THE BULLETIN

The Bulletin, latest highlights in the art world

 

January 2023

 

MFAH will open six new galleries for Art of the Islamic Worlds

Rudaba’s Parents Converse about her Love for Zal, c.1520–1540, ink, opaque watercolor© Hossein Afshar Collection, MFAH

Building upon a historic, decade-long collaboration with the renowned al-Sabah Collection, Kuwait, which has brought hundreds of objects of Islamic art on extended loan to the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, the Museum will mark the 10th anniversary of that initiative by opening new, permanent galleries for Art of the Islamic Worlds on March 5, 2023. These new galleries have been endowed by collector Hossein Afshar, and will present for the first time the full extent of MFAH holdings in Islamic art in the context of an extensive selection of Iranian masterworks on long-term loan from the Afshar Collection.
The suite of six galleries will double the space for Islamic art at the museum, and are part of an ongoing curatorial and philanthropic initiative to present art from historically Islamic lands on a permanent basis.

 

 

Historic Saudi Airlines Aircraft Lands at Jeddah Airport

Islamic Arts Biennale and Saudi Airline

In an extraordinary show of collaboration and unity, national airline Saudia, a principal partner of the Diriyah Biennale Foundation’s Islamic Arts Biennale, landed a historic Boeing 777-300ER aircraft featuring retro livery design, at the King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jeddah, parked in direct proximity to the Biennale site, to celebrate the official opening of the world-first exhibition.

Islamic Arts Biennale and Saudi Airline

In the spirit of continued support of the Kingdom’s development, and inspired by the airline’s original visual identity, the retro 1970-1980 era design was painted in 2021 by Saudi nationals of the Saudia Aerospace Engineering Industries (SAEI) to mark the airline’s 75th year anniversary. Its presence at the Western Hajj Terminal on the official opening of the world’s first Islamic Arts Biennale today, is symbolic of the airline’s commitment to the Kingdom’s continued development, this time through the arts.
The inaugural edition of the Islamic Arts Biennale runs from January 23rd to April 23rd, 2023 in Jeddah.

 

 

Save the Date: Contemporary Istanbul 2023

CI17 Venue, © Contemporary Istanbul

Contemporary Istanbul 2023 is getting ready to welcome visitors to the historical shipyard: Tersane Istanbul.
The 18th edition of the Contemporary Istanbul will take place from September 28 to October 1, with a preview on September 26-27 in the historical shipyard Tersane Istanbul.
Highlights for the fair’s 18th edition will include a range of expanded experiences, a strong selection of galleries, exciting collaborations with non-profits, the CIF Dialogues program, and a curated outdoor exhibition.

 

 

Manuel Borja-Villel leaves his charge as the director of Reina Sofia Museum

Manuel Borja-Villel, © Reina Sofia Museum

The director of the Reina Sofia Museum, Manuel Borja-Villel (1957, Burriana, Spain), leaves the institution after 15 years and announces that he will not present his candidacy to continue as the head of the museum, a decision he made some time ago. On February 1, a selection process will begin in order to choose a new director through an international competition.
Manuel Borja-Villel now begins his work as co-curator of the São Paulo Biennial, as his most immediate project.
From today, Mabel Tapia, deputy artistic director, and Julian Gonzalez Cid, deputy managing director, will provisionally take over the direction of the museum.

 

 

“Generations” on permanent show at Mathaf

Khaled Takreti, “Generations”, 2010, Acrylic on Canvas, 195 x 780 cm, © the artist and Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art

Generations (2010), artwork by Khaled Takreti, are now on show in the permanent collection at Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art, Qatar. These works were acquired for “Told, Untold, Retold” exhibition curated by Sam Bardaouil and Till Fellrath in 2010.

 

SAVE THE DATE: OCTOBER 2023

Forever is Now 02, Artwork, © Art D’Egypte

Forever is Now 02: An Overview
On the 27th of October, 2022, Art D’Égypte launched its second edition of Forever Is Now, at the Great Pyramids of Giza and its surrounding Plateau.
The second edition of Forever is Now reflects on time and timelessness, land and history, ecology and humanity, situating contemporary artworks in the magnificent site of the pyramids. Through an immersive experience of public art, the exhibition envisions a future that is anchored in a deep knowledge of the past, indicating that there is no conception of the future without history, and that there is no time without the present.

 

Art Dubai appointed as the first commissioning entity for Dubai Public Art

Aidah Boano, Prismontas and Ricardas Blazukas,, © Art Dubai

Art Dubai, the Middle East’s leading international art fair, has been appointed as the first commissioning entity for a new government initiative to manage and produce the inaugural landmark Dubai Public Art commission, installing art in a prominent public garden in the Al Hudaiba area in late 2023.
Applications close on 13 February. Shortlisted artists will be announced at Art Dubai on 1-5 March, and the winning landmark piece will be unveiled to the public in late 2023.

