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Exploring renewal and resilience at the 2024 Diriyah Contemporary Art Biennale

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Source: Stirworld

The 2024 Diriyah Contemporary Art Biennale (February 20 – May 24, 2024), is a transformative beacon in the heart of the historic town just outside of Riyadh. Titled After Rain, the Biennale, under the guidance of Artistic Director Ute Meta Bauer and co-curated by Ana Salazar Herrera, Rahul Gudipudi, Rose Lejune, Wejdan Reda and Anca Rujoiu, embarks on a journey of revitalisation and renewal against the backdrop of a nation undergoing rapid social evolution.

The Biennale hosts a diverse cohort of 92 artists from 43 countries, with a significant representation from the Gulf region. It serves as a testament to the growing significance of contemporary art in Saudi Arabia and the wider Middle East, offering a platform for discussion, reflection and communal engagement. Not only does the Biennale take an intergenerational approach, but its view is also interdisciplinary, with writers and poets, botanists, architects, scientists, planners and chefs all taking part alongside visual artists.

Read more: https://www.stirworld.com/see-features-exploring-renewal-and-resilience-at-the-2024-diriyah-contemporary-art-biennale2

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Phillips’s evening sale of 20th-century and contemporary art in London comes up short, despite healthy mid-level bidding

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Source: The Art Newspaper

Phillips’s evening sale of 20th-century and contemporary art was held in the afternoon in London on Thursday (7 March), seemingly to help ease the jam-packed schedule of auctions taking place in the British capital this week. As a whole, the sale brought in £10.9m before accounting for fees, just below the low end of the auction house’s estimates. The same sale last year fetched nearly double, £20.3m (with fees).

Phillips expected this year’s auction to bring in between £11.7m and £16.4m after three lots were pulled, two before the beginning of the sale and a work by German artist Martin Kippenberger after the auction began. The two paintings withdrawn before the sale were La petite pêcheuse (1879) by Pierre-Auguste Renoir, which had been estimated to sell for between £900,000 and £1.2m, and an untitled Wade Guyton with an £800,000 to £1m estimate.

Read more: https://www.theartnewspaper.com/2024/03/07/phillips-london-sale-falls-short-estimates-warhol-princess-diana

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Discover the Vibrant World of Japanese Contemporary Art Exhibition at Sands Gallery

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Source: Plataforma

Bringing together the support of esteemed organizations such as the Kyoto Prefecture of Japan, the City Government of Kyoto, the Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO), and the Macao Trade and Investment Promotion Institute (IPIM), this multi-dimensional exhibition co-organised by Sands China represents the company’s commitment in promoting art and cultural diversity in Macao.

Highlighting Japanese Artistry

Curated by gallery UG, one of Japan’s largest contemporary art galleries, the Japanese Contemporary Art Exhibition features six exclusive gallery UG artists renowned for their exceptional talent. Visitors will have the opportunity to explore the captivating works of Kunihiko Nohara, Takaoki Tajima, Hiroya Yoshikawa, Nami Okada, Keitoku Toizumi and Ryosuke Kawahira, each contributing their unique artistic vision to the exhibiton.

Read more: https://www.plataformamedia.com/en/2024/02/23/discover-the-vibrant-world-of-japanese-contemporary-art-exhibition-at-sands-gallery/

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Inversion Art and aShareX Team up to Revolutionize the Contemporary Art Market with a Novel Online Auction that Offers Equal Access to Fractional and Individual Bidders Alike

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Inversion Art, often hailed as the Y Combinator of the art world, and aShareX, an innovative real-time, fractional sales platform dedicated to democratizing art investment and ownership, are set to make history with an upcoming online auction Thursday, March 21 at 5 p.m. Pacific Time. This will be the first time contemporary art will be made available to fractional bidders and individual buyers alike, ushering in a new era of democratization within the fine art market and putting critical funding directly into the hands of hard-working artists. The minimum fractional bid is set at just $500, making it accessible to a broad audience.

“We are interested in new opportunities for artists and building new audiences and mechanisms for investment in the arts,” said Jonathan Neil, Co-Founder of Inversion Art. “aShareX is doing just that, opening doors for broader participation in the art market by giving fractional investors access to exceptional artwork that might otherwise be out of reach.” Joey Flores, Inversion Art’s Founder, added, “This combined approach to democratizing art investing not only gives investors their first opportunity to fractionally invest in the art category with the highest growth potential, but it also puts funding directly into the hands of artists that are driving impact on a global level.”

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