Five Transversal Artists Bridging the Gap Between Sight and Sound

Most artists specialize in one field and work on refining a specific set of skills. The artists mentioned below come from very different backgrounds and fields of study, but all their works prove that artists can successfully work in multiple disciplines, experiment with multi-sensory projects, and find a place in the world of contemporary art.

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Art in the Nursery

What makes an art collection an enjoyable endeavour (and a wise investment) is diversification according to your different spaces and the different dimensions of your artistic interests. The nursery and playroom may be somewhat unexpected spaces for fine art, but they present an opportunity to explore, expand, and inspire.

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A Case for Art’s Sake: The Value of Hanging Art in Any Space

For those who are tasked with decorating a home or office, especially for those who have dipped but a toe into the art market, the prospect of starting an art collection can be quite daunting. Here are the four reasons why you should think, and think carefully, about prioritising artwork in any interior design project.

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Market Art Fair 2018 - Stockholm Art Week

The 13th edition of Market Art Fair will take place this week between Thursday, April 12th through Sunday, April 15th in Stockholm, Sweden at the Liljevalchs Konsthall on the Royal Djurgården. The fair aims to showcase emerging artists in the Scandinavian art scene, featuring 35 galleries from eight different Nordic cities.

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Joe Reihsen's 'Structural Color' @The Hole

Contemporary art gallery in the Lower East Side, The Hole saw its second solo exhibit with Joe Reihsen open on March 8. Titled Structural Color, Reihsen is known for pioneering a new way of painting in the abstract.

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Kim Dorland's 'Same Old Future' @Arsenal Contemporary

Kim Dorland’s Same Old Future, currently showing at Arsenal Contemporary, comments on the strange relationship between humans and nature, and how interactions between the two show how disconnected they have become, while maintaining a reciprocal, if not necessarily constructive, relationship.

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Andrés Mérida Paints Live Alongside Guitarist Daniel Casares in Manhattan  

Flamenco Festival NY 2018: A performance of ‘Picassares’ by Flamenco guitarist Daniel Casares in Manhattan drew on a special collaboration with Spanish contemporary artist Andres Mérida, who joined the band on stage to paint live; merging music, dance and art.

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Top picks @VOLTA NY 2018

Returning to Pier 90 for its 11th edition, the Armory Week satellite fair VOLTA NY presented its annual selection of contemporary art galleries through Sunday 11th of March. This year, the fair featured 85 galleries from 48 cities worldwide offering an engaging insight into the creative minds of leading and emerging international artists. Here is a selection of our favourite artists presented in this edition.

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Top picks @Armory Show 2018

The Armory Show came to a close yesterday after several days worth of highly anticipated art related events in and around Manhattan. Here is our (by no means expansive) top selections of works that particularly stood out this year.

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The Armory Show 2018

The Armory Show will hit Manhattan on Thursday, March 8 and run until Sunday, March 11. How is this fair an integral part of the New York City art scene and the global art world at large, and what can you expect from this cultural nexus in its 24th year?

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Interview with Moley Talhaoui

Born in Sweden to Moroccan parents, Moley Talhaoui is a self-taught artist who mainly works with acrylic and oil on canvas. From his studio in Stockholm, the artist talks us through his practice in his own words.

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Spencer Finch’s Lost Man Creek

Artist Spencer Finch teamed up with Public Art Fund and Save the Redwoods League in order to create a miniature forest in the heart of downtown Brooklyn. The exhibit contains roughly 4,000 Dawn Redwoods in a topographical environment that mimics a 790-acre portion of California’s Redwood National Forest, but at 1:100 scale.

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Gallery Spotlight: 4 Art Exhibitions in the LES

Four galleries in Manhattan's lower east side with exhibitions worth seeing between February and April; Lyles & King, Grimm, Jack Hanley & Canada Gallery.

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Tarsila do Amaral: Inventing Modern Art in Brazil

In the search for Brazil’s national identity in the post-colonial age, Amaral spear-headed the ‘Anthropophagy’ movement in the 20’s, inspired by the symbolic consumption - or artistic ‘cannibalism’ of outside influences to create something distinctly Brazilian. "Inventing Modern Art in Brazil" is the largest retrospective of her work in the US to date, through June 3rd.

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Zona Maco 2018

Just as the economy and society have seen revolutionary unification in the global digital age, Latin American art has experienced an upsurge in attention and collection over the past two decades. With an expanding collector base in Latin America, particularly in Mexico City, the Zona Maco art fair has emerged as a focal international hub showcasing the brilliance of the region and its artists.

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Depicting Humanity: NYC Exhibitions January - February 2018

As issues of human rights and interpersonal to international conflict remain at the forefront of global conversation, one may turn to art as an outlet where complicated questions about individual and group consciousness can be considered. Here are 3 NYC gallery exhibitions in which artists confront humanity’s shortcomings and pose the potential for healing. 

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Feast for the Eyes: Art and Taste

Consider the senses of sight and taste, the “predominant” faculties for artwork and food, respectively. By exploring the link between our perception of things like colour and composition and our experience of things like flavour and aroma, we can understand why art may be significant to how we enjoy food.

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Judy Chicago’s ‘PowerPlay: A Prediction' at Salon 94

The current exhibition at Salon 94 in the Lower East Side of works by celebrated feminist artist, Judy Chicago, is a prime example of this very inherent value of art. Emerging out of the complex climate of the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s where the social discourse was significantly preoccupied with gender inequality and racial discrimination, Chicago’s works are as poignant today as they were then. 

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Mystic Geometry: Mapping the Human Experience Through Art and Spirituality

Contemporary artist, Katerina Lanfranco boldly provides a platform for this discussion with Mystic Geometry, a collection of paintings, sculptures, and recreated ritual paraphernalia currently on show at Nancy Hoffman Gallery.

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Art Basel Miami Beach 2017

The art world descends on Miami Beach next week for the annual event - but what is Art Basel? And why have art fairs become so important to contemporary art galleries today?

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