List, Trends in Art

3 visual arts phenomena to watch in 2021

By Sybaris

The news in recent weeks has been paradoxical: on the one hand, the media show the infested number of deaths caused by Covid around the world; on the other hand, they said that the vaccine has come to save us and we will soon return to the streets as normal. True or not, in all areas there have been changes that are irreversible. What are the disciplines or phenomena in which the visual arts have the possibility to innovate?  We observe 3 aspects that seem fundamental to us.

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Art Advisory, Collections, Investing in Art, Opinion, Performance

Collecting the Ephemeral: How to Collect Performance?

By Regina de Con Cossío

Performance is one of the most complex art expressions in all senses. It is about experience, time and space. But how to preserve those moments that run like a breathe? Is it enough having a photo, a video or simply a paper to archive those experiences that set a trace on the memory?

We know it: collecting art is not simply about randomly gathering a bunch of art pieces, it is about supporting art but also preserve our history and memory. So here are some reflections about the difficult work that implies collecting performance art.

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Artists, News

Teeter-Totter Wall: Design of the Year 2021. Is this Activism Art?

By Sybaris

Last week, Abel Cervantes wrote on this pages about the decline of public monuments and questioned if the design of public spaces in Mexico were actually social spaces. A couple of days ago (on January 21st), the Design Museum in London awarded Teeter-Totter Wall (2019) with the Design of the Year, one of the most prestigious design awards around the world. However, although this project has good intentions, is it really the best option one could imagine to protest against a wall that has been specifically designed to separate the people?

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Art Advisory, Curator's Journal, Investing in Art, New Collector, Opinion, The Provocation Column

The ABC of the Art Collector

By Regina de Con Cossío

The very essence of collecting is about assembling an array of objects through an act of love. The collector’s passion activates his / her search and, at the end of the day, his / her possessions. Within the artworld, the repertoire typically comprises painting, sculpture, antiques, photography. In an non philosophical way, it refers to objects.

Language is alway important regarding art. Since ever, the art world have built its own slang in order to create an identity, but also to communicate with each other in the midst of the dynamics art involves. That is way I offer you, as an art collector you are, a useful portable dictonary to be able to get involved with some key concepts when collecting art.

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Opinion

Decline of Public Monuments

By Abel Cervantes

I don’t know how it works in other countries, but in Mexico there is a vicious circle between governments and departments that sell public monuments. On many occasions, artists collude with governments to sell them monumental works (with few artistic values ​​and many times frankly ugly) and offer maintenance services to guarantee business. However, which are the criteria that governments must have to acquire a work of art that will be part of the urban landscape?

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Art Techniques, Artists, Events, Trends in Art

Bhangra Lexicon or How to Paint with Light, Dance and Technology

Digital technology is more important now than ever. Not only beacause we are under an historical lockdown but because it offers a thousand of possibilities for creating new form of arts. In this specific context, digital technology let us enjoy art outside the museums and from our homes. It is the case of this exciting project in which painting, dance, music, photography and technology merge together. One more plus: it is available to watch online.

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