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Edmund de Waal donates “library of exile” to the Mosul University Library in Iraq

January 25, 2021

The Mosul University Library will be the final home for the library’s collection recently on display at the British Museum, and features the work of writers from over a hundred countries in dozens of languages from antiquity to the present day by over 100 writers from across the world who have experienced exile, loss and displacement.

Cristea Roberts Gallery launches a new podcast series exploring the relationship between artists and printmaking

January 22, 2021

The first episode of Making a Mark, featuring Michael Bracewell, cultural critic and writer, and gallerist and art dealer Alan Cristea, explores the work of Richard Hamilton.

Art Basel postpones Basel show to September and announces three Online Viewing Rooms for 2021

January 21, 2021

Due to the ongoing impact of the pandemic and travel restrictions worldwide, the 2021 edition of Art Basel will now take place at Messe Basel from 23 to 26 September, with preview days on 21 and 22 September, 2021.

galerie frank elbaz announces the selection of Ketuta Alexi-Meskhishvili for the Louis Roederer Discovery Award 2021

January 20, 2021

Among 11 projects shortlisted for the 2021 prize, Ketuta Alexi-Meskhishvili’s work will be on display at the next Rencontres d’Arles, an annual summer photography festival.

Maison Européenne de la Photographie (MEP) presents an Online Masterclass on Japanese Post-War Photography

January 19, 2021

The first in the series of three masterclasses will be presented by Simon Baker, director of the MEP, on Thursday 21 January at 6.30pm CET, and will cover the rise of documentary practice following the atomic bombings, to the avant-garde of the 1960s and 1970s.

Gagosian to host a conversation between Giuseppe Penone and Hans Ulrich Obrist, artistic director of the Serpentine Galleries, London

January 18, 2021

On Tuesday 26 January at 1pm EST, the pair will discuss the artist’s practice, which is deeply engaged with nature and time, as well as his outdoor installation in San Francisco.

The John Giorno Foundation Announces the First Posthumous Presentations of the Artist’s Work in Spring and Fall, 2021

January 15, 2021

Recognized as one of the most innovative poets and artists of the 20th Century, John Giorno’s (1936-2019) kaleidoscopic work fused and furthered poetry, visual art and activism, pushing text off the printed page and into the social realm.

Fabrice Gygi awarded the Prix de la Société des Arts of Geneva

Fabrice Gygi is one of Switzerland’s leading artists of his generation. Marked by nomadism, his career as an artist has made him carry out a constantly renewed formal research.

Hollis Taggart announces representation of Suchitra Mattai and Alexandros Vasmoulakis

January 14, 2021

Both artists were featured in group exhibitions at Hollis Taggart in 2020.

Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen in Rotterdam to receive a library of Surrealist works

The gift from the collectors Laurens Vancrevel and his partner Frida de Jong includes monographs, catalogues and literature on Surrealism, ranging from poetry and prose to essays, published in several languages.

Brenna Youngblood Now Represented by Roberts Projects

January 12, 2021

Youngblood takes as her subject the distilling and revising of an alternative Americana as seen through a dry art historical lens. Her work incorporates both autobiographical and fictional narratives to explore the iconography of the Black experience, the methods, politics and ethics of representation, and the legacy of abstraction.

Alison Jacques Gallery presents a Virtual Talk and Film Screening on The Gee’s Bend Quiltmakers

January 11, 2021

Join the gallery on Tuesday 19 January at 6pm GMT for a live conversation between Gee’s Bend artists Loretta Pettway Bennett and Mary Margaret Pettway, and Raina Lampkins-Fielder, curator of the Souls Grown Deep Foundation.

Julian Charrière nominated for the Marcel Duchamp Prize 2021

January 8, 2021

Created in 2000, the Marcel Duchamp Prize aims to highlight the creative abundance of the French scene at the beginning of the 21st century and to support artists in their international career.

Yinka Shonibare CBE RA receives Whitechapel Gallery Art Icon 2021 Award

January 6, 2021

Yinka Shonibare CBE RA (b. 1962, UK) is the eighth artist to receive the prestigious annual Art Icon award. On Monday 22 March 2021, the award will be presented during a virtual gala celebration.

Almine Rech announces the passing of Kim Tschang-Yeul (1929-2021)

Born in 1929 in the north of the then unified Korea, Kim Tschang-Yeul migrated to the south to escape the communist regime. He subsequently left for New York to pursue his artistic dreams before finally settling in Paris in 1969. There, he began to nurture, over a period of forty years, a unique motif: the drop of water.

Christopher Le Brun Knighted in the 2021 Queen’s Honours List

January 5, 2021

Le Brun has been a celebrated British painter, printmaker and sculptor since the early 1980s, and was a prizewinner at the John Moores Liverpool exhibitions in 1978 and 1980.

Patti Smith presents a public art installation in London’s Piccadilly Circus

Taking over the Piccadilly Lights advertising screen for two and half minutes every day at 20:21 GMT (8:21pm) from January 1 – 31 2021, Smith’s A New Year combines musical performance and poetry, transforming the 4k screen into a digital canvas.

Art Düsseldorf announces postponement of the fair’s fourth edition

The new dates are now expected to be announced in early 2021. The fair’s committee will be examining alternatives for next year together with exhibitors and partners.

Sotheby’s announces the sale of Christo and Jeanne-Claude’s private collection

December 18, 2020

Scheduled to be held in Paris on 17 February 2021, the auction of nearly 400 lots invites the world to step into the private sphere of the famed artistic couple, showcasing the range of their artistic inspirations, friendships with leading 20th century artists, and the studio where Christo and Jeanne-Claude projected their artistic vision to the world.

Petzel announces representation of the Joyce Pensato Estate and dual exhibitions for January 2021

December 16, 2020

Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, Joyce Pensato (1941–2019) lived and worked in Brooklyn her entire career except for a few months’ long stints in Europe in the late 1980s and early 1990s, particularly in Paris and in Verteuil.

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