 

Reimagining Jeddah’s Western Hajj Terminal through Art

The Western Hajj Terminal at King Abdulaziz Airport in Jeddah is no ordinary airport terminal. The Islamic Arts Biennale re-imagines it’s pioneering structure as a cultural space.

Hajj Terminal, Site 2, © Islamic Arts Biennale

The Islamic Arts Biennale acts as a platform to mirror the very experience of Hajjis fromaround the world, by reflecting on the diversity of the Muslim experience through a constellation of 60+ artists from over 20 countries, whose work will complement around 200 loans of artefacts from local and international institutions. Themed Awwal Bait (“the First House”), the event interweaves commissioned works and never-exhibited-before historical artefacts that convey a holistic perspective of the Islamic arts, delivered through a unique sensorial experience aimed at heightening consciousness, and inspiring pause and reflection on the rituals that guide people individually, and that creates a sense of belonging collectively.

 

The Reina Sofia Museum presents Sylvie, one of Öyvind Fahlström’s iconic works

After several years of research and work, and thanks to the collaboration of Fundación Mapfre, the Reina Sofía Museum has completed the complex process of restoring Sylvie, an emblematic work by Öyvind Fahlström (São Paulo, 1928-Stockholm, 1976), an artist whose work is characterized by a high degree of conceptual complexity. This work comprises a set consisting of two wooden and metal plates lined with paper and fabric painted with tempera, vinyl and different magnetized elements, some of which had disappeared.

The technical challenge in Sylvie’s case, was due to nine missing pieces, including the main piece of the work, which have been recrafted by the Museum’s Restoration Department, although there was scarce information and not very precise documentation.

 

Boghossian announces launch of eponymous book with Assouline

Swiss High Jewellery Maison Boghossian is pleased to announce the launch of its book ‘Boghossian’ written by acclaimed Jewellery Historian and Author Vivienne Becker and published by iconic luxury publishers Assouline.

 

 

Ashkal Alwan – The Lebanese Association for Plastic Arts relocates
After 11 years, Ashkal Alwan bids farewell to Jisr Al Wati and move on to Mar Mikhael on Armenia Street. Their new space is versatile and can either be enclosed as for an exhibition or open to the street and to the passersby.

 

December

Adriano Pedrosa (Brazil) appointed Curator of Biennale Arte 2024. He is currently the artistic director of Museu de Arte de São Paulo Assis Chateaubriand – MASP. Biennale Arte Venice – Giardini and Arsenale, Saturday 20 April to Sunday 24 November 2024

Adriano Pedrosa

“I am honoured and humbled by this prestigious appointment, especially as the first Latin American to curate the International Art Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia, and in fact the first one based in the Southern Hemisphere. The Biennale is certainly the most important platform for contemporary art in the world, and it is an exciting challenge and a responsibility to embark on this project. I look forward to bringing artists to Venice and realizing their projects, as well as to working with the Biennale’s great team. For this unique opportunity, I am grateful to the Biennale President, Roberto Cicutto, as well as to the Institution’s Board.”

 

 

Fann A Porter Gallery Dubai now representing Syrian painter Omran Younis (b.1971).

Since the late 1990s, Syrian painter Omran Younis (b. 1971) has probed the psychological

Omran Younis, courtesy Fann a Porter

undercurrents of expressionist painting, building on a rich tradition of Syrian modernism that began when artists such as Fateh Moudarres used painting as a way of visualising the unseen but palpable shifts in Syrian society in the mid twentieth century. Younis is steeped in this history yet remains committed to ongoing experimentation, actively pushing the boundaries of painting in search of ways to communicate the complexity of the human psyche and the physical responses that reveal its fragility, such as instances of fear and pain.

 

 

Artistic Director Haig Aivazian and Administrative Director Rana Nasser Eddin have taken the difficult decision to move on from Beirut Art Center.

‘When we, as appointed directors, were handed over the keys to the center 3 years ago, we quickly realised that basic aspects of the institution had to be rebuilt from scratch. To have a functioning office, we cleared out cardboard boxes from a dark storage space, put together makeshift tables and chairs, and figured out for ourselves how we were going to get paid for our labor without being prisoners to the banks. Although those early days are now a distant memory, and although timely wages for management level staff have yet to be resolved, the institution is closer to how we imagine it should be. Crucially, we have persistently addressed these, and other, seemingly individual problems by pushing the structure of BAC itself to rethink its labor conditions and economic priorities.’

October

MASSIMODECARLO is pleased to announce the first European solo exhibition of Ferrari Sheppard in their new gallery space in Mayfair, London titled Tremendous.

