Venice - News

Venice Galleries View: Nine Art Galleries in a Joint Project

4 days ago

A plus A, Alberta Pane, Beatrice Burati Anderson, Caterina Tognon, Ikona, Marignana Arte, Massimodeluca, Michela Rizzo and Victoria Miro: nine contemporary art galleries together in a new collaboration and communication project.

An initiative made up of research galleries in dialogue to enhance and support contemporary art in the Venetian area. The beginning of this collaboration is called Venice Galleries View and takes the form of a series of special events, which each gallery will host during the last opening weekend of the Biennale Arte (24th and 25th November), and the production of a map conceived with the dual function of guiding and informing visitors. In addition to the nine galleries, a series of other selected places of interest are also marked on the map.

The first of the maps, which will be released quarterly – in January, May, September, coinciding with the opening of the new exhibitions – presents an introductory text by Tiziano Scarpa, who recognizes the vital task for the galleries: “to make the present flow, invent it and prefigure the future”.

Exhibitions running include:

How Much is Too Much?-  A plus A

Les yeux qui louchent – Galerie Alberta Pane

Embracing the Moment – Beatrice Burani Art Space and Gallery

Jessica Loughlin, Afar – Caterina Tognon

Chuck Freedman and Zohar Kawaharada: Venezia Icon, Memory of the Future – Ikona Gallery

Veronica Vazquez: The Struggle for Row – Marignana Arte

Maurizio Donzelli and Aldo Grazzi: Giardini Cosmici – Marignana Arte

Daniele Innamorato: Don’t Stop – Galleria Massimodeluca

Roman Opalka: Anche Opalka – Galleria Michela Rizzo

Celia Paul: The Sea and The Mirror – Victoria Miro

Check the full list of events on our agenda.

My Art Guides Editorial Team

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Miami - News

My Art Guide Miami Editorial Committee

2 weeks ago

My Art Guide Miami is a paper guide and digital issue dedicated to Art Basel in Miami Beach and the art week in Miami, available online and on iOS app.
This edition has been developed thanks to an incredible editorial committee formed by  Silvia Karman Cubiñá (Executive Director & Chief Curator at The Bass), Books Bischof (Founder of PRIMARY), and Lori Mertes (Executive Director of Locust Projects).
The committee has been working to select the best and most interesting art spaces and exhibitions in town.

Books Bischof founded PRIMARY in 2010. This is a multidisciplinary organization which aims to explore and promote multiple forms of aesthetic expression from established and emerging artists, alike. Utilizing extensive, and wholly specific experience in producing contemporary curatorial endeavors nationally and internationally, the creative forces behind Primary unite the commercial and critical efforts of artists, curators, critics, professionals and patrons; the result is the vital presence of an intelligent, alternative arts environment with a bold urban sensibility delivered through a diverse range of media.

Silvia Karman Cubiñá began her tenure as Executive Director and Chief Curator of The Bass, Miami Beach, in 2008. Previously, she was the Director of The Moore Space, Miami, from 2002-2008. In the past, she held the position of Adjunct Curator at INOVA, the Institute of Visual Arts at University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee, and was a curator at The Mexican Museum in San Francisco and the Cuban Museum of Art in Miami. She was the Puerto Rican commissioner to the 1997 Bienal de São Paolo. Ms. Cubiñá has curated numerous exhibitions, lectured extensively, and has participated in grant panels and award selection committees, including serving as a juror for both the Guggenheim Museum’s Hugo Boss Award 2006 and the 2008 Biennale de Lyon. In 2007, she was a finalist for the Walter Hopps Award for Curatorial Achievement and a fellow in the Center for Curatorial Leadership (CCL) fellowship program. Ms. Cubiñá currently serves on the Knight Foundation National Arts Advisory Board. In 2012, she was awarded the distinction of Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et Lettres by the French Ministry of Culture. In October 2017, Ms. Cubiñá presided over the re-opening of The Bass after a major two-year renovation, which has expanded the museum’s programmable space by nearly 50 percent, all within the existing architectural footprint.

