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ArtInternational is Istanbul’s newest contemporary art fair, which aims to provide a bridge between the eastern and western worlds of art, due to its advantageous location on the map.
Street art is a style of visual art that has developed on streets around the world. Generally the work is unsanctioned, and often has legal action taken against it, but the term encompasses work that is commissioned as well. The scope of great street artists is huge, but Ultra Vie have picked our favourite street artists and their works for you to look at.
Paris Sketchbook by Jason Brooks brings together 200 drawings, sketches, collages and notes in the form of a beautifully illustrated journal, which aims to give the audience a deeper understanding of Parisian life. Published by Laurence King in May 2013, Paris Sketchbook presents a year-long, seasonal repertoire of why the French capital is adored by so many.
The Renaissance Photography Prize is an international photography award that celebrates photography, from both emerging and established photographers from around the globe, in an attempt to raise funds to support young women with breast cancer. The shortlist for the 2013 Renaissance Photography Prize was recently announced, following over 1000 entries from photographers all over the world.
“A former banana-ripening warehouse on the Thames that has been home to London’s for 24 years has been sold to Zaha Hadid’s architecture practice, it will be announced on Monday.The sale will provide a boost – estimated to be in the region of £10m – to fundraising for the museum’s planned £80m move to the Commonwealth Institute in west London.”
The Photographers’ Gallery proudly presents its annual exhibition, FreshFaced and WildEyed, a substantial collection of imaginative pieces from recent graduates of photographic courses across the UK. Currently taking place (9 – 21 July), the sixth installment will continue to nurture young talent from a range of specialised fields, fresh out of photographic education. FreshFaced and WildEyed 2013 will attract some of the nation’s snappiest photographers to London and place them all under one roof.
Running until 22nd September, Sudanese artist Ibrahim El-Salahi will be the subject of a major retrospective titled ‘A Visionary Modernist’, held at the Tate Modern. The exhibition will draw upon 100 pieces of art, from over 5 decades, highlighting his importance as an international artist throughout the years.
Bold Tendencies is a unique project which is dedicated to showcasing exclusive new work by international artists. The non-profit commissioning initiative is currently taking place (30 June – 30 September 2013) on the top four floors of an unused multi-storey car park in Peckham, South London. Bold Tendencies works to support and encourage the vision of artists, providing a platform for their work to gain recognition and, hopefully, praise.
From 1 October 2013 to 2 January 2014, the V&A will host ‘Tomorrow’, a major site-specific installation which will transform five former textile galleries into an apartment belonging to a fictional, elderly architect. ‘Tomorrow’ has been devised by leading contemporary artists, Michael Elmgreen and Ingar Dragset, and will feature over 100 objects from V&A collections as well as various items sourced from antique markets.
Beginning this weekend on Saturday 6th of July, and running until the 29th September, the Roayal Academy of Arts will host Mexico: A Revolution in Art, 1910 – 1940. This fascinating exhibition will examine the thirty-year period of artistic inspiration and creativity which took place in Mexico in the early 20th century. Over 120 paintings and photographs will be on display, including works from both public and private collections across the Americas and Europe.
A round-up of this week’s art news | 15th June – 21st June
Collecting Gauguin: Samuel Courtauld in the ‘20s, is the first of a new series of special summer exhibitions which will display the highlights of The Courtauld Gallery’s extensive permanent collection. Collecting Gauguin, which will run from 20th June – 8th September 2013, will focus on Samuel Courtauld’s collection of works by iconic Post-Impressionist artist Paul Gauguin.