporary artists.000 subscribers
This document is for the exclusive use of Art Media Agency’s clients. Simplified joint stock company with a registered capital of €10. at 10 Chancery Lane Gallery. Her pieces focus on the problems associated with biotechnology and genetic engineering. Their principal subject is the act of drawing itself: it is not the final image which matters to Ballesteros. Entitled “Help!”. and cover a diverse selection of themes. Pan Jian. Modern. Toulouse-Lautrec and Gauguin.” exploring the years 1886 to 1888. The group exhibition is to present works by Nadan Ghiya. Huang Rui. The artist’s works examine recent history through images from the media. opening 10 Chancery Lane Art Projects in 2008. 267 rue Lecourbe. incorporated in the Company and Trade Register of Paris under the n°530 512 788. Summer exhibition at 10 Chancery Lane An exhibition entitled “Hot Summer Nights” is to be held between 1 to 17 August 2013. Having completed his works. F-59500 Roubaix. and will feature work from across the career of artist Prune Nourry. Eykyn Maclean is a private gallery with locations in New York and London.com 100. Prune Nourry at Magda Danysz An exhibition entitled “Terracotta Daughters” is to be held from 14 September to 26 October 2013. incormporated in the Company and Trade Register of Roubaix-Tourcoing n°424 761 419. He has recently held exhibitions in Qatar and in France. Ballestero calculates the total length of the lines which cover his canvas in kilometres. transforming them into historical monuments by enlarging them to a monumental size.000. The gestation period of the artist’s works is dépendent upon the number of people participating in their conceptions. The show includes rarely-exhibited works. whose appearance is based on 8 Chinese women. and produces works in a va riety of genres. more sombre works of his Dutch period. the show is to take place across the gallery’s three floors in Paris’s Marais district.000. The artist produced her sculptures in collaboration with Chinese craftsman. It was established by Christopher Eykyn and Nicholas Maclean in 2006. Director of publication: Chief editor: Contact: Distribution: Pierre Naquin Antoine Cadeo de Iturbide firstname.lastname@example.org. artmediaagency. where his works formed part of an exhibition at Paris’s Musée du Louvre.com
Associated with Pop Art. curators. Hu Xiangqian (Beijing). Javier Velazquez (Spain). representing around 7. in 2006 and 2009. places a special focus on contemporary art in Asia. Kwan Sheungchi (Hong Kong). and is organised in collaboration with the Warp Contemporary Art Platform. Rotterdam. “They had quite a sophisticated sense of landscape. Tree Fall is to be the artist’s third project in the park. Known for his large sculptures and installations pieces. passing away on 21 July 2013 at the age of 65. Eva Spierenburg (The Netherlands).com
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Artists selected to participate in WARP Artist Village announced Between 5 and 10 August. Sarah-Mace Dennis (Australia). Li Liao (Shenzen) and Li Wei (Beijing). Liesje De Laet (Belgium).500 hours of work. Director of the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art in Kanazawa. Though his works have not been widely exhibited in the US. The International Triennale takes place in the city of Kanazawa. Felix Nybergh (Finland). lectures and publications.” A statement released by the Presidio Trust stresses the work’s compatibility with its setting. Commenting on the piece in The Art Newspaper. emphasising that “the installation has been designed by a structural engineer in order to avoid harm to the existing structure. New York. and focuses upon “Kogei” or “craft”. the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen. including Felix the Cat. which is to hang from the ceiling of a building formerly used as a munition store.AMA Newsletter 113 25
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Andy Goldsworthy creates new installation for Presidio. which features a 300-acre forest planted by the US military between 1886 and 1900. who noted the artist’s ability to produce accessible pieces which are nevertheless intellectual and conceptually-focused. In 2008. Finalists are to have their works featured as part of an exhibition. The artist led a discrete life. Junko Narita graduated from Japan’s College of Creative Doll Making in 1982.” www.” he says. have announced the participation of Japanese artists Chicara Nagata and Junko Narita. awarded by Hugo Boss and the Rockbund Art Museum. Hsu Chiawei (Taipei). and assisted at Andy Warhol’s infamous factory from 1972 to 1980. Nagata’s motorbikes are handmade. who are represented by the Ippodo Gallery. Goldsworthy has described the ‘fascinating’ nature of the former military base.
