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Five-star contemporary art
Whether they build up collections or host exhibitions, various luxury hotels are banking on contemporary art: a strategy aimed at a new connoisseur…
Art Basel 2018: still in!
FIAC lifts its exhibitors’ spirits
This year looked complicated for FIAC because "intermediary" galleries are dying in France in 2018. But foreign players who were questioned after the…
Four questions for Victoria Mann
The AKAA is a genuine ecosystem of Africa-based creation. Its founder, Victoria Mann, talks about it with a freshness that does much for the contemporary…
Ghada Amer: prickly beauty
The Egyptian artist, who studied in France before moving to New York, talks to us as the CCCOD devotes two exhibitions to her in Tours, nearly 20 years…
On the occasion of the 33rd São Paulo Biennial, its general commissioner gives us a run-down of art and its dissemination in Brazil and the continent.…
All quiet on the Eastern front
Moscow may be a mega-city, but it generally seems to lag behind in terms of contemporary art. We look at the local offering, focusing on the Winzavod…
A rendez-vous with Subodh Gupta
Subodh Gupta is moving into the Paris Mint for his first ever retrospective in France. A chance to talk to the Indian contemporary art star about the…
1-54 aims for Marrakech
Naomi Beckwith: rising curator
As the Chicago Museum of Contemporary Art celebrates its 50th anniversary, its young curator, Naomi Beckwith, talks about the museum's collections…
The American Ralph Rugoff, director of London's Hayward Gallery, is taking over the reins for the 58th Venice International Contemporary Art Exhibition.…
Art Basel Miami Beach in 2017
With 268 galleries and a new-look exhibition area, the 16th edition of Art Basel Miami Beach holds the perfect conditions to take over the American…
Leon Amitai, a Latin American art lover
Leon Amitai is a collector and member of Art Basel’s Global Patrons Council. He says that Art Basel Miami Beach is a must for Latin American collectors.…
Robbie Fitzpatrick gambles on Paris
When Robbie Fitzpatrick throws himself into a new venture, he doesn't do things by halves. After five years directing a contemporary art gallery in…
Ai Weiwei: still a disturbing force
Lin Han: pushing art’s boundaries
Do French artists export well?
Three questions for Uli Sigg
"Collecting should be fun"
"Collecting should be fun" goes the mantra of the star make-up artist and collector Terry de Gunzburg, who is opening a new store in Paris.
Ismaïl Bahri: washing the gaze
Frieze plays the star in Los Angeles
Although many a fair (like Paris Photo from 2013 to 2015) has come a cropper there, the indomitable British Frieze, with its golden touch, has now…
Kejia Wu: an art market emerging before our eyes…
The author of the latest TEFAF report, Kejia Wu, has seen the birth of the world's most important secondary market from the inside. She reveals her…
1968, a creative year
Eric Booth, herald of the Thai scene
Managing director of the Jim Thomson silk company, the smiling collector and his stepfather, Jean-Michel Beurdeley, opened Thailand's Maiiam Museum,…
Art Brussels, fair weather in the aisles
Although facing competition from Berlin Gallery weekend and, to a lesser extent, Art Monte Carlo, the Brussels Fair closed its doors on a rather cheerful…
Luc Tuymans: beneath the skin
The Palazzo Grassi is featuring his art of avoidance before a retrospective scheduled this summer at Tilburg, in the Netherlands.
A Fair Share in New York
With the TEFAF gaining more and more momentum and "stealing" exhibitors from Frieze, and with 1-54 putting down ever-firmer roots, other fairs are…
Venice Biennale: a lacklustre year
Ralph Rugoff is head curator of the international selection of the 58 th Venice Biennale of Contemporary Art at the Arsenale and in the central pavilion,…
Younghee Sohn: Building Up a Market
Art Busan is incontestably South Korea's second biggest fair, despite a venue outside the capital of this highly centralised country. Its founder and…
Ink: a big future in the art market?
The Asian market is mad about this traditional medium, so conducive to hybridisation and technical innovation, and Western museums and collectors are…
Victor Gisler, an outsider’s life
On the eve of a new edition of Art Basel, Victor Gisler, from the Mai 36 gallery, looks back at his career and recent trends in the art world.
