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The Art News You Missed While You Put Your Phone On Mute
Chanel announces culture fund and Emma Corrin to play Anna Delvey
News 19 Mar 2021

Hey art squad, how was your week? Did you get fed up of constantly being on high alert? Did you shut your laptop and throw your phone down the toilet? If you did, we won’t blame you, and if you felt the urge, we felt it too. That said, while you took a timeout from the digital realm, the art world kept on moving. So, here’s all the art news you missed while you put your phone on mute.

ART

Emma Corrin To Play Anna Delvey In Theatre Production

Image via @emmalouisecorrin

Do you remember Anna Delvey? I mean how could you not, right? But if you’ve forgotten, she was the girl who tricked the art world into thinking she was a millionairess opening an art foundation. Emma Corrin is set to play Delvey in a production titled “Anna X” at London’s Harold Pinter Theatre this May, and we can’t wait!

Ikea Collabs With Daniel Arsham

Image via @danielarsham

Ikea has just released an “Art Event” collection involving a collaboration with five artists, but the standout piece is a clock designed by a certain Mr Daniel Arsham. The collection also includes lamps made by Gelchop and vases by Stefan Marx. With a maximum price of $70, Ikea has made functionable art available to everyone! 

Marina Abramovic Teams Up With WeTransfer To Champion Performance Artists

Image via @wetransfer

Anyone working within the art world will be familiar with WeTransfer, so we became super excited when we found out the platform was teaming up with Marina Abramovic. The artist will be spotlighting five rising stars in the performance art world over the course of the next year and we can’t wait to see who we should have on our radars. 

Artists Come Together For Exhibition Curated By Breonna Taylor’s Mother

Image via @speedartmuseum

March 13 marked one year since the killing of Breonna Taylor. In an upcoming exhibition titled “Promise, Witness, Remembrance,” curated by Breonna’s mother Tamika Palmer, Speed Art Museum in Louisville, Kentucky where Breonna Lived, hopes to honor Breonna’s life with art that invites everyone to reflect on this year and what it has meant for their city. Amongst artists taking part are Amy Sherald, Theaster Gates, Lorna Simpson and Nick Cave. The exhibition opens April 7. 

FASHION

Chanel Announces Culture Fund Teaming Up With Galleries 

Image via @nationalportraitgallery

Chanel has announced a new Culture Fund, a new global programme of fellowships and partnerships to champion equality of voice and give visibility to individual game changers across the arts. The luxury house is partnering with National Portrait Gallery and Centre Pompidou amongst others. Chanel has also announced the Chanel Next Prize, to provide a source of inspiration and shift perspectives on the way we view the world.

Paris Hilton Is The Star Of New Lanvin Campaign

Image via @lanvinofficial

Paris Hilton is the star of the new Lanvin Spring/Summer 2021 advertising campaign, and we’re obsessed! Inspired by the 1950’s portraits of New York City’s society women, then referred to as “swans”, this campaign interprets the modern-day swan – the influencer. The campaign was shot by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggot and features Bruno Sialelli’s Spring/Summer 2021 collection for Lanvin. 

MARKET

Artworks Yayoi Kusama Gave To Her Dr To Make Big Bucks At Auction

Image via @abstract.mag

Just like us, artists have medical needs and apparently Yayoi Kusama once gave her doctor – Dr Teruo Hirose – 11 artworks in return for free medical care. The paintings and works on paper will be up for sale at Bonham’s on May 12 and are expected to reach up to $14 million. read all about it via ArtNet!

Sotheby’s Collaborates With Digital Artist On NFTs

NFTs may well be here to stay…Sotheby’s is set to collaborate with digital artist Pak on an NFT sale. While we don’t know details yet, we’re sure the partnership will raise some digital eyebrows!

Text Lizzy Vartanian

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