Virtual Contemporary Istanbul 2020

Contemporary Istanbul, the leading annual art fair celebrating its 15th anniversary is set to launch its online platform proudly sponsored by Akbank, Virtual Contemporary Istanbul, on the 21st December. It will be live until the 6th January 2021 in lieu of the in-person event, which has been postponed this year due to the pandemic. However, […]

From Life to Canvases: Farzin Rahneshin

Farzin Rahneshin considers art as a part of his life. He produces paintings in which he deals with the void and embodies the images in various ways by examining each emotion, living thing and object in life in a deconstructive manner. We had a conversation with the Iranian artist Farzin Rahneshin, about his adventure to […]

Artists’ Letters: Leonardo Da Vinci to David Hockney

Artists’ Letters is an intriguing collection of 100 carefully selected letters from great artists which provide us with a unique insight into their characters and a glimpse into their lives. Letters and notes from Michelangelo, Rembrandt, Goya, Van Gogh, Picasso, Dali, Kahlo, Warhol and Yayoi Kusama are reproduced, some of which include sketches, drawings and […]

1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair 2020, London

Somerset House, London, 8 – 10 October 2020 Highlights: • 36 international exhibitors from across Europe, Africa and North America will showcase work by more than 110 artists at the Somerset House fair and via 1-54 Online Powered by Christie’s • Christie’s also to host a 1-54 pop-up exhibition at the Duke Street Gallery at […]

Goya’s Ghosts

The painter Goya becomes involved with the Spanish Inquisition when his muse, Ines, is arrested by the church for heresy. Director Milos Forman used Goya’s drawings, especially the series titled “Los Caprichos” (“The Caprices”), for visual inspiration, and the cinematography can truly be called painterly. Like the Goya prints being examined by the good fathers […]

Tenet

The sci-fi action movie Tenet, directed by Christopher Nolan, tackles the twisted values of artworks and the intrigues swirling in the backstage, using the art market as a crime scene. The protagonist, John David Washington plays a CIA agent. Armed with only one word – Tenet – and fighting for the survival of the entire […]