Category: Contemporary Art

Dreams, Fantasies, Nightmares: Raqib Shaw, Lu Song and Kenny Scharf

Dreams, Fantasies, Nightmares: Raqib Shaw, Lu Song and Kenny Scharf

The narratives of dreams and nightmares have long been represented in art. Whether biblical, fantasies of folklore or fictionalised, artists have for centuries depicted surreal visions. Recent works by the three artists Raqib Shaw, Lu Song and Kenny Scharf all provide interpretation of dreamscapes that linger in your mind long after your first encounter with...

17th July 201928th July 2019
This Week in the Art World: Shifts in Beijing’s art scene, a conclusion to Pace’s lawsuit, important acquisitions by the Smithsonian and more [15th July 2019]

This Week in the Art World: Shifts in Beijing’s art scene, a conclusion to Pace’s lawsuit, important acquisitions by the Smithsonian and more [15th July 2019]

The excitement surrounding the high-octane sporting events over the weekend was palpable here in London at Artvisor’s headquarters. Here’s what you might have missed during the weekend, plus the latest breaking art world news to start off your week. The end of last week saw a major shift in the Beijing art scene, with the...

15th July 201915th July 2019
London’s Contemporary Art Auctions June 2019: Spotlight on Her

London’s Contemporary Art Auctions June 2019: Spotlight on Her

Last week’s Contemporary Art sales at Christie’s, Sotheby’s and Phillips saw established names achieving stellar results. William Kentridge’s The Pool set a record for a work on paper at the hammer price £447,000 at Sotheby’s on Wednesday. At Christie’s the day before, Gerhard Richter’s Musa (2009) achieved £1,031,250, a world record for a tapestry by...

2nd July 201928th July 2019
Organic humanity in the 21st Century: Nicholas Johnson & Rory Menage

Organic humanity in the 21st Century: Nicholas Johnson & Rory Menage

In our world of the digital and the concrete, the sight of high-rises and fluorescent screens have left us thirsty for green space as well as headspace. By returning to the dynamic forms of nature and humanity, British artists Nicholas Johnson and Rory Menage offer us reprieve from the monotony of technological precision. Fantasies of...

28th June 201928th June 2019
Contemporary Art Trends 2019

Contemporary Art Trends 2019

Tumultuous global relations, the consolidation of the technological revolution and an ever-louder call for populist ideologies have guaranteed 2019 to significantly develop from the status quo of 2018. Whilst artists and institutions are being urged to reflect on and contribute to the current socio-political zeitgeist, the question remains: how is the contemporary art world responding?...

29th May 201929th May 2019
Changing History: Chile at the Venice Biennale 2019

Changing History: Chile at the Venice Biennale 2019

Amidst the turbulence presented at the 58th Venice Biennale, Chile’s pavilion is a fitting (anti)monument to the hegemonic power structures that have distorted the historical canon. Much in line with Ralph Rugoff’s questioning of truth in his centrepiece show, Altered Views, curated by the Spanish Agustín Pérez Rubio, presents Chilean artist Voluspa Jarpa’s three-part exploration...

22nd May 20198th July 2019
Our Venice Biennale Highlights

Our Venice Biennale Highlights

Two weeks ago, the jet set of the contemporary art world continued their breakneck pace around this year’s circuit of must-see/must-be-seen-at-events with the preview of the 2019 Venice Biennale, titled “May You Live in Interesting Times”. It seems as though the whirlwind of Frieze New York is in the distant past. The crowds were heavy...

20th May 201920th May 2019
Artvisor’s Frieze New York 2019 Highlights

Artvisor’s Frieze New York 2019 Highlights

The first days of Frieze New York delivered solid sales and excitement, leaving the heat issues experienced in last year’s tent a distant memory. Artvisor’s very own Nico Epstein is currently working at Frieze as part of their VIP bespoke services and gave us a quick guide to the highlights of the fair’s eighth edition…...

4th May 20194th May 2019