Sculptor Walter De Maria passed away A report in the Los Angeles Times has announced that sculptor Walter De Maria has died. the artist’s works exhibited at New York’s Ippodo Gallery and as part of the city’s Asian Contemporary Art Fair. covered in cracked clay. Chicara Nagata is to present 3 motorcycles. The artist’s most famous work is entitled The Lightning Field. the Pink Panther and Woody Woodpecker. Her works have been exhibited as part of solo exhibitions at the Ippodo Gallery in Tokyo. The winner is to be selected by a jury chaired by Larys Frogier. It is curated by Yuji Akimoto. Lee Kitt (Hong Kong).” which will see this exhibition accompanied by “symposia. who was 77 years old. An announcement released by the organisers of the event states that Hugo Boss Asia Art “activates an ongoing research platform. Los Angeles. New York. they have frequently been the subject of studies by art critics. Expected to be completed in August. San Francisco Artist Andy Goldsworthy is creating a new work. The project aims to give artists the opportunity to discuss their practice with professionals from the international art scene. and were also formed part of an exhibition held in Kyoto’s Kodai-ji Temple. a form of classical Japanese dance. the artist is celebrated for having produced works which are vividly colourful and accessible. The new biennial prize.Claire Krell (The Netherlands). Griet Moors (Belgium). Ulrik Lopez (Mexico/USA). Selected participating artists are: Ifeoma Anyaeji (Nigeria). Arnaud De Wolf (Belgium). Kevin Nieuwenhuijs (The Netherlands). Chicara Nagata and Junko Narita at the second International Triennale of Kogei Organisers of the 2nd International Triennale of Kogei. Goldsworthy’s installation consists of a felled tree. rarely giving interviews or sitting for photographs. Each of the 25 participating artists is under 35.artmediaagency. The artist. Mike Crane (Colombia/USA). Liesbet Grupping (Belgium). Hannes Bend (Germany/Norway).
. and started to produce dolls inspired both by her own imagination and Kabuki. which was established in New Mexico in 1977. He has been focusing his production on these pieces since 2010. entitled Tree Fall.000 RMB. to be held between 3 and 29 August 2013. Sylvie De Meerleer (Belgium). Belgium. joining Spire (2008) and Wood Line (2011). Finalists for inaugural Hugo Boss Asia Art prize announced The finalists for the inaugural edition of Hugo Boss Asia Art have been announced as Birdhead (Shanghai). and include no artificial lighting’. in Genk. Walter De Maria produced pieces which combined the simplicity of minimalism with an awareness of excess. Jane Mi (USA). the Museum of Modern Art. This year’s edition is to place a special focus upon the local Ford manufacturing plants and the future of the Genk area. Hsiang-Lu Meng (Taiwan). Death of artist Ronnie Cutrone Artist Ronnie Cutrone has died. with the winner receiving a prize fund of 300. with the winner of the prize being announced on 31 October 2013. including critics. had suffered a heart attack. and the Museum of Contemporary Art. The Presidio was formerly a military base. San Francisco. Morgane Vie (France) and Colin Waeghe (Belgium). the artist is known for his large-scale paintings representing some of American’s most popular animated characters. a group of approximately 25 artists from around the world will be given the opportunity to join the Artist Village in C-mine Genk. dialogues. Artists who take part have the opportunity to exhibit their works as part of the triennial “Coup de Ville”. so [the work] will have that sense of caution to it”. including the Whitney Museum. Born on 10 july 1948. “They read the landscape in the way that sculptors do—or at least the way I do. and it is hoped that the event will be an occassion for these emerging figures to meet influential members of the field and develop their ideas. Cutrone has been the subject of exhibitions at numerous museums and art galleries. Nicolas Grenier (Canada). Rashanna Rasied-Walker (USA). located in Sint-Niklass and C-Mine. Maria Mc Kinney (Ireland). to take place at the Rockbund Museum between 13 September and 8 December 2013. and Junko Narita 9 dolls. Goldsworth stated “The gunpowder room would’ve been a fairly dangerous place to be. Marie.
000. estimated between €6.000 and €8.000. and a bench by the Campana Brothers (2002) estimated between €15.000 to €3. and the collection can also be viewed via an online catalogue on the auction house’s website. including discs. number 2/8 (2004-2009). A sale of jewellery saw 58% of lots sold at 70% of their total estimated value.500 (BPI).
