Wilhelm Sasnal returns to Basel with fond memories: Polish artist’s career took off in the Swiss city

By Julia Michalska / The Art Newspaper

The Fondation Beyeler’s room of ten paintings by Wilhelm Sasnal forms a homecoming of sorts—a group exhibition at the Kunsthalle Basel in 2002 was the Polish-born and Krakow-based artist’s first major show. In the same year, the Warsaw-based Foksal Gallery Foundation, which was then co-directed by Adam Szymczyk, Documenta 14’s artistic director, brought Sasnal’s works to the Liste fair. “I have a long history with Basel,” Sasnal tells us, ahead of a talk he is taking part in tomorrow at the Beyeler.

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Wilhelm Sasnal's 2009 painting Capitol has gained new resonance since Trump's victory (Photo: Robert Bayer © Wilhelm Sasnal)

Wilhelm Sasnal’s 2009 painting Capitol has gained new resonance since Trump’s victory (Photo: Robert Bayer © Wilhelm Sasnal)

 


What’s the Path to Winning an Art Prize?

By Casey Lesser / The Artsy

[…] Artists should seek out opportunities based on their eligibility and the kind of work they make. “Don’t change to accommodate prizes,” advises London artist Allyson McIntyre, who won the 2015 HIX Award, which gives artists £10,000 to go towards a solo show at the London gallery HIX ART. “Be authentic to your practice and find the prizes that work for what you do.”

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Illustration by Tomi Um for Artsy

Illustration by Tomi Um for Artsy

 


There Are More Resources Than Ever to Help You Become a Successful Artist

By Abigail Cain / Artsy Editorial

Throughout the years, artists have been variously portrayed as underappreciated geniuses, eccentric celebrities, starving recluses, and passionate visionaries.

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Installation view of John Baldessari, Tips for Artists Who Want to Sell, 1966–68, at The Broad, Los Angeles. Photo by @floraguilbaut, via Instagram.

Installation view of John Baldessari, Tips for Artists Who Want to Sell, 1966–68, at The Broad, Los Angeles. Photo by @floraguilbaut, via Instagram.

 


The Death of the Artist—and the Birth of the Creative Entrepreneur

By William Deresiewicz / The Atlantic

Hard-working artisan, solitary genius, credentialed professional—the image of the artist has changed radically over the centuries. Whatif the latest model to emerge means the end of art as we have known it?

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The Atlantic

The Atlantic

 


11 Summer Art Fairs to Visit Around the World

By Alice Oh / The Art Zealous

Sao Paolo, Seoul, Seattle, the Hamptons — what do all of these places have in common? These locations (and more) are all hosting art fairs this summer. We’ve compiled a comprehensive list of the art fairs you have to check out this summer. This list should make mapping out your travel itinerary a lot easier.

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The Art Zealous

The Art Zealous

 



From the Contemporary Lynx archives:

KRZYSZTOF MASIEWICZ AND PIOTR BAZYLKO TALK ABOUT THEIR BLOG, COLLECTIONS AND ARTBAZAAR RECORDS
Interviewed by Dobromila Blaszczyk & Sylwia Krason

“Art collecting is not about an investment or decorating apartments but rather a great adventure which is available for anybody who has an idea….” art collectors duo – Krzysztof Masiewicz and Piotr Bazylko talk about their blog, collections and ArtBazaar Records.

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Wojciech Bąkowski, courtesy Krzysztof Masiewicz

Wojciech Bąkowski, courtesy Krzysztof Masiewicz

 

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