“the government hopes to nearly double the proportion of the population that engages with museums in the country, both through an increase in brick-and-mortar institutions and through improved and expanded websites and mobile apps. In addition, new virtual reality and augmented reality technology will be increasingly integrated into South Korean institutions, according to the proposal. The ministry will also work to expand its art conservation system from state-run institutions to regional ones.” https://news.artnet.com/art-world/korea-embarks-on-museum-building-boom-1583464?utm_content=buffer5d619&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=news&fbclid=IwAR3JcXTwp5Hv-YG-yGa7D5gTZ
"The turn of events follows the publication of an investigative report by the Guardian, which revealed Peel to be the co-owner of an Israeli cyberweapons corporation whose software has allegedly been used by authoritarian regimes to spy on dissidents." http://artasiapacific.com/News/ParaSiteAnnouncesYanaPeelResignationFromBoard?fbclid=IwAR2g7EM3uX0rWSn4r9FDhk_-mG4vzO1v4_pBiJTMxGx_paVa1cvtu1WWo2I
ArtSG will be postponed from 2019 TO 2020 There have been different developments relating to ArtSG. First, Art Basel’s parent company axed this fair to stem losses sustained by the company. The fair has then been asked to postpone its launch date by about 3 weeks to coincide with SINGAPORE Biennale. Organisers have decided to postpone the far. The reason given for postponement: a year is needed for ARTSG to prepare for the next fair. “The dates for the first edition of ART SG, the Singapore based international art fair, will now take place from 30 October – 1 November, 2020....The decision to move the dates to give a longer lead time was taken by fair organisers in response to requests from
The nipple debate between artists, art educators, museum curators, activists, as well as Facebook employees.... “Last spring, Facebook released an updated policy toward nudity, which allowed for paintings and sculptures that depict nude figures. (In the past, even major museums have found themselves in social-media jail for posting photos of antique sculptures including the Venus of Willendorf.) But restrictions still apply to fine-art photographs that contain nudity. (Under Facebook’s terms, women’s nipples are not allowed to be displayed except in very specific contexts, such as photographs of breastfeeding, or to depict the aftermath of mastectomy surgery. Men, meanwhile, have no such rul
“The main problem is that soas has struggled in a more competitive environment. The old system of state grants helped support universities that did a lot of language teaching. Nowadays in England most of their funding comes from tuition fees, and since 2015 universities have been free to recruit as many students as they want. In the words of an internal soas memo, rival institutions “went growth-mad”, with King’s College and Queen Mary University London hoovering up students. soas initially responded by lowering its admission standards to attract more applicants. It has since changed tack, raising the bar in order to maintain its position in league tables.....If things don’t improve, soas ma
We stand with our friends in Hong Kong 🙏🙏🙏🙏 “..Local institutions and platforms that officially joined the strike include Asia Art Archive and Para Site. Tai Kwun Centre for Heritage and Arts announced that the JC Contemporary gallery would operate with limited capacity. The Hong Kong Arts Centre remained open but actively welcomed protesters in need of water and first aid as their venue is close to the Legislative Council building. Commercial galleries such as Ben Brown Fine Arts, Simon Lee, Lehmann Maupin, Gallery Exit, Karin Weber Gallery and Galerie Ora-Ora closed their doors for a day. Henrietta Tsui, director of Galerie Ora-Ora, explained her decision to close the gallery in order
Happy to find many Asian friends on The Most Important Galleries In The World list, as well as new blood from countries like Ethiopia, Cape Town, Kosovo. 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼 1. Mariane Ibrahim, Mariane Ibrahim Gallery, Seattle.
2. Commonwealth and Council, Yang Chung, Los Angeles.
3. Proyectos Ultravioleta, Stefan Banchoam, Guatemala City
4. Lulu, Martin Soto Climent and Chris Sharp, Mexico City
5. Queer Thoughts, Luis Miguel Bendaña and Sam Lipp, New York
6. Isla Flotante, Leopol Jose Maria Mones Cazon, Buenos Aires.
7. Ortuzar Projects, Ales Ortuzar, New York
8. Good Weather, Haynes Riley, Little Rock, Arkansas
9. Stephen Cheng, Stephen Cheng, Hong Kong
10. Nova Cont