Profiles of the Arts

With a focus on modern + contemporary arts, ARTPIL provides stories, event news, and interviews, featuring profiles of artists of all disciplines, museums & galleries, agencies & organizations, both curated and from the public domain.

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sunlight between two pines
Over my head, I see the bronze butterfly, asleep on the black trunk, blowing like a leaf in green...
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Feels like a million bucks
Tragedy at Christchurch mosques in New Zealand, Brexit extension requested, Kazakhstan's Nazarbayev resigns, 5 year anniversary of annexed Crimea,...
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Reflections on the Guillotine
Theresa May's Brexit plan voted down again in the Parliament; Ethiopian Airlines tragedy takes 157 lives; California's governor to...
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Drop by Caustic Drop
I am not ready for repentance; Nor to match regrets. For the moth bends no more than the still...
Sydney Festival 2019
Through January 27, 2019 / Sydney
Every January, Sydney Festival starts the new year with a bang, transforming the city with a bold cultural celebration...
30 Under 30 Women Photographers / 2019
May 4 – June 2, 2019 / Lille
This year for its 10th Edition 30 Under 30 Women Photographers in conjunction with festival Transphotographiques, Artpil +...
30 Under 30 Women Photographers / 2019
Announcing the 2019 Selections
For its 10th edition, Artpil is proud to announce the 2019 group of 30 Under 30 Women Photographers, with...
This is Not America
December 3-9, 2018
The first Faena Festival is an exploration of America as a concept, myth and narrative, dividing us at times,...
The Beauty of Lines
Through December 2, 2018
Through visual confrontations, the visitor is invited to experience the power of the photographic line through these masterpieces from...
DESIGNART Tokyo 2018
Oct 19 – 28, 2018 / Tokyo
Through the recent years, the boundaries between design and art have been crossing over, and works surpassing such boundaries...
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Stormy Weather
Another hurricane strikes North America. Trump rallies for mid-terms and meets with Rap star. Nikki Haley resigns as UN...
We Feed the World
October 12 - 21, 2018 / Bargehouse Gallery
This is about people, not production lines; farms not factories. This is about a farming system that regenerates the...
Solidarity / Qalandiya International IV
October 3 – 30, 2018 / various cities
QI is an attempt to join forces and resources and form links across a fragmented geography, responding to the...
Berlin Art Week 2018
September 26 – 30, 2018 / Berlin
Once again for its 7th edition, Berlin Art Week promises a rich variety of programs and exhibitions made possible...
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in immense autumnal sounds
Another evening in another park, a group of marble horses rose on wings in the midst of a circle...
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collusion & the summer's end
Counting the days until the end of summer, we’re still not in the clear: Hurricanes, wildfires, and other natural...
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The Week in Review
Welcome to our weekly Prescription, a review of the week in the arts. From film festivals to art exhibitions,...
Voies Off Festival / 23rd Edition
July 2 - September 23, 2018 / Arles
Since 1996, right in the midst of Rencontres d'Arles, Voies Off offers an alternative program of exhibitions, projections, portfolio...
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Trade Wars & Mega Mergers
Trade Wars, mega mergers, the World Cup. Politicians in Mexico killed off before upcoming elections like a TV series...
10th Berlin Biennale
10th Berlin Biennale
Berlin Biennale is a conversation with artists and contributors who think and act beyond art as they confront the...
W. Eugene Smith Photography Grant
Deadline May 31, 2018
Established in 1978, the W. Eugene Smith Grant in Humanistic Photography is presented annually to a photographer whose past...
Julian Schnabel: Symbols of Actual Life
To Aug 5, 2018 / Legion of Honor Museum
The paintings epitomize much of what are the essential characteristics of the smallest and most nascent proposals of how...
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Perpetual Undulation
Let the place of the solitaires be a place of perpetual undulation. Whether it be in mid-sea... or on...
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Sequences of Spring in Review
We just hit 200,000 pages viewed, thank you for each and every one of them. Spring is here indeed, and...
Capture Photography Festival
Through April 30, 2018 / Vancouver
Launched in 2013, the annual Capture Photography Festival strives to nurture emerging talent, devoted to exhibiting challenging and thought-provoking...
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April in Paris
Syria, Israel, Palestine, Gaza. Migration, immigration, anti-immigration... April in Paris, Chestnuts in blossom, Holiday tables under the trees, what...
Art Paris 2018 / Part II
April 5–8, 2018 / Grand Palais
The 2018 edition of Art Paris marking its 20th anniversary opens tonight and runs through Sunday April 8. Among...
Art Paris 2018
April 5–8, 2018 / Grand Palais
Founded in 1999, Art Paris has established itself as Paris' leading spring art event. Art Paris is back for...
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The Holy Week
Holy Week proved to be rife with tension: Russia expelled diplomats, then broadcast their missile tests; Protests in Gaza...
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Ballad of Normalcy
Nearly a million march for their lives. Greece gets 6.7 billion euro bailout. Businesses delete FB following scandal. Bombs...
