Art in Print

We’ll stay silent no more over sexual harassment in the art world

 More than 150 artists, curators and museum directors, have written a letter denouncing sexual harassment and abuse of power in the art world which has been shared on social media platforms using the hashtag #notsurprised The letter comes after allegations against Knight Landesman, co-publisher of leading arts journal Artforum. The signatories of the letter include American photographer Cindy Sherman, Turner prize winner Helen Marten, British art dealer and gallery owner Sadie Coles and Cuban-American artist Coco Fusco.

Via: The Guardian


Monochrome: Painting in Black and White, See Differently

Striking: Odalisque in Grisaille, 1824-34, by Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres

The National Gallery showcases a new exhibition 'Monochrome: Painting in Black and White' (until 18 February 2018) focusing on the visual power of black, white, and  the variety of shades of grey in between. Paintings by old masters such as van Eyck,  Dürer, Rembrandt, and Ingres appear alongside contemporary works with a radical new look at the subjects using a limited palette. The show ends with Olafur Eliasson's Room for One Colour, which uses single-frequency monochromatic lights to render audiences all monochromatic. The world might look slightly different once you've experienced it.


Olafur Eliasson, 'Room for one colour', 1997. Installation view at Moderna Museet, Stockholm 2015. Courtesy of the artist; Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York; neugerriemschneider, Berlin © Olafur Eliasson. Photo: Anders Sune Berg


Via: Evening Standard