This December of 2021 the new ‘House of Culture’ has launched in the Moscow city center. The building GES-2 converted for the cultural use is a decommissioned power station on the Bolotnaya Embankment. The renovation was led by the famous Italian architect Renzo Piano who also worked on a Centre Pompidou.

Art Basel Miami 2021

Combining art exhibitions with an intense program of cultural activities, exhibitions, parties, and multidisciplinary events in music, film, architecture, and design, Art Basel Miami took place from December 2 to 5.

The Magritte Machine

The exhibition The Magritte Machine at the Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza is the first retrospective on René Magritte (1898-1967) to be held in Madrid since the event organised by the Fundación Juan March in 1989. After its Madrid showing it will travel to the CaixaForum in Barcelona. The exhibition’s title refers to its focus on the systematic element present in the work of this … More

Dialogue 40 | Crixo Aponte

BIO: Crixo Aponte is a sculptor and architect born in Caracas, Venezuela in 1973, where at an early age studied drawing, painting, photography and color. After achieving his degree in Architecture, Crixo ventured to France, Italy and Spain, where he practiced while dedicating himself to studying and experimenting with different forms of sculpting. Upon his … More

teamLab Art Museum: a ‘body immersive’ exhibition

teamLab Planets is a museum located in Toyoso,Tokyo where you can walk through water, and a garden where you become one with the flowers. There are a total of nine artworks, including four massive exhibition spaces and two gardens. By immersing the entire body with other people in these massive body immersive artworks, the boundary between … More

Dialogue 39 | Erin Haldrup-Perrazzelli

The painting [Creation] is a meditation on what it means to create and to have literal fertility or just fertile expression. The mother is holding a paintbrush in her mouth because she can’t use her hands anymore – so she’s temporarily disabled but she’s definitely still creating because she made her children! She’s using her … More

Dialogue 38 | Christina Massey

BIO: Christina Massey’s work has exhibited extensively in over a dozen solo exhibitions including such locations as the Blackbird Gallery in NYC, Dacia Gallery in NYC, Noyes Art Museum in Atlantic City, Rush Arts Galleries in NYC and Brown University in Providence, RI. She has won multiple awards for her work including most recently an … More

Dialogue 37 | Hira Kazmi

BIO: Hira Kazmi is an internationally featured illustrator based in Pakistan. Her work embodies societal taboos. Every illustration that she makes, every endeavor that she undertakes has within her heart a mission for breaking stereotypes and bring social justice. Although she is a mere speck in this world she knows, one day it will make … More

Dialogue 36 | Pablo Caviedes

BIO My artistic process reflects my life experience, with the cultures of the places in which I have lived, constantly shifting and shaping it. These places include Ecuador (my native country), Paris, Barcelona, and currently New York. It developed through the study of concepts and subjects that either touched or intrigued me, such as human … More

Dialogue 35 | Reishabh Kailey

Hi Reishabh! Thanks so much for taking time out of your busy schedule for us! So, take us back to the beginning… I was born in the capital of India, New Delhi. Growing up in the very urban capital, I was surrounded by excessive amounts of both: toxic air and toxic masculinity. So, I left … More

Dialogue 34 | Salvatore Garau

BIO Salvatore Garau (b. 1953) is an Italian artist from the Mediterranean island of Sardinia. Garau studied at the Accademia di Belle Arti di Firenze, where he graduated in 1974. In 1977 he became the drummer of the progressive rock group Stormy Six. After the group disbanded he became a visual artist. He had his first solo show in 1984. He … More

Dialogue 33 | Pete Rey

BIO Rey’s creative journey began at a young age, initially signed to BritArt at the age of 21, selling abstract fine art photography prints. Rey then applied his creative talents to create an international production company, completing a large number of worldwide commissions, from which a love of travel and the world’s beauty in photography … More

Reflecting Forward by Studio Irma

Studio Irma x Moco Museum presents a new conscious way of living – Reflecting Forward. It’s a Digital Immersive Art exhibition that shows endless connections to reveal what the future can look like. #CelebrateFemaleArtists Moco not only supports but champions women in the arts. Studio Irma is a Contemporary Dutch artist, Gerrit Rietveld Alum, Mother, … More

Cultural Heritage on Erasmus – online event

On 28 June (17:00 CET), Europa Nostra and the Erasmus Student Network will come together in an online event to launch their “Cultural Heritage on Erasmus” Pilot Project as well as publicise the organisations’ cooperation in terms of communication, outreach, and awareness raising. Over the past months, Europa Nostra and ESN have explored synergies between their youth-related activities. The Pilot Project seeks … More

