#PelhamPicks vol 28

Pelham's Art Industry News

Quote of the Week

 

[Art] makes life beautiful...

 

According to the late, legendary US Supreme Court Judge, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg, whose legacy will be honoured by a public statue in her birthplace, Brooklyn – as reported by Hyperallergic.

Media News

 

What do the tighter lockdown rules mean for the cultural industries in the UK? Dominic Cavendish investigates for The Daily Telegraph.

Meanwhile, the FT explores how Africa is gradually easing travel restrictions, quoting Gallery 1957’s Director Victoria Cooke. The Ghana-based gallery open a new exhibition from Abdoulaye Konaté in their Accra space this Friday.  
  Penske Media - parent company of Artnews, Art in America and others will operate The Hollywood Reporter, Billboard and Vibe with a joint venture with MRC – WWD
The Everson Museum of Art in Syracuse trades in their beloved “Red Composition” by Jackson Pollack at Christie’s auction to accumulate a more “appropriate” and diverse collection; WSJ art critic Terry Teachout shares his ideas on how to avoid the painting ending up in private hands.  

The Everson Museum of Art in Syracuse trades in their beloved “Red Composition” by Jackson Pollack at Christie’s auction to accumulate a more “appropriate” and diverse collection; WSJ art critic Terry Teachout shares his ideas on how to avoid the painting ending up in private hands.

 

 

Digital News

 

  Anna Brady, Margaret Carrigan, Gareth Harris and Anny Shaw pick their highlights from Art Basel’s online viewing rooms, for The Art Newspaper.
Most art fairs have been cancelled for 2020, but the concept behind the new Daata Fair, which will present international contemporary video and digital art from 20 galleries online next month, means COVID-19 restrictions won't apply.  
   

Social Media

 

 
  Sarah Cascone, explores how artists are increasingly selling their works through social media and webpages, cutting out the position of “middleman” previously delivered by galleries and dealers, for Artnet
   

What to See

Pelham's Autumn in London Highlights

Online

 
TONIGHT
 What’s next for the art market? at The Arts Club 24 September, 6pm-7pm - an expert panel considers what's next for the art market.
 
   Art and design in the public realm: essential or extravagance? at ING Media, 30 September 12.30-13.30 - a virtual debate with an expert group of panellists intersecting the worlds of property, local government, art and design.

In Person

 
Toyin Ojih Odutola: A Countervailing Theory at The Curve has been extended
until 24 January 2021
 
   1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair – 8-10 October – bucking the cancellation and online viewing trends, the leading African art fair triumphantly returns to London.
 Lynette Yiadom-Boakye at Tate Britain, 18 November-9 May – the most extensive survey of the acclaimed artist’s career to date.  
  Cromwell Place  opening week 5 October-Friday 9 October – the much-anticipated hub for the arts in the heart of South Kensington opens its doors.
Howard Hodgkin: Memories at Hazlitt Holland Hibbert - 1 October–11 December – Bringing together nineteen of the artist’s most distinctive paintings, it marks the first loan exhibition to be held in London since Hodgkin’s death aged 84 in 2017  
  The Medium is the Message at Unit London, Mayfair 2 October–14 November – Coinciding with the UK iteration of Black History month and Curated by Azu Nwagbogu, the exhibition presents works by 18 artists, who collectively navigate a world which stigmatises Blackness and Brownness while simultaneously celebrating its cultural products.
The Fine Art Society  - on 2 October, The Fine Art Society relaunches with a new website and gallery in Soho’s Carnaby street.  
  Polly Morgan: How to Behave at Home at The Bomb Factory Art Foundation 14 October-2 November – social media and the COVID pandemic provide the context for new abstract sculptures that use the highly decorative hides of snakes and the trompe l'oeil designs in nail artistry to comment on the disparity between surface and reality.
Maggi Hambling: 2020 at Marlborough London 15 October–21 November - widely celebrated for the authenticity of her independent vision. This autumn she is the subject of a solo exhibition across all three floors of Marlborough in London  
  Kwesi Botchway: Becoming as well as being at Gallery 1957 23 October–23 December – opening as the inaugural show of Gallery 1957, Accra's new London space, 'Becoming as well as Being' presents new larger-scale figurative works from Botchway, co-curated by writer Ekow Eshun.
Jewyo Rhii: Love Your Depot at Korean Cultural Centre, 27 October–23 January – A new solo show from Seoul-based artist Jewyo Rhii, marking her nomination as ‘2020 Artist of the Year’ - the KCCUK’s major annual award programme.  

 

Listen + Read + Watch + Connect

 

  LISTENVinyl Factory artist Eliza Rose invites listeners to enjoy her collection of soul and disco records from India 
READ: T Magazine's Andrew Russeth explores durational performances and endurance art, and asks "is this is art for the current age?
 
  CONNECT: Art critic Will Heinrich shares his 5 "Art Accounts to Follow on Instagram Now".
WATCH: Catch up with Grayson Perry’s Big American Road Trip, the first episode aired this week.