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Scientists v. Politicians.

Scientists v. Politicians.

Scientists  v. Politicians. The land, is our home and is sick with a chronical ailment, we have inoculated ourselves: humans. It's called climate change or global warming. It's the most widespread disease, but as we'll see later it's not the only one. External manifestations are becoming more dramatic. In recent times the follow-up began in Japan with a tsunami that swept away everything that stood in its wake. Since then the tsunamis have been identified...
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Julio Le Parc and his radical explorations.

Julio Le Parc and his radical explorations.

Julio Le Parc and his radical explorations. The celebratory map that pays tribute to Julio Le Parc in Buenos Aires this year is, as it has been disseminated, from three of the city's most reputable institutions: the CCK, the National Museum of Fine Arts and the Colon Theater. Each offers the public a different chapter in the extensive career of the 90-year-old artist. Thus, to the impressive display of paintings, light installations and works, conceived between the...
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Through the eye of the lock.

Through the eye of the lock.

Through the eye of the lock. Through the eye of the lock. Why do I always have to talk about myself? A vice acquired in some pagan temple? I don't know, I'm just experimenting, but I'm going to try to turn the character around. Psychology is a fairly atypical profession, it is not like the doctor or lawyer to whom we refer naturally, belongs to the private sphere of people. No "healthy" adult will see...
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Artificial intelligence uncovers Old Master paintings.

Artificial intelligence uncovers Old Master paintings.

Artificial intelligence uncovers new details about Old Master paintings. LONDON - Artificial intelligence has been used to analyse high-resolution digital x-ray images of the world famous Ghent Altarpiece, as part of an investigative project led by UCL. The finding is expected to improve our understanding of art masterpieces and provide new opportunities for art investigation, conservation and presentation. Researchers from the National Gallery, Duke University and UCL worked with technical images acquired from the brothers...
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At the Utermann: Feininger, Klee & Bauhaus.

At the Utermann: Feininger, Klee & Bauhaus.

At the Utermann Gallery: Feininger, Klee & Bauhaus. SEPTEMBER 17, 2019-OCTOBER 26, 2019 - DORTMUND | GERMANY An exhibition celebrating Bauhaus’ cetenerary highlighting the two artists  Lyonel Feininger and Paul Klee. The exhibtion will be shown in New York, Dortmund and Vienna. Lyonel Feininger was an American Impressionist & Modern artist who was born in 1871. His work was featured in numerous exhibitions at key galleries and museums, including the Hauser & Wirth, Zurich and the Museum of Fine...
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Almost human, an indomitable living being.

Almost human, an indomitable living being.

Almost Human. I have a living being at home that I find absolutely indomitable. He is always alert and aware of my needs. It is more than human, when you require a thought that goes back a long time ago, think about it and take longer than when the request is recent. Obviously he has to resort to his memory, which we must admit is always perfect, but not always accessible. I forgive you for...
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Roy Lichtenstein, Multiple Visions.

Roy Lichtenstein, Multiple Visions.

Roy Lichtenstein, Multiple Visions. Roy Lichtenstein. Multiple Visions. The exhibition at MUDEC - Museo delle Culture up to September 8th 2019 presents a new reading of Roy Lichtenstein, the great American artist’s work across 70 Editions - multiples, that played an important role in his whole artistic production. It consists of works from the 60s to the 90s, coming from American and European private museum collections. The project aims to present a wide selection of many themes, from cultures to...
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Best Exhibitions from around the world.

Best Exhibitions from around the world.

Best Exhibitions from around the world this month.  From Peter Saul to Paula Rego, from Toulouse to Milton Keynes, September boasts some stellar art at the world’s best institutions. One of the best exhibitions is that of Pop aficionado Peter Saul. He has set his sights on America’s 45th President. Saul invented his own language of paint and symbol back in the 1960s by allowing the horrors of Picasso’s Guernica to collide with the cartoonized forms of...
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Sotheby’s and Christie’s Announce Banksy Solos.

Sotheby’s and Christie’s Announce Banksy Solos.

Two For the Bank: Sotheby’s and Christie’s Announce Banksy Solos. September will see both Sotheby’s and Christie’s London outfits hosting online auctions exclusively offering work by the Bristol street art superstar. Last year saw the biggest verve around anonymous street artist, Banksy, for some time. He’s always been a headline-spawning machine, of course, but his self-shredding artwork generated the most market interest he’d seen for a few years. During an auction at Sotheby’s a print...
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Want to see The Mona Lisa? Get in Line.

Want to see The Mona Lisa? Get in Line.

