The daughter of deceased Brazilian artist Lygia Pape says LG Electronics, Inc. is using images of one of her mother’s works without permission for a smartphone marketing campaign, despite being told not to do that.
By James Tarmy, Bloomberg
Museums have a reputation for saving their “serious” exhibitions for the winter, spring, and fall — the Whitney Biennial, the Shchukin Collection at the Fondation Louis Vuitton, the David Hockney retrospective at the Tate, for instance. Summer, when patrons and donors and critics are on vacation, is supposedly the time for low-budget follies.
By Sam L. Marcelo
Over four days in May, citizens of the international art world — artists, curators, collectors, critics, and camp followers — descended upon the sinking city of Venice to preview the 57th International Art Exhibition. Oligarchs moored their super yachts along the Arsenale stop, while plebeians stepped off vaporettos churning through the Grand Canal.
By Camille Anne M. Arcilla
This year’s edition of Art Fair Philippines drew about 40,000 visitors to the Makati car park it was held in, which could be a good indication that the art scene is indeed booming in the country. While it is a positive development, some artists and art enthusiasts are skeptical about why the number of art fair attendees is growing every year — they believe that most people attend the art fair (and visit galleries) to scout for potential backdrops for “selfies.”
By John L. Silva
GIVEN THAT immigrants and migrants these days are being demonized, made the pariah in many countries including the once immigrant friendly United States, the ongoing exhibition Afterwork at the Ilham Gallery in Kuala Lumpur is quite pertinent.