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Ai Weiwei’s Lego Portraits of Activists Head to the Hirshhorn Museum

6 hours agoNews : NYTimes: News

“Ai Weiwei: Trace at Hirshhorn,” a focused but sprawling exhibition of recent works, will open at the Smithsonian’s contemporary art museum on June 28.

New York’s First Institution Devoted to Contemporary Arab and Islamic Art Seeks a Sense of Place

10 hours agoArts : Hyperallergic

Zarina Hashmi's work that imagines "home" as an idea we carry with us sets the tone for the Institute of Arab and Islamic Art's first exhibition in New York. The post New York’s First Institution Devoted to Contemporary Arab and Islamic Art Seeks a Sense of Place appeared first on Hyperallergic.

Monday Links: Ai Weiwei’s Latest Project Disappoints, Saudi Contemporary Art Impresses the Trumps

11 hours agoArts : Art Fag City

Trump likes an Abdullah Al-Othman photograph of a former Islamic shelter for widows and divorced women wrapped in tin foil (all housing should be gilded?). This is one of the precious few details from Trump’s tour of the Saudi contemporary art scene, one of the lesser discussed sideshows from the circus that is his middle east visit. Show More Summary

Is Contemporary African Art Being Gentrified?

A big sale at Sotheby's shows off the new potential and new collector interest in modernist African art. But while Western collectors drive up the money for those artists, "whole countries in Africa cannot boast of a single art museum of any renown. On other continents, you might expect to see at least one public […]

Major retrospective of Robert Rauschenberg opens at the Museum of Modern Art

2 days agoArts : Artdaily

Robert Rauschenberg: Among Friends, a retrospective spanning the six-decade career of this defining figure of contemporary art, will be on view at The Museum of Modern Art from May 21 through September 17, 2017. Organized in collaboration...Show More Summary

MIT List Visual Arts Center opens group exhibition curated by Henriette Huldisch

2 days agoArts : Artdaily

An Inventory of Shimmers: Objects of Intimacy in Contemporary Art, a group exhibition curated by Henriette Huldisch, brings together works by Andrea Büttner, Sophie Calle, Alejandro Cesarco, Jason Dodge, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Antonia Hirsch, Jill Magid, Park McArthur, Lisa Tan, Erika Vogt, Susanne M. Show More Summary

The Growth and Dynamism of the Modern and Contemporary African Art Market

Over at Sotheby's Adriana La Lime writes:As the art world descended on Paris this spring to celebrate Modern and Contemporary art from Africa and its diaspora, the city buzzed with various events that placed Africa and its artists centre stage. Show More Summary

L.A.'s newest museum, the Marciano Art Foundation, will open May 25. Here's how to score tickets

You free on June 29? The Marciano Art Foundation, L.A.’s newest contemporary art museum, won’t open to the public until May 25. But the reservations for timed admission tickets have been busy. Between now and July 1, only one day has any reservations available: Thursday, June 29. For those who...

Basquiat painting fetches record $110.5M at New York auction

3 days agoNews : Trending Now

NEW YORK (AP) — A 1982 artwork by Jean-Michel Basquiat sold for a record $110.5 million at Sotheby's auction of contemporary art Thursday night.

$110.5 Million Basquiat Painting Becomes 6th Most Expensive Work Sold at Auction

A 1982 piece by Jean-Michel Basquiat sold for $110.5 million at a Sothetby’s postwar and contemporary art auction last night. The sale nearly doubles the previous highest price for a Basquiat work.“Untitled” joins ten other works that have sold for over $100 million. But the sale also sets the record, ... More »

Trailer, Clip, Images and Posters for MANIFESTO Starring Cate Blanchett

Written and directed by visual artist Julian Rosefeldt, "Manifesto" is a collection of 13 vignettes that incorporate timeless manifestos from 20th century art movements in a contemporary... For more, visit our blog !

Basquiat sells for $110.5 Million, acquired by entrepreneur Yusaku Maezawa

4 days agoArts : Artdaily

A 1982 untitled Basquiat sold for $110.5 million in New York on Thursday, setting a new auction record for the US artist in Sotheby's flagship post-war and contemporary art sale, the auction house said. Jean-Michel Basquiat, the US wonderkid...Show More Summary

Sotheby's unveils highlights from the Evening Sales of Modern & Contemporary Latin American Art

4 days agoArts : Artdaily

Sotheby?s announced their Evening Sales of Latin America: Modern Art and Latin America: Contemporary Art on 25 May in New York. Leading the Modern Art auction are Rufino Tamayo?s iconic The Bird Charmer (Encantador de pájaros) (estimate $3/5 million) and Diego Rivera?s arresting masterpiece, Retrato de la Actriz Matilde Palou (estimate $2/3 million). Show More Summary

Freeman's impresses with Modern & Contemporary Art Sale

4 days agoArts : Artdaily

Yesterday afternoon, Freeman?s presented an impressive collection of work for its Modern and Contemporary Art sale. The exhibition of nearly 130 pieces was well received with a number of new online bidders, callers and attendees. Several...Show More Summary

See Contemporary Art by Graduating New York Art Students

4 days agoLifestyle / Fashion : The Cut

The New York Academy of Art's MFA Thesis Exhibition features artwork by 56 students from 23 countries.

Here's A Novel Argument: Blame Trump On Contemporary Art!

"Whatever the intelligentsia nurtures and celebrates in our galleries and academic journals is bound to flow eventually into the nation’s cinemas, through its ballot boxes and toward the swamp of Washington, D.C. The last few months have proven that Trump is not out to drain that swamp. He is its progeny, and we on the […]

Bangladesh To Get Its First Major Contemporary Art Museum

And it won't be in Dhaka, the country's capital. The Srihatta-Samdani Art Centre and Sculpture Park is due to open in late 2018 in Sylhet, a relatively affluent city in Bangladesh's tea-growing northeast. Though the museum will be privately funded by the couple who are the country's most prominent art collectors, admission will be free.

Cy Twombly and Francis Bacon top Christie's $448 million auction in New York

4 days agoArts : Artdaily

A largely abstract Cy Twombly sold for $52.89 million at Christie's flagship post-war and contemporary art auction in New York on Wednesday, narrowly eclipsing a Francis Bacon triptych of his lover. The auction house said the evening...Show More Summary

Sotheby's inaugural Sale of Modern and Contemporary African Art totals $3.6 million in London

4 days agoArts : Artdaily

Sotheby?s inaugural sale of Modern & Contemporary African Art realised £2,794,750 / $3,611,376) in London, a new benchmark for an auction in this category. A new record was set for the British Nigerian artist Yinka Shonibare, when Crash Willy, from 2009, sold for £224,750 ($290,422). Show More Summary

"The Wall: Art Face to Face with Borders" opens at TRAFO Center for Contemporary Art

4 days agoArts : Artdaily

The show is a continuation of the international exhibition The Wall. Art Face to Face with Borders which premiered at Careof DOCVA in Milan in January 2015. In Szczecin, the project has been expanded to include new works, some of them presented for the first time. Show More Summary

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