Want to see The Mona Lisa? Get in Line. The Mona Lisa, Leonardo da Vinci’s famous painting has been moved to a new room in the Louvre while its usual home is renovated. That’s causing some commotion for visitors. PARIS — The Mona Lisa gets around.. In 1516, she was lugged out of Italy on the back of a mule by Leonardo da Vinci and ended up in France, where she became royal property. She...
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Eric Clapton’s addiction to the goodies.

Eric Clapton’s addiction to the goodies.

Eric Clapton's addiction to the goodies, inspired the Beatles. Eric Clapton's addiction to the goodies that inspired the Beatles.. The guitarist and his friend George Harrison also shared their love for sweets. It is known friendship that existed between George Harrison and Eric Clapton . The link between the two became so important that the author of "Tears in Heaven" was one of the few illustrious guests to a Beatles studio album, after displaying his subtle talent throughout "While...
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The Birds by Alfred Hitchcock’s Film Posters.

The Birds by Alfred Hitchcock’s Film Posters.

The Birds. Vertigo and Other Chilling Alfred Hitchcock Film Posters and Prints. Original Film Posters at Sotheby's - AUGUST  23rd to SEPTEMBER 5th  2019 | 2:00 PM | LONDON, UK. One of the 20th century's most iconic filmmakers - The Birds - Alfred Hitchcock remains a major, if mysterious, figure in the history of cinema. His films, famous for their technical brilliance and mastery of suspense, are highly regarded to this day by critics and...
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Artists Demand Removal of Works.

Artists Demand Removal of Works.

Artists demand removal of Works from Aichi Triennale, following censorship controversy. In an open letter sent to ARTnews on Tuesday morning, a group of artists called on the Aichi Triennale in Nagoya, Japan, to remove their works from the show. The open letter comes a week after the triennial took work off view, in a controversy that some have alleged is censorship. The letter is signed by Tania Bruguera, Pia Camil, Claudia Martínez Garay, Regina José Galindo,...
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The South Ledges, Appledore Island.

The South Ledges, Appledore Island.

The South Ledges, Appledore Island by Childe Hassam. Hassam spent many summers on Appledore Island off the coast of Maine. Every year, he and a circle of musicians, writers and other artists made an informal colony based at the home of his friend, the poet Celia Thaxter. In Thaxter's gardens and on the rocky beaches, Hassam used the flickering brushwork and brilliant colors he had adopted in France to capture the spangled light of Appledore's...
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Facial recognition on Terracotta Warriors crowd.

Facial recognition on Terracotta Warriors crowd.

Controversial facial recognition used on Terracotta Warriors crowds. The technology has been criticized after an investigation found it was used in shopping centers, museums and conference centers. Controversial facial recognition cameras were used during a number of high-profile events in Liverpool. An investigation into the in-depth CCTV found that the technology was in place during the Terracotta Warriors event at the World Museum after the venue received counter terrorism advice. The cameras have also reportedly been...
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New Creative Time leader from Dallas Contemporary.

New Creative Time leader from Dallas Contemporary.

New Creative Time leader from Dallas Contemporary. Creative Time, the New York-based nonprofit arts organization that is known for large-scale public art projects, has chosen Justine Ludwig, who has served as deputy director and chief curator at Dallas Contemporary, as its next executive director. The appointment ends a nine-month search for a new leader at Creative Time. Ms. Ludwig is to take up the post on June 15. Her predecessor, Katie Hollander, a Creative Time...
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”Gauguin: A Spiritual Journey”

”Gauguin: A Spiritual Journey”

''Gauguin: A Spiritual Journey'' In the first exhibition at the Fine Arts Museums dedicated to the work of Paul Gauguin (1848–1903), an exceptional display of more than fifty Gauguin paintings, wood carvings, and ceramics from the renowned collections of the Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, Copenhagen, will be on view for the first time in San Francisco. Gauguin: A Spiritual Journey presents these pieces alongside Oceanic art and Gauguin works on paper from the Fine Arts Museums’...
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New children’s laureate Cressida Cowell.

New children’s laureate Cressida Cowell.

New children’s laureate Cressida Cowell pledges to help poorest discover ‘magic of reading’. Cressida Cowell, the author best known for her stories about a young Viking on daunting quests, has decided to embark on a mission of her own to give the poorest children a chance to access the magic of reading. The writer of the How to Train Your Dragon books, which have been adapted into a series of films starring Jay Baruchel and featuring Gerard...
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Joyce Theater Ballet Festival’s Lineup.

Joyce Theater Ballet Festival’s Lineup.

Joyce Theater Ballet Festival has a starry Lineup. A high-profile group of international ballet stars from the Royal Ballet, the National Ballet of Canada, New York City Ballet and American Ballet Theater will come to the Joyce Theater from Aug. 6 through Aug. 18, for its 2019 Ballet Festival. Among the dancers: David Hallberg, Maria Kowroski, Robert Fairchild, Sarah Lamb and Joseph Gordon. The Joyce announced on Monday that the festival has been planned by Kevin O’Hare, the director of the...
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Tutankhamen Head Sells at Christie’s.

