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Christie’s to Show Bacon and Ghenie Works Worth $445m in Seoul Ocula News Christie’s to Show Bacon and Ghenie Works Worth $445m in Seoul Seoul, 9 August 2022

The exhibition Flesh and Soul will feature key works by both giants of modern figurative art during Seoul Art Week.

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Thomas Demand to Build a House of Card at MOCA Toronto Ocula News Thomas Demand to Build a House of Card at MOCA Toronto Toronto, 8 August 2022

The German artist's photographs of hyperreal cardboard interiors are also on view at Shanghai's UCCA Edge this month.

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Beyoncé’s ‘Renaissance’ Has Nothing to Do With Lady Godiva Ocula News Beyoncé’s ‘Renaissance’ Has Nothing to Do With Lady Godiva Coventry, 5 August 2022

That hasn't stopped countless articles comparing the album cover to a 19th-century painting by John Collier.

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Maya Lin Creates Fountain Sculpture for Obama Presidential Center Ocula News Maya Lin Creates Fountain Sculpture for Obama Presidential Center Chicago, 5 August 2022

The work will anchor a water garden dedicated to the former president's mother, Ann Dunham.

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Storm King Art Center Reveals $45 Million Development Plan Ocula News Storm King Art Center Reveals $45 Million Development Plan New York, 4 August 2022

The project will kick car parking to the woodland fringe, creating new space for work in the outdoor museum's North and South Meadows.

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Monika Sprüth Takes the 2022 Art Cologne Prize Ocula News Monika Sprüth Takes the 2022 Art Cologne Prize Cologne, 3 August 2022

The €10,000 prize is one of the few art world awards that goes to gallerists and collectors, not just artists and curators.

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FotoFocus, America’s Largest Photo Biennial, Gets Strange Ocula News FotoFocus, America’s Largest Photo Biennial, Gets Strange Cincinnati, 2 August 2022

Highlights of the exhibition include house illuminations reminiscent of Rene Magritte's Empire of Light paintings.

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APENFT Foundation Announces 2022 Open Call Theme Ocula News APENFT Foundation Announces 2022 Open Call Theme Beijing, 1 August 2022

Digital artists are invited to create works on the 'Post-Human Age' for a share of $105,000 in prizes.

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Hauser & Wirth Partners With Hospital Rooms to Brighten British Wards Ocula News Hauser & Wirth Partners With Hospital Rooms to Brighten British Wards London, 29 July 2022

The three-year collaboration aims to raise £1 million to bring museum quality art to Britain's mental health services.

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LACMA Presents Back-to-Back Shows of Korean Art Ocula News LACMA Presents Back-to-Back Shows of Korean Art Los Angeles, 28 July 2022

The exhibitions Park Dae Sung and The Space Between provide valuable insight into Korean art in a year when much of the art world is stampeding towards Seoul.

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1301SW Opens a Pacific Rim Portal in Melbourne Ocula News 1301SW Opens a Pacific Rim Portal in Melbourne Melbourne, 28 July 2022

Created by the founders of 1301PE in Los Angeles and Starkwhite in Auckland, the gallery provides them a permanent presence in Australia, and space for something new.

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Virginia Jaramillo,  Mexican-American Minimalist, Joins Pace Gallery Ocula News Virginia Jaramillo, Mexican-American Minimalist, Joins Pace Gallery New York, 27 July 2022

Loie Hollowell, Harold Ancart, and Rosa Lee also found representation at new galleries this month.

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Shinro Ohtake and Lee Ufan Retrospectives Headline Art Week Tokyo 2022 Ocula News Shinro Ohtake and Lee Ufan Retrospectives Headline Art Week Tokyo 2022 Tokyo, 25 July 2022

Ohtake's self-portrait as a scrapped shed is one of 500 works by the artist that will show at the National Museum of Modern Art in November.

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Stranger Things’ Maya Hawke Drops Music Video Inspired by Balthus Painting Ocula News Stranger Things’ Maya Hawke Drops Music Video Inspired by Balthus Painting New York, 22 July 2022

With its nudity and sex, the video thumbs its nose at the moral panic caused by 'Thérèse Dreaming'.

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Armory Show to Exhibit Monumental Works That Question Monuments Ocula News Armory Show to Exhibit Monumental Works That Question Monuments New York, 21 July 2022

The Platform section of this year's fair includes an imperial throne being 'gassed' and a clown-headed rug tent visitors can go inside.

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Silverlens, a Groundbreaking Filipino Gallery, Will Open in New York Ocula News Silverlens, a Groundbreaking Filipino Gallery, Will Open in New York New York, 20 July 2022

Prompted by the desire to increase visibility for Southeast Asian artists, the new Chelsea gallery will launch with exhibitions by Martha Atienza and Yee I-Lann.

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Claes Oldenburg, a Pioneer of Pop Art, Has Died at 93 Ocula News Claes Oldenburg, a Pioneer of Pop Art, Has Died at 93 New York, 19 July 2022

The Swedish-born American sculptor brought the world 'happenings' and 'soft sculptures'.

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Auction Houses Rake in Record Sums as World Economy Falters Ocula News Auction Houses Rake in Record Sums as World Economy Falters Hong Kong, 18 July 2022

Robust art sales at Christie's, Phillips, and Poly Auction HK have defied the drops seen in other asset classes.

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