Briefing

British artists rally against Brexit and Ken Loach claims his second Palme d’Or 

  • Douglas Chrismas, the founder of Los Angeles’s Ace Gallery, has had to relinquish control of business operations after failing to make a USD$17.5 million court-ordered payment in a long running bankruptcy case. Chrismas is currently facing claims brought against him by a number of artists, including De Wain Valentine and Mary Corse, who wanted certain consigned works returned and payment for other works sold.
     
  • The British director Ken Loach has won the Palme d’Or at this year’s Cannes Film Festival for his film I, Daniel Blake ­– a film about a middle aged widower and his struggles with the UK health care and benefits systems. This is the second time that Loach has won the award following The Wind That Shakes the Barley in 2006.
     
  • Thousands of artists, musicians, filmmakers, actors and members of wider cultural organizations have united in Brazil to protest interim President Michel Temer’s decision to dissolve the country’s Ministry of Culture. Culture has now been subsumed into the Ministry of Education while the Ministry of Women, Racial Equality, and Human Rights has been subsumed into the Ministry of Justice and Citizenship. (Spanish)
     
  • Following photographer Wolfgang Tillmans’s recent poster campaign urging against Brexit, 282 British artists, writers and actors have signed a letter of support to keep Britain in the European Union. Notable signatories include artists Jeremy Deller, Tracey Emin, Anish Kapoor, Martin Parr, Cornelia Parker and Elizabeth Price, as well as Chris Dercon, the Director of Tate Modern. The referendum will take place on June 23.
     
  • The entire board of De Appel Arts Center in Amsterdam has resigned following their controversial firing of the institution's director, Lorenzo Benedetti last September. The board had been under increasing pressure from the institution's teaching faculty – including Charles Esche, Elena Filipovic, Chus Martinez, and Beatrix Ruf – who had demanded their resignation and many respected artists asking the board to reconsider.

Most Read

Theaster Gates & The Black Monks of Mississippi’s latest project for IHME Festival, Helsinki
Barkley L. Hendricks has died; the Tate faces a lawsuit from its neighbours

From Egyptian surrealism to Parisian pissoirs: what to read this weekend
On the 2017 Jamaica Biennial and its attempts to confront the role of misogyny in Jamaican popular culture
Jan Bonny and Alex Wissel’s new film project, ‘Rheingold’, sends up the ethical superiority of art making versus...
Jason Rhoades, My Madinah. In pursuit of my ermitage..., 2004, mixed media, dimensions variable. Courtesy: Hauser & Wirth Los Angeles, The Estate of Jason Rhoades and David Zwirner; photograph: Fredrik Nilsen
Hauser & Wirth, Los Angeles, USA
Ahead of Art Brussels opening this week, a guide to the best shows around town
Recently awarded a USA Artist Fellowship, Lynn Hershman Leeson speaks about cultural technologies, personal narratives...
Cosey Fanni Tutti talks to Paul Clinton about feminism, freedom and the politics of the personal
David Zwirner, New York
A guide to the best of the current and soon-to-open shows in London
The final part in a series of our editors’ initial impressions from documenta 14 Athens, Amy Sherlock on the fourth and...
A survey of more than 50 respondents from over 30 countries

Latest Magazines

frieze magazine

Jan - Feb 2017

frieze magazine

March 2017

frieze magazine

April 2017