A summary of what is happening around the world of art - just click on our selected links to get a quick overview of some international art trends.
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documenta 14 opens its first public programme - 34 Exercises Of Freedom
documenta 14's public programme will start on 14 September 2016 at the Athens Municipality Arts Center at Parko Eleftherias (Freedom Park) which is transformed into an experimental public space, introducing Greek and international artists, theorists, curators and historians.
Museums try to get handle on Pokemon Go craze
A new digital resource devoted to Bauhaus, the influential school of art and design
Harvard just launched a digital resource that features more than 32,000 documents and images related to Bauhaus, from architectural drawings to sketches, textile details and games.
The 10th edition of the Taipei Biennial - “Gestures and Archives of the Present, Genealogies of the Future"
Curated by Corinne Diserens, the exhibition will “investigate how the museum invents various modes of operation to deal with the transmission of artistic heritage in the enlarged context of the history of modernity, the amplification of the reception of ideas and gestures, in relation to constantly evolving acts and forms seeking emancipation.”
In Defense of Society: An Open Platform in Russia
This manifesto was initiated by a group of Russian activists, academics, curators, writers and artists about the current political situation in Russia, and what must be done to change it.
Suhanya Raffel, Deputy Director of Art Gallery of New South Wales, is set to leave the Gallery to join M+
Suhanya Raffel will replace Lars Nittve, who left M+ in January 2016 after five years. Her move to Hong Kong will also influence the leadership structure of Sydney’s National Art School (NAS) as her husband, Michael Snelling, is the director of the institution.
Ullens looks to hand over the ownership of UCCA
Ullens is looking to sell Beijing’s Ullens Center for Contemporary Art (UCCA) along with his art collection. Ullens commented “I have been a patron of the arts in China for over 30 years and have found this a hugely interesting and fascinating experience. I’m now in my 80s and need to look at how to hand over the stewardship of the UCCA and my art collection to younger patrons of the arts".
Mami Kataoka appointed Artistic Director of the 21st Biennale of Sydney
Mami Kataoka, Chief Curator of Mori Art Museum Tokyo, is the first curator from Asia to be appointed as Artistic Director of the Biennale of Sydney.
SFMOMA reopens with free day attracting thousands
After being closed for three years of expansion, SFMOMA (San Francisco Museum of Modern Art ) reopened on 14 May as largest museum of its kind in the U.S., with a total gallery space exceeding that of the other more famous MOMA New York, and photography galleries bigger than the monumental Getty in Los Angeles.
Art UK will eventually become the definitive database of UK’s publicly-owned collections
All of UK’s publicly owned art to go online - the largest UK public collection with works on paper from 3,000 museums and other art collections including the British Museum, the Victoria and Albert Museum and Tate.