What To Expect From June Art Fair’s First Online Edition

Founded as an independent project by galleries VI, VII, based in Oslo, and Copenhagen’s Christian Andersen, June Art Fair was conceived as a platform to promote the work of emerging artists and to encourage rediscovery of more established but under-recognised figures. Debuted during Basel Art Week in 2019, the first edition of June Art Fair…

Liz Johnson Artur, Rafael Pavarotti, Raul de Nieves & More Contribute Works To UNITY’s Amazon Rainforest Fundraiser

This month, the Rainforest Foundation introduces a new non-profit organisation, UNITY, bringing together artists from around the world with the mission of raising funds to help protect the Amazon Rainforest and the indigenous communities and organisations who serve and defend this vital land. The charity explains, “The Rainforest Foundation works on-the-ground to secure land rights…

Barbican Commissioned Artist Toyin Ojih Odutola’s Narrative Drawings Rewrite History

From 11 August 2020, Barbican Art Gallery hosts A Countervailing Theory, a site-specific installation for The Curve and the first-ever UK commission by Nigerian-American artist Toyin Ojih Odutola. An epic cycle of new work unfurls across the 90-metre long gallery, exploring an imagined ancient myth conceived by the artist. An immersive soundscape by renowned conceptual sound artist Peter Adjaye fills…

Sadie Coles HQ Screens Martine Syms’ ‘Ugly Plymouths’ Online

Los Angeles born artist Martine Syms has earned wide recognition for a practice that combines conceptual grit, humour and social commentary. Using a combination of video, installation and performance, often interwoven with explorations into technique and narrative, Syms examines representations of Blackness and its relationship to vernacular, feminist thought, and radical traditions. The artist obtained…

Listen To Iggy Pop, Marilyn Minter, Jordan Wolfson & Takashi Murakami’s Bedtime Stories

The New Museum has launched a new project by Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan, called Bedtime Stories, featuring contributions from some of the most eminent names in art and culture, including Iggy Pop, Jeff Koons, Rashid Johnson, David Byrne, Takashi Murakami, Marilyn Minter, Elizabeth Peyton, Jordan Wolfson, Michael Stipe, and Maya Lin. Inviting friends and other artists and performers he admires to keep us…

Camden Art Centre Curator Gina Buenfeld On ‘The Botanical Mind Online’

Exploring indigenous traditions from the Amazon rainforest, alternative perspectives on Western scientific rationalism, and new thinking around plant intelligence, philosophy and cultural theory, The Botanical Mind Online, hosted by London’s Camden Art Centre, investigates the significance of the plant kingdom to human life, consciousness and spirituality across cultures and through time. It positions the plant…

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