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Damien Hirst: 'Beautiful Inside My Head Forever' auction on 15 September 2008

There has been considerable debate about Damien Hirst's 'Beautiful Inside My Head' exhibition of his new and previously unseen work; and its sale, not through a dealer gallery, but through auction house Sotheby's in London. To see the sales catalogue see (cut and paste):

For an intelligent review of the art itself, click below to read The Guardian's Peter Simpson's review.

Q8: SAM's Contemporary Art Space - newly opened

The Singapore Art Museum has just opened a new and separate space for contemporary art. Named Q8 (after its location at 8 Queen's Street) - the new space is housed in a former Catholic primary school and church and its inaugural exhibition teams ten curators with ten Singaporean artists to explore the heritage of the site as a school.

'Dark Continents': Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami until 8 November 2008

'Dark Continents' revisits the modernist fascination with tropical locales and indigenous people prevalent during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Artists in the exhibition examine ideas and aesthetics that were popular during this time period and relate them to current views by challenging stereotypes.

Francis Bacon at Tate Britain

On exhibition at the Tate Modern until 4 January 2009 and then travels to the Prado, Madrid, Spain 3/12/2009 – 3/4/2009 and then the Metropolitan Museum, New York, USA 18/5/2009 – 16/8/2009.

See this retrospective on the 100th anniversary of Bacon's birth - one of the most influential artists of the last century.


An electronic information service distributing world-wide selected information related to contemporary visual arts. Very informative!

Nam June Paik Art Center opens on 9 October 2008

Newly constructed and opening on the outskirts of Seoul, Korea with its New Jump Festival. Tobias Berger, formerly of Para/Site Art Space, is the new Chief Curator.

Olafur Eliasson's 'The New York City Waterfalls' until 13 October 2008

The official website of the four waterfalls placed on New York's East River:

Cy Twombly at Tate Modern until 14 September 2008

Retrospective of this important US artist. Virtual tour of the exhibition coming soon at:

Guangzhou Triennial 6 September to 16 November 2008

Another packed but convoluted & confusing triennial?
The Third Guangzhou Triennial: Farewell to Post-Colonialism

'Instead' group exhibition at Cemeti Art House, Indonesia - until 15 July 2008

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