An antique dealer’s estate at Piasa On 2 October 2013. www. estimated between €5.000. his specific areas of interest are French paintings and drawings from the 18th and 19th centuries. A solitaire diamond ring sold for €27.000.500 (hammer price).000.000. The Modern and Contemporary Art and Design sale made a total of €945. Lots on offer including a Riviera Ruby.000. do not distribute. estimated between €12. The sale was conducted by Claude Aguttes. costumes.000.
Results: Tajan auctions in Monte Carlo A series of recent sales organised in Monaco by auction house Tajan resulted in total sales of €6m. Other pieces to feature in the sale include a Tuscan marriage chest. dating back to the 15th century. and books.000 and €4.000. The sale offered fourteen sculptures issued from the personal collection of Jean-Marc Decrop.000. and took place on 23 July.000 and €12. dating from the 17th century.000 to €18. estimated between €3. A presale exhibition is scheduled to be held on 1 and 2 October 2013 at the Hôtel Drouot. estimated between €25.500 (BPI). estimated between €5. 20th century decorative art and photographs. as well as to the auction house’s website. Vice President and Director of Private Treaty Sales. which sold for €150. estimated between €6.000 and €18. The presale exhibition is held in Stockholm until 10 August.3m (tax included).000 and €4.4m. Contemporary Art. A diamond ring found a buyer at €232. The sale is also to include photographs of works by Germaine Richier taken by Brassaï. silver. Results of SVV Aguttes sales in Deauville Auction house SVV Aguttes held a prestigious sale in Deauville on 20 and 21 July 2013. and Man Ray’s Nu de Dos estimâtes at €6. Notable amongst the works on offer is Alberto Giacometti’s 1961 work Etudes de Tête. A section of the auction dedicated to contemporary art is to present Anadir II.000. The auction is also to feature works from the private collection of Rodolphe Stadler. Contemporary rendez-vous with Jean-Charles De Castelbajac at Christie’s Paris A sale entitled “Rendez-vous Contemporain” is to be held at Christie’s Paris on 9 October 2013. and art objects. Laurence Jenkell’s Bonbon Victoire de Samothrace sold for €60. His works are included in major museum collections and in institutions including MoMA.each of which is taken from the private collection of Bernard Lamarche-Vadel. with the assistance of fashion designer Jean-Charles De Castelbajac. dated 1998. far exceeding its estimate of €488. a Turtledove by François Pompon.000.000. a specialist in Old Masters & 19th century art.000.000. representing one in every three sales made. A rare 1920 Cartier pocket chronograph was purchased for €24. According to a brief interview on Christie’s website. having worked as a Senior Specialist of Old Master Paintings. as well as a set of twelve works on paper by George Condo. predominantly from the Haute Époque) the exhibition will feature an oak table used in the film Le Tatoué. Pieces in the 20th century descorative art category include pieces from the collection of Jean Ridoux.000. estimated at €14. Wintermute has had a long and successful career at the auction house. dating from 16th century. has moved to Christie’s San Francisco. The collector gathered over 25. Of these lots. The sale was hosted by Artcurial in Monaco.000 and €8. having previously worked at the house’s New York branch. 59 were sold via the Drouot Live website. at four times its original estimate. a wardrobe in walnut.000.000 (BPI). Pieces on offer included luxury luggage. which raised a total of €1. Objets d’Art and Fine Furnishings. Significant lots on offer included a 1982 Rolex.000. estimated between €10. estimated between €20.000 – €6. furniture. Marathonienne (2004) was purchased for €150. which set a new record when it was purchased for €1. realising €4. an 18th century Portuguese bed. Francis Picabia’s Chiens.125. which sold at €12.