Dialogue 32 | Sangeeta Singh

Artist Statement With fluid line work and highly experimental use of media, I paint intimate portraits, dynamic animal representations and images that border on the abstract. I combine traditional techniques with contemporary sensibilities. With delicate washes, calligraphic contours and expressionistic brush strokes, I create artworks that are at once aesthetically diverse and vibrantly personal. I … More

Hans Op de Beeck (BE) – Danse Macabre

The monumental and monochrome sculpture Danse Macabre evokes both a nostalgic and a melancholic feeling. The carousel looks grey and the horses and carriages seem petrified. In this merry-go-round, time seems frozen, the engine has ground to a halt and all gaiety has disappeared. It has a spooky quality that fluctuates between dream and nightmare. … More

Dialogue 31 | Werner Szendi

BIO Szendi Werner (born in 1966 in Guessing, Austria, childhood and youth in Harmisch, Burgenland) currently lives and works in Vienna and Kritzendorf. He discovered his artistic talent at the age of 16. The creation of several sacral paintings for churches familiarized him early on with the techniques of the Old Masters. He uses pencil, … More

At Home/Being Home: e-residency for emerging artists from Asia & Spain | Open call

ASEF through and Casa Asia are pleased to launch the open call for At Home/Being Home, an e-residency for young emerging artists from the performing arts, music, film and new media sectors. With this e-residency we continue to organise virtual capacity building initiatives in response to the impact of the global pandemic. The residency will consist of a capacity building component and a … More

Dialogue 30 | Leon Bellingan

Artist statement With my art, I try to convey a feeling of serene loneliness and stillness, the inevitable passage of time and nature, and seeing beauty in decay. I am especially inspired by the desert, which I find the most beautiful of landscapes, and reinforces the philosophy of “Less is More”.  While my work can … More

Climate Change and World Heritage

Updating of the “Policy Document on the impacts of Climate Change on World Heritage properties” World Heritage properties are affected by the impacts of climate change at present and in the future. Their continued preservation requires understanding these impacts to their Outstanding Universal Value and responding to them effectively. World Heritage properties also harbour options … More

Dialogue 29 | Pau Escat

Hi Pau! Nice to meet you! Could you tell us about yourself and share the story of how and why you became an artist?  I look for a harmony between color and light. I consider myself a great defender of total freedom of expression in art and I try to avoid classifications. I consider my … More

Reducing Disaster Risk at World Heritage Properties

World Heritage properties and heritage sites in general are exposed to the impacts of natural and man-triggered catastrophic events, which threaten their integrity and may compromise their value. The loss or deterioration of these outstanding properties has severely negative impacts on local and national communities, both because of their cultural importance, and because of their … More

#SOSAfricanHeritage 2021

The German Commission for UNESCO herewith invites UNESCO World Heritage sites and UNESCO Biosphere Reserves in Africa to submit proposals for projects that help them to overcome an existing impairment caused by the COVID 19 pandemic. Up to 20,000 Euro financial support will be provided to selected projects. By providing financial and technical support to … More

Vincent Van Gogh 600-drone show breaks world record

The drones “painted” in the sky works such as The Starry Night and The Sunflowers. A performance by China’s EFYI Group has entered the record books for the longest show involving drones. The performance featured 600 unmanned aerial vehicles with a time of 26 minutes 19 seconds. The show’s organisers enlisted the help of Tianjin University and … More

Dialogue 28 | Irene Hoff

About Irene Hoff For Asia-based Dutch artist Irene Hoff, the world is out of balance, which is evidenced by both the human and environmental challenges we are currently faced with. Irene’s aim is to encourage and support humanity in reclaiming their sovereignty, in overcoming limiting beliefs, and in discovering their personal talents – always with … More

Dialogue 27 | Metodija Jovanov

Artist statement Metodija Jovanov is a fine artist from North Macedonia who mainly focuses on painting with acrylics and oils but as a creative visual artist he also dips his toes in photo and video editing, and collage from time to time. In his art, Metodija explores a wide variety of topics, however his muse is, … More

Dialogue 25 | Danijela Nedeljković

For our 25th dialogue, the mathematician Danijela Nedeljković talks to us about her lively artwork, which can brighten the gloomiest of days! Danijela…first off, thank you for taking your time out to do the interview! Beginnings inspire us and give us hope, so take us back to yours… I’m a mathematician and work with children … More

Germany Returns 14 Art Pieces Stolen During the Nazi Regime

Germany says it has now returned 14 artworks — from a collection looted by the Nazis from Jewish owners — to their rightful heirs. In 2012, during an operation, authorities discovered the collection of more than 1,500 works hidden for decades by Cornelius Gurlitt, who died in 2014. Among the returned works is a drawing … More

Dialogue 24 | Elina V. G.