 

 

 

 

Aida Opera Photo, Courtesy of Teatro Real,

 

 

Abu Dhabi Festival Presents the World Premiere of ‘Aida’, a co-production with Teatro Real in Madrid

 

 

 

 

 

 

Seoul to Busan, Mubarak Nasser Al-Thani, Acrylic on canvas, 120x120cm, 2019

Qatari artist Mubarak Nasser Al Thani is the latest creative to join Emergeast’s roster of artists.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Courtesy of DCT Abu Dhabi

The fifth edition of Culture Summit Abu Dhabi, a global cultural forum, welcomes more than 180 cultural leaders from around the world to the UAE capital. Under the theme ‘A Living Culture’, the global event explores the future of the culture sector and discuss creative solutions to some of the most urgent issues affecting the world today.

 

 

Courtesy of Art Jameel

Organised by Art Jameel and supported by the Ministry of Culture and Youth – UAE; High school and university students (and their families) are invited to Creative Careers Days, the UAE’s first, annual festival devoted to exploring your future in the arts.

 

 

 

 

 

Courtesy of Sharjah Film Platform

Sharjah Art Foundation organises SFP foregrounds recent cinematic achievements by international filmmakers and artists, noteworthy classics from around the region and experimental films that challenge the idea of what film practice is today.

 

 

 

 

Art D'Egypte
Art D’Egypte

 

Forever Is Now returns for a second edition in October 2022, at the Pyramids of Giza,Egypt turning to artists to translate the wonders of history into the language of the present.

 

 

 

Ulla Gerdes, Courtesy of the gallery
Ulla Gerdes, Courtesy of the gallery

 

Secret Garden by Ulla Gerdes opens  at Karim Francis Gallery – Egypt. “Secret Gardens” Ulla current exhibition shows work which focuses on plants along the way, mostly inconspicuous and hardly noticed. Her photos reinvent and highlight a different setting and life of these plants, evoking the imagination of secret gardens, vibrant, deeply silent and peaceful, surprisingly picturesque and mysterious.

 

 

Lakwena Maciver © Jim Winslet
Lakwena Maciver © Jim Winslet

 

Celebrating its 10th anniversary in London this October, 1-54 is delighted to return to Somerset House with its flagship edition over the course of four days from 13-16 October 2022 (Press & VIP Preview on 13 October). 1-54 London 2022 will host 50 international exhibitors across 21 countries, its largest number of countries to date!

 

 

The Museum of Islamic Art appears to float above the waters of the Arabian Gulf. Courtesy of the Museum of Islamic Art.
The Museum of Islamic Art appears to float above the waters of the Arabian Gulf.
Courtesy of the Museum of Islamic Art.

Qatar Museums today reopened the iconic Museum of Islamic Art to the public following a year-long facilities enhancement project and the reimagination and reinstallation of its permanent collection galleries. The inauguration ceremony was attended by diplomats and cultural emissaries representing all nations of the region that together are celebrated as part of the Qatar-MENASA 2022 Year of Culture.

 

 

 

September

"Museum in a Book - Part One - Founding and pioneering period, and the Artistic Groups"
“Museum in a Book – Part One – Founding and pioneering period, and the Artistic Groups”

“Museum in a Book – Part One – Founding and pioneering period, and the Artistic Groups” – First publications of Ibrahimi Collection for Fine Arts in Arabic language, in 432 pages, color printing, published by Dar Khotot – Amman – Jordan.

 

 

 

 

Fondation Boghossian, Villa Empain, ©Georges de Kinder
Fondation Boghossian, Villa Empain, ©Georges de Kinder

Menart Fair Brussels At The Boghossian Foundation (Villa Empain) for the 3rd Edition Of The Modern & Contemporary Art Fair, Dedicated To Artists From The Middle East And North Africa.

 

 

 

 

 

NATHANIEL RACKOWE, PT011, 2021
NATHANIEL RACKOWE, PT011, 2021

Nathaniel Rackowe : Fractured Landscapes, the exhibition revolves around Fractured City, an installation conceived to occupy the central floor of the gallery around which visitors circulate.

 

 

 

 

Timo Nasseri - Lepton, 2017, Steel, wood, rubber. 19.5 × 99 × 24 cm.
Timo Nasseri – Lepton, 2017, Steel, wood, rubber. 19.5 × 99 × 24 cm.

Sabrina Amrani is delighted to announce the incorporation of Timo Nasseri to the gallery’s roster of artists. Timo Nasseri (born in 1972, Berlin, Germany) lives and works in Berlin. He received his diploma in photography from the Lette-Verein, Berlin in 1997. His work uses the means of natural science to open up a perspective for the poetic and fantastic. Inspired by Ibn Muqla, Nasseri started an in-depth research on Arabic writing and alphabet, giving particular attention to forms and aesthetics. His practice discusses the infinity and boundlessness, transcendence and metaphysics in a wider context and writing as the beginning and the end.

 

 

Heather Day, Rose Prism No. 3, 2022, Mixed media on canvas, 58 x 90 in.
Heather Day, Rose Prism No. 3, 2022, Mixed media on canvas, 58 x 90 in.