Tutankhamen Head Sells at Christie’s.

Tutankhamen Head Sells for $6 Million, Despite Protests from Egypt. Christie’s said the sale was legal. But Egypt’s government says the antiquity was looted and should be returned. An Egyptian quartzite head of the God Amen.  “It was smuggled. It belongs to Egypt,” said Magda Sakr, one of a dozen protesters gathered outside Christie’s auction house minutes before a stone head of the pharaoh Tutankhamen was set to be sold on Thursday night. “I believe...
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Virtual reality lets you get up with the Mona Lisa.

Virtual reality lets you get up with the Mona Lisa.

Virtual reality lets you get up close and personal with the Mona Lisa. The virtual reality experience will make the painting available not only to Louvre visitors but also to a global audience With 20,000 people pushing and shoving each day for a glimpse of that enigmatic smile, it can be difficult to find cheer on a visit to the Louvre to see the Mona Lisa. Now, however, for the first time people will be allowed...
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London Impressionist and Modern Art sales.

London Impressionist and Modern Art sales.

London Impressionist and Modern Sales. London’s biggest auction houses will hold their 20th Century sales this month. First up are the Impressionist and Modern Art sales at Christie’s and Sotheby’s. Impressionist and Modern auctions have historically provided some of the richest catalogues and most eye-catching sales in the big houses’ repertoires. 2019’s London sales are no exception. Monets and Picassos lead the way, as ever, but there are some significant works from other burgeoning favorites...
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Diego Rivera at Artists Embrace, San Antonio, Texas.

Diego Rivera at Artists Embrace, San Antonio, Texas.

Diego Rivera at Artists Embrace. McNay Art Museum, SAN ANTONIO | TEXAS | USA - MAY 16 - SEPTEMBER 15, 2019. For the past nine years, the McNay Art Museum has engaged students with a single work of art in the collection. This award-winning program invites students to respond creatively to a masterpiece in the holdings of the first modern art museum in Texas. This year, 1,549 students from 31 San Antonio area schools embraced Diego...
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The Time-Capsule: Warhol at the Whitney.

The Time-Capsule: Warhol at the Whitney.

The Time-Capsule: Andy Warhol at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York City, NY. Eighteenth century commentators made a nice distinction between ‘celebrity’ which they defined as fleeting achieved during but not outlasting one’s lifetime, and fame as a noble and fitting reward for great works, usually military valor or literary achievement, which would inspire posterity to virtuous emulation. – James Delbourgo. Andy Warhol was obsessed with celebrity and that obsession undoubtedly brought him...
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Gauguin Portraits at the Credit Suisse Exhibition.

Gauguin Portraits at the Credit Suisse Exhibition.

Gauguin Portraits at the Credit Suisse Exhibition. The National Gallery, ST. JAMES | LONDON | UK - OCTOBER 07, 2019 - JANUARY 26, 2020. The first ever exhibition devoted to the portraits of Paul Gauguin. Spanning the later years of his life and focusing solely on his portraits, this exhibition follows Gauguin’s move away from Impressionism towards Symbolism. By adding carefully selected attributes or placing the sitter into a suggestive context Paul Gauguin was able to make...
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The Geometric Abstraction of Viktor Vasarely.

The Geometric Abstraction of Viktor Vasarely.

The Geometric Abstraction of Viktor Vasarely. Victor Vasarely -- the Hungarian French artist, born in 1908 and dead in 1997 -- is also known as Győző Vásárhelyi. Most of his works are generally associated with Geometric Abstraction or Optical Art. The work entitled Zebra -- executed by the artist in the 1930s --  is considered by some critics, as one of the earliest examples of Op-art works by Vasarely. In 1987 the second Hungarian Vasarely...
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Wit and Beauty in French Prints.

Wit and Beauty in French Prints.

L'esprit: Exploring Wit and Beauty in French Prints. Kalamazoo Institute of Arts  KALAMAZOO | MICHIGAN | USA - JUNE 15 to AUGUST 25, 2019 Celebrate the joys and foibles of French society and culture between 1830 and 1930, when Paris was the world capital of artistic creativity, innovation and opportunity. The daily life of all people "from the city and country, rich and poor, famous and anonymous "grew to become a most popular subject. The...
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Recapture the Joy of Childhood with L.S. Lowry.

Recapture the Joy of Childhood with L.S. Lowry.

