I have chosen Baud Postma’s photograph to wave farewell to 2017. A tender embrace. A gentle touch of ambiguity about the bond that brings two men together. Because mystery, sensitivity and sensuality are three things I hope for in the New Year. The photograph is on show at the National Portrait Gallery as part of the Taylor Wessing Portrait Prize until February 8th. Go and see it these holidays.
I am heading to Colombia to capture inspiration and ideas for new projects. Follow the adventure on Instagram.
I wish you a wonderful festive season and I will see you in 2018.
In the studio with Egle Jauncems: “This is the first time ever that I will show drawings in public. It is like undressing myself”
Cultural philanthropy is changing. Art collectors, patrons and a young generation of art lovers are curious and hungry for being in-the-know, for gaining direct and exclusive access to artist studios, eminent private collections, out-of-hours curator tours and attending the advanced preview of the preview of an exhibition. I enjoy the lot. However, the full potential of bespoke art engagement is greater. Art enthusiasts see art and culture as part of their lifestyle. They travel globally to see fairs, biennials and key exhibitions. It is only a matter of time that fatigue of content-spread-thin and lack of distinct experiences catch up.
It is Paris art week. Inaugurated 44 years ago, FIAC is the classic afternoon tea affair whilst, in its third edition, Paris Internationale is the bloody mary on the grunge rooftop of a multi-storey car park. Paris Internationale art fair brings together a young generation of 55 galleries and 8 project spaces from 17 countries. With a sense for the surreal and body awareness, these are my highlights.
I have chosen three artists who are ’emerging’ into the market for very different reasons. These are my three picks from Frieze London, Frieze Masters and Sunday Art Fair.