Sunday Art Brunch: from the Olympics to Kanye's new album cover


Sunday Art Brunch is your weekly appointment with international art news curated by Anna Frattini. In this section you will find art news from across the world from big events to fun pieces about art and the art world. 

  • The Olympics are just at the beginning but there was a lot of drama surrounding this huge event in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic. Art wise, Sarah Cascone from artnet wrote an article on the artworks that took part in the extravagant opening ceremony.
Naomi Osaka holding up the Olympic torch on tha day of the inauguration. Courtesy of artnet + Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images.
  • Here’s a good news from the Financial Times that states - according to a new report from ArtTactic - that the confidence in the art market never been this high since 2014. The pandemic brought a lot of innovation into this diverse and diffuclt sector so the future is in the hands of the resilient. 

  • The Art Newspaper reports that Venice is not part of the World Heritage in Danger list. However, things can change since Italy needs to file another report on the conditions of the lagoon before December 2022. Now that cruiseships are not allowed in Venice the hope is of a major improvement in the conservation of the city.

  • Back to the Olympics, Artsy chose 8 valid galleries if you happen to be in Tokyo. This article reveals a culturally active city. John Tran also highlights the key locations of the art scene in Tokyo, such as the  Roppongi district, Terrada Art Complex and the Kiyosumi-Shirakawa area.
Takuro Tamayama's installation view of “Anything will slip off / If cut diagonally” at ANOMALY, Tokyo, 2021. Courtesy Artsy + the gallery and the artist.

  • Louise Bourgeois is the artist that created the artwork on Kanye West’s new album cover, DONDA.
    I-D magazine explains that the metaphor of motherhood behind Bourgeois’s artworks can be the reading key of Kanye's s latest album. Also... artnet is suggesting that there is a dark twisted story behind this choice.

Louise Bourgeois's artwork featured in the latest album of the american rapper. Courtesy the artist.
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Anna Frattini