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Aug 27 2014

Nalini Malani wins St. Moritz Art Masters Lifetime Achievement Award

by Vanessa Woo
Nalini Malani wins St. Moritz Art Masters Lifetime Achievement Award

On August 24, at the seventh annual St. Mortiz Art Masters festival (8/22–31), held in Engadine, Switzerland, Nalini Malani took home the St. Moritz Art Masters Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of her outstanding accomplishments in the field of contemporary art. Created in 2008 by Cartier, the award celebrates new developments in contemporary art, and former recipients have included Ai Weiwei, Oscar Niemeyer, William Klein and Ilya and Emilia Kabakov. With the focus of this year’s St. Mortiz Art Masters on contemporary Indian art, the award could not have come at a better time for Malani. As part of winning the award, she is invited to showcase an exhibition during the festival.

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Aug 12 2014

Tony Albert Wins Prestigious Telstra Award For Indigenous Art

by Nicole Ching
Tony Albert Wins Prestigious Telstra Award For Indigenous Art

Following his win of the 2014 Basil Sellers Art Prize two weeks ago, for Once Upon A Time, for which he received AUD 100,000 (USD 92,780), Tony Albert again makes news by winning the Telstra Award.

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Jul 15 2014

Spring 1883: New Art Fair To Launch in Melbourne

by Michael Young
Spring 1883: New Art Fair To Launch in Melbourne

Three young Australian gallerists will launch a new art fair in Melbourne this August as a direct rival to the long established Melbourne Art Fair (MAF), which will run concurrently during the same month.

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Aug 20 2014

Art Censorship Shakes Gwangju Biennale

by Vanessa Woo
Art Censorship Shakes Gwangju Biennale

On August 18, Lee Yong-woo, president of the Gwangju Biennale Foundation, announced his decision to resign over controversy surrounding a satirical painting of South Korean president Park Geun-hye. 

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Jul 16 2014

Japanese Conceptual Artist On Kawara: 1933–2014

by Susanna Chen
Japanese Conceptual Artist On Kawara: 1933–2014

On July 10, the passing of On Kawara, a Japanese-born painter and conceptual artist, was confirmed by David Zwirner, the gallery which represented the artist since 1999, with an announcement posted on its website. He was 81 years old.

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Jul 11 2014

Christopher Y. Lew Appointed Associate Curator of New York’s Whitney Museum

by Jacqueline Liu
Christopher Y. Lew Appointed Associate Curator of New York’s Whitney Museum

On July 9, the Whitney Museum of American Art announced the appointment of Christopher Y. Lew as its new associate curator. Assuming the role this summer, Lew will contribute to the Whitney’s contemporary program.

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