Another French museum is losing a senior director to the private sector – but could it actually be good for the cultural ecosystem? – 71Bait

When it was announced earlier this week that the Musée d’Orsay’s deputy director, Sylvie Patry, was leaving her position as deputy director of collections and curatorial affairs to join Paris’s Kamel Mennour gallery as artistic director, jaws dropped in France . The news was a “clap of thunder,” an “explosive announcement” and “total surprise,” wrote … Read more

Hot gallery owner Lexi Bishop left New York and LA to start her own business in Pittsburgh. Here’s what she learned in the first year – 71Bait

Shortly after Carnegie International opened in Pittsburgh last weekend, Lexi Bishop, the former Christie’s contemporary art specialist who opened her own gallery on the city’s North Side last November, closed her second group show, Stranger Things. In a few months she will be celebrating the first anniversary of her gallery called Here with an exhibition … Read more

I’ve been to a lot of gallery weekends. Vienna’s Curated By festival was the most cohesive and moving I’ve seen – 71Bait

The magnificent chandeliers of the Kursalon in Vienna collided with the lonely figures of Maria Sulymenko on display at the Vienna Contemporary fair. At the stand of the Ukrainian Voloshyn Gallery, the assistant Anna Kopylova and I briefly stood aside about her travels. She had driven 30 hours from Kyiv, where she lived at the … Read more

At this year’s Russia-only Cosmoscow show, artistic statements are subtle — but fear isn’t – 71Bait

participation Cosmoscow last year felt like he had his finger on the pulse of the Moscow art scene. Queues were long, performances broke political boundaries, and there was an industrial-chic vibe, as well as the largest gallery participation in the fair’s 10-year history. This year, however, there were only 72 galleries (out of 80) and … Read more

Collectors were key at the Armory Show’s VIP opening, with early six-figure sales and a focus on Latinx art – 71Bait

A little over a year ago, thousands of New Yorkers lined up outside the sprawling Jacob Javits Convention Center to get vaccinated. In a sign of how much the world has changed since then, yesterday at the opening of the Armory Show at the same venue, white-coated nurses and camouflage-clad National Guard members were swapped … Read more

Brussels is the domain of unusual collectors. Why did the last gallery weekend feel so safe? – 71Bait

Amid intermittent storms, Brussels kicked off its autumn season with a festive June 15thth Edition of the Brussels Gallery Weekend. 47 galleries and 12 institutions enlivened a lavish program that included a new award for an emerging artist, an enhanced VIP tour and a dinner for more than 400 guests at the former National Bank … Read more

“Frieze Storm” rocks the Korean art market – 71Bait

Park Yuna ANN/KOREA HERALD — Frieze Seoul was a storm. The opening event wasn’t just about the art fair; It brought a new culture to the city and created a platform to talk about art. Parties and exhibitions at galleries and museums in Seoul’s art districts were packed with people late into the night. “It’s … Read more

Jerry Brown, who entertained crowds as “The Monkey Man,” shares his newfound passion for painting | entertainment – 71Bait

Like many aspiring artists, Jerry Brown spent his college career at Emporia State University exploring different mediums before finally discovering his preferred way of making art. But unlike many aspiring artists, 78-year-old Brown spent more than 50 years between his student days and discovering his passion and talent for watercolor painting. Lancaster-based Brown says he … Read more

“Diversity is in our DNA”: PPOW’s co-founders on how the gallery has maintained and expanded its politically active ethos 40 years later – 71Bait

When PPOW opened in a narrow storefront in the East Village in 1983, visitors often assumed the gallery was an alternative space. On the contrary, co-founders Wendy Olsoff and Penny Pilkington were young, ambitious dealers at the forefront of a burgeoning inner-city arts scene, determined to break into the business their own way. As an … Read more

Art Exhibitions | Visual arts – 71Bait

Amazing Tablescapes information session– 5:30 p.m., September 8, Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, 401 Museum Drive, Hagerstown. Are you interested in being a designer in person or online? Meet in the atrium to learn more. The exhibition is scheduled for February 3-12, 2023. RSVP to or 301-797-5727. “Purple Is the Color of Recovery: … Read more