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Corot, the Light of Italy

The painting by the inventor of outrenoir might take center stage, but this luminous landscape by Camille Corot is sure to spark a great bidding war. Soulages followed a painter’s classic path: the quest for light, which climaxed in a brilliant painting from 1975. One of his forerunners, Camille...

Art Basel Dives into Anti-Money Laundering Regulations

On February 25, Art Basel staged a conference to shed light on how art professionals were coping with new anti-money laundering regulations on both sides of the Atlantic. One year later, there is still a struggle to adapt. Since January 2020, Europe's "fifth anti-money laundering directive" has...

Dismantling the Museum: Dan Hicks on the Benin Bronzes and Cultural Restitution

In his recent book The Brutish Museums, Dan Hicks calls for the radical rethinking of Western museums. He uses the case of the Benin Bronzes to call for the return of stolen objects as part of addressing the outstanding debt of colonialism. Dan Hicks is Professor...

The Salvation of Parisian Churches?

When she became mayor of Paris in 2015, Anne Hidalgo made the restoration of religious monuments the spearhead of her heritage policy. Her "church plan", which ended in 2020, is somewhat of a mixed bag. Is Paris burning? No, though its 85 churches are doing everything they can to stay...

Spain Through American Eyes: A Pioneering Exhibition at the Chrysler Museum of Art

The exhibition “Americans in Spain: Painting and Travel, 1820-1920” examines the widespread and, until now, under-appreciated influence of Spanish art and culture on American painting. Co-organized by the Chrysler Museum of Art and Milwaukee Art Museum, “Americans in Spain” brings together more...

The Paris Biennale and the Fatal Fakes

The Biennale de Paris [soon to be replaced by EX.Paris – Ed.] has ceased to exist without reaching its 50th anniversary. The younger generation never experienced its first splendors, when the Grand Palais in Paris hosted an ephemeral museum bursting with treasures recently brought out of private...

Meissen Figurines Are Back in Vogue

Now that kitsch is back in style, these small, refined objects are increasingly in demand. They may look old-fashioned, but that is precisely why people like them. Major decorative arts companies now mass-produce Meissen porcelain figurines. An emotional, nostalgic appeal, a reinterpretation of...

NFTs: What Are People Really Buying?

Prices for NFTs have skyrocketed in recent weeks, but huge misunderstandings remain about what people are actually buying. What is going on? “An upheaval”, “a revolution”, “a first”… For over a week, the record $69.3 M fetched by an NFT work, Everydays: the First 5000 Days, at Christie's has made...

Léonard Gianadda, Creator of the Foundation in Martigny

In French-speaking Switzerland, Martigny, where Julius Caesar covered himself in glory, there lives another conqueror: Léonard Gianadda, who set up a foundation that hosts memorable exhibitions. The next one is “Caillebotte”, the tale of a remarkable adventure. Léonard Gianadda can move mountains....

Strike MoMA Begins Dismantling One of NYC’s Flagship Museums

A coalition of New York City community activists, museum workers and artists has called for a ten-week strike against the Museum of Modern Art as a transitional period in which to dismiss its plutocratic board and reimagine the entire institution. The International Imagination of Anti-National...
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