Notes Around the World

/Notes Around the World

A Tough Universe

by Jairo Dueñas The Colombian artist Male Correa wadded into the dark God-forsaken recesses of the city of Medellin, determined to paint them. She opened the doors to the slums and surprised their seemingly spectral inhabitants, illuminated their run-down spaces, spelled out their messages, painted their objects, and showed the aura that exhaled from their [...]

Antunes at Venice’s Biennal 2019

Every two years, art shakes up the world with La Biennale Di Venezia . In this year’s international art event, the 58th version, Portugal has brought one of its most representative artists Leonor Antunes with an ambitious project that connects contemporary values to both historical and 20th century Italian architecture and design. Under the title [...]

Catch 22- A Personal Gaze at Art In the World

by Juan van Wassenhove For this special space of “Catch 22”, I have made a selection of the art that I have experienced in my travels this year covering China, Hong Kong, Italy, Germany, North Korea, and Switzerland. The media of the art works range from ancient roman statues and architecture to visual and digital art. [...]

A “Studio Affair” to Remember

Historical photography shows more than reality; it depicts a moment in time when future is uncertain, and yet the moment portrayed may never know its participation in history. The Taikang Space gallery in Beijing opens an exhibition that reflects one such extraordinary moment in China’s recent history. “Home for Photography Learning: The Friday Salon, 1977-1980” [...]

Catch 22

by Juan van Wassenhove “Catch 22” is a phrase used to express a contradiction or an impossible situation,  like a  “mission impossible". It actually describes what I often feel when I visit an art fair and its satellite events: so many things to see in such a short period of time! To share with you my experience [...]

In-to Africa

  It is not often to see good art by lesser known artists from far away continents. It is possible right now, this summer, in Paris, at The Louis Vuitton Foundation, which has dedicated its entire space to celebrate African art under the title of “Art/Afrique, Le Nouvel Atelier” (Art/Africa, the New Workshop). The event [...]