Art in Print

Hepworth Wakefield named Art Fund Museum of the Year

 

The Hepworth Wakefield in West Yorkshire has been named Art Fund Museum 2017, beating rival contenders including Tate Modern and Sir John Soane Museum in London. The galley opened in 2011 build a strong reputation as a strong centre for contemporary art.  Housed in a brutalist structure designed by architect Sir David Chipperfield, Hepworth Wakefield received £100,000 Art Fund Prize. The gallery witnessed a 21% growth in its number of visitors in 2016 to about 210 275. Stephen Deuchar, director of the Art Fund praised two exhibitions curated by the Hepworth Wakefield as “two of the exhibitions of the year.”
 
Via: Financial Times

 

Freudian slips: the secrets hidden inside Emma Hart's ceramic art

 

The Whitechapel will present on the 12th of July a new large scale installation by Emma Hart entitled Mamma Mia. Laureate of the biennial Max Mara art prize for women, Emma Hart did a six-month residency in Italy, where she learnt Italian techniques to work with clay. She produced a part of her Whitechapel installation in Faenza, a small Italian town which played a significant role in the development of ceramics. Even after her residency, the artist often goes back to the small town and has developed a close working relationship with ceramicist Aida Bertozzi
 
Via: The Guardian 

 

‘Quest for Beauty: The Architecture, Landscapes, and Collections of John Yeon’ Review: The Architectural Prince of Portland

 

A retrospective at the Portland Art Museum takes a look at John Yeon’s career. A self-taught architect, he was also a conservationist and art collector. His work focused on improving the local area, and protecting the natural environment of Oregon. Yeon completed only 18 buildings, mostly homes with the last one in 1955. His key accomplishment was also to write the equivalent of the state’s first environmental impact statement. He also campaigned to protect the Olympic National Park.
 
Via: The Wall Street Journal