. auction house Piasa is to host a sale featuring major pieces from the estate of antiques dealer Jean Rimbault-Joffard’s estate. a piece in walnut. whilst a 1966 chronograph Rolex Daytona was sold for €67. Considered by many to be the artist’s most iconic work. which sold for €27. with 70% of lots sold at 78. estimated between €3. with Louis de Funès and Jean Gabin.000.artmediaagency.000 and €30. with 60% of all available lots selling at 60% of their estimated value.000 and €20.000. Half of the total figure raised represented sales of jewellery. Abba memorabilia at Stockholms Auktionsverk According to Quotidien de l’Art. or €775. estimated at €8. the Habana Museum of Modern Art and the Pompidou Centre. estimated at €4. and a Roman-style white marble sarcophagus. thirteen of which found buyers.000.000 objects linked to pop Swedish group Abba. The highest-selling work was La Girouette. silver and watches.5% of their estimated value.000. whilst a work by Walasse Ting reached €16.000.000.AMA Newsletter 113 26
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Alan Wintermute joins Christie’s San Francisco Alan Wintermute. The sale will present Impressionist & Modern works.000. online sales of these lots raised €75.225. Entitled “Mobilier.000 and €35. including an ash chest (1939-1945). Philippe Hiquily has been creating fantastical and surrealist furniture since the 1960s.000 and €7. Philippe Hiquily sees strong results An exhibition dedicated to sculptural works by Philippe Hiquily raised a total of €610. including two series of photographs estimated at €2.500.000 and €15.000 and €10. Wintermute is to be the first and only auction house specialist in his genre on the West coast. and brought both French and international buyers to the auction room.000 and €7. watches. 3rd century. and a piece by Philippe Calatrava. auction house Stockholms Auktionsverk is to auction the private collection of Thomas Nordin in sales on 10 and 11 August 2013.000.000. jewellery. An auction devoted to watches realised a total of €555. objets d’art et bel ameublement principalement Haute Époque” (Furniture. Picasso’s Le Barbu (1953). paintings.com
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do not distribute. pose a problem for your visibility? To be honest. It’s a job that is easy for me to carry out. Over time. most of these codes and historical facts are familiar to me. and we’ve participated in Art Paris Art Fair four times already. as our audience is predominantly Western.com
. I am able to take advantage of my background. I’m able to translate coded cultural references and make them understood by people who are familiar only with Western culture.
© Luke Newton. and find French equivalents for Chinese cultural references – we just have to find the right references to successfully establish a link between the two countries. Photographer Gwen Le Bras
This document is for the exclusive use of Art Media Agency’s clients. Anyone starting off in this profession has to be very sure of the decisions they’re making. Also. This career has allowed me to develop my own personal skills. I realised that these artists were going through a hard time finding their place on the French artistic scene.AMA Newsletter 113 27
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Inter-cultural dialogue: Interview with Anthony Phuong. I think that the fact that we are in Ivry-sur-Seine is an advantage. and every little step represents a victory. Art Media Agency met with gallery director Anthony Phuong. Which artists that you represent? The gallery predominantly seeks to represent Chinese artists who have studied in France. even if it is far away. Could you tell us about your gallery? I’ve been managing the a2zart gallery in Ivry-sur-Seine for about four years now. director of a2zart
For the past four years. I don’t hesitate to travel and go see an exhibition that catches my interest. The second difficulty arises from the fact that galleries representing Chinese artists don’t provide the public with the degree of information necessary to make their works accessible. Originally I trained as a picture framer. and took art history courses to gain the knowledge necessary to begin working in the gallery sector. Does your gallery’s location in Ivry-sur-Seine (just outside of Paris). Every person who visits us here in Ivry-sur-Seine represents a victory. All artists. and to encourage exchanges between China and the West. the a2zart gallery has been striving to promote young and emerging artists. they are not really able to express themselves and get their messages across.artmediaagency. One of the most obvious and significant problems is the language barrier. I chose to represent Chinese artists because I wanted to improve the way they are represented. In fact. During my first job. Even though these artists have diplomas. we have begun to represent Western artists. In fact. As an art lover. regardless of their nationality. There were lots of reasons for this. I find that galleries that feature Chinese artists unfortunately make too many references to codes or elements of Chinese culture – which is the opposite of what this new generation wants. because it is new and presents young artists. But I am thankful that there are people who do make the short journey. it is quite difficult to get journalists and the public to come out and see us.
www. in the sense that I needed some time to develop my profession as a gallery owner. In order to learn more. owing to the familiarity with each culture. my gallery is special. Why did you choose to work with Chinese artists? Quite simply. because my wife and I are originally from China. deserve to have the same degree of visibility. Having been raised in a French and Chinese environment. my unique approach has allowed our gallery to distinguish itself from others that similarly present works by Chinese artists.
in the traditional sense. and encouraged the Western artists we represent to travel and work in the country. the various artistic movements that have emerged throughout the past few years are the result of a major historical event. these movements do not draw enough interest to become internationally successful. So all of our artists have met and know each other. thanks to the work of each one of them. I obviously need more time to promote the work of artists specialising in abstraction. as in the case of street art.
www. My job is to really create momentum. I chose this generation because it represents the last adolescent generation before the appearance of the internet. The interest at the heart of all this is Art with a capital A! But my Chinese heritage makes my associations with the cultural and its artists a logical step.AMA Newsletter 113 28
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Inter-cultural dialogue: Interview with Anthony Phuong. and we really hope that this culture of exchange stimulates a productive dialogue between them.
