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Videos: ikonoTV at the Forum d’Avignon

Videos: ikonoTV at the Forum d’Avignon

Posted November 20th, 2013

Discussions, Featured Posts, ikono

Is there a way to democratize art? ikono has been invited to the 2013 International Meetings of the Forum d’Avignon. Within a global context tending toward isolationism, economic austerity and an increasing encroachment of technology on individuals’ daily lives, the Forum d’Avignon has chosen to… Read More

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ikono @ Cyberfest – Cyber Art Festival in Berlin

ikono @ Cyberfest – Cyber Art Festival in Berlin

Posted November 4th, 2013

Contemporary Art, Digital Art, Discussions, Events, ikono

We’re proud to announce that ikono’s Creative Supervisor Vanina Saracino will join the Panel Discussion “Art Discourse in the Digital Age” at this year’s Cyberfest. More details on the panel below. Held annually since 2007, CYBERFEST is the first and biggest festival for technologically-based art… Read More

Discussions

Globalization: The End of Modern Art?

Globalization: The End of Modern Art?

Posted July 15th, 2013

Contemporary Art, Discussions

How New York Stole the Idea of Modern Art (1983) is the title of Serge Guilbaut’s famous book (which you find embedded below). “The question today is not how New York stole the idea of modern art but why,” asks Peter Weibel in the ZKM… Read More

Switzerland

Art Basel Riot Police Raids Tadashi Kawamata Favela Cafe

Art Basel Riot Police Raids Tadashi Kawamata Favela Cafe

Posted June 17th, 2013

Contemporary Art, Discussions, News, Shows, Switzerland

Maybe this was only a misunderstanding, but the organizers of Art Basel should think twice before calling the riot police next time, especially if they show a controversial artwork like the ‘Favela Cafe’ which is destined to cause some sort of reaction from the public…. Read More

Sculptures

Venice removes controversial Boy with Frog statue by American artist Charles Ray

Venice removes controversial Boy with Frog statue by American artist Charles Ray

Venice removed a controversial white statue of a naked boy holding a frog by US sculptor Charles Ray from the entrance of the Grand Canal on Wednesday, sparking criticism from art lovers, AFP reports. The 2.4-metre (7.8-foot) high statue, commissioned by French billionaire collector Francois… Read More

Museums

What is a museum? Join the conversation.

What is a museum? Join the conversation.

Posted May 3rd, 2013

Discussions, Museums

What #isamuseum ? It can be many things, depending on who you ask—and who does the asking. Artist Sam Durant is asking all of us this question for his newly launched project What #isamuseum? The project is part of the Getty Artists Program, in which… Read More

Women

Sexism Persists in the German Art World

Sexism Persists in the German Art World

Posted March 22nd, 2013

Discussions, Germany, Women

The art world is typically seen as open and progressive, even radical. But artists and curators in Germany say that, despite slow progress, the art scene is still plagued by widespread sexism and a conservative, macho culture. The Spiegel reports: “When it comes to art,… Read More

Discussions

Art and it’s Authenticity Crisis

Art and it’s Authenticity Crisis

Posted March 16th, 2013

Art History, Art Market, Discussions

“If ‘authentication’ (so closely linked to attribution) is arrived at by consensus relying on scientific data, historical documentation and connoisseurship, ‘authenticity’ is more nebulous, covering as it does concepts of genuineness, perceived historical consistency and notions of adequate communication of an artist’s ideas or a… Read More

Museums

After the Museum – The new cultural reality

After the Museum – The new cultural reality

Posted March 11th, 2013

Curators, Design, Discussions, Museums

Transforming the physical and contextual environment of the museum into a focal point for the NYC design community, the Museum of Arts and Design’s annual design program, The Home Front: American Design Now, expands into its first physical exhibition, After the Museum (March 12, 2013… Read More