Chen Zhen @ Rockbund Art Museum Shanghai


My first trip to China included among a new cultural understanding and inspiring acquaintances, also some very interesting exhibitions I’d like to share with you. During my stay in Shanghai, I stumbled upon the Rockbund Museum of Art which celebrated its 5th anniversary and on this special occasion organized a retrospective exhibition of Chinese artist […]

New chapter – Paris and École du Louvre


After receiving my bachelor degree in history of art in Vienna, I took the decision to move to Paris and start my master in Museology at the École du Louvre. The so called Grand École was created in 1882 with the attempt to train future curators and specialists in archaeology and later art history. It […]

DAVID ALTMEJD @ Musée d’Art Moderne, Paris


The Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris presents the first retrospective of Canadian artist David Altmejd (*1974). The exhibition Flux shows a large variety of works from complex architectural installations to sculptures with vegetal and mineral elements. Altmejd is struck by biology and the odd and exceptional worlds created in the movies of […]

Tom French @ Lawrence Alkin Gallery


Lawrence Alkin Gallery in London is presenting FLUX, an exhibition of new works by contemporary painter Tom French, opening on Thursday 10th April, 6 – 9pm. In this new body of work French battles with themes of the conscious and unconscious mind, presenting a fresh series of original oil paintings, unique mixed media studies and […]

Beijing 2008 by Liu Yi


Really interesting and thought-provoking painting by Chinese-born artist Liu Yi intriguing geo-political insights. Reposted from enigmachronicle.com The work, titled “Beijing 2008”, depicts four young women playing Mahjong. The woman with the tattoos on her back is China. On her left, focused intensely on the game, is Japan. Across from China, the one with the shirt […]

Stupid Money & Stupid Art (part 1)


“At particular times, a great deal of stupid people have a great deal of stupid money.” Walter Bagehot, Economist 1859. This is the intro of Ben Lewis BBC documentary The Great Contemporary Art Bubble from 2009. Ben Lewis investigates the phenomenon of the booming prices at contemporary art auctions, indicating it as “one thing [that] […]