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News Bulletin July 2014
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Top news from selected emerging art markets and Germany
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Qiu Xiaofei, A Chicken Grasping A Duck’s Foot (detail), 2014, acrylic on canvas, 400 x 300 cm
"Long Museum West Bund" considered to be the most respectable private art museum in China
The scale and quality of Long Museum's building, and the broad historical scope of its collection, reevaluates our understanding of the state of China’s private art museums.
Yu Ji: Never left behind
The artist’s second solo exhibition at the gallery, C-Space in Beijing allowed Yu Ji to work inside the space for a whole two months. In addition to her series of sculptures that she created, the gallery also allowed for a live experimental music performance to both complete and intervene the exhibition's milieu.
Rational reconciliation: The painting of Qiu Xiaofei
For Qiu Xiaofei, the defining factor in the contemporary Chinese city today is the turbulent process of ideological evolution since the introduction of modernism in politics and art is the dominant state of being in his understanding of history.
Li Shurui: The difficulty with light
Li Shurui seems to be experimenting with creating a new language both solid and spatial in form. She no longer forces meaning onto the viewer, instead creates a new foundation for her work which forces the viewer to vigilant corporeal sensations.
The queerness of the work of artists Kim Kyung Mook, Apichatpong Weerasethakul, and Ming Wong has less to do with their sexual orientation, and more to do with the desire to formulate their own resistance to codes of heteronormative ways of looking and perceiving. All three of these directors problematize the agency of the gaze through the film making apparatus—for it is the gaze, that loaded means through which we look upon and fathom the bodies and agencies of others, that ultimately directs us in our lives.
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Francis Alys installation at Hermitage (detail), Manifesta 10
Historical "New Holland" art gallery island to be reopened at the end of 2015 in St. Petersburg
Dasha Zhukova's "Iris foundation" provides support and development to contemporary culture and will tend to the organization of cultural programs alongside the construction of exhibition and art spaces at New Holland island.
Manifesta 10 opens at St. Petersburg’s State Hermitage Museum
Despite a great quantity of countermovement, Manifesta 10 opened on 28th June. However, Russian critics reveal that this time around "Manifesta is without Manifesto" - is too mild and without any social critical voice.
Gallery LUMAS opened in Moscow
Since June 2014, directly on Strastnoy Boulevard, LUMAS gallery opened a gallery space for affordable and authentic art works.
4th Moscow International Biennale For Young Art opened in June
On June 24 and 25, the 4th Moscow International Biennale for Young Art had begun. 3069 applications from artists under 35 from 84 countries throughout the world were submitted to the competition, which lasted from November 2013 through to March 2014.
Pussy Riot will headline this year’s Festival of Dangerous Ideas in Sydney
Pussy Riot’s Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alyokhina will headline this year’s Festival of Dangerous Ideas in Sydney, an annual event of presentations and debates featuring some of the world’s leading thinkers and cultural figures.
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Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian. Drawing 02. 2009. Felt marker, colour pencil and mirror on paper, 62 x 95 cm. Image courtesy the artist and the Third Line, Dubai.
"Here and Elsewhere", a group exhibition at New York’s NEW MUSEUM
In July 2014, the New Museum will present "Here and Elsewhere", a major contemporary art exhibition curated by Massimiliano Gioni featuring works from and about the Arab world.
"A History Of The World in 100 Objects", Saadiyat Cultural District, Abu Dhabi
This exhibition invites you to travel through time and across the globe. It tells a history of the world through 100 objects taken from the British Museum’s unparalleled collection. Whether simply carved in stone or intricately crafted in gold, altogether the objects tell a historical story spanning two million years of humankind.
"The Language Of Human Consciousness" at Athr Gallery in Jeddah
Athr Gallery in Jeddah is hosting a group exhibition entitled “The Language of Human Consciousness” featuring 40 artists from around the world. A panel discussion, moderated by TATE modern director Chris Dercon and sponsored by AFAC, will bring together works by Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian, Nargess Hashemi, Sol Lewitt, Timo Nasseri and Nasser Al-Salem, among others.
Walid Raad at Carré d'Art Museum, Nimes
This exhibition will present Raad’s art project The Atlas Group (1989-2004) which investigates the political, social, psychological and aesthetic dimensions of Lebanese wars within the last few decades.
"Unedited History: Iran 1960-2014" at The Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris
Comprising over 200 unseen works, the exhibition presents an eclectic selection of visual art practices in Iran from the 1960s to the present day.
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Places of Memory, Pavilion of Turkey, 14th Venice International Architecture Biennale, 2014, Installation Photo: Italo Rondinella
14th Istanbul Biennial will be drafted by Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev
Taking place from 5 September - 1 November 2015, the biennial is organised by the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts.
Moving Image expands to Istanbul
Moving Image Istanbul is the first in a series of new locations for the flagship fairs in New York and London.
ArtInternational Istanbul Announces Participating Galleries for 2014
ArtInternational Istanbul 2014 will feature 80 galleries from 24 countries from 26-28 September.
Turkish artists at Manifesta 10
New Horizons shows works by Halil Altındere, Fikret Atay, Aslı Çavuşoğlu, Cevdet Erek and Nilbar Güreş.
The Pavilion of Turkey at Biennale Architettura 2014
On 5 June 2014, Turkey inaugurated its debut exhibition Places of Memory at its new long-term pavilion at Arsenale.
Helge Achenbach, Photo: dpa
Conflict on artwork storage
Concierge destroys student's art at the Art Academy Düsseldorf.
A Diary by Kenny Schachter – writer, author and art dealer
"The Naked Truth About Basel: A Diary"
Two gallerists on the megalomania of the art scene
"The system is totally fucked up" - artists pretend to be superstars and change galleries as often as they like. Galleries compete with extensive spaces and increase on their number of branches for market shares.
Fitness For Artist TV
Artist, stunt woman and fitness freak Helga Wretman visits artists in their studios and exhibitions and undertakes a personal training with them.
Art consultant in pre-trial confinement
The affair around Helge Achenbach draws greater circles.
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