A SUMMARY OF THE MOST EXCITING ART NEWS FROM AROUND THE GLOBE
While we focus on Indian art, we can’t obviously function in a vacuum. It’s a small world and everything is connected, especially on the web. So, let’s train our spotlight across the world map to see what’s going on — from art trends to socio-political issues to everything that affects the great aesthetic global consciousness. Or, let’s just travel the world and have some fun!
Major Impressionist exhibition coming up at Louvre Abu Dhabi
The Louvre Abu Dhabi plans to host “one of the most significant Impressionist exhibitions ever to be held outside of France”. Titled ‘Impressionism: Pathways to Modernity’, the event is being held in partnership with Paris’s Musee d’Orsay. Over 150 masterpieces will be on display at the capital’s landmark art museum run from October 12 to February 5, 2023, spanning works by Édouard Manet, Edgar Degas, Claude Monet, Camille Pissarro, Pierre-Auguste Renoir and Paul Cézanne, alongside many more pioneering artists. Etchings, costumes, film and photography will be on display to explore “why Impressionism was considered controversial in the 19th century and how it broke ground for future artistic movements”. The National News reports.
Karl Lagerfeld’s sketches to go under hammer at Sotheby’s
Sotheby’s is starting a new chapter in the sale of the estate of Karl Lagerfeld, who died in February 2019. No less than 180 drawings, made by the former Chanel and Fendi creative director between the late 1960s and 2018, will be auctioned by Sotheby’s in Paris. Testimony to Karl Lagerfeld’s passion for both fashion and drawing — sketched in ink, sometimes together with markers, watercolours and even makeup — the collection by the legendary designer from his apartments at 8 rue des Saints-Pères and 17 quai Voltaire goes under the hammer on July 6. The ‘KARL, Inspirations, Succession Karl Lagerfeld Part IV’ auction will be held in Paris, during Haute Couture Week. Prestige has all the details.
Kiaf Seoul Art Fair names 164 exhibitors for 2022 edition
With all eyes on the South Korean art market, Kiaf Seoul is continuing its run as the country’s longest-running art fair. Frieze Seoul will host its inaugural edition in the Korean capital this year, running concurrently with Kiaf, from September 3 to September 6, with a VIP preview on September 2. The event has named its exhibitors for this year’s edition, set to receive greater international attention than past ones. This time, it will bring together 164 galleries from around the world, comparable in size to Kiaf’s last pre-pandemic edition in 2019, which boasted 175 galleries. The lion’s share of the list hails from South Korea, which has historically been the case for the fair since its founding in 2002 by the Galleries Association of Korea. ARTNews tells you more.