Nico’s Art Basel Hong Kong Preview

Nico’s Art Basel Hong Kong Preview

“Basel Basel”? Too much blue chip art being dealt at the Hotel Les Trois Rois and not enough fun. Basel Miami? Too much partying and not enough business. Art Basel Hong Kong? Jussst right. Hong Kong is one of those cities where a five/six day span is just the right amount of time. There is the tropical heat, the humidity and the clustered gallery scene. I can get in and get out without feeling like I’ve missed something. Returning for my third visit over the past year, I finally have a sense of what I’m doing in the city… along...

Getting Ready for the 2nd Edition of 1-54 Marrakech

Getting Ready for the 2nd Edition of 1-54 Marrakech

The 54 countries of Africa are joining together once again at the luxury hotel La Mamounia for the second edition of 1-54 Marrakech. With 18 international galleries and over 64 emerging and established artists, 1-54 is back in town for an exciting program of events in collaboration with local institutions across the city. Iterations of the fair are held in Marrakech, London (in October) and New York (in May) every year. The Marrakech edition will have an invite-only preview from February 21 – 22 and will open to the general public from Feb 23 – 24. At the helm of...

Cyrus Mahboubian at Christie’s Lates – Fashion/Forward

Cyrus Mahboubian at Christie’s Lates – Fashion/Forward

On the occasion of Christie’s Lates on 11 February, the artist Cyrus Mahboubian will be exhibiting a selection of works and giving a short talk about photography. He will end the session by making portraits of the guests on old polaroid film. In his work, the British-Iranian artist rejects conventional approaches to the digital manipulation of images. Instead, he embraces the raw immediacy of analogue processes and techniques, including Polaroid. The resulting photographs inadvertently, though carefully, scrutinize the way in which our world has been mediated by the rapid proliferation of digital image-making devices. Mahboubian’s “intentionally slow process” is a response to...

8th Edition of Artgenève

8th Edition of Artgenève

With 90 exhibitors coming from 18 different countries and more than 800 artists exhibited, Artgenève is back in town. This 8th edition will be held from 31 January to 3 February 2019 at the Palexpo convention center. Artgenève was founded in 2012 by  Thomas Hug who remains at the helm as its current director. After studying musicology, Thomas founded COBRA Center of Opinions and Musical Art, in Berlin, which he ran for four years. This inspired him to start his Salon d’Art Artgenève at the Palexpo which was looking for a new form of artistic engagement. Over the years, Hug has...

Artvisor’s Director Nico Epstein “Think Like an Art World Expert” Podcast

Last week, Artvisor’s Director Nico Epstein featured as the first guest on Christie’s Education’s new podcast, Think Like an Art World Expert. In this episode, he talks about his role as director of Artvisor and his career progression for people who want to get involved in the niche online space for contemporary art. In the interview, he also discusses careers in the art world in a more general context for those looking for employment in the industry.

The Imaginarium of Tom Poeet

The Imaginarium of Tom Poeet

Join us for a journey into Poeet’s immersive allegorical universe featuring alchemical works by artists from different eras. Private View Tuesday 22 January 2019, 6pm – 8pm 7 Hanover Street, London W1S 1YD Tom Poeet’s Bio Tom Poeet (b. ?) keeps his identity shielded. In doing so he strips the experience of engaging with art from its social and political parameters. This allows the audience to be immersed in a non-verbal, emotional and enigmatic experience that pierces the subconscious. What do we know of Poeet’s career? He exhibited during the 1950s under a different name and is currently undergoing a creative renaissance,...

Artist Spotlight: Salvatore Arancio

Artist Spotlight: Salvatore Arancio

Current Exhibition: Surreal Science: Loudon Collection with Salvatore Arancio, Whitechapel Gallery, 25 August 2018 - 6 January 2019. Salvatore Arancio’s latest solo show, Surreal Science: Loudon Collection with Salvatore Arancio, is being held at East London’s Whitechapel Gallery. The exhibition, which closes in the new year, sees two supposedly distinct disciplines coalesce. On encountering Leopold [...]

  • 1
  • 2
  • 8