Lorie Mertes, Executive Director at Locust Projects since May 2017, has more than twenty years of experience as an arts administrator, curator, and educator. Most recently she was Director of Public Programs at the National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA) in Washington, D.C. Prior to moving to Washington, D.C., she was Curatorial Consultant and Interim Director of Programs at the McColl Center for Art + Innovation in Charlotte, NC where she oversaw the residency and exhibition programs. From 2007 to 2011, she was the Director and Chief Curator of The Galleries at Moore College of Art and Design in Philadelphia, the first and only visual arts college for women in the United States. She was the Assistant Director and Curator at the Miami Art Museum, now Pérez Art Museum of Miami, where, in addition to serving as a curator from 1994 to 2006, she was a senior manager responsible for new programs, publications, and outreach initiatives to increase visibility and engage new audiences. She got her start in the art world in the early 1990s working as Gallery Manager at Jason Rubell Gallery in Palm Beach and Miami Beach.

My Art Guides Editorial Team

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  • Lorie Mertes. Photo by Kevin Allen Lorie Mertes. Photo by Kevin Allen
Abu Dhabi - News

Abu Dhabi Art 2017

2 weeks ago

Abu Dhabi Art 2017 runs November 8 – 11, 2017 and sees the participation of 48 established and emerging galleries from 18 different countries, offering works by a diverse range of globally celebrated and up and coming artists.
The fair features galleries from Europe, Asia, North America and the Middle East and will see the introduction of a new curated section by Dr. Omar Kholeif entitled Focus: Beyond Territory.

Check out here the full list of galleries.

Commenting on the line-up, Dyala Nusseibeh, Director, Abu Dhabi Art said: “This year’s edition aims to uphold and drive Abu Dhabi Art’s reputation as a regional cultural powerhouse presenting world-class galleries, internationally renowned artists and emerging talent to the public. We are delighted to welcome both new galleries to the fair and returning exhibitors. As Abu Dhabi Art grows and expands, it will continue to provide a platform from which cultural and artistic dialogue can be initiated, paving the way for the evolving art scene in the Emirate and the UAE.”

Save the date – Abu Dhabi Art 2017
8-11 November 2017
Manarat Al Saadiyat

Carla Ingrasciotta

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Buenos Aires - News

Art Basel Cities Inaugurates its Residency Program in Buenos Aires

2 weeks ago

Art Basel Cities: Buenos Aires, curated by Artistic Director Cecilia Alemani, supports the city’s cultural ecosystem and highlight its dynamic cultural scene.

To celebrate the launch of  “Art Basel Cities: Exchange“, Art Basel Cities is hosting the Art Basel Cities House in Buenos Aires, where a series of exciting art- and culture-related events and workshops take place from November 2 to 5, 2017.

This four-day event includes a series of talks to be held throughout the year. Local cultural partners are invited to collaborate, participate, and learn more about future programs. In addition, Buenos Aires welcomes an international delegation of art world professionals including collectors, curators, museum directors and not-for-profit spaces, to discover and engage with the vibrant local art scene during that week.

Check out here the full program.

Carla Ingrasciotta

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Venice - News

Anne Imhof’s “Faust” at the 2017 Venice Biennale

2 weeks ago

For all those who had not the chance to experience the German Pavilion at the Venice Biennale, there is still time to visit the project, located in the Giardini, and open until November 26, 2017.

Our media partner Berlin Art Link filmed the opening preview of the German Pavilion this Spring in Venice.  Anne Imhof has been hailed over the last few years for her nightmarish durational performances, from last year’s “Angst” at Hamburger Bahnhof to her current piece “Faust” at the Venice Biennale. “Angst” came as the result of Imhof’s 2015 Preis der Nationalgalerie win, while “Faust” garnered the artist the Venice Biennale’s most lauded achievement, the Golden Lion award.

Imhof combines various production strategies from sculpture, drawing, painting, video and performance in her work. In her recent performance pieces, she addresses the rituals and secret semiotic systems of niche communities, exploring the darker sides of idleness and anxiety in contemporary youth culture. Her immersive environments, often generating fear-inducing images or tableaus, have been well-documented in the press and social media, despite the relative exclusivity of the performances’ live rendition.

Watch the video here.

Carla Ingrasciotta

  • Anne Imhof, Anne Imhof, "Faust", Venice Biennale 2017. Video Still, 2017 © Berlin Art Link Production
Paris - News

Paris Photo 2017

2 weeks ago

Running November 9–12, 2017, Paris Photo – the world’s leading art fair for Photography– reaches its 21st edition and it is held in the historic Grand Palais in the heart of Paris. 

The fair gathers 159 galleries and 30 art book dealers from 30 countries across four sectors to present the most important selection of exceptional image-based artworks for its most expansive edition to date. 

