Banksy has just lent a picture to the Southampton General Hospital. It will remain of view in a foyer near their emergency department on the third floor until the autumn but will then go to auction to raise funds for the National Health Service. Very generous of him.
In light of global health concerns regarding COVID-19 (coronavirus) and following advice and restrictions from local, national, international and health authorities, Frieze NY 2020 has moved from Randall’s Island Park to a laptop near you.
Cathie Pilkington RA has been elected as the new Keeper of the Royal Academy. She was elected as a Royal Academician in 2014 and served as Professor of Sculpture from 2015-19.
The Turner Prize-winning British artist Damien Hirst has collaborated with Snapchat on a new augmented reality experience that allows users to create their own versions of the artist’s celebrated Spin paintings using the Snapchat camera.
Germano Celant (1940-2020) the Italian art historian, critic and curator who coined the term ” Arte Povera ” (poor art) in 1967 has died from complications due to the COVID19 virus, age 80.
The Brooklyn-based Art Collective MSCHF has purchased a £25k Damien Hirst spot print and cut out the dots.
The 2020 Serpentine Pavilion designed by the Johannesburg-based practice Counterspace will not be built this year because of the COVID19 crisis.
Sue Davies, who founded The Photographers’ Gallery in London’s Covent Garden in 1971 has died age 87.
In its Future Menorca Space Using New HWVR Technology Hauser & Wirth have announced their first VR exhibition in the new space. The exhibition features works by Louise Bourgeois, Mark Bradford, Charles Gaines, Ellen Gallagher, Jenny Holzer, Roni Horn, Luchita Hurtado, Mike Kelley, Glenn Ligon, Damon McCarthy, Paul McCarthy, Bruce Nauman, Lorna Simpson and Lawrence Weiner.
The three artists to be shortlisted for the annual BP Portrait Award 2020 have been announced. The exhibition will open virtually on Tuesday 5 May while the National Portrait Gallery, London is temporarily closed due to the current Coronavirus pandemic.
The highly anticipated Philadelphia Museum of Art solo exhibition by the Irish/American artist Sean Scully has been postponed. The announcement was made today 20/04/2020.
The Turner Prize-winning British artist Damien Hirst has created a new rainbow work to show support for the National Health Service (NHS) in the current Coronavirus crisis.
Salvador Dalí was an enigma, perhaps never more so than in his engagement with religion. An exhibition currently touring the US demonstrates the divided and dualistic nature of that relationship. ‘Salvador Dalí’s Stairway to Heaven
The Health Secretary Matt Hancock has briefed the nation on COVID19 in front of a painting by YBA artist Damien Hirst. The painting chosen from the Government Art Collection is in-situ in the cabinet minister’s office.
The Danish Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson has announced a new Earth Day project in association with the Serpentine Galleries.
Who would have thought early February when Art Basel Hong Kong was cancelled that the coronavirus crisis was going to spread like lighting to everywhere else on the planet
An emergency appeal has been launched by the Charleston Trust, the keepers of the Bloomsbury Group’s country retreat Charleston. The Trust is looking to raise £400,000 for staffing, upkeep and essential repairs, resulting from loss of funds due to the COVID19 crisis.
The Paul Hamlyn Foundation has created a £20m emergency fund and will this year split its £1m visual artists and composers’ awards amongst EVERY eligible entrant.
8 April 2020
London’s National Gallery is cleverly telling the Easter story through paintings in their collection. The story of the events leading up to and following the Crucifixion, known as the Passion of Christ is explored.
The 252nd Summer Exhibition, at the Royal Academy which was due to open in June, has been rescheduled for autumn 2020 due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Sotheby’s has announced significant redundancies, staff hiatuses, and pay cuts as a result of the Coronavirus.
The appeal to save artist and filmmaker Derek Jarman’s Prospect Cottage for the nation has successfully reached its £3.5-million target in just ten weeks, with a final total of £3,624,087.
31 March 2020
Police have launched a criminal investigation and are reviewing security footage after a painting by Vincent van Gogh was stolen during the early hours of Monday morning from The Singer Laren museum in the town of Laren in Holland. The public gallery is currently closed due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The coronavirus has been responsible for a major crisis in the art world. Museums and galleries have slammed their doors shut. Increasingly the only way to look at art, in the present situation, is to look at it on a computer screen – or, at a pinch, on the screen of your mobile phone. This is creating a ‘viral’ phenomenon.
Well well, we all knew this was coming. TEFAF Maastricht is currently under fire for infecting the upper echelons of the art world with up to 50 cases of the Coronavirus. It has been linked to over 300 international exhibitors who unwittingly took the virus back to their home countries.
Manifesta 13, the European Nomadic Biennial which originated in the early 1990s in response to the political, economic, and social change following the end of the Cold War, has been postponed because of the COVID-19 crisis. It was due to take place at various venues in Marseille, France 7 June – 1 December 2020