© A2Z Art Gallery. do not distribute. This phenomenon has touched the whole world: it is not a war. Others. This culture of exchange is aimed at improving the relationship between Western artists and the Chinese community. might find my approach difficult to understand. encouraging members of the community attached to our gallery to be inspired by one another. As far as I’m concerned. All of them are interested in their artistic field of predilection. but a communication and visual battle. in my opinion. my gallery represents mainly emerging artists. with different approaches. director of a2zart
Over the past three years. conceptualism. I don’t think that artists who choose to present themes that are more accessible to the public are more important. since people are faced with an excess of information. I really want my gallery to have a universal outlook. however. representing Western artists alongside Chinese artists. This war is also more aggressive. We really focus on creating a familial environment. I am not looking to promote youthfulness by choosing this age bracket. whether our artists are painters. and invite Chinese artists over to France when we host an exhibition of their works. Photographer Gwen Le Bras
This document is for the exclusive use of Art Media Agency’s clients. I try to select artists from my generation – who are between 30 and 40 years old. This phenomenon has often been noticed after major wars. Since then. video. and to learn from each other – both culturally and artistically. In fact. even though there have been many attempts.com
. How do you choose the artists that you wish to represent? Deciding which artists to represent is at once simple and very complicated. However. As far as I’m concerned. the internet is the greatest turning point of this century. since these periods have led to the creation of most of the major movements of our days. etc. we have noticed that few of these movements have managed to make themselves widely known. How has the public responded to your work? We’ve certainly received very positive feedback from art lovers with a strong interest in China. since their approaches are harder to explain. By deciding to represent artists from this generation. We also encourage this exchange to take place the other way round.artmediaagency. Is there an artist that you prefer among those that you represent? The fact that my work as a gallery owner is based on creating a synergy around art in general. drawers or work with a different medium. it doesn’t matter since they are all competent. I can’t spotlight an artist and leave out the others. The fact that this generation was born before the appearance of the Internet accounts for the various differences in the works and approaches of the artists.. I’ve also held residences in China.
we will be participating in the Docks Art Fair. What are your upcoming projects? In the autumn. Later on. he will exhibit his works at the gallery.artmediaagency. Just after his presentation at the fair.
© A2Z Art Gallery. we will organise the first exhibition of Chinese artist Li Wei in France.com
. but my work is in fact based on creating a balance between these artists and others.AMA Newsletter 113 29
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These artists easily benefit from more fame. do not distribute. which will be held in parallel with the Biennale de Lyon. She is currently the best sculptor of her generation in China. which allows winners to exhibit their works at Guggenheim. Photographer Gwen Le Bras
This document is for the exclusive use of Art Media Agency’s clients. We have to think about the long term: artists who encounter difficulties are sometimes the ones who resurface later on in time. We have decided to host a solo show and will present the works of Luke Newton for this occasion. She was selected to participate in the Hugo Boss Prize.
SCOPE has been responsible for generating total sales of over $500m. The National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts announces the programme of the 2013 Asian Art Biennale The National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts has announced the programme for the forthcoming 2013 Asian Art Biennial. considering attitudes. Ryan is also an Adjunct Assistant Professor in Art History at the School of the Art Institute and the School of Design at the University of Illinois in Chicago. with a target audience of collectors. wine connoisseurs. and must be submitted by 21 September 2013. at CENTQUATRE in Paris. Ellsworth Kelly. Bryan Chair and Curator of Architecture and Design at the Art Institute of Chicago. Taryn Simon and Lorna Simpson. Iwan Baan.” Curated by Iris Shu-Ping Huang. and has held curatorial assistant positions at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. gallery owners. NY. the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. curators and art enthusiasts. Items available for auction include works by artists Cory Arcangel. Australia. Zoë Ryan is the John H. the fair focuses on the creative trends observed in Asian arts that were created in recent years. and aesthetic depictions of ”everyday-ness. the St. situated on the sands of Miami Beach. Over the past decade. amongst others. including art collectors. Applicants are requested to submit their applications by 30 September 2013. Hong Kong and Taiwan. Applications can be downloaded from the event’s website. and aims to look at Europe through photography. Oliver Barker. New York. Applications open for Festival Circulation(s) Circulation(s) is a festival for young photography in Europe. the world. the Walker Art Center. Those who are successful will join a programme featuring 100 international exhibitors and 15 “Breeder Program” galleries. with a discount of up to 45%. The exhibition is to feature contributions from 20 Asian artists.
