Bernhard Knaus Fine Art Represents Swiss Artist Karim Noureldin

On 15 December 2015, Bernhard Knaus Fine Art, in Frankfurt, announced that they now represent Swiss artist Karim Noureldin. Noureldin’s works reflect the flow of space and time, with particular focus on the presentation of the pen in a new modern light. The artist uses a unique asymmetrical cross-hatching technique to subtly compose his picture. He has also created numerous installations and has been involved in expansive public space art projects, in collaboration with architects, such as Herzog & deMeuron, Müller Sigrist Architekten, bunq architects and Make. His works have been on display at exhibitions in Europe and North America; Kunsthalle Basel, Kunstmuseum Winterthur, Musee d’ art moderne et contemporain Mamco Genf, Swiss Institute New York, Centre d art contemporain CACY Yverdon, and most recently Kunstmuseum Zander in Bergisch-Gladbach have hosted solo shows of his works. Currently, Noureldin works and lives in Lausanne, where he lectures as professor at the ECAL / University of Art and Design, Dept. Fine...

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Small 1% rise in artnet.com revenues

Last week the online art news agency artnet.com released its figures for the first six months of 2015. Revenues for Artnet.com A.G., which is listed in Frankfurt in Germany, have increased by 1% in the corresponding period for the year before in terms of USD. Artnet.com A.G.’s total revenue for the first half of the year was $9.4 million, up from $9.3 million on the year before. However, three out of the four different business segments which make up Artnet.com A.G. ran at a loss in terms of revenue. Only the advertising department grew, from $810,000 in the first six months of 2014 to $1.6 million over the same period in 2015. Artnet.com A.G. is a media agency with a digital readership of 2.5...

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“The Artists” at Museum für Moderne Kunst

Until 1 December 2015, the Museum für Moderne Kunst (MMK) is hosting a programme entitled “The Artists”, during which artists represented by the MMK collection or who have had a long history of relations with the museum, will be having discussions with curators and critics. On 29 April, photographer Barbara Klemm, curator Anne-Marie Beckmann, and journalist and director of the department of visual arts in Zurich, Barbara Basting are to discuss the work of photojournalist Anja Niedringhaus (1965–2014), which was mainly carried out in Albania, Bosnia, and Iraq. On 20 May, the artist Anne Imhof, whose work includes installations, performances, and documentation, is to converse with art historian Isabelle Graw. On 12 June, the English conceptual artist Simon Starling is to talk about his works, which deal with objects, their history and their conditions of production made by science, ecology, and economy, with Katrina Brown, director of The Common Guild, a contemporary art institution in Glasgow. On 23 September, the artist Thomas Bayrle and collector Paul Maenz are to talk together about their artist friend Peter Roehr (1944‒1968), whose works are held in the MMK collection. On 18 November, choreographer and dancer William Forsythe, who has also created large-scale installations, is to talk with Mario Kramer, the exhibition curator and director of the MMK collection. Finally, on 1 December, the fashion designer Kostas Murkudis, who has donated numerous archives to the MMK, is to talk about his exhibition conditions and the history of his collections with the director of the arts department at the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Julia...

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Basim Magdy elected artist of the year 2016 by Deutsche Bank

Deutsche Bank has elected Basim Magdy as “artist of the year” 2016. The prize is awarded to contemporary artists who have created artistically and socially relevant works combining paper and photography, the main media of the Deutsche Bank collection. The artist was selected after recommendations of Deutsche Bank’s artistic advisory board, composed of famous curators Okwui Enwezor, Hou Hanru, Udo Kittelmann, and Victoria Noorthoorn. Basim Magdy is a contemporary visual artist born in 1977 in Assiut, Egypt, who currently works between Basel and Cairo. His work uses a large variety of techniques, including film, photography, slide projections, installations, and works on paper. The Deutsche Bank KunstHalle in Berlin is to host the first solo exhibition of the works of Basim Magdy in spring 2016. He is currently being exhibited at Surround Audience: New Museum Triennial 2015 in New York and the Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw in the exhibition “Lest The Two Seas...

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Frankfurt’s Städel museum celebrates its 200 year anniversary

The Städel museum, one of Germany’s biggest and most famous art institutes, is organising a series of exhibitions to celebrate its 200 year anniversary. Around 100 masterpieces loaned from international museums and private collections will be on display until 21 June 2015. Home to 3,000 paintings, 600 sculptures, and 100,000 graphic works, the Städel is the oldest German museum supported by private funds. The institution was founded in 1815 by banker Johann Friedrich Städel, an enthusiastic collector and art trader, who then left all his fortune to the foundation that he had created to manage the institute. The Städel, which focuses on Impressionist art, will present a series of high quality exhibitions. The first exhibition, entitled “Monet and the birth of Impressionnism”, which opened on 15 March 2015, consists of more than 90 paintings by Impressionist Old Masters, such as Auguste Renoir, Edouard Manet, Berthe Morisot, Edgar Degas, Alfred Sisley, Camille Pissaro, and Paul Cézanne, as well as 50 paintings by Claude Monet. Le Déjeuner is the centrepiece of this exhibition dedicated to the Impressionist movement, its context, and its development at the end of the 19th century. The museum is to allow free entry to all visitors on the weekend of 28 and 29 March 2015. This same weekend, the museum will also organise numerous events, including guided tours and musical...

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