(featured image: Said Dokins)

Weekly at Tuesday 8am we will be hosting a Clubhouse inviting international art professionals to speak. Their notes on artists museums and public art in their regions will appear below:

3/9/21

Australia:

Australian artists: Gordon Bennett, Brett Whiteley, and Ron Mueck.

Canada:

Ryan (Ryan Van Der Hout) is a Toronto-based experimental artist working with photography and photo-based sculpture.

Ryan’s recommendations for festivals in Canada: CONTACT festival and Nuit Blanche.

One artist Ryan is watching right now: Kent Monkmen.

Croatia:

Curators and artists to watch: Branko Franceschi, Boris Bućan, Julije Knifer, and Dalibor Martinis.

Recommendations for museums and public art in Croatia: Museum of Broken Relationships

Iran:

Roshi (Roshi Rahnmama) is an LA-based lawyer and advocate and the founder of ADVOCARTSY (Artists of Iranian origin in the US).

Cameroon:

Artists to watch: Les (Les Artisans Du Champ), Ludovic Nkoth, and Jean David Nkot.

South Korea:

Recommendations for museums and public art in South Korea: Bonte museum.

Tasmania:

Recommendations for museums and public art in Tasmania: MONA (Museum of Old and New Art).

3/2/21

Ghana:

Kwesi (Kwesi O. Kwarteng) is a Ghanian-born artist based in Newark who makes work using textiles and fabric. The main subject of his practice is intercultural dialogue and he is often inspired by his experience as an immigrant to the US from Ghana.

Some of the artists he’s watching now are Sam Gilliam, Ibrahim Mahama, and Serge Attukwei Clottey.

Other artists to watch: Otis Quaicoe (in residence with the Rubell collection in Miami.)

Here are Kwesi’s recommendations for museums and public art institutions in Ghana: The Nubuke Foundation, Gallery 1957, and Savanna Contemporary art center. Additionally, every year the Chale Wote Festival is held in Accra.

South Africa:

Recommendations for museums and public art in South Africa: Zeitz Museum of Contemporary art.

Mexico:

Recommendations for museums and public art in Mexico: Casa Azul, Anahuacalli Museum, and University Museum in Mexico City.

Artists to watch: Fernando Palma and Maria Sosa Ruiz.

France:

Recommendations for museums and public art in France: The Maeght Foundation and The Rosary Chapel

Italy:

Recommendations for museums and public art in Italy: The Pirelli HangarBicocca, Foundation Prada, The Maxxi, and The Pinault collection.

Estonia:

Estonian-American Juri Koll of ViCA (Venice Institute of Contemporary Art) spoke about his recommendations for museums and public art in Estonia: Contemporary Art Museum of Estonia (EKKM); Kumu Museum, Tartu Art Museum, and Solaris Gallery.

Some of the artists he’s watching now are Peeter Allik, Toomas Kuusing, Kaija Kesa, Liisa Kruusmgi and Vilen Künnapu.

Lebanon:

Recommendations for museums and public art in Lebanon: The Sursock Museum and Tony Salamé‘s personal collection.

Canada:

Maz Mohajer is an Iranian-born digital artist who is currently living in Toronto. He is currently helping Darren Gallery in Toronto to digitize three walls in the gallery to create an immersive gallery experience.

China / Hong Kong:

Recommendations for museums and public art in China and Hong Kong: The Hong Kong Museum of Art, the M+ the museum of visual culture, and He Museum.

India:

Recommendations for museums and public art in India: Raqs Media Collective, National Museum of Modern Art, Salar Jung Museum, India Art Fair (increasingly focusing more on artists from Southeast Asian countries), and Kochi-Muziris Biennale (focuses on contemporary younger artists).

Artists to watch: Nikhil Chopra and Shilpa Gupta.

Cuba:

Artists and collectives in Cuba: Los Carpinteros (The Carpenters) and Alejandro Arrechea.

UAE:

Recommendations for museums and public art in the UAE: The Louvre in Abu Dhabi, and the Sharjah Art Foundation.