 

Heather Day-Split Screen: First solo exhibition with the gallery featuring 10 new paintings on canvas in The Pit Los Angeles.The Pit is pleased to present Split Screen, Joshua Tree-based artist Heather Day’s first solo show with the gallery. The exhibition will be on view at the gallery’s newly renovated Los Angeles location from September 17 to October 15, 2022 with an opening reception on September 17 from 5-7PM.

 

 

Rodolfo Aricò: The Dissonant Image

Rodolfo Aricò – The Dissonant Image ,Monograph By Francesca Pola.

15 September – 15 November

The A arte Invernizzi gallery opens on Thursday 15 September 2022 at 6 pm the solo exhibition Rodolfo Aricò: the dissonant image, curated by Francesca Pola, in which representative works from the 1960s and 1980s are presented.

 

© Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi
© Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi

 

Louvre Abu Dhabi Continues to Foster Relationships with Partners from UAE and the Region.New loans on display from Abu Dhabi, Sharjah, Ajman, Umm Al Quwain and Ras Al Khaimah. Extension of existing loan agreements with Jordan, Oman and KSA

 

 

 

Arcangelo Sassolino - Diplomazija Astuta
Arcangelo Sassolino – Diplomazija Astuta

Arcangelo Sassolino | Biennale Di Venezia 2022.

The empty darkness of that wall, of those stones, of everything inanimate – in Caravaggio’s painting, that void seems to be the very condition of the scene, what makes possible the vibrant, throbbing light that makes those bodies live and move. This radical contrast between light and darkness makes the scene into something that happens before our eyes, and not merely something that will happen or has already happened..

August

Qatar Museums Cultural Programme
Qatar Museums Cultural Programme

 

Qatar Museums announces unprecedented cultural developments for fall 2022.

 

 

 

 

 

78 galleries from 27 countries will be coming to Abu Dhabi from 16 – 20 November at Manarat Al Saadiyat

 

 

 

 

Selection-Arts-Bullutin-Nobel-Laureate-Wole-Soyinka
Nobel Laureate Wole Soyinka

Nobel Laureate Wole Soyinka Joins NYU Abu Dhabi Faculty

  • Soyinka becomes the first Nobel prize winner to be part of the NYUAD faculty
  • Soyinka’s appointment is aligned with NYUAD’s Academic Strategy, and the University’s mission as an educational institution

 

 

CI Venue Tersane Istanbul
CI Venue Tersane Istanbul

Contemporary Istanbul is pleased to announce the list of exhibitors taking part in its 17th edition, which will be held between September 17-22, 2022. The main partner of Contemporary Istanbul is Akbank.

 

 

 

 

The Arts Center at NYU Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) has announced its eighth season’s lineup of performances, talks, and workshops centered around the theme ‘Stories’. The events will showcase local, regional, and global artists whose works build on inspiring storytelling, inviting audiences to participate in the process of creative expression on and off the stage.

 

 

Khaybar will be introduced for visitors for the first time - Photo for Khaybar Keyholes
Khaybar will be introduced for visitors for the first time – Photo for Khaybar Keyholes

The ancient desert city of AlUla has announced its 2022 line up of key events and festivals. Under the umbrella of AlUla Moments, the 2022 lineup includes the return of AlUla Wellness Festival as well as Winter at Tantora and announces a new addition to the calendar – The Ancient Kingdoms Festival.

 

 

 

 

The international urban photography festival Trieste Photo Days returns from 28-30 October 2022.

 

 

 

 

 

The Doha Film Institute (DFI) is accepting juror applications for the 2022 Special 10th edition of the Ajyal Film Festival, set to take place from 1-8 October 2022 with events and activities taking place both in-person and online.

 

 

 

HENDRA GUNAWAN’S FISH MARKET ON THE BEACH, 1980, OIL ON CANVAS, 140 X 234 CM We are excited to stage this first-of-a-kind auction in Singapore, showcasing ar
HENDRA GUNAWAN’S FISH MARKET ON THE BEACH, 1980, OIL ON CANVAS, 140 X 234 CM
We are excited to stage this first-of-a-kind auction in Singapore, showcasing ar

Sotheby’s will hold its first auction of Modern & Contemporary Art in Singapore* – a response both to the ever-increasing demand from a growing collector base in the region, and to the company’s commitment to maintaining an active on-the-ground presence across the APAC region. The auction on August 28 will be livestreamed to the world via sothebys.com, with a preview exhibition also running from August 25-27 at the Regent Singapore [1 Cuscaden Road].

 

July

Department of Culture and Tourism Abu Dhabi Photo H+C
Department of Culture and Tourism Abu Dhabi Photo H+C

Louvre Abu Dhabi & Richard Mille extend the submissions for the second edition of the Louvre Abu Dhabi Art Here exhibition and Richard Mille Art Prize until 3 September 2022.