Recapture the Joy of Childhood in Lowry’s 'A Cricket Match'. Modern & Post-War British Art. 18–19 JUNE 2019 | LONDON, UK. In ‘A Cricket Match’, one of Britain’s best-loved artists, Laurence Stephen Lowry gives children centre stage as they play on the tough streets of an industrial northern city at the turn of the 20th century. Ahead of a glorious summer of cricket with England and Wales staging the ICC Cricket World Cup, the painting is an emotional...
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Etel Adnan et Les Modernes, in Mudam, Luxembourg.

Etel Adnan et Les Modernes, in Mudam, Luxembourg.

Etel Adnan et Les Modernes. Mudam Luxembourg, Musée d'Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean Luxembourg. JUNE 08, 2019 - SEPTEMBER 08, 2019.  Since the 1960s, the poet, writer and painter Etel Adnan has built up a body of work that makes significant links between the image and text; Eastern and Western cultures; Modernism and contemporary art. Her work reflects a sensitive, dynamic relationship with the world, exploring questions of landscape, abstraction, colour, writing, memory and history. Her exhibition at...
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Night Fever. Designing Club Culture.

Night Fever. Designing Club Culture.

Night Fever. Designing Club Culture 1960 – Today - Centro per l'Arte Contemporanea Luigi Pecci  PRATO | ITALY. JUNE 07, 2019-OCTOBER 06, 2019  Night Fever. Designing Club Culture 1960 – Today considers the history of clubbing, with examples ranging from Italian clubs of the 1960s, created by the protagonists of Radical Design, to the legendary Studio 54 created by Ian Schrager in New York (1977-80); from the Les Bains Douches by Philippe Starck in Paris (1978) to the...
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Two shows at MoMA and the Neue Galerie.

Two shows at MoMA and the Neue Galerie.

Two shows : Joan Miró at MoMA and the Neue Galerie’s self-Portrait survey are both filled with great works, but they forget to stick to their themes all the way through. Far be it from me to tell another curator what his or her show should cover. The curator picks the theme and makes the argument. I can only say whether or the not the theme was timely and the argument persuasive, ingenious and coherent....
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Notre-Dame has enchanted Artists for centuries.

Notre-Dame has enchanted Artists for centuries.

Notre-Dame, the Medieval Cathedral, has enchanted artists for centuries. Notre-Dame Cathedral is one of Paris’ most important monuments. Completed with much fanfare in the middle of the 14th century, the fantastic Medieval cathedral has served several purposes during its 850-year history. As the seat of the city’s archbishop, Notre-Dame is Paris’ premier Catholic Church. However, as a gem of Gothic architecture famous for its sky-high stature, enchanting collection of gargoyles, and beautiful rose windows, the cathedral’s cultural significance transcends...
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Digital art eclipses painting in Ralph Rugoff,

Digital art eclipses painting in Ralph Rugoff,

Digital art eclipses painting in Ralph Rugoff's 'mightily impressive' Venice Biennale show. With multi-artist spaces and the split between the Arsenale and Giardini, May You Live in Interesting Times offers a new way of looking at a biennial exhibition. “Entering the future is a massive health hazard.” So says the voiceover of Hito Steyerl’s This Is the Future, her digital video installation in the Arsenale, one of the two main  Venice Biennale.  Venice Biennale venues. The same...
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The Turner 2019: a dull, unadventurous shortlist.

The Turner 2019: a dull, unadventurous shortlist.

The Turner 2019: ‘A dull, unadventurous shortlist’ The Turner prize breaks new boundaries this year. It brings us what may quite possibly be the most visually dull, imaginatively unadventurous, politically obedient and joylessly worthy shortlist that I can remember. The Turner prize breaks new boundaries this year. It brings us what may quite possibly be the most visually dull, imaginatively unadventurous, politically obedient and joylessly worthy shortlist that I can remember. Prepare for the long...
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Gorham, designing brilliance from 1850 to 1970.

Gorham, designing brilliance from 1850 to 1970.

Gorham, the former Rhode Island powerhouse that was once the world’s largest silver manufacturer. Just under a foot tall and flecked with copper and brass, a japanesque silver vase of 1879 set Elizabeth A. Williams on a years-long quest to uncover the all-but-forgotten history of Gorham, the former Rhode Island powerhouse that was once the world’s largest silver manufacturer but today exists in name only. “It happened long ago and this is the vase that...
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Lyra McKee, the courageous writer.

Lyra McKee, the courageous writer.

Lyra McKee: Courageous writer is confronting bigotry with humanity. Four years ago Lyra McKee wrote a typically eloquent and insightful piece about the “illusion” of peace in Northern Ireland. “With the signing of the Good Friday agreement, my generation, the children and grandchildren of the civil rights protesters were told we would be the first to enjoy peace in decades,” she wrote. “But just because we’re not at war any more doesn’t mean the shadow...
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