Paris is readying for thousands to swarm the streets of the city Saturday for the 17th ‘Nuit Blanche’ (‘Sleepless Night’), the hugely popular annual celebration of contemporary art. What makes this event extra special, is that it runs all night. Last year over a million enjoyed the festival, which lasts from 7pm in the evening to 7am in the morning.Nearly 80 contemporary art exhibits will be on display, as well as dozens of satellite projects, which is being headed by art director Gaël Charbau. Entrance and transport will be free, and almost 20 restaurants and cafes will stay open along the various routes throughout the night for the crowds to enjoy drinks and snacks. This year the event is focusing on emerging artists and will notably include an installation in the heart of the City of Lights running between Les Invalides and the world-famous Champs-Élysées along a “super kilometre" that Charbau said will combine "lively contemporary … [Read more...] about Nuit Blanche: Paris readies for all night contemporary art festival
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BBJ Thursday, September 27, 2018, 10:30 The Ludwig Museum of Contemporary Art opened its "Related by Sister Languages: Estonian-Hungarian Contemporary Art Exhibition" on Thursday, September 17. Kristina Norman: Bring Back My Fire Gods (video still, courtesy of the artist) Guests at the official opening were greeted by Julia Fabényi, director of the Ludwig Museum, and Kristi Karelsohn, ambassador-designate of Estonia. A talk was given by the curator of the exhibition, Krisztina Szipőcs. The list of exhibiting artists includes Ákos Birkás, Dénes Farkas, Kaido Ole, Marko Mäetamm, and Kristina Norman. "Hungarian and Estonian are both languages of Finno-Ugric origin, even if this scientifically proven fact is questioned from time to time," says the introduction to the exhibition on the Ludwig Museum website. "Living thousands of kilometers apart for centuries, the Estonian and Hungarian people have undoubtedly taken entirely different historical … [Read more...] about Ludwig Museum hosts Estonian-Hungarian contemporary art
Ljubljana, 5 April - An exhibition entitled Slovakian Contemporary Art will open in a Ljubljana gallery Thursday evening. The display will look as far back as the neo-avantgarde of the 1960s, featuring the most established conceptual and post-conceptual artists: Stan Filko, Julius Koller, Ilona Nemeth and Lucia Tallova. The rest of this news item is available to subscribers.Buy the news item. Price: 2 tokens; on account: 0 tokens. … [Read more...] about Slovak contemporary art showcased in Ljubljana
At the Sotheby’s contemporary art sale in London next week there are no million-pound Basquiats or £500,000 Hirsts – it is aimed at what it terms the lower end of the market, i.e. art under £20,000 and for as little as £200. It is the latest in a series of sales designed to attract buyers into the market. One of the ploys used is to invite successful figures, from the world of fashion, for instance, to select works from the sale, printing interviews with them in the catalogue and making videos for the website. This gives the sale added kudos and credibility with novice collectors who might be influenced by celebrity taste. Recent selectors, rather grandly called “guest curators” by Sotheby’s, have included Erdem Moralioglu, the fashion designer and Caroline Issa, Tank magazine fashion director, and Telegraph Luxury expert. Each one, according to Sotheby’s, introduces new clients to the company. The next “guest … [Read more...] about Will Mark Hix’s contemporary art picks help revive the YBA market?
A MAJOR initiative is bringing contemporary art, including work by Birmingham-based artists, to two of the city’s most distinguished heritage venues: Aston Hall and Blakesley Hall. Aston Hall is a magnificent 400-year-old Jacobean redbrick mansion and Blakesley Hall is a Tudor timber-framed house set among avenues of modern houses. At each site, a selection of important works from the Arts Council Collection will go on display alongside select pieces from Birmingham’s own collection. ‘Walls Have Ears: 400 Years of Change at Aston Hall’ will mark the Jacobean mansion’s 400th birthday year. The exhibition will present contemporary portraiture by artists including Mawuena Kattah, Ryan Mosley, Eugene Palmer, Paul Rooney, Zineb Sedira and Donald Rodney. In its 400 year history the house has seen many changes in the social, demographic and economic landscapes surrounding the Hall. The selected artworks explore themes of history, culture, class and race that … [Read more...] about Major exhibition brings contemporary art to two of Birmingham’s finest buildings