 

 

 

 

Courtesy of Christie's Education
Courtesy of Christie’s Education

Christie’s Education presents to you two new innovative academic year-long programmes, the Contemporary Art Business Program and the Art World Career Project. Both programmes are hybrid, with the option to learn virtually or virtually and in person. The courses aim to expand on existing programmes at Christie’s Education and offer you everything you need to build your future in the art market, theory, practice, and most importantly, contacts within the industry.

 

Head of a Peasant Woman, 1885
Head of a Peasant Woman, 1885

Unseen self-portrait of Vincent Van Gogh has been discovered by an X-ray taken of Van Gogh’s Head of a Peasant Woman (1885) by the National Galleries of Scotland.

 

 

 

Christie’s Global President Jussi Pylkkänen selling Andy Warhol’s Shot Sage Blue Marilyn for USD $195 M on May 9 at Christie’s New York
Christie’s Global President Jussi Pylkkänen selling Andy Warhol’s Shot Sage Blue Marilyn for USD $195 M on May 9 at Christie’s New York

 

Christie’s Global Sales Achieve £3.3 B / $4.1 B in First Half 2022.

 

 

 

 

 

The first edition of Paris+ par Art Basel will bring together 156 premier galleries from 30 countries and territories – including 61 exhibitors with spaces in France – in a new flagship event that further augments Paris’s standing as a cultural epicenter.

 

 

 

2022 marks 70 years since the Helsinki 1952 Olympic Games, and the 10th anniversary of Helsinki as the World Design Capital in 2012. Throughout, the city has prioritised the reuse and revitalisation of its original Olympic architectural landmarks, offering improved cultural spaces that contribute to the evolving character and shape of the city, whilst respectfully preserving the national value of each site.

 

Guest Lounge ARCOmadrid 2022 by Burgos & Garrido. Picture: Armando Toril
Guest Lounge ARCOmadrid 2022 by Burgos & Garrido. Picture: Armando Toril

 

 

ARCOmadrid, together with the Foro de Marcas Renombradas Españolas (FMRE) and AD magazine, is calling for architects, technical architects, decorators, designers and other professionals to design the Guest Lounge for ARCOmadrid 2023.

 

 

JUNE

Beirut Photo is back for a second edition from September 26 till the 2nd of October 2022.

 

 

 

 

 

Sam Spratt, VII. Wormfood (2022). Courtesy of Christie's.
Sam Spratt, VII. Wormfood (2022). Courtesy of Christie’s.

Christie’s Cartography of the Mind A Curated NFT Sale to Benefit the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS), closed Tuesday, June 28, 2022 totaling $1,569,960 across 27 lots.

 

 

 

 

Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi Photo H+C 1
Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi Photo H+C 1

Louvre Abu Dhabi & Richard Mille announce the second edition of Louvre Abu Dhabi Art Here 2022 and The Richard Mille Art Prize.

 

 

 

 

 

Serpentine Pavilion 2022
Serpentine Pavilion 2022

The 21st Serpentine Pavilion, Black Chapel, designed by Chicago-based artist Theaster Gates is open and on view until the 16th of October 2022.

 

 

 

 

Frieze Los Angeles
Frieze Los Angeles

Frieze Los Angeles is Moving to Santa Monica Airport in 2023. The new location has been selected for its additional space and flexibility, allowing the fair to showcase innovative art and ideas across all forms of creativity. The fair will take place over multiple sites across the property, with a focus on a signature Frieze bespoke tent designed by Kulapat Yantrasast’s WHY studio.

 

 

Jeff Koons, Balloon Monkey (Magenta), 2006–13. Photo courtesy of Christie's London.
Jeff Koons, Balloon Monkey (Magenta), 2006–13. Photo courtesy of Christie’s London.

Jeff Koons Balloon Sculpture could fetch over $10 million at Christie’s to Benefit Ukraine.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Central courtyard with the glazed partitions. | Aga Khan Trust for Culture / Cemal Emden (photographer)
Central courtyard with the glazed partitions. | Aga Khan Trust for Culture / Cemal Emden (photographer)

Renovation of Niemeyer Guest House (Lebanon) and Flying Saucer Rehabilitation (UAE) were shortlisted for Aga Khan Award for Architecture 2022. The Aga Khan Award for Architecture is given every three years to projects that set new standards of excellence in architecture, planning practices, historic preservation and landscape architecture.

 

 

 

Nadia Samdani, Photo: Noor Photoface
Nadia Samdani, Photo: Noor Photoface

Nadia Samdani has had the honour of Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire conferred upon her in the Queen’s 2022 Birthday Honours List. Samdani has been recognised for services to global art philanthropy and supporting the arts in Bangladesh, South Asia and the United Kingdom. The Birthday Honours list recognises the achievements of a wide range of extraordinary people across the UK.

