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Two shows that lost the plot

Joan Miró, Hirondelle Amour (1933-34) © 2018 Successió Miró / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris Far be it from me to tell another curator what his or her show should cover. The curator picks the theme… Continue Reading →

Havana Biennial opens amid controversy

In an unofficial group show, the Cuban artist Leandro Feal stages a performance against the controversial Decree 349 Photo: REUTERS/Sarah Marsh The sweeping Havana skyline—with its Modernist towers and colonial buildings coloured golden yellow, bubblegum pink and lime green—is strung… Continue Reading →

The 2019 Havana Biennial is a smokescreen for government censorship

Young Cubans take a picture with a work of art by Carrie Mae Weems during the opening of the Havana Biennial © AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa In 1972, at Documenta 5 in Kassel, Germany, Joseph Beuys declared that: “every man is… Continue Reading →

In Notre Dame, we find heritage that invites us to breathe and reflect

Although few ever saw the majestic timbers of the roof, their odor was as important as the stained glass and the spire in the aesthetic experience of Notre Dame © Christophe Petit Tesson, Pool via AP One of my students… Continue Reading →

France launches international architecture competition to rebuild Notre Dame’s collapsed spire

Notre-Dame cathedral’s spire collapsed after a fire on Monday © AP Photo The prime minister of France, Edouard Philippe, has launched an international architectural competition to rebuild the spire of Notre-Dame Cathedral. Speaking this morning after a special Cabinet meeting… Continue Reading →

After UK’s ivory ban, European Commission also considering tighter regulation

Ivory trade regulation could be tightened for EU member states The European Commission is consulting on tightening restrictions to the ivory trade within EU Member States. It began by commissioning a 62-page report from the wildlife monitoring network TRAFFIC, issued… Continue Reading →

Director of Pinault Collection proposes controversial 90% tax breaks for Notre Dame donors

After the Notre Dame fire on 15 April, billionaires and businesses lined up to back the rebuilding campaign Photo: Milliped via Wikicommons The former French culture minister Jean-Jacques Aillagon has called for tax breaks of up to 90% for companies… Continue Reading →

David Hockney and Luchita Hurtado named in Time 100 list of most influential people in 2019

Catherine Opie’s David (2017) © Catherine Opie, Courtesy Regen Projects, Los Angeles and Thomas Dane Gallery, London The Yorkshire-born painter David Hockney has been named an “icon” by Time magazine, which yesterday published its list of most influential people in… Continue Reading →

Britain’s historic house owners pledge ancient trees for Notre Dame rebuilding

Scone Palace in Scotland is one of the historic houses to have pledged trees for the rebuild flickr/AaronBradley The owners of some of Britain’s most famous historic houses, all members of the Historic Houses association, have offered very old trees… Continue Reading →

Two stolen Van Goghs go back on display after 14-year ordeal at the hands of Italian gangsters

View of the Sea at Scheveningen (1882) and Congregation leaving the Reformed Church in Nuenen (1884-85) in the conservation studio, Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam, on 16 April Photo: Martin Bailey Two Van Gogh paintings recovered from an Italian mafia-style gang… 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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