Gallerist has learned that Artspace, a website launched in 2011 that facilitates online sales for more than 100 galleries and nonprofit organizations, has agreed to acquire VIP Art, an art-selling website started by dealers James and Jane Cohan and investors Jonas and Alessandra Almgren as the VIP Art Fair that same year. Though neither side would discuss details, the deal has Artspace taking on VIP’s small staff and Mr. Cohan joining Artspace’s advisory board. Read More
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It’s Friday. It’s pretty cool outside in New York, and a little bit rainy. Maybe you want to space out at work for a few hours. Here’s one option: go to Creative Time’s website and stream its annual summit, which is going on right now at New York University. Artists, intellectuals and various other people will be delivering short lectures throughout the day. Read More
Art.sy, the art search engine start-up that bills itself as the Pandora for the art world, is coming under fire for its name: the “.sy” suffix is the top-level domain name for the Syrian Arab Republic and those domains must be purchased from the Syrian government. According to an article in Slate, “Art.sy appears to have been breaking United States sanctions against the war-torn country.” Read More
We received an official announcement from e-flux regarding its application for the top-level domain name .art, which they say “will have a serious impact for art practitioners, institutions of art, and art publics world wide.” (If there was any question of the importance of this, e-flux illustrated their press release with Bruegel’s The Tower of Babel to hammer the point home.) Read More
Well here’s an update from Documenta 13, that strange meeting of artists that happens every five years in Kassel, Germany (it opens officially on June 9). It comes from one of our favorite things on the Internet: Simon de Pury’s Twitter feed: Read More