 

 

Laboratory of the Future_Fred Swart # 04
Laboratory of the Future_Fred Swart # 04

The President of La Biennale di Venezia, Roberto Cicutto, and the Curator of the 18th International Architecture Exhibition, Lesley Lokko – appointed as the Artistic Director of the Architecture Department by the Board of Directors on December 14th, 2021 – announced the title and theme of the Biennale Architettura 2023, which will be held from May 20th to November 26th 2023 (pre-opening May 18th and 19th) in the Giardini, at the Arsenale, and at various sites around Venice.

MAY

Mahmoud Said, La Mise Au Tombeau, 1926. Oil on board, 57 x 75 cm
Mahmoud Said, La Mise Au Tombeau, 1926. Oil on board, 57 x 75 cm

La Mise Au Tombeau, an exceptional oil painting by Egyptian artist Mahmoud Said (Egypt, 1897-1964), was the top lot at Bonhams’ sale of Modern and Contemporary Middle Eastern Art including On The Banks of the Nile in London (Tuesday 24 May). It achieved an impressive £630,300 against a pre-sale estimate of £350,000 – £500,000. The work was purchased by The Halim Time & Glass Museum in Chicago, in anticipation of major exhibition showcasing ancient and Modern Egyptian Artworks.

 

The Salone del Mobile will be back in June. We will be celebrating the 60th milestone edition and all the beauty generated not just by the event, but also by the companies, the brands and the designers on whom its success hinges, and who come together to create an event that reflects the ongoing ecological transition of the furnishing system.

 

 

ARCOlisboa 2022
ARCOlisboa 2022

ARCOlisboa 2022 returns to celebrate its 5th Anniversary, opening its doors to the public from the 20th to the 22nd of May.

 

 

 

 

Ramses Younan, Abstract Composition, 1945. Mixed media on paper, 27 x 37 cm. Courtesy of Bonhams
Ramses Younan, Abstract Composition, 1945. Mixed media on paper, 27 x 37 cm. Courtesy of Bonhams

Modern and Contemporary Middle Eastern Art including On The Banks of the Nile: A Journey Through Egyptian Art will take place on the 24th of May at Bonhams New Bond Street, London

 

 

 

 

 

 

David Hockney, A Year in Normandie (2020-2021) (detail). Composite iPad painting. © David Hockney
David Hockney, A Year in Normandie (2020-2021) (detail). Composite iPad painting. © David Hockney

David Hockney’s A Year in Normandie is the artist’s largest painting ever – a 90.75 metres long, inspired by his year in lockdown.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ephemeral Witness by Manal AlDowayan
Ephemeral Witness by Manal AlDowayan

Centre Pompidou has acquired the work “Ephemeral Witness” by Manal AlDowayan for its permanent collection. “Epheremal Witness” is an artwork that imitates the form of a sand crystal called the Desert Rose, an archeological phenomena, found in very few deserts around the world.

 

 

 

 

 

Photo London at Somerset House. ©Graham Carlow
Photo London at Somerset House. ©Graham Carlow

Somerset House is delighted to welcome back Photo London with the seventh edition of the Fair running from 11–15 May 2022, featuring more than 100 exhibitors.

 

 

 

 

 

Andy Warhol, Shot Sage Blue Marilyn (1964). Acrylic and silkscreen ink on linen. 101.6 x 101.6 cm. Courtesy Christie's Images Ltd, 2022.
Andy Warhol, Shot Sage Blue Marilyn (1964). Acrylic and silkscreen ink on linen. 101.6 x 101.6 cm. Courtesy Christie’s Images Ltd, 2022.

Andy Warhol’s 1964 portrait of Marilyn Monroe sells for $195M at Christie’s, Becoming the Second-Priciest Work Ever Sold at Auction

 

 

 

 

 

 

VOLTA Art Fair returns to Basel in June at ELYS, Elsässerstrasse 215A.
VOLTA Art Fair returns to Basel in June at ELYS, Elsässerstrasse 215A.

 

Six weeks ahead of the 17th Basel edition, VOLTA Art Fair publishes its exhibitor list. 66 galleries from 25 nations are represented in Basel and offer a wide selection of artists and their work, making the fair more international than ever. From June 13 to 19, VOLTA Basel will showcase carefully curated presentations of global contemporary art.

 

 

Mazen Haïdar signs his new book “La ferronnerie architecturale à Beyrouth au XXe siècle” at Galerie Tanit

 

 

Pablo Picasso, Dora Maar (1939). Courtesy of Sotheby’s
Pablo Picasso, Dora Maar (1939). Courtesy of Sotheby’s

 

 

Three Evening Auctions at Sotheby’s Hong Kong realise a combined total of US$221.8 Million – Highest total ever achieved in a single evening at Sotheby’s Hong Kong.
Live-streamed via Sotheby’s website and across an additional nine social and broadcast platforms in Asia and the rest of the world, the three sales spanned offerings of Modern and Contemporary Art, as well as a single lot sale of the De Beers Blue – the largest blue diamond ever to be offered at auction.

