Last Friday Swiss haute horology brand Audemars Piguet teamed up with leading art gallery Galerie Perrotin to celebrate the ambitious new work by French artist duo Kolkoz commissioned specifically for Art Basel Miami Beach in an exclusive party. The new piece, Curiosity, drew in over 1000 guests, including artists, collectors and gallerists who arrived by speedboat to the iconic modernist structure of the disused Miami Marine Stadium, where the work was on display. On arrival, audiences were able to enter the structure, which was a snow-covered chalet floating out at sea.
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The third Jameel Prize attracted almost 270 nominations from countries as diverse as Algeria, Brazil, Kosovo, Norway and Russia. A panel of judges, chaired by V&A Director, Martin Roth, had the difficult task of narrowing down the entrants to a shortlist of 10 artists and designers. Those selected will display their art at the Museum from 11 December until 21 April and the overall winner is set to be announced today (10 December). The prize is an international award for contemporary art and design inspired by Islamic tradition. Aiming to explore the links between Islamic traditions of art, craft and design and contemporary work, the prize adds to the wider debate about Islamic culture and its role today.
Currently housed within the top floor gallery of the Tate Liverpool the visitor finds an extensive collection of work relating to left-wing movements and ideology. Common to all work here therefore is the conviction that people working together in concert is better than people working individually. Continuous throughout is evidence of the belief in the equality of all people. These sentiments, it is evinced, are engaged in a quest for social progress in relation to economic systems.
The new single from The Correspondents, Fear and Delight, is out today via From Our Own. The release proceeds next year’s March launch of their debut album, Puppet Loosely Strung. The duo have become renowned for their live shows and have been included in The Telegraph’s “Top Ten Glastonbury Highlights” for the past two years. Producing alternative pop-fueled catchy anthems, Fear and Delight is a continuation of their unique sound. Take a look behind the scenes of their latest music video with exclusive footage.
With the countdown to Christmas well and truly underway, look no further for festive inspiration than the Aesthetica Creative Writing Annual 2014. The perfect gift for any literature lover, the Annual promises to inspire, stimulate and intrigue with an outstanding celebration of poetry and short fiction. This compelling collection unites established and emerging literary talent from across the world, featuring the winners and finalists from this year’s Aesthetica Creative Writing Competition. Covering a broad range of topics, the anthology invites the reader to explore the different facets of contemporary life, resonating on many levels. The collection can be returned to time and time again, sparking a passion for new writing.
Thought Collision Factories is a collection of Oppenheim’s work tracking his sculptural development over 14 years between 1972 and 1986. His endeavour throughout his working life was to make ideas material. Currently exhibited at Henry Moore Institute, the visitor finds a variety of this work in a broad range of titled media. Common to all is the intention that the very nature of ideas, chimeras, notions, thinking, is translated metaphorically into matter. The viewer frequently finds, therefore, that Oppenheim’s sculptural events take place through time. Many such events are ephemeral and have warranted an extra level of abstraction in order to be recorded. As works in themselves these speak of well-wrought but graceful precision. Where the nature of ideas is captured with temporal and ephemeral limitations, the recorded abstractions of these suggest the importance of memory.
Today is the last day to get along to Art Basel Miami Beach. This Art Basel show presents premier artwork from across the globe. Over 250 of the world’s leading galleries participate, drawing over 50,000 visitors each year. Since 5 December the sandy beach of Miami has been overrun with the very best of emerging and established art. We pick out some of the best stands to see.
There’s still time to get along to Art Basel Miami Beach. As well as the stunning list of exhibitors, there are eight sectors allowing visitors to explore the many dimensions of Modern and contemporary art including museum-caliber paintings, sculptures and classical photography, as well as works of an outsized scale, precisely curated projects, and site-specific artworks which take advantage of the unique Miami Beach landscape. We take a look at some of the best galleries to see at the fair.
The second day of Art Basel Miami Beach is upon us and there are still hundreds of galleries to check out. Participants from Europe, North America, Latin America, Asia, and Africa make up the impressive list of exhibitors at this year’s event. The different galleries present historical work from the masters of Modern and contemporary art, as well as newly created pieces by emerging stars. If you are unsure of what to see today, with such a vast selection on display, check out some of our recommended stands below.
Advent is well under away and in the midst of carols, Christmas shopping and the increased preparation for the festive period, there’s still plenty of great art out there to enjoy. Escape the bitter winter winds and take a break from all the Christmas planning to make the most of the world’s best art galleries, showcasing some of the finest and most eclectic exhibitions right through December. From the sandy beaches of Miami to the bustling streets of London, here are five of the best to indulge in this Saturday and Sunday.
Exhibitions at Somerset House are always an event, vibrant and full of personality; Fashion Galore! continues along this thread, portraying the life of Isabella Blow (1958-2007) – model, muse, designer and stylist – through over 100 pieces from her own iconic wardrobe.