On the head: art world takes to the pitch for OOF football tournament

Oscar Murillo and Evgenia Spellman at the OOF Cup tournament Gareth Harris Lovers of art and the beautiful game descended on Walthamstow, north London, on Saturday evening for the inaugural OOF Cup five-a-side football tournament, with a host of art… Continue Reading →

How to spend the longest day of the year with art and nature

Storm King’s Summer Solstice dinner in 2017 Photo: Vladimir Weinstein/ Courtesy of Storm King Art Center. It is officially the middle of summer (don’t look out the window…) and how better to spend the longest day of the year than… Continue Reading →

Missions statements and paychecks: let’s put our money where our mouths are

Workers demonstrating outside the Museum of Modern Art last year © @momalocal2110 via Instagram If we stand for inclusivity, equity, transparency, accountability, diversity and all the other under-interrogated and overused buzzwords our mission statements claim we do, then we must… Continue Reading →

Mini Impressionist and Modern sale at Sotheby’s makes £99m thanks to auction debutantes

Modigliani’s Jeune homme assis, les mains croisées sur les genoux (1918) Courtesy of Sotheby’s Sotheby’s Impressionist and Modern art evening sale in June 2018 was described by one dealer, perhaps harshly, as a “car crash”, overshadowed by Christie’s more upbeat… Continue Reading →

David Smith in Yorkshire. Plus, the works that inspired leading artists

Our daily newsletter contains a round-up of the stories published on our website, previews of exhibitions that are opening and more. On Fridays, we send our Editor’s picks of the top stories posted through the week. As a subscriber, you… Continue Reading →

Art Night works will live on after pop-up London debut this weekend

Detail of Emma Talbot’s Your Own Authority (2019) in the William Morris Gallery Gareth Harris Key works unveiled this weekend as part of the two-day Art Night festival by artists such as Oscar Murillo will have a longer shelf life…. Continue Reading →

Our 17th-century female artists faced a double injustice

Mary Beale’s Self Portrait holding a Palette (c.1670) © Alex Robson 2019 Is there a more enjoyable art-historical exercise than writing an exhibition catalogue? What fun it is burrowing into the history of individual pictures, especially if they have never… Continue Reading →

A once-in-a-lifetime look behind Van Gogh’s Sunflowers

Vincent van Gogh, Sunflowers, January 1889 Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam (Vincent van Gogh Foundation) The Van Gogh Museum’s exhibition on its Sunflowers, which opens today, offers visitors a most unusual opportunity to see the back of the picture. This reveals… Continue Reading →

Frieze announces the most international edition of Frieze London as well as new additions to Frieze Masters

Pacita Abad’s L.A. Liberty (1992) will feature in the fair’s new Woven section dedicated to textile artists. Courtesy of Silverlens Galleries Frieze London and Frieze Masters return to London’s Regent’s Park 3-6 October 2019, with a combined roster of around… Continue Reading →

Hong Kong demonstrations are driven by creative spirit

Thousands of protesters surrounded the police headquarters in Hong Kong today, calling for an extradition bill to be scrapped © Anthony Wallace/AFP/Getty Images Today thousands of black-clad young protesters gathered outside the Hong Kong police headquarters in Wan Chai in… Continue Reading →

Where to Find News about Modern Art?

Modern art intrigue people, because it is not easy to understand. Unprepared viewers are curious about meaningful pictures, which include lots of small details, difficult techniques, and vivid colors. Keep it in mind and find the answers in thematic magazines.  

Interesting art articles can be found in separate online sections of popular newsmakers like BBC or CNN. If you are looking for a specific magazine, then put your attention to the following ones:

  1.    The respected British art history magazine Frieze has been analyzing all aspects of the contemporary art existence since the early 1990s. This printing largely represents the interests of art news in UK.
  2.    Blend, the magazine which chooses the most non-broken topics for visual art articles that are relevant but not repetitive with the themes of other similar publications. It usually has portfolios of artists, printed in excellent quality.
  3.    Art in America, the monthly American magazine, has been published since the 1910s. In its field of view are current American and European artists exhibited in galleries. The magazine is written in a lively, non-dull language and publishes art news alongside with important announcements.
  4.    Another respected American art magazine, ArtForum, has been published since the 1960s and focuses on visual art news and authorial opinions of famous journalists and historians. ArtForum teaches to talk about art and selects non-obvious heroes for viewing.
  5.    Exit Magazine is published since 2000 and reviews art world news about current artists and photographers and photo shoots from the fashion industry` legends. Young authors and those who can become their heroes are in the main focus of Exit.

New ideas have become a real driving force of any progress. Creativity and innovations which entered the Internet became more in demand as a way of thinking and activity. These trends can be traced in popular blogs, where you can learn about art news. Perhaps the most intense blogs to read are aesthetic Haw-Lin, super popular We Heart It, wildly It’s Nice That, designer Boing Boing and giving food for thought NOWNESS.

Contemporary art is a big part of global culture. Today’s world is very complex, overflowing with meanings and information. Therefore, the artists are looking for new forms that can attract an elusive viewer’s gaze, hold it up, shock and deliver the message.

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