 

APRIL

© Thierry Bal and Zineb Sedira
© Thierry Bal and Zineb Sedira

Special mention for the French pavilion, Zineb Sedira and the curatorial team at the Venice Biennale.

Ali Cherri wins Silver Lion at the Venice Biennale for a Promising Young Participant..

 

 

 

Sharjah Art Foundation announces a list of over 150 artists participating in Sharjah Biennial 15. Conceived by the late Okwui Enwezor and curated by the Foundation’s Director Hoor Al Qasimi, Sharjah Biennial 15: Thinking Historically in the Present reflects on Enwezor’s visionary work, which transformed contemporary art and has influenced the evolution of institutions and biennials around the world, including the Sharjah Biennial.

 

 

Sonia Boyce and Simone Leigh Win Golden Lions at the Venice Biennale for Work Honoring the Visions of Black Women.

 

 

A hologram of Edgar Degas's Petite danseuse de quatorze ans (1927), previously on view at Christie's San Francisco and Hong Kong branches. Courtesy of Christie's.

 

Christie’s is sending a Hologram of Edgar Degas Ballerina worth $20 million on a world tour to avoid cost and complexity of delivery.

Caption: A hologram of Edgar Degas’s Petite danseuse de quatorze ans (1927), previously on view at Christie’s San Francisco and Hong Kong branches. Courtesy of Christie’s.

 

World record of EUR 115,000 for Alvar Aalto at Stockholms Auktionsverk Helsinkis Modern Art & Design auction. The table was originally ordered by The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York, but as both the manufacturer Viljo Hirvonen and Alvar Aalto passed away before the table had been delivered, it remained in Finland and has remained privately owned until now.

 


The 17th Istanbul Biennial will be curated by Ute Meta Bauer-Amar Kanwar- David Teh.

 

 

 


Diriyah Biennale Foundation announces the curatorial team overseeing the Islamic Arts Biennale: Dr Saad Alrashed, Dr Omniya Abdel Barr, Dr Julian Raby and Sumayya Vally.

 

The winners of the Professional category of the 2022 Sony World Photography Awards have been announced. Domagoj Burilović from Croatia was named winner for Architecture & Design. Just behind Burilović, the two finalists were Javier Arcenillas from Spain, taking second place, and Yun Chi Chen from Taiwan, coming third. Works of the winners will now be exhibited at London’s Somerset House.

 

Tate Liverpool © Andrew Dunkley and Mark Heathcote
Tate Liverpool © Andrew Dunkley and Mark Heathcote

 

Turner Prize 2022 shortlist unveiled. Heather Phillipson, Ingrid Pollard, Veronica Ryan, and Sin Wai Kin, are the four U.K.-based artists shortlisted.  An exhibition of their work will be held at Tate Liverpool from 20 October 2022 to 19 March 2023. The winner will be announced in December at an award ceremony in Liverpool.

 

Michelangelo Buonarroti (1475-1564). A nude young man (after Masaccio) surrounded by two figures.Pen and two shades of brown ink, 13 x 7 7/8 in.Courtesy Christie's Images Ltd. 2022.
Michelangelo Buonarroti (1475-1564). A nude young man (after Masaccio) surrounded by two figures.Pen and two shades of brown ink, 13 x 7 7/8 in.Courtesy Christie’s Images Ltd. 2022.

 

A rediscovered drawing by Michelangelo could fetch $30 million at Christie’s Paris next month. This exceptionally rare work, one of the very few drawings by Michelangelo still in private hands, will be auctioned on 18 May during the Paris sale Maîtres anciens et du XIXe siècle. Tableaux, dessins, sculptures (Old Masters and 19th Century Art: Paintings, Drawings and Sculptures).

 

 

 

Lina Shamma's work. Courtesy of House of Today
Lina Shamma’s work. Courtesy of House of Today

House of Today will unveil Lina Shamma’s latest collection entitled ‘Imprévu’, in New York, at Bungalow’s pop up show (April 21 – May 27, 2022). The functional series part of the ‘Imprévu’ collection, are unconventional, pushing the envelope, reinterpreting everyday objects.

 

 

 

Volta announced its exhibitor list for 2022 New York edition. The fair will take place from May 18 to May 22. With both new and returning exhibitors, this year’s fair stands to reintroduce VOLTA to the New York market. Photo: Courtesy of Volta New York

 

Louise Nevelson’s monochromatic wood sculpture / ©Robert Gerhardt
Louise Nevelson’s monochromatic wood sculpture / ©Robert Gerhardt

 

 

MoMA reinstalled one of its galleries to feature works by artists born in present-day Ukraine. Titled ‘In Solidarity’ the gallery demonstrates support for Ukraine following Russia’s invasion.