Find out here the exhibitors list.

Save the date – Paris Photo

Grand Palais
12–8pm, Opening: Wed., November 8 (by invitation only)

Carla Ingrasciotta

  • © Evangelia Kranioti © Evangelia Kranioti
Nigeria - News

“Regimes of Truth”: The 8th Edition of LagosPhoto Festival

3 weeks ago

The 8th edition of the Lagos Photo festival, themed Regimes of Truth, is under the curatorship of the renowned fashion designer Duro Olowu. This edition explores the pursuit for and presentation of truth in contemporary society, gleaning inspiration from the writings of some of the 19th and 20th centuries’ most influential literary realists and intellectuals.

From the curator’s statement: “The 2017 edition of LagosPhoto Festival calls to reflect on these regimes of truths and beliefs, and the fading relevance of the quest for reality in our time. Contemporary photography is the new repository of the fading quest for reality, not by virtue of its supposed freedom, but because it embodies the synthesis and unmasks the contradictions of the knowledge society and its imperative for creativity. It is our point of interdependence and the most democratic tool for social engagement today in the sense that almost everyone can make pictures and share using smart phones.”

LagosPhoto 2017 Artists include:
Lubabetu Abubakar (Nigeria)
James Barnor (Ghana)
Joana Choumali (Ivory Coast)
Kadara Enyeasi (Nigeria)
Samuel Fosso (Cameroon)
Hassan Hajjaj (Morocco/UK)
Nicola Lo Calzo (Italy)
Bas Losekoot (Netherlands)
Mohau Modisakeng (South Africa)
Zanele Muholi (South Africa)
Marilyn Nance (USA)
Jackie Nickerson (USA)
Logor (Nigeria)
Ruth Ossai (Nigeria)
Leonce Raphael Agbodgelou (Benin)
Tabiso Sekgala (South Africa)
Daniele Tamagni (Italy)
Stephen Tayo (Nigeria)
Osaretin Ugiagbe (Nigeria/USA) Giya
Makondo-Wills (UK/South Africa)
Amina Zoubir (France/Algeria)
Liz Johnson Artur (Russia/Ghana)

Save the Date – Lago Photo 2017
24th November – 15th December 2017

Carla Ingrasciotta

  • © Osborne Macharia © Osborne Macharia
Hong Kong - News

Art Basel Hong Kong 2018: Galleries Announced

3 weeks ago

The sixth edition of Art Basel in Hong Kong features 249 leading galleries from 32 countries, representing both established and emerging artists.  28 galleries will participate in the Hong Kong show for the first time.

Sectors of the fair include: Main Section, Insights, Kabinett, and Discoveries. Check out here the full list of the participating galleries

Save the date – Art Basel Hong Kong
Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC)
Thursday, March 29 to Saturday, March 31, 2018.

Carla Ingrasciotta

  • Susumu, Koshimizu, Untitled, 1976 Courtesy the artist and Tokyo Gallery+BTAP Susumu, Koshimizu, Untitled, 1976 Courtesy the artist and Tokyo Gallery+BTAP
Berlin - News

Fishing for Islands

3 weeks ago

Hamburger Bahnhof Berlin and TBA21 present a weekend of performances, installations and panels.

The event, curated by Stefanie Hessler and Markus Reymann, takes its title from a Polynesian creation myth which says that the islands of the archipelago were fished out of the sea.

For the duration of the event installations, performances and interventions will show new perspectives on the traditional and mythological dimensions of the oceans.

Elena Scarpa

  • © Markus Reymann, TBA21–Academy © Markus Reymann, TBA21–Academy
Bogotá - News

ARTBO Reaches its 13th Edition

3 weeks ago

ARTBO is the International Art Fair of Bogotá which established itself as a space for cultural exchange and research, fundamental for the promotion of Colombia and Latin America’s art scene. During four days, the fair brings together national and international galleries, curators, artists, works in different formats and media, providing the public with one of the country’s most important cultural showcases in the visual arts and the focal point of Bogotá’s arts events in October.

Check out here the full list of participating galleries.

The 13th edition of the fair takes place in the Gran Salón of Corferias from October 26 to 29.

Save the date – ARTBO
26-29 October 2017

Cra. 37 #24-67, Bogotá, Colombia

General admission: $ 10

Carla Ingrasciotta

  • Courtesy of ARTBO Courtesy of ARTBO