#PelhamPicks vol 16

Pelham's art industry news

Quote of the Week

Get off your assess you big babies - get to work!"

Jerry Saltz offers a guide to future generations on 'how to be an artist'.

Media Brief

  Today, the Turner Prize and Tate Britain announced the ten British artists to receive £10,000 bursaries in lieu of this year’s Prize. The Evening Standard reveals which artists made the cut, including the Edinburgh-based political art group Arika and Ghanian-Russian photographer Liz Johnson Artur.
Is the blockbuster bust? Artnet’s Kate Brown explores how the exhibition model that has sustained museums around the world may need to change.  
  The week after 13 art institutions around the world hosted a stream of his acclaimed video Love Is the Message, The Message Is Death, artist Arthur Jafa has released the music video for Kanye West’s song “Wash Us in the Blood.” – via ARTnews  
As the business world backs compensation for slavery, artist Yinka Shonibare talks to Chris Harvey in The Telegraph‘"No amount of money can compensate for the damage done by slavery."  
  In the first project of its kind, art meets fashion in British Vogue's August 2020 issue with 14 specially commissioned covers by some of the UK's leading artists and photographers, including Tim Walker, Nadine Ijewere, David Hockney and Lubaina Himid. Depicting British landscapes, the original prints will be auctioned off in aid of Covid-19 relief charities.

Virtual Art News

'Art Auction or Game Show?' - in an article for The New York Times, Scott Reyburn explores Sotheby's recent 74-lot Impressionist, modern and contemporary art auction in London. Presented as a “multi-camera global livestream”, the auction employed the latest tech to encourage large-figure bidding. Art adviser Wendy Cromwell commented, “Sales are down across the board, but there’s an incredible amount of wealth chasing the rarest of the rarest.”  
  Artsy's Scott Indrisek offers up handy tips on how to stage a virtual artist studio visit. Some useful takeaways include being creative with your staging, getting in touch with curators and critics who previously seemed out of reach, always over preparing and, crucially, checking your bandwidth.

Social Media

The Art Newspaper’s The Week in Art Podcast speaks to The Royal Academy’s social media wunderkind, Adam Koszary about museum meme culture and where we go from here in social media.  
  If you, like us, have been spending lockdown watching endless 15 second dance routines then it should come as no surprise that this week Tik Tok have launched Tik Tok for Business, allowing companies to advertise on the video site. Tech Crunch takes a look at what options businesses have.

Weekend Listening + Reading + Watching

 WATCH: From a kaleidoscopic portrait of Alabama to a documentary about police violence in the UK, frieze contributors select four must-watch films from black filmmakers.  
   LISTEN / WATCH: As part of SXSW festival's online programming, senior art critic for New York Magazine Jerry Saltz joins his Editor-in-Chief David Haskell to discuss 'How to be an Artist' - and treat yourself to a glimpse of his now notorious 'Double Gulp' coffee.
 READ: Oscar Holland of CNN Style looks at Taiwan's blossoming creative scene within the LGBTQ community, following the country's legalization of same sex marriage last year.