MoCo: a new art ecosystem in the South of France
In Montpellier, a new entity aims to reshuffle the cards of contemporary art on a national and global scale, starting with the renovation of a private…
Yan Pei-Ming in Courbet’s studio
At the Musée d'Ornans in the Doubs, the Franco-Chinese star of contemporary painting is engaged in an unprecedented face-to-face encounter with the…
Biennale Paris: Heading for the future
Rooted in reality, the Biennale has decided to forget the past and write a new chapter in its history.
What have galleries got lined up for the Biennale Paris?
For the new autumn season, several Paris galleries have pulled out all the stops, with outstanding hangs designed to resonate with the fair occupying…
Tony Cragg at Boboli
The combination of the extraordinary setting of the Boboli gardens and the monumental sculptures of Tony Cragg (b. 1949) works marvellously.
Hervé Bize, the gallerist from the East
Hervé Bize, who opened his gallery in Nancy, Lorraine 30 years ago, has shown that Parisian centralism is not written in stone and that an alternative…
Unseen 2019: good vibes on the Amstel
Half-fair, half-festival, Unseen has been a favourite with new photography lovers since its inception. In 2019, how is the event viewed now that it…
Outsider Art Fair: can art brut mix with contemporary art?
The Outsider Art Fair has become a meeting place for European collectors and confirms the appeal of contemporary art for what has long been a niche…
Kamel Mennour, still ahead of the game
For 20 years, the Parisian has pursued a single goal: making his contemporary art gallery the best while making occasional forays into Old Masters.…
Hervé Loevenbruck: contemporary art militant
The Paris gallery owner promotes a fringe of current creation that could shape a new definition of the avant-garde, and fights for French artists to…
A world record for the late Huang Yong Ping
In presenting a large installation by Huang Yong Ping, knocked down for €411,920, this contemporary art sale became a form of tribute, as the Franco-Chinese…
Garage Museum in Moscow has hired former Stedelijk Museum director Beatrix Ruf.
ST-ART: seeking an identity?
Four years after its buyout by the Lyon company GL-Events, the Strasbourg fair is finding it hard to define a clear artistic line, and is highlighting…
Gitte Ørskou: towards a Nordic model?
In early September, the Danish curator became head of Stockholm’s Moderna Museet , Sweden’s leading museum of modern and contemporary
In the Met’s first major hire since Max Hollein took the reins in April 2018, Denise Murrell will assume the newly created role of associate curator…
Staffan Ahrenberg, a Scandinavian saga
Sweden's Theodor Ahrenberg was one of the 20 th century’s greatest art collectors. We interviewed his son Staffan, the publisher of Cahiers d'Art .…
Gilles Diyan: gallery owner and entrepreneur
As Opera Gallery celebrates its first quarter century in 2019, its president and founder Gilles Diyan talks about changes in the art market and the…
Art Basel Miami Beach: unaffected by hard times
These few days in early December, when transactions were particularly active, proved yet again that Americans still dominate the contemporary art market.…
On January 1, the art world lost a key figure of American conceptualism with the passing of John Baldessari, who significantly impacted the Los Angeles…
The Templons: contemporary art gallery owners from father to son
At 33, Mathieu Templon joined his father's company (based in Paris) by taking over the Brussels branch. Although son and father may not always agree…
Marianne Rosenberg: fundamentals and determination
In the Rosenberg dynasty, the great-granddaughter is a new asset. Her entry into the gallery world (she only opened her own in New York gallery in…
Arter: a new showcase for contemporary art
With its well-conceived architecture, a far cry from aesthetic effects and ostentatious prowess, Istanbul once again vaunts its cultural ambitions.…
Philip Tinari: "We're in a golden age for museums in China."
Publisher, critic and museum director all at once, this American forty-something is above all a leading specialist in contemporary Chinese art and…
Can Taipei Dangdai compete with Art Basel on the Eastern front?
