November 25, 2020

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A Series of Animated Paper Video Games Evokes Digital Nostalgia

 Perhaps no video game has evidenced the necessity of escapism in modern life more than Animal Crossing at the beginning of the pandemic. Players worldwide dove into the fictional universe to avoid the anxiety of daily life, a coping mechanism that a new animation by Austin-based creator Eric Power beautifully encapsulates. Set to a

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LACMA unveiled a new Alex Prager sculptural installation depicting a raucous office holiday party.

Installation view of Alex Prager: Farewell, Work Holiday Parties at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, November 21, 2020–January 3, 2021. Photo © Museum Associates/LACMA, photos by Joshua White/JWPictures.com. The Los Angeles County Museum of Art is unveiling a new sculptural installation just in time for this year’s isolated holiday season. Alex Prager’s Farewell, Work

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Subversively Elegant Portraits of Indigenous People Drawn on Repurposed Ledgers by Artist Chris Pappan

“Axiom” (2016), mixed media on ledger, 16 x 16 inches. All images © Chris Pappan, shared with permission In his mixed-media portraits, Chicago-based artist Chris Pappan draws on the tradition of ledger art, a practice that flourished among Native populations throughout the Great Plains from around 1850 to 1920. Rooted in narratives, the renderings depicted

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Black Friday: Everything Azure is 25% Off

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England Has Boosted Its Provision For Culture in the Next Financial Year—But a Public Sector Pay Freeze Has Set Union Reps on Edge

The UK government has announced its highly anticipated spending review, which details how much money it will spend on public services, including museums, over the next financial year. The outcome: a bump for the department that oversees culture spending, but a pay freeze for public-sector workers that has concerned union representatives. In a speech today,

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Hong Kong’s Art Market Emerges from a Tumultuous Year with Optimism

Installation view of “The Palm at the End of the Mind” at Blindspot Gallery, 2020. Courtesy of Blindspot Gallery. It’s been a difficult time for the Hong Kong art world. After the pro-democracy protests last year, the city was jolted by the cancellation of Art Basel in Hong Kong in March, confronted with the news

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