London Art Fair
30th Edition / Jan 17–21, 2018
For 30 years, London Art Fair has given access to exceptional modern and contemporary art. Once again for 2018...
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Another week in review
We just hit 100,000 pages viewed as we approach the end of our first six months. Thank you all...
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Review of the week
Brisk evenings, already the Holiday lights, and year end exhibitions which will take us through the season. We can...
Beuys / Directed by Andres Veiel
Various engagements / 2018
The documentary Beuys is not a portrait in the traditional sense, but an intimate and in-depth look at a...
Miami Art Week 2017
Art Miami / Art Basel / Design Miami
The largest art event in the U.S. comes to Miami with a collective of over 100 art fairs presenting...
Image Is the Only Memory I Have
by Nerina Toci / Preface by Letizia Battaglia
An intense first book, rich with suggestive photos, Nerina Toci explores her own image which becomes the subject of...
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the week in review
Fallen back an hour, Halloween, Day of the Dead, and All Saints now behind us. Here is our take...
Gordon Smith: The Black Paintings
To Feb 4, 2018 / Vancouver Art Gallery
Marking a departure in Smith’s work with the use of text, symbolism and personal objects essentially absent elsewhere in...
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Amid the fallout
Summer is all but forgotten. Catalan/Spain, U.S. and Syria. So many goings on around the world, perhaps too many...
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Fall back into art
Back in the groove as the nights get cooler, it's harvest season and the arts are in abundance. Here...
DOCfield Festival Barcelona
October 19–30, 2017
DOCfield Barcelona celebrates its fifth edition reflecting on the subject of human mobility and the journey in its many...
Art Market Budapest
October 12–15, 2017 / Art Market Budapest
Presenting a unique artistic composition from central and eastern Europe and beyond, as well as the progressive new generation...
Human Flow
A Documentary Film by Ai Weiwei
Captured over a stretch of 23 countries, the film follows a chain of urgent human stories across the globe...
Nuit Blanche 2017 / Paris
October 7, 2017 / 7 pm – 7 am
As the days shorten in autumn, for one special night of Nuit Blanche, Paris streets teem with people of...
Daisuke Yokota / Emergence
Sep 28 – Nov 11, 2017 / Roman Road Gallery
Following the success and sensation of Daisuke Yokota’s work in Asia and Europe, Roman Road Gallery is delighted to...
Swab Barcelona
September 28 - October 1, 2017
Swab Barcelona is an international art fair that brings together galleries from around the world, curated projects and programs...
14th Biennale de Lyon
Through January 7, 2018
Since its creation in 1991, each guest curator has been asked to think of a keyword. The 14th edition...
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Summer never happened
Days are starting to diminish and evenings are cool with the air of festivals. Summer never happened. Here, once...
Vienna Contemporary
September 21–24, 2017 / Marx Halle Vienna
Over 100 galleries and institutions from 27 countries will present their artists and programs, with special presentations ZONE1, Solo...
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Over but not foregone
Summer is now ended, if not foregone. Returned to work, the art world prepares for the robust fall calendar....
Art Next 2017
October 6 – 9, 2017 / Hong Kong
A selected group of 72 young talents representing the next generation of artists will gather at Art Next Expo...
Chart Art Fair + Code 2
Aug 31 – Sep 3, 2017 / Copenhagen
Chart Art Fair and Code 2 (Code Art Fair's 2nd edition) take over the Copenhagen art scene for one...
Barcelona Gallery Weekend
September 28 - October 1, 2017
A week after the tragic attacks in Barcelona, followed by protests forcing the temporary closure of eight of its...
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The Week in Review
The past week was suffered under the inferno of the heat wave dubbed 'Lucifer' as we entered another circle...
Contemporary Istanbul 2017
September 14-17, 2017
Considered one of the leading international art fairs in Turkey, Contemporary Istanbul brings both regional and international focus to...
Locarno 70 Film Festival
Aug 2–12, 2017 / Locarno, Switzerland
The Locarno Festival for its 70th edition in Locarno, Switzerland, is the home of The Piazza Grande which is...
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The Week in Review
So this thing is really happening. Now into our third week, growing steadily despite the slow suspension of summer....
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The Week in Review
Wrapping up our second week with 12,000 pages viewed. Thank you for the shares and the repostings. Here are...
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Rounding out our 2nd Year
We are rounding out our second year with nearly a million visits strong. A very exciting two years it...
Proceed to the Route / Tania Franco Klein
Almanaque / Material Art Fair
The color is red and the woman is ready. The color is blue and the phone is ringing. The...
30 Under 30 Women Photographers / 2019
Open Call for Submissions
Announcing the call for entries for the 10th annual 30 Under 30 Women Photographers. The 2019 group will round...
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Look back on 2018
2018 comes to an end, we can almost hear the fireworks. Let our solitude be a period of self...
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Look back on our 1st year
Here we are. We just rounded out our first year with well over a quarter-million visits. A very interesting...
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International Women's Day 2018
Today is International Women's Day. One day out of the year, a tradition started over a 100 years ago...
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Look back on 2017
So here we are, the last day of the year, 2017. We are wrapping up our first 6 months,...