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The 2021 Monocle Art Survey

28 June 2021

From gallerists to artists, collectors to auctioneers, we check in with industry players to find why – digital innovations or not – seeing art in real life matters, how the past year has shaken up the market and what exh…

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Reformed character

Athens has a vast new cultural space – but only for two years. Neon will continue its nomadic existence but before it leaves, it plans to deliver a cultural hit to a quiet neighbourhood.

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Easel living

Why rent expensive studio or gallery space when you can create and showcase at home? Meet the real artists in residence.

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Designs for life

As Artcurial prepares to put the art and furniture of fashion designer Kenzo Takada under the hammer, we take a peek behind the scenes in Paris, at a collection as vibrant and eclectic as its owner.

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The Monocle Weekly, Peter Bagge

1 December 2020

Legendary underground cartoonist Peter Bagge joins Monocle 24 to reflect on a career in comics as his seminal series ‘Hate’ is republished as a complete collection.

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Culture clash

Although Basel has long laid claim to being Switzerland’s art capital, Zürich has its eyes on the title too. And with a clutch of world-class galleries moving into the latter’s city centre, it increasingly has the creative…

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Refined palette

Swiss chef Andreas Caminada is a connoisseur of fine art as well as food. We sample the works hanging on his restaurants’ walls.

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Group dynamics

Having established their own community spaces, two artistic initiatives are finding strength in collective endeavour. We meet the people behind a new global arts destination in London and the duo whose converted power…

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Art and soul

Smart collectors follow their taste and inclinations when they’re buying but they also have the nose to expand and explore new fields. We speak to four insiders about where the market is heading – and what sectors are…

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Look this way

Copenhagen’s Chart Art Fair, which champions Nordic art, has reinvented itself. Could its new format be a template for the future?

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Leading by example

Gropius Bau was among the first major museums to reopen after pandemic-enforced closure. Director Stephanie Rosenthal reveals how she did it.

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Only in Australia, 1

14 July 2020

In this first episode we examine arts and culture, and how travellers can not only join the audience in iconic Australian artistic venues but also explore behind the curtain, with exclusive access to once-in-a-lifetime,…

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Paint the town

Auckland’s commercial art scene is flourishing thanks to agile business models and an abundance of talent. We meet the gallerists championing their multicultural hometown.

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Making a scene

Mexico’s second city, Guadalajara, is dynamic yet intimate. It entices emerging artists as well as collectors on the hunt for fresh talent.

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