Unrest in Hong Kong benefits the new Taiwanese fair, which has strengthened its ambition and, with around 100 high-end galleries, is becoming a key…
artgenève confirms its status as a fair for connoisseurs
The Geneva art fair founded by Thomas Hug is doing well, with a 2020 edition attesting to a savvy, intimate setup appreciated by exhibitors and public…
Mehdi Hadj Khalifa: "Morocco is in an experimental phase"
On the eve of the 1-54 Marrakesh fair, this young entrepreneur, son of one of Hassan II's engineers, tells us about his vision of Moroccan contemporary…
Zona Maco: a beacon of art in Latin America
The 14 th edition of the Mexican fair took place from 5 to 9 February in the country's capital. Despite a tough economic context, high-quality exhibitors…
Yvon Chu: spreading Chu Teh-chun's name throughout the world
To commemorate the 100 th anniversary of the birth of the Franco-Chinese painter Chu Teh-chun, his foundation is staging an exhibition at the National…
The heart: a vital organ as both theme and symbol
The Musée de la Vie romantique in Paris explores the heart and its representation in contemporary art.
Stéphane Gaillard wakes up Rome's Villa Medici
Since Muriel Mayette's departure, he has been acting in the interim as director of the famous villa, the French Academy in Rome. A return to its roots. …
Photographs and drawings from across the Atlantic
Cindy Sherman, Salvador Dali and Thierry Cohen have one thing in common: they created on both American continents.
Frieze: a decided niche in Los Angeles.
The second edition of the Californian fair, held from 13 to 16 February in the Paramount Studios, confirmed the considerable potential of the first.…
Pearl Lam does away with the boundaries between contemporary art and design
Between Hong Kong and Shanghai, Chinese gallery owner Pearl Lam campaigns for intercultural dialogue and the recognition of Chinese contemporary art…
Hubert Looser: a daring and intuitive collection
With rigorous standards and determination, the collector and philanthropist has built up one of Switzerland's most important private art collections…
ARCO Madrid: to the tunes of Latin American music
Sales were slow but steady at the 39 th edition of this refreshing fair focusing on Spain and Latin America.
Ben Brown: a gallery owner with a sharp eye
One of the top connoisseurs of post-war Italian art, former auctioneer Ben Brown has founded two galleries, in London and Hong Kong, where contemporary…
The Armory Show withstands the epidemic
The coronavirus did not get the better of the 26 th edition of the New York art fair, which ran until March 8 on the quays of the Hudson River. Collectors…
The virtual art fair takes its first tentative steps
Cancelled because of Covid-19, the Art Basel Hong Kong fair took place from 18 to 25 March thanks to online viewing. Though the results may not have…
Radiant Kupka: abstraction and vitality
Vera Molnar: between rigueur and transgression
The digital art pioneer celebrated her 95th birthday in January. Her preparations for two exhibitions for Zurich and the Centre Pompidou are in no…
Ephtée or the complicated art of trunks
Is it possible to exist in the luxury trunk market and seriously compete with Vuitton or Hermès? A young Bordeaux brand proves that yes, it is, with…
Velickovic at top speed
The Serbian-born painter vaulted every hurdle and garnered a world record, alongside two highly original 20th century figures, Dado and Antonio Segui.…
Billie Zangewa: Soldier of Love
One sale; one work (1 and 2)
During the lockdown, the Millon auction house took the initiative of staging private sales featuring a single work.
"Bêtes de scène à Paris" Animals in contemporary sculpture
A singular collection featuring a particular period
A passion for historical artists of the 20 th century led to a collection of works marked by rigorous choices and a sharp eye.
Contemporary Art: From China to Algeria
Contemporary art featuring Chu Teh-Chun and Mahieddine Baya, who broke a world record
Bold volumes by Sanyu
Sanyu's modernity: a question of angle…
Marie Delas: the champion of Paris Gallery Weekend
As Paris Gallery Weekend shapes up to a 7 th edition in highly charged circumstances, we talk to Marie Delas, its new young director.
Harper’s Bazaar: the first fashion magazine
"The beauty of the gesture" at Sèvres: Musée national de Céramique
That's all, folklore! at the Centre Pompidou-Metz
As the planet and the debates on cultural appropriation heat up, the Centre Pompidou-Metz celebrates the eternal return to favour of folk arts and…
Iwan Wirth, visionary and human
With his wife Manuela Wirth and his acolyte Marc Payot, he is co-president of the mighty Hauser & Wirth gallery. While participating in the Art Basel…
Emmanuel de Bayser’s design
"The beauty of the gesture" at Sèvres: Musée national de Céramique
Talent has no age for Boucher
Le Bal des Quat'z’Arts at the Carnavalet
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The Rodin Museum won't sell more bronzes
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Salisbury Cathedral reopens today with art exhibition
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