Miami - News

My Art Guide Miami App for iOS and Android

7 hours ago

For the occasion of Art Basel in Miami Beach My Art Guides has developed a brand new App for Android devices, the twin of My Art Guide App for iOS.

My Art Guide Miami has been developed thanks to an incredible editorial committee formed by Sarah Arison (President of the Arison Arts Foundation), Jennifer Roberts (CEO of Design Miami/) and Dennis Scholl (President and CEO of Art Center/ South Florida). The committee has been working to select the best and most interesting art spaces and exhibitions in town.

Explore the art scene in Miami with our free guide. Type “Art Basel in Miami Beach” on App Store or Google Play, download the app and start planning your visit.

With My Art Guide Miami you can create your agenda and choose the art spaces you want to visit, the exhibitions you want to see, the special events you want to attend and how you want to spend your leisure time.

Click here to download the iOS or Android app:
App Store
Google Play

My Art Guides Editorial Team

Minneapolis - News

Sculpture Garden’s Mary Ceruti Designated Executive Director of The Walker Art Center

1 day ago

Mary Ceruti has been appointed next Executive Director of The Walker Art Center, in Minneapolis, to assume her role in late January 2019. The news was announced today by the museum, after almost a year-long research led by the Walker’s Search Committee, chaired by Walker board member Andrew Duff. As stated by John Christakos, Walker Art Center Board President: ““Mary’s visionary leadership of SculptureCenter, her dedication to supporting the most important emerging artists of our time, and her well-known track record of attracting and developing great talent made her a tailor-made choice to lead the Walker now. We couldn’t be more excited for where Mary will take the Walker next.”

Currently SculptureCenter’s Executive Director and Chief Curator, Mary Ceruti has organised dozens of solo and group exhibitions of contemporary arts and special projects, over her almost twenty-year-long career as curator and arts executive. In 2013, she was selected as co-curator of Icelandic Pavilion at the Venice Biennale, along with Ilaria Bonacossa. Before joining the SculptureCenter, she developed projects as independent curator and writer and worked for Capp Street Project in San Francisco and Philadelphia Museum of Art. She has been working at SculptureCenter since 1999.

Renown for her development of the contemporary art museum and her particular dedication to the artists she collaborate with, Ceruti recognise the similarities between Walker and SculptureCenter’s missions, as catalysts in shaping contemporary art’s scenario. In accepting her role, she declares: ” I am honored to be selected as the next director of this great institution and believe it is uniquely positioned to create new models for how museums work with artists and diverse constituencies. I am looking forward to partnering with international artists and colleagues, the Minneapolis community, and the experienced and dedicated staff and board of the Walker to build on its world-class collection and ambitious programs.”

 

 

 

Alessandra Bellomo

  • Mary Ceruti, Photo: Tony Benson Mary Ceruti, Photo: Tony Benson
News

Jameel Arts Centre Has Opened in Dubai

2 days ago

November 11, 2018 has marked the opening of Jameel Arts Centre, one of the first contemporary arts institutions in Dubai. Located at the tip of Jaddaf Waterfront, on the Dubai Creek, the Centre’s multiple gallery spaces are home to curated commissions, projects, and solo and group exhibitions, drawn both from the Art Jameel Collection and through regional and international collaborations.

The building itself is a specially-commissioned, three-storey, multi-disciplinary space designed by UK-based practice Serie Architects, who conceived it as a series of boxes of varying dimensions that are bound together by a one-storey-high colonnade. The architecture offers a flexible and rich curatorial potential – from intimate spaces for capsule exhibitions through to large galleries with soaring heights for sculptural and installation works.

Led by Antonia Carver, the former director of the Emirate’s Art Dubai fair, the centre will show both Middle Eastern and international contemporary art, some of which will be drawn from the several hundred-strong Jameel Art Collection that includes artists such as Kader Attia, Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmian, Ahmed Mater and Conrad Shawcross.

 

 

Carla Ingrasciotta

  • Jameel Arts Centre Dubai Jameel Arts Centre Dubai
Shanghai - News

12th Shanghai Biennale “Proregress: Art in an Age of Historical Ambivalence” to open in November 2018

1 week ago

The 12th edition of Shanghai Biennale opens the doors to the public in November 2018 under the curatorship of Cuauhtémoc Medina. Art critic, curator and historian, Medina has chosen as leading thread of the exhibition “Proregress: Art in an Age of Historical Ambivalence“, word coined by E. E. Cummings in his 1931 writings and reinterpreted by Zygmunt Bauman who, in 2017, spoke of “retropia” as “negation of negation of utopia”.

