Protests in Australia over cuts to culture funding; Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac to open a new London space

  • Artists and art workers in Australia have taken to the streets to protest the government’s cuts to the culture sector. Since 2013, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has sanctioned cuts of over AUD$300 million (around GBP£170 million) from the national arts budget. Australians vote in a general election tomorrow; opinion polls suggest Turnbull will remain in office.
  • Independent Curators International have awarded gallerist Marian Goodman the 2016 Leo Award, which celebrates exceptional contributions to the field of contemporary art. Renaud Proch, executive director of ICI, said: ‘We’re proud to honour Marian Goodman for her steadfast support of so many of the artists who move us, impact society, and help us make sense of the world in which we live.’ Goodman opened her eponymous gallery in 1977 with the first exhibition of Marcel Broodthaers in the US.
  • Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac will open a new gallery in London in spring of 2017. The space, dealer Thaddaeus Ropac’s third European outpost, will occupy five floors of an 18th century mansion in Mayfair. 
  • One of the venues due to be used for this year’s Liverpool Biennial which opens next week has been targeted by arsonists. The Wolstenholme Square saw mill was going to house Turner Prize winning artist Mark Leckey’s video, Dream English Kid, a work which will now be shown at the Camp and Furnace warehouse space.
  • New York’s Chapter NY gallery is set to relocate from Henry Street on the Lower East Side to a larger space at 249 East Houston Street, between Norfolk and Suffolk Streets. The new space will open in September with a solo exhibition of work by Paul Heyer.

Most Read

The relevance today of Arthur Evans’s Witchcraft and the Gay Counterculture
Opening tomorrow, Wolfgang Tillmans's major retrospective at Tate Modern shows an artist coming full circle
As Trump casts his shadow over the city, the art world has found ways to respond
Following this year's edition of Art Rotterdam, Laurie Cluitmans rounds-up the best shows in the city
The Showroom, London, UK
The derelict Croydon airport, Batman as a sainted figure, and a potential new work: a road movie going nowhere
The fourth edition sees Saudi artists delivering work that is unfettered, brave and relevant
The new director of London's ICA discusses rebuilding, restructuring and the integrity of culture
From Umberto Eco on fascism to Thomas Pynchon’s stand-in: what to read this weekend
Hockney’s masthead for The Sun and ways to make the bubble bigger: a cultural report from the capital
In the studio with Pedro Friedeberg, the last of Mexico’s Surrealists
Included in CTM Festival in Berlin, musician Guillermo Galindo discusses the instruments he builds from the discarded...
A round-up of the best shows in the city, ahead of this year's Zona Maco, which runs from 8 – 12...
Hauser & Wirth, London, UK
Various venues, Madrid, Spain
Ahead of Artgenève this week, a round-up of the best shows in the Swiss city

Latest Magazines

Frieze Masters

October 2016
frieze d/e issue 25, Autumn 2016

frieze d/e

Autumn 2016

frieze magazine

Jan - Feb 2017