The Provocation Column

The Provocation Column

From America to Asia: Top Exhibitions to see in 2021-2022

Regina de Con Cossío

Museums around the world were deeply affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. Most of the exhibitions were cancellend or posposed, but hope still remains and exhibition programs are kind of a possibility for seeing the light at the end of the tunnel. If these exhibitions are scheduled, we might think in the oportunity of visiting a museum. Here is  a selected list of some of the most anticipated exhibitions that will take place from the second half of the year.

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Artists, Opinion, Performance, The Provocation Column

La vida de los monumentos. Cuando la escultura se vuelve obsoleta

By Regina de Con Cossío

La semana pasada David Alejandro Hernández intervino el pedestal del conjunto escultórico del Monumento a Colón. Este acto artístico pretendía iniciar un diálogo alrededor de temas como el colonialismo, el genocidio, el esclavismo y el patriarcado. Sin embargo, entre líneas se podía leer una intención más trascendente.

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Investing in Art, The Provocation Column, Trends in Art

New Collectibles in the Age of NFT´s

By Regina de Con Cossío

NFTs are the new trend. Suddenly, they are on everyone’s lips and, from the art market’s perspective, the minute they dominate the conversations of the major gamers, Christie’s and Sotheby’s, they come under the spotlight. Despite the ambiguity still surrounding them, adjustments will occur along the way with the development of new normativity and, for sure, with a more frequent use. Their market is already valued in dollars.Read more

The Provocation Column

Instructions for interpreting instructions in a work of art

By Regina De Con Cossio

Drill a hole in a canvas and put your
hand out from behind.
Receive your guests in that position.
Shake hands and converse with hands.

The text belongs to one of the instructions that, in the sixties, Yoko Ono made as part of an artistic process that was recorded in the book Grapefruit. The instructions for use in art were born around that decade, with Yoko Ono, but also with Sol Lewitt. And they are fundamentally associated with conceptual art, a movement in which we can also mention other names such as Marcel Duchamp or Man Ray.

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