Taking place from November 10, 2018 – March 10, 2019, the exhibition intends to deal with the complex relations between past and present, marked by a feeling of nostalgia and constant adjustment. Art is an active witness to this constant process of evolution and stagnation; as a consequence the biennial “provides a framework to explore the role of contemporary art as a means by which the struggles and anxieties of many different latitudes are reflected and turned into subjective experience, training the contemporary subject in the ambivalence the allows us to tolerate the contradictory forces of contemporary life” – as stated by Medina. The topic will be centred, in particular, on the influence which Chinese development and cultural production has on the current world.

Besides Medina, three co-curators have been appointed between professionals from non-Western part of the world, rarely represented artistically in China. The selected names are María Belén Sáez de Ibarra from Bogotá, Yukie Kamiya from New York and Wang Weiwei from Shanghai.

Launched in 1996, Shanghai Biennale is China’s most influential international biennale of contemporary art and one of the most important in the Asian continent, gathering for every edition international and cutting edge artists and curators.

12th Shanghai Biennale
Proregress: Art in an Age of Historical Ambivalence
November 10, 2018–March 10, 2019
Power Station of Art
200 Huayuangang Rd 
200011 Shanghai
China
shanghaibiennale.org

Alessandra Bellomo

  • Power Station of Art, Shanghai Power Station of Art, Shanghai
Miami - News

My Art Guide Miami 2018 Editorial Committee

1 week ago

My Art Guide Miami is a paper and digital issue dedicated to Art Basel fair and the art week in Miami Beach, available online and on iOS and Android app. This new edition has been developed thanks to an incredible editorial committee formed by Sarah Arison (President of the Arison Arts Foundation), Jennifer Roberts (CEO of Design Miami/) and Dennis Scholl (President and CEO of Art Center/ South Florida).
The committee has been working to select the best and most interesting art spaces and exhibitions in town.

Sarah Arison is President of the Arison Arts Foundation, a private grant-making organisation that supports emerging artists and the institutions that foster them. She was immersed in the arts from a young age by her grandparents, visionary philanthropists Ted and Lin Arison, who founded Arison Arts Foundation, the National YoungArts Foundation, and the New World Symphony, among their many philanthropic endeavors. Arison is active across a broad cross-section of national arts organizations. She is Chair of the Board of the National YoungArts Foundation, where she has developed strategic partnerships with The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Sotheby’s, Sundance Film Festival and more to provide aspiring talent with presentation and mentorship opportunities. Arison is Vice-Chair of the board of MoMA PS1; a trustee of MoMA and member of the Committee on Education; a trustee of American Ballet Theatre and Chair of the Education Committee; a trustee of Lincoln Center; a trustee of the Brooklyn Museum and Chair of the Education Committee; a trustee of New World Symphony; a member of the Board of Directors of Americans for the Arts; and a trustee of the Americas Foundation of the Serpentine Galleries. Arison has also ventured into film producing, supporting projects that shed light on lesser known aspects of the arts. In 2015, she produced her first feature film, Desert Dancer, starring Freida Pinto. She later went on to co-produce The First Monday in May, a documentary film chronicling the creation of The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute blockbuster exhibition China: Through the Looking Glass. She recently co-produced The Price of Everything which was acquired by HBO at the Sundance Film Festival. Arison earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business and French with a minor in Art History from Emory University.

Jennifer Roberts is the CEO of Design Miami/ and is responsible for the business operations of the fairs both in Miami and Basel. She also oversees the implementation of new marketing strategies and supports the expansion of MCH and Dacra with regional art and design fairs and activations. Roberts sits on the board of Design Miami/.
Prior to Design Miami/, Roberts was the executive director of the Salon Art + Design fair, where she launched the inaugural fair and oversaw various aspects of the exhibition including marketing, PR, and sponsorship. Roberts developed the interior designer tour program and was a member of the selection committee.
Roberts was also the founding publisher of MODERN Magazine, an international design quarterly through which she created the first design publication of its kind catering to high-end collectors, designers, and architects worldwide.
Roberts is an active co-proprietor of the Woodstock Music and Art Festival trademarks. She was a managing member of the company overseeing the licensing initiatives including theater, festival, and merchandising opportunities.
Roberts earned her B.A. in Art History at Hobart and William Smith Colleges and did a post graduate program at Christie’s Education in London.

