#PelhamPicks vol 34

Pelham's Art Industry News

Quote of the week

 "It’s a pandemic-proof show.”

Jessica Baldwin reporting for Al Jazeera on Philip Colbert’s latest exhibition Lobsteropolis at Saatchi Gallery. Despite UK Coronavirus restrictions, robots are enabling viewers to enjoy the exhibition.


Media Brief

The Guardian reports the announcement of a new art programme on a spectacular scale, involving 2,000 sq metres of 360-degree screens with artworks curated by Marco Brambilla.


London galleries are accommodating collectors through the upcoming lockdown by staying open by appointment only.


In the wake of the US election, and ahead of his largest exhibition yet at London’s Saatchi Gallery next month, French ‘photograffeur’ JR describes his experience of travelling to the Mexico border via The Independent.


ArtPlace America and Welcoming America have created a report that explores how artists and art practitioners have long been instrumental in helping to achieve community development goals.


The New York Times explores Joe Biden's support for the arts, stating that he has always been one to embrace the practice of the arts as an “economic engine, political action trigger and community builder.”



Digital News

As part of its inaugural presentation, The Yerevan Biennial has launched an online exhibit around the infamous Dark Web. Time Out of Joint is accessible via the Tor Browser, with new works revealed every two weeks until 26 November.



Social Media

Social Media Today reports that a group of TikTok stars have won an injunction against the Trump administration’s Executive Order, following its attempt to ban the app in the USA on 12 November.



What to See Now

Ghanaian artist Gideon Appah’s upcoming exhibition at Mitchell Innes & Nash gallery, Blue Boy Blues, marks his New York solo debut. On view 5 November – 5 December, as mentioned in AnOther Magazine.


Brooklyn based Tschabalala Self’s first major gallery exhibition in New York City on the black American life opens this week at Galerie Eva Presenhuber – read the preview by Robin Pogrebin via NYT.



Listen + Read + Watch + Connect

WATCH: Take a virtual tour of some of the worlds most intriguing museums, including Sir John Soanes Museum from the comfort of your living room, via WSJ.


LISTEN: In the most recent edition of Artnet’s Art Angle podcast, Andrew Goldstein spoke to Ed Ruscha and Jimmy Iovine on the power of art to end the Trump era.


CONNECT: Journalist and art critic Vivienne Chow offers her perspective on arts, culture and cultural politics mixed with a healthy dose of astrology. Connect with her on Instagram and Twitter.


READ: Renowned sculptor Antony Gormley and art critic Martin Gayford have joined forces to redefine sculpture in their new bookShaping the World: Sculpture from Prehistory to Now.