Art Fix News
May - There’s never a dull moment in the art world. That’s why Art Fix has curated a list of the latest and most exciting art news. Let's catch up on everything you need to know about the art world right now - these fixes are the talk of post-lockdown art town.
FIX 1 – Introducing Art Fix Collect
Breaking news: Art Fix will soon launch our biggest product expansion to date — Art Fix Collect, the on-platform location for purchasing limited edition prints of the artists featured in our episodes. Having watched an Art Fix episode and dreamed of hanging that artist on your own wall, Art Fix Collect is here to turn that dream into a reality. Art Fix Collect will go live in June, and we will offer our Art Fix Members access to our limited edition print before anyone else. The first work is called ‘Kwate and Friend’ and is made by the hot Ghanese artist Raphael Adjetey Adjei Mayne, whose portrait of Amanda Gorman, the poet who spoke at the inauguration of US President Joe Biden, recently gained international recognition. We’ll tell his story in our next episode. We’re super excited about this new chapter of Art Fix as we feature new artists and make your beautiful walls a little less empty.
FIX 2 – Update: These Girls Are On Fire – Lina Iris Victor
In our eighth episode, “These Girls Are On Fire”, you learnt about the vivacious artist Lina Iris Victor. Last week her work Constellations III from 2016 was sold six times over its low estimate at the Phillips 20th Century & Contemporary Art Evening sale in London. Interested in what work could sell for £195,300?
Check out the hypnotic work here!
FIX 3 – Art Rotterdam
The moment we’ve all been waiting for: the physical art world is back! On the last day of June, Art Rotterdam will open its doors at the Van Nelle Factory. Known as one of the most energetic and cool contemporary art fairs in Europe, Art Rotterdam will continue into the early days of July.
Book your tickets here!
FIX 4 – Stevenson Amsterdam
Ever been curious to peek inside the real studio of an artist? Here’s your chance: Moshekwa Langa and Viviane Sassen have opened their studio to the public during gallery hours of Stevenson Gallery. Note that this is only possible on Saturdays in May. To make an appointment, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
FIX 5 – TheVOV
TheVOV, a non-profit platform presenting virtual exhibitions, has launched this spring and features 15 of the UK’s leading art organisations. From galleries to museums, this platform is the perfect opportunity to enjoy live and on demand exhibitions for those not yet comfortable to venture out just yet.
To learn more, visit theVOV.
FIX 6 – JR at Pace
On June 4th, Pace will present JR’s “Eye to the World” in London, the gallery’s first London exhibition with the artist. Bringing together artworks from different bodies of work, “Eye to the World” will present JR’s unique view of humanity through his camera lens.
Schedule your visit here pacegallery.com.
FIX 7 – Mr. Doodle: A Multimillion-Dollar Sensation
Fixers, if you haven’t heard of Mr. Doodle, allow us to introduce you. Over the past year, Mr. Doodle has become one of the biggest auction successes under the age of 40. In 2020, his works accumulated nearly 4.7 million in auction houses all over the world in the short window of nine months. In addition to his extraordinary auction performance, the artist did some amazing collaborations with brands like Fendi and PUMA. Interested in keeping up with Mr. Doodle? On May 25th, Christie’s Hong Kong is hosting the live auction ‘Mr Doodle: Caravan Chaos’, a dedicated sale of 30 exceptional pieces selected from the artist’s trailblazing, unique site-specific artwork created in 2015.
Check out his works here christies.com.
FIX 8 – KAWS: HOLIDAY
KAWS just launched the KAWS:HOLIDAY Hot-Air Balloon project. As we navigate through this global pandemic and have no expectations of anyone traveling soon he wanted to bring KAWS: HOLIDAY to you! One of the world’s largest hot-air balloons measuring 42-meters tall potentially coming to your country next in the fall of 2021. KAWS:HOLIDAY UK was the first stop. For more information please visit: DDTStore.com
FIX 9 – Bourse de Commerce to Finally Open Its Doors in Paris This Month
After much anticipation, the new museum of the Pinault Collection will be inaugurated inside Paris’s former stock exchange, Bourse de Commerce, on May 22nd. The Japanese architect Tadao Ando transformed this building into a museum dedicated to contemporary art. The museum, located in the Les Halles District between the Louvre and the Centre Pompidou, will present Pinault’s blue-chip art collection, as well as a number of star loans through temporary exhibitions. This is undoubtedly a great tip for your next trip to Paris, but if you’re curious to experience some live coverage of the opening, keep an eye on the Art Fix Instagram next week.
