Posts Tagged ‘Contemporary Art’
C.A.N. CondensedFriday, June 18th, 2010
• The 41st annual Art Basel, perhaps the most renowned of contemporary art fairs, opened on Thursday and will run through Sunday. Carol Vogel reports for the New York Times that “business is brisk,” citing numerous multimillion dollar acquisitions by dealers and collectors alike. Works by late artists Louise Bourgeois and Sigmar Polke were quickly snapped up, and this year’s fair included a proliferation of installation and video art, shown at the “Unlimited” space for oversized works. • Arts Council England has suffered a budget cut amounting to about $34 million at the hands of the country’s new coalition government, including $2.6 million in grants offered to regularly-funded arts organizations. From ArtForum. • The Seattle Art Museum will be home to the unparalleled exhibition “Picasso: Masterpieces from the Musée National Picasso, Paris" from October 8 through January 9, 2010. Over 150 works from all phases of the artist’s legendary career will be presented, on loan from the world’s most important repository of Picasso artworks, the Musée Picasso, while it undergoes renovations. Go to Art Knowledge News to learn more. • The Musée de l’Elysée (a museum of photography in Lausanne, Switzerland) is surveying the work of more than eighty contemporary photographers in the second edition of the successful "reGeneration" exhibition. The collection embraces both documentary and artistic approaches within digital, film, conceptual, and spontaneous photography. Check out ArtDaily for more information.
C.A.N. CondensedMonday, June 14th, 2010
Art Knowledge News. • The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation is teaming up with YouTube to find the most innovative and exceptional talent in the realm of online video with YouTube Play. A Biennial of Creative Video. A jury of experts in the arts and entertainment fields will select up to twenty video works to be simultaneously presented at the Guggenheim in Berlin, Bilbao, and Venice. Check out the full story at ArtForum. • SITE Santa Fe, a not-for-profit contemporary arts organization, will open their Eighth International Biennial on June 20. Titled The Dissolve, the biennial will survey “a striking creative development found in contemporary art: the synthesis of the handmade with the high-tech.” 26 works by 30 international artists will be shown, alongside early 20th century historical animations. Go to e-flux for more. • Next week will see the opening of 100 Acres: The Virginia B. Fairbanks Art & Nature Park, an outdoor collection of temporary, site-specific works located on the grounds of the Indianapolis Museum of Art. Unlike the objects inside the museum, these works invite the public to touch, climb upon, and generally experience them in a physical manner. Read a full review at NYTimes.com.• On June 18 the Brooklyn Museum will debut Andy Warhol: The Last Decade, the first US exhibition to focus on the final chapters of the artist’s forty-year career. Included will be Warhol’s translation of da Vinci’s Last Supper, self-portraiture, and examples of his return to abstraction in the Oxidations and Shadows series. Read more at