Zoë Ryan appointed curator of the 2nd Istanbul Design Biennial The organisers of the 2nd edition of the Istanbul Design Biennial. The winner of the 2013 Aspen Award for Art has been announced as Teresita Fernández. and prides itself on existing as a showcase for works by emerging contemporary artists. and the Victoria & Albert Museum in London. have announced that British curator and writer Zoë Ryan is to join the project as a curator. featuring silent and live art auctions. This offer will only be available during the purchasing of entrance tickets for the fair. curating and scholarships. which is to run between 4 and 8 December. A number of events will take place over three days. curators and global business leaders.artmediaagency. London and Tokyo. who will receive the prize during Friday’s gala evening. which is to run between 5 October 2013 and 5 January 2014. but limited. with a large number hailing Organisers behind the fair also release from Berlin. Over the course of its existence. The next edition of the event is scheduled to take place between 7 February and 16 March 2014. In 2012. and recorded a total of 28. Fernández produces experimental. SCOPE Miami Beach is expected to attract over 40. She lives and works in Brooklyn. do not distribute. and embracing a multidisciplinary approach to artistic production. Minneapolis. Japan. habits or practices which have become integrated into daily life. The fesitval is now in its 4th year.000 internatiowith Frieze Masters.” Exhibits at the fair seek to question what it means when things become quotidian. She has formerly acted as Senior Curator at New York’s Van Alen Institute. which is to take place in November. The event will open with a VIP and press evening on 3 December. the publication Frieze three times a year. as well as its holdings in historical and contemporary architecture. and is titled “Everyday Life. The evening’s live auction is to be conducted by Sotheby’s European Deputy Chairman and Senior International Specialist of Contemporary Art. accompanying This year’s edition of the fair will join Frieze Projects. bringing together works by forty European photographers.
This document is for the exclusive use of Art Media Agency’s clients. Frieze Film and Frieze 150 contemporary galleries from across Talks. The conceptual approach of the event is to be announced by Zoë Ryan at a press conference.
Details of Aspen’s ArtCrush 2013 announced The Aspen Art Museum’s 9th annual ArtCrush Gala is to take place between Wednesday 31 July and Friday 2 August 2013. and will be accompanied by a series of symposiums dedicated to Asian art. The event brings together 400 participants. David Shrigley. Applications are open to all Europe-based photographers who have just begun their careers. NY. Louis Museum of Contemporary Art. Alexandre da Cunha. museum directors.com
. Malaysia. where she has been responsible for building the museum’s collection of contemporary design. amongst others. nally renowned artists. Indonesia. and will also feature works by 15 invited artists from Israel.000 visitors in 2013.support of a Dutch bank. The event will be organised with the The 2013 edition of the event will incite visitors to subscribe to the magazine once they purchase their entrance tickets. to be held from 18 October to 14 December 2014.AMA Newsletter 113 30
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Tickets for Frieze London 2013 now available Tickets have now gone on sale for Oc.000 visitors over the course of five days.
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Call for applications: SCOPE Miami Beach 2013 The organisers behind SCOPE Miami Beach 2013 have released a call for applications for its 2013 edition. Tickets offering same-day access to both Frieze London and Frieze Masters are available. with the main “ArtCrush Gala” taking place on Friday 2 August.
www. and the Albright-Knox Gallery in Buffalo. which co-incides sent the works of over 1. The event is organised in association with French group FETART. The Biennial is to be held at the National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts. and has produced works which are included in the major private collections of the Museum of Modern Art. The Biennial is organised in conjunction with the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts. site-specific sculptural installations. MoCA Miami. artists. the Fast Company magazine identified Ryan as one of the 50 people shaping the future of design. SCOPE has held more than 65 art fairs across the world. and will pre tober’s Frieze London.