Dennis Scholl is a collector of contemporary art whose willingness to experiment and encourage artists and curators to push boundaries is well known in the art world. He and his wife Debra have the largest private collection of Aboriginal Australian art in the US. They just completed touring a show drawn from the collection entitled, “No Boundaries: Contemporary Aboriginal Australian Abstract Painting,” to six U.S. museums. They also have a second exhibit focusing on women Aboriginal Australian contemporary artists entitled, “Marking the Infinite”, which is touring to six museums across North America. Over the last 20 years, Scholl created a series of initiatives dedicated to building the contemporary art collections of museums, including the Guggenheim, the Tate Modern and the Pérez Art Museum Miami, which resulted in hundreds of patron-funded art acquisitions. He has served on the boards and executive committees of the Aspen Art Museum; Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami; the Pérez Art Museum; and the Linda Pace Foundation. He was named three times to the annual WESTAF list of the Most Powerful and Influential Leaders in the Nonprofit Arts, and along with his wife, Debra, recently received the National Service in the Arts Award from the Anderson Ranch Art Center. He is an eleven-time regional Emmy winner for his work in cultural documentaries, including films about Tracey Emin, Theaster Gates, Wynton Marsalis and Frank Gehry. His first feature documentary “Deep City: The Birth of Miami Sound”, premiered at the 2014 SXSW Film Festival. He recently produced an animated short, “The Sun as a Big Dark Animal”, which was an official selection at the 2015 Sundance International Film Festival. Scholl’s second feature documentary, “Queen of Thursdays”, which he co-wrote and produced with noted Cuban filmmaker Orlando Rojas, had its world premiere at the Miami International Film Festival and was named Best Documentary. He is the co-founder of Betts & Scholl, and Mother Tongue Shiraz, which produce award-winning wines in Australia and France. From 2009 to 2015, Scholl was the Vice President / Arts of the Knight Foundation. He oversaw the foundation’s national arts program, including the Knight Arts Challenge and Random Acts of Culture, with grants to cultural organizations totaling close to $200 million. In 2012, Scholl was named a Harvard University Advanced Leadership Fellow, focusing on the role of culture in community engagement. From 2012 to 2015, Scholl was a Visiting Scholar at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Media Lab. Previously, Scholl was a practicing attorney and CPA.

My Art Guides Editorial Team

  • Sarah Arison, Chair National YoungArts Foundation Sarah Arison, Chair National YoungArts Foundation
  • Jennifer Roberts, CEO Design Miami/ Jennifer Roberts, CEO Design Miami/
  • Dennis Scholl, President and CEO Art Center/ South Florida Dennis Scholl, President and CEO Art Center/ South Florida
Milan - News

SPRINT Reaches its 6th Edition and Announces a New Partnership with Spazio Maiocchi

1 week ago

The 6th edition of SPRINT-Independent Publishers and Artists ‘Books Salon, designed and curated by the artist Dafne Boggeri in collaboration with O’ non-profit association, this year announces a special partnership with Spazio Maiocchi.

The event, which involves 80 international publishers from 11 countries around the world and 26 different cities of which 8 are Italian, aims to increase collaboration and experience to continue to value people, places and routes: with a selection that includes some the most vibrant local and international realities, SPRINT will present publishers and artists who will participate in the non-profit fair set up for the first time in the Spazio Maiocchi headquarters in Via Achille Maiocchi 7 in Milan.  O’ non profit association in via Pastrengo 12 is hosting a solo show by Guadalupe Rosales while a party and dj set will be held on Saturday night at KO Club, via Resegone 1.

Check out here the full programme and explore the list of participants.

Dates and times:
November 23 –25
1 pm – 9 pm
Admission free

Carla Ingrasciotta

  • Ph Credit: Maggie Grot Ph Credit: Maggie Grot
São Paulo - News

Art Weekend São Paulo takes place in the city from November 9-11, 2018

1 week ago

The third edition of Art Weekend São Paulo involves different locations around the city, offering a special programme of over a hundred events, between exhibitions, guided visits, performances, workshop for children, talks with artists and curators and more. Taking place from November 9-11, 2018, the Art Weekend follows in the sequence of similar events in cultural cities around the world, such as Berlin, Vienna, Brussels, Paris and Chicago and constitutes a unique occasion for local audiences to meet foreign galleries. After the increasing attention obtained in the last editions, the list of participants has reached the number of 50 galleries, 37 of which are members of Latitude – Platform for Brazilian Art Galleries Abroad, connected with the international art world.

