4 April 2017, Hili Perlson takes a look at The African Art in Venice Forum which wants to contribute to a stronger contemporary African art community while interrogating why Africa is underrepresented at the upcoming Venice Biennale. Both of Scheryn’s Founders, Herman Steyn and Dabing Chen, will be taking part in the Forum.
14 March 2017, Casey Lesser takes a look at the Bruce High Quality Foundation and their drive to create free art education for students in rural Zambia. The Foundation which started in Manhattan has now expanded its reach to Africa.
3 March 2017, Claire Wrathall profiles the British collector Robert Devereux and his decision to start collecting African art.
4 March 2017, Artnet looks at 5 takeaways from the 2017 TEFAF Global Art Market Report. This is the first year that Prof Rachel Pownall compiled the report as the previous author, Dr Clare McAndrew, had moved to Art Basel to compile their own stand alone Art Market report.
30 January 2017, Robin Pogrebin takes a very interesting look at the world of artists estates. As a generation of artists grow older so auction houses, galleries and dealers are scrambling to represent their very lucrative estates. These estates are usually the domain of dealers and galleries but recently Sotheby’s has entered into the fray with the appointment of Christy Maclear, the chief executive of the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation. Another way in which Sotheby’s is adapting its organisation to resemble an all encompassing art business rather than just an auction house.
26 January 2017, Amid stories of pillaged Syrian antiquities, money laundering and Nazi looted art, Hugo Miller looks at a Geneva based initiative that has published a set of guidelines designed to counter illicit activity.