Book your tickets here.
FIX 10 – Olafur Eliasson Flooded Fondation Beyeler in Basel
If anyone can flood one of the finest museums in the world with pond water and invite wildlife inside, it’s Olafur Eliasson. Yes Fixers, you read that right. For his project “Life”, Eliasson had the Swiss Foundation’s exterior glass facade removed, flooding the museum with water from its outdoor pond. “Increasingly I have grown interested in efforts to consider life not from a human-centric perspective but from a broad, biocentric perspective,” says the artist. “To become aware of perspectives that go beyond what we humans can properly imagine.” Truly one to experience live.
Check it out here!
FIX 11 – Hauser & Wirth Opening in Menorca
Soaking up the Menorca sun and keen for some AC? Hauser & Wirth Menorca will open its doors 17 July for a highly-anticipated Mark Bradford exhibition. The new arts center will also feature an outdoor sculpture trail with works by Louise Bourgeois, Eduardo Chillida, Franz West and others, in dialogue with Isla del Rey’s wildlife and the garden designed by influential landscape designer Piet Oudolf. Get your steps in while seeing the world’s most renowned contemporary artists.
For more information, please visit hauserwirth.com.
FIX 12 – Back to Nature in Villa Borghese
For its second edition of “Back to Nature”, the Villa Borghese in Rome will feature works by Leandro Erlich, Giuseppe Gallo, Michelangelo Pistoletto, Pietro Ruffo, Marinella Senatore and many more. The beautiful show in the gardens will focus on the relationship between art and nature, aiming to make us reflect on the world’s future. Make sure to plan your visit before July 25th!
FIX 13 – Summer in Brooklyn with Amant Foundation
Those who frequent New York’s Brooklyn will be no stranger to hidden gems, so let us introduce you to the most exciting gem of the summer. This summer, American philanthropist and art patron Lonti Ebers will open a $40 million private museum. The space, opening on 5 June, will serve as a nonprofit arts destination and cultural hub, which will include two galleries, a performance space, and studios for resident artists, as well as offices, a bookstore, and a café. Amant aims to encourage artistic research and experimentation and will help artists create and display their work.
For more information, please visit amant.org.
FIX 14 – Jeff Koons: From Gagosian to Pace
There’s big news in the world of art! The world’s most expensive living artist, Jeff Koons, has left his long-term galleries Gagosian and David Zwirner to be exclusively represented by Pace. The gallery’s first collaboration with Koons will take place in 2022 and will be an exhibition of a single sculpture at Pace in Palo Alto, California. “We are excited to support Jeff by exploring his potential together in new ways, and we are proud and privileged to represent him at Pace Gallery,” said Pace CEO and president Marc Glimcher. Why is this a big deal? Because it indicates a fresh start for the artist…. And we can’t wait to see what he has in store for us!
For more information, please visit pacegallery.com.
FIX 15 – Sanford Biggers at Rockefeller Centre
This spring, a 25-foot bronze sculpture commissioned by Art Production Fund will transform Rockefeller Center into an outdoor art space. The 15,500 pound, 25-foot tall bronze sculpture titled “Oracle” is the artist’s largest-scale commission to date. The sculpture is part of Biggers’s “Chimera” series, combining African masks and European figures. The head is based on masks from varius African cultures, including the Maasai religion, while the body is inspired by the ancient Temple of Zeus. If you’re lucky enough to be in the Big Apple this summer, don’t miss this exuberant work.
For more information, please visit rockefellercenter.com
FIX 16 – David Hockney on View in New York, London, Seoul, and Tokyo
A new video work by David Hockney has been unveiled worldwide in some of the most iconic outdoor video screens in London, New York, Seoul and Tokyo. Coming at a time when parts of the world seem to be opening up, the hope and collaboration symbolled in the work is very uplifting. “What does the world look like? We have to take time to see its beauty. That’s what I hope my work will encourage people to do when they see it on the large screens,” explains Hockney. The new video, titled “Remember you cannot look at the sun or death for very long”, will be shown every evening throughout the month of May at the following times and locations:
- London: Piccadilly Circle at 20:21BST
- New York: Times Square, at 23:57EST
- Seoul: Coex K-POP Square at 20:21KST
- Japan: Yunika Vision, Shinjuku at 09:00JST