Art Basel Miami is finally over, and so it seems are this year’s viewing rooms. It’s been a strange time and you fully deserve to take a break. But while you’ve been catching up on some lost zzz’s, the art world has kept busy. Lucky for you, we’ve got you covered with all the art news you missed while you put your feet up!
Monolith Creators Revealed
Who would ever have thought that a shiny silver obelisk would take over art world news? Well, it’s 2020, and stranger things have happened. After appearing in Utah, Romania and California, we finally know the cheeky artists behind the structure. Artist collective The Most Famous Artist, has claimed responsibility for the monolith via Instagram (though their account is private). Additional evidence has been posted on Twitter, via the collective’s founder Matty Mo.
teamLab To Light Up Japanese Gardens
Everyone’s favourite light enthusiasts – teamLab – are set to take over Japan’s historic Kairakuen Garden, transforming 3,000 plum blossom trees into an interactive art space. The digitized garden will run from February 13 to March 21, 2021.
Floating Light Installation Appears In Rimini
Gio Tirotto and Cristina Didero have installed 208 buoys on the basin in Borgo San Giuliano at Ponte di Tiberio in the romantic Italian city of Rimini. The lights represent the 208 countries all around the world and the idea is to talk about reliance and togetherness to transfer a sense of strength and hope for these unprecedented times. It’s just gorgeous!
Kim Jones Collabs With Kenny Scharf For Dior
We love this! Kim Jones has just debuted his fall 2021 mens collection for Dior, and it featured a series of looks made in collaboration with artist Kenny Scharf. The collection was presented digitally, and was full of fun prints and patterns to act as an antidote to a cataclysmic 2020.
Burberry To Donate Leftover Fabric To Fashion Students
As fashion brands here, there and everywhere work to become more sustainable, Burberry has just launched ReBurberry Fabric in partnership with the British Fashion Council. The new initiative will be donating leftover fabric to UK-based fashion students in a bid to cut down on waste while also supporting young talent.
Frieze Opens Space In London
Art fairs have really had to rethink their modes of operations this year and Frieze is making a bold step into the future. The art fair has rented a long-term gallery space in Cork Street, London’s art hub. The art fair hosted Frieze Live in the same space during the October edition of Frieze, and we’re excited to see what’s next!
Phillips Latest Auction Makes Records For Artists Of Colour
The art world finally began to address its diversity issues this year, so we were delighted to read in artnet that Phillips’ recent New York auction made records for a number of black artists including Amy Sherald, Mickalene Thomas and Jade Fadojutimi. We’re hoping that these records continue to be broken into 2021 and beyond.
Text Lizzy Vartanian