 

 

Qatar announced the plan to develop three new cultural institutions. The Lusail Museum will be designed by Herzog & de Meuron. Qatar Auto Museum will be designed by OMAElemental is currently developing the Art Mill in Doha. Photo: 3-2-1 QOSM, Exterior. Courtesy of Qatar Museums

 

 

Gallery Maniera, DINING CHAIR II – MUGA SILK designed by Studio Mumbai – Bijoy Jain made in teakwood and muga silk
Gallery Maniera, DINING CHAIR II – MUGA SILK designed by Studio Mumbai – Bijoy Jain made in teakwood and muga silk

MANIERA Gallery wins the PAD Prize for contemporary design object with the dining chair by Studio Mumbai.

 

 

 

 

 

New Board of Directors of the Fondazione La Triennale di Milano reappoint Stefano Boeri as the president. The new members of the Board, selected for a four-year term, include the reappointment of Stefano Boeri as President, and the appointment of Elena Vasco as Vice President.

 

Courtesy of Institut du monde arabe-Tourcoing
Courtesy of Institut du monde arabe-Tourcoing

 

 

The exhibition Picasso and the Arab Avant-Gardes will find its continuation within the walls of the IMA (Paris) in 2024.

 

 

 

MARCH

3-2-1 QOSM, Exterior. Courtesy of Qatar Museums
3-2-1 QOSM, Exterior. Courtesy of Qatar Museums

Qatar Museums unveiled the 3-2-1 Qatar Olympic and Sports Museum, during an official opening ceremony at Khalifa International Stadium.

 

 

 

 

Claude Monet’s Le Grand Canal et Santa Maria Della Salute. Image Courtesy Of Sotheby's
Claude Monet’s Le Grand Canal et Santa Maria Della Salute. Image Courtesy Of Sotheby’s

Sotheby’s to auction Masterful Venice View by Claude Monet in region of $50M in May Modern Auction.

 

 

 

 

Courtesy of Xavier Hufkens
Courtesy of Xavier Hufkens

Xavier Hufkens to open expanded gallery at historic flagship location in Brussels, marking the gallery’s 35th anniversary in 2022.

 

 

 

 


Mother Earth, an installation of Andrée Hochar Fattal’s sculptures at the AUB Archeological Museum.

 

 

 

Joasia Krysa Maija and Tanninen Mattila
Joasia Krysa Maija and Tanninen Mattila

Joasia Krysa to curate second edition of Helsinki Biennial opening June 2023. Celebrating the synthesis of art and the environment, the biennial will return to the unique surroundings of Vallisaari Island in the Helsinki archipelago, whilst building upon its inaugural edition through a greater presence on the mainland in locations across the city.

 

 

 

Etel Adnan, Untitled, 2010, oil on canvas, 24 x 30 cm, Collection Mudam Luxemburg, Musée d’Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean. © Photo: Rémi Villaggi / Mudam Luxembourg
Etel Adnan, Untitled, 2010, oil on canvas, 24 x 30 cm, Collection Mudam Luxemburg, Musée d’Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean. © Photo: Rémi Villaggi / Mudam Luxembourg

Etel Adnan’s first exhibition in Netherlands “Colour as Language” is taking place on the 20th of May. The Van Gogh Museum presents a retrospective of work by the artist Etel Adnan. The exhibition features more than 80 of her works, presented alongside ten works by Vincent van Gogh, who was a significant source of inspiration for Etel Adnan.

 

 

 

 

Under the Wave off Kanagawa. Katsushika Hokusai (1760 – 1849), c. 1830 – 1832, Japan, ink and colour on paper. Louvre Abu Dhabi (LAD 2020.91) © Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi. Photo: Ismail Noor / Seeing Things
© Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi. Photo: Ismail Noor / Seeing Things

Louvre Abu Dhabi‘s exhibition Stories of Paper, Exploring the Journey of Paper through Time and Space opens on the 20th of April. The exhibition explores the vast range of artistic expressions of paper, with the aim of cultivating the visitors’ deeper knowledge of a familiar, yet ever more distant material.

 

 

 

 

Grand Palais Éphémère
Grand Palais Éphémère

The inaugural edition of Paris+, par Art Basel will take place at the Grand Palais Éphémère from October 20 to October 23, 2022, with the Preview Day on October 19.

 

 

 

 

Art Brussels announces content of its 38th edition | 28 April – 1 May 2022.

 

 

 

Andy Warhol, Shot Sage Blue Marilyn (1964). Acrylic and silkscreen ink on linen. 101.6 x 101.6 cm. Courtesy Christie's Images Ltd, 2022.
Andy Warhol, Shot Sage Blue Marilyn (1964). Acrylic and silkscreen ink on linen. 101.6 x 101.6 cm. Courtesy Christie’s Images Ltd, 2022.

Christie’s to offer a Marilyn Monroe by Warhol for an Estimated $200 Million

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