Art of the “VIPs”: Korean artist Haegue Yang at Kunsthaus Graz, Universalmuseum Joanneum


On show until 28 January 2018, Phase I of the exhibition invites local “VIPs” to participate through lending furniture of their choice to the display.

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Russian curators prosecuted for showcasing banned art: media round-up


RUSSIAN ART CURATORS BANNED ART LAW After a two-year trial, two Russian curators, Yury Samodurov and Andrei Yerofeyev, were declared guilty of “inciting religious hatred,” despite massive protest. Although they escaped the three-year prison sentence demanded by the prosecution, the judge … Continue reading

Rise of the celebrity artist: Vietnamese artist Trong Nguyen featured on Bravo TV reality series


CONTEMPORARY ARTISTS CELEBRITIES REALITY TV From dance competitions to rehab, it seems that no subject is left untouched by reality television producers. Even the act of finding a spouse has been successfully commercialised for audience entertainment. Now, with Bravo TV’s new series, Work … Continue reading

Animamix Biennial – an alternative biennial pushes aesthetic of comic art – interview curator Victoria Lu


ANIMATION ART BIENNIAL The Animamix Biennial is unique. The first was held in 2007, organised by Victoria Lu, an experienced curator and the Artistic Director of the Museum of Contemporary Art in Shanghai. This years show, also curated by Lu, spans four … Continue reading

Trends and opportunities in the contemporary photography market


PHOTOGRAPHY MARKET TRENDS At a seminar held in London in September 2009 organised by ArtInsight three London-based photography market experts from a fund, a gallery and a major auction house shared their views on the most promising opportunities and interesting trends … Continue reading

Iranian artist Farhad Ahrarnia picked as one to watch – Canvas


EMERGING ARTIST IRAN Following his recent exhibition ‘Stitched’ in London, Iranian artist Farhad Ahrarnia is featured by Middle East specialist art magazine Canvas as ‘one to watch’. Born in 1971 in Shiraz, Iran and educated at the Northern Media School … Continue reading