Turrell’s Meeting Reopens at MoMA PS1

The site-specific installation, one of the artist’s Skyspaces, has reopened after a three-year restoration and renovation. James Turrell’s Meeting at MoMA PS1, one of his site-specific Skyspace installations, has re-opened after a three-year restoration and renovation. The installation, located inside the museum, “…invites viewers to gaze upwards toward an unobstructed view of the sky.” The […]


Reykjavik cuts street lights for the sake of Aurora Borealis

Reykjavik, the world’s most northern capital, suffers from light pollution just like other cities and the council is trying to do something about it. The streets of Reykjavik went dark for one night only to give residents a better view of the Aurora Borealis, a sight that is usually diluted by light pollution. Reykjavik council announced that street lighting would […]


Davıd Bowie’s Art Collection Comes Back To New York At Sotheby’s

In July, Sotheby’s announced that it would auction off 400 works from the collection of David Bowie, a sale that would take place over the course of three nights and feature works by British artists Frank Auerbach, David Bomberg and Harold Gilman, as well as Jean-Michel Basquiat, whose 1984 painting Air Power is expected to […]


Obsessions—Artists, Curators, And Dealers Share Their Unusual Collections

While this issue of ARTnews focuses on today’s prominent art collectors, the urge to amass objects—both valuable and not—is nearly as old as mankind. The ancient Greeks and Romans collected, as Erin Thompson writes in her recently published book Possession: The Curious History of Private Collectors from Antiquity to the Present, as did Dutch aristocrats […]


Leading Istanbul galleries join forces for new Gallery Weekend

Fourteen dealers aim to bring “positive energy” to the city in wake of failed coup. Istanbul Gallery Weekend, a new initiative launched in the beleaguered city by a group of commercial galleries, is due to take place later this month (30 September-2 October). Fourteen galleries, including Pi Artworks, Galeri Nev and Zilberman Gallery, have joined […]


What makes a great museum?

Artists, architects and curators tell us about the spaces they love—and hate. What makes a museum building successful? Until the arrival of Frank Gehry’s Guggenheim in Bilbao in 1997, this question might have been almost exclusively focused on the best environments in which to view art. But the Guggenheim’s phenomenal success, which allowed the Basque […]


Slovenia 1st country in the world with a sustainability rating

In 2015, the Slovenian Tourist Board developed the Green Scheme of Slovenian Tourism, a special program used to assess the sustainable operations of Slovenian destinations and operators according to international criteria. The first winner of the Slovenia Green quality label was Ljubljana, European Green Capital 2016. Up until now, 12 destinations and 10 operators have […]


Top 200 collectors of 2016

Shelley Fox Aarons and Philip E. Aarons New York Real estate Contemporary art Roman Abramovich and Dasha Zhukova Moscow Steel, mining, investments, and professional soccer (Chelsea Football Club); philanthropy Modern and contemporary art Haryanto Adikoesoemo Jakarta, Indonesia Energy, logistics, and real estate Indonesian and Western modern and contemporary art Ricard Akagawa São Paulo Travel and […]