Elina V.G. is a watercolor artist who explores the beauty of daily life. She seeks to change people’s perception of their surroundings by painting everyday life treasures, because it looks as if we sometimes forget to stop and enjoy them for what they are. Maybe because of that Elina adheres realism in her practice.

Why May 9 is important to me

On the day of May 9, Russians celebrate a Victory day back in 1945 when Hitler was defeated. Russians commemorate people who sacrificed their lives in that cruel human war: women and men, young and old people. It matters to us because every family has its heroes, great grandfathers, and great grandmothers who had to fight for their motherland.

Dialogue 23 | Ana Letícia Barreto

‘…regardless of the language and technique chosen, aesthetics is very important in my work. I like to grab the observer by the beauty, by a refined technique…’ Ana Letícia Barreto The Brazilian writer Guimarães Rosa was right: ‘Everything that changes life comes quietly in the dark, with no warning preparations’. The story of a woman … More

Dialogue 21 | Duncan McAfee

I love contradictions. I playfully reference art history, big ideas and religious iconography and paint them with irreverence, like a game of consequences, grand themes about life and death, time and history, approached with a light touch.

Love is love

Behind the stunning design of the dresses, the exhibition was at the same time sending out a strong social message of freedom, tolerance and rights of every person to love and to beloved. This message came across in the right moment when Serbia is in the process of adopting the legislation on same-sex partnerships, while Montenegro and Croatia were the only countries in the Western Balkan which already adopted the law.

Dialogue 19 | honey & bunny eat art

‘It took us year to understand, that food (and eating) is the most cultural “thing” (object and action) human beings have. Every kind of culture is somehow related to food. On the other hand, from the very beginning, we were very much interested in daily objects and actions.’

Dialogue 18 | Orchestra conductor Santiago J. Otero Vela

Santiago Jesús Otero Vela was born in Málaga (Spain), where he studied piano, trombone and percussion. Despite his extensive instrumental training, conducting has always been his strongest vocation, in which he has focused all of his efforts by always searching for a distinctive value and the highest interpretative and technical quality. 

Hackearte by Saladentro Gallery

En medio de tanta incertidumbre, cabe la seguridad de que el arte no será el mismo después dela experiencia planetaria del confinamiento universal, que ha hecho estallar las convicciones, que ha mostrado que el capitalismo no da más y que ha hecho evidente algo que está allí y que no queríamos verlo: el malestar de la cultura. Nada volverá a ser igual.

Women Making History in Opera by Julia Benzinger

Storytelling is a way our species has explained events, explored meaning and purpose, and examined common values. Women have always created and they have always led but their contributions have either been simply erased or relegated to token status, and their works dismissed as somehow less genius than their male counterparts’.

‘Those shapes did not satisfy me’ – Nastya

My art is applied, sometimes combining three functions: utilitarian, aesthetic and artistic. But I want to give up direct functionality in my art. I create objects, and provide an opportunity to “animate” them the way that the person – who decided to acquire my art object – wishes. My objects are self-sufficient and free of purpose.


Franchise Freedom is a performative art installation by DRIFT exploring the relationship between man, nature and technology.

London Art Fair 2020

Returning for its 33rd edition, this year the fair presents 63 galleries in a digital format. Until Sunday 31st January you can discover, browse and enquire upon selected works through the Viewing Rooms, featuring audios and written commentaries narrated by the galleries. You can also access it through Artsy website, check the entire online catalogue … More

Art Moscow Online for CCI

This Thursday, January 28, 2021, the international forum Art Moscow Online will take place online, which will be the opening event of the cultural calendar of major events in 2021.

2021 – New Postpones, Why?

In the past 2020, biennials, art fairs, exhibitions were postponed or even canceled … Although people hoped for 2021 as a period of recovery and relief from the unprecedented and stressful situation of the 21st century, in reality, little has changed …

Artsy Gallery Insights: 2021 Report – Overview

Artsy researchers focused their attention this year on the COVID-19 pandemic, including its impact on sales and marketing practices in the gallery sector. And, for the first time, this report explores diversity in the industry, taking a hard look at the experiences of gallery owners and directors who identify as Black, Indigenous, or people of color (BIPOC).


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