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Artist spotlights, reviews, insights, and art world news from our team.

 

Code Art Fair 2017

This year, Artvisor and a host of emerging and established galleries will be flocking to Denmark for CODE, Copenhagen’s premier art fair. As a relative newcomer to the circuit of global art fairs, Code Art Fair, which is about to launch its second edition, is already making waves in the art world. Set in the bustling [...]

Artist Spotlight: Folkert De Jong

Artist Spotlight: Folkert De Jong

Born: 1972 in Egmond aan Zee, The Netherlands Lives and works in: Amsterdam Latest Exhibition: Weird Science, Gem Museum of Contemporary Art, The Hague. Folkert De Jong creates macabre sculptures from polyutherene and styrofoam. His human sized figures are dismembered and reattached in bizarre poses. They often come dressed in theatrical clothing and splashed in [...]

Artist Spotlight: Carla Busuttil

Artist Spotlight: Carla Busuttil

Born: 1982 in Johannesburg, South Africa Lives and works in: Oxford, UK Current exhibition: Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London (June 13th - August 20th 2017) The South African born artist Carla Busuttil reformulates the conventions of portraiture to create grotesquely comical imagery. By parodying the faces, gestures and clothing of influential figures, she examines the [...]

Artist Spotlight: Sári Ember

Born: 1985 in São Paulo, Brazil Lives and works in: Budapest, Hungary Current exhibition: Longlife, Ani Molnár Gallery, Budapest, open July 5th. Ember’s art deals with duality and paradoxes. A multidisciplinary artist, her works question the nature of representation through a redefinition of classical genres of still life and landscape. Her practice moves across a wide [...]

Abraham Poincheval at the Palais de Tokyo, Paris

Abraham Poincheval at the Palais de Tokyo, Paris

On Monday at midday, the Palais de Tokyo is already bustling with movement as visitors fill in the vast repurposed 1930s building. Their first encounter in the vast entrance is a giant glass bottle, large enough for a few people to comfortably remove the giant cork and slide inside. In fact, the inside of the [...]

Contemporary Art and Social Media

Contemporary Art and Social Media

Artvisor contributor Lele examines how the art world is using digital channels as both a means of artist discovery and a method of reaching collectors Nowadays art can be with us at any time and in any place, offering fresh perspectives, raising new questions and adding a spark of curiosity to our daily routines. Through [...]

On Collecting Performance Art

On Collecting Performance Art

In the last few decades, contemporary art has evolved in an extraordinary number of ways. Amongst many surprising developments, Performance art has shown that its main means of expression, environments and live actions, are extraordinarily powerful and never cease to fascinate and unsettle viewers. Since their phenomenal rise in the Sixties, thanks to pioneers such as [...]

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