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!
Sotheby’s Chairman Patti Wong To Depart
Sotheby\’s international chairman Patti Wong will retire from her position after three decades with the auction house. The news comes more than a year after the departure of its longtime Asia CEO, Kevin Ching, who retired after a 15-year tenure. Since first joining the house as an intern in 1991, Wong has also overseen Chinese art and jewelry sales. She holds degrees from the London School of Economics and London University. Wong was described as \”a force of nature,\” in the auction world, leaving a mark on the house\’s Asia market center. The house\’s CEO Charles Stewart said that its group of \”forward-thinking,\” specialists will continue to focus on growing its Asia franchise. Over the past two decades, Sotheby’s has moved to bring Western art to the Hong Kong market while expanding its reach towards collectors in the Asia Pacific region. Working closely with Ching, Wong presided over a flourishing period of growth for Sotheby’s Hong Kong headquarters. Wong assumed the position of Sotheby’s Asia chairman in 2004. Prior to that, she was based at the auction house’s UK headquarters for fifteen years where she headed its private client services department. Details on Art News.
Leo Villareal Presents Cosmic Bloom, His New NFT Series with Outland
Artist Leo Villareal is pleased to present his latest NFT collection, titled Cosmic Bloom, which will be available on the NFT platform Outland. The works are produced using custom live code and inspired by organic and biological structures, stellar phenomena, and atomic patterns. Pre-sale for Cosmic Bloom began on Tuesday, December 6 and is open to all Cosmic Reef NFT holders as well as Outland\’s Elemental token holders. Cosmic Bloom draws from the artist’s longstanding practice of applying coding to generate complex visual sequences in his light sculptures. He draws upon this practice in order to extend his artistic vision into the NFTs, sculpting pixels and binary code into purely digital works. The artist’s first NFT project in the series, Cosmic Reef, was a purely generative project, where each mint was randomly created from live custom code. Read more on Pace.
Veronica Ryan wins the 2022 Turner prize
Veronica Ryan, who created the UK’s first permanent artwork to honour the Windrush generation, has won the 2022 Turner prize, one of the world’s most prestigious awards for visual arts. Veronica Ryan was born in Plymouth, Montserrat and came to the UK as a child in the 1950s. She creates sculptural objects and installations using containers, compartments and combinations of natural and fabricated forms to reference themes such as displacement, fragmentation, alienation and loss. She was nominated for the Windrush sculpture, which was unveiled in Hackney last year, and for her solo exhibition Along a Spectrum. Sculpture-maker Sarah Ryan has been named the winner of the Turner Prize for her sculpture of Caribbean fruits in bronze and marble called Windrush. The £25,000 prize was announced at a ceremony in Liverpool on Wednesday night. Tate Britain director Alex Farquharson said she is \”taking the language of sculpture in new directions\”. When nominating her, the jury also praised the \”exquisite sensuality and tactility\” of Along a Spectrum, which explores ecology, history, dislocation and the psychological impact of the pandemic. Other shortlisted artists included Ingrid Pollard, who left Guyana for the UK when she was four and Sin Wai Kin, whose work interrogates ideas such as Britishness, race and sexuality. Read more on The Guardian.