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  • Interview with artist Adam Ball

    https://www.adamballonline.com/
    'Until tomorrow' 2020; Charcoal on paper backed on aluminium. 93 x 74 cm
    'Until tomorrow' 2020; Charcoal on paper backed on aluminium. 93 x 74 cm

    Adam Ball (1977) lives and works in London and has exhibited in important institutions and galleries internationally. Since the public installation of a 10 metre high painting in London’s Golden Square in 2002, solo exhibitions include: Remnants and Realisation, Encounter, London; Absolute Zero, Pharos Arts Foundation, Cyprus; Elemental, Bait Al Zubair Museum, Oman; The Space Between, Goss-Michael Foundation, Dallas; Resolution, Centre of Contemporary Art Bahrain, Echo, Galerie Laurent Mueller, Paris; In the Beginning, Shirazu Gallery, London; Dirty Pattern, Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York.

     

    Selected group exhibitions include Royal West of England Academy, Bristol; Shapes in Clouds, Encounter, London; Re:Define, Dallas Contemporary Art Museum, Dallas; Clarks: Rebooted, Shanghai, Milan, NYC; Salle D’Attende, Galerie Laurent Mueller, Paris, This is London, Shizaru Gallery, London, Re:Define, Goss-Michael Foundation, Dallas; Spectra, London Newcastle Project Space, London; Taman Negara, Gagosian Gallery, New York; Jerwood Drawing Prize, Jerwood Space, London; Encounters, Brighton Museum; Becks Futures, ICA London and CCA Glasgow.

     

    Recently five of Ball’s works were sold in the George Michael Collection at Christie’s achieving record results. Public installations include Until the day you feel good, a 3m x 16m light box on the outside of new Royal Papworth Hospital, Cambridge in collaboration with architects HOK International and FutureCity.

  • Clubhouse; the artworld’s reddit-gamestop moment….

    Edo-torial is about Edo's experiences, insights and views on the art world. As well as being the co-founder of Demif Gallery, he also acts as Demif Gallery’s commercial and project manager. Edo has also led and organised public dialogues with auction houses such as Sotheby’s and Christie's, as well as industry leads in the contemporary art space.

     

  • Laurence White is a self taught artist who has mastered the world of social media and can be considered the next generation of entrepreneurial artists that are able to leverage various tools in order to get their message across a large and wide audience. Laurence is the founder of the succesful club, Art: on Clubhouse. In this edition we wanted to get some insights from Laurence about the usage and future of Clubhouse..

  • The art market post Covid-19

    Organising and visiting the Museums and Art Fairs with responsibility
    by Didier Demif
    A preview of the Bending Culture exhibition at Hoxton 253 in October 2020 in London. ©Mirko.Boffeli
    A preview of the Bending Culture exhibition at Hoxton 253 in October 2020 in London. ©Mirko.Boffeli
  • by Didier Demif
    Mary Evans, Angela Franklin, Claudie Dimbeng and Aza Mansongi ©M.Evans and Demif Gallery
    Mary Evans, Angela Franklin, Claudie Dimbeng and Aza Mansongi ©M.Evans and Demif Gallery

    Mary Evans, Angela Franklin, Claudie Dimbeng and Aza Mansongi, four women with four different origins, living in four different countries who have a common passion: art. 

  • Sani aka Inxsanixty

    A self-taught artist with the ability to combine Afro-surrealism with a flavour of neo-expressionism, while maintaining his eclectic Afro-European identity.(By Edo Ndeke)
    Sani in his art studio
    Sani in his art studio
  • Frank Dikisongele

    “Africa has yet to create a whole ecosystem in order to transform its aesthetic potential into economic value.”
    by Didier Demif
    Frank Dikisongele

    The COVID-19 pandemic has shown once again how human society is united in times of crisis.

     

     
  • CENT OU SANS VISAGE

    ‘’Hundred or without face (In english)’’
    Cent ou sans visage by Olivier Matuti (© Demif Gallery)
    Cent ou sans visage by Olivier Matuti (© Demif Gallery)

     

  • by Didier Demif
    Retro Regard (April 2020) by Olivier Matuti - C print - 80cm x 80cm
    Retro Regard (April 2020) by Olivier Matuti - C print - 80cm x 80cm

    Due to the lockdown of major cities in the world caused by the coronavirus pandemic, all cultural events have been cancelled or postponed to a later date and places of entertainment such as cinema, theatre, gallery, cultural centre, etc are also closed. Since the situation stops people physically coming together, it goes without saying that the world of entertainment and artists, and all associated disciplines are affected.

  • A trip to Bozar’s exhibition “Incarnations”

    Another look at the African aesthetic heritage
    by Didier Demif
    Kendell Geers, Twilight of the Idols (Fetish), 2009.
    Kendell Geers, Twilight of the Idols (Fetish), 2009.

    It was nearly 2pm when a Belgian friend of mine and I came out of the train station “Gare Central” in Brussels. The first thing that attracted my attention was an immense crowd composed of people of different cultural backgrounds but also… the smell of waffles. Yes, on Belgian National Day (21st of July 2019), the centre of Brussels smells strongly of waffles.