Posts Tagged ‘art’

Art Basel comes to Hong Kong

Art Basel comes to Hong Kong

Hong Kong’s thriving art scene will get another boost next year, when the world’s premier modern and contemporary art show, Art Basel, announces its first edition in Asia. The show will replace the existing Hong Kong International Art Fair, Asia’s current leading art fair. (more…)

Visit the worlds greatest art galleries – without leaving home

Visit the worlds greatest art galleries - without leaving home

Visiting 17 of the world’s most famous art galleries has been transformed by the Google Art Project, a website which allows virtual tours of the museums and artworks via the internet.

The project, unveiled at London’s Tate Britain gallery, lets users roam the galleries and then focus in on specific artworks which have been captured using ground-breaking high definition imagery. (more…)

Frieze hits New York

Frieze hits New York

The UK’s most successful contemporary-art fair will be taking over an island in New York this May.

Frieze New York promises to be every bit as exciting as its UK counterpart. (more…)

Emerging artists exhibit in London

Emerging artists exhibit in London

The Affordable Art Fair brings together 120 galleries and the work of 1,000 artists, creating an environment for art lovers to buy at reasonable prices: paintings, sculpture, original prints and photography are all priced between ?50 and ?3,000. (more…)

Seattle Art Museum charts Kurt Cobains legacy in a fascinating new exhibition

Seattle Art Museum charts Kurt Cobains legacy in a fascinating new exhibition

An exhibition chartering the influence of legendary Nirvana front man Kurt Cobain has just opened in his adopted hometown Seattle – 16 years after the musician’s death. ‘Kurt’, the exhibition at the Seattle Art Museum (SAM), documents the impact of Cobain, who defined the grunge generation in the early 1990s. (more…)

Africa in the frame

Africa in the frame

Contemporary African art is on a roll right now. This year, Angola became the first African country to win a Golden Lion award at the Venice Biennale, and London’s Tate Modern showed its first major exhibition of work by African artists Meschac Gaba of Benin and Sudan’s Ibrahim el-Salahi. (more…)

Spot the pop art and take it home

Spot the pop art and take it home

We’re used to seeing fake handbags, watches and electronics in the shops on our travels. But can you spot a fake masterpiece? Art enthusiasts visiting Melbourne can win an original Andy Warhol artwork in a challenge to indentify the genuine Factory-produced original among the series of imitations by notorious forger Tony Tetro. (more…)

New art district for Paris

New art district for Paris

Le Royal Monceau – Raffles Paris will unveil a new exhibition space this week: Art District, which will showcase four major installations each year.

The first show in the space will be The Feast of Trimalchio, by Russian Collective artists AES+F. (more…)

Art on the map

Art on the map

Maps aren’t just for planning your next journey, as the recent trend for creative cartography shows.

In an age where online and app cartography rules, artists are looking for new ways to display information and geographical narratives. (more…)

Tate launches art tours

Tate launches art tours

A new partnership between the Tate galleries and the Ultimate Travel Company gives art lovers the chance to go behind-the-scenes of this year’s most anticipated exhibitions in destinations from St Ives to Sydney. (more…)

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