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Sam Lewitt to create BMW Open Work 2018. Artwork inspired by BMW technology to premiere at Frieze London

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The concept Curated by Attilia Fattori Franchini, BMW Open Work invites an artist to develop a visionary project that creates an immersive experience for the viewer. Drawing inspiration from BMW design, engineering and technology, the commissioned artist considers current and future technologies as tools for innovation and artistic experimentation. Premiering at Frieze London, the artwork will have the potential to unfold across physical spaces, such as the fair’s BMW Lounge and Courtesy Car Service, as well as digital platforms. The init... Read More »

MINI FASHION – FIELD NOTES. MINI and The Woolmark Company present Capsule Collection at Pitti Uomo 94 in Florence

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“Transcending borders” – a guiding theme of MINI FASHION. “Travelling for us amounts to more than just stepping over physical borders, going from A to B; it’s about our experiences and the blurring of the lines between feelings, cultures and perspectives,” explains Sabine Ringel, Creative Lead MINI FASHION. The products of the new Capsule Collection lend form to very personal experiences. All four designers have sourced inspiration from trips to foreign cities – and woven the encounters and stories they’ve picked up along the way into garments... Read More »

Vadim Blaustein: Investeren in kunst: hoe begin je eraan?

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In dit interview gaan we in gesprek met Vadim Blaustein van BlauStein Business Lawyers. Vadim is een ervaren jurist en kunstverzamelaar uit Monaco. Hij geeft antwoord op veelgestelde vragen van aspirant-kunstverzamelaars die in de kunstwereld willen stappen. Hoe weet men of een kunstwerk echt is? Vadim Blaustein: Een Certificaat van Echtheid (CvE) van de kunstenaar of een expert helpt verzamelaars de echtheid van een kunstwerk aan te tonen. Ook is het een teken van de kwaliteit. Bij een echt kunstwerk is daarnaast vaak de provenance en ee... Read More »

BMW partner of Art Basel. World premiere of sound artist Samson Young and BMW Art Journey Talk with international artists

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On the evening of June 12, the first preview day of the show, BMW will host an exclusive reception at UBS Forum together with Art Basel and UBS. Together with the Basel Chamber Orchestra, Samson Young, winner of the first BMW Art Journey, a joint initiative founded in 2015 by BMW and Art Basel, will perform an arrangement of one of the movements from a recent composition, titled "Such Sweet Thunder," which incorporated recordings of bells collected during his journey. Celebrating the third anniversary of the BMW Art Journey, the BMW Art Jour... Read More »

10th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art from June 9 to September 9, 2018. BMW is Corporate Partner and supports the Curators Workshop for the seventh time

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Curated by Gabi Ngcobo and a curational team composed of Nomaduma Rosa Masilela, Serubiri Moses, Thiago de Paula Souza, and Yvette Mutumba, the 10th Berlin Biennale is understood as a conversation between artists and contributors. In the upcoming months, the international artists are invited to participate in the discourse, exhibiting at various exhibition venues: Besides KW Institute for Contemporary Art, this year’s art works will also be displayed at Akademie der Künste (Hanseatenweg), Volksbühne Pavilion and ZK/U – Center for Art and Urbani... Read More »

Site-specific installation by United Visual Artists opens at A/D/O. “Spirit of the City“ explores the physical and emotional response individuals experience when navigating through urban environments

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The modular system of revolving mirrored columns showcases a dynamic composition of movement, light, shadow and reflection. The seemingly organic behavior is poetically linked to the dynamic activity of New York City. Spirit of the City was created exclusively for the outdoor courtyard at A/D/O. It will open to the public May 18, 2018 and will be on view through September 2nd. “Our goal was to create a simple, yet transformative experience that metaphorically and physically reflects the surroundings of A/D/O and New York City at large,” says... Read More »

Volkswagen Group supports “The Future Starts Here” exhibition at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London

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This year’s major exhibition at the V&A, “The Future Starts Here”, explores the power of design in shaping the world of tomorrow. Featuring more than 100 objects, many of which have never been on public display, the exhibition represents a new picture of an advancing future and includes specially commissioned works by Miranda July, Kei Kreutler as well as the interaction design studios Stamen and Tellart. The exhibition explores the impact these objects may have on the body, the home, politics, cities, and the planet and provides visitors w... Read More »

Vadim Blaustein answers the most common questions you need to consider before buying artwork

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In this interview, Mr. Vadim Blaustein, partner at BlauStein Business Lawyers, a resident of Monaco and an experienced lawyer dealing with various kinds of transactions, answers the common questions that aspiring art collectors often ask when embarking on an art journey. How can you make sure the artwork is authentic? Vadim Blaustein: A Certificate of Authenticity created by the artist or expert help collectors prove the authenticity of a work of art as well as its quality. An authentic artwork is also usually accompanied by provenance an... Read More »

Vadim Blaustein: Luxe jacht van je dromen aanschaffen

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Vadim Blaustein, inwoner van Monaco en een ervaren jurist, vertelt in dit interview wat toekomstigе jachteigenaren moeten weten voordat zij het luxe jacht van hun dromen aanschaffen. Hoe financier je de aanschaf van een superjacht? Vadim Blaustein: Er zijn verschillende manieren om de aankoop van een superjacht te financieren. Over het algemeen bieden banken en marienkredietverstrekkers financiering. Ofwel via een leasetransactie voor een bepaalde periode of via een marienhypotheek, geregistreerd op een jacht in haar vlagregister. Een and... Read More »

Overall winners revealed for 2018 Sony World Photography Awards

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The coveted Photographer of the Year title was presented to British artist Alys Tomlinson for her series Ex-Voto, winning the photographer $25,000 (USD). The work was praised by the jury for its beautiful production, technical excellence and sensitive illustration of pilgrimage as a journey of discovery and sacrifice to a greater power. Tomlinson was selected from the 10 category winners of the Professional competition who was announced today alongside those in 2nd and 3rd place in each Professional category. The overall winners of the Award... Read More »

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