Meet Julien Frydman, the former director of Magnum Photos in Paris, since 2006, and the consultant for the Luma Foundation for the parc des ateliers in Arles, since January of 2011. Frydman was also named director of Paris Photo in 2011.
We sat down with sculptor, painter, and draftsman Robert Longo, who was born on this day in 1953. Longo is well-known for his drawings and sculptural works; the artist examines urban life in bold works fusing pop culture and Fine Art.
Thomas Galbraith, the director of artnet Analytics, explains on Reuters how some categories of art have delivered much stronger returns than equity markets over the past decade, with Contemporary works leading the way.
Storage Wars: New York
Last night marked the the highly anticipated premiere of Storage Wars: New York.
The show’s first episode, Beg, Borough, or Steal, featured artnet’s Heather Russell, senior specialist in Asian Modern and Contemporary Art! For reference, it was Russell who told Joe “P” Pauletich how much his locker was worth!
Find out more about Storage Wars: New York.
Liu Bolin’s Process
Liu Bolin is an artist who paints people, including himself, into real-life scenes, so that they are completely camouflaged. Bolin’s work protests against the Chinese government, who consequently closed his studio in 2005.
Check out this video of his artistic process and find out more about the artist here.
Parisian urban artist Invader premiered his 45-minute film Art4Space during Miami Art Week. The video chronicles the recent journey of Space-one from the Florida Everglades to outer space via a weather balloon.
While the screening was private, Invader’s work and the video was displayed at Pulse Art Fair. Invader is most known for affixing his mosaic images of characters from the 1970s video game “Space Invaders” in cities around the world, including Miami.
Take a look at how the market for Invader work has developed from 2004 to 2012, courtesy of artnet Analytics.
David Zwirner, one of the New York galleries hit hardest by flooding from Hurricane Sandy, is opening again this Friday, November 9, with Diana Thater’s post-apocalyptic video installation, Chernobyl.
The six-channel video captures the Soviet town devastated and depopulated by the nuclear disaster in 1986.
Zwirner announced the show in a “Dear Friends” email, in which he also postponed his Luc Tuymans show, stating “Our other exhibitions planned for November, Luc Tuymans: The Summer is Over and Francis Alÿs: REEL-UNREEL, will now open in early January, once all our spaces have been fully renovated. We are excited to present these two remarkable bodies of work and both can be previewed here in the gallery.”
The indefatigable artist and activist’s first post is a video in which he argues for the role of the internet in establishing a civil society under authoritarian rule.
Read the full story here.
Watch our interview with artist JR, who talked with us about his film, Women Are Heroes.
JR’s work combines art and action, and deals with commitment, freedom, identity, and limits.
Check out ProjectArt’s video of the Walk the Talk pilgrimage through Chelsea, the center of New York’s arts district, on the iconic High Line.
Thanks to everyone who joined us in raising awareness about the importance of arts education in children’s lives.
Marclay’s New Work
“I have always enjoyed blurring the boundaries between music and art, sound and image, structure and chaos. The everyday embraces them all.” - Christian Marclay
Marclay’s epic video collage, The Clock, used thousands of film clips to create a hypnotic effect. Will his new work be just as engrossing?
The Swiss-American artist is is debuting his new work, Everyday, in London on October 13, 2012; get your tickets here.
If you’re in London, don’t miss the show at the ICA, up through September, 30, 2012. The artworks will then be auctioned at Phillips de Pury on October 4, 2012.
Watch out interview with artist Antony Gormley.
Moving Image London
We’re excited to be a sponsor of London’s Moving Image, Contemporary Video Art Fair, which takes place from October 11 to 14, 2012, during Frieze Week!
The art fair was conceived to offer a unique viewing experience that has the excitement and vitality of a fair, while still allowing moving image-based artworks to be understood and appreciated in their own terms.
Check out the list of participants.
Trigg Ison’s Short Films
Trigg Ison Fine Art has produced a series of fantastic short films describing paintings in the gallery’s inventory, which are presented by Trigg Ison himself.