#PelhamPicks vol 27

Pelham's Art Industry News

Quote of the Week


"Radical spaces for queers, BIPOC, witches (WitchTok), and neurodivergent folks..."


Artist Robin F. Williams on her fascination with TikTok

Media Brief


The multimedia collective teamLab are to launch a new digital art museum in Jeddah via The Art NewspaperteamLab Borderless Jeddah is among several initiatives including Desert X AlUla which aim to promote Saudi Arabia’s cultural credentials. 

Attracting younger and more diverse audiences is at the forefront of many arts organisations’ manifestos. Superblue, an offshoot of Pace, looks to generate money through selling tickets for the experience of immersive art – but will this new venture be able to weather tighter restrictions on social gatherings asks Melanie Gerlis?  
  Hold Still at the National Portrait Gallery paints a poignant picture of everyday life in lockdown through photography. The Guardian highlights some of most striking images submitted by people of all ages across the UK, capturing the heartache and the mundanity of life indoors.
One month before it was planned to open, FIAC has announced that it will not go ahead as France sees a rise in Coronavirus cases. The organisers have said, “The fair is not in a position to organise an event that meets the legitimate expectations of its exhibitors.”  

Digital News

  A laser scanning project has captured the entire island of San Georgio in Venice in order to help preserve the legacy of the sinking city by converting it to a digital avatar.

Social Media

Painter Robin F. Williams sites Tik Tok as a key source of artistic inspiration in lockdown as she speaks to artnet about maintaining her practice throughout the Coronavirus pandemic.   

What to See Now

  Jackie Daly rounds up what to see at London’s Design Festival for the FT, which runs 12 - 20 September as an intimate celebration of creativity.
Waldemar Januszczak recommends London Grads Now at Saatchi Gallery 3 – 25 September.  

Listen + Read + Watch + Connect

  LISTENFrieze Magazine highlights a new season of their Bow Down podcast which focuses on significant women artists that have previously been overlooked and deserve to be re-examined in the context of our time.
READ: Hyperallergic delve deep into the US election Democratic candidates’ track record of support of the arts.  
  CONNECT: Instagram accounts to follow:
Legacy Russell: @ellerustle
Author of the new book, Glitch Feminism and Associate Curator at Studio Museum, we love Legacy’s exploration of creativity and what it means to be human in our digital age.


WATCHSUM DataArts where three arts organisation leaders discuss how the cornerstones for success have changed in a COVID world – highlighting “the alchemy between high-quality programming standards and community relevance”. 

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