The 38 participating galleries based in São Paulo are divided into four circuits, according to their neighborhood: Vila Madalena – Pinheiros – Butantã; Itaim – Vila Nova Conceição; Jardins; and Downtown – Barra Funda.

This year’s programme promotes also the exchange between institutions of different Brazilian states: the project “Galleries Host Galleries”connect twelve Brazilian galleries, located in other states, with the ones based in the city, to set up pop-up exhibitions in their spaces.

Galleries operate with the following opening times:
Friday, November 9: 5pm-10pm
Saturday, November 10: 11am-8pm
Sunday, November 11: 12pm-6pm

Art Weekend São Paulo
November 9-11, 2018
Various locations, São Paulo, Brazil
facebook.com/artweekendsp
abact.com.br

Alessandra Bellomo

  • Stuart Brisley, Installation view of I Stuart Brisley, Installation view of I"nterregnum" at Galeria Jaqueline Martins during the first edition of Art Weekend São Paulo, 2016. Courtesy of Galeria Jaqueline Martins.
Venice - News

Natascha Sadr Haghighian to Represent Germany at the Venice Biennale 2019

3 weeks ago

Under the curatorial duties of Franciska Zólyom, Natascha Süder Happelmann (known as Natascha Sadr Haghighian) will represent the German pavilion at the 58th International Art Exhibition of the Biennale di Venezia.

For the contribution to the German Pavilion 2019, Natascha Süder Happelmann works with a personal spokeswoman, Helene Duldung, and adapts her name especially for the task. The artist has evaluated a collection of various different names that have been used by official authorities to address her over the last thirty years. After careful analysis of the variations, which have arisen due to autocorrect programmes and misspelling, she has used algorithmic parameters and social protocols to select the most suitable version: an optimal form of integration.

Disconnecting the artist from representative roles or political instrumentalisation has always been an integral part of Natascha Süder Happelmann’s artistic practice. As early as 2004, the artist initiated the CV exchange platform bioswop.net, where concepts such as identity, representation, facts and self are renegotiated and the fetish of the “artist’s biography” is undermined.

Natascha Süder Happelmann is represented by König Galerie since 2003.

Carla Ingrasciotta

  • Natascha Süder Happelmann, right, and her spokesperson Helene Duldung, left, in front Natascha Süder Happelmann, right, and her spokesperson Helene Duldung, left, in front
Athens - News

Condo Unit to Open in Athens at The Breeder

3 weeks ago

After its first edition in São Paulo at Galeria Jaqueline Martins, Condo Unit is inaugurating its second edition in Athens at The Breeder. On view from 25 October until 24 November 2018, the exhibition sees the participation of 8 international galleries:

Art : Concept, Paris
The Breeder, Athens
Carlos / Ishikawa, London
Dastan’s Basement, Tehran
Galerie Barbara Thumm, Berlin
Grey Noise, Dubai
KÖNIG GALERIE, Berlin
Raster, Warsaw

Condo Unit
25 October – 24 November 2018
The Breeder, Athens

Carla Ingrasciotta

  • Condo Unit Athens Condo Unit Athens
Turin - News

My Art Guide Turin App for iOS and Android

4 weeks ago

For the occasion of Artissima and the Art Week in Turin, My Art Guides is pleased the announce the release of a brand new App for Android devices, the twin of My Art Guide App for iOS.

My Art Guide Turin has been developed thanks to an incredible editorial committee formed by Beatrice Merz (Fondazione Merz), Franco Noero (Galleria Franco Noero) and Patrizia Sandretto Re Rebaudengo (Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo). The committee has been working to select the best and most interesting art spaces and exhibitions in town.

Explore the art scene in Turin with our free guide. Type “Artissima Art Week” on App Store or Google Play, download the app and start planning your visit.

With My Art Guide Turin you can create your agenda and choose the art spaces you want to visit, the exhibitions you want to see, the special events you want to attend and how you want to spend your leisure time.

Click here to download the iOS or Android app:
App Store
Google Play

My Art Guides Editorial Team

  • Artissima Art Week 2018 – Android Artissima Art Week 2018 – Android