After a compromising debut and protests against Dana Schutz painting, the Whitney Biennial 2017 continues until June 11th.
Our first selection of seven emerging and established talents who are shaping the Contemporary African Art scene, featured on ArtPremium magazine.
From hinterland to the next epicentre of art, fashion and innovation, West Chelsea welcomes another upcoming gallery initiative in this charming and vibrant 21st century neighbourhood.
Once again the Louis Vuitton Foundation has undertake the challenge of mesmerizing an audience avid for discovering new regions of contemporary art. After the success of “Icônes de l’art moderne” the foundation gives space to our African contemporaries.
Japanese artist Chiharu Shiota immerses her audiences in her installations employing only two colours, red and black, she examines the life and death circle.
Fotofever launches a parcours of Parisian galleries from 20 April through to 1 May during the new Mois de la Photo – OFF
Vija Celmins’s creations depict almost faithfully the world surrounding her. As the viewer inspects the painting, details burst right in front of their eyes unveiling the painter’s subjectivity.
L’Institut du monde Arabe is currently exhibiting The Islamic Treasures of Africa, a show gathering both contemporary and ancient creations from African creators, influenced by islam.
The repatriation of the two looted Chokwe masks to the Dundo Museum in Angola has made international news. Behind this important acquisition is Sindika Dokolo, a highbrow African art collector who resides in Angola.
As a member of different humanitarian organizations, his artistic practice is marked by his social awareness and a visual sensitivity. As a young child Lyon became aware of the limitations of human life after the loss of his older brother, Andrew; the discovery of...
Chul Hyun Ahn Born in Busan, South Korea, artist Chul Hyun Ahn received his bachelor degree from the Fine Arts Department of the Chugye University of Arts in Seoul; he later pursued his academic studies in the United States graduating from the Maryland Institute...
Art Basel Hong Kong opens to the general public on March 23, but ArtPremium’s team gathered for you the highlights of the fair so you don’t miss them.
Anish Kapoor once famously said that for there to be new objects, there had to be new space. Impregnated with the possibilities, the artist’s work reveals the truth in his paradoxical conversation between the void and the perceptible. The quality of Kapoor’s journey into the hither and thither of the Other is one of mystery and introspection.
“Many people are curious to know how I express artistically as a businessman and at the same time, as a collector. They want me to tell some dramatic story or a vivid moment in my life that triggered this passion in me to become an artist.” The eternal smile...
Karim Rashid’s vision of the future is a universe where his designs transmit human ideals such as beauty and transcendence. The ideology behind Rashid’s architecture and his objects aims at contributing to life’s enjoyment in a world where products set the pace of our life styles.
ZEITZ MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART AFRICA (Zeitz MOCAA) is set to make its grand opening, on the 23rd of September 2017, with Isaac Julien’s Ten Thousand Waves (2010) projecting on nine screens in its atrium. Even as a work in progress, the project has created a phenomenon and an incredible media buzz. Its executive director and chief curator Mark Coetzee reveals what it takes to make this dream a reality.
Lagos Photo Festival 2016 is currently taking place until the 21th of November in the burgeoning Nigerian city of Lagos. The title of this year’s event “Rituals and Performance: Inherent Risk” emphasizes photography’s nature as a visual track of reality enabling to perpetuate gender roles as well as other cultural constructions in our contemporary society.
Yun Cheagab, the artistic director of Busan Biennale 2016, explains why the exhibition format of biennials is most effective on a lower budget and in cities where cultural capital and assets are relatively deficient. In a city like Busan. Until the 30th of November...
The Mona Lisa cannonaded by bouquets of flowers, the Girl with a Pearl Earring on the point of tears, these are the fantastical reality of Lee Lee Nam’s dreams.
Brigitte Waldach’s art is, in some manner, like a piece of writing. Not the fictitious or romanticised, but a journalistic essay. Like peeling off the layers of an onion, the artist dissects historical events and contemplates on the universality of the human experience.
In an effort to highlight and perhaps to alleviate the weight of crimes inherited from past generations, young artists such as The_Kid, combine different iconographies in order to grasp the future of a seemingly lost generation and to find a sense of reason amongst the rubble.
For two generations, our global environment has been transformed through data sharing via the Internet. Galleries and museums are no longer the exclusive space to exhibit works of art; and yet, screens are not the only medium for display. Therefore, we are required to...
A cultural landmark bears the responsibility of creating genuine dialogue with the public, to live up to the country’s history, and to play into Seoulites’ collective memory. A retrospective look into South Korean design history and how the establishment of the...
From October 19, 2016 to January 15, 2017, Canada welcomes the Biennale of Montreal, an unparalleled event in the country’s landscape. In 2014, seeking to attain a wider audience and to open up the international art scene, the Montreal Biennale changed its formula. Philippe Pirotte, director of the Staatliche Hochschule für Bildende Künste in Frankfurt was appointed as director of this year’s edition together with four other members: Kitty Scott, Corey McCorkle, Aseman Sabet and Sylvie Fortin.
It is an "extra-ordinary" and unique “mogulesque” framework, that has unfurled, on a territory of approximately 97 000 km2, 70% of which is mountainous; an economy and an architectonic hierarchy of culture and contemporary art! South Korea barely covers 1/5th of...
The Parisian auction house, Blanc-Manteaux Auction, is to host, in partnership with Futur en Seine 2016, an unprecedented exhibit-auction on digital art on 18-19 June 2016. This weekend, 90 pieces of technological art by 60 plus artists who gained prominence in the market from 1956 to 2016 will be up for bids.
Harvard University’s 365th Commencement for the class of 2016 was held on Thursday 26 May, where the illustrious artist El Anatsui received an honorary doctorate degree.
The Museum of Modern art in Castilla y Leon is fostering an ambitious project baptised with the name, The iris of Lucy in honour of Lucy, the ancestor of our species, the homo sapiens. But the exhibition restores what was stolen: Lucy was rebaptised by the Afar...
In recent years, the world has been focusing their lenses on China, a country under incredible transformation. Forty years after the Cultural Revolution, Chinese contemporary art thrives under the pretense of political reformation and rapid economic growth. It has no...
Contemporary art is a looking glass through which we understand the world we live in. Artists provide pieces, via their artworks, to the puzzle that makes Africa.
The May edition of the Africa Now auction is fast-approaching. On the 22nd of this month, the first-of-its-kind sales of the African Modern and Contemporary Art department at Bonhams will feature one of the earlier works by the Ghanaian master, El Anatsui.
“Making Africa – A Contemporary Continent of Design”, an exhibition presented at the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, features a selection of 120 contemporary artists and designers sharing a common objective: to illustrate Africa’s transformation.
This time, we take you to discover Israel’s contemporary art scene. Art collectors, curators, museums directors and artists were interviewed for this issue to give our readers a thorough view on Israel’s compelling art landscape.
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ArtPremium, in this striking edition, endeavours to reveal a master narrative existing among contemporary artists to illuminate with their artistic consciouness the munificent dimensions beyond the visible.
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In an effort to break into the flourishing Asia market, this edition spotlights, in more than 100 pages of content, the contemporary art and design landscape in South Korea.
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