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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...
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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...
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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 +...
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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...
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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,...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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,...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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....
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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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2018 comes to an end, we can almost hear the fireworks. Let our solitude be a period of self...
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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,...
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